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Veritas Forum returns to Harvard

After a two-year hiatus, the Veritas Forum returned to Harvard yesterday (Wednesday, April 4), and will run through Monday, April 9.

Through lectures, panels, and workshops, the forum serves as an interdisciplinary exploration of the Christian faith. This year’s forum will feature such notable guests as Java innovator Guy Steele, among other leaders in both secular and Christian pursuits. The forum will also feature a concert by Christian rock band Caedmon’s Call. All events are open to the public.

For a complete schedule of events, visit the Veritas Forum at

Children’s Initiative award honors Kagan

In honor of Jerome Kagan, the Daniel and Amy Starch Research Professor of Psychology, the Harvard Children’s Initiative and the Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative have announced research awards of up to $1,500. Proposed research projects, to be carried out this summer, must relate to children and are open to any discipline.

Harvard College students with sophomore and junior standing in spring ’01 are eligible to apply. The application deadline is next Wednesday, April 11.

For applications and more information, visit or call Jennifer Mason at (617) 496-4938.

Law School Forum: ‘Confronting Savage Inequalities’ is set for tonight

The Harvard Law School Forum on Local Government and Politics presents: “Confronting Savage Inequalities: Will More Money Save Our Public Schools?” this evening (Thursday, April 5) at 6:30 p.m. in Hauser Hall 104. The discussion will be hosted by David Barron and will feature the executive director of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Michael Rebell, and David Schaffer, president of the Public Policy Institute of the New York State Business Counsel. They will examine the recently decided school equity case CFE v. State of New York. The event is free and open to the public.

KIOSK helps guide faculty and staff

A new Web site,, has been created to help guide Harvard faculty and staff through the many administrative services offered by the University. The site, dubbed the “KIOSK,” is a collection of existing links in one location, providing a consolidated identity for Harvard’s many service organizations. The KIOSK is the product of the newly formed Central Administration Information Technology group.

Comments and suggestions for the new site, including requests to add links, may be sent to

Kuwait Program Research Fund accepting proposals for grants of up to $25,000

The Kennedy School of Government (KSG) has announced the establishment of the Kuwait Program Research Fund. With a grant from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science, a KSG faculty committee will consider applications for grants between $10,000 and $25,000 to support advanced research by Harvard University faculty members on issues of critical importance to Kuwait and the Gulf. Grants can be applied toward research assistance, travel, summer salary, and course buyout.

Priority will be given to research concerning water resources and management; oil and petrochemicals; the environment and pollution; and public health policy. Other areas will also be considered.

Proposals not exceeding five pages, including a curriculum vitae for senior researchers, may be sent to the director of the Middle East Initiative, KSG, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, MA 02138. The deadline is April 30.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks