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posted on: 03 Feb 2010

Source: The Diamondback

"GSG says taking leave can ruin budding academic careers. Graduate student leaders are calling for the creation of a fund that would offer benefits equivalent to maternity and paternity leave for graduate assistants, replacing a procedure students worry could endanger their academic careers." Read the full article at the Diamondback More about:Graduate assistants seek maternity leave help

posted on: 03 Feb 2010

Source: The Diamondback

"University President Dan Mote backs combination of life and physical sciences schools. A committee met for the first time Friday to discuss the possibility of combining the colleges of chemical and life sciences and computer, mathematical and physical sciences, which top administrators say will increase collaboration among departments." Read the full article at the Diamondback More about:Science colleges to study merger

posted on: 29 Jan 2010

Source: The Diamondback

"The university is close to purchasing The Washington Post Company's College Park plant, potentially saving the 22.4 acres of forest known as the Wooded Hillock near Comcast Center originally planned for development." Read the full article at the Diamondback More about:If university purchases plant, Wooded Hillock may be safe

posted on: 27 Jan 2010

Source: Graduate Student Government

Nominate yourself or a deserving fellow graduate student for the University Graduate Student Distinguished Service Award. Deadline Feb. 15 More about:Call for Nominations for Graduate Student Distinguished Service Award

posted on: 27 Jan 2010

Source: Learning Assistance Services

Structured Groups for the Writing Process, specifically for graduate students whose primary language is not English. The support group will review steps for the writing process, sentence skills and basic evaluation of student's writing. More about:Writing Process Support Groups for Spring Semester

posted on: 27 Jan 2010

Source: Office of Information Technology

The Sloan Consortium is an institutional and professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education, and helping institutions and individual educators improve the quality, scale, and breadth of online education. More about:Sloan-C January/February Online Workshops Open for Registration

posted on: 19 Jan 2010

Source: FYI

The nomination deadline for the 2010 Celebration of Women has been moved to Friday, January 29, 2010. More about:PCWI Award Nomination Deadline Update

posted on: 13 Jan 2010

Source: Health Center

H1N1 and Seasonal Flu Vaccine is available for UMCP Students/Faculty/Staff AND family members (ages 8 + up) More about:H1N1 and Seasonal Flu Vaccine available

post categories: Announcements

posted on: 21 Dec 2009

Source: Graduate English Organization

The Graduate English Organization invites 300-500 abstracts for its third annual interdisciplinary graduate conference, "Nomenclature," to be held March 5-6, 2010. More about:Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on "Nomenclature"

posted on: 18 Dec 2009

Source: Graduate Service Announcements

The Office of Extended Studies seeks a GA for a 12-month position starting the Spring 2010 semester. More about:Office of Extended Studies Seeking a Graduate Assistant: Deadline Jan. 6, 2010

posted on: 18 Dec 2009

Source: Graduate Service Announcements

Learning Assistance Services announces "From Start to Finish: Structured Groups for the Writing Process," specifically for graduate students whose primary language is not English. More about:Writing Process Support Groups for Spring Semester

posted on: 18 Dec 2009

Source: Graduate Student Government

GSG Assembly elections are still several months away, but if your department is missing one or more of its representatives, you can do something about it now! More about:Represent Your Program!

posted on: 16 Dec 2009

Source: Diamondback

"University officials are considering the possibility of third-party billing for the University Health Center that would allow students to finance their visits to the center through their private health insurance coverage, causing some to question how the proposal could impact insurance-less students." Read the full article over at the Diamondback. More about:Students worry change in billing may hurt uninsured

posted on: 14 Dec 2009

Source: Diamondback

"Two graduate students alleged a recent report arguing graduate assistants shouldn't be allowed to unionize was marred by an anti-labor bias and distorted the views of members of a committee created to resolve the issue." Read the full article at the Diamondback More about:Graduate students contend state report had anti-labor bias

posted on: 14 Dec 2009

Source: Diamondback

"Tired of dealing with inaccessible buildings, overworked counselors and an administration disabled students say is too slow in addressing their grievances, students are banding together to create a group they say will advocate on behalf of the university's disabled population." Read the full article at the Diamondback More about:Disabled students form union for lobbying, social events

posted on: 13 Dec 2009

Source: Diamondback

The Wooded Hillock gained significant support when the University Senate joined the SGA and GSG by voting to save the forest land near Comcast Center from development. More about:The Senate joins the SGA and GSG to save Hillock

posted on: 12 Dec 2009

Source: Graduate Student Service Announcements

There will be changes to the schedule for Shuttle-UM service during Finals week (Dec. 11-20). More about:Shuttle-UM Service Schedules for Finals Week and Intersemester and Winter Term

posted on: 12 Dec 2009

Source: Graduate Student Service Announcements

DOTS Spring Permit Registration begins on Friday, Dec. 11 online and on an walk-in basis. More about:Spring Parking Permit Registration Begins Friday, Dec. 11

posted on: 12 Dec 2009

Source: Graduate Student Service Announcements

Online registration has begun for Winter Break Transportation to New Jersey and New York. More about:Winter Break Transportation to New Jersey and New York

posted on: 12 Dec 2009

Source: Diamondback

"In an effort to make the university more family-friendly, the University Senate overwhelmingly approved a plan to allow tenured and tenure-track faculty to assume part-time positions while raising young children at their meeting yesterday." Read the full article at the Diamondback More about:University Senate approves family-friendly policy

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