Need to Know
Thursday, April 23rd – Final Q&A with OSA Staff
Find out everything you need to know about Commencement 2015
- Where is the Chan Commencement Ceremony held?
- Who is eligible to attend Commencement?
- How do I order tickets for Commencement? How many tickets am I allowed? When are ticket packets available?
- What should I do about lunch in the short time between the two ceremonies?
Get all your questions answered at the Commencement Q&A on Thursday April 23 from 12:30-1:20pm in Kresge G-2, a light lunch will be provided. Check here for previous recordings.
Commencement and Information Response Form (CIRF)
Deadline THIS FRIDAY April 24th, 5pm
The Commencement and Information Response Form (CIRF) closes this week: http://hsph.me/commchan2015. You can use the CIRF to let us know your plans for ceremony attendance and also to order class photo prints and graduate and guest lunches. Please fill out the form even if you are not planning to attend graduation or do not need guest tickets. The deadline to complete the form is this Friday, April 24th at 5pm. Congratulations on your graduation. We look forward to seeing you in May.
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The Entrepreneurial Woman
TODAY, April 21st from 6 PM – 7:30 PM at Harvard i-lab
Join the Alumnae-i Network for Harvard Women (ANHW) for an evening celebrating local female entrepreneurs and exploring the array of challenges entrepreneurship brings. A light reception will follow the program. Featuring panelists Jules Pieri (The Grommet), Deborah Theobald (Vecna), Therese Rohrbeck (Viking Icelandic Yogurt), Nancy Brown (Oak HC/FT), and Stephanie Kaplan Lewis (Her Campus). Moderated by Harvard Business School Professor Lynda M. Applegate. RSVP: Please register via Eventbrite. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs.
New Findings in the Field of Negotiation: Research from the PON Graduate Research Fellows – Session 1
TODAY, April 21, 12:00 – 1:30 PM, Lewis 214A, Harvard Law School. A non-pizza lunch will be provided.
This lunch provides an opportunity for three of this year’s six Graduate Research Fellows to share their research findings with the negotiation community. Vera Mironova will present her work on individual preferences for types of war termination and negotiations in conflicts. Abbie Wazlawek will discuss her research, which examines the line that defines the boundaries of appropriate behavior in negotiations. Finally, Boshko Stankovski will present his research, which deals with issues of sovereignty and conditionality in peace agreements on self-determination and secession disputes. Join us for a fascinating, informal lecture, followed by a rich discussion. Learn more here.
Transforming Public Health in England: Lessons in Leadership & Innovation
Thursday, April 23rd, 12:30-1:30 PM, TMEC Walter Amphitheater (Harvard Medical School)
The Department of Health Policy and Management is holding a seminar series hosted by Professors Rifat Atun and Ashish Jhu. Tessa Jowell, Former Public Health Minister & Secretary of State for Culture and the Olympics of the United Kingdom, will present lessons in leadership and innovation for transformation of Public Health in England. Contact Ellen Girouard with questions.
Dean’s Distinguished Lecture – “Innovating Professional Education for Universal Health Coverage: Lessons from Thailand”
Tuesday, April 28th, 4pm, Joseph B. Martin Center Rotunda
Keynote: His Excellency Professor Rajata Rajatanavin, MD, FRCP, FACP, FACE Minister of Public Health, Thailand. Welcome and Discussion with: Dean Julio Frenk, MD, MPH, PhD Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, T&G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School. Lecture: 4:00PM. Joseph B. Martin Center Rotunda, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur Boston, MA. RSVP requested but not required: firstname.lastname@example.org
History, Trauma, and Public Health
Tuesday, April 28th at 5:30pm in Kresge G-1–dinner provided!
Please join the Harvard Chan School Native American Student Organization and the Jewish Student Association as they welcome Dr. Michael Grodin from Boston University and Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart from the University of New Mexico, as they discuss historical trauma in two different communities, its effects on health over the lifecourse, its intergenerational transmission within communities, and what can be done about its effects. RSVP here and check out the Facebook event here.
Events and Activities
BIG/BISG Information Session on Opportunities/ Reception with Behavioral Insights Group Faculty
TODAY, April 21st, Darman Room (First Floor of Taubman)
4:10 PM: Information Session on Upcoming Opportunities for Students, 5:10 PM: Reception with Behavioral Insights Group Faculty
Join BIG and BISG for a discussion of upcoming opportunities for students, including the 2015-2016 Immersion Experience Program (IXP) course, working with behavioral insights teams in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, and potential behavioral science PAE clients for students, including the World Bank, USAID, the Department of Health and Human Services, and MDRC. Hear from students who participated in the IXP last year, about details of potential PAE clients, and discuss BISG programming for the coming year. Immediately following the Information Session, join us for a reception with BIG, including faculty from HKS, HBS, the GSAS Government Department, and more. Drinks and hors-d’oeuvres will be served.
Harvard Longwood Campus Inaugural Diversity Dialogue: Make No Assumptions! Increasing Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
Wednesday, April 29th, 12:00-1:00 pm in Kresge G-1 (Snyder Auditorium)
Featuring Lisa Iezzoni, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. All members of the Harvard Longwood Campus community are encouraged to attend this session, including: students, staff, faculty, and trainees/appointees. More information here.
US Healthcare: A Hands On Experience
Wednesday, April 22nd, 9am-12:30pm
Hosted by Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, the ‘US Healthcare: A Hands On Experience’ is an excellent opportunity for Harvard Chan’s international students to have an opportunity to see the US healthcare delivery model at one of the nation’s leading institutions. Target Audience: Harvard Chan International Students and Domestic Non-Physician Students. The format of the program will include a tour of Brigham and Woman’s Hospital and up close opportunity to see ICU, Ward, and Nursing rounds. Additionally, there will be a introduction to the hospital quality initiatives along with a session in the STRATUS Medical Simulation Center. Spaces are limited. Please email Neil Gheewala to RSVP for this Symposium.
LGBTQ Asylum Seekers Share Their Stories
Wednesday, April 22nd, 12:30pm, Kresge G1
A unique opportunity to hear directly from survivors of human rights violations! Hear from asylum seekers themselves as they share their powerful stories of courage and detail the dangers and discrimination that individuals experience in their home countries due to their gender identity and sexual orientation. They will also talk about the US asylum process and the challenges they face trying to settle into their new lives in Massachusetts. Open to the public (lgbtqasylumseekers.eventbrite.com). Lunch provided.
Last Harvard Chan School, HKS and HGSE Joint-school Diversity Mixer of the Year: Celebrating Women’s History
Thursday, April 23rd, 5:30–7:30 PM Harvard Kennedy School of Government 79 John F. Kennedy St. Cambridge, MA, 02138 The Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building (L-P-9)*
*The Chan School Hosts can guide students to the Mixer. Meet at Kresge Cafeteria at 4:45! We look forward to seeing you there!
Hear remarks from administrators, faculty, and students on key experiences, challenges, and successes that shaped their respective professional work and education. Reception/Networking to follow! Light refreshments to be served. Space is limited. RSVP here. For questions, contact email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2015 Re-Entry Workshop with Alumni
Tuesday, April 28th, 5:30-7:30pm in Kresge 110
Are you graduating soon and wondering: Will I pick the right job/the right city? What if I don’t have a job before commencement? How do I balance my financial needs with my commitment to social justice? How do I manage the expectations (employer, family) that come with a Harvard degree? How do I deal with the frustrations of slow change? Join Harvard Chan School alumni on April 28 for a workshop to discuss re-entry to the workplace and life after Harvard. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP here. Email email@example.com with questions.
Saturday, May 2nd, 5:15pm at Flywheel Sports, 800 Boylston Ave in the Prudential Centre
The Eh Team’s Charity Spin Class is BACK ON. Now that the snow is gone we have renamed the event to signify what you all need to do with the looming work ahead. SWEAT. IT. OFF. Is Taylor Swift now singing in your head? Us too. This ride will be in support of Project Hope, a multi-service agency that is dedicated to helping women out of the cycle of homelessness and poverty. In Massachusetts there are >21,000 people homeless and 1/3 of these are in Boston. Let’s not let them all live like this through another brutal winter. Join us May 2 for a competitive, fast-paced, sweat-inducing spin-class at Flywheel Sports. Flywheel has generously donated a private spin class just for us in support of our cause. ALL proceeds go towards Project Hope. RSVP by April 29, 2015 at http://tinyurl.com/pdezhp6. Co-Prime Ministers: Julie Thorne and Yulin Hswen. More event info on the website.