Message from the Director of Graduate Student Life
Happy New Year and welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed a warm and wonderful holiday season with family and friends. I'm sure glad the world didn't end on December 21, 2012! (I have to admit, I was a bit concerned!) So now that 2013 is here and the second semester is about to begin, I hope you are all ready to focus, be productive, and make meaningful progress in your programs.
This is the time of year when many people make resolutions to improve their lives during the coming new year. Here is some interesting data about New Year's resolutions that might be of interest to you: http://www.statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/
Okay, so I'll bet you're thinking, "All that sounds great, but I'm a busy grad student!" Fair enough! So here is a list of resolutions for graduate students that I think you might find more applicable to your lives: http://icanhasscience.com/fun-stuff/new-year%E2%80%99s-resolutions-for-graduate-students/
Well, if all this talk about New Year's resolutions seems a bit overwhelming, consider what these cats have to say on the subject:
You feel better now, right? Again, Happy New Year, have a great semester, and please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Graduate Student Life if we may be of assistance to you in any way.
All the best,
R. Darrell Peterson, Ph.D.
Office of Graduate Student Life
|Events & Announcements
New Year, New Hours: New & Improved Hours at the Murray Graduate Student Center!
We are pleased to announce that due to popular demand, the Murray House will be open for use on Sundays this spring semester! As a result, the new hours for the house will be as follows (this will go into effect beginning 1/21*):
- Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm
- Friday: 9am-5pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: 12-8pm
* Note: The week of 1/14-1/18, we will be open
Grad Hockey Night
Grad Hockey Night: SOLD OUT ... You can add your name to the waiting list by filling out this form. Thank you to the 70 students who reserved their tickets to the event--we look forward to a night of fun cheering on our BC Eagles!
Saturday ZUMBA Classes for ALL Grad Students,
Faculty & Staff!
Save the Date! "Surviving your Stupid, Stupid Decision to go to Grad School: An Evening of Comedy with Adam Ruben"
Volunteer to teach English through BCNC
(the BC Neighborhood Center)
- Adults or children
- Work around your schedule - day or evening
- 1.5 hour classes
- Start immediately or wait until next semester
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info!
Humane Studies Fellowship Application is live!
Are you looking for 2013-2014 funding for full-time graduate studies? Apply to the
Humane Studies Fellowship Program (HSF), offered by the Institute for Humane Studies. Applications will be accepted from now until January 31.
HSF provides a renewable award of up to $15,000 per year for current and prospective graduate students committed to the principles of
liberty. The financial support enables students to focus on research instead of student teaching and side jobs. In addition, fellows receive:
- Publishing advice
- Assistance navigating the academic job market
- Access to invitation-only colloquia
- Substantive input from current leading thinkers of the classical liberal intellectual tradition
Award and Eligibility Details:
Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to full-time graduate students (current and prospective) with an interest in liberty and a
demonstrated interest in pursuing a scholarly career. The fellowships support study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology. Students in any field are eligible to apply. Awards range from $2,000 to $15,000 and fellowship winners may re-apply for each year of their studies. In 2012, IHS awarded more than $800,000 to over 200 students. Find additional information and the online application at www.TheIHS.org/HSF
Note: Applicants who apply by January 5th can waive the $25 application fee by using the code HSFJan5 upon submission.
Submit your Paper Proposals!
The UMass Department of History invites all Boston College graduate students to submit paper proposals to their interdisciplinary conference.
Deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
| Jobs & Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships and Employment Opportunities
Click here to view on and off-campus opportunities
|Life in Boston...Surviving the Cold Month of January
The Bruins are Back!
With the NHL Lockout finally over, look for the Boston Bruins to return to the ice at Boston's TD Garden soon - now believed to be Saturday, January 19. The final schedule will be posted within the next few days and will probably include only 48 games -- so stay tuned!
Are the Patriots headed to the Super Bowl again in 2013?
We're counting on it! The Patriots will play in NFL's AFC divisional matchup on Sunday, January 13 at 4:30pm at Gillette Stadium. If they win - let's say when they win - they'll play again at Gillette on January 20th. Find best seats & tickets now! Cheer the Pats in their advance toward the Super Bowl again in 2013! Now that you have your tickets, find about the Patriot Train and other good ways to get to Gillette Stadium from Boston.
And finally, plan ahead:
Get ready to celebrate Super Bowl in Boston!
Half-price Boston tickets for January
These events are from last year - but they'll give you an idea about what to expect in 2013. Half price tickets usually start becoming available 3-4 weeks before an event, so check back for updates.
- Jersey Boys at the Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre
- Improv Asylum's Main Stage Show
- Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse
- Sister Act at the Boston Opera House
- Boston Celtics vs the New Orleans Hornets at TD Garden
- Frank McCourts's The Irish...and How They Got That Way at Davis Square Theatre
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations in Boston
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a national holiday celebrated on the 3rd Monday in January - January 21st in 2013 - to commemorate Dr. King's role in ensuring civil rights, peace, and equality in America. Dr. King lived in Boston for several years while he studied at Ha
rvard and Boston University, where he received his Ph.D. in systematic theology in 1955.
Although numerous events take place around Boston to honor Dr. King, one of the biggest is at Faneuil Hall on Boston'sFreedom Trail at 1pm on Monday, January 21, 2013. This event features a tribute by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra's Intensive Community Program of talented young musicians, and readings and tributes by distinguished guests. More information: http://www.afroammuseum.org/events.htm
Other suggestions for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service - Honor Dr. King's memory by participating in this event to make a better America by volunteering, part of the United We Serve initiative. Find more details on mlkday.gov
- Visit Boston's Museum of African American History in Beacon Hill and walk along the Black Heritage Trail (the Museum is an excellent starting point).
College Nights at Frog Pond
Head over to Frog Pond every Tuesday Night (except for major holidays) from 6pm - 9pm for College Nights. Show your current college ID and get half-price admission for $2!
When: Tuesday, January 8 through early March (end date depends on weather)
Where: Frog Pond, Boston Common