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Student Spotlight: Mark Wojnarowicz & Andrew Fisher

May 16th, 2016 in test

Congratulations to Mark Wojnarowicz of the Goldstein Lab for winning the 2016 School of Medicine Doctoral Award for his poster, “Blood-Brain Barrier Dysfunction, Neuroinflammation, and Early Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy-Linked Neuropathology in a Mouse Model of Concussive Impact Neurotrauma.” 

Congratulations also to Andrew Fisher for winning the College of Engineering Dean’s Award for his paper, “Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Blast-Exposed Military Veterans and a Blast Neurotrauma Mouse Model.”


Fall 2016 Orientation

May 10th, 2016 in test

Attention all incoming Division of Graduate Medical Sciences students: Fall 2016 Orientation for all students not enrolled in the M.S. in Oral Health Sciences program will be held on the morning of Friday, September 2, 2016. Several degree programs will be holding information sessions specifically tailored for program participants in the afternoon of September 2nd, directly following general GMS Orientation. Orientation information is outlined in the “Welcome Letter” to Boston University that you will receive upon submitting your tuition deposit and officially confirming your seat in the cohort entering Fall 2016. Additional Orientation details will be sent throughout the summer of 2016. Please contact Samantha Straitz ( with any questions regarding Orientation.

Russek Student Achievement Day This Friday May 6

May 2nd, 2016 in test

Artwork - 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Graduates!

April 28th, 2016 in test


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

April 22nd, 2016 in test

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

April 14th, 2016 in test

Diversity Health Professions

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

March 30th, 2016 in test

GMS Snack Time

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

March 28th, 2016 in test

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

March 27th, 2016 in test

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

March 24th, 2016 in test


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.