New officers and a new Professional Development Event Committee

Published: April 22nd, 2016

At our last meeting of the semester, we said goodbye to our long-serving outgoing Secretary, Kristen Edwards. Congratulations to Sarabeth Buckley, who will be replacing Kristen as our new Secretary this fall. We also established a new committee chaired by Andrew Henry, to plan professional development events and voted to allocate them $1,000 to plan their first event.

Spring 2016 Meeting times

Published: January 12th, 2016

The GSO meetings for Spring 2016 will will take place 5:30-6:30 pm in the Gabel Museum (STO 253) on the following dates:

  • Monday, 25 January
  • Tuesday, 23 Feburary
  • Tuesday, 22 March
  • Tuesday 19 April

Please note that there are only four meetings this semester. A department representative must attend at least three meetings in order for members of that department to be eligible for travel grants.


Three Minute Thesis Coming to BU!

Published: November 10th, 2015

GRS is pleased to announce the first-annual BU Three Minute Thesis competition, which will take place on Thursday, March 24th.  The registration deadline will be Friday, December 18th.  For more information, visit


BGLO Boston-Area Graduate Student Mixer

Published: November 9th, 2015

This Friday, November 13th at Wild Rover Tavern from 8-11pm:

BGLO was formed in 2009 in hopes of bringing graduate students from around the Boston area together to socialize and network. Current BGLO members are: Babson, Bentley, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis, Harvard, HULT, MIT, Northeastern, Suffolk, and Tufts.

ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS from the Boston area are welcome to join in on the Boston Graduate Mixer Night. This is a 21+ event and students must have both a legal ID and a school ID for entrance. Each student is allowed to bring up to one guest as long as they have legal ID as well.

***Open bar and free apps will be available for the FIRST HOUR only so come early! BGLO has reserved the ENTIRE BAR for attendees.*** There is also capacity at 463 so come early!

Cover is $10. You can purchase online at Eventbrite or at the door. It is encouraged you purchase tickets online ahead of time to facilitate entrance to the bar.

You can purchase tickets here or at the door:

Travel Grant Deadline 11/1

Published: October 20th, 2015

Remember to submit your travel grant applications by November 1, 2015. We’ve made some changes to the grant cycles to allow for more flexibility. Check out the travel tab for more information!

Last Meeting of the Semester 4/27

Published: April 13th, 2015

Our last meeting of the semester will be held on Monday, April 27th at 5:30pm in CAS 200. Check your department’s attendance record (GSO Attendance – 4.6.15) to make sure you’ll meet the three-meeting requirement to be eligible for travel grants. If there are any discrepancies in the attendance record, please email

Travel Grant Deadline Approaching

Published: April 13th, 2015

Travel grants are due April 15th at 11:59pm for the travel cycle of July 1, 2015, through November 30, 2015. Email completed applications to

Meeting 4/6

Published: April 6th, 2015

Our next meeting will be held Monday, April 6th at 5:30pm in CAS 200.

Meeting 3/17

Published: March 5th, 2015

Our second GSO meeting will take place Tuesday, March 17th at 5:30pm in CAS 200.  Be sure to wear your green!

Divestment from Fossil Fuels

Published: March 4th, 2015

If you are interested in divestment of the BU endowment from fossil fuels (or know people who might be!) send along this link and sign the letter and show your support:–dioNeITPL2vTo1d3zIKA5gMEsXJNkXD0/viewform

The letter and attached signatures in support will be presented to a BU faculty committee, which will be arguing for divestment to the Advisory board to the BU Board of Directors in late March.

This will be the first time Fossil Fuel Divestment will get a hearing in front of the people who make decisions about how to invest BU’s endowment!