Category: Academics

2012 Russek Day Abstracts extended to April 26.

April 19th, 2012 in Academics, Research, Student Spotlight

Abstracts are currently being accepted for the 18th annual Russek Student Achievement day.    Information and abstract submission details can be found here.

Patriots Day – GMS Classes Suspended

April 11th, 2012 in Academics, test

April 16th is Patriots day and GMS classes are suspended.

MA/MS Thesis Title Approval Form Due

April 11th, 2012 in Academics, Graduation

All MA and MS students planning to graduate in September 2012 should have submitted their Thesis Title page ASAP.   MAMS students, if completing a research-based thesis should also submit the Thesis Agreement Form.  For students with readers who are not GMS faculty, a Special Appointment form must be submitted. All forms can be found on the MAMS and MA & MS student forms pages.  All Thesis Deadlines can be found on the Graduation Calendar.

Transition from PhD Chemist to Filmmaker, April 5 Lecture

April 3rd, 2012 in Academics, General News, Postdocs, test

Chemist and filmmaker Valerie Weiss, PhD will be on the Medical Campus Thursday, April 5, from 2-3 p.m. in room L-112, BUSM Instructional Building, to talk about her film, Losing Control. She will discuss how she transitioned from a successful career in science to filmmaking. All students, faculty and staff are invited to this seminar. Dr. Weiss will show the film trailer and several clips from the film.

Losing Control, her first feature film, is a romantic comedy based on her experience in a Harvard University lab, filmed in Cambridge and Boston. It is being shown at the Kendall Square Cinema this Friday, April 6. She will be available at the screening for Q&A.

So take a break from studying or work, learn how she transitioned from science to film; how being a scientist prepared her well for her career as a filmmaker, a career in which she wears many hats, entrepreneur, creator, fundraiser, manager, promoter; and why she thinks science is a great springboard to many careers.

There is more information about the film at

For more information contact

Diverse Careers in Science: A Panel Discussion – June 4th from 4-6pm

March 30th, 2012 in Academics, General News, Postdocs

Join in a panel discussion and learn about the many diverse career paths of a Ph.D. in the biological sciences.  Panelists will share their background, experience, and career path; they will also share briefly their personal story, ideas, and what let them to diverse careers.

Date and Time:  Monday, June 4, 2012 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location:  BU School of Medicine Hiebert Lounge 14th Floor

Open to GMS students and postdocs
Reception to follow

Teaching Opportunities for Students & Postdocs April 9

March 28th, 2012 in Academics, General News, Postdocs

The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and Biomedical Laboratory & Clinical Sciences (MET/BUSM program) present Teaching Opportunities for graduate students and postdocs.

Learn about opportunities to tutor, TA, and instruct undergraduate courses at BUSM.

Monday, April 9, 2011 12:00pm-1:00pm

L-109 ABC

Lunch will be provided

Contact Name: Gloria Vachino


Summer Registration Begins March 1

March 1st, 2012 in Academics

Pre-Registration for Summer I and II begins March 1st.    Summer I classes begin May 22  and run to June 29th and Summer II classes begins July 2 and run through August 10, 2012.  For more information and registration please see the Summer II Registration page.

2011 Tax Information – View your 1098-T online

January 23rd, 2012 in Academics, financial aid, General News

Assistance in accessing your 1098-T form for your 2011 taxes  can be found here.

Boston University has contracted with Vangent, Inc., to provide both the electronic and paper 1098-T forms. If you do not retrieve your 1098-T electronically, one will be mailed to you.

  • Paper 1098-T forms will not be mailed until near January 31st and may not reach you until sometime after that date.
  • You do not need to wait to view your 1098-T online if you follow the instructions below to consent to receiving the 1098-T electronically in lieu of a mailed form.
  • Please note that you can login to the Vangent website and view your 1098-T after January 31st, even if you receive a paper copy.


To retrieve your 1098-T electronically:

  • Launch a web browser and go to (note: Internet Explorer 9 users may need to use “Compatibility View”)
  • Students new to the Vangent website:
  • Click the “First Time Students” Button
  • Enter your full First and Last names and the last 5 digits of your Social Security Number.
  • Click Submit.


If records are present for you, you will be instructed to create an account. Follow the instructions on the website to create a free account and retrieve your 1098-T. If records are not found for you or if you have difficulty creating an account, use the “Help” link in the left menu.


Students who have already created an account on the Vangent website should login with their User ID and Password. If you have forgotten your User ID or Password please click on the “Forgot your Password” or “Forgot your User ID” link to retrieve or reset the information.


Remember, by acknowledging that you are receiving the 1098-T electronically, a hard copy form will NOT be mailed to you. However, you can go to the website as often as needed to retrieve a copy.

Upcoming Final Exam Schedule / Semester Break

December 9th, 2011 in Academics, General News

Last Day of Classes: 12/1/11;

Study Period: 12/12 to 12/16/11;

Final Exam Period: 12/16 to 12/21/11;

Semester Break:  12/21/11-1/17/12

Spring 2012 Classes Begin Tuesday 1/17/12

December 1st, 2011 in Academics

Registration is ongoing for Spring, 2012 classes through  December 16, 2011.  After that a late fee will be applied.