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Rev. Griswold to preach at Memorial Church service

The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold III ’59 will preach at the Memorial Church on Sunday (Dec. 18) at the 11 a.m. service. A graduate of the General Theological Seminary in New York City, Griswold was elected in 1997 as the 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, a denomination of 2,250,000 members. Ordained in 1963, Griswold has served the Episcopal Church in a variety of roles, most recently as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. Griswold will also preach at Morning Prayers in Appleton Chapel at 8:45 a.m. on Monday (Dec. 19).

Additionally, members of the Harvard community are invited to attend the 96th annual Christmas Carol Services on Sunday evening at 5 p.m. at the Memorial Church. The services will feature the Harvard University Choir performing the premiere of a newly commissioned work, featuring a text by Griswold set to music by the renowned composer Bruce Saylor. A second service for the broader Cambridge community will be held on Monday evening at 8 p.m. Admission is free; an offering for charity is collected.

‘Tis still the season for Community Gifts

In this breathlessly hectic season of giving, the Community Gifts Through Harvard Campaign makes pledging money to your favorite charity a snap. Or click. To help Harvard reach its goal of raising $1 million for dozens of human service agencies (you can also make a donation to a charity of your choice), just visit

Holiday bake sale to benefit child-care center

The Radcliffe Child Care Center is holding its annual holiday bake sale Friday (Dec. 16) from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Holyoke Center Arcade. The sale will benefit the Radcliffe Child Care Centers Inc., a Harvard-affiliated program in Cambridge, offering child-care services for infants and toddlers aged 3 months to 5 years. A wide range of homemade, prepackaged breads and sweets – perfect for holiday gift giving – will be available for purchase.

Bernstein exhibit seeks friends, colleagues of iconic composer

In association with a winter seminar focusing on the renowned American composer Leonard Bernstein ’39, the professors leading the class – William Powell Mason Professor of Music Carol J. Oja and G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music Kay Kaufman Shelemay – actively seek Boston residents who may have known the iconic composer for interviews. These interviews with friends and acquaintances of Bernstein will result in an exhibit accompanying an international conference and festival, “Celebrating Leonard Bernstein,” to be held at Harvard in October 2006.

Those who knew Bernstein during his formative years in Boston, as a student at Harvard, or in the years following his graduation and into the early 1950s, are encouraged to e-mail Interviews will be held this spring. Students interested in helping with this project are also encouraged to contact the above-mentioned e-mail address.

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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– Compiled by Andrew Brooks