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Scholars at Risk Fellowship nominations sought

The Harvard Scholars at Risk committee is now accepting nominations from Harvard faculty, staff, and students for its fellowship for persecuted scholars. The fellowship enables at least one scholar, persecuted for his or her work, ethnicity, religion, or political opinions, to come to Cambridge for up to one year.

Selected scholars, including writers and public intellectuals, from any discipline represented at Harvard will be hosted as a visiting fellow in the appropriate academic department.

Nomination forms and details of the Scholars at Risk initiative, including a list of the members of the selection committee, are available through the University Committee on Human Rights Studies’ Web site at The deadline for submissions is Dec. 17.

Fellowship submissions may be sent by e-mail:; fax: (617) 496-4950; or post: David Rubenstein Building 112, Kennedy School of Government, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, MA 02138.

Schlesinger Library closes temporarily for final phase of renovation

The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study is completing the final phase of its renovation project and will be closed to the public between Dec. 23 and Feb. 1.

Library collections will be inaccessible during this time, and no services will be offered. The library will reopen to the public on Feb. 2, 2005. Renovation information is available at

Dissertation work group looks to take root

A new work group for University students writing their dissertations (or working on a similar project) who prefer to work with a structured schedule in the company of others is currently seeking members. The purpose of the group is to meet for a number of hours per week and work in a supportive, noncompetitive atmosphere. Interested parties should contact

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks