Holiday blood drive is under way
The American Red Cross will team up with the University for a blood drive today (Dec. 4) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday (Dec. 5) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone 17 years of age or older, weighing over 110 pounds, and feeling in good health is encouraged to donate. Both drives will be held in Memorial Hall. Call (800) 448-3543 for more information.
Peabody to host Lewis and Clark Family Day
In conjunction with the Peabody Museum’s upcoming exhibit “From Nation to Nation: Examining Lewis and Clark’s Indian Collection” (opening Dec. 11), the museum is sponsoring a family day on Dec. 12. The daylong event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will highlight Native American art through demonstrations, performances, and storytelling. Renowned Native American artists Keith Bear, Pat Courtney Gold, Butch Thunder Hawk, and Jo Esther Parshall will be on hand to discuss their work. The event is free and open to the public. Call (617) 496-1027 for more information.
Free flu shots
University Health Services (UHS) will be providing free flu vaccines to members of the Harvard community through January. The walk-in clinics are being held in the UHS fourth-floor conference room, every Tuesday and Thursday through Jan. 29, from noon to 3 p.m.
‘Vomit comet’ revealed
The Harvard students who flew in NASA’s “vomit comet” through its Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities program this summer will present their research at Boston’s Museum of Science on Dec. 6 and 13 at 2:30 p.m. Weightless wonders So-One Hwang ’05, Mario Garcia ’04, Patrick Lenehan ’05, and Manoj Ramachandran ’04 will discuss their attempt to revise NASA’s protocol for performing emergency CPR in a weightless environment.
Read more about their findings at www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2003/08.21/06-nasa.html.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks