Student News for July 30, 2014 (draft)


Add/drop/change for summer 2

Summer students who are registered for classes in session 2 of summer will have an opportunity to make changes to their registration between Monday, July 28 at 9 am and Wednesday, July 30 at 5 pm.

Announcing a Countway Library Brown Bag at HSPH: EndNote Essentials

Learn how to save time by using EndNote bibliographic software. Topics include working with EndNote libraries, importing references from databases (e.g. PubMed), and writing with EndNote. Registration is not required. For more information contact Countway Library Reference & Education Services: or 617-432-2134


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

For students who speak/read English as a non-native language

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:


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:

Save the Date:

Missed the July 31 health insurance waiver deadline?

Late Waivers

HUSHP waivers submitted after the July 31 deadline will be accepted through September 30, and late fees will apply. More details:

Filling prescriptions with the Student Health Program?

Effective August 1

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:

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

August 12th, 12:00-1:00pm, Countway Library, Minot Rm.

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!)
  • Goal Planning – including home buying and risk management

Come join us at this Harvard Longwood Campus Lunch & Learn. Feel free to bring and enjoy your lunch!

Please register for the event in PeopleSoft by following this path:

Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment>Search by Course Name>Category, enter HLC.

Chartered Buses to Ikea!

Need inexpensive furniture for a new apartment? Still missing some items for your kitchen? Join SG on a trip to Ikea! From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, SG will sponsor a charter bus to and from Ikea, leaving from Vanderbilt Hall.

Tickets cost $20 and can be reserved online at

HSPH Student Mixer at Yard House

Get to know your classmates during orientation week!

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


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

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: or 617-432-2134