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Scholarships for study or research in China

Scholarships for one academic year of study or research in China are made possible through an agreement between the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and Harvard University. For academic year 2004-05, five full scholarships (covering tuition, housing, health insurance, and books) and 10 partial scholarships (covering tuition only) will be offered for study or research at one of approximately 80 Chinese universities authorized by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to admit foreign scholarship students.

Harvard undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply. The application deadline is March 15. Because the CSC requires applicants to submit the results of a medical examination on forms provided with the application, scholarship candidates are urged to arrange for a medical exam at the earliest possible date.

For more information, contact the Committee on General Scholarships, 1430 Massachusetts Ave., sixth floor, at (617) 496-5278, or at

Dance registration kicks off

This week marks the deadline for spring term registration for dance classes sponsored by the Office for the Arts (OFA). Registration, which is open to members of the Harvard community and alumni, begins today (Feb. 12) and ends Friday (Feb. 13) at Agassiz House. The sign-up will run from 1 to 5 p.m.

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Quincy Jones to discuss creative process at Sanders

Composer, producer, conductor, arranger, and music executive Quincy Jones will be the guest of honor at “Celebrating Quincy Jones: A Discussion with the Music Master” on Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. in Sanders Theatre. Moderated by W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of Humanities Henry Louis Gates Jr., the event is presented by Learning from Performers, the visiting-artist program of the Office for the Arts (OFA). Admission is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.

Call the Harvard Box Office at (617) 496-2222 for ticket information.

Upcoming SUP info session

The Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) is hosting an information session Feb. 17 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for students interested in working as counselors for Summer Urban Programs (SUP) for underprivileged kids. Counselors are sought to work in one of the 10 programs operating in neighborhoods throughout Greater Boston.

SUP counselors will be given free housing and a fixed stipend of $3,100 to $3,200 to be paid weekly for the duration of the program (June 21 to Aug. 20). Applications are due by Feb. 20.

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Poster Day registration open to faculty, students

Faculty and students of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) are invited to participate in the 18th annual Poster and Exhibit Day, to be held March 11 in the Kresge Building cafeteria. Prepared by students or by a team on which a student is the first author or presenter, the posters and exhibits offer the HSPH community an opportunity to learn more about the research and service activities being carried out at the School. The best posters will be eligible for a $500 prize, as judged by the Faculty Council.

Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. To sign up, visit the Web site at The registration deadline is Feb. 27.

Computer Clubhouse holds information session

As the spring semester begins, the Harvard/M.I.T. Mentor Initiative has started recruiting new mentors for its Boston-area Computer Clubhouse project. This network of after-school learning centers teaches young people from low-income communities to express themselves creatively using new technologies. A one-hour info session for prospective mentors will be held today (Feb. 12) at noon in Longfellow Hall, Technology in Education Conference Room, third floor.

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– Compiled by Andrew Brooks