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Noteworthy events around the University

Classical ensemble performance is free for students

Boston’s classical music ensemble, Collage New Music, will present its first concert of the season on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m., at Suffolk University’s C. Walsh Theatre. Collage New Music recently commissioned Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison to set Libre II from Italian poet Eugenio Montale’s Le Occassioni for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble. Collage New Music will present the world premiere of the entire cycle Mottetti di Montale with mezzo-sopranos Janice Felty and Margaret Lattimore, as part of the opening concert to its 29th season. Also programmed for the concert are Luciano Berio’s Sequenza II for solo harp to be performed by Ann Hobson Pilot, and Luigi Dallapiccola’s Musica Notturna.Harvard students may attend for free. Tickets are currently available at the Holyoke Center with a student ID. General admission is $15, available at the door. For more information call (617) 325-5200.

Study abroad info session

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) will host an information session for students considering studying in Latin America on Monday, Oct. 23, from 4 to 5 p.m. at 61 Kirkland St. The program will feature Sophie Gladding from the Office of Career Services, DRCLAS staff, and program officers from the Latin American Scholarship Program for American Universities (LASPAU). This session is designed for students who are planning to study abroad for the spring ’01 semester. Students planning ahead for next year are also invited to attend.

Manoel de Oliveira tribute andworkshop set for Harvard, M.I.T.

he renowned Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira will be in the New England area next week for a joint tribute at Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), and Yale University. De Oliveira is considered one of the most innovative filmmakers of the past century.

In the Boston area, the tribute includes a workshop at the Center for European Studies at Harvard and a retrospective of selected films at M.I.T. The tribute is organized by the Portuguese Study Group of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies in collaboration with the M.I.T. Portuguese Student Association. It is sponsored by the Camoes Institute; Cinemateca Portuguesa; the Institute of Cinema, Audiovisual and Multimedia, Portugal; the Center for European Studies; and the Film and Portuguese Programs at Yale University. For more information contact Fatima Monteiro at monteiro”@fas.”

Series celebrates renovated Theological Library

In celebration of the ongoing renovation and expansion of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School (HDS) is presenting a new lecture series on religion, culture, and society. The inaugural lecture, “Zionism and Judaism: The Paradox of National Liberation,” by Michael Walzer of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J., will be on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 5:30 p.m. in the Sperry Room of Andover Hall, HDS, 45 Francis Ave. The lecture is open to the public. RSVP to (617) 496-5484. A reception will follow at Jewett House, 44 Francis Ave.

A meeting of minds for thedigital divide

On Oct. 19 and 20, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School (HLS), along with Harvard’s Center for International Development (CID), and the Media Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) will present “eDevelopment,” a conference to address the problem of the digital divide. Bringing together researchers, practitioners, businesspeople, community leaders, and policy-makers from around the world, the conference will address the problem from a comprehensive, interdisciplinary perspective.

“The digital divide has been widely recognized, but the complexity of the problem has made resolution difficult,” says Berkman Center Fellow Meg Smith. “We believe bringing together the disparate communities of which the Berkman Center, CID, and the Media Lab are a part presents a unique opportunity to consider the issues from a richly textured perspective.”

The conference features panel discussions on a range of relevant issues, including a Latin American leadership round-table with former Dominican Republic president Leonel Fernandez, director, Fundacion Global Democracia y Desarrollo, and former president of Costa Rica Jose Maria Figueres, director, Costa Rican Foundation for Sustainable Development. Berkman Center director and co-founder Charles Nesson; Center for International Development director Jeffrey Sachs; and Media Laboratory director and co-founder Nicholas Negroponte will also be speaking.

The Oct. 19 session will be held at M.I.T’s media lab. Due to limited space, registration is required for this session, and it is not open to the general public. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The Oct. 20 session, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Ames Courtroom in Austin Hall, HLS, from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Portions of Thursday’s session and all of Friday’s session will also be Web-cast live.

For more information about “eDevelopment,” visit the Web site at