Campus & Community

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Send resumes online

Beginning this month, resumes and applications for positions at the University will only be accepted online. In order to be considered for any position(s), applicants must apply via the HIRES (Harvard’s online job database) job site to a specific requisition number at

Computer kiosks are available to job seekers at the Employment Services Office, located at 11 Holyoke St., where representatives will be available to assist applicants with the HIRES system. For more information, contact Employment Services at (617) 495-2772.

Harvard Neighbors to highlight Harvard artists

Throughout the fall semester, Harvard Neighbors will showcase University-affiliated artists at its 17 Quincy St. gallery. Upcoming exhibits include Kayoko Asako’s handmade baskets (Sept. 22 through Oct. 15), paintings by Elaine Alibrandi (Oct. 20 through Nov. 12), and mixed media by Georgia Bellas and photography by Joe Peidle (Nov. 17 through Dec. 18). For more information, call (617) 495-4313.

Sackler Saturday volunteers needed

Harvard University Art Museums needs volunteers to help out with this year’s Sackler Saturday installments. The program, which kicks off Oct. 18 with an archaeological dig theme, invites families with children ages 6 to 11 to visit the Sackler Museum for hands-on activities, storytelling, gallery tours, and games. Individuals who can attend two or three morning meetings prior to each Saturday event (in addition to the event itself) are sought. No experience is needed, and training will be provided.

Interested parties should contact Lynne Stanton at (617) 495-4402 or

Former U.S. secretary of housing named Dunlop lecturer

The Joint Center for Housing Studies will hold the fifth annual John T. Dunlop Lecture on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Design School’s Piper Auditorium. Henry G. Cisneros, chairman and CEO of American CityVista, will deliver the lecture “Homes for Americans in the 21st Century.”

Open to the entire University community, the Dunlop Lecture honors Lamont University Professor Emeritus John T. Dunlop for his distinguished career at the University, in government, and in the private sector.

Parties interested in attending the lecture should contact the Joint Center beforehand at (617) 495-7640, as space is limited.

Committee on Honorary Degrees to consider nominees

The Advisory Committee on Honorary Degrees will be meeting during the fall and spring to consider nominees for honorary degrees to be awarded in 2005. Members of the Harvard community are invited to submit names of likely honorary degree candidates. Nominations may be sent to Conrad K. Harper, fellow of the Harvard Corporation and chair of the Advisory Committee, or Marc Goodheart, secretary to the corporation, at Loeb House, 17 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138.

Nominations should be submitted by Nov. 3. Biographical material and comments in support of recommendations should accompany submissions.

Spaces for babies

Harvard Yard Child Care Center, a University-affiliated parent-cooperative child-care center located at 25 Francis Ave. (near the Divinity School), has some remaining spaces available for infants.

For more information, call the center at (617) 547-3432.

Reading and study course openings available

The Bureau of Study Counsel is offering two fall sessions of its course in reading and study strategies. Through readings, films, and classroom exercises, students learn to read more purposively, selectively, and with greater speed and comprehension. The $150 class runs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from Sept. 29 to Oct. 31 (from 4 to 5 p.m.), and from Oct. 15 to Nov. 14 (from 8 to 9 a.m.).

To register, contact the Bureau of Study Counsel at (617) 495-2581.

University, Red Cross team up to boost supply

To help ensure that a safe and adequate blood supply is available when needed, Harvard and the American Red Cross are teaming up for an upcoming blood drive. Members of the University community can share the “gift of life” Sept. 23 and 24 (from noon to 6 p.m.), and Sept. 26 (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). All of the drives will be held at St. Paul’s Church (on the corner of Bow and Arrow streets).

Anyone 17 years of age or older, weighing 110 pounds or more, and feeling in good health may be eligible to donate. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE for more information, or visit the Web site

Milton Fund accepting proposals

The William F. Milton Fund makes research funds 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 the 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. 13.

For more information, contact Kemith LeBlanc at (617) 432-2663.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks