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Celebration of Doctoral Graduates

May 2019 Celebration of Doctoral Graduates invitation

Spring 2019 Celebration of Doctoral Graduates

Monday, May 20, 2019, Noon-2 pm
Orem Hall, Riggs Alumni Center


The Graduate School is holding a campus-wide doctoral graduate celebration luncheon to the accomplishments of doctoral graduates on our campus.  The Graduate School regards doctoral education and doctoral students as among our highest priorities. The global reputation of UMD as a premier research institution depends on the accomplishments of our doctoral students while they are in their academic programs and, especially, following their graduation. The Graduate School wants to honor the Spring 2019 doctoral graduates and to celebrate that achievement with the doctoral graduates and deans, associate deans, alumni, faculty, staff across campus.

In addition to inviting doctoral graduates, we invite each of them to bring a faculty mentor or advisor and one personal guest to the event. We have retained a professional photographer who, during the event, will take a complimentary picture of each graduate with his or her advisor and guest. The Graduate School will email attendees the full album of photographs approximately 5-10 business days after the event.


Robert L. Gallucci is a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University and was Chairman of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University SAIS. He was Director of the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress and for five years President of the MacArthur Foundation.  Previously, he had more than twenty years of government service as Ambassador at Large, Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Deputy Executive Chairman of UNSCOM, the UN organization charged with the disarmament of Iraq after the first Gulf War, and Deputy Director General of the MFO, the Sinai peacekeeping force. He earned a PhD at Brandeis University and authored Neither Peace Nor Honor: US Military Policy in Viet-Nam and co-authored Going Critical: the First North Korean Nuclear Crisis.


Registration for this event is required and can be done online at Please be sure to register for this event by May 13, 2019.  We request that doctoral graduates confirm the attendance and meal selections of their mentor/advisor and invited guest BEFORE completing the registration form. If you register and are no longer able to attend, please email the event organizer at  A full menu is below.



Little Gem Salad

Served with grilled seasoned squash, toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds with a lemon vinaigrette


Option 1: Traditional Yellow Curry
This is our vegetarian/vegan option.  It is served with zucchini, squash and basmati rice.

Option 2: Seared Chicken Breast
Herbed chicken au jus and vegetable risotto and fresh seasonal vegetables

Option 3: Herb Crusted Salmon
With lemon buerre blanc and served with vegetable risotto and fresh seasonal vegetables

DESSERT and Beverages

Chocolate Italian Zabaglione Torte

With strawberry sherry coulis

Refreshmentswater, iced tea, Starbucks Coffee and Assortment of Hot Teas

Doctoral Graduates, please note that regalia is not required.

Parking Information:
From May 15, 2019- May 25, 2019:  Any vehicle with OR without a current DOTS permit/CLPR may park in Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, and 16 ( . Faculty/Staff Lots and meters are enforced as usual.  It is recommended that attendees park in Lot 1, which is very close to the event venue.  For parking maps, rules and regulations, please go to: transportation.umd.eduPlease note that The Graduate School is not responsible for any parking tickets that attendees may receive.  

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the event organizer at


Contact Information

The Graduate School, University of Maryland

2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742