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The Harvard Bridge to Learning and Literacy Program, and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics (IOP) recognized 23 Harvard employees who have become U.S. citizens this year with an April 10 ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. Part of the Harvard Bridge program, the Citizenship Preparation Program provides one-on-one tutoring for University employees in the process of becoming U.S. citizens. Volunteers from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences serve as tutors.

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy sent a message of congratulations via video to the new citizens and the directors of the IOP and the Bridge Program. The new citizens (from 14 countries) and their families attended the event.


Next month, the Cash Receipts Office will move to its new home on the mezzanine level at 1033 Massachusetts Ave. The new space, a short walk from the office’s current location in Holyoke Center, will open for business on May 12. The last day the office will be open for business in Holyoke Center is May 9. The main phone number (617-496-8332) will not change.

For departments that still want to drop off their checks or correspondence at Holyoke Center, a mail slot has been created in the seventh-floor mailroom. The mailroom staff will not provide receipts for deposits; those will be sent from the Cash Receipts Office once the deposits have been processed. Please note that no cash can be brought to the mailroom.

There will be no facility at Holyoke Center for cash deposits. The Cash Receipts Office is currently working on a Harvard Square solution as an alternative to 1033 Massachusetts Ave. More information will be announced as it becomes available.


The Semitic Museum will present “Sarcophagi Up-Close,” a 50-minute program for school-age children (grades four through six) on April 22 at 10 a.m. and April 24 at 2 p.m. The cost is $3 per child and the program is limited to the first 20 children. Additionally, on April 23 the museum is offering a free, noontime tour of the Egypt gallery. For more information, call (617) 495-4631.


The Memorial Church will hold its third annual charity auction to benefit the grants committee this evening (April 17) at the Sheraton Commander Hotel (across from the Cambridge Common) beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door ($5 with student ID).

Included among the silent and live auction items are a dinner party with the Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes at Sparks House; a candlelit dinner with entertainment under the Commencement tent on the south porch of the Memorial Church; vacations in Montana and Florida; a weekend stay in a deluxe apartment in Charlestown; luxury hotel and bed-and-breakfast accommodations; signed prints by Josef Albers of the Bauhaus school, and Susumu Yamaguchi, the woodblock printing artist (all from the collection of Diana Rockefeller); memorabilia from “Law and Order,” “The Wire,” and “Monk”; acting classes with the American Repertory Theatre Company’s Jeremy Geidt; gift certificates to restaurants, bookstores, and retail shops; tickets to museums, concerts, and shows; autographed books; and other one-of-a-kind donations. All proceeds will benefit local nonprofit groups.


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 East Asian Legal Studies (EALS) program at Harvard Law School (HLS) is accepting submissions of papers 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 concerning issues of law as it pertains to U.S.-East Asia relations. The author should also embody Yong Kim’s interest in and enthusiasm for fostering U.S.-East Asian understanding, plan a career that will further advance this understanding, and have made contributions to EALS while a student. The paper can be written in conjunction with a course, seminar, or independent study project at the Law School.

The prize includes a cash award and will be announced at Commencement. Submissions (two bound or stapled copies) must be received at the EALS office, Pound Hall, Room 426, HLS, by May 2 and should include the student’s name, School, class level, e-mail address, and phone number. Contact Juliet Bowler at with questions.

— Compiled by Andrew Brooks