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Student News for September 15, 2014

Need to Know:

We hope you are enjoying the new and improved Student News format. In compliance with federal law we have included an unsubscribe option. We strongly encourage students to remain subscribed, however, as the Student News digest is used to communicate many important school deadlines and other information relevant to your academic success at HSPH. All students are required to have an HSPH email account, to check it and to view the HSPH student portal on a regular basis. Students are responsible for complying with the information presented through these electronic methods.  Any questions please contact Leah Kane at leah_kane@harvard.edu

Apply:

GHP Field Trips [WinterSession]

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, September 19 (11:59pm) 
Please visit the GHP Field Trip iSite for course information and application forms! http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k17719&tabgroupid=icb.tabgroup45241  Any questions contact agallant@hsph.harvard.edu  

Events and Activities:

BWH-Deland Fellowship Information Session

Monday, September 15, 5:30pm, Kresge G2
Don’t miss this chance to meet current Fellow Matt Timmel and learn about the administrative fellowship experience and how to apply. Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu

Making Your Mark at a HSPH Career Fair

Tuesday, September 16, 12:30pm, Kresge 502
Learn how to make the most of the fall career fairs. This workshop will prepare you to meet and greet, market your qualifications, and connect with career fair participants. Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu.

Rappaport Institute of Greater Boston

Tuesday, September 16, 5:30pm, Kresge G2 
The Rappaport Institute, which aims to improve the governance of Greater Boston by promoting emerging leaders, stimulating informed discussion, and producing new ideas, offers a 10-week summer internship in key state and local agencies in the Greater Boston area. Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu.

HSPH Student-Community Action Partnership General Interest Meetings

September 16th at 12:30pm in Kresge 201 AND September 17th at 5:30pm in Kresge 212
Interested in exploring, working and taking action with Boston communities on health and social justice related issues? Join HSPH Student-Community Action Partnership! HSPH S-CAP is committed to increasing the presence of HSPH in the surrounding Boston area and engaging with social justice issues which impact local communities, especially those affecting health. If you would like to be added to our email list, please fill out our interest survey below. We will be holding two general interest meetings on Tuesday, September 16th from 12:30 to 1:20 pm in Kresge 201 and Wednesday, September 17th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in Kresge 212. Leadership opportunities are available. Returning and new members are encouraged to attend! More information click hereThe link to the interest survey is : https://docs.google.com/a/mail.harvard.edu/forms/d/1cKlijQB61oL3wsdGloXemih3u9vT_gAX1K-5lzvP0xA/viewform Any questions contact hsph.scap@gmail.com 

HSPH Healthcare Consulting and Research Fair

Thursday, September 18, 12:00 to 2:00pm, Kresge Cafeteria
The event will bring together consulting and research professionals from a variety of organizations to discuss career opportunities. This is an efficient way to learn about various employers and the type of work they do while making valuable networking and job contacts. All Harvard Students are welcome.
Participating organizations:
• American Institutes for Research
• Analysis Group, Inc.
• Chartis Group
• CVS Health
• Deloitte Consulting
• Global Health Corps
• Harvard School of Public Health
• Humana
• J-PAL (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab)
• RTI International
•Strategy& (formerly Booz & Co.)
• Towers Watson
• Yale University
Dress to Impress and Remember your Resume/CV! 

Marc Cosentino, Author of Case in Point

Thursday, September 18, 5:30pm, Kresge G2
Marc Cosentino is a case question expert and author of Case in Point: Complete Case Interview Preparation. Marc has twenty years of experience with case questions. He has written well over a hundred cases, while coaching, preparing and training more than eight thousand Harvard students and alumni. He has written three books involving case and consulting. Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu

Volunteer:

Conversation Partners, Language Exchange Program at HSPH

Interested in practicing or learning a new language? Become part of the Conversation Partners/Language Exchange Program at HSPH! Please email the Office for Student Affairs at studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu with your name, native language, email address and any languages you would like to practice by having a conversation partner. You will then be matched with a conversation partner based on your interests by the end of September. We are looking in particular for French or Spanish native speakers that want to practice a new language.

Student News for September 12, 2014

Need to Know:

Lockers

At this time the Office for Student Affairs is no longer assigning lockers due to construction in Kresge. If anything changes we will let you know.

Any questions please ask Joel-Michael

Apply:

Run for Student Government Office!

Candidate statements due tomorrow at noon to studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu
HSPH Student Government is looking for students passionate about building community, increasing transparency, and engaging their classmates in decision-making. Elections start next week, and we have 24 positions available, including Vice President of Information. If you’re interested in running, please send a candidate statement with your full name, contact email, degree program, department affiliation, photo, and no more than 300 words detailing your background and goals for the position. All statements are due to studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu by noon TOMORROW (Friday, Sept 12). 
Student Government Elections Fall 2014

Academic:

Join the Center on the Developing Child’s Doctoral Student Collaborative

September 17th at 6pm

The Center on the Developing Child’s interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Collaborative is a student-driven forum that meets monthly throughout the academic year. The Collaborative is for doctoral students across Harvard’s graduate schools to explore their interest in child and adolescent health and development, to engage in cross-disciplinary learning and skill building, and to network with like-minded students across the University.

Students interested in joining the Collaborative must submit a Statement of Interest by Monday, September 15, 2014. For more information click here.

Any questions please contact Farah

Events and Activities:

HSPH Office of Diversity and Inclusion Open House

September 12th at 12:00pm-2:00pm, 35 Wigglesworth St.

Learn more about the staff, programs, and events offered by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and see the student and group study/meeting space with wi-fi, free printing, & tea/coffee.

Pizza will be available for lunch. Refreshments will be served throughout the day!

Any questions please ask Sandhya

BWH-Deland Fellowship Information Session

September 15th at 5:30pm in Kresge G2

Don’t miss this chance to meet current Fellow Matt Timmel and learn about the fellowship experience and how to apply.

Any questions please ask Office of Career Advancement

Deloitte Information Session

September 15th at 12:30pm in Kresge G2

Come listen to Deloitte consultants describe what they look for in candidates, their culture, typical career paths, and their healthcare and management strategy practice for both internships and permanent positions with the company.

Any questions please ask Katherine

Booz Allen Hamilton Information Session

September 12th at 12:30pm in FXB G13

Come meet representatives from Booz Allen Hamilton while they talk about the variety of work they do in strategy consulting and change management.

Any questions please ask Office of Career Advancement

General:

HSPH Student Organization Start or Renew Deadline

September 12th at 5:00pm

HSPH has a variety of student organizations, all led by students at HSPH. Student organizations provide rich opportunities for networking, peer learning, and professional and personal growth and support. All student organizations must complete the first step in the process of applying for recognition or renewal. The first step in the process is submitting your organization’s proposed Name, Mission Statement and Objectives.

The link to fill out the online form is here

Any questions contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu

A Conversation with Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach

September 18 at 4:00pm in Kresge 439

A Conversation with Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach CEO of Hadassah Mt. Scopus in Jerusalem Moderated by Rick Siegrist and Susan Madden. Join us for an engaging conversation surrounding:

How Dr. Levtzion-Korach established herself as a new (and first female) head of Mt. Scopus

How she has handled the financial crisis her hospital has faced in the last 18 months, and maintained her position throughout the turmoil.

RSVP at here by Monday, September 15th

Volunteer:

Conversation Partners, Language Exchange Program at HSPH

Interested in practicing or learning a new language? Become part of the Conversation Partners/Language Exchange Program at HSPH! Please email the Office for Student Affairs at studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu with your name, native language, email address and any languages you would like to practice by having a conversation partner. You will then be matched with a conversation partner based on your interests by the end of September. We are looking in particular for any native Spanish or French speakers who want to practice a new language.

Student News for September 11, 2014

Apply:

Run for Student Government Office!

Candidate statements due tomorrow at noon to studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu
HSPH Student Government is looking for students passionate about building community, increasing transparency, and engaging their classmates in decision-making. Elections start next week, and we have 24 positions available, including Vice President of Information. If you’re interested in running, please send a candidate statement with your full name, contact email, degree program, department affiliation, photo, and no more than 300 words detailing your background and goals for the position. All statements are due to studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu by noon TOMORROW (Friday, Sept 12). 
Student Government Elections Fall 2014

Events and Activities:

Orientation to the Office of Alumni Affairs and Career Advancement

Thursday, September 11, 12:30pm, Kresge G2
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the many CA resources including: online job search tools, CareerConnect, casequestions.com, InterviewStream, Harvard Alumni Network and more. Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu

Careers in Consulting Panel

Thursday, September 11, 5:30pm, Kresge G2
EXPERIENCED CONSULTANTS WILL TELL YOU:
• Typical work assignments
• What consulting firms look for when hiring
• What you need to know to interview successfully
• What is the work/life culture
• What does the hiring timetable look like
 Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu

Office of Diversity & Inclusion Open House

Friday, September 12, 2014, 12:00-2:00 pm, 35 Wigglesworth Street, Boston
Learn more about the staff, programs and events offered by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and see the student and group study/meeting space with wi-fi, free printing & tea/coffee 12:00-2:00 pm Pizza will be available for lunch Refreshments will be served throughout the day! Location: 35 Wigglesworth Street, Boston, MA 02120 (On the corner of Huntington Ave and Wigglesworth St. next to Il Mondo Pizza). Any questions contact visrani@hsph.harvard.edu

Booz Allen Hamilton Information Session

Friday, September 12, 12:30pm, Kresge 204
Come meet representatives from Booz Allen Hamilton while they talk about the variety of work they do in strategy consulting and change management. Jobs Available: Various *US Citizenship Required. Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu

HSPH Healthcare Consulting and Research Fair

Thursday, September 18, 12:00 to 2:00pm, Kresge Cafeteria
The event will bring together consulting and research professionals from a variety of organizations to discuss career opportunities. This is an efficient way to learn about various employers and the type of work they do while making valuable networking and job contacts. All Harvard Students are welcome. Participating organizations:
• American Institutes for Research
• Analysis Group, Inc.
•  Chartis Group
• CVS Health
• Deloitte Consulting
• Global Health Corps
• Harvard School of Public Health
• Humana
• J-PAL (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab)
• RTI International
• Strategy& (formerly Booz & Co.)
• Towers Watson
• Yale University
Dress to Impress and Remember your Resume/CV! Any questions contact careers@hsph.harvard.edu

General:

Exclusive Opportunity for HSPH – Free Access to TEDMEDLive 2014

September 10th-12th
HSPH has free access to TEDMED 2014 stage program of over 80 transformative speakers. Join us in bringing this exceptional collection of thought leaders and innovators straight to HSPH for FREE this September 10-12 (on-demand access through Sept. 15). You may experience TEDMED on large screens in meeting rooms or auditoriums, or on your desktops, laptops and tablets. Go to www.tedmedlive.org from the device and location where you will be holding your gathering and login using your Affiliate ID Code: L78126

Volunteer:

Tai Chi Wellness Program at Bowdoin Street Health Center

Volunteer and participate in FREE Tai Chi classes – Mondays and/or Thursdays from 10:30 am – 1 pm
We are looking for one or two students to help us with coordination and set-up for a newly established Tai Chi Wellness Program at Bowdoin Street Health Center that aims to reduce fall risk in the elderly. The volunteer should be available Mondays and/or Thursdays from 10:30 am – 1 pm to help out with these classes on-site at Bowdoin Street Health Center. The volunteer(s) are welcomed to join in on the Tai Chi class itself for free, which takes place from 11 am – 12 pm. If you are free Monday and/or Thursday to help out with these classes, or if you have any questions, please contact Winnie Wang at Winnie.Wang@mail.harvard.edu

Student News for September 10, 2014

Need to Know:

Server Maintenance

Thursday, September 11th, we will be performing our normal monthly system maintenance to all servers.  The maintenance window will last from 7PM to 1AM.
There will be a school-wide Wireless Network outage between 7:30PM to 8:30PM. Wireless access from inside SPH buildings will be interrupted, but wired access will not be effected
The following services will have one or two small outages:
(You can continue to work, but may have brief pauses while services restart)
– File and Print services
– ICF File services
– ICF Print services
– NetStorage
– Kanaka
– Powerfaids and NetPartner
– Web Server (main www.hsph.harvard.edu site)
– Accellion File Transfer service
– Wasabi
The following services will be unavailable from 7pm – 10:30pm:
– ALICE
– MyHSPH Portal
The following services will be unaffected during the maintenance window:  
– HUIT ICEmail (Outlook) system
– ALICE Development/Testing systems
Please contact our I/T Helpdesk at (617)432-4357 or email helpdesk@hsph.harvard.edu for any questions or concerns you may have regarding this information.

Apply:

Run for Student Government — 24 Positions Available!

Candidate statements due Friday, Sept 12 at noon to studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu
Interested in leadership opportunities on campus? Get involved in Student Government! There are 24 positions available, including Vice President of Finance. Self-nominations are welcome. All candidates should email their: full name, contact email, degree program, department affiliation, photo, and no more than 300 words describing his or her background and goals for the position to studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu. Elections start next week. Recent SG accomplishments include new M2 buses, better wages for student teaching assistants, and healthier food options at Sebastian’s. Join our team today and help make HSPH an even better place! For more information, click here: http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k2646&tabgroupid=ic  Any questions contact Alvin Tran at alvintran@mail.harvard.edu or Caitlin McMurty at clm225@mail.harvard.edu. 

Events and Activities:

HSPH Office of Diversity & Inclusion Open House Event

Friday, September 12th 12:00-2:00pm
Learn more about the staff, programs, and events offered by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and see the student and group study/meeting space with wi-fi, free printing, & tea/coffee. Pizza will be available for lunch. Refreshments will be served throughout the day! 35 Wigglesworth Street Boston, MA 02120 (On the corner of Huntington Ave and Wigglesworth St. next to Il Mondo Pizza). For more information contact visrani@hsph.harvard.edu

Maternal and Child Health/Children Youth and Families Seminar Series

September 10th at 12:30pm-1:20pm in FXB G12
Please join us for our first MCH/CYF Seminar featuring Dr. Janet Rich-Edwards! She will be speaking about: The evolution of interventions to raise Vitamin D levels to improve maternal & child health: Ten steps from a pilot study in Boston to changing national nutrition policy in Mongolia. For more information click here or contact lfarland@hsph.harvard.edu

Public Health Leadership Launch/Info Session

Thursday, September 11, 12:30-1:20pm, Kresge G2
We welcome all students to attend the PHL Launch event. Come learn what the Public Health Leadership program can offer you! Light snack & Refreshments RSVP Here: https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0Ja8jwfXY6dWv41  

Public Narrative Workshop with Professor Ganz

Saturday, September 27, 8:00-5:45pm, FXB Building
The ability to tell your public narrative as a way to engage others in action is an important tool for any leader. Join Marshall Ganz (Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard Kennedy School of Government) to explore how to develop and share your narrative through a dynamic, interactive seminar. Saturday, September 27, 8:00-5:45pm, FXB Building $60.00 Workshop Fee Healthy Lunch will be provided RSVP TODAY, only a few spots remaining: http://tinyurl.com/Public-Narrative-RSVP  . For more information click here or contact PHL@hsph.harvard.edu

HSPH Christian Fellowship Welcome Luncheon!

Thursday, Sept. 11, 12:30-1:20pm, Kresge 201
Welcome to HSPH! The Christian Fellowship at HSPH will hold its welcome luncheon tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 11 in Kresge 201. Join us to learn more about the group and meet new and returning students. All are welcome! Any questions contact ygurmu@hsph.harvard.edu

General:

Exclusive Opportunity for HSPH – Free Access to TEDMEDLive 2014

September 10 through 12, 2014
HSPH has free access to TEDMED 2014 stage program of over 80 transformative speakers. Join us in bringing this exceptional collection of thought leaders and innovators straight to HSPH for FREE this September 10-12 (on-demand access through Sept. 15). http://www.tedmed.com/event/tedmedlive You may experience TEDMED on large screens in meeting rooms or auditoriums, or on your desktops, laptops and tablets. Go to www.tedmedlive.org from the device and location where you will be holding your gathering and login using your Affiliate ID Code: L781. Any questions contact soa080@mail.harvard.edu. 

Volunteer:

Conversation Partners, Language Exchange Program at HSPH

Interested in practicing or learning a new language? Become part of the Conversation Partners/Language Exchange Program at HSPH! Please email the Office for Student Affairs at studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu with your name, native language, email address and any languages you would like to practice by having a conversation partner. You will then be matched with a conversation partner based on your interests by the end of September. We are looking in particular for any native Spanish or French speakers who want to practice a new language.

Student News for September 9, 2014

Need to Know:

SPH1&2 Electrical Shutdown Notification

The electric power feeding SPH1 and SPH2 will be interrupted this weekend to connect a subset of existing power circuits to the newly installed electrical distribution gear.  Jim DeVito from Operations has been working over the past two Months with key contacts from all impacted Departments in addressing specific needs to coordinate this event.  The final shutdown plan scheduled for this weekend includes a complete list of critical equipment (organized by floor and department) with signatures of endorsement from key stakeholders including Department Administrators.

SPH1 & 2 Electric Power Shutdown Schedule

September 13, 2014

  1. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. ALL normal power feeding SPH1 and SPH2 will be turned off.  Emergency power will be available to both buildings.
  2. 4 p.m. SPH1 normal power restored via temporary generator.  Note SPH2 normal power will remain off for the duration of the outage.

September 15, 2014

  1. 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. ALL temporary normal power feeding SPH1 will be turned off.  Emergency power will be available to both buildings.
  2. 4 a.m. SPH1 and SPH2 normal power restored to both buildings.  End of Outage

In preparation for this planned electrical outage, please turn off all computers and sensitive electronic equipment.

Please direct all inquiries to HSPH Operations at 617-432-1152.

Nominations for Student Government Now Open!

Candidate statements due by September 12th at 12pm to studentgov@hsph.harvard.edu

Interested in leadership opportunities on campus? Get involved in Student Government! There are 24 positions available, including Vice President of Finance. Self-nominations are welcome.

All candidates should email their: full name, contact email, degree program, department affiliation, photo, and no more than 300 words describing his or her background and goals for the position to studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu.

Elections start next week. Recent SG accomplishments include new M2 buses, better wages for student teaching assistants, and healthier food options at Sebastian’s. Join our team today and help make HSPH an even better place!

For more information click here. Any questions please contact Alvin or Caitlin.

Academic:

Join the Center on the Developing Child’s Doctoral Student Collaborative

September 17th at 6pm

The Center on the Developing Child’s interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Collaborative is a student-driven forum that meets monthly throughout the academic year. The Collaborative is for doctoral students across Harvard’s graduate schools to explore their interest in child and adolescent health and development, to engage in cross-disciplinary learning and skill building, and to network with like-minded students across the University.

Students interested in joining the Collaborative must submit a Statement of Interest by Monday, September 15, 2014. For more information click here.

Any questions please contact Farah

Exclusive Opportunity for HSPH – Free Access to TEDMED

September 10th-12th

HSPH has free access to TEDMED 2014 stage program of over 80 transformative speakers. Join us in bringing this exceptional collection of thought leaders and innovators straight to HSPH for FREE this September 10-12 (on-demand access through Sept. 15).

You may experience TEDMED on large screens in meeting rooms or auditoriums, or on your desktops, laptops and tablets. Go to www.tedmedlive.org from the device and location where you will be holding your gathering and login using your Affiliate ID Code: L781

Any questions please ask Souzana.

Events and Activities:

HSPH Reel Epi and Black Student Health Organization screening of Unnatural Causes

September 16th at 5:45pm in Joseph B Martin Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall

Dr. Nancy Krieger will be our guest speaker to gain more insight in to this film. Food and drinks will be provided. To RSVP click here.

Any questions please contact Natalie.

Maternal and Child Health/Children Youth and Families Seminar Series

September 10th at 12:30pm-1:20pm in FXB G12

Please join us for our first MCH/CYF Seminar featuring Dr. Janet Rich-Edwards! She will be speaking about: The evolution of interventions to raise Vitamin D levels to improve maternal & child health: Ten steps from a pilot study in Boston to changing national nutrition policy in Mongolia.

Any questions please contact Leslie.

HSPH Office of Diversity and Inclusion Open House

September 12th at 12:00pm-2:00pm, 35 Wigglesworth St.

Learn more about the staff, programs, and events offered by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and see the student and group study/meeting space with wi-fi, free printing, & tea/coffee.

Pizza will be available for lunch. Refreshments will be served throughout the day!

Any questions please ask Sandhya

General:

HSPH Student Organization Start or Renew Deadline

September 12th at 5:00pm

HSPH has a variety of student organizations, all led by students at HSPH. Student organizations provide rich opportunities for networking, peer learning, and professional and personal growth and support. All student organizations must complete the first step in the process of applying for recognition or renewal. The first step in the process is submitting your organization’s proposed Name, Mission Statement and Objectives.

The link to fill out the online form is here

Any questions contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu

 

Student News for September 8, 2014

Need to Know:

Special Announcement Today

September 8th at 12:30pm in Kresge Cafeteria

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to take part in a special event today, Monday, September 8. Join us in person in the Kresge Cafeteria, in G1 to watch a simulcast, or live online. If you would like to join us in the Kresge Cafeteria, please be sure to arrive no later than 12 noon, as seating will be very limited. Online streaming and the simulcast in G1 will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Watch the presentation live online here. Learn more about this event here.

Kresge Cafeteria Hours Today

The Kresge Cafeteria, which will be serving breakfast as usual, will close at 10am today. Please note that it will be Cash Only. Complimentary coffee and tea will be available in the FXB Atrium at 10am. For those attending today’s mid-day event, complimentary bag lunches will be available on a first come, first served basis with your HU ID. The lunches will be available outside G1–the event overflow room– and the second floor hallway of Kresge beginning at 1:15pm.

Academic:

Effectiveness of Participatory Community Quality Improvement on Maternal and Newborn Health Care Behavior and Practices: A Quasi-Experiment Study

September 12, 2014 at 12:30pm in FXB, Room G12

Please join the Women and Health Initiative for their first seminar of the academic calendar presented by Ali Karim, Senior M&E and Research Advisory, The Last Ten Kilometers Project, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., Ethiopia.

Any questions please contact Jessica

Apply:

HSPH Poster Day for Students and Postdocs

Deadline for Submission is Friday Oct. 3

On-site demonstrations will be held in Kresge G2 on Thursday Sept 25, 12:00-1:00pm.

Friday, Nov 7, 11:00m-4:30pm in Kresge G2

More information is available at www.hsph.harvard.edu/posterday2014. Any questions please contact pda@hsph.harvard.edu.

Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute

Deadline for Submission Monday Sept 8, 11:59pm

Interested? Click here

Housed at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, the Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute (HGSLI) is a leadership development program for graduate students across Harvard. Each HGSLI cohort is limited to 30 students and provides an opportunity to establish an intimate cross-Harvard network. HGSLI is a semester-long program where Fellows receive leadership training informed by the model of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), with a focus on authentic leadership development, growth, and personal reflection.

Any questions please contact Farah.

Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion Seeks Student Members

Deadline for Submission is Friday, Sept 12

The Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACDI) meets from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm on the second or third Thursday each month. Members will actively participate in committee meetings and in at least one sub-committee.

Please submit the form to Elizabeth Solomon 

Any questions please contact Kerri.

Events and Activities:

Rock Center for Entrepreneurship presents a conversation with Peter Thiel

September 18th at 4:30pm in Burden Hall at Harvard Business School

“Every time we create something new, we go from 0 to 1. The act of creation is singular, as is the moment of creation, and the result is something fresh and strange.” —From Zero to One by Peter Thiel.

The HBS Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, the Center of What’s Next, will host an unforgettable conversation with Peter Thiel. Professor Bill Sahlman will interview Peter about his new book, Zero to One, to explore the complexities of intensive innovation. Afterwards, the HBS Entrepreneurship Club will host a book signing in Burden Lobby. Copies of his new book will be available to purchase.

RSVP here

Any questions please contact Leo

HSPH Student Society of Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacoeconomics, and Outcomes Research

September 10th, 12:30pm in Kresge 213

We hope you will be able to join us for the first general meeting at 12:30 on Wednesday, September 10th in Kresge 213, where we will get to know each other and outline our plans for the year.

Any questions please contact John

Student News for August 28, 2014

Christian Fellows 9.11.14 Catering

Need to Know:

Information Table

August 28th from 9 am to 1 pm, Kresge Atrium

Please make sure to sign-up for STATA workshops and Countway library tours this week! Space is limited to those who sign-up at the information table. You can also pick up your tickets for the Red Sox on September 5th and the New England Aquarium on August 29th. OSA will be collecting payment for the MBTA Semester Passes as well until 5 pm on August 28th. Any questions contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu

MBTA Semester Pass Payment Deadline

Due by Today, August 28th at 5 pm in Kresge 604

The MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) has teamed up with the Harvard School of Public Health to offer students a discount on their transportation costs. The MBTA is Boston’s public transit system and is made up of the subway system (called the “T”), local trains (the commuter rail) and buses that service the metropolitan area. The discounted program offered requires students to order and pay for a four month (semester) pass and prices vary based on the type of pass you purchase. For more information about pricing please visit: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/student-affairs/tpass/ Students who participate receive an 11% discount. The Fall Semester pass covers October – January. Please fill out the following form and submit payment by 5 pm Thursday August 28th. Bring your check, money order or cash to Kresge 604. https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eERzxzCQGAwoXcx

Academic:

GHP Information Session

September 8th through September 12th from 12:30-1:20 pm 

Monday, September 8, 2014 (12:30-1:20pm, Kresge G1)

  • GHP 547 Field Experience in Maternal Health, Ana Langer
  • GHP 297 Field Trip: Health Reform and Community Medicine in Chile, Thomas Bossert
  • GHP 543 Humanitarian Field Study in the Middle East, Claude Bruderlein

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 (12:30-1:20pm, Kresge G1)

  • GHP 542 Field Trip to Brazil, Marcia Castro
  • GHP 544 Field Trip to Mexico, Michael Reich

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 (12:30-1:20pm, Kresge G1)

  • GHP 546 Thai-Burma Border, Parveen Parmar & Gregg Greenough
  • GHP 298 Field Trip to India, Richard Cash
  • GHP 540 Field Trip to Urban and Rural Bangladesh, Richard Cash & Omar Rahman

Friday, September 12, 2014 (12:30-1:20pm, GHP 1208)

  • GHP 268 Field Experience in Health and Human Rights, Stephen Marks & Alicia Yamin

Community Wide Meeting on Harvard’s new Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy

September 5th from 12:30-1:30 pm in Kresge G-1

Community-Wide Meetings on Harvard’s new Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy. Boston Harvard University’s Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy is now in effect and applies to all students, faculty, and staff. For students, the Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment is now operational.

Members of the Harvard University community are invited to attend one of two community-wide meetings on Harvard’s new Sexual and Gender Based Harassment Policy to find out some foundational information about the standards, better understand the expectations for conduct that apply to all of us, learn about upcoming opportunities for input on illustrative materials to apply the policy language to real life situations for students, faculty and staff within the various schools and units. Any questions contact sherman@hsph.harvard.edu

Apply:

HuSEHR Interdisciplinary Concentration

The Interdisciplinary Concentration in Humanitarian Studies, Ethics and Human Rights (HuSEHR) at the Harvard School of Public Health is an interdisciplinary concentration / certificate program for HSPH graduate students seeking an intensive training in humanitarian studies through an innovative and integrated educational program grounded in field-based realities.

Available to entering HSPH MPH students and HSPH 2-year Master students in the Global Health and Population, Health Policy & Management, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Epidemiology departments.

Applications reviewed on a rolling admissions basis with a final deadline of September 12th.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/husehr/.

Questions can be directed to hah@harvard.edu

Events and Activities:

HSPH Shopping Trip to IKEA

September 6th from 9 am to 12 pm, meet at Vanderbilt Hall 

Hey HSPH, Your Student Government would like to help you get settled into Boston by arranging a social trip to IKEA. Come shop for last-minute household appliances (e.g., lamps, curtains, dishes, etc.), order furniture, grab a bite to eat, and mingle with other HSPH students. This is also an opportunity to meet with some of your current SG officers! Bus tickets are only $10 thanks to the wonderful sponsorship from the Shattuck House Resident Community Advisors. The bus will leave promptly at 9 am from in front of Vanderbilt Hall. RSVP at: https://hsphgoesikea.eventbrite.com Space is limited. Any questions email studentgov@hsph.mail.harvard

New England Revolution v. Montreal Impact Game

September 13th at 7:30 pm, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough MA

Cheer on the New England Revolution with your HSPH classmates and friends! The New England Revolution are Boston’s own MLS soccer team.

This ticket is for ONLY the game on Saturday September 13, 2014 to the New England Revolution vs. Montreal Impact. The game takes place at Gillette Stadium: 1 Patriots Place, Foxborough, MA. This ticket does not include transportation.

Please pick up your ticket(s) in the Office for Student Affairs during Orientation Week or before September 12th. Same day pick-up is not available. OSA is located in Kresge 604 and is open Mondays-Fridays from 9 am to 5 pm.

Buy your tickets here: https://hsphrevs.eventbrite.com

Student News for August 4, 2014

Student News for Monday August 4, 2014

Tomorrow:

Harvard Longwood Campus Lunch and Learn: The Role of Social Support in Managing Stress 

Date: August 5th, Time: 12:00-1:00pm, Location: Countway Library, Ballard Rm.
This session covers main work-related causes of stress and explains why social support is one of the most effective ways to mitigate the harmful effects of stress. You will learn about your body’s natural stress-response mechanism, the differences between three types of stress (Positive, Tolerable, and Toxic), and how stress can be your friend. Come join us at this Harvard Longwood Campus Lunch & Learn. Register through Peoplesoft. Any questions contact eringuet@hsph.harvard.edu.

2014 Hot Topic Series

Date: August 5th, Time: 12:30-1:20 pm, Location: Kresge, G-2

Please join us for our next presentation in this summer’s Hot Topics series! Choosing Wisely: Can Specialty Societies Lead Efforts to Eliminate Waste? Tuesday, August 5th 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm Kresge G-2 Speaker: Meredith Rosenthal, Professor of Health Economics and Policy, Department of Health Policy and Management; Associate Dean for Diversity, Office of the Dean Please feel free to bring your lunch! We hope to see you there! Any questions contact sgreguol@hsph.harvard.edu.

This Week:

Announcing a Countway Library Brown Bag at HSPH – PubMed: Learn to Search Like an Expert 

Date: August 8, Time: 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm, Location: FXB Room G13
Frustrated searching PubMed? Get more control over your results with MeSH, subheadings, limits, and field searching. Learn how to refine your search to get the most precision, or how to do a broad but comprehensive search to find as much as possible on your topic. Registration is not required. Feel free to bring your lunch. For more information contact Countway Library Reference & Education Services: countref@hms.harvard.eduor 617-432-2134.

Next Week:

Harvard Longwood Campus Lunch and Learn: Wise Money Moves for Young Adults

Date: August 12, 2014, Time: 12:00-1:00 pm, Location: Countway Library, Minot Room
Recent grads and employees starting careers will take stock of where they are, as well as how to get and stay on the path leading to financial security. In this overview seminar, participants will review core financial planning areas leading to financial wellness, including: Cash flow and spending, Saving and investing money over time: the value of compound interest, Retirement Planning (yes, now is the time to start!) and Goal Planning – including home buying and risk management. Register for the course through Peoplesoft. Any questions contact eringuet@hsph.harvard.edu.

Apply:

Reading and Study Strategies for Non-native English Readers (Fall 2014)

Develop strategies for reading expository text at the university level: 1 week, M-F September 15-19, 8:00-10:00 am. Registration begins August 18 at the Bureau of Study Counsel (5 Linden Street). More info: www.bsc.harvard.edu.

IEE Announces Graduate Fellowships to China

Beginning in August, graduate students enrolled in U.S. universities can apply through the Institute of International Education for support to conduct doctoral research at one of 15 prestigious universities in China under the Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship of the Confucius China Studies Program. The fellowships are one component of an array of scholarships and fellowships offered by Hanban, which is a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education. IIE has been selected to manage the recruitment and review of fellowship applications for students from U.S. universities. Students can be U.S. citizens or any non-Chinese citizens who are enrolled in graduate level programs at U.S. universities.To be eligible for the fellowship, students should be enrolled in a Ph.D. program, a dual Master’s Ph.D. program, or a joint Ph.D. degree program. The fellowship will support 60 doctoral candidates to go to China to study, conduct research, and write their doctoral dissertations for a period of six months to two years. Funding will cover tuition, research costs, medical insurance, airfare and a stipend for living expenses. For details on eligibility and the application process, visit www.iie.org/ccsp

FYI

Student Health Program 

The Harvard University Student Health Program (HUSHP) plan year is August 1 – July 31. This program is comprised of two parts: the Student Health Fee and the Student Health Insurance Plan. Benefit information/details: http://hushp.harvard.edu/about-hushp. Any questions contact skeddy@huhs.harvard.edu.

Missed the July 31 health insurance waiver deadline?

HUSHP waivers submitted after the July 31 deadline will be accepted through September 30, and late fees will apply. More details: http://hushp.harvard.edu/waive

Filling prescriptions with the Student Health Program?

Catamaran will be administering the HUSHP pharmacy benefit. All students on the insurance plan will receive new prescription ID cards from Catamaran (Express Scripts ID cards will no longer be valid). More information: http://hushp.harvard.edu/catamaran-prescription-drug-plan

Save the Date:

HSPH Student Mixer at Yard House

Date: August 27, 2014, Time: 6-8 pm, Location: Yard House- 126 Brookline Ave, Boston MA
Come mix and mingle with your new classmates during orientation at the Yard House — a restaurant in Fenway with a famed assortment of draught beers! HSPH Student Government will be providing free appetizers to those who arrive early. Don’t miss out! Mark your calendars: When: August 27 from 6 – 8 p.m. Where: Yard House — Fenway 126 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215 RSVP: https://sgmixer2014.eventbrite.com

Student News for August 1, 2014

Harvard School of Public Health Student News – August 01, 2014

Next Week

Next Week: 2014 Summer Hot Topics Speaker Series

Date: August 5th Time: 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm Location: Kresge G-2
Any questions contact: sgreguol@hsph.harvard.edu
For more information: https://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/live/myhsphpublisher/viewannouncement.cfm?EntryId=14159

Apply

IIE Announces Graduate Fellowships to China

for more information: skirwan@hsph.harvard.edu

https://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/live/myhsphpublisher/viewannouncement.cfm?EntryId=14063

FYI

FYI: Student Health Program 

The Harvard University Student Health Program (HUSHP) plan year is August 1 – July 31. This program is comprised of two parts: the Student Health Fee and the Student Health Insurance Plan. Benefit information/details: http://hushp.harvard.edu/about-hushp. Any questions contact skeddy@huhs.harvard.edu.

FYI: Missed the July 31 health insurance waiver deadline?

HUSHP waivers submitted after the July 31 deadline will be accepted through September 30, and late fees will apply. More details: http://hushp.harvard.edu/waive

Apply

Apply: Reading and Study Strategies for Non-native English Readers (Fall 2014)

For students who speak/read English as a non-native language
for more information: skeddy@huhs.harvard.edu

https://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/live/myhsphpublisher/viewannouncement.cfm?EntryId=14152

Save the Date

Save the Date: Announcing a Countway Library Brown Bag at HSPH – PubMed: Learn to Search Like an Expert

Friday August 8, 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm, FXB (Public Health) Room G13
for more information: arol_mita@hms.harvard.edu

https://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/live/myhsphpublisher/viewannouncement.cfm?EntryId=14148

Harvard Longwood Campus Lunch and Learn: Wise Money Moves for Young Adults

Tuesday August 12th, 12:00-1:00pm, Countway Library, Minot Rm.
posted by: eringuet@hsph.harvard.edu

https://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/live/myhsphpublisher/viewannouncement.cfm?EntryId=14132

Chartered Buses to Ikea!

HSPH Student Gov chartering buses to Ikea Sat, Sept 6
posted by: clm225@mail.harvard.edu
https://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/live/myhsphpublisher/viewannouncement.cfm?EntryId=14139
All information and links in the HSPH Student News are provided for information purposes only and do not necessarily constitute endorsement by the Harvard School of Public Health.

Student News for July 31, 2014

Harvard School of Public Health Student News – July 31, 2014

Next Week:

Harvard Longwood Campus Lunch and Learn: The Role of Social Support in Managing Stress 

Date: August 5th, Time: 12:00-1:00pm, Location: Countway Library, Ballard Rm.
This session covers main work-related causes of stress and explains why social support is one of the most effective ways to mitigate the harmful effects of stress. You will learn about your body’s natural stress-response mechanism, the differences between three types of stress (Positive, Tolerable, and Toxic), and how stress can be your friend. Come join us at this Harvard Longwood Campus Lunch & Learn. Register through Peoplesoft. Any questions contact eringuet@hsph.harvard.edu.

Next Week: Announcing a Countway Library Brown Bag at HSPH – PubMed: Learn to Search Like an Expert 

Date: August 8, Time: 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm, Location: FXB Room G13
Frustrated searching PubMed? Get more control over your results with MeSH, subheadings, limits, and field searching. Learn how to refine your search to get the most precision, or how to do a broad but comprehensive search to find as much as possible on your topic. Registration is not required. Feel free to bring your lunch. For more information contact Countway Library Reference & Education Services: countref@hms.harvard.eduor 617-432-2134.

Apply:

Apply: Rooms Available in Vanderbilt Hall for the Academic Year

Single rooms are available in Vanderbilt Hall right across the street from HSPH. The lease will run from August 16, 2014 to June 14, 2015.  A single room in Vanderbilt Hall includes all utilities and access to shared kitchens and laundry facilities The room rates for the academic year range from $8078 to $8824. Interested students should email vanderbilt_hall@hms.harvard.edu with the following information: • Full name • Gender • Harvard School/Program/Department • Arrival date • Expected graduation date • Current mailing address • Telephone number All the information about Vanderbilt Hall can be found on our website including the Terms and Conditions of Occupancy.

FYI:

FYI: Student Health Program 

The Harvard University Student Health Program (HUSHP) plan year is August 1 – July 31. This program is comprised of two parts: the Student Health Fee and the Student Health Insurance Plan. Benefit information/details: http://hushp.harvard.edu/about-hushp. Any questions contact skeddy@huhs.harvard.edu.

FYI: Missed the July 31 health insurance waiver deadline?

HUSHP waivers submitted after the July 31 deadline will be accepted through September 30, and late fees will apply. More details: http://hushp.harvard.edu/waive

Save the Date:

Save the Date: Harvard Longwood Campus Lunch and Learn: Wise Money Moves for Young Adults

Date: August 12, 2014, Time: 12:00-1:00 pm, Location: Countway Library, Minot Room
Recent grads and employees starting careers will take stock of where they are, as well as how to get and stay on the path leading to financial security. In this overview seminar, participants will review core financial planning areas leading to financial wellness, including: Cash flow and spending, Saving and investing money over time: the value of compound interest, Retirement Planning (yes, now is the time to start!) and Goal Planning – including home buying and risk management. Register for the course through Peoplesoft. Any questions contact eringuet@hsph.harvard.edu.

Save the Date: HSPH Student Mixer at Yard House

Date: August 27, 2014, Time: 6-8 pm, Location: Yard House- 126 Brookline Ave, Boston MA
Come mix and mingle with your new classmates during orientation at the Yard House — a restaurant in Fenway with a famed assortment of draught beers! HSPH Student Government will be providing free appetizers to those who arrive early. Don’t miss out! Mark your calendars: When: August 27 from 6 – 8 p.m. Where: Yard House — Fenway 126 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215 RSVP: https://sgmixer2014.eventbrite.com

All information and links in the HSPH Student News are provided for information purposes only and do not necessarily constitute endorsement by the Harvard School of Public Health.