REISCHAUER INSTITUTE SEEKS PAPERS ON JAPAN-RELATED TOPICS
The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies of Harvard University is currently accepting submissions for its 2008 Noma-Reischauer Prizes in Japanese Studies, given to the undergraduate and graduate student with the best essays on Japan-related topics. The undergraduate award is $2,000 and the graduate award is $3,000. The deadline for submission is Monday, June 30.
Papers written this academic year are eligible, including course and seminar papers, B.A. or M.A. theses, or essays written specifically for the competition. Doctoral dissertations, as such, however, are excluded from consideration. For application guidelines and further information, visit http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~rijs or call (617) 495-3220.
EARTHQUAKE RELIEF CHANNELS NAMED
The Harvard Chinese Students and Scholars Association (HCSSA) has announced key donation channels for members of the University community wishing to contribute to rescue and relief efforts in the wake of the devastating May 12 earthquake in Sichuan province, China. The association recommends the following agencies:
The Red Cross Hong Kong for Sichuan Earthquake Relief (in Chinese and English), http://www.redcross.org.hk/donation/user_donation.asp
New York Chinese Consulate for Sichuan Earthquake Relief (English), http://www.nyconsulate.prchina.org/eng/
WorldVision (English and Chinese),http://www.worldvision.org.hk/eng/appeal/Sichuan/emer_frame_e.html
CASH RECEIPTS OFFICE IN NEW SPACE
The Cash Receipts Office moved to its new home on the mezzanine level at 1033 Massachusetts Ave. earlier this month. This new space is only a short walk from Holyoke Center. The main phone number, (617) 496-8332, has not changed.
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 Cash Receipts once the deposits have been processed. Please note that cash cannot 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.
MEMORIAL CHURCH TO HOST SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE
The Harvard Veterans Alumni Organization is conducting a service of remembrance at the Memorial Church at 9 a.m. on May 26. U.S. Navy Chaplain Alexander Daley ’57 will officiate. The Harvard Color Guard and returning veterans from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School will also participate.
This service will recall and honor the more than 1,200 war dead of Harvard University and all of America’s deceased veterans. All members of the Harvard community are invited to observe Memorial Day at this special event.
For further information, visithttp://www.harvardveterans.org.
— Compiled by Andrew Brooks