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Concert to raise funds for Sarcoma Foundation

The premiere of “Cancione,” a work for strings by award-winning jazz violinist Ramsey Ameen, will be dedicated to the memory of the wife of former Harvard Medical School Professor of Psychiatry Stuart Grassian. The performance will take place on Mother’s Day (May 8) at 3:30 p.m. at Temple Shir Tikvah, 34 Vine St., Winchester, Mass.

A classmate of Grassian at Bronx High School more than 40 years ago, Ameen was inspired to write “Cancione” after learning of the tragic death of Nancy Friedman Grassian, who passed away last year after battling leiomyosarcoma. The performance will raise money for the Sarcoma Foundation of America.

To make a donation, or to purchase concert tickets, visit

Pluralism Project to host ‘Acting on Faith’ premiere

The Pluralism Project at Harvard is hosting a premiere of the documentary film “Acting on Faith: Women and New Religious Activism in America” on April 26 at 4 p.m. in Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall. A panel discussion with the three women activists featured in the film, which is free and open to the public, will follow. The event, moderated by Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies Diana L. Eck, director of the Pluralism Project, will conclude with a reception in Ticknor Lounge.

EALS is accepting submissions for prize

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.

Arts First volunteers needed for May festivities

Organizers of Arts First – Harvard’s four-day celebration of music, theater, dance, and visual arts – seek volunteers for the Performance Fair on May 7. Stage managers, backstage crew members, and audience greeters are all needed. 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 will be invited to a party at the conclusion of the fair.

For more information, contact Ingrid Schorr at

Hilles Library to close May 27

Hilles Library will close on May 27 and reopen in October as the Quad Library. To ensure a smooth transition, please note the following arrangements: Recalls of Hilles materials will begin in early April. Nonreserves materials checked out or renewed, either online or in person, from early May onward will be due on May 31. Materials not returned by May 31 will be billed immediately as lost.

Reserves materials will not circulate after May 26.

Many Hilles materials that are being transferred to other libraries and all materials intended for the Quad Library will be unavailable from mid-June until October.

For more information, please contact Heather Cole at

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks