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BIG seeks applicants

The Harvard-M.I.T. Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) has announced the creation of the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics (BIG) program, a new training program to provide students with in-depth education and research opportunities in the intersecting domains of quantitative techniques, biology, and genomics. The program provides qualified applicants with three years of independent tuition and stipend funding.

Seven students will be admitted annually to the BIG program, which requires admission to HST’s graduate Medical Engineering and Medical Physics (MEMP) Program, and a collaborating department at Harvard or M.I.T. The first group of admission candidates will be reviewed in the spring of 2002 for admission in the fall of 2002.

For more information, contact Cathy Modica in HST’s Academic Office at (617) 253-2307.

Open classes at Countway

Throughout January, the Countway Library at Harvard Medical School will host several open-enrollment educational opportunities. The classes, which are held in computer classroom 204, range from one to three hours. The schedule includes classes on the science citation index (today, Thursday, Jan. 10, at 1:30 p.m.), on searching MEDLINE (Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 1:30 p.m.), on the National Library of Medicine’s Interface to MEDLINE and HealthSTAR (Thursday, Jan. 17, at 5 p.m.), advanced workshops on PubMed (Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 1:30 p.m.) and MEDLINE (Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1:30 p.m.), and a class on managing citations to create bibliographies (Thursday, Jan. 24, at 1:30 p.m.).

For more information, call (617) 432-2134, or visit the class calendar at

Temporary teachers are needed

As part of the Harvard School Vacation Program, the Office of Work and Family is looking for teachers or teacher assistants to work with school-age children of University faculty and staff for four days during the public school vacation from Feb. 19 to 22. Salary and hours to be arranged. For more information, call Judy Walker at (617) 495-2851.

HLS program accepting applications

The Harvard Law School Human Rights Program (HRP) is now accepting applications for the second annual Henigson Human Rights Fellowships. This year, HRP will award three fellowships: two to graduating J.D. students (or recent graduates who clerk for a judge, are engaged in full-time public interest work, or were active in human rights or public interest work while students at the Law School) and one to a graduating LL.M. student.

Fellows will spend up to one year working in a nongovernmental human rights organization in the developing world. Each fellowship will carry a $20,000 stipend.

Criteria for the award and related requirements of the application are now available at the HRP offices in Pound Hall, Room 401. Applications are due by Feb. 1, 2002.

This information will soon be available on the HRP Web site at

Longwood Players to hold auditions

The Longwood Players theater group seeks a cast of characters (women, men, and an 8-year-old boy) for its spring production of Stephen Schwartz’s musical “Pippin.”

Auditions will be held on Monday, Jan. 21, and Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Longwood Medical Area. Callbacks are on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 10 p.m. Visit the Web site at for exact locations.

Those auditioning should be prepared to sing and read, while dance auditions will be held at callbacks. Rehearsals begin Feb. 10 and the production will run for two weekends, April 26-27 and May 3-4, at the Massachusetts College of Art Tower Auditorium.

For more information, call (617) 367-3115.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks