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Center for the Environment accepting fellow applicants

The Harvard University Center for the Environment recently announced that it will name its first eight environmental fellows in March 2006. The fellows’ two-year postdoctoral program will start in September 2006, and applications are due by Jan. 15, 2006.

Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Candidates will propose a research program and secure a commitment from one or more Harvard faculty members to host the candidate’s work. The fellowship provides an annual stipend of $50,000 plus health insurance, other benefits, and a $5,000 allowance for travel and professional expenses.

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‘Flood, Fire, Acts of God’ minicourse being offered

“Flood, Fire, Acts of God, and Acts of Humankind: The Economics and Politics of Subsidized Settlement into Dangerous Places,” a new, six-week minicourse designed for undergraduates and offered through Harvard University’s Center for the Environment, will begin meeting at the center (third floor of the Mineralogical and Geological Museum, 24 Oxford St.) starting Oct. 18.

Taught by the former director of the National Park Service, Roger G. Kennedy, who is also director emeritus of the National Museum of American History in addition to being a special assistant to the U.S. attorney general, and to the secretaries of labor and of health, education, and welfare, this not-for-credit course will meet every Tuesday evening through Nov. 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Enrollment is limited. To apply, e-mail a brief statement (up to 150 words) to explaining why you want to take the class. The application deadline is Oct. 17 by 10 a.m.

For more information and a course syllabus, visit, and click on the Courses button.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks