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Callbacks Headed to Semifinals in A Cappella Championships

The Callbacks, one of Harvard’s undergraduate a cappella singing groups, are headed to the semifinal round of the Championship of College A Cappella in Northampton on Friday, March 3, after placing first in the quarterfinals in Durham, N.H., on Feb. 27.

Callbacks’ Music Director Derek Smith won a “best arrangement” award for the song Like A Prayer.

The winner of Friday’s competition will advance to the final round of the competition at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Discussions in Washington on Sudan’s Civil War

The Belfer Center’s World Peace Foundation (WPF) Program on Intrastate Conflict, Conflict Prevention, and Conflict Resolution will hold a full-day meeting in Washington, D.C., on March 8 to discuss ways to bring peace to the civil war—torn Sudan, and to examine policy options toward the Sudan for the U.S. government. The meeting will be held at the Kennedy School’s Washington office.

Speakers and participants include high-ranking officials from the Departments of State and Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the United Nations, and from the many nongovernmental, church, and relief organizations active in helping the peoples of the Sudan. Robert I. Rotberg, research associate and adjunct lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government and director of the WPF Program, will chair the meeting. For more information, call (617) 496-2258.

OGC Presents Intellectual Property Seminar March 13

The Harvard University Office of the General Counsel is presenting a client seminar titled Intellectual Property in the Digital University on Monday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Gutman Conference Center at Gutman Library.

The seminar will review the latest developments in copyright and fair use, electronic literary rights, database protection, distance learning, and related matters.

Presenters include Allan A. Ryan Jr. and Robert B. Donin of the Office of the General Counsel and Kevin Casey of the Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs.

The seminar is free, but attendees must register by March 6, as seating is limited. To register, or for more information, e-mail Mary J. Connell at or call (617) 495-1281.

Harvard Writing Project Lecture March 16

Gregory Nagy, the Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature, will give the Gordon Gray Faculty Lecture on the Craft of Scholarly Writing for the Harvard Writing Project on Thursday, March 16.

Nagy’s lecture, titled “The Art of Reading Slowly: Writing as a Classicist,” will begin at 4 p.m. in the Fong Auditorium at Boylston Hall. A reception will immediately follow the lecture.

Simon Shaheen to Give Free Concert, March 18

Arab music virtuoso Simon Shaheen will perform classical Arab music on the violin and the ’oud (Arab lute) in a free public concert on Saturday, March 18, at 8 p.m. in the John Knowles Paine Concert Hall.

Shaheen is considered the leading interpreter of classical Arab music in the United States. He will be accompanied by percussionist Glen Velez and cellist Thomas Ulrich.

During his visit to Harvard, Shaheen will lead an informal open rehearsal and master class in Arab music for interested musicians and singers on Sunday, March 19, at 1:30 p.m. in Paine Hall. For more information, call (617) 868-8416.

Joint Center For Housing Studies Summer Fellowship

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University and the NeighborWorks Network are sponsoring the 2000 Summer Fellowship Program, a nationally competitive program offered to first- or second-year students (who are not graduating) of law, business, planning and public administration/policy. The fellowship includes 10 weeks of on-site experience, $6,000 total compensation plus travel and research expenses, enrollment in the Neighborhood Reinvestment Training Institute in Chicago for one week (all expenses paid), and the opportunity to be published.

Applicants should have commitment to and knowledge of the community and economic development fields.

The deadline for applications is March 24. For more information, contact Pamela Baldwin at the Joint Center for Housing Studies, (617) 495-9850, or at