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.
Applications for the 2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) sponsored by the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences are now OPEN through February 24th. Detailed information about the program, the application process or access to the online application can be found on the SURP prospective student link.
For more information please contact Ms. Linda Zimmerman at 617-638-5704 or complete the Request Information form.
From a practical perspective, one of the most daunting challenges for beginning investigators is learning how to cram an impossible load of new obligations into a 24-hour day. Finding ways to manage the conflicting demands on your time can be a key to developing a successful career and a rewarding personal life. Our recent Postdoctoral Affairs Speaker Series Seminar held on 10/27/11 addressed this issue.
One of the postdoc who attended said this about the event and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs:
“Thanks so much for organizing the time management workshop. The speakers had really helpful advice and offered good perspective on what to prioritize and how to do so. I appreciated that this, like all of the workshops you’ve coordinated that I have attended, was really well-focused on postdocs.”
Thank you Drs. Nikolajczyk and Weiss who have agreed to work with postdocs to present similar workshops on this subject in the future.
The Drop deadline for all GMS students is October 11th. Please complete an add/drop form and submit to registrar, Ms. Millie Agosto.
Abstracts due Thursday, April 21, 2011 . Showcasing education innovation and scholarship.
Tuesday, April 12th 10am-3pm & Thursday, April 14th 10am-3pm
Hiebert Lounge, 14th Floor
Free and Prizes will be Raffled
Please sign up for an appointment the week before/the week of at the GMSSO table in the L-Building Lobby
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday-Tuesday, March 26 & 27
Hiebert Lounge, L building, 14th floor
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.
New Facet: Keyword
There is a university-wide arts initiative with an annual Keyword to be used as a thematic organizer for various courses and events. The Keyword for this year is Violence. Therefore, there may be a special section at Art Days for display of works addressing Violence, or its opposite, things that are peaceful, or working against violence. It is also fine to submit work not related to the Keyword.
To be placed on the “submit list” or if you have any questions please contact:
Dr. Keith Tornheim
On March 23, we will accept paintings, photos, poetry, sculpture, needlework, etc. Pieces should be framed if possible. Security will be provided. Works will be returned March 28. Specific instructions will be sent at a later date to those who respond to this announcement.
For more information please see Inter-American Foundation’s Grassroots Development Ph.D. Fellowship
January 25th is the diploma application submission deadline for GMS students (PhD, MA, MS, MAMS) planning on graduating in May 2011. Please see graduation calendar for more details.