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MA-SID and MS Orientation 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

9:00 – 10:45am  Zinner Forum

Coffee and pastries
Registration and student photos

10:45 – 11:00am  Walk to Shapiro Campus Center

Guided by second-year students

11:00am – 12:00pm Shapiro Campus Center

Welcome to SID

  • Laurence Simon, SID Executive Director

12:00 - 1:15pm  Hassenfeld Conference Center

Lunch and SID "passport"

1:15 - 1:45pm  Hassenfeld Conference Center

Welcome

  • Lisa Lynch, Dean of the Heller School
  • Diana Bowser, Director, MS Program
  • Doris Breay, Senior Assistant Dean for Student and Academic Affairs

1:45 - 4:30pm  Hassenfeld Conference Center

Create Your Own NGO Exercise

  • Joshua Ellsworth, Assistant Director, MA-SID Program


Saturday, August 24, 2013

9:00 – 9:30am  Faculty Club

Coffee and pastries

9:30 – 11:45am  Faculty Club

Discussion groups: "What is Development?" Development as Freedom and the Human Development and Capabilities Approach

12:00 – 1:30pm Faculty Club

Lunch with faculty advisors - MA advisors, MS core faculty

1:30 - 1:45pm  Faculty Club

Break

1:45 - 2:00pm Faculty Club

Faculty introductions

2:00 - 5:00pm Faculty Club

Learning Fair (Conclusion and evaluation at 4:45)

7:00 - 11:00pm Faculty Club

One World Cafe and Dance

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 - 10:15am  Glynn Amphitheater (Schneider G4)

MA-SID Registration information

  • Ravi Lakshmikanthan, Assistant Dean, Student Records and Enrollment

10:15am - 12:30pm  Glynn Amphitheater (Schneider G4)

MA-SID Introduction to the Curriculum for all incoming MA-SID and SIDCO students

9:30 - 11:45am  Heller-Brown 163

MS Introduction to the Curriculum

11:45am - 12:30pm  Altman Amphitheater (Schneider G1)

MS Registration information

  • Ravi Lakshmikanthan, Assistant Dean, Student Records and Enrollment

12:30 - 1:45pm  Glynn Amphitheater (Schneider G4)

SID Lunch with second-year students: Getting to know Brandeis and Waltham

2:00 - 5:00pm  Heller-Brown G55

MA-SID small group curriculum meetings

  • Joshua Ellsworth, Assistant Director, MA-SID Program


Individual meetings with MA-SID advisors (sign up with advisor)

2:00 - 4:00pm  Altman Amphitheater (Schneider G1)

MS small group curriculum meetings

  • Diana Bowser, Director, MS Program


Individual meetings with MS faculty advisors (sign up with advisor)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

8:30 - 9:00am  Zinner Forum

Coffee and pastries

9:00 - 10:30am Glynn Amphitheater (Schneider G4)

Writing Evaluation for MA-SID students

10:45am - 12:00 pm Glynn Amphitheater (Schneider G4)

Writing Evaluation for MS, COEX, and SIDCO students

10:45am - 12:30 pm Heller-Brown G53

MA-SID small group curriculum meetings

  • Joshua Ellsworth, Assistant Director, MA-SID Program

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

1:00 - 3:00pm

Individual meetings with MA-SID and MS faculty advisors (US students only)

1:00 - 5:00pm Heller-Brown G53

MA-SID small group curriculum meetings

  • Joshua Ellsworth, Assistant Director, MA-SID Program

3:00 - 5:00pm

Individual meetings with MA-SID and MS faculty advisors

4:00 - 5:00pm Heller Library

Optional Q&A on MA-SID curriculum and academics

5:00 - 6:30pm  Faculty Club

New Graduate Reception

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

9:00am  Zinner Forum

Heller-wide activity - more details to follow

12:00 - 1:30pm  Zinner Forum

Heller Community Lunch

2:00 - 4:00pm Schneider G3

MS small group curriculum meetings

  • Diana Bowser, Director, MS Program

2:00 - 4:00pm Altman Amphitheater (Schneider G1)

MA-SID small group curriculum meetings

  • Joshua Ellsworth, Assistant Director, MA-SID Program


Individual meetings with MA-SID faculty advisors

4:00 - 7:30pm

Boston Trolley Tour

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