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Harvard Foundation to host Molina

The Harvard Foundation and Pforzheimer House will host a reception and luncheon honoring Mario J. Molina, the 1995 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and professor of earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology tomorrow (Friday, March 15), from noon to 2 p.m., at Pforzheimer House. The event, part of the annual Harvard Foundation Science Conference for Advancing Minorities and Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, is co-hosted by Harvard RAZA and Latinas Unidas. To R.S.V.P. or for more information, call (617) 495-1527.

Pluralism Project summer research grants available

Harvard’s Pluralism Project invites students in the comparative study of religion, anthropology, sociology, and other academic fields to participate in the task of exploring and understanding the changing contours of American religious life. Undergraduates and graduate students with academic backgrounds in the Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jain, Sikh, or Zoroastrian traditions are encouraged to consider research work on this project, and are invited to apply. Research funds ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 will be available this summer.

Students who undertake research through the sponsorship of the Pluralism Project will present their work during a fall conference to be held in October. The Pluralism Project also expects a full written report on the research, either as an independent paper or as part of a thesis project.

Application information is available online at

The deadline is Friday, April 12.

Contact Grove Harris at (617) 496-2481 or e-mail for more information.

One doctoral fellowship for Center for Public Leadership available

The Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government has announced the availability of one doctoral fellowship for the 2002-03 academic year. The fellowship, designed to provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to complete, or make significant progress toward the completion of his or her dissertation, is open to any student in good standing in a Harvard University doctoral or advanced degree program. Generally, the successful applicant will have advanced to doctoral candidacy. Applicants who have not yet advanced to candidacy, however, may be considered.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the originality and quality of the project; whether the project addresses a significant public leadership issue; how the term “public leadership” is being used; evidence that the project will be completed within a reasonable period of time; and the applicant’s background/experience and promise of scholarly achievement.

For more information, contact Scott Webster at the Center for Public Leadership at (617) 495-7573, or at, or visit the Center for Public Leadership’s Web site at

Speaking contest accepting selections

Founded in 1817, the Boylston Prize is given for the delivery of memorized selections from English, Greek, or Latin literature. The prize is open to all upper-class students in good standing at the University.

A monetary award will be presented to the first- and second- place winners. Preliminary competition will be held on Thursday, April 4, at 4 p.m., in Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall. The finals will be held on Wednesday, April 10 (at the same location), at 8 p.m.

Candidates for the prizes must register in person with four copies of their selection (typed, photocopied, or printed) with Shawn Doyle at the Department of English and American Literature and Language (Barker Center, 12 Quincy St.). The registration deadline is Friday, March 15, by 4 p.m. Selections, which should not exceed five minutes in delivery, must be marked where they begin and end on each of the four copies.

East Asian Legal Studies accepting submissions

The East Asian Legal Studies (EALS) program of the Harvard Law School (HLS) will award the Yong K. Kim ’95 Memorial Prize to the author of the best paper on East Asian law, East Asian legal history, or U.S.-East Asian relations. Submissions must be from papers that were written in conjunction with a course or independent study at HLS, and should include an e-mail address.

The prize includes a cash award and will be announced at Commencement. The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 3, to EALS, Pound Hall 426, HLS.

Spring career fair at HSPH

The Office of Human Resources at the School of Public Health (SPH) will sponsor a career fair on Tuesday, April 9, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Kresge Cafeteria (677 Huntington Ave.). Department representatives and hiring managers will be available to speak about various career opportunities in research, finance, management, and administration.

This event is open to the public, internal candidates, and students. Attendees are advised to bring plenty of resumes (including a resume on disk).

For more information, call (617) 432-1046 or visit the Web site at

‹ Compiled by Andrew Brooks