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GSD to open doors

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) will host its annual admissions open house for prospective students on Nov. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Gund Hall, 48 Quincy St. The daylong event will include program overviews and question-and-answer sessions with faculty and current students, as well as the opportunity to sit in on classes and studios and to tour the facilities.

To R.S.V.P. or for more information, call (617) 495-5453, or visit

Event application process nearing

The 352-seat Lowell Lecture Hall offers a modern setting for undergraduate music, dance, and cultural events, and also provides several small seminar rooms as support, rehearsal, or meeting space. Recognized student organizations may request one event date per semester. Applications for spring ’06 projects will be accepted beginning in November.

Visit to apply.

Early Music Society set to perform

The Harvard Early Music Society will present Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s “Les Plaisirs de Versailles” and “Acteón” Nov. 10, 11, and 12 at 8 p.m. in the Horner Room of the Agassiz Theatre. The performances will be sung in French with English subtitles. Tickets are $20 for general admission ($9 for students) and are available through the Harvard Box Office, (617) 495-2222.

LA Times reporter to receive first David Nyhan Prize

David Willman of The Los Angeles Times will receive the first David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism this evening (Oct. 27) at the Kennedy School of Government.

“We are delighted to present the first David Nyhan Prize to David Willman for his many years of distinguished reporting in the public interest,” said Alex Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, which helped to establish the prize.

Willman is a reporter on the investigative team in the Washington bureau of The Los Angeles Times. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize: in 2001, for an investigation into the FDA’s approval of drugs suspected of causing more than 1,000 deaths; and in 1995, for team coverage of the Northridge earthquake.

Willman has twice been a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and received the George Polk Award in 1997. Friends and family of the late Nyhan – a Harvard College graduate and longtime Boston Globe reporter and columnist – established the prize together with the Shorenstein Center.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks