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Milton Fund accepting proposals for original projects


The bequest of William F. Milton makes research funds available to faculty members of Harvard University. The Milton Fund supports studies of a medical, geographical, historical, or scientific nature that are in the interest of promoting the physical and material welfare of the human race or of investigating and determining the value and importance of a discovery or invention.

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 the independent work of recently appointed young faculty members.

This year, submissions will be done electronically. For an application and instructions, visit The application deadline is Oct. 23 at 5 p.m.


Radcliffe Institute releases fall program of events


The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has announced several upcoming events, including panel discussions, lectures, and exhibits. Most are free and open to the public. For a complete listing of events through December, visit

As part of its fellow-presentation series, the institute will host “Heart Cells From Stem Cells” on Sept. 26 with current Radcliffe Fellow Christine Mummery of the Hubrecht Laboratory in the Netherlands. On Oct. 3, the series resumes with Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at Radcliffe Mahzarin Banaji, who will present “Mind Bugs: The Science of Ordinary Prejudice.” Both of these events begin at 3:30 p.m. and will be held in the second-floor Colloquium Room at 34 Concord Ave.

Kicking off its October events, the Radcliffe Institute will present a lecture titled “Hunting the Earth’s Magnetic Field” with Lisa Tauxe, director of the earth sciences major at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego. Tauxe will present the lecture Oct. 1 at 4:15 p.m. in the Science Center’s Lecture Hall A.


Day of Service to celebrate civic engagement


Members of the Harvard community are invited to join in the first University-Wide Day of Service on Sept. 29. A student-led initiative, the Day of Service will foster collaboration across the University in a collective effort to promote civic engagement and social awareness through meaningful service. The event represents a new partnership between the Harvard Graduate Council (HGC), the Undergraduate Council (UC), and the Phillips Brooks House Association. All three student-run organizations share a common commitment to fostering social responsibility and civic engagement. The Day of Service will bring together Harvard undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, as well as faculty and staff, to volunteer at service agencies such as Habitat for Humanity and the Greater Boston Food Bank.

To learn more — and to sign up to volunteer — visit