Nov. 8, 2020
News // Announcements

Please read two important updates regarding testing compliance surrounding the Veteran’s Day holiday.

See the updated guide for faculty and staff here.

From Cough to COVID: How Respiratory Infections Produce Problems and Our Bodies Fight Back, via Zoom on Nov. 17. The University Lecture spotlights the outstanding and thought-provoking research of a Boston University faculty member. RSVP here.

The nomination states, “His dedication and commitment to crafting a useful, thoughtful, well-organized virtual curriculum was phenomenal.”

The nomination states, “Everyone in the office knows they can always count on Megan.”

Effective Dec. 24, 2020, Matt replaces Dr. John Ennever, who previously announced he would be stepping down.

Staff requesting a spring 2021 Workplace Adjustment must complete and submit the Workplace Adjustment Request Form. The deadline is Nov. 30, 2020. PLEASE NOTE: If you filed a Fall 2020 Workplace Adjustment Request, you must still complete one for the spring 2021 semester. 

Faculty and staff are reminded the Open Enrollment is happening now thru Friday, Nov. 20. Please visit the Open Enrollment website, which provides all the details you will need to review Boston University’s benefit plan offerings and how they might work for you and your family. Once you have reviewed the options, please choose the benefits that best fit your needs.

Beginning Monday, Nov. 9, online ordering will be available from Chequers Café! Visit www.chequersink.com to place your order for pickup. Located in the basement of the Instructional (L) Building, Chequers is open weekdays from 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. and offers pre-made sandwiches and salads, a full-service deli, soups, and daily specials. Credit/debit cards now accepted. 
Faculty Action
 
Please send nominations and applications for BUSM faculty with grants that go through BUSM for the funding opportunities in the table linked here. All funds are for up to $50,000 each, except the Spivack Distinguished Neuroscientist Award for $20,000, in bold text.
 
Send the applicant/nominee’s CV and a one- to two-page cover letter to BUSMdean@bu.edu nominating a faculty member or applying for pilot funds for a new idea by COB November 14. Include a budget of no more than five lines. (Awardees may be asked to submit a more detailed budget.)
Noon-1:30 p.m.


Learn about the various offices and resources offered on the Medical Campus. This is session is open to all faculty members and will include introductions and presentations on: Faculty Affairs, Research, Proposal Development, Foundation Relations, Diversity & Inclusion, Medical Education, Student Affairs, Faculty Development, GMS, Communications, Human Resources, Ombuds Office and BUMG. Hosted by BUSM Faculty Affairs, BU Human Resources and BUMG
Events

// THIS WEEK
Visit the calendar for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week.
Nov. 10 | Listening Session: New Title IX Regulations
4–5 pm | Zoom Webinar: Register Here

We look forward to hearing your ideas, perspectives, and feedback.
BU Today article on New Title IX Regulations. Boston University’s Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures are available for review on this website.

*The session will be recorded, and posted online for viewing on the Equal Opportunity website.
Noon-4:30 p.m. | Zoom Register Here

The 12th Annual GSI Research Symposium is an interdisciplinary event emphasizing research in Genetics and Genomics at Boston University.
Nov. 16 | Listening Session: Report of the BU Working Group on Gender-Based Harassment Prevention
4–5 pm | Zoom Webinar: Register Here

We look forward to hearing your ideas, perspectives, and feedback.
Report of the BU Working Group on Gender-Based Harassment Prevention. In fall 2019, a University-wide group issued recommendations to combat gender-based harassment at BU. Read their report and offer your views.
 
*The session will be recorded, and posted online for viewing on the Equal Opportunity website.