Spring 2022 Newsletters

GSO Bi-Weekly Update 

These newsletters should provide information on relevant news and events for graduate students. Got suggestions on what we should include? Email gso@bu.edu


GSO Events

GSO Pub Night!

Come join us at the Fuller’s BU Pub this Friday (04/08/2022) starting 6 pm!
Where: Fuller’s BU Pub (225 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215)

Please bring:

  • One-dollar bills 
  • A valid ID (license or passport) 
  • Your BU ID and GSO Flyer (attached)
  • Green Badge from BU PatientConnect
  • A maximum of 1 guest per GSO Member

Upcoming GSO Meeting: April 11

Time and meeting link: TBD


Campus Events

 Queer Activist Collective (“Q”)Boston University’s student-led LGBTQ+ organization dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ and allied community members, especially in the absence of a student-inclusive, professionally-staffed LGBTQ+ resource center at BU.
Guest Lecture: Roderick Ferguson
Friday, 4/8 | 5:00-6:00 PM |ZoomOpen to entire BU community
 
Roderick Ferguson (he/him), William Roberston Coe Professor of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies & Professor of American Studies at Yale University, will be speak about queer radicalism in the late 20th century. Dr. Ferguson is currently working on two monographs—The Arts of Black Studies & The Bookshop of Black Queer Diaspora. Co-sponsored by the LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty &Staff. Learn more here!
LGBTQ+ in STEM
Wednesday, 4/13 | 4:00-6:00 PM | SCI Plaza | Open to the entire BU community
Join Q along with oSTEM & the BU Biology Department for LGBTQ+ in STEM! Drop by anytime to socialize & network in a casual space with undergrad & grad students, faculty, & staff in STEM at BU. Q will also be tabling to share LGBTQ+ resources!There will be snacks! Learn more here!
 
Art Therapy
Friday, 4/15 | 5:00-6:00 PM | BU Central (basement of the GSU) | Open to all BU students
Join Q & the BU Arts Initiative to do art & reflect together! Led by Kirbie MacEwen (they/them), a licensed therapist, this art therapy session will be centered around collage-making & other expressive arts. We hope for this to be a space for community conversation where folks can connect, create, & process in community. Co-sponsored by the BU Arts Initiative. Learn more here!

Skillsmatch + PhD Progression Information Sessions

Skillsmatch is a skill inventorying tool created by EMSI/BurningGlass. The Skillsmatch tool provides personalized learning recommendations to fill your skill gaps so that you are prepared for whichever career pathway fits your interests, skills, and values. PhD Progression is an asynchronous professional development curriculum built specifically for PhD students at BU. Through the acquisition of digital badges connected to activities and assessments recorded on the badgr pro platform, you will be able to plan, monitor, and share your progress through seven learning pathways. Join us for this info session learn more about Skillsmatch and PhD Progression. The session will cover how to make the best use of both tools, with ample time for you to ask questions about getting started.

Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week

April 4 – April 8

The 2022 Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week at BU will be held April 4-8, 2022. Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week was started in 1993 by the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) to demonstrate appreciation for graduate and professional students nationwide. In collaboration with our university partners, BU is celebrating this year with a series of virtual and in-person events, a small gesture to demonstrate the University’s appreciation for the important role graduate and professional students play within our community. Events held throughout the week will be hosted by the Newbury Center, the Center for Career Development, the Educational Resource Center, and the Wellbeing Project throughout the week.Learn more and register.

Careers in Science Communication & Law

Wednesday, April 13, 10-11:50AM

This panel of PhDs who have made the transition to careers in Science Communication & Law will share their career paths, tips for skill building, and advice on how to make the transition from a biomedical PhD program to one of these careers. Don’t limit yourself as you might be surprised to learn about career paths you had not considered!Register

Doctoral Writing Strategies: Getting Started

Thursday, April 14, 12-1PM

You have read every reference, cleaned your house three times and finally settled down with coffee and your computer. You have even opened a brand new Word document and, after some extensive consideration, given it a title along the lines of “FINAL Absolutely Final No Really Final Draft 2.0.” And now there is really nothing to do but write – but how do you force yourself to move that cursor? In this workshop, we will discuss ways to confront that dreaded blank page, transition from doing your research to making sense of it, and develop a drafting system that works for you.Register

Non Academic Careers for Social Science PhDs

Thursday, April 14, 2-3:30 PM

The Center for Innovation in Social Science invites current BU PhDs to join us for a panel discussion with BU PhD alum from Anthropology, History, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Economics, and Geography, who all work in non-academic roles. Panelists will share their career trajectories and insights they have on transitioning out of academia with current PhDs who are interested in exploring a variety of career paths.Register

Overcoming Procrastination and Perfectionism

Thursday, April 21, 12-1PM

Do you find it difficult to start on projects without the pressure of a looming deadline? Has fear of failure held you back and contributed to writer’s block? This workshop will help you understand your procrastination triggers and how to overcome them. You will come away from this workshop with strategies to help you get started on projects, make consistent progress toward completion, and find satisfaction at each stage of the process.Register

Beyond Bystandersprogram

Sexual harassment is a persistent problem in academic STEM, both nationally and at BU. It affects people of all genders and at all levels within the university, from undergraduate students to faculty.

Male graduate students have a role in preventing sexual harassment, particularly the gender harassment that happens in our labs, classrooms, and offices. To help male graduate students fill this role, ARROWS, WISEguys, GWISE and SARP co-developedBeyond Bystanders, a peer-led workshop series that provides male graduate students with the skills to identify, interrupt, and prevent gender harassment.
The workshop sessions for the Spring semester are listed below. Students are encouraged to attend one of each workshop type, but prior attendance is not necessary for any workshop.

Note:This workshop series is primarily focused on training male graduate students who are in academic STEM environments, but any graduate student is welcome to attend, regardless of gender or academic program.
Workshop – Interrupting Harassment from Faculty/Staff/Postdocs
More information on Beyond Bystanders can be found here: https://www.bu.edu/arrows/graduate/beyond-bystanders/

Additional Resources

Learn More Grants

Due Friday, April 15, 11:59PM
Applications to receive Learn More Grants in the 2022-23 academic year are now open!
Each year, BU D&I focuses on a single topic of social importance through the Learn More Series. The theme for the 2022-23 academic year’s Learn More Series events will be exploring and understanding LGBTQIA+ identities and experiences. First launched in fall 2021, the Learn More Grants provide an opportunity to:
  • Host a Learn More Series program of your own through the Learn More Programming Grant for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Create a year-long learning community with colleagues or fellow students through the Learn More Together Grant for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Conduct research as it relates to the Learn More Series theme through the Learn More Research Grant for faculty.
Read more about each Grant above and submit an application for a Learn More Grant from February 15 to April 15.
How to Boston While Black Summit
April 28-30
The inaugural ‘How to Boston While Black’ Summit is 3 days of workshops, panels, and experiences to align Boston’s Black leaders, community, and our allies on the solutions and strategies to create the city we all want to live in. You should attend if you are seeking access to culturally-relevant experiences, information and resources to navigate the city, and an authentic personal and professional network.
RESEARCH HOW-TO
Find a Collaborator at BUThorny problems require creative input from a team of experts that span disciplines. The good news: BU offers a suite of resources to help you identify research collaborators. A new on-demand webinar offers an overview of these tools, plus advice for using them to build valuable relationships.


    We are always looking for more news, events, resources, or updates that are relevant to grad students. Make your suggestions or submit your events to gso@bu.edu to be included in future newsletters.

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    GSO Bi-Weekly Update 

    These newsletters should provide information on relevant news and events for graduate students. Got suggestions on what we should include? Email gso@bu.edu


    GSO Events

    GSO Pub Night!

    Come join us at the Fuller’s BU Pub this Friday (03/25/2022) starting 6 pm!
    Time: 6 PM
    Where: Fuller’s BU Pub (225 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215)

    Please bring:

    • One-dollar bills 
    • A valid ID (license or passport) 
    • Your BU ID and GSO Flyer (attached)
    • Green Badge from BU PatientConnect
    • A maximum of 1 guest per GSO Member

    Additional Resources

    How would you like to get fresh food, snacks, and treats delivered to your door within minutes? Enter JOKR – the handy, convenient, and quick grocery delivery app, now delivering all over Boston!

    JOKR stocks fresh produce, best-sellers & top local brands to make sure you get everything you need, delivered to you, instantly! Offering the same prices as your local supermarket, you can stock up on essentials and indulgences, from J.P. Licks ice cream to all-natural cleaning supplies. Imagine not having to plan for shopping anymore, carrying your groceries all the way to your apartment door, or throwing away unused products because you bought too much! JOKR delivers a smarter, faster, and more enjoyable shopping experience to you, in no time! Get started by downloading the JOKR app, and enjoy an exclusive $50 OFF gift voucher for BU GSO members ($25 off $30 for two orders). Use code 50FORBU at checkout!


      Campus Events

      Career and Elevator Pitch Workshop
      March 30th, 9pm via Zoom
      Those with a 30 sec elevator pitch prepared can practice with Dr. Nancy Li and get immediate feedback at the event!
      Are you starting in the midst of your job search or trying to prepare to speak to employers at conferences or events? Join us for this collaborative event with Dr. Nancy Li who graduated with a PhD in Materials Science & Engineering from BU and is now an Educator, a Director of Product, and a YouTuber (check out her YouTube channel here) with a passion for  helping people land their dream job and break the glass ceiling – she has particular expertise in jobs within the product management space. Join the zoom and practice your elevator pitch with Nancy to get her expert advice during her weekly YouTube stream! RSVP here

      Mindfulness Offerings from Health Promotion & Prevention Services

      4-Week Mindfulness Series (starting March 16th)
      Learn how to develop a regular mindfulness practice. By attending weekly guided sessions, students will have the chance to practice mindfulness to help manage stress, promote relaxation, increase focus, and connect with other students. Attend the entire series, or drop in as you like. Students must use their BU email address to register.Mindful Movement Yoga (starting March 14th)
      Participate in a yoga practice that combines breathwork with gentle, self-paced movement to encourage calmness and increase resilience when stressed. This class incorporates trauma-responsive principles and practices. Students must use their BU email address to register

      Job Postings
      Medical Metrics Inc. (MMI) is a fast-growing, independent imaging core laboratory based in Houston, TX. MMI provides image analysis and consulting services to medical device, biologics, and pharmaceutical companies in support of their clinical trials and product R&D. They are currently hiring STEM graduates with Masters or PhD degrees for the two positions listed below.
      • Client Services Manager (job description here) – Looking for someone interested in both science and business, with a Masters, PhD, or other advanced degree in a technical field. This is a client relationship management role and involves both upfront consulting (scientific) and proposal negotiation (business) aspects. Spine or orthopedic experience preferred.
      • Postdoctoral Associate (job description here) – This is a 1 year industry postdoc position, with the option of transitioning to a full-time position. The Postdoc Associate will be responsible for scientific consulting activities such as authoring interpretive reports, conducting literature reviews, researching new image analysis techniques, designing experimental studies, etc.
      • Additional openings at Medical Metrics may be found on our careers page here

      We are always looking for more news, events, resources, or updates that are relevant to grad students. Make your suggestions or submit your events to gso@bu.edu to be included in future newsletters.

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      GSO Bi-Weekly Update – March 1st, 2022

      These newsletters should provide information on relevant news and events for graduate students. Got suggestions on what we should include? Email gso@bu.edu


      GSO Events

      First GSO Pub Night of the Semester!

      Come join us at the Fuller’s BU Pub this Friday (03/04/2022) starting 5 pm!
      Time: 5 PM
      Where: Fuller’s BU Pub (225 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215)

      Please bring:

      • One-dollar bills 
      • A valid ID (license or passport) 
      • Your BU ID and GSO Flyer (attached)
      • Green Badge from BU PatientConnect
      • A maximum of 1 guest per GSO Member

      GSO March General Body Meeting
      Date & Time: March 14th, 2022 at 6pm

      Domestic Tax Webinar Recording

      Here is the information to watch the recording of our recent Domestic Tax Webinar: LINK | Password: 8UB0R*hm


      Additional Resources

      How would you like to get fresh food, snacks, and treats delivered to your door within minutes? Enter JOKR – the handy, convenient, and quick grocery delivery app, now delivering all over Boston!

      JOKR stocks fresh produce, best-sellers & top local brands to make sure you get everything you need, delivered to you, instantly! Offering the same prices as your local supermarket, you can stock up on essentials and indulgences, from J.P. Licks ice cream to all-natural cleaning supplies. Imagine not having to plan for shopping anymore, carrying your groceries all the way to your apartment door, or throwing away unused products because you bought too much! JOKR delivers a smarter, faster, and more enjoyable shopping experience to you, in no time! Get started by downloading the JOKR app, and enjoy an exclusive $50 OFF gift voucher for BU GSO members ($25 off $30 for two orders). Use code 50FORBU at checkout!


        Campus Events

        Engaging with Decoloniality as Students and Researchers

        Thursday, March 3, 3:30-5PM

         REGISTER HERE

        Join PDPA and BU URBAN in welcoming Dr. Josué R. López who will guide a conversation for PhDs and Postdocs around engaging with decoloniality with a reflection on the decolonization of our research projects and our experiences. During this two-part event, Dr. López will first share his experience in understanding decoloniality in his research and doctoral studies more broadly. In the interactive second half of the 90-minute session, participants will be split into breakout rooms for guided reflections on how their own experiences affect and relate to decolonization, considering how that knowledge can be used to impact our research and our disciplines. 

        Questions this discussion will address are: 

        • How does decolonization inform our paths? 
        • How are our own experiences, identities, and geographies related to broader goals of decolonization and decoloniality? 
        • How can we express decolonial commitments in our doctoral studies? 

        We encourage those interested in learning from Dr. López’s experience to join us for the first part of the session, even if they are unable to stay for the interactive workshop in the second part. This event is generously co-sponsored by the Newbury Center.

        BU Hillel: If you need a little stress relief come by at 213 Bay State Road on Wednesday, March 2nd from 4-6 pm to play with dogs and puppies.

        BU COM Direct: Women and nonbinary roundtable on Tuesday, March 1st from 5-6 pm at CAS 213. 

        BU SHA: Gala committee sign up if you are a SHA student and interested in organizing events the gala committee is the place for you register now with the link https://linktr.ee/bushagov


        Additional Events

        Urban Inequalities Workshop

        Urban Inequalities Workshop Spring 2022 (1)


        We are always looking for more news, events, resources, or updates that are relevant to grad students. Make your suggestions or submit your events to gso@bu.edu to be included in future newsletters.

        Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @bu_gso 


        GSO Bi-Weekly Update – February 14th, 2022

        Happy Valentines Day!

        These newsletters should provide information on relevant news and events for graduate students. Got suggestions on what we should include? Email gso@bu.edu


        Domestic Tax Webinar

        Date & Time: TBD


          Campus Events

          BU Blood Drive: Partnering with the American Red Cross a blood donation will take place on Wednesday, Feb 16, 10 am – 3 pm at George Sherman Union. All participants will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.

          Innovate BU: Idea con Ignite speaker series where dozens of speakers are ready to share their knowledge with you. The event is on Saturday, Feb 26, 9 am- 1:30 pm at Questrom School of Business. Tickets are available at ideacon2022.com 

          BU Visual Arts: Artist talk with Nicola Lopez, Lopez’s work in installation, printmaking, sculpture, and video reconfigures contemporary urban landscapes have come to be characteristics of society today. A virtual talk on Tuesday, Feb 22, 5:15 pm. Click the link to register https://linktr.ee/bu_visualarts 

          BU Nutrition Club: In recognition of eating disorder awareness week BUNDC has planned an engaging discussion with Dr. Paula Quatromoni a nutrition professor and epidemiologist on Wednesday, Feb 23, 7 pm at SAR 220. Click the link to register https://linktr.ee/bunutritionclub 

          BU Sustainability: BIPOC identifying students to learn more about the opportunities and career tracks in the environmental field. On Wednesday, Feb, 16, 5:30 pm on zoom register with the link bit.ly/bipocconvo 

            Center for Career Development: is delighted to welcome Gorick Ng talk called The Unspoken Rules Ng will talk about techniques to use in your professional career on Tuesday, Feb 7, 5:20 pm – 7:30pm. 

            Be sure to REGISTER here.

            Paint-by-Number Night
            The first event of the Craft Circle in 2022 is a paint-by-number night on February 16th. RSVP here to receive a kit.

            Professional Development Grants

            August, 2021 – August, 2022

            The PDG Program is designed to help our members benefit from professional development opportunities in the Boston area and beyond by providing funding for participation.Check out the GWISE website for more information about PDG atthis link. If interested, please apply online through this APPLICATION FORM. Please contact the PDG Coordinator, Maria Kloiber, atmariakl@bu.eduwith any questions or if you don’t hear back from us within a week.

            Craft Circle

            Tired of crafting alone at home? Need motivation to finish that project in the back of your closet? Join our virtual GWISE craft circle! In this group, we will hangout while working on our respective crafts, show off what we’ve made and share advice. Click here to sign up for our list-serve and get notified of our get-togethers! The list-serve also gets first dibs on our supplies-provided events.

            Fitness

            Join our listserv and we’re always looking for more volunteers to lead fitness classes! Previous classes include: HIIT, Tabata, Cardio Kickboxing, Strength Training, Yoga, Pilates, and more. If you’re interested in teaching a class (even just once!), sign up here or mark your interest in the listserv signup.
            Recipe Collection

            GWISE is collecting a repository of recipes during the current COVID-19 pandemic to share with our community. Have a recipe to add? Whether it’s a treasured family favorite or a quick treat you once found in a 30sec google search, share it with us! Find yourself cooking more often these days and need some suggestions? Check out our current repository here!
            Puzzle Exchange

            Looking for something fun to do with friends and family this winter? GWISE is organizing a puzzle exchange. Use This Link to check out the puzzles we have available to borrow! If you want to rent a puzzle or have a puzzle you’d like to donate, contact Abby Robinson (aer13@bu.edu) to arrange pick up.


            Additional Events

            Call for Writing Fellows–Educational Resource Center

            ERC is currently hiring Writing Fellows to provide individual tutoring in writing for undergraduate and graduate students in all fields. We are especially eager to recruit STEM Writing Fellows since STEM PhDs students are actually the largest group of graduate students we serve.

            Please share this opportunity with any STEM master’s or PhD students who might be interested! I’ve attached a complete job description, but here are some key highlights:

            • Writing Fellows have a flexible work schedule and work 5–20 hours a week
            • The starting pay for first year fellow is $17.90/hour (with an increase as you continue)
            • We would love to encourage students who have English as a Second Language learning background to apply
            • Experience in writing in your field, teaching others, and tutoring is a plus
            • Please email Christa Panciocco (christap@bu.edu) if you are interested 

             Early Stage Urban Research Awards from the Initiative on Cities

            BU Initiative on Cities (IOC) is accepting submissions for our annual RFP—our Early Stage Urban Research AwardsProposals are Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 11:59pm ET. 

            BU faculty and BU graduate students with faculty oversight are eligible to apply for funding. These seed grants, with awards of up to $10,000, support research addressing urban challenges and urban populations in the U.S. and abroad. Awards are open to all BU schools, and interdisciplinary collaboration is encouraged

             This year, we are particularly interested in proposals related to mental health and addiction, the Global South, small cities and suburban growth, and policy-oriented research. Additionally, we always welcome projects from other academic disciplines that work toward sustainable, just, and inclusive urban transformation.

            More information is available here.

            MIT European Career Fair 2022


            We are always looking for more news, events, resources, or updates that are relevant to grad students. Make your suggestions or submit your events to gso@bu.edu to be included in future newsletters.

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            GSO Bi-Weekly Update – January 31st, 2022

            Hi Everyone!

            These newsletters should provide information on relevant news and events for graduate students. Got suggestions on what we should include? Email gso@bu.edu


            GSO Events

            GSO February General Body Meeting
            Date & Time: February 7th, 2022 at 6pm
            Location: ZOOM Password: GSO
            AgendaSlides

            •  if you have any suggestions or issues you would like to raise at the meeting please submit them here.
            • Make recommendations for GSO courses of action

            Tax Webinars

            Need help with taxes? Join our Tax Webinar on Tuesday, Feb 1/Wednesday, Feb 2 from 6-8 pm over zoom!

            International Tax Webinar

            Date & Time: February 1st, 2022 at 6pm
            Location: ZOOM Password: GSO

            Domestic Tax Webinar

            Date & Time: February 2nd, 2022 at 6pm
            Location: ZOOM Password: GSO


              Campus Events

              BU Student Government Blood Drive

              BU Student Government Blood Drives will take place on February 1 and 2. The blood drives will be happening throughout the day in front of Student Village 2 at 33 Harry Agganis Way. The link to sign up can be found here.

              DEI CAS Student Councils
              The CAS Diversity and Inclusion Action Team is inviting graduate students to serve on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Student Councils. This council has the explicit goal of administering and awarding annual competitive student grants for student-initiated DEI projects. If you are interested in serving, please fill out the application form https://forms.office.com/r/XKuGp1grgg to be considered, which includes questions regarding your interest in the role and relative DEI experience. Applications are due by Friday, February 4. Selections will be made by the CAS Diversity and Inclusion Action Team’s Student Council subcommittee.  Please contact Angela Seliga (amseliga@bu.edu) for questions.

              Mindfulness Workshop

              4-Week Mindfulness Series (starting Jan 27)

              • Learn how to develop a regular mindfulness practice. By attending weekly guided sessions, students will have the chance to practice mindfulness to help manage stress, promote relaxation, increase focus, and connect with other students. Attend the entire series, or drop in as you like. Students must use their BU email address to register.

                Mindful Movement Yoga (starting Jan 24)

                • Participate in a yoga practice that combines breathwork with gentle, self-paced movement to encourage calmness and increase resilience when stressed. This class incorporates trauma-responsive principles and practices. Students must use their BU email address to register.

                Cleantech Grant Opportunity

                MassCEC offers a suite of pre-commercial technology development grant programs for cleantech startups and researchers (AmplfiyMassInnovateMass and Catalyst and Diversity in Cleantech – Early Stage (DICES) ). In particular, the Catalyst program, our cleantech prototype development grant program, has been around since 2010.As we prepare for another round of Catalyst and DICES, we’re hoping to expand the reach of our network and therefore the impact of these programs. The next round for applications will open in late January. We will be hosting a webinar on February 16th and we were hoping you’d help us promote the webinar within your network so interested parties can join and learn more about the grant program.  The Zoom link can be found here.


                Additional Events

                February Book Club
                2/15 11:30 – 12:30 via zoom

                Our next book,The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin is a stirring, intimate reflection on the nature of race and American nationhood that has inspired generations of writers and thinkers. First published in 1963, the same year as the March on Washington, it galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement.

                GWISE has a few hard copies, as well as a Kindle and Audible (audiobook) version of the book on loan. Please indicate which format you prefer in theRSVP formand we’ll follow up with your request. Contact Gwen Hoffmann (ghoff@bu.edu) or Sanaya Shroff (sshroff@bu.edu) if you have comments, questions or if you submitted the RSVP form but haven’t heard back within a week. As with all GWISE events, this event is open to all members of the GWISE community, regardless of gender identity or expression. We’re also looking for anew Book Club Coordinator! Let us know if you’re interested in this role and developing some great leadership and organizational skills.

                Machine Learning Workshop

                Are you interested in learning the basics of machine learning or growing your existing skills alongside a revolutionary tiny machine learning (TinyML) company? During our one day Practical AI Masterclass, Neuton will guide us from the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence through analyzing successful real-world use cases using their free-to-use innovative framework. The virtual workshop will take place on February 18th from 11:00am – 3:00pm ET. For a full breakdown of topics, please consult the flier attached to this email. You can register for any part of the workshop here:  https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vGQ86JYBRHm3zykwfCBR-w They also have an optional survey for BU students to better tailor the workshop to our attendee’s interest:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6LNQ5DS

                PDPA Workshop

                Identifying and Articulating Your Transferable Skills

                Thursday, February 3, 1-2 PM Register

                Non-Academic Job Search Strategies (STEM + Humanities/Social Sciences)

                Wednesday, February 9, 2-3 PM (STEM) Register

                Wednesday, February 16, 2-3 PM (Humanities/Social Sciences Register

                Establishing a Work/Life Balance

                Tuesday, February 22, 4-5 PM Register

                21 Days of Unlearning Racism and Learning Antiracism

                In order to better prepare members of our community for participating in a more diverse, equitable academic environment, this year we are inviting you to join us again for “21 Days of Unlearning Racism and Learning Anti-racism,” which will begin on February 1 in alignment with Black History Month.

                This program provides an opportunity for you to engage directly in anti-racist texts and multi-media for 21 days. The resources provided in this version of the 21 Days are generally focused on Anti-Black racism. The content is geared toward white and NBPOC learners and is also designed to include valuable resources for individuals who identify as Black Indigenous and Brown People of Color. We hope that everyone can find spaces for learning and action in the program’s resources. We will also hold virtual community spaces for conversation throughout the 21 days.  Register here

                 Urban Inequalities Workshop, sponsored by the BU Initiative on Cities.

                Details enclosed in the flyer attached below.

                Urban Inequalities Workshop Spring 2022

                SAGE/GWISE Spring 2022 Intramural Signups

                With the start of the Spring Semester, we wanted to remind you of the Intramurals offerings. GWISE and SAGE are once again collaborating on forming teams for IMs.

                Depending on interest levels, they will be fielding teams in the following sports:

                • 5-on-5 basketball (Open, Women’s, Co-Rec) Deadline: 02/03

                • Volleyball (Open, Co-Rec, Women’s) Deadline: 02/10

                • Possibly Broomball (Co-Rec), (BU is still determining availability)

                • Indoor Soccer (Open, Co-Rec, Women’s) Deadline: 02/03

                • Wiffle Ball Deadline: 02/24

                The playing season lasts between mid-February through the end of the semester, with the first games taking place within a week of the Captains’ meeting for that sport (noted in the linked survey). If the threshold of committed players is not met, or there are no volunteers to captain a particular team, a team will not be signed up in that sport. We have three commitment levels for teams:

                • Captain – Responsible for attending captain’s meeting, as well as reminding players of upcoming games and keeping track of attendees. Commits to playing every game.

                • Team Member – Committing to playing every game.

                • Free Agent – Committing to playing at least one game.

                We will only sign up a team if there is a captain and there are at least twice the minimum number of players needed to field a team. For Co-Rec teams, which require a 50:50 balance of male to female identifying players, this means that we will only sign up a team if 2x the minimum number of men and 2x the minimum number of women sign up. Players who do not meet commitment expectations will be barred from participating in SAGE/GWISE run IMs for the next semester – Team Members are ultimately responsible for communicating in a timely manner if there is a game they absolutely cannot make, and Free Agents are expected to make every effort to make at least one game.

                If you are interested in participating in IMs, please fill out the survey here. In addition, there will be a gathering at a later date once teams are formed to allow players to get a chance to meet each other, and for anyone to ask questions about how the process works.


                We are always looking for more news, events, resources, or updates that are relevant to grad students. Make your suggestions or submit your events to gso@bu.edu to be included in future newsletters.

                Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @bu_gso 

                GSO Bi-Weekly Update – January 17th, 2021

                Hi Everyone!

                These newsletters should provide information on relevant news and events for graduate students. Got suggestions on what we should include? Email gso@bu.edu


                GSO Events

                GSO Special Session: COVID-19 and Spring Semester
                Date & Time: January 17th, 2021 at 6pm
                Location: ZOOM Password: GSO

                • Join us to discuss student concerns regarding the safety of in-person classes this Spring
                • Make recommendations for GSO courses of action

                  Campus Events

                  PhD Progression Virtual Info Session
                  Date & Time: January 20th, 2022, 12-1 pm
                  Register here

                  • Learn how to plan and track your professional journey

                  What is an Individual Development Plan
                  Date & Time: January 20th, 2022, 4-5pm
                  Register here

                  • Individual development plans are customized road maps for your professional training and goals
                  • This interactive workshop walks you through self-assessment of skills to develop your IDP

                  Making the Most of Your Mentorships
                  Date & Time: January 24th, 2022, 12-1 pm
                  Register here

                  • Discuss the importance of managing your mentoring relationships
                  • Explore what priorities you can work on with your mentors

                  Additional Events

                  2022 Celebration of the Lives and Legacies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King
                  Date & Time: January 17th, 2022, 2-3:30pm
                  Streamed live on www.bu.edu

                  • Join members of the city and Boston University in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King

                  Parks Winter Fitness Series: Virtual Zumba
                  Date & Time: January 20th, 2022, 6:30-7:30 pm
                  Sign Up

                  • Join us for Winter Fitness Classes sponsored by Boston Parks and Recreation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and the Boston Public Health Commission.

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