Need to Know
Change of time and location for Commencement Packet Pick-Up
Now Thursday 5/7 and Friday 5/8 from 10am-4pm in Kresge Suite G4
All graduates who completed the CIRF will receive an email confirming their CIRF information before packet pick-up. Full information on packets can be found here. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
Volunteer at the Commencement Celebration
Want to take part in Commencement? The Office for Student Affairs is looking for students to participate in a welcome introduction to the awards ceremony at the Commencement Celebration on Wednesday, May 27th.
Students will read a short portion of the preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in his/her native language onstage (yes, English can also be one of the languages!). The time commitment will only be about a half-hour, from 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm on Commencement Eve day (May 27). This was a very beautiful and moving ceremony last year, and we hope to do the same for this year!
Open to all HSPH students, not just graduating students! Students must be able to commit to be physically present on stage on Wednesday, May 27, and be available for rehearsal (either May 25 or 26, depending on the tent construction) in order to participate.
Please register with Amy if you would like to participate and include the following information:
2. Country you culturally identify:
Please register this information by 5:00 pm Friday, May 15 and e-mail any questions to Amy firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your time and help!
Nepal Relief Efforts at the Harvard Chan School
Overflow for this event will be in the Kresge Atrium.
- Water Bottles for Nepal! All profits will benefit a local NGO in NepalStudent Government and Students for Nepal are raising money for Nepalese aid relief by selling red and white, eco-friendly aluminum water bottles with the Harvard T.H. Chan School logo. 100% of the profits will go to a local NGO in Nepal; such as Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON), Child Workers in Nepal (CWIN), and Koseli. BONUS: You can donate directly on the page if you don’t feel like purchasing a water bottle or if you want to donate a few extra dollars!! Thank you! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/water-bottles-for-nepal-tickets-16778887103
- Support the mission of Students for Nepal on Facebook and/or volunteerPlease support us on Facebook and/or sign up to volunteer as Harvard students strive to mobilize an international discourse and appropriate action for Nepalis. Your thumbs up on Facebook, time, knowledge, and skills are needed. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Dean’s Distinguished Lecture – Alain Enthoven – Beyond the ACA, Where Should We Go Next?
Thursday, May 7, 12:30pm, Kresge G1
Please note that lunch will be served at this event. Welcome and Discussion Moderation by Dean Julio Frenk. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Register today for the Inaugural Forum on Population Health Equity!
September 10-11th, 2015 at the Martin Conference Center, Longwood Medical Area
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will be hosting the Inaugural Forum on Population Health Equity, set for September 10-11th, 2015 at the Martin Conference Center in the Longwood Medical Area. Join over 400 students and public health professionals to hear from international leaders in the public health arena address pressing issues on population health equity, from racial inequities and the built environment to macro-economic shocks and housing effects on population health. Registration is free, but space is limited! Register here and more information here.
MCH Webinar: The Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Tuesday, May 12th @ 12:30 in FXB G13 – lunch provided!
Apply to be a Food Literacy Project Fellow!
Deadline: May 20. A 5 hr a week commitment during the academic year. $1500 stipend.
Do you eat? Then you are a part of the food system! Are you curious about how food is grown, made, selected, and served? Do you think about where it came from, who produces it, or how it feeds people? Apply to be a Food Literacy Project Fellow! A 5 hr a week commitment during the academic year. $1500 stipend. FLP Fellows plan projects and events that help educate and engage our community and connect food-related initiatives and projects across the University. You’ll also learn a lot about the food system! To apply send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by Monday, May 20th.
Events and Activities
Ice Cream Benefit For Nepal
Kresge Courtyard. Tuesday May 12th, 12pm-2pm.
Stop by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Kresge Courtyard on Tuesday, May 12th from 12pm-2pm for an ice cream fundraising event for Nepal. Please purchase your ice cream ticket in advance. We ask for a donation of $5, $10, or $20. Please bring your ticket or email confirmation with you to the fundraiser. Note: we cannot accept cash. Purchase tickets at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ice-cream-benefit-for-nepal-tickets-16823546681 100% of the profits will go to a local or international NGO or relief organization deemed most effective, appropriate, and impactful by several student groups like Students for Nepal and with insight from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and other groups.
MPHA (Massachusetts Public Health Association), the State Affiliate of the American Public Health Association, Annual Spring Awards Breakfast
Friday June 5 at 8:30 AM, deadline to enter lottery Friday, May 11th
This is always an exciting event attended by many of the leaders of public health in Massachusetts. The school has a limited number of tickets if you would like to attend, please let Roberta Gianfortoni know no later than, Friday, MAY 11th if you would like to attend. Attendees will be selected by lottery.
This year MPHA will honor the following leaders in celebration of their outstanding contributions to the betterment of public health in Massachusetts:
- Paul Revere Award: Renee Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center and Founding Director, Vital Village Community Engagement Network (Harvard Chan Alumna)
- Lemuel Shattuck Award: Jose Rafael Rivera, Assistant Director of Community Engagement and Support, LUK, Inc.
- Alfred Frechette Award: Max Fripp, MEd, Executive Director, Playworks Massachusetts
- Public Service Award: Benjamin Wood, MPH, Healthy Community Design Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
The Awards Breakfast is the signature event of the year for the public health community to come together to salute our partners, celebrate our accomplishments, reconnect with colleagues, and energize ourselves for public health advocacy going forward. Join us in celebrating these four visionary individuals while supporting MPHA! We hope to see you there! This event is held in the State Room at 60 State St., very “T” accessible. It is one of the most spectacular views in Boston!
Student Government’s Annual End of Year Party!
Friday, May 15th, 8:00pm – 2:00am at Whisky Saigon (116 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116)
Come celebrate the end of the school year! Your Student Government will be hosting its annual End of the Year Party at Whisky Saigon Friday, May 15th. Join your friends and the greater Harvard Chan community for the final party of the year! The party goes until the bar closes, but private to Harvard students until 10pm. Space is limited, get your tickets today! Buy your tickets here ($5): http://tinyurl.com/HarvardChanParty2015 * Ticket will include one drink ticket and free appetizers until 10pm. Line privileges with Harvard ID until 11pm.
Leadership Opportunity at Toastmasters!
Executive Positions for the 2015-2016 Academic Year! Deadline: Monday May 11th
Toastmasters is looking for Executive Members for the 2015-2016 academic year! Beyond developing your public speaking skills, seize the opportunity to take on a leadership role that will be fun and look great on your CV! Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. The following positions are open: President, Vice President Education, Vice President Public Relations, Treasurer. Contact Talia Varley for details! Deadline to express interest and apply is Monday May 11th! Please email Talia if you are interested and include your full name, the position(s) in which you are interested, your program and your graduation date.
End of Year BOAT BASH
The semester is almost over and summer is almost here, and it’s time to go out with a bang! We look forward to welcoming you onboard the Provincetown II party boat. Bartenders will be selling food and a wide range of drinks, and DJs will be playing on two decks as we cruise across Boston harbour to a spectacular sunset and dance the night away. WHEN: Friday May 8th; boarding starts 6:15pm (boat departs at 7pm). TICKETS: Available from the Dudley House 3rd Floor Office, or contact Ben Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org) $20 (May 4th-8th) Dudley members and their guests welcome. Proper ID required to board the boat. Cash required for food and drinks available onboard.
TELEHEALTH: How New Technologies Are Transforming Health Care
May 15, 2015 12:30pm-1:30pm ET Leadership Studio, Kresge 10th floor, Harvard Chan School
EXPERT PARTICIPANTS Ashish Jha, Professor of International Health, and Director, Harvard Global Health Institute, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Marc Mitchell, Founder and President of D-tree International, and Lecturer, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Randall Moore, President of Mercy Virtual Steve Crossan, Google Social Impact Team, Europe, Middle East and Africa MODERATOR Meredith Melnick, Editorial Director, Healthy Living, The Huffington Post. RSVP to email@example.com.
Vote for your Graduating Class Officers – Class of 2015 voting starts today.
Graduating class officer elections – vote for alumni class President, VP and Secretary
Each elected officer should be committed to devoting time and attention to the responsibilities of these positions. In addition to representing their class, each elected officer serves on an Alumni Association Committee for three years. The president serves as a voting member of the Alumni Council. Voting is only open to graduating students and goes on through May 7. Contact David Rogers with questions, http://alumni.sph.harvard.edu/classofficerballot2015.
Student Government Election
Congratulations to all those nominated candidates who ran for positions this semester. We were very happy to see the level of engagement with the student body and are expecting great things from the newly elected officers.
President: Christin Gilmer
Vice-President of Student Advocacy: Christine Mitchell
Vice-President of Student Life: Allyson Morton
Vice-President of Academic Affairs: Mohit Nair
Vice-President of Communications: Greta Martin