Update on Faculty Incentive Program and Annual Discretionary Funds

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to share a quick update on the timeline for administering reward payments for the Faculty Incentive Program and deposits of Annual Discretionary Funds. For the faculty incentive program, I can confirm that we will be making reward payments this year for the 2023 period of performance. However, we are currently […]

On the Arrival of Summer

Dear Colleagues: About two weeks ago, our community came together for its Spring Celebration, an annual highlight. On a beautiful day, it was a true joy to be together on Talbot Green to celebrate both the end of a busy and productive year and the start of summer. As we mark the start of summer, […]

Faculty Development Seminars – June 2024

Dear colleagues, Faculty at SPH have access to a wide variety of opportunities for faculty development. The broad portfolio of programs and resources, which are described in the Faculty Handbook, includes our Faculty Development Seminar Series (FDSS). The FDSS is updated each semester to include seminars and workshops from three different sectors:  SPH department-level events, […]

Extended Fourth of July Holiday

Dear SPH Community, In recognition of your hard work and dedication to SPH, we are pleased to announce that in addition to the July 4th holiday, all employees will also have the 5th of July off this year. Thank you for your continued commitment and contributions to our school. We hope you enjoy a well-deserved […]

Memorial Day Holiday

Dear Colleagues, In recognition of the Memorial Day holiday, all SPH employees will have the opportunity to enjoy a longer weekend as SPH will close early tomorrow, Friday, May 24 at 1 pm. Wishing everyone a restful and enjoyable holiday ahead. Sincerely, Ira Ira Lazic, MPA Associate Dean for Administration and Finance iralazic@bu.edu  

Staff Onboarding Breakfast

Dear Colleagues, As part of our commitment to welcoming new hires into the SPH community and setting them up for success in their roles, we are pleased to announce the next New Staff Onboarding Breakfast. This breakfast session will serve as an orientation for new full-time and part-time regular staff at SPH and cover areas […]

SPH’s 2nd Annual DEIJ Summit

Dear SPH Faculty and Staff, We are excited to invite you to our 2nd annual School of Public Health Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Summit on Thursday, May 23 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. The main themes of this year’s summit include academic equity and student success, DEIJ-informed hiring, and institutional programming. We will have […]

School Assembly Notes Available Online

Thank you to all who attended the May School Assembly. The notes from the May School Assembly are posted online. The agendas and notes from all previous School Assemblies can be found here.

Reminder: Accepting Project Proposals for JEDI Fellowship

Dear SPH Community, We would like to send a friendly reminder the JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Fellowship is now accepting project proposals from faculty and staff for the Fall 2024 – Spring 2025 academic year. For more information on the JEDI Fellowship, please read our previous SPH Today Note. Proposals for JEDI Fellowship […]

A Personal Transition

Dear colleagues, I write today to note a personal transition. I have recently told President Freeman, incoming President Gilliam, and Provosts Lutchen and Antman that at the end of 2024 I shall step down as Dean of the School of Public Health, paving the way for the next generation of leadership at the school who […]