Astronomy Colloquium for 2019-09-11

Series: Astronomy Colloquium
Date: Wednesday 11-Sep-2019
Time: 16:05-17:00 (4:05-5:00 pm)
Location: ATL 2400
Speaker: Dr. Kimberly Griffin (University of Maryland)
Title: Understanding and Improving our Developmental Relationships

While mentoring is often recommended and relied upon as a way to support and train students and junior scholars, these relationships are often misunderstood and engaged in ways that are ineffective and unsatisfying. As a result, the positive outcomes associated with mentoring are often unrealized, and many faculty and students are dissatisfied with their relationships. This talk presents mentoring theory and research that can promote stronger relationships, unpacking common misunderstandings and offering key dimensions of effective mentor-mentee interactions.

Colloquia are usually preceded by espresso and ice cream at 1:45 pm outside room PSC 1150 and are followed by an informal reception at 5:15 pm in that room. Anyone interested in talking with the speaker, or being added to the colloquium announcement email list, should contact the colloquium organizer. Lunch will normally be reserved for the speaker to talk to graduate students. Anyone asking a question during a talk is asked to raise their hand and be acknowledged before speaking.

Colloquium Organizer: Prof. Richard Mushotzy


Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling (301) 405-3001. It would be appreciated if we are notified at least one week in advance.


Directions and information about parking can be found here.

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