Milton Fund accepting research proposals

The bequest of William F. Milton makes research funds available to Harvard faculty members. Applicants must be members of the University with voting privileges in their respective faculties and must not have received Milton Fund support in the past five years. Preference is given to new and original projects, especially independent work of recently appointed young faculty members.

To download an application, visit, or contact The application deadline is Oct. 5.

Slide horn day at the stadium

The Harvard University Band will hold its fourth Trombone Day on Oct. 7 at Harvard Stadium. Free and open to trombonists of any age, the event will feature guest clinician Ron Barron, principal trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Following the clinic and rehearsal, the event will culminate in a performance with the Harvard University Band during halftime of the Harvard-Cornell football game. Opening kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m.

Trombone players interested in participating and trombone enthusiasts can visit for more information.

Yale Law School’s Ackerman to deliver Holmes Lectures

Harvard Law School (HLS) will welcome Bruce Ackerman, the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School, as the guest lecturer for its upcoming Oliver Wendell Holmes Lectures series on the topic “The Living Constitution.” Ackerman will commence the series Oct. 3 with a talk titled “Are We a Nation?” followed by “The Civil Rights Revolution” and “The Conversation Between Generations” on Oct. 4 and 5, respectively.

All lectures will be held in Austin Hall West at HLS and begin at 5 p.m. A reception immediately following the Oct. 3 talk will be held in the Caspersens Room of Langdell Library. The Oliver Wendell Holmes Lectures are free and open to the public.