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ISSO Town Hall Meeting on New STEM Rule

March 24th, 2016 in test

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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.
SUMMARY:
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

March 23rd, 2016 in test

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

March 14th, 2016 in test

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 bu.edu/research/careerfair.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. James Pokines

March 5th, 2016 in test

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.

Abstract or Workshop Deadline for McCahan Day Extended to April 12

March 1st, 2016 in test

McCahan Day is a great opportunity to showcase your innovative projects and research. This year’s theme is “Interactive Learning” and the Keynote speaker is Dr. Colin Montpetit.

Submit an abstract or propose a workshop by April 12th.

Registration for Summer is ongoing & Fall opens April 3

February 25th, 2016 in test

A note from the Registrar:
Greetings GMS Students,

Summer 2016 registration open

Our website contains all the pertinent information, links and forms to successfully complete the registration process: click here to access it.

  • BT courses or undergraduate courses are not graduate level courses and will not count towards a graduate degree, nor will the student be eligible to request federal aid to cover undergrad courses.
  • Students must register online via the student link after meeting with their advisor. Not all students are required to register for the summer terms.
  • PhD Students who are engaged during the summer in full-time research and continuing in the fall 2016 semester should submit the PhD Summer Research Status Form only.
  • Only students in the Biomedical Forensics Science will be required to obtain an Academic Advising Access Code prior to registering.
  • Students completing their degree in one year must register for Summer 1 and Summer 2 and submit a diploma application for the September 2016 graduation.
  • Continuing students completing degree requirements during summer 2016, must register for Summer 2 and submit a diploma application for the September 2016 graduation.
  • Diploma applications for the September 2016 graduation are due June 1, 2016. Please check the calendar links regularly for all upcoming deadlines.
  • Research credits should be in increments of 2.
  • Not all students are required to register for Summer 1, check with your advisor or contact the GMS Registrar Ms. Millie Agosto (millie@bu.edu) – L 309 with registration questions

Fall Registration opens April 3

2016 Graduate Research Symposium

February 9th, 2016 in test

A message from the Boston University Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs:

A reminder that
The 2016 Graduate Research Symposium
will take place

April 11, 2016
George Sherman Union

 
The abstract submission form for the 2016 Graduate Research Symposium will be available between February 12 and April 4 (starting and ending at noon on those dates) at http://www.bu.edu/provost/graduateresearchsymposium2016. Advisors will be asked to approve student abstracts in advance. Students whose abstracts are not approved 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.


This event is intended to honor and celebrate research by our graduate students and has been held at Boston University for two decades. Originally, the event focused on science and engineering research, but has been expanded in recent years to include the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Over time, the number and quality of presentations have grown enormously.


If you are a graduate student, we hope you will consider participating. If you are a member of the faculty or post-doc, we hope you will volunteer to judge and provide feedback, encourage graduate students to become involved, and persuade undergraduate students to attend.

GMS Snack Time: Friday, Feb. 26 1-3pm

February 3rd, 2016 in test

Join us on Friday, February 26th from 1-3pm for a winter-themed GMS Snack Time! All GMS Students are welcome.

 

Learn more about GMS programs: Upcoming Webinars

January 21st, 2016 in test

NEW Upcoming Biomedical Research Technologies webinars:

Tuesday, February 23 at 5pm (EST)

Tuesday, March 22 at 12 noon (EST)

Click here to sign up

Upcoming Healthcare Emergency Management Open Houses

2/19
3/18
4/22
5/20
6/17
7/22

Click here to sign up

Upcoming Oral Health Sciences webinars:

Tuesday, February 23 at 12 noon (EST)

Thursday, March 18 at 12 noon (EST)

Monday, April 25 at 12 noon (EST)

Click here to sign up

Upcoming Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Informational Sessions

Friday January 22 : 10 am – 2 pm

Friday, February 12: 10 am – 2 pm

Saturday, February 27: 10 am – 2 pm

Monday, March 14 : 10 am – 2 pm

Monday, April 25: 10 am – 2 pm

Click here to sign up.

Feb. 1 Off-Campus Housing Fair

January 19th, 2016 in test

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4-6 p.m.
Location: George Sherman Union, Back Court, Charles River Campus

Are you thinking about living off-campus? Not sure how to begin searching for an apartment? Learn how to navigate Boston’s rental market. Talk with realtors, property managers, representatives from Boston’s Inspectional Services Department, BU Rental Property Management and Medical Campus Housing Resources. Learn about Off-Campus Services new website for apartment listings and roommates searches.