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World-class ice show to benefit Jimmy Fund

Top world and Olympic skaters will join host Paul Wylie ’91, a 1992 Olympic silver medalist, in supporting the Jimmy Fund at the 33rd annual “An Evening with Champions” at the Bright Hockey Center on Oct. 11-12 at 8 p.m. More than $2 million has been raised for cancer research and care since the first exhibition in 1970.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children and senior citizens, and may be purchased by calling (617) 493-8172. Group rates are also available. For more information, visit the Web site at

Bureau of Study Counsel to offer fall seminar
The Bureau of Study Counsel is offering a morning and late afternoon session of its Reading and Study Strategy seminar to be held during the fall semester. Through readings, films, and classroom exercises, students learn to read more purposively, selectively, and with greater speed and comprehension. The class, which meets for one hour a day, will be held Sept. 30 through Oct. 18 (Monday-Friday) from 8 to 9 a.m. and from Oct. 16 through Nov. 18 (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) from 4 to 5 p.m. The cost is $150. To register, contact the Bureau of Study Counsel at (617) 495-2581.

Rugby business
The Harvard Business School Rugby Club will open its fall 2002 season with a home match against Boston College on Sept. 7, at the team’s pitch next to Harvard Stadium. Students from across Harvard’s graduate schools who are interested in playing for the Business School are invited to attend. Prospective rugby players can contact team co-captain Tony Carango at for more information.

New Arboretum garden to bloom
The M. Victor and Frances Leventritt Garden at the Arnold Arboretum, a new garden featuring more than 300 sun-loving shrubs and approximately 100 vines, selected for their botanical and horticultural interest, will open to the public on Sept. 6. The 4-acre garden was made possible through a generous gift from Frances Leventritt, in memory of her husband M. Victor Leventritt ’35.

Milton Fund accepting proposals
The William F. Milton Fund makes research monies available to Harvard faculty for studies of a medical, geographical, historical, or scientific nature. The $35,000 award, given between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2003, supports research that promotes physical and material welfare of the human race, or that determines the value of a discovery or invention. Applicants should not have received Milton Fund support in the past five years. The application deadline is Oct. 1. For more information, contact Kemith LeBlanc at (617) 432-2663.

Dance Team to hold tryouts
The Crimson Dance Team will hold its fall auditions at the Malkin Athletic Center mezzanine on Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. The team, which combines jazz, hip-hop, ballet, and funk, performs at various Harvard events and in national competition. Those auditioning should bring a recent snapshot and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing and jazz shoes or sneakers.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks