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Newsletter 05.13.20

GSGA News

May 13, 2020


Hello SPH students!

We are happy to announce that our voting platform started today May 13, 2020 and will end on May 22, 2020. We are also calling for students in the Advanced Certificate and Doctoral programs to serve as Faculty Student Council (FSC) Assessment and Curriculum Committee Members, and for three (3) students to serve on the Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee (FSDC). You may cast your vote and also submit your interest in the above available positions here.

To learn more about positions please read our Constitution. If you have any questions email us at GSGA@sphmail.cuny.edu

Sincerely,

GSGA


Upcoming Events

Join the conversation where our Vice President Zoe will be one of the moderators!


Opportunities 

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Job Opportunities

CUNY SPH is partnering with various agencies to help fill COVID-19 contact tracing job opportunities with New York City, New York State, and the CDC. CUNY SPH students are highly encouraged to apply.  COVID-19 related job opportunities and relevant info can be found here.


Upcoming Virtual Events

Capsule logo

June 20-21 | Online |Sign Up

Students can participate in three ways:
1) Submit a project to be hacked over the course of the weekend
2) Help move forward a proposal submitted by others
3) Volunteer to help this event be successful

If you have any questions about ASPPH’s partnership with Capsule, feel free to reach out to tseward@aspph.org.

 

 

Newsletter 05.20.2020

GSGA News

May 20, 2020


Dear SPH students,

We wish you the best of luck on your finals! Connect with your classmates and create a study group together and if you have any questions do not hesitate and reach out to your professors.

The deadline to vote for the 2020-2021 SPH leaders is this Friday May 22, 2020. We encourage you to vote and share with your fellow classmates. We are counting on your vote so that we can move forward with creating future virtual events, scholarships opportunities and more. You may cast your vote and also submit your interest in the above available positions here.

To learn more about positions please read our Constitution. If you have any questions email us at GSGA@sphmail.cuny.edu

Sincerely,

GSGA


Upcoming Virtual Events

Be part of the USS Sustainability Committee conversation! | RSVP HERE!


Fieldwork Orientation

Complete the Fall 2020 Fieldwork Pre-Registration Form to pre-register for fall fieldwork and register for one of the orientation session listed below. Please note that all orientation sessions will be held virtually via Zoom.
Last Orientation Dates:

Thursday, May 28, 5pm-6pm
Thursday, May 28, 8pm-9pm

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Experiential Learning at oel@sph.cuny.edu.

 


Capsule logo

June 20-21 | Online |Sign Up

Students can participate in three ways:
1) Submit a project to be hacked over the course of the weekend
2) Help move forward a proposal submitted by others
3) Volunteer to help this event be successful

If you have any questions about ASPPH’s partnership with Capsule, feel free to reach out to tseward@aspph.org.

Newsletter 05.06.20

GSGA News

May 6, 2020

Happy May!


Hello SPH students,

Thank you to the SPH students who joined the GSGA’s zoom social last Friday! We shared stories, laughs and answered questions students had. Stay tuned for the next zoom social! Also, we are still in search of student nominees to serve as Senators and representatives on the Faculty Student Council (FSC), Faculty and Student Disciplinary Committee (FSDC) and Committees for the 2020-2021 academic year. If you are interested, please send us an email to Carly.Luk47@sphmail.cuny.eduClick here to view more about the positions. We are also going to have our voting platform available beginning May 11, 2020 to May 22, 2020. Keep an eye out for the voting link!

Lastly, if you are in need of food, please visit the list of Food Resources During COVID-19 that we created for you. There is also an essential workers’ support group for SPH students on Thursdays from 12pm-1pm via Webex. If you would like more information or are interested in joining please email our Student Wellness Counselor Sherry Adams at sherry.adams@sph.cuny.edu.


Opportunities 

The Fund for Public Health in NYC is hiring

CUNY is partnering with FPHNYC to facilitate the recruitment of CUNY students and alumni and increase their chances of securing these positions. To support this effort, we are asking students and alumni who have applied for these positions to complete this brief survey. COVID-19 related job opportunities and relevant info can be found here.

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is currently hiring contact tracers and contact tracer supervisors to perform COVID-19 case interviews and contact tracing to support the citywide COVID-19 response using a trauma-informed, culturally respectful approach that builds trust and facilitates the free sharing of information. Detailed position descriptions can be found on the FPHNYC career page.


Virtual Events

Virtual HRTP Information Session

Monday May 11 | 5:00pm -6:30pm | Register via Zoom

Representatives from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will be hosting this virtual event. HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional school students of public health, health education, laboratory sciences, medicine, social work, environmental engineering, public administration, accounting, mathematics, computer science, law, nursing, the social sciences, and many other majors. HRTP offers dynamic internships in public health research, community health outreach and education, fieldwork, laboratory work and public health administration.

Meeting ID: 979 4277 0810
One tap mobile: +16465588656,,97942770810# US (New York)


Capsule logo

June 20-21 | Online |Sign Up

Students can participate in three ways:
1) Submit a project to be hacked over the course of the weekend
2) Help move forward a proposal submitted by others
3) Volunteer to help this event be successful

If you have any questions about ASPPH’s partnership with Capsule, feel free to reach out to tseward@aspph.org.

 

 

Newsletter 04.22.20

GSGA News

April 22, 2020

Be Positive, Think Positive!


Hi SPH students!

This week we want to share with you that the GSGA nominations have been extended to Friday April 24 at 12:00AM. We are looking for students interested in the Doctoral Senator and Masters Senator position. Voting will then take place from May 11 to May 22. Also the University Student Senate (USS) Scholarship is now up on CUNYFirst. Please see the flyer below for more information!


USS Scholarship


Petition for CUNY to divest from fossil fuels

Sign the petition to remind our Chancellor and Trustees that we haven’t forgotten the dramatic struggle that must resume when the current crisis passes. CUNY’s administration already has the power to divest from fossil fuels, conserve energy to reduce carbon emissions, eliminate single use plastics and MOVE TOWARD 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY.

 


CUNY SPH Foundation Student Emergency Fund

If you are in need of immediate financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, please consider applying for a grant from the CUNY SPH Student Emergency Fund. For more information and to apply, click here. If you have questions, please reach out to Lynn Roberts, Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs (lynn.roberts@sph.cuny.edu).

 


Upcoming Virtual Events

**Keep an eye out for Mental Wellness workshops and support groups for essential workers!**


 

The current crisis in historical perspective: Looking back, looking forward with Michael Merson

Friday April 24 | 2:30pm -4:00pm | Register


 

Harlem Counts! Census2020 Virtual Town Hall: Engaging Our Neighbors During COVID-19

Monday April 27 | 3:00pm -4:00pm | Register


 

Virtual HRTP Information Session

Monday May 11 | 5:00pm -6:30pm | Register via Zoom

Representatives from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will be hosting this virtual event. HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional school students of public health, health education, laboratory sciences, medicine, social work, environmental engineering, public administration, accounting, mathematics, computer science, law, nursing, the social sciences, and many other majors. HRTP offers dynamic internships in public health research, community health outreach and education, fieldwork, laboratory work and public health administration.

Meeting ID: 979 4277 0810
One tap mobile: +16465588656,,97942770810# US (New York)


Public Health Partnership Conference

April 28-30, 2021| Register
Are you passionate about public health issues? Do you have an interesting paper, project or research study to share? If you answered yes, then you should apply for the 2021 student poster competition!

Accepting student poster abstracts for presentations on the following topic areas:

  • Air (tobacco, asthma, climate change.)
  • Water (drinking water, emerging contaminants, HABs, sugar-sweetened beverages)
  • Food (insecurity, breastfeeding, food safety and sourcing)
  • Housing/Built Environment (lead, walkable communities, complete streets)
  • Environmental Health- Innovations in Policy & Practice

 


Capsule logo

June 20-21 | Online |Sign Up

Students can participate in three ways:
1) Submit a project to be hacked over the course of the weekend
2) Help move forward a proposal submitted by others
3) Volunteer to help this event be successful

If you have any questions about ASPPH’s partnership with Capsule, feel free to reach out to tseward@aspph.org.


Blackboard Logo

Drop-In Sessions for Blackboard Questions: Bring Your Questions!

Every Wednesdays until May 20 | 11:00am | Link

 


For more details about the events visit Virtual Events


 

Newsletter 04.08.20

GSGA News

April 8, 2020

We need more CUNY SPH leaders for the Graduate Student Government Association!

 


Hello SPH Fellow Students!

We are encouraging students to become CUNY SPH leaders and nominate themselves for the next Graduate Student Government Association 2020-2021. We are looking for students interested in serving in GSGA positions, Faculty Student Council and Committee positions.

This week is National Public Health Week from April 6 to April 12. GSGA is doing an Insta story campaign with Public Health posts. Every day you will see a different public health topic posted on our Instagram, Facebook and website! Today’s topic is Violence Prevention. You may share your public health messages, tag us @GSGA_CUNYSPH and we will share your story, too! See the topics below!

Also share with us what you have been doing during COVID-19 outbreak: whether you are at the front lines of the epidemic as an essential worker or if you are staying at home catching up on a book, recipe or exercise. Don’t forget to tag us using the hash tags #CUNYSPH and #NPHW2020.

Can’t wait to see your nominations and public health posts!

Sincerely,

Your Graduate Student Government Association


Nominations

We are looking for students interested in Senators and Faculty Student Committee positions. Nominate yourself today! Read more about the positions here.


National Public Health Week 2020

In recognition of National Public Health Week, the Fund for Public Health NYC and the NYC Health Department are sponsoring a series of webinars to share latest information on their response to COVID-19.

April 8 | 12:00pm | Register for Public Health Talk: Coronavirus in NYC

 


GSGA Promotes National Public Health Week on Social Media

 


April 8 Violence Prevention

A message from the CDC: “Violence is a serious public health problem. From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life. Many more survive violence and suffer physical, mental, and or emotional health problems throughout the rest of their lives. CDC is committed to stopping violence before it begins.”

 


April 7 Maternal & Child Health


April 6 Mental Health


 

GSGA Spring Awards

*New Deadline April 10, 2020*  

Spring 2020 Awards are now open! These awards are for all current SPH students! The awards offered through GSGA are meant to provide financial support to students seeking to attend public health related conferences, or pursue professional development opportunities, and also help those publishing research to journals. Check here for the various award types, details and deadlines.


New CUNY Policies

Learn more about:


CUNY SPH is now officially part of the Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society as the Epsilon Chi Chapter! Further details can be found here.


CUNY Food Resources Available during COVID Outbreak

Check out CUNY food pantries available for all CUNY students on different campuses throughout NYC. Please be sure to confirm hours of operation by calling or emailing before you visit any food pantry. Check here for food resources available to any CUNY student at specific campuses.

NYC Food Delivery Assistance

The City of New York is providing assistance to New Yorkers during the COVID-19 crisis by delivering meals to those who cannot access food themselves. Click here to see requirements and to sign up for food delivery. If you don’t meet all of the eligibility criteria above, you can still get help at your local food pantry. You can find the food pantry closest to you here.

 Adults can now take 3 meals to go at DOE feeding sites

Hours: 7:30am to 11:30am is reserved for families and students 11:30amto 1:30pm. adults welcome. Please let your neighbors or anyone whom you suspect may be in need know. Click here to find a site Or text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877 to find the closest school to get food.


 

CUNY SPH Surveys

person taking an online survey using a smartphone

Student Survey

As we collectively learn to navigate the range of challenges presented by COVID-19, we seek to gain a better understanding of your current needs. Please complete the anonymous survey to assist us in doing so.


Census

You can complete the 2020 Census ONLINE, by the phone (844-330-2020) or by mail today!


New York State Elections Will Be Combined in June

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Presidential Primary Election New Date: **June 23, 2020**

CUNY has more than 500,000 students and CUNY SPH has more than 750 students…That’s a lot of votes! Watch this video about CUNY students encouraging you to vote, including our GSGA Vice President Zoe!


 

Housing Justice for All

Find your Senator | Find your Assembly Person

 


 

Fulbright Program

April 16 | 5pm-6pm | Virtual | Register

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 2,000 grants annually in all fields of study and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Public Health Partnership Conference

**Postponed to April 28-30, 2021** | Register Here
Are you passionate about public health issues? Do you have an interesting paper, project or research study to share? If you answered yes, then you should apply for the 2021 student poster competition!

Accepting student poster abstracts for presentations on the following topic areas:

  • Air (tobacco, asthma, climate change.)
  • Water (drinking water, emerging contaminants, HABs, sugar-sweetened beverages)
  • Food (insecurity, breastfeeding, food safety and sourcing)
  • Housing/Built Environment (lead, walkable communities, complete streets)
  • Environmental Health- Innovations in Policy & Practice

 

Capsule logo

June 20-21 | Online | Sign Up

Capsule is bringing together over 4,000 people to innovate solutions to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The ideas hacked over the event will relate to six challenge categories: Art, Education, Energy, Health, Food, and Cities. This is a truly exciting opportunity for students to be able to either propose a project, or work with colleagues from around the world to help move a project forward (submitted by others), or just volunteer to be a part of this record-breaking event. If you have any questions about ASPPH’s partnership with Capsule, feel free to reach out to tseward@aspph.org.

Students can participate in three ways:
1) Submit a project to be hacked over the course of the weekend
2) Help move forward a proposal submitted by others
3) Volunteer to help this event be successful

 


 

MENTAL WELLNESS RESOURCES  
Student Wellness Counselor at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy
Sherry Adams is a licensed social worker available to provide virtual counseling to students at this time.  Sherry is also available to assist students in identifying and accessing their neighborhood specific resources.  Please email to schedule an appointment: Sherry.adams@sph.cuny.edu


FINANCIAL RESOURCES
Edquity
Provides online emergency support to students during COVID-19. Offers referrals available in your community related to health, food, housing, transportation, and childcare.

NYC Human Resources Administration
Apply for Medicaid, cash assistance, SNAP, and childcare assistance at these HRA sites that also assist individuals in securing jobs.
New York State Unemployment Insurance

Newsletter 04.01.20

GSGA News

April 1, 2020

Happy First Day of April!  

 


Dear fellow SPH Students,

As you get through this semester, we want to let you know that you are not alone. Although it’s a challenge not being on campus, we encourage you to connect with your classmates and support each other through virtual study groups. Free applications such as Zoom or Google Hangouts can help get your study groups together.

We are sharing the following opportunities and virtual events with you. Take a moment to fill out the 2020 Census, complete CUNY SPH Surveys, RSVP for the upcoming virtual Town Halls and learn more about the GSGA and FSC nominations.
 
As always let’s stay strong and connected. If you have any questions, please reach out to us!

Sincerely,
Your Graduate Student Government Association  


CUNY SPH Surveys

person taking an online survey using a smartphone

Student Survey
As we collectively learn to navigate the range of challenges presented by COVID-19, we seek to gain a better understanding of your current needs. Please complete the anonymous survey to assist us in doing so.

Strategic Planning Survey
The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) is currently undertaking a strategic planning initiative that will set high-level direction for the school over the next 5+ years and identify more specific priorities to be achieved over the next 1 to 3 years. Your input is critical to the success of this effort. Please complete the anonymous survey today.

 


National Census Day

April 1st is National Census Day! You can complete the 2020 Census online , by phone (844-330-2020) or by mail today! Still not sure what the 2020 Census is? Join Gus and Priyanshi in taking their challenge to complete the census.  

 


Register to Vote

Register to vote now

Deadline: April 3

Presidential Primary Election *NEW DATE*: June 23  

 

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Watch this video with CUNY students encouraging you to vote, including our GSGA Vice President Zoe!  

 


 

CUNY SPH Town Hall on COVID-19
Friday, April 3  |  2:30pm – 4:30pm  |  Via Zoom  |  RSVP  |  Submit Questions
Join us as Professor Bruce Lee will be answering questions from the entire community about the pandemic, and administrators will be answering questions from students about their academic concerns during this time of distance-only education. The plan is to capture questions and concerns in advance of (as well as during) the meeting to ensure that presenters are prepared to answer as many of them as possible.  

 

Remaining Resilient During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Monday, April 6  |  2:30pm – 4pm  |  via WebEx  |  RSVP

Dr. Victoria Ngo, Community Health and Social Science Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Innovation in Mental Health, and Sherry Adams, LCSW, Student Wellness Counselor, will facilitate a discussion on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental wellness.

 

 

Systems Science Workshop Series: Part II
Friday, April 3  |  2pm – 5pm  |  Virtual  |  RSVP

CUNY SPH’s Center for Systems and Community Design (CSCD) is offering the second of three in the Systems Science Workshop Series. This event is co-hosted by the NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center. The workshops will focus on the basic concepts of systems thinking and system dynamics modeling, and participants will understand, evaluate, and improve upon problems that manifest themselves in complex systems.  

 

 

**This conference has been postponed to April 28-30, 2021** Are you passionate about public health issues? Do you have an interesting paper, project or research study to share? If you answered yes, then you should apply for the 2021 student poster competition! More info Accepting student poster abstracts for presentations on the following topic areas:

  • Air (tobacco, asthma, climate change.)
  • Water (drinking water, emerging contaminants, HABs, sugar-sweetened beverages)
  • Food (insecurity, breastfeeding, food safety and sourcing)
  • Housing/Built Environment (lead, walkable communities, complete streets)
  • Environmental Health- Innovations in Policy & Practice

 


 

 

Nominations for GSGA Elections

Submit your nominations today!

Learn about available positions by visiting the GSGA website.  

 

Insta Story Campaign | National Public Health Week April 6-12
 
Share how you are getting through social distancing whether it be reading a great book, watching an awesome movie or tv show, a new recipe you cooked or an amazing workout that you tried ! Use #NPHW2020 and #CUNYSPH so that our students can see your posts! Follow us on Instagram @GSGA_CUNYSPH to check out our National Public Health Week posts! Also, check out the National Public Health Week themes for the week of April 6, and join the NPHW Twitter Chat on Wednesday April 8 at 2pm!  

 

 

 

GSGA Spring Awards

**NEW DEADLINE: April 10, 2020**

Spring 2020 GSGA Awards are now open!


These awards are for all current SPH students! The awards offered through GSGA are meant to provide financial support to students seeking to attend public health related conferences, or pursue professional development opportunities, and also help those publishing research to journals. The various award types, details, and deadlines can be found by visiting the GSGA website.  

 

Delta Omega

CUNY SPH is now officially part of the Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society as the Epsilon Chi Chapter.  Our official announcement and further details can be found on the GSGA website or by visiting the Delta Omega website.  

 


Cancel Rent

 

 


Mark your calendars!

Capsule
June 20-21  |  Austin, TX  |  Sign Up

Capsule is bringing together over 4,000 people to innovate solutions to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The ideas hacked over the event will relate to six challenge categories: Art, Education, Energy, Health, Food, and Cities. This is a truly exciting opportunity for students to be able to either propose a project, or work with colleagues from around the world to help move a project forward (submitted by others), or just volunteer to be a part of this record-breaking event.
 
Students can participate in three ways:
1) Submit a project to be hacked over the course of the weekend
2) Help move forward a proposal submitted by others
3) Volunteer to help this event be successful
If you have any questions about ASPPH’s partnership with Capsule, feel free to reach out to tseward@aspph.org.  

 


MENTAL WELLNESS RESOURCES  
Student Wellness Counselor at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy
Sherry Adams is a licensed social worker available to provide virtual counseling to students at this time.  Sherry is also available to assist students in identifying and accessing their neighborhood specific resources.  Please email her to schedule an appointment: Sherry.adams@sph.cuny.edu
 
FINANCIAL RESOURCES
Edquity
Provides online emergency support to students during COVID-19. Offers referrals available in your community related to health, food, housing, transportation, and childcare. 
 
NYC Human Resources Administration
Apply for Medicaid, cash assistance, SNAP, and childcare assistance at these HRA sites that also assist individuals in securing jobs.  

New York State Unemployment Insurance

FOOD
Food Bank NYC
Operates food pantries and soup kitchens, and directs you to SNAP enrollment sites. Visit website for most up to date information:

Meals for public school students 
Beginning March 23, meals will be distributed at more than 400 sites across the city. Visit schools.nyc.gov for most up to date information.

