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Stephen Lewis named HSPH Commencement speaker

Stephen Lewis, United Nations special envoy of the secretary-general for HIV/AIDS in Africa and director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, will be the Harvard School of Public Health’s (HSPH) Commencement speaker on June 9.

A nationally recognized public health advocate, Lewis has long worked to further the causes of compassion and prevention. Prior to his 2001 appointment as UN special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, he served as UNICEF deputy executive director from 1995 to 1999; was appointed by the Organization of African Unity to a panel of eminent personalities to investigate the genocide in Rwanda in 1997; and worked as Canadian ambassador to the United Nations from 1984 to 1988.

In 2003, Lewis created the Stephen Lewis Foundation to help ease the pain of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Through this organization, Lewis provides community-level care to HIV-infected women who are dying, assists orphans and other AIDS-affected children, and supports associations of people living with HIV/AIDS so they can educate themselves and their communities. He also was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world in the magazine’s April 10 issue.

Kummel Collection moves to Cabot Science Library

The Bernhard Kummel Library of the Geological Sciences will close its door permanently on May 27, and the space it occupies in the Natural History Museum building will be reconfigured for faculty use. Kummel collections are being moved to Cabot Science Library and will be unavailable to users from May 27 through June 19. The map collection will not be accessible until June 27.

Inquiries regarding Kummel Library collections and services should be directed to Cabot Science Library staff after May 27 at (617) 495-5355 (for circulation queries) or at (617) 495-5353 (for reference assistance).

KSG lecturers to take on new appointments

Kennedy School of Government (KSG) Dean David Ellwood has announced that Peter Zimmerman, lecturer in public policy at the School, has been appointed senior associate dean for strategic program development. In this new role, Zimmerman will serve as senior adviser to the dean on a broad range of issues affecting the School’s strategic direction. He will also continue teaching as a lecturer and will serve as faculty chair of the Senior Executive Fellows Program.

In addition, Christine Letts has been named associate dean for executive programs at the School. Currently the associate director of KSG’s Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Letts will assume leadership of executive programs as her primary responsibility. She will continue as the Rita E. Hauser Lecturer in the Practice of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks