Hauser Center accepting fellowship applicants
The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations is currently accepting applications for the 2002-03 Doctoral Fellowships in Nonprofit Sector Studies. The center will award up to five two-year residential fellowships to doctoral/advanced degree candidates who are enrolled in any program at Harvard University and are engaged in major research or are writing a dissertation on a nonprofit sector topic.
Applications and all supporting documents are due by Feb. 1, 2002. The names of the recipients of fellowships will be announced in early April. For more information, contact Sarah Alvord, program manager, at (617) 495-7576 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UC to offer holiday shuttle service to Logan Airport
The Harvard-Radcliffe Undergraduate Council will be providing holiday shuttle bus service to Logan Airport every hour from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. today (Dec. 13), and every other hour on Friday, Dec. 14. The shuttle costs $5. There is also a shuttle from Harvard to Penn Station in New York for $20 on Friday, Dec. 14, at noon. For shuttle tickets, call the Harvard Box Office at (617) 496-2222.
Charles River bridge-lighting event coming up
Commuters along the Charles River will find Friday, Dec. 21 — the shortest day of the year — is not necessarily the darkest. The Charles River Conservancy, an advocacy group dedicated to renewing parklands along the river, has a bright idea: Bridges crossing the Charles River at River Street and Western Avenue, including the Weeks Footbridge and Anderson Bridge, will benefit from nighttime illumination during the evening of the winter solstice. In the one-night-only event, light artist John Powell will power up portable generators and giant floodlights between the hours of 5 and 9 p.m. A special ceremony featuring invited speakers will be held on the Weeks Footbridge at 5:30 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to join in the event.
Society of the Dilettanti; featured at Houghton exhibit
The Measure of Ruins: Dilettanti in the Levant, 1750-1770” will be on display in the Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library, through Jan. 26. The exhibit presents the most imposing examples of 18th century Britain’s “culture of measurement” in the form of sumptuous folio volumes that record the results of surveys conducted in the eastern Mediterranean by the Society of the Dilettanti, connoisseurs and collectors who had made the Grand Tour to Italy.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks