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posted on: 02 Dec 2011

Source: The Diamondback

"With a parking shortage looming in the coming years, Department of Transportation Services officials have turned to the RHA to come up with a system for determining which underclassmen can take the limited available on-campus spaces." More about:RHA to develop parking spot allocation plan

post categories: Transportation

posted on: 05 Dec 2011

Source: The Diamondback

"In an effort to make frequently used bus stops more inviting, the RHA, DOTS and Facilities Management have teamed up to install three new bus shelters on the campus." More about:RHA, DOTS, Facilities Management build new bus shelters

post categories: Transportation

posted on: 06 Dec 2011

Source: The Diamondback

"A new Dining Services initiative will allow students to buy a takeout container they can bring back in. The North and South Campus dining halls will debut a test set of 1,000 reusable plastic containers during the next few weeks." More about:Dining Services to offer students new, reusable containers

post categories: Strategic Plan, Sustainability

posted on: 07 Dec 2011

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

"Doctoral students in the United States are finishing their degrees faster than at any point since at least 1983. But that's not actually saying much. Their average time-to-degree is still a formidable 7.7 years and that, of course, is for the students who manage to finish at all. By some estimates, more than 30 percent of the students who enter American doctoral programs walk away empty-handed." More about:Help to the Finish Line: Ways to Reduce the Number of Ph.D. Dropouts

post categories: Committees, Education, Mentorship, Ph.D. Completion, Research

posted on: 08 Dec 2011

Source: The Diamondback

"On the heels of Oakland Hall's debut, university officials announced their plans to replace the aging Carroll, Caroline and Wicomico Halls with a $66 million air-conditioned, eco-conscious dorm dubbed Prince Frederick Hall." More about:New $66M dormitory to arrive in fall 2014

posted on: 09 Dec 2011

Source: DOTS

"Online registration has begun for Winter Break Transportation to New Jersey and New York. The Department of Transportation Services provides transportation to Metropark, NJ and Port Authority, NY for Winter Break. Seating is usually very limited for this trip, so sign up early! " More about:Winter Break Transportation

post categories: Transportation, Winter break

posted on: 09 Dec 2011

Source: Graduate Student Government

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The Graduate Student Government seeks a Webmaster to manage the content and application of the GSG website. The website aims to be an archive of many GSG activities, such as Assembly meetings, financial documents, and events. More about:GSG Webmaster Position

post categories: Jobs

posted on: 12 Dec 2011

Source: U.S.News

"The recent economic troubles have sparked four trends that are worsening immediate financial hurdles for almost anyone considering graduate school, causing applications to many graduate programs to fall." More about:6 Hopeful and 4 Scary Trends for Grad School Grants

post categories: Careers, Discounts, Education, Finances, Jobs, Research, Tuition & Fees

posted on: 15 Dec 2011

Source: Diamondback

"Although the new GRE has proved to be a more difficult test for aspiring graduate students, universities across the country including this one are now grappling with how to compare scores between the new and old test." More about:Graduate programs prepare to compare new GRE scores

post categories: Education, Survey

posted on: 17 Dec 2011

Source: Graduate Student Government

Graduate Research Interaction Day 2012 will take place all day on April 11th 2012. This year session will include exciting presentations and posters from University of Maryland graduate students of diverse disciplines and backgrounds. Students will share their research, obtain valuable faculty and peer feedback, and hone their conference presentation skills within the comfort of their own campus environment. More about:GRID 2012 Announcement

post categories: Announcements, GRID, Research

posted on: 19 Dec 2011

Source: Center for Teaching Excellence

The Center for Teaching Excellence has an immediate opening for a graduate assistant to coordinate communications and archive. CTE a unit within the Office of Undergraduate Studies, is the central campus partner for enhancing undergraduate teaching and learning and offers a large portfolio of programs that support pedagogy, course design, assessment, and effective use of technologies for learning. More about:CTE Funded Graduate Student Assistantship Available Spring 2012

post categories: GA Announcements, Jobs

posted on: 20 Dec 2011

Source: Graduate Student Life

"The Maryland Alumni Association has multiplied its scholarship offerings and expanded them beyond incoming students. The Alumni Association will provide 5 scholarships of $3,000 to graduate students next fall." More about:Alumni Association Scholarships for Graduate Students: DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2012

post categories: Announcements, Education, Graduate Student Life, Grants & Awards, Alumni

posted on: 22 Dec 2011

Source: Graduate Student Government

The Graduate Student Government GRID Planning Committee (GPC) is seeking a graduate student to serve as GRID Coordinator for the planning and production of GRID 2012 to be held on April 11, 2012. The position appointment period is from January 24, 2012  April 13, 2011 with approximately 5 hours per week at $16/hour with potentially increased hours approaching the day of the event. Scheduling of hours per week is flexible. More about:GRID Planning Coordinator

post categories: GRID, Jobs

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