Campus & Community

In brief

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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.

Dental screenings at UHS

Dental Services at Harvard University Health Services (UHS) will be holding free oral cancer screenings for members of the University community on Nov. 18, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. With 5 percent of all cancers arising from or in the mouth, an annual oral screening is recommended. The clinic is located on the first floor of UHS in the Holyoke Center. Bring your Harvard ID.

For more information, contact Tony Botti at

PBHA to open its doors

The Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) invites all University faculty and staff to attend an open house reception on Nov. 5 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor Room of the Phillips Brooks House. Following a brief presentation by PBHA student leaders and alumni at 5:45 p.m., the event will highlight information on how to participate in community gifts. Refreshments will be served.

Video ‘Drop-In’ Night

On the second Thursday of each month, video artists are invited to attend Video “Drop-In” Night at the Graduate School of Education’s Gutman Library, Room 306. From 7 to 8:30 p.m., video makers can view their original video works (completed or “in progress”) on a big screen. Interested viewers of this creative media are also invited to attend. A valid Harvard ID is required.

For more information, e-mail

Smoking cessation program at UHS

Beginning with a onetime free information session on Nov. 7, University Health Services (UHS) will be offering programs for people who want to quit smoking. At the information session, smokers will have the chance to meet with other smokers and talk about the benefits of quitting, potential medications for tobacco cessation, and their readiness to make changes.

During a five-week program – running from Nov. 14 through Dec. 19 (no class on Nov. 28) – people looking to quit will gain more awareness of the triggers for smoking, learn and practice relaxation exercises, set a quit date, and receive support from others.

For more information or to register, call the Center for Wellness at (617) 495-9629 or e-mail Debra Small at

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks