Wednesday, August 27

Public Health In Action


8:00-10:00 Math Review I, Kresge G-1
TOPIC: Greatest Hits of the Online Modules
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: 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. Students comfortable with the on-line tutorial do not need to attend the review session.

* Please bring the following document, as a paper copy, as it will not be provided during the session: IntroStata_2014 *

9:00-9:30 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.

9:30-10:00 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.

10:00-11:30 Case Methods Workshops:
Cohort A – Kresge 502
Cohort C – Kresge G-2
Cohort E – Kresge G-3
Nancy Kane, Ian Lapp, and Laurie Pascal will lead these interactive seminars to familiarize students with the case method approach to reviewing complex problems/business concerns.

10:00-12:30 Practicing Public Health – Cohorts B,D, F, Kresge Cafeteria
Discuss salient issues in the field of public health with your peers and experts in the field. HSPH faculty and alumni will guide you through interactive discussion modules based on their work in teaching, research, practice, and field work to highlight fundamental concepts.

11:30-12:30 Billing, Loans, & Budgeting for Domestic Students, Kresge G-2
Staff from Student Financial Services provide an overview of HSPH’s billing policies, critical timelines during the academic year, terms and conditions of federal student loans, and student budgeting.  *This session is for domestic students.*

11:30-12:30 Billing, Loans, & Budgeting for International Students, Kresge G-3
Staff from Student Financial Service provide an overview of HSPH’s billing policies, critical timelines during the academic year, terms and conditions of federal student loans, and student budgeting.  *This session is for international students.*

12:30-1:30 LUNCH
Please note lunch is not provided. Sebastian’s Cafeteria offer students a 20% discount when you pay with Crimson Cash.

12:30-1:30 Doctoral Student Schoolwide Requirements, Kresge G-1
Laura Ruggiero, the Doctoral Student Liaison, and Joann Wilson-Singleton, the Registrar, will provide important information regarding school-wide requirements and the timetable to which doctoral students must adhere. * Please note lunch is provided during this session. Doctoral students only. *

12:45-1:15 Countway Library Tour, Countway Library – Meet just past ID station
Join Countway staff on a tour of the library. Find out where to find books, journals, and the best places to study; get tips on scanning, printing, and more.
For more information on finding and navigating the Countway: Getting to the Countway Library
Meet-Up Location For Tour: Exit the Kresge Building (ID check station near the cafeteria), go down the stairs into the courtyard; the library is on your left. Cross the courtyard, take the stairs up and walk left to the library entrance. Show your Harvard ID, and meet just past the ID check.

1:30-4 Practicing Public Health – Cohorts A, C, E, Kresge Cafeteria
Discuss salient issues in the field of public health with your peers and experts in the field. HSPH faculty and alumni will guide you through interactive discussion modules based on their work in teaching, research, practice, and field work to highlight fundamental concepts.

1:30-3:00 Case Method Workshops
Cohort B, Kresge 502
Cohort D, Kresge G-2
Cohort F, Kresge G-3
Nancy Kane, Ian Lapp, and Laurie Pascal will lead these interactive seminars to familiarize students with the case method approach to reviewing complex problems/business concerns.

3:00-4:00 Billing, Loans, & Budgeting for Domestic Students, Kresge G-2
Staff from Student Financial Services provide an overview of HSPH’s billing policies, critical timelines during the academic year, terms and conditions of federal student loans, and student budgeting.  *This session is for domestic students.*

3:00-4:00 Billing, Loans, & Budgeting for International Students, Kresge G-3
Staff from Student Financial Service provide an overview of HSPH’s billing policies, critical timelines during the academic year, terms and conditions of federal student loans, and student budgeting.  *This session is for international students.*

4:00-6:00 Leadership, Differences & Public Health, Kresge Cafeteria
This session will explore aspects of these important elements of the global, diverse world in which public health leaders and practitioners work and interact, and will facilitate an understanding of cross-cultural perspectives through experiential learning and dialogue.  You will have the opportunity to become better acquainted with other members of your class as you participate in self-awareness and reflection on culture, diversity, and inclusion.

6:00-8:00 Student Government Mixer, Yard House
If you are interested in attending the Student Government Mixer, please sign up here.