Sign–up for May Commencement is ongoing. In order to sign-up you must have submitted your diploma application. The deadline for commencement sign-up is March 13th for doctoral students and March 31st for Master’s students.
Details will come by email following submission of the diploma application which can be found on the Student Forms page. If you are graduating in September and would like to walk in May Commencement submit your diploma application ASAP.
If you have questions regarding Commencement sign-up please contact Dan Stultz at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, email and degree program.
Please see the Commencement page for additional details and regalia ordering.
The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences will be hosting Webinars for prospective applicants considering enrollment in the M.S. in Oral Health Sciences (OHS) program on April 8. For more information see Prospective Students Webinar page.
Boston University (BU) is one of seventeen institutions to receive the prestigious Broadening Experience in Scientific Training (BEST) award by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The five-year, $1.8 million award will provide biomedical research trainees from across the University with enhanced training to help PhD students and postdoctoral trainees prepare for careers beyond conventional academic research.
BEST Launch Reception Tuesday 11/18 in Hiebert Lounge 4-5:30.
There will be an open session for all GMS International students on Monday 10/20 in L307 entitled “Aademic Code of Conduct: Plagiarism & Cheating”.
The Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences Office of Postdoctoral Affairs cordially invites BUMC postdocs, their PI’s and Administrative staff who support postdocs to attend the National Postdoc Appreciation Week celebration activities (Sept. 17 – 21) which include “Careers in Communicating Science: Journals, Blogs, Netcasts and Tweets” Talk on Monday, Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, and movie, Losing Control on Thursday.
“Careers in Communicating Science: Journals, Blogs, Netcasts and Tweets” Talk by
Vincent Raceniello and Alan Dove, will take place on Monday, September 17, from
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in room L-201/203 BU School of Medicine, 72 East Concord Street.
Refreshments will be served. RSVP by email to Yolanta.
The Ice Cream Social will take place at the School of Medicine on the Talbot Green on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, from 1:00 – 3:20 p.m. In case of bad weather, the Ice Cream Social will be held in the School of Medicine, Hiebert Lounge on the 14th floor. In addition to ice cream, there will be a raffle and giveaways. RSVP online at http://www.bumc.bu.edu/gms/gateway/professionaldevelopmentopdpa/post\-doc/professional-development/upcoming-events/rsvp-ice-cream-social/
The movie, Losing Control will take place at the Keefer Auditorium, 72 East Concord Street on Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:15 p.m., 7:15 – 7:50 p.m. Panel Discussion with the movie, Director, Valerie Weiss, and Leslie Zebrowitz, and Barb Cohen whose research and characters were based on and featured in the film. You may RSVP online at: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/gms/gateway/professionaldevelopmentopdpa/post\-doc/professional-development/upcoming-events/movie-losing-control/
These three exciting events were created to celebrate the contributions and achievements of BUMC postdocs and provide the opportunity to have fun and to meet other members of the community.
We all look forward seeing you in September for the National Postdoc Appreciation Week.
Diploma application for January graduates and Thesis Title page for May graduates are due November 3, 2014. Please see the GMS forms page and the Graduation Calendar on the Important Dates link for additional details.
Students, faculty and staff are welcome to visit and study in the new L-11 Testing Center!
A recently completed renovation on the 11th floor of the Alumni Medical Library now provides a state-of-the-art, 220 seat testing center http://medlib.bu.edu/computing/l11testingcenter.php
The Testing Center is among the first of its kind, and will serve to both facilitate the administration of exams while at the same time enhance the quality of study space for BU medical campus students.
Renovations include a new ceiling with improved sound-proofing qualities, energy-efficient lighting, new carpeting and flooring, newly painted walls, new chairs and tables with power outlets at every seat, and club seating and cube tables in the hallway outside the floor-to-ceiling glass walls of the testing center. The heating and air conditioning system was upgraded, and a more powerful wireless system is provided throughout the testing center, as well as some wired network connections.
The testing center is equipped with a video monitoring system and audio system for proctor announcements. The testing center serves a dual-purpose as student study space when not reserved for exams.
Medical Library Computing & Systems offices are located in L-1109, and staff will provide on-site technical support for student laptops and laptop loaners during exams. A new state-of-the-art computer classroom with 26 PCs will also serve as a public computing lab when classes and exams are not scheduled. A Coffee/Vending Lounge includes additional club seating, group study tables, PC’s, a scanner and print release station and is available for use when exams are not scheduled. The elevator lobby was renovated and a new LCD monitor and signage have been installed throughout the floor.
Three elevators, including the express elevator, have been programmed to stop on L-11, and emergency stairwell access to L-11 is also available Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.