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February 16, 2017
On January 18, the Graduate School hosted its first daylong event focusing on graduate student success. Drawing approximately 90 graduate students and postdocs, this event, “Invest in Your Future: A Graduate School Success Symposium,” featured an entire day of workshops on a variety of topics, including career development, funding, writing and research, and time and stress management.
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February 7, 2017
The University of Maryland provides a positive overall experience for international graduate students, according to a study administered by the Graduate School in Fall 2016. 79% of the respondents felt their overall experience at the University of Maryland has been satisfactory and 84% would recommend UMD to others.
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November 29, 2016
Adam Behrens, a 2015 PhD graduate from the Fischell Department of Bioengineering, has been given honorable mention in the 2016 Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering for his dissertation, titled “Polymeric Materials for Hemostatic and Surgical Sealant Applications.” Behrens’s dissertation was selected among the top 3 from more than 45 dissertations from institutions throughout the United States and Canada.
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November 29, 2016
The University of Maryland recently received a five-year, $3 million National Science Foundation grant to help researchers in the life sciences learn how to transform the massive amounts of raw data made possible by the advent of powerful new technologies into useful information from which new biological insights can be inferred. Full release available online.
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November 8, 2016
The Graduate School has dramatically extended its programming for graduate students this semester, adding new professional and career development initiatives and providing training for students to secure external funding. This new programming is designed to equip them with additional tools to be successful throughout the course of their studies and be better prepared for their future careers.
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October 24, 2016
In September, the University of Maryland observed National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) for the first time. Sponsored by the university’s newly-formed Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, a collaboration between the Graduate School, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Graduate School hosted several events allowing postdocs from across campus to network and learn about resources available to postdocs at the University of Maryland.
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October 10, 2016
Gabriele Betancourt-Martinez, a PhD candidate in astronomy, is the University of Maryland’s representative in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, sponsored by Universitas 21, an international network of research universities.
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September 13, 2016
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September 13, 2016
The University of Maryland has been named a Top 100 Minority Degree Producerby Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. UMD ranked No. 28 overall for conferring the most undergraduate degrees to minority students and No. 12 overall for graduate and professional degrees. 
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September 8, 2016
The Graduate School welcomed approximately 1800 new students to campus in its annual new graduate student orientation, held August 22. Beginning with warm welcomes from University of Maryland President Wallace Loh and Jeffrey Franke, interim dean of the Graduate School, the new students received an introduction to the University of Maryland, the Graduate School, and all the benefits of a graduate education from the University of Maryland.

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