Students and faculty of the new campus group BUMC Climate Action are excited to invite you to our first lunch talk. If you’re curious about climate change, sea level rise, or what’s happening in Greenland, join us next week for pizza and a thought-provoking video.
Neurobiology of Science on 11/12, 12-1:30, in Hiebert Lounge
Stop by to receive your flu shot today, November 4th, from 3-7pm in the Hiebert Lounge located on the 14th floor of the BU School of Medicine.
Join the GMSSO on Tuesday, November 3 from 11am-4pm at the American Red Cross Bus in front of the Medical School to donate.
BU Graduate and Professional School Open House
Friday, October 23, 2015
1:30pm – 4:30pm
Graduate Student Panel
3:00pm – 4:00pm
George Sherman Union
Metcalf Hall (2nd floor)
Please join the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and the Boston University Graduate Community for an open house on Charles River Campus. Please see the event website for more details and to register to win a prize!
Stop by L-311 on 10/26 from 12:30-3:30 and 11/10 from 12:30-3:30PM!
Friday 10/9 11:00am-3:00pm, 14th fl. Hiebert Lounge
Friday 10/16 8:30am – 12:30pm, 14th fl. Hiebert Lounge
Wednesday 10/21 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 14th fl. Hiebert Lounge
Please bring your BU ID with you.
WHAT IF I HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION OR DOCUMENTED ALLERGY THAT PREVENTS ME FROM RECEIVING THE VACCINE?
- Acceptable medical exemptions include a documented adverse reaction to the flu vaccine, a documented allergy to a vaccine component, or a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome within six (6) weeks after previous dose of flu vaccine
- You must provide documentation from a medical provider that explains why you cannot receive the vaccine and submit directly to Student Health Services.
- If you obtain a medical exemption, you may be required to wear a surgical mask on all Boston Medical Center (BMC) property (including cafeterias) during flu season.
- If you have BU Aetna Student Health Insurance, the shot is free of charge.
- If you have another type of insurance, a $38 charge will appear on your student account. Student Health Services will provide you with a receipt which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
SUBMITTING PROOF OF VACCINATION:
- Proof of flu vaccination obtained outside of SHS must be submitted to SHS.
- Make a copy of the proof for your own records.
- Original can be mailed, faxed, or hand delivered to Student Health Services or presented to SHS staff at one of the flu shot clinics. Please DO NOT email, as this is protected health information.
o BU Student Health Services, Fax: 617-353-3557
Message from Thomas G. Robbins, Executive Director of Public Safety
Students, Faculty and Staff of Boston University: September 4, 2015
I hope that you take full advantage of the exciting events happening across campus and in our local community this fall. I encourage you to experience all the culture and diversity that our community has to offer and, while at the same time, I urge you to make informed choices when it comes to your personal safety and security.
This weekend and throughout the fall semester, the Boston University Police and the Boston Police will have additional patrols dedicated to our campus and adjacent neighborhoods. These patrols will be focused on identifying potential threats, enforce laws regarding public peace and possession of alcohol and drugs, and to ensure that individuals who present a danger to others are dealt with, swiftly and appropriately. The Boston Police, Brookline Police and Boston University Police departments will share information and collaborate to assess, investigate, and address any public safety issues.
Additional police presence is certainly helpful in crime prevention and increased safety for the community, but each of us shares responsibility in this effort. Student safety also depends on being self-aware and safety conscious as individuals. We urge you to consider a few often-repeated important messages:
- Travel with others (especially at night);
- Remain alert to your surroundings;
- Walk in well-lit, heavily traveled areas; avoid alleyways and deserted areas (such as parking lots);
- Avoid using cellular telephones and other electronic devices which could divert your attention from your surroundings;
- Be cautious of strangers who approach you;
- Never leave your personal property unattended in public places such as libraries, dining halls and student centers;
- Never leave beverages unattended in public places or parties and only accept beverages in unopened cans and bottles
We also urge you to review the safety advice provided on the University’s campus safety website www.bu.edu/safety
Please make sure you have an immediate way to contact the Boston University Police by programming our emergency number (617-353-2121) into your smartphone, and take the time to review the news section on the homepage of the Boston University Police website each week. You can also download the free “BU Mobile” app to your smartphone with a “Call BUPD” and “Text BUPD” buttons that provide direct access to the BUPD in an emergency
Additional police patrols, combined with your diligence, are vital to the collective safety for our entire community. I ask that you make your personal safety, and the security of your property, a high priority as we begin this new academic year.
Some of you will traverse our community by bicycle. Please remember to follow the rules of the road such as stopping at red lights and signaling for turns. Your safety is paramount and wearing a helmet is very important. If you travel at night wear reflective clothing and lights. Make sure you purchase a good lock such as a u lock to help prevent against theft. For more information download the BU Bike Kit APP on your phone and go to our BU Bike Safety page: www.bu.edu/bikesafety/
Remember…if you see something, say something!