Featuring: Anne Copeland, PhD
Founder and Executive Director, the Interchange Institute
Tuesday, June 19 │3:30 – 5:00 pm │Wilkins Boardroom 120 Evans, 72 East Concord St.
Today’s university is a mini-United Nations. The most productive labs, departments and work groups are the ones that understand the cultural values that affect relationships, communication style and scientific reasoning, and whose members share the ability to recognize and adapt to these differences. When everyone on a team – Americans and internationals alike – shares an understanding of these cultural dimensions and a vocabulary for discussing them in a neutral, balanced way, they can proceed to their shared core work more quickly and productively. In this workshop, we will briefly review the international research on cultural values that affect work assumptions and relationships, and differences in scientific reasoning approaches that affect collaborations in multicultural teams. We will look at core cultural values in communication style and work relationships, including relationships between lab directors and staff, decision-making, work commitment, and other topics suggested by attendees.
Open to all postdocs, PhD students, faculty, and staff
To register: email Yolanta@bu.edu
April 16th is Patriots day and GMS classes are suspended.
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 http://coveringmedia.com/movie/2012/03/losing-control.html
For more information contact Yolanta@bu.edu
All students, faculty and staff on the BU Medical Campus are encouraged to submit artwork of any medium to the 22nd annual Boston University Medical School gallery for the arts. “Art Days” was begun by former Dean Chobanian to foster the support and growth of the creative arts at BUMC. It has been very successful and has shown work from students, faculty and staff and family members. The exhibition is mounted by the Creative Arts Society. For more information please see Art Day 2012.
Recruitment season at the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences continues through the winter and spring with many programs offering rolling admissions. Take at look at the Top 10 Reasons To Come to GMS here at BU School of Medicine. Our PhD students gain valuable research, mentorship and professionalism skills including the opportunity to publish. Check out their publications for 2011 . To learn more about our MA/MS programs take a quick GMS Video Tour or check out the MA in Medical Sciences program.
For more information contact the program directly or complete the inquiry form. Our staff is helpful, dedicated and resourceful. Also, don’t forget, many of our programs offer open houses, webinars or campus visits throughout the year.
GMS: What We’re Made Of
|Size||900 Graduate Students|
|Time To Degree||M.A./M.S. (1-2 years); Ph.D. (4-6 years)|
|Outcome||M.A., M.S., Ph.D.|
|Faculty||Enthusiastic, Collaborative, Multidisciplinary, Committed|
|Mentorship & Professional Development||Journal clubs, Conferences, Travel Awards, Fair Expectations, OneBU Access to Courses|
|Research Opportunities||Interdisciplinary, Translational, Entrepreneurial, State-of-the-Art|
|Career Paths||Academia, Biotechnology, Consulting, Government, Law, Pharma, Regulatory Affairs|
|Graduate Community||Graduate Medical Sciences Student Organization|
|Boston, Massachusetts||World-class city of unique neighborhoods, historic, multicultural, vibrant, artistic, recreational, student-oriented|
Ph.D. Degree Programs
|Interdisciplinary Training||Departments||Umbrella Programs|
|Behavioral Neuroscience||Anatomy and Neurobiology||Graduate Program for Neuroscience|
|Biomedical Neuroscience||Biochemistry||Cell and Molecular Biology
|Genetics and Genomics||Oral Biology|
|Immunology Training Program||Pathology & Laboratory Medicine|
|Nutrition & Metabolism||Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics|
Thursday December 15th from 3-5pm;
Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union.
Shuttle buses will leave the Medical Campus at 2:30 and 3:30 and return from the George Sherman Un oin at 4:15 and 5:15. For more information visit www.bu.edu/evcon
Seminar January 26th at 12:00 noon in L211/213. Speakers Suzanne Christopher, PhD, Professor of Community Health, Montana State University and Alma Knows His Gun McCormick, Apsáalooke Nation.
Lunch provided. For more information see flyer or contact the GMS office, Ms Kayleigh Klegraefe at 617-638-5138.
The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences successfully hosted the first Student Art Exhibit of the 2011-12 academic year on Monday, December 5. Artwork was presented by GMS students, Michelle Welch and Nadine Channaoui. Learn about the artists. Stop by our office (L315) if you missed it to see their art work.
|Title:||Pathways to U.S. Permanent Residence for International Postdocs
|Description:||Workshop is intended for international postdocs in the United States in nonimmigrant classifications. Will cover long-term immigration alternatives, strategies and timing considerations for postdoctoral researchers preparing to apply for U.S. Lawful Permanent Residence and will also provide an overview of BU sponsorship policies and procedures.
The session co-sponsored by the BUMC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) and the BU International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO).
|Date:||Thursday, December 8, 2011
|Time:||1:30 – 3:30 PM
|Location:||72 East Concord Street (BU School of Medicine Bldg.) Room Evans 120, Wilkins Board Room|
Sharryn E. Ross is the Senior Partner in the firm of Ross Silverman LLP in Boston, MA. She practices exclusively in the field of immigration and nationality law, with an emphasis on business immigration. Ms. Ross has over 30 years of experience in immigration law, and has extensive experience representing companies, hospitals, and universities. She served as an elected member of the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for 12 years, and has chaired numerous national committees within AILA. She is currently the Vice-Chair of AILA’s Department of Labor Liaison Committee. She is a frequent lecturer on a wide range of issues in the immigration field. Ms. Ross has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV rating, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Boston Magazine as a Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyer in the field of immigration law.
Jeanne E. Kelley is the Director of the Boston University International Students and Scholars Office and has been in the field of international education for over 18 years. She advises international students, scholars and university departments on immigration issues and specializes in non-immigrant employment matters and federal compliance. Jeanne obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clark University in International Relations and a Master of Science degree from Boston University in International Communication.