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CSWR fellowship opportunity

The Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School fosters excellence in the study of religions of the world from many disciplinary perspectives. Juniors in any Harvard College program whose senior thesis research will focus primarily on the study of religious phenomena may apply for the center’s undergraduate thesis fellowship for 2002-03.

The award, which consists of a $1,200 stipend, may be applied to any research-related expenses, including travel or special language study. The application deadline is Monday, April 15.

For more information and applications, contact Brooke Palmer at (617) 496-5834, or visit

Summer research grants at Schlesinger Library

The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study is now accepting applications for its Pforzheimer Student Fellowship grants. Between $100 and $2,500 will be awarded for summer research in the field of 19th or 20th century women’s social history. Proposals must use the resources of the Schlesinger Library in a substantial way and may include oral history and film projects as well as research for theses and junior essays. Application information is available online at

Applicants must include a completed application form, two letters of recommendation, a transcript, a research proposal, a budget, and resume. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 1.

Completed applications should be sent to Schlesinger Library, 10 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, Attention: Elizabeth Kaltofen.

For more information, call (617) 495-8648 or e-mail

Dean’s service award nominees sought

Nominations are now being sought for the fourth annual Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HMS/HSDM) Dean’s Community Service Award. Faculty, residents, and students at all affiliated institutions are eligible for the award, which recognizes outstanding personal efforts in serving the local, national, or international community. At least one faculty member, trainee, staff member, and student are selected each year in recognition of their participation in community service activities and programs. The award includes a donation of $1,000 to the recipient’s community service program. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, March 22.

For more information and a nomination form, contact Jamie Lee, (617) 432-6131, or visit the Web site at

Senior housing forum at GSD

Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and the Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) are sponsoring an open forum tomorrow (March 1) with the congressional Commission on Affordable Housing and Health Care Facility Needs for Seniors in the 21st Century. The forum, which is free and open to the public, will run from 9 a.m. to noon at Gund Hall, Graduate School of Design. A panel of housing advocates, service providers, and local and state officials will discuss successful senior developments and the key ingredients for a national elderly housing policy.

Contact Elizabeth England at (617) 495-7640 for more information.

Research scholarships in China

Scholarships for one academic year of study or research in China have been made possible through an agreement between the University and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. Five full scholarships (covering tuition, housing, health insurance, and books) and 10 partial scholarships (tuition only) will be offered for study or research for the 2002-03 academic year. Harvard undergraduate and graduate students and faculty who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. The application deadline is Friday, March 15.

For more information, contact the Committee on General Scholarships at (617) 495-5126, or e-mail

Gods and goddesses at the Sackler

“Gods, Goddesses, and Fantastic Creatures!” will reign over the Sackler Museum on Saturday, March 9, as the second installment of this year’s Sackler Saturdays program. Starting at 10 a.m., kids ages 6 to 11 can learn about ancient divine creators through gallery “minitours,” hands-on art activities, and stories courtesy of Allen Kesten of the Cambridge Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. No registration or art experience required. Call (617) 495-4402 for more information.

Gareth M. Green Award nominations sought

The Division of Public Health and the Office for Professional Education are seeking nominations for the Gareth M. Green Award for Excellence in Public Health Practice for 2002. Nominations are welcome from faculty, students, administrators of students, and/or student groups. The award, which includes a plaque and a $500 prize, recognizes the student or student team whose project in public health practice contributes to the improvement of health of a defined population and makes a significant contribution to the public health practice knowledge base. Eligible projects for nomination must have been conducted for a course or directed study/tutorial during matriculation at the School of Public Health and supervised by a faculty member. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 19.

For nomination applications or additional information, contact Roberta Gianfortoni, director of Professional Education, at (617) 432-3530 or at

SIF to hold auction

The student-run Students Internship Fund (SIF) is holding its 14th annual auction today (Feb. 28) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the ARCO Forum at the Kennedy School of Government. This year’s items up for bid include lunch with U.S. Sen. John McCain, a tour of CNN’s offices for a special viewing of “Inside Politics,” an autographed plaid shirt from Lamar Alexander, airline tickets, and hotel stays. Last year, SIF awarded $100,000 in grants for 30 public service internships.

For a list of auction and raffle items, visit

Berkman Center hosting Web site meeting

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School is presenting SharkWire, a student-oriented cyberlaw Web site, today (Thursday, Feb. 28) at 5 p.m. in Pound Hall 511. Modeled on Slashdot, SharkWire features public input and discussion of cutting-edge cyberlaw issues. Web expertise is not a prerequisite, and there is no minimum time commitment for participating. Call (617) 495-7547 or e-mail for more information.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks