Robert Deluty, Graduate School, Publishes His 45th Book

Robert Deluty, associate dean of the graduate school, has published a new volume of poetry, “Gifts in Disguise.” In his review, Joseph DeVitis writes: “Robert Deluty’s poems give us quick, yet profound, glimpses into the old adage that ‘things aren’t usually what they seem.’ He incorporates and transcends that theme because he wants us to look at things as if they could be otherwise. Deluty urges us to become wider awake, to feel and reflect upon everyday experiences so that we might repair the damages in our lives. He is a remarkably hopeful poet who pulls us up when we … Continue reading Robert Deluty, Graduate School, Publishes His 45th Book

Robert Deluty, Graduate School, Publishes His 44th Book

Robert Deluty, associate dean of the graduate school, has published a new volume of poetry, “Rock Piles and Cathedrals.” In his review, Ronald Pies writes: “Robert Deluty’s marvelous new collection of poems takes, as its leitmotif, Saint-Exupery’s observation that ‘A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.’ This is reminiscent of Michelangelo’s revelation that his art aimed at freeing the ‘inner statue’ from within the rough marble. So, too, with Deluty’s observations, in which he perceives the inner light, concealed within so many of … Continue reading Robert Deluty, Graduate School, Publishes His 44th Book

NSF PROMISE AGEP Grant Funded; UMBC is Lead Partner

UMBC is pleased to announce that the National Science Foundation grant for PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) has been funded. UMBC is the lead campus on this University System of Maryland-wide, $1.75 million, 3.5 year grant. UMBC’s primary partners will continue to be the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and all of the campuses within the USM will participate. Signature programs will continue with funding for graduate students from USM’s campuses to attend activities such as Dissertation House and Summer Success Institute (SSI). Programming and mentoring for postdoctoral fellows … Continue reading NSF PROMISE AGEP Grant Funded; UMBC is Lead Partner

Robert Deluty, Graduate School, Publishes his 41st Book

Robert Deluty, associate dean of the Graduate School, has published a new book, titled “Entering Through the Window.” In his review, physician, poet, and writer Ronald Pies writes, “Robert Deluty’s poems truly do ‘enter through the window,’ surprising and sometimes startling us into new awareness. At times, we experience these short poems with the intensity of a Zen koan; at times, with the power of a perfectly timed joke, as in ‘Yom Kippur/ the quarter-Jewish man/ skipping dessert’ or ‘offered horseradish/ their teen declines, stating/ she’s a vegan.’ As we have come to expect with this prolific poet of the … Continue reading Robert Deluty, Graduate School, Publishes his 41st Book

Robert Deluty, Graduate School, Publishes His 40th Book

Robert Deluty, associate dean of the graduate school, has published a new volume of poetry, The Knife and the Pumpkin.  In his review, Ronald Pies writes: “Robert Deluty’s latest collection of poems takes its title from an intriguing comment by the novelist, Simone Schwarz-Bart: ‘Only the knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin.’ Physicians and therapists might be put in mind of a kindred statement by Sophocles: ‘A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife.’ Both sayings teach us that, sometimes, there is no avoiding pain in getting to the … Continue reading Robert Deluty, Graduate School, Publishes His 40th Book

Robert Deluty, Graduate School, Publishes His 39th Book

Robert Deluty, associate dean of the graduate school and associate professor of psychology, has published a new volume of poetry, “The Inventor as Observer.” In his review, Richard M. Berlin writes: “In his 39th book, Robert Deluty continues his long record as the contemporary poet whose work is guaranteed to make me laugh out loud one minute and bring tears to my eyes the next.  His craft has evolved to what seems like an effortless level of mastery in poems filled with sly observations, surprise, word play, and his trademark warmth and wit.  Who else could write a book that … Continue reading Robert Deluty, Graduate School, Publishes His 39th Book

Robert Deluty, Graduate School, in The Faculty Voice

Robert Deluty, associate dean of the Graduate School, has published 23 poems in the October 2012 issue of The Faculty Voice. All of the poems have an academic theme and all previously appeared in one of Dr. Deluty’s published books.  The poems are written in senryu, a form of short poetry of Japanese origin similar to haiku. Poems include: inquiring how to reference tweets. in his term paper and young art student struggling to control the strokes. painting his first nude All of the poems, which appeared in the October 30 issue of the newsletter, can be read here. Continue reading Robert Deluty, Graduate School, in The Faculty Voice

Robert Deluty, Graduate School, Publishes His 36th Book

Robert Deluty, associate dean of the graduate school, has published a new book of poetry, “Particles of Life.” In his review, Dr. Ronald Pies writes: “In the Jewish mystical tradition, it is mankind’s task to release the hidden ‘sparks’ of divinity that are trapped within the material world. In his wonderful new collection of poems, Robert Deluty achieves something akin to this, by releasing the poetry within the common ‘particles of life.’ This, Dr. Deluty accomplishes with his usual blend of humor, sharp-eyed realism, and deeply humane understanding.” Copies of “Particles of Life,” as well as of Deluty’s other books, … Continue reading Robert Deluty, Graduate School, Publishes His 36th Book

Campus-wide Professional Development Seminars for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

From Renetta Tull, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Development and Director, PROMISE Dear Colleagues, The Graduate School and the PROMISE Program are sponsoring more than 20 professional development seminars for all graduate students throughout 2011-2012. There are seminars on teaching, the IRB, how to teach at a Community College and receive a stipend (through the PROF-it program), a Saturday seminar on developing fellowship and funding applications, leadership workshops, and the Dissertation House for Ph.D. Candidates. This list of activities can be found at http://promisesuccessseminars.wordpress.com/umbc-grad-student-success-seminars/. Some of the current and future workshops (to be added) will cover hot topics such as … Continue reading Campus-wide Professional Development Seminars for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows