Faust to offer insight on PBS program
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Dean Drew Gilpin Faust, who is also professor of history, will share her scholarly insight as a historian of the American South on the PBS program “Reconstruction: The Second Civil War,” airing as part of the “American Experience” series. The two-part program airs locally on WGBH/Channel 2 Jan. 12 and 13 at 9 p.m. Visit www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex for more information.
Gates to read at Harvard Book Store
As part of Harvard Book Store’s author series, Henry Louis Gates Jr., chair of the Department of African and African American Studies and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, will read from his new book “America Behind the Color Line: Dialogues With African Americans” on Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. in the store. Gates’ latest book – which examines the legacy of the Civil Rights movement and the journey of black people since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. – is the authoritative companion to the new PBS documentary “America Beyond the Color Line.” This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.harvard.com/common/event.php?id=1201.
CoursePack orders now online
Beginning with the spring 2004 semester, Harvard Printing and Publications Services (HPPS) will be taking all orders for CoursePacks online. When the CoursePack order is ready, students will be notified by e-mail at which time they can pick up their order at the Science Center, Room B10. For more details on this new process, visit http://www.hpps.harvard.edu/coursepacks.
Also, please note that the HPPS Science Center copy site has relocated to 26 Dunster St. This move will not impact CoursePack distribution. If paying by cash or check, pickup will be at the 26 Dunster St. location, where cash transactions can be processed.
Huntington Prize Committee seeks nominations
The Huntington Prize Committee has given the first Huntington Prize recipient – presented to the best book published each year in the field of national security studies – to Eliot A. Cohen for his book “Supreme Command.” The book was chosen for “its enduring dimensions of the interactions between great leaders of democracies and their senior military officers.” According to the committee, “Supreme Command” is an excellent example of the policy-relevant scholarship long encouraged by Samuel P. Huntington, Albert J. Weatherhead University Professor.
The prize committee is soliciting nominations for books published in 2003 by academics or practitioners in the field of national security. Nominations will be accepted until March 31, 2004. The committee reserves the right not to award a prize in a given year.
Nominations, which should be accompanied by two copies of the book, may be sent to: Ann Townes, Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, 1033 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138. Call (617) 496-5495 for more information.
RMO to offer presentation on the ABCs of record keeping
Beginning today (Jan. 8), Harvard’s Records Management Office (RMO) will offer a new presentation for office managers and other staff charged with file keeping.
The new one-hour presentation, which will be offered on four Thursdays (Jan. 8, April 15, July 8, and Oct 28), will provide practical guidance on filing systems, filing rules and procedures, and equipment and supplies. Each session will be held at noon at the Harvard University Archives in Pusey Library. Participants are encouraged to bring brown-bag lunches. Drinks and cookies will be provided. To register online, visit http://hul.harvard.edu/rmo/presentations.html.
Part of the Harvard University Archives and mandated by the Harvard Corporation, RMO advises offices, programs, and departments throughout the University on matters pertaining to the management and disposal of records. For more information, visit the RMO Web site at http://hul.harvard.edu/rmo.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks