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Young Women’s Conference seeks participants

Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership encourages young women (18-24 years of age) to apply for consideration to the Young Women’s Leadership Conference – a nonpartisan event co-sponsored by the center to be held July 26-29 at Lesley University. Selected participants will engage in roundtable discussions on critical issues affecting women, strategize with women leaders, tour the site of the Democratic National Convention, and attend an official women’s caucus meeting. Workshop topics include political participation and government, campaign management, advocacy and coalition building, and strategic planning.

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Summer Gazettes go online

More news and information about Harvard will be delivered digitally by the Central Administration to the community beginning in July, including two summer issues of the Harvard Gazette ( Paper publication of the Gazette will resume Sept. 16 and continue throughout the academic year. Regular Harvard news updates will continue to be available at The deadline for items to be published in the July 22 issue of the online Gazette is July 16. The deadline for items to be published in the Aug. 26 issue of the online Gazette is Aug. 20.

Dana-Farber’s mercury-ridding efforts yield award

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute was recently recognized by Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) for its success in reducing the use of products with mercury and the release of mercury waste. The institute received a 2004 H2E Making Medicine Mercury Free Award to acknowledge its “outstanding efforts to virtually eliminate mercury from the health-care sector.” In recent years, Dana-Farber’s manager of environmental compliance and health, Melissa McCullough, who accepted the award on behalf on the institute, has focused on replacing mercury-containing products and various laboratory chemicals with safer options.