Thursday, August 28

Global HSPH

8:00-10:00 Math Review II, Kresge G-1
TOPIC: Functions, Logarithms, and Exponents
The Math Review is a non-credit optional mathematics refresher workshop offered during Orientation. The workshop consists of four on-campus lectures as well as self-instructional web review content. Students with an admission contingency must attend all four sessions. More information

9:00-10:00 Information Session: Student Computing, Kresge LL-6
Hands-on introduction to student computing at HSPH. Topics include: logging in, saving and printing your work, software overview, course websites, myHSPH, email, and how to get help with statistical computing.

9:00-10:00 Information Session: A Practical Guide to Countway Digital Library, FXB G-12
The Countway Library provides access to the Harvard Libraries’ Catalog (HOLLIS), online databases, electronic journals and books, and a variety of services via their web site. Learn how to take advantage of these resources in this introductory session. Special brown bag lunch seminars and our consultation service will also be discussed.

9:00-10:00 Information Session: STATA, Kresge 213
STATA is the primary statistical software package used in the introductory Biostatistics courses (BIO200 and BIO201), and is used in some other courses at HSPH as well.  The session instructor will cover the same STATA topics covered in the on-line tutorial. 

10:00-11:00 The Global Student – Wafaie Fawzi and David Hunter, Kresge G-1*
Professor Wafaie Fawzi, Global Health, Chair, Department of Global Health and David Hunter, Population and Dean for Academic Affairs, both formerly international students, welcome international students to HSPH. *This session is highly recommended for international students.*

11:00-12:00 Information Session: Harvard International Office, Kresge G-1*
Harvard International Office (HIO) provides an overview of services offered and immigration policies as they apply to HSPH international students.  Topics include understanding your documents, travel regulations, employment, taxes, social security numbers and more. *This session is mandatory for international students.*

12:00-1:00 LUNCH
Please note lunch is not provided. Sebastian’s Cafeteria offer students a 20% discount when you pay with Crimson Cash.

1:00-2:30 The Global Classroom, Kresge G-1
A lively interactive session which introduces you to international students and faculty and provides you with an opportunity to ask key questions about the student environment at HSPH.

2:30-4:00 Introduction to the US Healthcare System, Prof. Nancy Turnbull, Kresge G-1*
Everything you want to know about the US. health care system … but might be afraid to ask. Please join Nancy Turnbull for an interactive session designed to provide a very basic overview of the US health care system. This session is open to the entire community, but will be most helpful for students who are not familiar with the US system. *This session is highly recommended for international students.*

4:00-5:00 Introduction to Accounting, Kresge 502
This is an introduction to the basics of accounting which will be explored further in HPM 219. It is not required, but may be helpful for those with no accounting background. *This session is highly recommend for MPH-CHM students and SM students in the HPM program.*

4:00-5:00 Doctoral Student Panel, Kresge G-2
For doctoral students; this panel of current and former HSPH doctoral students will discuss their educational experiences while at Harvard, from choosing courses to faculty mentoring to the dissertation defense. *This session is highly recommended for doctoral students.*

5:00-7:00 New Student Reception, Joseph B. Martin Center
Dean Julio Frenk and the Office for Student Affairs cordially invite you to a reception honoring new students of the Harvard School of Public Health. Meet and mingle with faculty, staff, students and alumni.

*Sessions in Kresge G-1 will be live broadcast to overflow viewing in Kresge G-2 and G-3