January 22, 2018

Welcome back students!

General:

Spanish Conversation Group

Every other Tuesday starting Jan 30 at 1 pm in FXB G10
Join the Spanish Conversation Group for casual conversation during the lunch hour in the spring semester! The group is led by a native Spanish speaker and is a great way to practice your Spanish in an informal and friendly setting with other students who also want to practice Spanish. The group is intended for those who have an intermediate to advanced level of Spanish. Space is limited to 15 participants, so please email Katherine Worthington in Student Affairs at kworthi@hsph.harvard.edu to sign up.

Need to Know:

Free legal consultations about Temporary Protected Status, DACA and other immigration concerns for Harvard community members.

Do you work, teach, or study at Harvard? Do you have questions about your TPS status or DACA? Do you have questions about your immigration status beyond TPS or questions about other possible remedies?
The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) offers free legal consultations about Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and other immigration concerns to Harvard community members. To schedule an appointment with immigration staff attorney Jason Corral or social worker Liala Buoniconti, please contact Nilce Maldonado at nmaldonado@law.harvard.edu or call 617-495-6648. HIRC also has walk-in hours at 6 Everett Street on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays with social work consultations from 2-4:30pm. Walk-in hours at Cabot Science Library for legal and social services are Wednesdays 3-4:30pm. https://harvardimmigrationclinic.wordpress.com/legal-social-services/

Academic:

Get FREE statistics help at the Biostatistics Student Consulting Center
Do you need statistics help for your research? You’re in luck- the Biostatistics Student Consulting Center (BSCC) is open for the Spring 2018 semester! Through the BSCC, doctoral students in the Department of Biostatistics provide FREE help to students in the School of Public Health on statistics questions that arise outside of the classroom. Please drop by our walk-in group office hours on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:00-1:50pm in Building 2 Room 428 (note that the venue has changed from last semester), or schedule a one-on-one consultation by submitting an online inquiry at https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biostatistics/bscc/. Any questions contact bscc@hsph.harvard.edu.

Two Non-Credit Writing Courses for Spring 1

Events and Activities:

Whiteness: Knowing it, Owning it, and Using it to become change agents

Wednesday, 01/24, 1:00-2:30PM, Bell Hall (HKS)
Join us for a talk with Debbie Irving as she offers a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance. Lunch will be provided. Any questions contact truong@hsph.harvard.edu.

Governing and Mental Health Policy: Addiction, Poverty, Guns and Prisons

Tuesday, February 6, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Leadership Studio or online
Join us for the next “Voices in Leadership” event of the Spring semester, featuring Ted Strickland, former Governor of Ohio. He became Ohio’s governor as the nation teetered on the brink of economic collapse and tackled the crisis with a plan to ensure that Ohio emerged from the recession stronger than ever by laying a foundation for economic progress and a thriving middle class. He made strategic investments in job creation, improved Ohio’s business climate, reformed education, proposed and signed into law an energy bill with strong renewable and efficiency standards. Please join us online or in-person for this dynamic event! For lottery and live webcast details, please visit www.hsph.me/Strickland.

Spring Auditions for the Longwood Chorus!

Thursday, January 18th, 7-9:30pm at TMEC Room L007 (260 Longwood Ave) AND Thursday, January 25th, 7-9:30pm in the Vanderbilt Hall JBM Lounge (107 Avenue Louis Pasteur)
Founded in 2017, the Longwood Chorus is an ensemble of students and professionals in healthcare and science that seeks to reduce medical burnout, promote creativity and emotional wellness, and perform high-quality choral music. Through bi-annual concerts and engagement with local hospitals and community groups, the Longwood Chorus seeks to spread harmony in healthcare. Auditions will consist of vocal exercises to assess range, tone, and pitch accuracy, and will also include learning 8 bars of music first by sight-reading, then by singing together with our conductor. All additional questions about auditions or the chorus can be directed to thelongwoodchorus@gmail.com or via Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/longwoodchorus). If you cannot make it to either audition date, please email our conductor Lorraine Fitzmaurice (lorraine.fitzmaurice@gmail.com) to make alternative arrangements.

Office of Financial Aid Open Hours

OFA will be holding biweekly office hours throughout the spring semester – come join us for our first Open Office Hour on Wednesday, January 24th from 1-2pm in the Kresge G4 Suite! Our staff will be available to answer general questions as well as meet with you privately, as needed. This is an opportunity to ask specific financial aid questions as well as to get to know the staff and eat some treats.

Let’s Talk

Tuesday, January 23, 11am-1pm, Countway Library, First floor, behind circulation desk

INFORMAL, CONFIDENTIAL CONVERSATIONS AND SUPPORT OPEN TO ALL HARVARD STUDENTS ON A VARIETY OF ISSUES Let’s Talk is a great way to talk to a counselor from CAMHS, especially if: You don’t want ongoing counseling, but want a counselor’s perspective You have a concern about a friend and want advice about what to do You have a specific problem and would like to talk it through with someone You’re unsure about counseling and wonder what it’s like to talk to a counselor For more information please visit: huhs.harvard.edu/lets-talk NO PAPERWORK, NO FEES, AND NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY. Any questions contact

Countway Cuddles

Monday, January 22, 12:30-2:30
Feeling stressed? Come relax with our trained therapy dogs. 01/22/18 – Dayton, 12:30-2:30pm (NEW!) 01/23/18 – Bodhi,12:30-1:30pm (NEW!) 01/26/18 – Jeter, 11am -1pm Find us at the Countway Library, 1st Floor For more Countway Cuddles dates go to: https://www.countway.harvard.edu/classes-events

Any questions contact