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GSA News

Become a Member!The Graduate Student Assembly is the voice of graduate students at UMass Boston. Do you want a say in how your fees are being spent? Do you want to make sure you and your department know what is going on within the University? Join the GSA and make sure your voice is heard and your graduate program is represented! If you can’t make today’s meeting, our next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 24. GSA meetings are held every other Thursday at 4:00 in the Student Life Conference Room (Campus Center, third Floor). All graduate students are invited to attend!

Assistantship PostingThe Office of Student Affairs has posted a new Assistantship position for the spring semester. The International Student Advocate is a full-time Assistantship position responsible for developing and implementing programs that support UMass Boston international students. For more information on this position, check the Employment page of the UMB website.

GSA Game Night – Tuesday, March 22The GSA’s next Game Night will be held Tuesday, March 22 from 5-8:00 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Game Room. Come by for free arcade games, pool and ping-pong tournaments, pizza, raffles and more! This will be a great opportunity to have fun and meet graduate students from other departments! Stop by and bring your friends!

Department of Gerontology Dissertation DefenseThe Department of Gerontology is pleased to announce that Lona Choi will be defending her dissertation, titled, ‘Meeting the Needs of Relative Caregivers: A Comparison of State Subsidized Guardianship Programs’ on Thursday, March 24 at 9 a.m. in Wheatley Hall, 6-047. The public is invited to attend. Congratulations and good luck to Lona Choi!

Ph.D. in Nursing Program Dissertation DefensesThe Ph.D. in Nursing Program is pleased to announce the following Dissertation Defenses. Please RSVP to [email protected] if you wish to attend any of these defenses.

Victoria Morrison will be defending her dissertation, titled, ‘A Contemporary Analysis of the Voluntary Smallpox Vaccination Program’ on Wednesday, March 23 from 2-4:00 p.m. in room 2545 of the Campus Center.

Patricia Poirier will be defending her dissertation, titled, ‘The Relation of Sick Leave Benefits, Employment Patterns, and Individual Characteristics to Radiation Therapy-Related Fatigue’ on Wednesday, March 30 from 1-3:00 p.m. in room 2545 of the Campus Center.

Anna Yoder will be defending her dissertation, titled, ‘Variation in Clinical Practice: The Impact of Age and Gender on Prescribing Decisions for Coronary Heart Disease’ on Thursday, March 31 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in room 2545 of the Campus Center.

Congratulations and good luck to these doctoral candidates!

News from The Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution The Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution would like to announce their Alumni Career Panel, to be held Wednesday, March 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in room 3545 of the Campus Center. Alumni of the Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution employed in healthcare, business, government, higher education, and other fields will discuss the impact the program has had on their professional and personal growth. Faculty and staff of the programs will be on hand to answer questions, and light refreshments will be served. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how the multifaceted field of dispute resolution can impact your future. If interested, please RSVP to Kelly Ward Mason by Friday, March 18 at 617-287-7421 or [email protected]

Discounts through the Office of Student Life Are you going to the movies or the Aquarium in the next few weeks? The Student Life counter has discount movie tickets, Aquarium tickets and passes for various other events for sale to students. Stop by and see what is available!

Professional Development GrantsDo you need extra money to travel to a professional conference this semester? The GSA administers the Professional Development Grant (PDG) program to assist graduate students with the economic burden of traveling to, and participating in, professional conferences and meetings. Grants of up to $400 are available to reimburse students presenting papers or posters, and grants of up to $300 are available for students attending conferences. Please refer to our website for application materials and guidelines. Note that all application materials must be submitted at least 30 days prior to travel to be eligible for review.

Looking for us?We are located on the third floor of the Campus Center, in room 3404. For applications, forms, or more information on any of our programs, please visit our website at www.gsa.umb.edu.