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PhD Orientation 2013


Monday, August 26, 2013

8:30 – 9:00am  Zinner Forum

Coffee and pastries

9:00 – 9:15am  Zinner Forum

Dean Lisa Lynch welcomes new students

9:30 - 10:30am  Schneider G2

Introductions
Embarking on Your Career as a Researcher

  • Susan Parish, PhD Program Director
  • Cheryl Sweeney, PhD Program Administrator

10:45am - 12:00pm  Schneider G2

Introduction to the Concentrations

  • Children, Youth and Families, Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Chair
  • Global Health and Development, Larry Simon and Diana Bowser, Co-chairs
  • Assets and Inequalities, Thomas Shapiro, Chair
  • Health and Behavioral Health, Sharon Reif, Behavioral Health Chair and Cindy Thomas, Health Faculty

12:15 - 2:00pm  International Lounge, Usdan Student Center

Welcome Lunch and Faculty Introductions for PhD and MPP Students

2:15 - 3:15pm  Faculty Offices

Meeting with Advisors
Cheryl Sweeney, PhD Program Administrator, drop-in office hours, Schneider 111

3:30 - 4:30pm  Heller-Brown G53

PhD room carrel assignments
Group Activity

  • Susan Parish, PhD Program Director
  • Cheryl Sweeney, PhD Program Administrator
  • Rosella Carrelli, Department Coordinator, PhD, MPP, and MBA Programs


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

8:30am  Zinner Forum

Coffee and pastries

9:00 - 11:00am Schneider G2
Book Discussion: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, by Ayana Mathis
  • Anita Hill, Senior Advisor to the Provost and Professor

11:30a - 1:00pm Schneider G2

Lunch and Q&A with Second-Year Doctoral Students
Introduction to the MPP Student Association

1:00 - 3:00pm Lee Hall, International Business School or Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center

International Student Orientation
Mandatory for all international students
J1: Lee Hall, International Business School
F1: Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center

Opportunity to get campus IDs, visit Health Center, and Form I-9 verification
Cheryl Sweeney, PhD Program Administrator, drop-in office hours, Schneider 111

3:15pm Schneider G2

Academic Integrity

  • Dean Lisa Lynch

3:30 - 4:30pm

Introduction to Student and Career Services

  • Doris Breay, Senior Assistant Dean, Academic and Student Services
  • Ravi Lakshmikanthan, Assistant Dean, Student Records and Enrollment
  • Linda Purrini, Associate Director, Operations (Stipends)
  • Nancy Pratt, Assistant Director, Career Development
  • Adam Motenko, Assistant Director, Career Development

5:30pm Elephant Walk, 663 Main Street, Waltham, MA (across from Waltham Common)

Dinner

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

8:45 - 9:00am  Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center

Breakfast

9:00am  Zinner Forum

Heller-wide activity - more details to follow

12:00 - 1:30pm  Zinner Forum

Heller Community Lunch

Afternoon

Opportunity to get ID cards, visit Health Center, Parking Office, etc.
Cheryl Sweeney, PhD Program Administrator, drop-in office hours, Schneider 111

Knowledge Advancing Social Justice

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