Campus & Community

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Widener Library main entrance to close for six months

Starting Oct. 19, the main entrance of Widener Library will be closed for six months in order to renovate the first floor of the building. The front steps of the library will also be cordoned off for the duration of the renovations. In the interim, the entrance facing Massachusetts Avenue will be the only point of access for library patrons. The main entrance is scheduled to reopen in April 2003.

2002-03 directories coming soon

Beginning in late November, the 2002-03 Faculty, Professional and Administrative Staff Directory will be automatically distributed to all teaching faculty, emeriti, and administrative and professional staff. Those who would like a copy, yet do not fall under any of the above categories, may send a written request to Directory Order, Office of Human Resources, IMS, Holyoke Center 653, or fax it to (617) 495-8397. Please include your name, University ID number, office address, and telephone extension.

To avoid duplicate orders, please do not send in a request if you expect to receive a copy automatically or if you have already submitted an order. Changes of address, name, or title should be directed to the Payroll Office, 359 Holyoke Center, or via e-mail at Name, University ID number, and the old and updated address must be provided to make changes.

Police to discuss urban safety post-Sept. 11

Cambridge Police Commissioner Ronnie Watson and Harvard University Police Department Chief Francis “Bud” Riley will share their thoughts on how Sept. 11 changed the Cambridge and Harvard communities. Their talk will be held Oct. 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Grossman Common Room, 51 Brattle St. The event, sponsored by the Harvard Extension School Alumni Association, is free and open to the public.

Kuwait Fund accepting grant proposals

The Kuwait Program Research Fund is accepting proposals for small one-year grants (up to $30,000) to support advanced research by University faculty members on issues of critical importance to Kuwait and the Persian Gulf. Priority will be given to research concerning election processes; water resources and management; oil and petrochemicals; applied research, education, and training related to the environment; and public health policy.

Proposals (not exceeding five pages), including a budget, other sources of funding, and a curriculum vitae for senior researchers, may be sent to the associate director of the Middle East Initiative, Kennedy School of Government, 104 Mt. Auburn St., Office 317, Cambridge, MA 02138. The deadline is Nov. 15.

Call (617) 496-4190 for more information.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks