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Karen Armstrong

Historian Karen Armstrong to deliver Tillich Lecture

Karen Armstrong, a distinguished historian and interpreter of religion, will deliver the Paul Tillich Lecture, titled “The Search for the Sacred,” on Tuesday, March 6, at 5:15 p.m. at the Memorial Church.

A former nun who left her religious order in 1969, Armstrong is the author of the internationally acclaimed best seller, “A History of God: The 4000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam” (Ballantine, 1993).

The full-time writer, radio commentator, and television filmmaker is widely known as a contributor to publications and conferences on religion in Britain and America. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Ann Radcliffe Trust presents Martha Stewart

The Ann Radcliffe Trust in Harvard College presents the Amy Smith Berylson Lecture with homemaking guru and CEO Martha Stewart on Wednesday, March 14, at 3 p.m. in Sanders Theatre. The event is free and open to University students, faculty, and staff only. Tickets are required for this event and will be available beginning March 8 at the Harvard Box Office.

For more information, call (617) 496-2222.

Deadline for senior grants and awards from Stride Rite

Graduating seniors are eligible to apply and receive grants between $10,000 and $25,000 through the Stride Rite Post-Graduate Public Service Grants. The grants support full-time, community-focused public service programs. In addition, the Senior Recognition Awards are given to seniors with exceptional dedication to service during their college career. The award includes a prize ranging from $1,000 to $3,500. The application deadline for both the Stride Rite Post-Graduate Grant and the Senior Recognition Award is Monday, March 19, by 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Veronica Rivera at (617) 495-8501 or

Medical School works toward human health in space

The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) – a consortium comprising Harvard Medical School and 11 other leading research institutions – has announced the funding of 86 new research projects and the addition of four new research areas. Established in 1997 through a NASA competition, the NSBRI works toward reducing health concerns related to exploration missions. The projects address key issues related to human health in space and are carried out by integrated theme-based teams of scientists.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks