I hope you are doing well as we rapidly approach the end of the semester! I thought I would send you some words of encouragement, support, and advice as you study for final exams, stay up late doing experiments, balance work and personal commitments, write thesis and journal publications, respond to reviewers, and prepare and present conference presentations.
At a dinner with graduate students recently, one student asked a question that really hit home for me, as well as for many other students. The student noted, “Most of us work with professors at MIT who have exceptional records in research, but what should we do if we are not able to produce good results...?”
Q: Is there anything MIT is putting in place in order to combat the rise in suicides on campus?
Read response from the Chancellor
Q: Is there a list or calendar for all departmental seminars? I receive e-mails from my department, but I have interdisciplinary interests.
Read response from the Office of Dean for Graduate Education
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Drop by UAAP in 7-103 between 10am and 2pm on Dec 13 and 14 for a quick snack and some stress prevention tips
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You can call 617-253-CALM (3-2256) for a 2-minute guided relaxation to help you unwind, take a mental break, or go to sleep
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