Newsletter 03.25.20

GSGA News

March 25, 2020

We hope you are well!

 


Letter from the GSGA President

Dear SPH Students,

We hope you are doing well during these trying times of a pandemic. Many of us are now experiencing graduate school rapidly transition from a classroom to an online setting. GSGA wants you to know that student safety is our number one priority. If you are experiencing any hardships or have concerns due to this outbreak, please reach out. We are here to support you through this difficult time. Please take appropriate precautions and follow CDC Guidelines to protect yourself from the coronavirus.

Additionally, I wanted to provide an update on the Fall 2019 GSGA Town Hall. We requested students to submit feedback so that the GSGA members can better understand what student needs are being met and what we still have to work on. A brief highlight of the feedback showed students supporting and appreciating the GSGA’s efforts in building a more inclusive campus environment, increasing social events, advocating for student issues to CUNY administrators and elected officials, and increasing transparency and opportunities across our student government. There was also critical feedback regarding the GSGA awards and the process students go through. We are working to continually improve and better serve the students of SPH.

As the Spring semester continues, we are working on creating more student opportunities, community engagement, campus development, improving GSGA processes, and much more.  While the GSGA had planned a busy Spring agenda, unfortunately due to the COVID-19 outbreak and campus closure, some of our planned projects and events, had to be postponed until further notice. Nonetheless, the GSGA is fully equipped to work virtually on other projects and initiatives that are important to our students and university. In the coming weeks, the GSGA will host another Town Hall where we will discuss our efforts throughout this semester, especially in response to the outbreak. We encourage all students to please join us!

Thank you for supporting your GSGA and its members.  We are very thankful to serve as your student leaders. On behalf of the entire GSGA, have a wonderful virtual Spring semester.

Sincerely,
Pavan Lohia
GSGA President

 


Nominations for GSGA Elections

Submit your nominations today!

 


GSGA Spring Awards

**NEW DEADLINE: April 10, 2020**

Spring 2020 GSGA Awards are now open!

These awards are for all current SPH students! The awards offered through GSGA are meant to provide financial support to students seeking to attend public health related conferences, or pursue professional development opportunities, and also help those publishing research to journals. The various award types, details, and deadlines can be found by visiting the GSGA website.

 


Distance Learning

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Blackboard After Hours Support

To help provide students and faculty with Blackboard support when the campus Help Desks are closed and Blackboard administrators are unavailable, CUNY has contracted with Blackboard for overnight and weekend telephone support during the current remote teaching requirement. Click here for more information.

 

Laptop on a desk

Updates About Online Classes

As of March 19, 2020 CUNY courses are now conducted remotely. Stay updated by visiting the CUNY Continuity for Students page and the CUNY SPH Info for Students page.

 


University Student Senate

University Student Senate logo

University Student Senate Announcements

The Higher Learning Advocates has pulled together this sign-on letter to urge Congress to prioritize specific proposals to support students who’ve been impacted by COVID-19. Specifically, we recommend:

  • Allowing for direct emergency funds to cover basic needs;
  • Allowing for flexibility with the Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Usage; and
  • Ensuring no penalty to Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Here’s a link to a campaign to tell Members of Congress to support today’s students through college closures and restrictions. Please share widely with your networks, including students– the goal is to have as many people contacting Congress as possible to make sure this is included in the final package.

USS Townhall Next Sunday March 29, 2020
University Student Senate is planning a Town Hall, where students can ask questions to the Chancellor and members of the Chancellery. We would love to get your participation in this, but we first would like to know what time works for you! Please VOTE HERE for a time and we will be following up with more details as we progress through the week.

USS Plan for Unresponsive Professors
Many students have informed the University Student Senate that they are dealing with unresponsive professors, that have not been helpful in the transition to distance learning. If you’re experiencing any difficulties with contacting your professors, please do the following:

  1. Reach out to some of your other classmates and see if the professor has been unresponsive to them too.
  2. Send an email to your campus Department Chair, Campus provost, and CC studentaffairs@cuny.edu
  3. Encourage your other peers to do the same!

 


Virtual Events

Free APHA Webinar: The Science of Social Distancing Part 1
Wednesday, March 25  |  3pm – 4:30pm  |  Sign up!

The first COVID-19 Conversations webinar will review how COVID-19 is transmitted, historical lessons from past pandemics, the state of the science on social distancing, and the targeted and layered nature of how social distancing practices are enacted.

PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Information Session
Friday, March 27  |  5pm – 6pm  |  Online via Zoom  |  RSVP

Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/464086275
Meeting ID: 464 086 275
+1646-558-8656 (New York)

 


Things to do while stuck at home

Pink Chris Martin John Legend Musicians

Watch couch concerts! Check out Pink, Chris Martin from ColdPlay, and John Legend perform on YouTube! #TOGETHERATHOME

More things to do!

  • Yoga
  • Watch a movie
  • Catch up on series!
  • Exercise at home
  • Do a scavenger hunt at home!
  • Play board games
  • Read a book you haven’t picked up for a while

 


Wellness Resources graphic

MENTAL WELLNESS RESOURCES  

Student Wellness Counselor at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy
Sherry Adams is a licensed social worker available to provide virtual counseling to students at this time.  Sherry is also available to assist students in identifying and accessing their neighborhood specific resources.  Please email to schedule an appointment: Sherry.adams@sph.cuny.edu

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Edquity
Provides online emergency support to students during COVID-19. Offers referrals available in your community related to health, food, housing, transportation, and childcare.

NYC Human Resources Administration
Apply for Medicaid, cash assistance, SNAP, and childcare assistance at these HRA sites that also assist individuals in securing jobs.

New York State Unemployment Insurance

FOOD

Food Bank NYC
Operates food pantries and soup kitchens, and directs you to SNAP enrollment sites. Visit website for most up to date information:

Meals for public school students
The week of March 15th there will be grab-and-go meals for students at every New York City Public School. The meals will be available at the schools’ start time. Visit schools.nyc.gov for most up to date information.

 


Commencement graphic

 

“In light of the current public health crisis, we recognize that our planned commencement ceremony at the Apollo Theater may or may not occur on schedule. Be assured that CUNY SPH will never take away [graduating students’] opportunity to celebrate this momentous achievement – if commencement doesn’t happen as planned on June 2, we will find another date when it’s safe and feasible for [graduating students] and their loved ones to take part. We will of course keep our [graduating students] updated on this developing situation. At this point, we are hoping for the best.” – Dean Ayman El-Mohandes

 


Census 2020

Census video cover

The Census 2020 is now live! Watch a short video here from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez teaching CUNY students what is the Census and how easy it is to fill it out. If you haven’t yet, complete the census today by clicking here.

 


Register to Vote

Register to Vote

Register to vote now

Deadline: April 3
Early Voting: April 18-26
Presidential Primary Election: April 28

 


Opportunities

**This conference has been postponed to April 28-30, 2021**

Are you passionate about public health issues? Do you have an interesting paper, project or research study to share? If you answered yes, then you should apply for the 2021 student poster competition!

More info

Accepting student poster abstracts for presentations on the following topic areas:

  • Air (tobacco, asthma, climate change.)
  • Water (drinking water, emerging contaminants, HABs, sugar-sweetened beverages)
  • Food (insecurity, breastfeeding, food safety and sourcing)
  • Housing/Built Environment (lead, walkable communities, complete streets)
  • Environmental Health- Innovations in Policy & Practice

 

 

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Capsule
June 20-21  |  Austin, TX  |  Sign Up

Capsule is bringing together over 4,000 people to innovate solutions to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The ideas hacked over the event will relate to six challenge categories: Art, Education, Energy, Health, Food, and Cities. This is a truly exciting opportunity for students to be able to either propose a project, or work with colleagues from around the world to help move a project forward (submitted by others), or just volunteer to be a part of this record-breaking event.

Students can participate in three ways:
1) Submit a project to be hacked over the course of the weekend
2) Help move forward a proposal submitted by others
3) Volunteer to help this event be successful
If you have any questions about ASPPH’s partnership with Capsule, feel free to reach out to tseward@aspph.org.

 

CUNY SPH is now officially part of the Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society as the Epsilon Chi Chapter.  Our official announcement and further details can be found on the GSGA website or by visiting the Delta Omega website.

 

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