Harvard to receive HP, Intel grant
In a joint effort by Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) and Intel Corp., 40 universities worldwide, including Harvard, will receive servers and workstations as part of a new grant program forged by the companies. The Itanium-Based Systems Grant Program is part of each company’s ongoing commitment to support education worldwide and to strengthen university research capabilities. Harvard will use the systems for research ranging from bio-informatics and neural networks, to computational science and scientific data mining.
Ig Nobels at Sanders
The 11th annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony will be held today (Thursday, Oct. 4) at 7:30 p.m., at Sanders Theatre. Organized by the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research (AIR), the “Igs” (as they are affectionately known) are a good-natured take on the Nobel Prizes and science. The entire event will be webcast live on the Internet and recorded for later broadcast on National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” and “Science Friday” programs.
Tickets for the ceremony can be obtained from the Harvard Box Office by calling (617) 496-2222.
In response to the tragedy of Sept. 11, members of the American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) Acting Company, the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theatre Training, and the Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club will participate in an evening of songs, poems, skits, and dramatic readings on Friday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. at the Loeb Drama Center.
From Aeschylus to O’Casey, the evening will feature scenes from a diverse group of playwrights, poetry readings from W.H. Auden, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Seamus Heaney, and Carl Sandburg, and new material written by A.R.T.’s founding Artistic Director Robert Brustein, and members of the Loeb community.
The event is free of charge, but voluntary donations will be forwarded to the American Red Cross Relief Fund.