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HMS center to receive funding for 4 more years

Harvard Medical School’s (HMS’s) Center of Excellence in Women’s Health has announced that it will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Office on Women’s Health for four more years. The center is one of only 13 to be recognized nationally by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Joint Center seeks emerging leaders

The Joint Center for Housing Studies and the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp. (NR) are offering two summer fellowships for the 2003 Emerging Leaders in Community and Economic Development Fellowship program. The fellowship is open to first- and second-year Harvard students in a law, business, economics, and planning or public policy/administration program. Candidates should have a commitment to and knowledge of the community and economic development fields.

Compensation includes $6,500 for 10 weeks of full-time work on an analytical project, plus travel and research expenses; enrollment in the NR Training Institute in Washington, D.C.; and the opportunity to be published. The deadline for applications is Friday (Jan. 24).

For application information, contact Elizabeth England, Joint Center program coordinator, at (617) 495-7640, or by e-mail at

Temporary teachers sought

As part of the Harvard School Vacation Program, Work/Life and Family Resources is looking for teachers or teacher assistants to work with school-age children of University faculty and staff for four days during the public school vacation from Feb. 18 to Feb. 21. Salary and hours to be arranged. For more information, call (617) 495-2851.

Human rights summer internship is launched

The University Committee on Human Rights Studies has launched a new summer internship initiative for up to 10 qualified students who seek to work in a human rights organization in the United States or abroad. The internships, which will run for eight to 10 weeks, will enable students to put theoretical knowledge and interests into practice and to learn about the challenges involved in implementing human rights. Students interested in the practice of human rights are encouraged to apply. Application forms are available on the Web site at deadline for applications is Feb. 14. For more information, contact Molly Curren at (617) 496-4950.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks