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Safra Foundation seeks graduate fellowship applicants

The Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics is now accepting applications from graduate students for its 2008-09 fellowship in ethics. Eligible students are either writing dissertations or engaged in major research on topics in practical ethics, especially ethical issues in architecture, business, education, government, law, medicine, public health, and public policy.

Students should be enrolled in a doctoral program of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or in one of Harvard’s professional Schools, and should have completed all course requirements and general examinations by September prior to the fellowship year. In professions such as law or medicine, where a doctoral dissertation is not required for an academic career, advanced students taking leaves of absence, recent graduates, and Harvard affiliates engaged in postgraduate training are also eligible. The application deadline is Nov. 15. Visit for more information.

Text message service available in event of extreme emergencies

As part of its evolving emergency communications procedures, Harvard University is making available text message alerts to students, faculty, and staff to be used only in the event of an extreme, campus-wide, life-threatening emergency.

Harvard ID holders are encouraged to sign up at at the beginning of each academic year and to provide their names and cell phone numbers. All of the information provided is private and will not be shared.

The University hopes that it never has to use this system, but, given the popularity of text messaging, it is making this service available as part of a redundant set of technological solutions for communicating with the Harvard community in the unlikely event of an extreme emergency. Other services include e-mail, voice mail, Web pages, and the call-in emergency phone line (617) 496-NEWS.

Subscribers will not be contacted by text messaging unless there is an extreme, campus-wide emergency that is life-threatening and requires instant communication.