Symposium honors Herschbach
Dudley R. Herschbach, Frank B Baird Jr. Professor of Science and winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is turning 70. To celebrate the momentous event, a symposium will be held in Science Center C on Saturday (Sept. 21) and Sunday (Sept. 22). Speakers at the symposium, “New Frontiers in Chemical Physics Symposium,” include Hal Johnston, Norman Ramsey, Yuan T. Lee, and Richard Zare. President Lawrence H. Summers will make the welcoming remarks. The symposium is free and open to the public. It begins at 8:30 a.m.
Biomedical research exhibit at HMS
The 2002 Biomedical Research Equipment and Supplies Exhibit, featuring 150 biomedical suppliers and vendors, will be held Sept. 25-26 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Countway Plaza Courtyard, Harvard Medical School. Admission is free with a University, hospital, or corporate ID.
HMS affiliate to co-sponsor conference
In partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Devereux – a health and social welfare services organization – the Judge Baker Children’s Center is sponsoring the conference “Risk and Resilience: Protective Mechanisms and School-Based Prevention Programs” at the University Park Hotel at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Oct. 25-27. The cost for advance registration (by Sept. 27) is $300. For more information, call (610) 542-3090, or visit the Web site at http://www.riskandresilience.org.
Solar viewing on the farm
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), in association with the Coronado Solar Filter company, will host a solar viewing at the Codman Community Farms’ Annual Harvest Fair in Lincoln on Saturday (Sept. 21). This free event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is an opportunity to learn about science and enjoy a farm setting. For more information, call the Public Affairs Office at (617) 495-7461.
That’s the Harvard Hot Ticket
To enhance the experience of visitors to the University’s museums, the Sackler, Busch-Reisinger, Fogg, Natural History, Peabody, and Semitic museums have begun offering the Harvard Hot Ticket – a discounted, user-friendly ticket that is good for admission to all six of these museums. The Harvard Hot Ticket costs $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens and is on sale at the Harvard Collections store at Holyoke Center and at the participating museums with the exception of the Semitic Museum.
HUPD to host open house
The Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) is hosting an open house at its new headquarters – 1033 Massachusetts Ave., sixth floor – on Friday (Sept. 20) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members of the Harvard community are invited to stop by to tour the new facilities and learn more about HUPD. Refreshments will be served.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks