Category: Prospective Student

Congratulations to our 2016 Graduates!

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The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences is proud to celebrate the achievements of our doctoral and masters students. Congratulations and best wishes to our graduates!

Doctoral Candidates
2:00pm on Thursday, May 12
Agganis Arena
925 Commonwealth Ave

Masters Candidates
10:00am on Friday, May 13
Metcalf Hall in George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Ave

Graduates will receive emails with information about regalia and day-of instructions.

Attendees can access information about parking, a schedule of events, and more by clicking the links above or visiting the All University Commencement site.



Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities- May 20th proposal deadline

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The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, of which BU is a member, has issued an RFP of the 2016 National Conference, ArtsRx: Creative Venture, Wellbeing and the New Humanities, to be held at the University of Colorado Denver from November 3-5, 2016. The RFP deadline is May 20th. Information and submission forms for the National Conference can be found here

Diversity Virtual Grad Fair – April 20, 9am-3pm

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Diversity Health Professions

GMS Snack Time – April 11, 2:30-4:30 in L311

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GMS Snack Time

Earth Day Festival & City Hall To Go – April 14, 11am-2:30pm

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City Hall to Go 2016

Learn more about the services available through the City Hall To Go van by clicking here.

Graduate Arts Research Grant Application- Deadline April 15

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2016 Graduate Arts Research Grant applications are now live! The proposed research may be traditional research of the arts (e.g. musicology, art history, study of performance or literature of any kind) or research from any discipline on the impact of the arts. Funds may be used for travel to attend performances or exhibits, conduct archival research or other research related activities.

Students in Masters or Doctoral programs are encouraged to apply.

Please note that Grant recipients are required to present their project publicly at the 2016 Graduate Research Symposium to be held on April 11, 2016.

ISSO Town Hall Meeting on New STEM Rule

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After months of watching the progress on the new STEM OPT Rule, F-1 students received welcome news on Friday, March 11, 2016, when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Final Rule extending and expanding the F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) for certain Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) majors.
This new STEM OPT Rule, which goes into effect on May 10, 2016, extends STEM from 17 to 24-months, introduces a new required I-983 Training Plan for STEM OPT Students and additional reporting requirements, expands the list of STEM-eligible CIP major codes, allows a transition plan from 17-Month to 24-Month STEM, and continues “cap-gap” protection for students who have a cap-subject H-1B petition for change of status filed on their behalf by a sponsoring employer.
STEM OPT Resources:
The ISSO has updated our website to provide answers to many immediate questions:
Additional information can also be found on the USCIS STEM OPT Hub.
STEM OPT Town Hall Meetings
Do you qualify for STEM OPT? Is your major on the CIP list? What does your employer need to do?
To answer these and other questions, the ISSO will hold several Town Hall meetings to provide an overview of the new rule.
Meetings are open to all interested BU students and administrators.
Tuesday, March 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
School of Education, 2 Silber Way, Room 130

Hosted by Questrom School of Business
Wednesday, March 30, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
School of Engineering, Photonics Building
8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 206
Thursday, April 7, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
International Students and Scholars Office
888 Commonwealth Ave, 2
nd Floor
Thursday, April 14, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Boston University Medical Campus
72 East Concord Street, Room L110
Have more questions?
As always, if you have more specific questions, please also feel free to email your ISSO advisor or to call the ISSO at 617-353-3565.

Thesis & Dissertation – Deadline April 4

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All students graduating in May must submit their thesis or dissertation by April 4.  See the Thesis & Dissertation page for more information about format review and final submission.

March 22: BU Research Career Fair & Networking Event

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Date: March 22, 2016
Time: 4:00-7:00pm
Location: George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue

Not sure if a career in research is meant for you? Or even quite what that means? This is the perfect time to find out. The BU Research Career Fair & Networking Event will feature a panel discussion from current BU employees in research support; a wine and cheese networking reception; and information tables and on the spot interviews. No matter if you’re just curious about the research support/administration world or a researcher with a well-established career, you’ll find something appealing at our open house. Learn more and RSVP at

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. James Pokines

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Dr. James Pokines, Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology at BUSM, was published in the Journal of Forensic Anthropology for determining a signature of changes that occur to human remains, specifically bones, left outside in the New England environment. This signature or “patterning” can be used by law enforcement to help determine if remains have been moved after death from one environment to another and to separate natural changes to bone from those caused by possible perpetrators. Please learn more about Dr. Pokines’ research here.