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Free flu shots available

University Health Services (UHS) will be providing free flu vaccines to members of the Harvard community beginning in November. The walk-in clinics are being held at the following locations:

UHS fourth-floor conference room: Every Tuesday and Thursday through Jan. 29, from noon to 3 p.m.

Medical School, Gordon Hall: Nov. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

In addition, clinics for Harvard College students only will be held between 5 and 8 p.m. at Leverett Dining Hall (Nov. 24), Eliot Dining Hall (Dec. 1), and Mather Dining Hall (Dec. 3).

‘Pajama Party Panel’ to discuss sleep

On Dec. 3, Harvard University Health Services will sponsor “Why Sleep? Pajama Party Panel,” a panel discussion examining the virtues and finer points of sleep. The discussion, to be held in Ticknor Lounge, Boylston Hall, at 7 p.m., will include renowned sleep experts Robert Stickgold, assistant professor of psychiatry; Charles Czeisler, professor of medicine; and John Winkelman, assistant professor of psychiatry.

A Q&A session, featuring milk and cookies, will follow the presentation. As a pajama party, attendees are encouraged to wear their pajamas. Call (617) 495-9629 to R.S.V.P. by phone, or e-mail

Kuwait Program accepting grant proposals

The Kennedy School of Government (KSG) has announced the fifth funding cycle for the Kuwait Program Research Fund. With support from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science, a KSG faculty committee will consider applications for small one-year grants (up to $30,000) to support advanced research by Harvard University faculty members on issues of critical importance to Kuwait and the Gulf. Grants can be applied toward research assistance, travel, summer salary, and course buyout.

Priority will be given to research concerning water resources and management; oil and petrochemicals; the environment and pollution; and public health policy, including disease treatment and prevention, although applications will be considered in other areas.

Collaborative research with Kuwaiti academics and educational institutions is encouraged.

There are no formal application forms. Inquiries and research proposals (not exceeding five pages), including a budget, other sources of funding, and a curriculum vitae for senior researchers, may be sent to: Interim Associate Director, Middle East Initiative, KSG, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, MA 02138. The deadline is Dec. 1. Decisions will be announced Jan. 6, 2004.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks