Hasty Woman of the Year feted today, beginning with parade
Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ Woman of the Year Halle Berry will lead the celebrated group’s traditional parade through the streets of Harvard Square today (Feb. 16) at 2:30 p.m. This year, the colorful procession will commence in front of the Inn at Harvard before heading west on Massachusetts Avenue and ending near the MBTA stop in the heart of Harvard Square. The esteemed film star will receive the coveted Pudding Pot at 3:15 p.m. in the Agassiz Theatre. Following the presentation festivities and roast, the Hasty Pudding Theatrical’s 158th production, “Some Like It Yacht,” will then be previewed.
MOY Richard Gere to make his appearance on Feb. 24
Hasty Pudding Theatricals will honor its man of the year, accomplished actor and dedicated humanitarian Richard Gere, on Feb. 24 at the Zero Arrow Street Theatre. The producers of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Mary Kate Burke ’06 and Ashley Zalta ’07, will roast the honoree and present him with his Pudding Pot at 8:10 p.m. prior to the start of the opening-night performance of “Some Like It Yacht.”
The show runs in Cambridge through March 19. For ticket information, contact the Hasty Pudding Box Office at (617) 495-5205, or visit http://www.hastypudding.org.
Free dental examinations at HUDS
In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, Harvard University Dental Service (HUDS) is offering free dental examinations to children (between the ages of 2 and 15) in the Harvard community on Feb. 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 ;p.m. Examinations do not include X-rays and are available to children who have not previously seen a Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) dentist. No appointments are necessary; walk-ins are welcome.
HUDS is located on the first floor of HUHS at 75 Mt. Auburn St. Contact (617) 495-2063, option 3, for more information.
National Engineers Week to bring out brainy fun at DEAS
In celebration of National Engineers Week (Feb. 19-25), Harvard’s Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences (DEAS) is hosting a special event Feb. 21 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the ground floor of the Maxwell Dworkin Building. Along with free food and rounds of Jenga, the Harvard College Engineering Society will show off its prototype robot football player, and leaders from various engineering-related Harvard groups will be on-hand to answer questions.
Those interested in attending are asked to fill out a short online survey at http://www.deas.harvard.edu/surveys/surveys_login.html. In the survey ID box, type 44; the password is engineer.
Undergrad grants available through Schlesinger Library
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites Harvard undergraduates to make use of the library’s collections with competitive awards of amounts from $100 to $2,500 for relevant research projects. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing research in the history of community service and volunteer work, the culinary arts, health concerns of women, or work and the family. The research may be in connection with a project for which academic credit is sought, though this is not necessary.
The application deadline is April 13. Awards will be announced by the end of May, to be used for research at the library from July 2006 through June 30, 2007. For more information, visit http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/grants.
Daffodil Days under way
Despite the mild winter thus far, Harvard’s annual Daffodil Days fundraiser remains a welcome affair this time of year for its power to conjure up a touch of spring and a heap of charity. Now in its 19th year, the campus-wide program benefiting the American Cancer Society (ACS) will deliver a vivid bouquet of 10 yellow daffodils to participating University faculty, staff, and students for just $7. Or you may purchase a Boyd’s Bear along with one bunch of daffodils for $25. Last year, the Harvard community purchased 5,001 bouquets to bring in $35,500.
Daffodils will be delivered via University Mail Services on March 20, with the last day to purchase the vivid bouquets set at March 3. Orders are placed through local volunteer coordinators around the University. To locate your coordinator, or to volunteer to help, contact Julie Russell in the Office of Community Affairs at (617) 495-4955.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks