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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) offers free, confidential help with alcohol problems to all Harvard faculty, staff, retirees, and their families. For telephone or in-person appointments, call (617) 495-HELP (495-4397).

Radcliffe celebrates food in literature, May 7

The Radcliffe Culinary Friends at Schlwill present its spring culinary event, “Food Reveals Character – In Literature and Life” on Sunday, May 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Askwith Lecture Hall, Longfellow Hall. A reception will follow at the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute.

Elinor Lipman, author of The Inn at Lake Devine and The Ladies’ Man, will talk about how she uses food to help describe her characters. Food history author Betty Fussell will discuss the use of memorable food moments to mark turning points in her marriage in her book, My Kitchen Wars. Both writers will show how food, drink, and cooking can become revealing and funny ways to define contemporary life, both real and imagined.

Admission is $35 for the general public; $17.50 for current members of Radcliffe Culinary Friends, students, and retirees. For registration information, contact Barbara Haber at the Schlesinger Library, (617) 496-8651.

Joint Center for Housing Studies offers research, design prizes

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard is offering two $100 prizes for the best graduate-level research or design projects on housing. The competition is open to all University graduate students. The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 12. Winners will be notified on May 26. For more information, contact Annette Bourne at (617) 495-7640, or by e-mail at

Ethnic Studies grants offered

The Committee on Ethnic studies and the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education are offering a new grant program to promote course development in ethnic studies. Proposals from faculty members in FAS for course development in Latino, Asian-American, or Native American Studies are being accepted until May 1, 2000. Successful proposals will be funded from the Innovations Funds and, in addition, the recipient will be awarded $2,500 as a stipend or research fund. Preference will be given to new courses or major revisions of existing courses.

For application details and deadline information, contact Eric O’Bryan at (617) 496-3610.