Campus-wide contest seeks artful, sustainable solutions
Members of the Harvard community, including staff, faculty, students, alumni, and spouses and children of the aforementioned, are invited to submit work to this year’s “Vision of Sustainability Art and Design” competition. Sponsored by the Harvard Green Campus Initiative, the contest seeks creative depictions (such as photographs, drawings, posters, and multimedia works) of how to best realize a sustainable Harvard campus by 2020. Entrants can win up to $2,000 and have their work displayed during an ongoing traveling exhibit.
The application deadline has been extended to April 3. To apply, visit http://www.greencampus.harvard.edu/vision2020/.
The Harvard Green Campus Initiative is also holding a campus-focused sustainability conference April 27-29. Visit http://www.greencampus.harvard.edu/conference/ for more information.
EALS accepting Yong K. Kim prize submissions
The East Asian Legal Studies (EALS) program of Harvard Law School (HLS) is now accepting submissions for the Yong K. Kim ’95 Memorial Prize. The prize is awarded to the author of the best paper concerning the law or legal history of the nations and peoples of East Asia or regarding issues of law as it pertains to U.S.-East Asia relations. The winning author will embody Kim’s interest in and enthusiasm for fostering U.S.-East Asian understanding.
Submissions can be written in conjunction with a course, seminar, or independent study project at HLS. The prize includes a cash award and will be announced at Commencement.
Send two copies of the paper to the EALS office (Pound Hall 426, HLS) by May 5. The author’s name, class, e-mail address, and phone number should be included.
Harvard Cancer Society relay to take on disease
Each year, the Harvard Cancer Society works with the American Cancer Society to host the All University Relay for Life, an overnight, fun-filled event designed to raise money for cancer research and honor those who have fought or are fighting the disease. This year’s relay will be held at the Gordon Indoor Track and Tennis Center from 6 p.m. April 21 to 6 a.m. April 22.
An official student organization, the Harvard Cancer Society is currently recruiting team captains, participants, and cancer survivors for the spring event. For more information, or to register, visit http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=134504, or contact Joey Hanzich ’06 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School vacation camp sign-up is now under way
For the week of April 17-21, Harvard is offering a University-wide “School’s Out” program for children (ages 6 to 12) of benefits-eligible faculty and staff. This expanded program – now offered in Cambridge and in the Longwood Medical area – costs $250 per week per child. Registration began March 20 and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, click on Caring for Children in the Work/Life Balance section of http://harvie.harvard.edu/.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks