May 25, 2017
Marisa Franco graduates this spring with a Ph.D. in Psychology and has accepted a tenure-track faculty position at Georgia State University. She is a success story for Maryland and the Graduate School because she was a participant in many of its programs for underrepresented doctoral students on the path to the professoriate.
May 23, 2017
In the past year, the Graduate School (GS) has expanded the range of workshops it offers to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, adding sessions on topics ranging from time management to writing a grant proposal to identifying transferable skills. The goal of the effort has been twofold: to offer more holistic support to the students and scholars the GS serves and to begin designing clear pathways for students to follow to reach their degrees and beyond.
May 20, 2017
On May 18, The Graduate School and Interim Dean Jeffrey Franke, celebrated the accomplishments of our graduating doctoral students, with keynote speaker and Dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Dr. Jayanth R. Banavar.
May 17, 2017
The Graduate School honored its 2016-17 fellowship and award winners at the annual Fellowship and Award Celebration, held on May 11. This celebration recognizes students, faculty, and staff who receive funding and awards honoring excellence in scholarship, mentoring, and service to the UMD graduate community.
April 28, 2017
Come join the Graduate School for our events on Maryland Day, the University of Maryland’s annual public open house.
Stop by our tent on McKeldin Mall to learn more about how the Graduate School enables student success for the University of Maryland’s nearly 11,000 graduate students and join us for the following activities:
Be a GradTerp!
Experience what it is like to be a real GradTerp by trying on graduation regalia and taking photos.
April 27, 2017
A Graduate School-sponsored education and research collaboration about noted 19th century writer, orator, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass between the University of Maryland and University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland has resulted in the publication of a new book.
April 12, 2017
Twenty-four undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni from the University of Maryland have been selected for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, along with 31 honorable mentions. The prestigious award, which recognizes exceptional graduate students who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as social and behavioral science, is the country’s oldest graduate fellowship program.
April 10, 2017
Doctoral candidate Samuel Ramsey won the University of Maryland’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Ramsey, a student in the Department of Entomology, was selected by a panel of judges from nine UMD finalists during a live competition held April 5 during Graduate Research Appreciation Day.
April 5, 2017
Four University of Maryland graduate students have been awarded the Big 10 Academic Alliance/Smithsonian Institution Fellowship for 2017. These one-year fellowships are offered by the Graduate Deans of the Big 10 Academic Alliance in partnership with the Smithsonian’s Office of Fellowships and Internships and are awarded to outstanding doctoral candidates from Big 10 institutions who intend to conduct research using Smithsonian collections, facilities or experts in cooperation with at least one Smithsonian advisor.
March 31, 2017
The Graduate School is hosting the fourth annual Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition during Graduate Research Appreciation Day (GRAD) on April 5. The 3MT competition challenges doctoral students to communicate the significance of their research projects to an educated, non-specialist audience in just three minutes. The nine finalists for the UMD competition will present live on April 5 from 3-4 pm in the Charles Carroll Room of the Stamp Student Union.
The finalists for the 2017 contest are: