January 14, 2014

Welcome to Spring semester.  As we brave the unpredictable weather, be sure you are registered to receive NU ALERTS.  This service allows University officials to reach all students and staff with time-sensitive information during unforeseen events or emergencies. The system uses voice, e-mail, and text messaging to broadcast pertinent information and, when appropriate, provide directions to those in the affected area(s).  For additional information and instructions to register, please see the website.


In response to the needs expressed by students, Snell Library has created a graduate student study room on the 4th floor.  Updated information regarding graduate student space and services in Snell Library is detailed below.  


The deadline to submit nominations for the 2013-2014 Outstanding Graduate Student Awards has been extended to January 24, 2014.  For more information, see the Provost Office News section below.


In cel­e­bra­tion of the 50th anniver­sary of the land­mark Civil Rights Act, the North­eastern com­mu­nity is coming together to honor the hun­dreds of thou­sands of people who have fought for equality and justice.  The "50 Years For­ward" series, pre­sented by the Office of Stu­dent Affairs and the Col­lege of Social Sci­ences and Human­i­ties, fea­tures a year­long com­mem­o­ra­tion of the people, events, and organizations ded­i­cated to civil rights efforts in America and around the globe.  Cen­tral to the series is "A Tribute to a Dream," an event fea­turing a talk by Bob Moses, a civil rights pio­neer and founder of the Algebra Project, a non­profit that uses math as an orga­nizing tool to ensure quality public edu­ca­tion for chil­dren. The event is sched­uled for January 16 at 4 p.m. in the Curry Stu­dent Center Ballroom.  Additional information is available on the website.   

Did You Know?

Snell Library provides a number of dedicated study spaces and services for graduate students, 


Roo421 on Snell Library's fourth floor features seats and tables that 

can be configured to meet the needs of individuals or groups. While the room is occasionally unavailable for study when it is used for events - with notice posted in advance - room 421 is in the process of becoming a space dedicated to graduate student study. 

The Library also features 32 individual study rooms available exclusively to graduate students on a semester-long basis.  Rooms 

are still available for the Spring 2014 semester. Doctoral candidates in particular are encouraged to apply for use these rooms. Over the course of this semester, in an effort to increase the number of students who can be accommodated, the library staff will be looking into modifying the process to assign these rooms.  Graduate students may also reserve CoLab group study rooms, which are equipped with plug-in displays and whiteboards for collaboration. Learn more and make a reservation for your group study through the website

Later this semester a new service center on Snell Library's second floor will be a resource for graduate students, as well. The space will be offering new services in support of teaching and research including workshops and drop-in consultation on subjects from data mining and GIS to text encoding, and more. Consult the library website for announcements about workshops and other opportunities to learn more.

As always, subject specialist librarians are available for consultations to help with research and teaching in your subject area. Find the subject librarian in your area and get started finding the best resources in your discipline today! 

Graduate Student Government News

GSG Meeting,  GSG will hold its first senate meeting of the spring semester on Wednesday, January 29 at 12pm in Curry Student Center 342.  Feel free to come if you are new to Northeastern University or GSG as we kick off a new semester! Lunch will be provided.

Spring Graduate Student Welcome Event.  Please join us for the Spring Semester Welcome Event on Thursday, January 30 from 12 - 2 pm in the Curry Student Center Ballroom. This event will provide a welcome and update on both past and future initiatives spearheaded by your Graduate Student Government. Various Graduate Student Groups here on campus plus essential Northeastern University departments will be at the event! You'll get a chance to meet others, socialize, and get some food and drinks! 
Graduate Campuses
The Charlotte Campus contributed to several charities this past holiday season. We honored the armed forces by participating in the Holiday Mail for Heroes card drive through the American Red Cross. 
We more than doubled our efforts from last year, sending 300 cards 
to be distributed to heroes at home and aboard! For Giving Tuesday the campus sponsored the Dress for Success, Apparel and Finishing Touches clothing drive. Over 150 pieces were donated as a result of our campus drop off location. The Charlotte campus also partnered with our local YMCA to support their Y-Readers program. Our 150 books collected will help children who currently read below grade-level to further develop their reading skills. It's our way of paying it forward while giving it back.

The Seattle Graduate Campus will be hosting its next presentation in their Local Leaders, Global Impact Speaker Series around resiliency. Too few of us spend any time considering how prepared our communities are should there be a major disaster. The Greater Seattle region is a global leader in technology and advanced manufacturing as well as a major military hub that depends on the reliable operation of critical infrastructures such as the energy, transportation, communications, and IT sectors. A major disaster has the potential to endanger millions of lives and cause major disruptions to our communities and businesses. On Tuesday, February 4, Northeastern University - Seattle and Dr. Stephen Flynn, an international expert on disaster resilience, will convene a panel of leaders, held on the Seattle campus, in emergency preparedness from Seattle and King County to discuss how the Puget Sound region can best prepare for and swiftly recover from catastrophic events.  For additional information and registration available on the website.
Provost Office News


The deadline to submit nominations for the 2013-2014 Outstanding Graduate Student Awards has been extended to January 24, 2014.  The Outstanding Graduate Student Awards are an opportunity for the community to recognize the remarkable students that choose to complete their post baccalaureate studies at Northeastern. Nominations may be made by any graduate student, faculty, staff or administrator at the university. Awards include a $1,000 credit to your student account and participation in the Academic Honors Convocation. Awards will be given for the following categories:

  • Research: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Research: Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Community Service
  • Experiential Learning
  • Teaching: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Teaching: Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Click here for more information. 

In This Issue
University Resources
Upcoming Events

 A Tribute to the Dream

Thursday, January 16
4 pm
Curry Student Center Ballroom
     Dr. Bob Moses, a hero of the Civil Rights Movement and leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, interviewed by WCVB anchorwoman Pam Cross.
Apartment Hunting 101
Wednesday, January 14
6 pm - 300 Richards Hall
Monday, January 27
6 pm - 108 West Village G
     As you begin to think about where you are living next year, this workshop can help you with the apartment search process.
3rd Annual All Cappella Concert
Saturday, January 18
7:30PM  - 9:00PM
Blackman Auditorium - Ell Hall
     Start off your spring semester right with the 3rd annual All Cappella concert, featuring many of Northeastern's a cappella groups! Featuring: The UniSons, Pitch, Please!, Distilled Harmony, The Downbeats and The Nor'easters.



GSG Senate Meeting

Wednesday, January 29


342 Curry Student Center

     Additional information available on the GSG Website.


GSG Welcome Event

Thursday, January 30


Curry Student Center Ballroom

Additional information available on the GSG Website.



Apartment Fair

Wednesday, February 5


Curry Student Center

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Dan Volchok
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