Campus & Community

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Harvard Club of NYC in Cambridge

Members of the admissions committee of the Harvard Club of New York City will be at Pound Hall (Room 334) and the Murr Center’s Hall of Athletic History on Wednesday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The committee will also meet on Friday, April 12, at the Faculty Club from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Application forms will be available to those interested in joining the largest organization of Harvard graduates outside of Cambridge.

For more information, visit the club’s Web site at, or call (212) 827-1203.

Volunteer opportunities in Boston schools

Boston Partners in Education, Greater Boston’s largest school volunteer organization, is looking for volunteers to tutor students of all ages for just one hour a week. Opportunities are now available in many neighborhoods throughout the area. For more information, call Barbara Harris at (617) 451-6145.

Children’s mental health seminar at Faculty Club

The International Children’s Mental Health working group, an interfaculty effort of the Harvard Children’s Initiative, is sponsoring a seminar and workshop on Friday, April 5, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., at the Harvard Faculty Club. The event, which is open to the public, will feature topics related to children’s mental health in conflict situations, the challenges in measuring mental health constructs cross-culturally, and the ethics of international mental health research. Assistant professor of psychiatry Kerim Munir, director of psychiatry in the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program at Children’s Hospital, is among the speakers.

Center for Public Leadership offering doctoral fellowship

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.

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

Submissions are sought

The University Committee on Human Rights Studies is launching a new Harvard initiative to assist scholars who face persecution in their home countries because of their beliefs, scholarship, or identity. Nominations are now being solicited from all members of the Harvard faculty. Nomination forms are available at The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 8. Submissions may be sent to Afreen Alam, coordinator of the University Committee on Human Rights Studies, by e-mail:; fax: (617) 495-4297; or postage: 218 Eliot, Kennedy School of Government, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, MA 02138.

MBB groups sought

The Mind/Brain/Behavior Interfaculty Initiative (MBB) is seeking faculty members from across the University who are interested in leading or co-leading new interdisciplinary working groups. MBB’s steering committee will accept proposals (three to five pages in length) for new working groups through Wednesday, May 15.

Proposals should identify an interdisciplinary theme and explain its importance, provide a brief review of the current state of scholarship or research on the theme, and identify the group of faculty members (five to eight drawn from at least two disciplines). For more information, visit MBB’s Web site at

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. Application information is available online at

The deadline is Friday, April 12.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks