Category: General News

2014 BUMC Arts Days 3/31-4/1

March 26th, 2014 in General News

BUMC Art Days 2014

Monday-Tuesday, March 31-April 1
BUSM Instructional Building, 14th Floor Hiebert Lounge
Submissions due Friday, March 28

All students, faculty and staff at BUMC are encouraged to submit artwork of any medium to the 24th annual “Art Days,” initiated by BUSM Dean Emeritus Aram Chobanian, MD, to foster the support and growth of the creative arts at BUMC. The exhibition is mounted by the Creative Arts Society.

 

This is the third year of a university-wide arts initiative with an annual keyword to be used as a thematic organizer for various courses and events. The Keyword for this year is “transformation.” Transformation is marked by metamorphosis or a process of profound or radical change. See http://www.bu.edu/cfa/about/initiatives/keyword/. While there may be a special section at Art Days displaying works addressing transformation, it is also fine to submit work not related to the keyword.

 

Submissions should be delivered on Friday, March 28. Paintings, photos, poetry, sculpture, needlework, etc. will be accepted. Pieces should be framed if possible. Security will be provided. Works will be returned April 2. Specific instructions including where to deliver your work will be sent at a later date to those who respond to this announcement.

 

To be placed on the submit list or if you have any questions please contact Keith Tornheim, PhD, 638-8296 or tornheim@bu.edu.

 

2014 Fall Registration

March 25th, 2014 in Academics, Homepage

Registration for fall is ongoing  for continuing students.  Please see the summer registration page.

PhD Dissertation Seminars

March 20th, 2014 in General News, PhD Thesis Defense, Research

CANDIDATE -Anna Eisenstein

DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM: Molecular and Translational Medicine
TITLE OF DISSERTATION: “The Role of the A2B Adenosine Receptor in Adipogenesis and in Obesity-Induced Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus”
DATE, TIME, AND PLACE: Friday, April 25, 2014 at 9:00a.m.
Boston University School of Medicine , 650 Albany Street, Room X-715

3/14 Deadline – Educator of the Year Nominations

March 13th, 2014 in General News

To: BUSM Students in the MD, MD/PhD, MA, and PhD Programs:

***IMPORTANT NOTICE***

REQUEST FOR YOUR FACULTY NOMINATIONS

FOR 2014 BUSM EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The BUSM Committee on Faculty Affairs (CFA) established four annual awards to recognize the teaching excellence of faculty as determined by student recommendations. The awards are for BUSM faculty who teach in:

1-    The Pre-clinical Medical Sciences; 

2-    The Clinical Sciences;

3-    The Graduate Sciences, Masters Programs;

4-    The Graduate Sciences, Doctoral Programs.

A nomination form and description of the award are available on the Office of Medical Education webpage:

http://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm-ome/cfa-educator-of-the-year-award/

Please ACT NOW to nominate faculty whose teaching has especially contributed to excellence at BUSM for you and your classmates. The selection is based in part on the number of nominations for a faculty member, so take part in expressing your recommendation through the nomination process. Nominations for this year’s awards will be accepted until March 14.

Many thanks for your help in identifying those faculty who have made a positive impact on you and an outstanding contribution to the school with their work this year in the MD, MD/PhD,  MA, and PhD programs. The awardees will be honored at our graduation ceremonies.

For the Committee on Faculty Affairs Educator of the Year Awards, Edward B. Feinberg, MD, MPH, Chair

efeinber@bu.edu

 

 

Social 2/28: Open to all Students

February 27th, 2014 in General News

Student social 2.28

Scholars Day 4/15/14

February 26th, 2014 in General News, Research, test

Scholars Day 2014 will take place on Tuesday, April 15th in the George Sherman Union with abstract submissions due 4/6.  

The abstract submission form for Scholars Day 2014 will be available between March 17-31 (starting and ending at noon on those dates) at http://www.bu.edu/provost/scholars-day-2014/.  Advisors will be asked to approve student abstracts by Sunday, April 6th.  Students whose abstracts are not approved by the deadline will not have a designated location at the event.

All graduate students in a degree-granting program at Boston University who are also engaged in research in any area of study are invited to participate. Postdoctoral researchers are also welcome, but are not eligible for awards.

This event is intended to honor and celebrate research by our graduate students and has been held at Boston University for nearly two decades. Originally, the event focused on science and engineering research, but was expanded in recent years to include the arts, humanities, and social sciences.  Over time, the number and quality of presentations has grown enormously, as has the number of awards presented by schools, college, centers and institutes.  The judging forms used by schools and colleges provide feedback to students from faculty reviewing the work.

This year, we hope to further encourage submissions from the arts and humanities by including panels, the conventional format for presenting research in these disciplines.  Panels will be built around scholarly areas that emerge from the abstracts submitted.

Those students presenting posters will be asked to set up beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Poster judging will take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Please plan to be present during as much of this time as possible, as you may need to assist the judges in their understanding of your work.  Panel judging will take place during the sessions themselves, which will be scheduled in advance.

If you are a graduate student or post-doc, we hope you will consider participating (Post-docs are not eligible for awards).  If you are a member of the faculty, we hope you will consider volunteering to judge and provide feedback, encouraging your graduate students to become involved, and persuading your undergraduate students to attend.

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Renting in Boston – 2/27

February 13th, 2014 in General News, test

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GMS Commencement: 5/16-5/17

February 10th, 2014 in Academics, Graduation

grad banner.Commencement 2014

IMPORTANT: Attendance does not require paper tickets, however each graduate is allowed 4 guests.

Please join us in celebrating the success of GMS masters and doctoral students  at the 2014 GMS Commencement Ceremonies.

The Masters ceremony will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10AM in the George Sherman Union. For specific information, please see the following document.

The Ph.D. and M.D. ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 9:30AM in Agganis Arena. For specific information please see the following document.

Faculty Commencement Information

Visit the GMS Commencement page for further details. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tonight’s Thursday Night Seminar with Dr. Loscalzo Cancelled due to Inclement Weather

February 10th, 2014 in General News, Research

–This Seminar will be Rescheduled–

The MD/PhD program would like to invite you to a new Thursday Seminar Series: All the things you can’t learn doing experiments – scientific careers and beyond. One Thursday every month from 5:00PM-6:00PM we will bring in speakers from the greater Boston area who have a range of experience; from starting/having successful labs to starting their own biotech/ pharma companies to advising these companies. Greater Boston is one of the most highly ranked areas in the US in terms of biotech, pharmacology and life sciences research – so take advantage of these seminars to maximize your career potential. You will be learning from the best in the business.

This Thursday, 2/13/14  Dr. Joseph Loscalzo – Chairman, Department of Medicine, at Brigham & Women’s hospital will be our guest for the evening  from 5-6pm in X-715, 650 Albany Street, BUMC.  See the MD/PhD current Seminar Page for future listings.

Dr. Joseph Loscalzo is Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Loscalzo received his A.B. degree, summa cum laude, his Ph.D. in biochemistry, and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical training was completed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he served as Resident and Chief Resident in medicine and Fellow in cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Loscalzo is recognized as an outstanding cardiovascular scientist, clinician, and teacher. He has received many awards, and his experience and recognition by the medical community has gained him widespread respect among his peers. Be sure not to miss this opportunity to hear him speak!

- Credit: Brigham & Woman’s Hospital

GMSSO Blood Drive Feb. 13

February 6th, 2014 in General News

Sponsored by

GMSSO

Thursday, February 13th

   11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hiebert Lounge

Sign up for an appointment

Mon. Feb. 3rd– Tues. Feb. 11th 11-1pm

in the medical school lobby

or visit redcrossblood.org