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Harvard’s chapter of Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) is sponsoring an evening of discussion titled “Leadership: Building a Vision for Educational Success” on April 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The talk will be held in Starr Auditorium, Belfer Hall, at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS).

The panel will include Associate Professor Monica Higgins and Professor of Practice Thomas Payzant of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE); Diane Caton Desrosiers, director of student services at the Atlantis Charter School in Fall River, Mass.; Ron Ferguson, an HKS lecturer in public policy at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy; and Helen Malone, a GSE doctoral student. They will share their visions of leadership and their personal paths toward effecting positive changes in the field of education and related government and community agencies.

A PDK membership ceremony and reception will be held from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. in the Taubman Building, room 301.


The Harvard Neighbors Gallery has extended its deadline for the submission of portfolios to May 1. Portfolio submissions will be considered from eligible Harvard-affiliated artists (including current or retired full- or part-time faculty and staff and their spouses or partners). Artists will be selected to show their work during month-long exhibitions (solo or group shows). Eligible artists are invited to submit 10 digital images representing the body of work for a show, a brief artist’s statement, and contact information.

Complete submission specifications are available at, or by calling (617) 495-4313.


The Ying Quartet will be playing their final Harvard concert in their capacity Blodgett-Artists-in-Residence at the Music Department. The April 18, 8 p.m., concert is free, but tickets are required. Free tickets are available at Harvard Box Office, Holyoke Center (Harvard Square) beginning April 4. Free parking is available for the concert in the Broadway St. garage (corner of Broadway and Felton Streets, Cambridge). For directions and information, visit or call (617) 496-6013.


After undergoing extensive renovations, the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections in Washington, D.C., will reopen to the public April 15. The museum will be open Tuesdays through Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. and admission is free.

Under the guidance of Gudrun Buehl, curator and museum director, Dumbarton Oaks has reinstalled its world-famous Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art collections in newly renovated galleries. In addition, important European artworks are back on display in the Music Room, following the complete restoration of its painted-beam ceiling and other historic architectural elements. For more information, visit

— Compiled by Andrew Brooks