HARVARD LGBT REUNION EVENT SET FOR SEPTEMBER
“From the Closet to a Place at the Table: Celebrating 25 Years of the Harvard Gay & Lesbian Caucus” — the first-ever, all-school, all-class reunion weekend for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) alumni/ae, faculty, staff, and students — will be held Sept. 26-28. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Alumni Association, the three-day reunion will include symposia, parties, and social events to celebrate the caucus’s 25 years of advocating for Harvard’s LGBT community. For more information, visit http://hglc.org.
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 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.
HMNH PUBLICATION CAPTURES PRIZE
The Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH) recently picked up a second-place prize for its “Programs, Lectures, and Events Guide” in the New England Museum Association’s 2008 publications awards competition. The HMNH publication shared the prize with the Fuller Craft Museum of Brockton, Mass. Additionally, HMNH’s “Teachers Guide to School Programs” won an honorable mention in the educational publications, materials, and kits category.
This annual award program recognizes excellence in design, production, and effective communication in all aspects of museum publishing. A panel judged the entries, which included 180 publications from 66 museums in New England.
In other museum news, HMNH is just one of four Massachusetts institutions recently selected for Bank of America’s “Museums on Us” campaign. The program provides free admission to Bank of America cardholders during the first full weekend of every month, all year long. The next two “Museums on Us” weekends are July 5-6 and Aug. 2-3. For more information, call (617) 495-3045 or visit http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu.
— Compiled by Andrew Brooks