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New research fund established at HMS

The Medical School has established the William Randolph Hearst Fund in honor of Isabelle and Leonard Goldenson and Ethel and Jack Hausman, on behalf of handicapped children.

Income from the fund will provide a $25,000 annual award to be used by HMS faculty to support research in pre- and peri-natal medicine with a focus on the prevention of neuromotor disabilities. Preferences for the award will be given to junior and/or new investigators.

The award period runs from July 1, 2000-June 30, 2001. Applications are due May 1, 2000. For more information, contact Kemith LeBlanc in Sponsored Programs Administration, at 432-2663.

Hauser to speak on his books at M.I.T.

Professor of Psychology Marc D. Hauser will give a talk about his two books, The Design of Animal Communications (The M.I.T. Press, 2000) and Wild Minds (Holt, 2000) on Thursday, April 6 at 6 p.m. at M.I.T.’s Bartos Theater, Wiesner Building, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge. An expert in the field of animal cognition, Hauser draws from evolutionary biology and cognitive science to examine animal thought and communication systems. The event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. Call (617) 253-5249 for more information.

Amartya Sen gives free lecture March 23

Nobel Prize laureate Amartya Sen, Lamont University Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Emeritus, will give a free lecture on Thursday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m. in the Lowell Lecture Hall, 17 Kirkland Street. A renowned economist, Sen has written extensively on social welfare economic inequality, poverty, and economic ethics. He received the Nobel Prize for economics in 1998. The lecture, which is sponsored by Harvard’s Center for Ethics and the Professions, is free and open to the public. Call (617) 495-1336 for more information.

New civil rights research fund established

The Harvard Law School has announced the establishment of the Mark DeWolfe Howe Fund for the study and research in civil rights-civil liberties and legal history, in memory of the late professor. The annual income from the fund, approximately $15,000, will be available to support study and research in civil liberties or Anglo-American legal history in the United States by students, faculty, officers of administration, or recent graduates of Harvard University.

The deadline for grant applications is Friday, April 14. Interested individuals can obtain an application form from the office of John Mansfield, Hauser Hall 506.