Tag Archive: UMET

Puerto Rico Forum: “Primer foro sobre publicaciones academicas de la Universidad Metropolitana”

This weekend, I enjoyed participating in two events: 1) “Primer foro sobre publicaciones academicas de la Universidad Metropolitana” with faculty (I served on the panel, and listened to outcomes from a PROMISE workshop… Continue reading

Work Hard, Play Hard … My Staff and I in Puerto Rico

This past weekend, my Graduate Assistants and I were in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the Ana G. Mendez University System Research Symposium.  I’ve been to Puerto Rico before since I regularly work… Continue reading

October in Puerto Rico

It is wonderful to be in Puerto Rico again.  Even though I was just here last month, I enjoy the opportunity to work on this beautiful island.  Last week, I was with the… Continue reading

I’m part of a “Grad School Admissions & Retention” Revolution. I’m “on tour!”

This “Travel” season is unlike any other! I’ve been blessed to be invited to speak at a number of schools and conferences about graduate school admissions and retention, and this year, I’m a… Continue reading

“Adopted” Students & Great Colleagues

The Research Symposium has ended for 2010, and my voice is hoarse … that hasn’t happened in a while.  I was thrilled to be able to participate in this year’s program. I was… Continue reading

Back in Puerto Rico: A dinner meeting and a live lobster

Yes, I am back in Puerto Rico, and it is HOT down here! Tomorrow, I will be chairing a “Graduate School Orientation” which is a session on admissions procedures and programs for research… Continue reading

Semanas 3 y 3.5 en San Juan – Feb 2010

This past week was filled with lots of hard work, a measure of stress, a measure of relief, and moments of fun! In all, I think that it was quite balanced!  We had… Continue reading

A mi hogar

Today I go home! Adios to the warm tropics. Hola to the cold. It was a good trip and as much as I liked it, I’m ready to go home. 🙂 I have… Continue reading

Mi Última Noche (my last night)

Today was my last day at UMET for this trip! I had a wonderful time. My hosts and I presented our results to the Chancellor and then we went out to dinner. The… Continue reading

San Sebastián y Lares

Today we had a wonderful adventure. The day started out in an interesting way … I was driving to the campus and I made a wrong turn. Yes, I was lost! Once I… Continue reading

Conferencia: estudiantes, profesores y comiunidad

Conferencia: estudiantes, profesores y comiunidad … Conference: students, professors, and community. I am priviledged to be in Puerto Rico during a time of discussion about globalization and culture. The conference is presented by… Continue reading

Muchos lugares

Host and colleague in Palmas del Mar One of the kioskos (kiosks) in Luquillo (near Fajardo) On the patio at the home of my host. At the clock in Caguas, across from “Dulce… Continue reading

Mi cancion para esta dia

Mi cancion para esta dia … my song for this day. It is Sunday again, and I had planned to go to see the mother of one of my students who passed away… Continue reading

Piñones y Fajardo

http://gopuertorico.about.com/od/therusticexperience/p/Pinones.htm Today was a day full of rich culture. My host of the day was a teacher that I met at a conference in Utah last Fall. We happened to be sitting at… Continue reading

Trabajando

Trabajando – working. Today, I was working with students for most of the morning and I had meetings in the afternoon. I gave a talk yesterday and today I had a “Coffee Hour”… Continue reading

¿Ayudo?

¿Ayudo? This literally means “I help?” I was struggling with my keys outside of the gate today and a gentleman asked “¿Ayudo?” I realized that he was asking me if I needed help,… Continue reading

Estoy Cansada

Today I am home early, recovering from a bit of laryngitis so my communication for most of the day was via text messaging. It cleared up a bit yesterday, but I had meetings… Continue reading

Viejo San Juan, Inauguration

Yesterday, I started my day by doing laundry so that I could have some clean clothes for the week. I was invited to a reception for a visiting Fulbright Scholar from the American… Continue reading

Extra fotos de sabado

(Extra photos from Saturday.) I forgot to add these photos. These murals on are the walls of a building in Rio Piedras.

La Fiesta de la Calle San Sebastián

This afternoon I went to La Fiesta de la Calle San Sebastián. It was a festival on the Calle de San Sebastián (San Sebastián street) in Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan.) This… Continue reading

Comiendo en Río Piedras (Eating in Plaza del Mercado de Río Piedras)

Esta tardes, estuve en Río Piedras con una de mis estudiantes de Maryland quien estaba nació en Puerto Rico. Fuimos a almuerzo en la cafeteria en la Plaza del Mercado. La comida fue… Continue reading

Está lloviendo mucho

Está lloviendo mucho … it is raining alot! It was raining last night, and again this morning at 5:30 (it woke me up), and throughout the day, and when I was on my… Continue reading

Lo pongo aqui

Lo pongo aqui … “I put it here.” That’s what I said to the man that I helped at the train station this morning. He was trying to refill his farecard for the… Continue reading

Mi almuerzo (my lunch)

Today I ate lunch with a colleague in the cafeteria on campus. Yesterday, my hosts gave me a very nice square lunch bag (it’s like a small bookbag/knapsack for food), so I decided… Continue reading

El tren

I just finished with my meetings for the morning and a quick lunch. I usually eat lunch in my office, but was determined to do something different … so I went outside to… Continue reading

Mi primera noche

I arrived in Puerto Rico this afternoon and was treated to wonderful, warm hospitality by my hosts from Universidad Metropolitana. The weather was hot (for me) but warm by Puerto Rican standards …… Continue reading