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MAC to host Family Fitness Night

The Malkin Athletic Center is sponsoring an evening of exercise and fun for members of the University community and their families on April 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. The event will consist of four stations that require no particular skill or coordination – just the energy and desire to play. The final station will test one’s physical fitness level, and serve to educate about the benefits of exercise.

For more information, or to register, contact, or call (617) 496-8553.

CIMS becomes Center for Nanoscale Systems

The Center for Imaging and Mesoscale Structures (CIMS) officially changed its name to the Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) earlier this month. The missions and goals of the center have not changed.

The new name, according to the center, more accurately describes the research conducted at CNS and puts an emphasis on the concept of the fabrication and construction of nanoscale “systems.” Studying very small structures and how their behavior differs from that of items on the macroscopic scale is only part of the story. The most important challenge in nanoscience and nanotechnology today is how to combine and integrate these small structures into complex systems that work together to serve a practical function.

For more information, visit the center’s revamped Web site at

University to back walk for hunger, recruiting under way

Harvard is sponsoring a recruitment drive today (April 7) for Project Bread’s 2005 Walk for Hunger at the Events & Information Center in the Holyoke Arcade from noon to 3 p.m. Volunteers from Project Bread and the University will be on hand to answer questions, and to sign up those interested in walking, volunteering, or making a pledge for the May 1 event.

A longtime supporter of the walk, the Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs provides matching funds for Harvard participants. In addition, Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) is providing sign-up materials for the walk in all dining halls and organizing the Harvard team, comprised of faculty, staff, and students.

To join the team, or to make a pledge or volunteer, contact Jessica Zdeb ’04 at 617-496-6201, or visit

‘W;t’ at Austin Hall

The Harvard community is invited to attend an upcoming performance of Margaret Edison’s renowned play “W;t,” running April 8, 9, 15, and 16 in the 300-seat theater in Austin Hall on the Law School campus. Professor of Law Bruce Hay is directing the play, a funny and heartbreaking story of a woman’s struggle with terminal cancer.

For more information, contact Professor Hay at (617) 496-8277.

Summer stipends available for public internships

The Institute of Politics (IOP) is offering a limited number of stipends to enable undergraduates returning to Harvard in the fall to accept summer jobs in local, state, or federal government; public interest groups; and nongovernmental organizations and political organizations that operate within the United States. Students are responsible for obtaining employment, and the job should be full time and last a minimum of six weeks.

Awards of up to $2,500 will be made on a competitive basis with consideration given to the substance, location, and value of the job to the applicant, as well as financial need.

Visit to apply online, or to explore the institute’s Guide for Political Internships. Applications are due April 15.

McLean conducting free alcohol screening

As part of National Alcohol Screening Day, McLean Hospital will offer free and confidential screenings today (April 7) for those looking for help and information about alcohol abuse and addiction. The program will run from 9 to 11 a.m. in the hospital’s de Marneffe building, 115 Mill St., Belmont, Mass. McLean Hospital is the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

For more information, call. Hilary Connery at (617) 855-3881.

East Asian Legal Studies accepting submissions

The East Asian Legal Studies (EALS) program of Harvard Law School (HLS) is now accepting submissions for the Yong K. Kim ’95 Memorial Prize, which recognizes the student who has made the most significant contribution to fostering U.S.-East Asian understanding at HLS. The most important factor in determining the winner is the authorship of a paper concerning the law or legal history of the nations and peoples of East Asia or concerning issues of law as it pertains to U.S.-East Asia relations, however, other contributions made to the intellectual life of EALS and the Law School more generally will also be considered.

Submissions can be written in conjunction with a course, seminar, or 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, HLS) by April 29, and should include the student’s name, School, class level, e-mail address, and phone number.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks