As you may be aware of, GOG has elected its E-Board members for the 2012-13 academic year and had its first meeting on the 19th of October. You can see who’s who on the E-Board by looking under the GOG officers link under the Info tab.
Our new E-Board is excited to serve up great events and much needed support during the academic year. We have a pretty good lineup for social events for this semester, but we welcome suggestions from the graduate community. If you guys have ideas, we want to know them!
Our new advocacy officer is working on a grievance that some students have with the new bus scheduling, particularly on the Blue Line. We will update on this periodically throughout the semester as this develops. If at any time you have an important issue with the University that needs to be addressed, we will be there to support you to the best of our ability. GOG has your back!
As your new IT Officer, I will try to keep you guys as informed and up-to-date as possible with minutes from our meetings, Facebook invites to events, and short summaries of goings-on like this one on our News page.
From all of us at GOG, study hard on those midterms and stay sane, safe, and happy!
It’s finally summer in Rochester, and we at GOG believe in enjoying it to the fullest. So come join us for a trip to Darien Lake, the theme park and water park resort, located south of the New York State Thruway (I-90) on State Highway 77. With rollercoasters, thrill rides, kiddie rides and waterslides, there’s something for everyone, including your family and friends.
To make the trip even more fun, GOG is slashing entry tickets from $45 to $10 and offering free bus rides to and from Darien Lake. Because of limited seats, registration is compulsory with $10 per person and will take place on Wednesday (6th June) and Thursday (7th June) between 5 pm and 6 pm at Goergen Atrium.
Don’t miss the sweet deal. Make sure you register on time and join the fun.
When: 23rd June, 2012; Saturday
Where: Darien Lake Theme Park and Resort, 9993 Alleghany Rd, Corfu, NY 14036.
When: 6th and 7th June, 5 pm to 6 pm.
Where: Goergen Atrium
Charge: $10 per person
There has been a change in the Health Insurance Policy, the main changes are the starting date of the insurance plan, now August 1st and the fact that to obtain a Waiver for the University-sponsored plan is going to be a more controlled process since there has been a number of students that have been found with little or no coverage at all.
Below is a copy of the news that we received:
Health Insurance News
Significant Changes Coming to Health Insurance for 2012–13
Changes in the health insurance requirements for full-time students for 2012–13 were announced earlier this year. The coverage year will be Aug.1 to July 31.University criteria
for waivers will be stricter to assure students have adequate insurance coverage. All requests for waivers from U.S. insurance companies will be audited to assure compliance with the criteria. Insurance through international-based insurance plans generally will not meet University criteria for waiver. Students with an international insurance company must submit a written appeal by Aug. 15 if their plan meets all of the University criteria. For more information about the changes to the insurance requirement, check “Health Insurance for Full-time Students
” on the UHS website.
Online Health Insurance Process Required for All Full-Time Students
Every year all full-time students must complete the online Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Process. Students are encouraged to complete the process by June 30 to assure accurate billing on the July billing statement. The online site is expected to be open on May 15. You will receive an email message letting you know the site is ready. Completing the online insurance process is especially important if you will be covered by your parent’s or your own insurance. Students with international-based plans who want to waive the University-sponsored insurance must submit a written appeal for waiver by Aug. 15.
Health Insurance for Graduating Students
Graduating students should check their health insurance status to assure continuing coverage and access to health care following graduation. All full-time students who paid the mandatory health fee in the spring semester can continue to receive primary care services at UHS through Aug. 31. Graduating full-time students who are covered by the University-sponsored Aetna Student Health Insurance are covered through Aug. 31. If you are covered by another insurance plan, UHS recommends checking with your insurance company to determine if your coverage ends at graduation or if you can continue on the plan. Due to changes in the health care reform law, many young adults can remain on their parent’s health insurance plan until their 26th birthday if the policy covers dependent children.
Debamita Chatterjee will be the GOG President next year!
Congratulations to her!
Thank you to the people that voted.
Please, remember that officer’s elections are held in the fall.
All the graduate students are invited to the following talk by Mark Bousquet at Syracuse University.
We also remind you that you can check this and all other events at the calendar on the right —>
Marc Bousquet (of *How the University Works* fame) to give a talk here at Syracuse University. That will be next Thursday, April 5, at 4:00 p.m. in Crouse-Hinds Hall, room 010. Bousquet is sort of a folk hero, not only for grad students, but for marginalized workers in the groves of academe generally. On the theory that some in Rochester might be moved to make the trip, I thought I would alert you to the event and ask for your assistance in publicizing it to the GOG membership. I’ve attached a flier and campus map. The registration link is: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/B9QTCZ6
There are several new events on the calendar!, you can check them by looking at the right the “Upcoming Events” area, where some forthcoming events are displayed, but if you click on “More events and information” you will see all the events displayed nicely!
Take a look! and start checking the new events of GOG! here: http://www.rochester.edu/gog/my-calendar or if you have facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/urgog ( hint, like us )
The events of GOG can help you find funds for your conference, meet new people, cope with stress or just have a break and enjoy with your friends to name a few.
Any recommendations? email any of us!, get involved with GOG helping us making UoR a better place for graduate students.
“Coffee Hours are informal, topical discussions facilitated by CIRTL faculty and are held on the 3rd Tuesday at 1:00pm CT (2pm ET / 12 noon MT / 11am PT) in our online classroom. No need to preregister, just go to this page: http://www.cirtl.net/coffeehour to enter into our online classroom.”
Next events: March 20 and April 17:
03/20/2012 Maintaining balance and resilience in your professional and personal life
Eric Horsman- Department of Geological Sciences, East Carolina University
04/17/2012 Alternative academic careers: Using your teaching and research skills outside the classroom
Hillary H. Carter- U.S Department of State, Biosecurity Engagement Program
Katherine Moynihan- Office of Technology Transfer, University of Michigan
Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History
siting scholar in March. Grafton’s schedule while at UR has been cleared to accommodate a meeting with graduate students to discuss the future of graduate education in the humanities. This is a rare opportunity to hear from and talk with this distinguished scholar who, aside from being an expert in a vast nuat Princeton University and President of the American Historical Association, will be visiting the University of Rochester as a vi
mber of areas, is uniquely poised to speak of the past, present, and future of scholarship and of education, will take place on March 21st, from 9:30AM – 11AM. Contact Dean DiPiero for further details, and to sign up for this exciting event!!
Wednesday March 21st, 9.30 am to 11. Location: Gamble Room.
Refreshments will be served!
GOG is proud to be a sponsor of “Image, Truth, Distortion,” the Third Annual Graduate Conference at the University of Rochester (hosted by the Graduate History Society). Susie Linfield, author of Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political Violence, will be the keynote speaker.
There will be a discounted registration fee for GOG members ($10 to register)!
For more information on this event, which will take place this Saturday (Feb. 25th), click here.
Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University and President of the American Historical Association, will be visiting the University of Rochester as a visiting scholar in March. Grafton’s schedule while at UR has been cleared to accommodate a meeting with graduate students to discuss the future of graduate education in the humanities. This is a rare opportunity to hear from and talk with this distinguished scholar who, aside from being an expert in a vast number of areas, is uniquely poised to speak of the past, present, and future of scholarship and of education, will take place on March 2nd, from 10:30 – noon. Contact Dean DiPiero for further details, and to sign up for this exciting event!!
When: March 2nd, 10.30 am to 12 noon.