Campus & Community

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Secondary School Program to hold info session

High school students and their parents are invited to attend an information session for Harvard Summer School’s Secondary School Program on April 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at 51 Brattle St. Harvard Summer School faculty and administrators will be on hand to explain new additions to the program and answer questions. Visit for more information. R.S.V.P. to (617) 495-3192 by March 31.

Vacationland homes open to faculty, officers

Harvard’s three vacation homes located in Maine are available to faculty and officers of the University for retreats, weekends, and weekly rentals. For availability and application information, call the Faculty Real Estate office at (617) 495-9367.

Personal training at the MAC

Throughout the spring semester, the Fitness Office at the Malkin Athletic Center (MAC) offers a variety of personal trainer programs for Harvard staff. Three sessions with a certified personal trainer cost $99 (plus the $9 MAC membership), five sessions cost $185, and 10 sessions, $350. The initial consultation is free. Contact for more information.

‘Ancient Writing’ at Sackler Museum

The Arthur M. Sackler Museum will hold its second Sackler Saturday event of the spring semester on March 20. From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., families with children between the ages of 6 and 11 are invited to explore “Ancient Writing, Ancient Signs,” which will examine the importance of writing in different cultures and how writing first began thousands of years ago. Call (617) 495-4402 for more information.

Arts First volunteers needed

Organizers of Arts First – Harvard’s four-day celebration of music, theater, dance, and visual arts – seek volunteers for the upcoming Performance Fair on May 8. Stage managers, backstage crewmembers, and audience greeters are all sought. No experience is necessary for many of the jobs, and the entire University community is welcome. Volunteers will receive an Arts First T-shirt, and an invitation to a “thank you” party hosted by Office for the Arts Director Jack Megan.

For more information, contact Ingrid Schorr, Performance Fair producer, at, or (617) 495-8699.

EALS accepting submissions

The East Asian Legal Studies (EALS) program of Harvard Law School (HLS) is accepting submissions for the Yong K. Kim ’95 Memorial Prize to the author of the best paper concerning the law or legal history of the nations and peoples of East Asia. Papers concerning issues of law as they pertain to U.S.-East Asia relations are also welcome.

Submissions can be written in conjunction with a course or seminar, or as an independent study project at HLS. The prize includes a cash award and will be announced at Commencement. Two copies of the submitted work should be delivered to the EALS office, Pound Hall 426, Cambridge, MA, 02138, by April 30.

DeWolfe Howe Fund accepting proposals

The Mark DeWolfe Howe Fund for Study and Research in Civil Rights-Civil Liberties and Legal History is now accepting proposals for either the coming summer or the 2004-05 academic year. The annual income from the fund – approximately $15,000 to be distributed as either a single grant or in several grants – will be used to support study and research in civil rights or civil liberties, or Anglo-American legal history in the United States. Students, faculty, officers of administration, and recent graduates of the University are eligible.

Applicants should send a brief written proposal to Professor John H. Mansfield, c/o Susan Norton, Hauser Hall 506, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA 02138, by no later than April 16. Application forms may be obtained from the above-mentioned address.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks