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Nominations are being sought for the Distinguished Alum Award.

The award is presented annually to a former graduate of the Biostatistics Department working in government, industry, or academia, who by virtue of applications to support research, methodology, and theory; significant organizational responsibility; and teaching has impacted the theory and practice of statistical science. The overall career of the individual is considered with an emphasis on how the nominee has used his or her experience to bring out the best in life with research and academics. The award recipient will be invited to deliver a lecture on his or her career and life beyond his or her department at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Nominations for the award (presented in May or June 2009) are due Jan. 31. Send them to The Distinguished Award Committee, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. Nominations should include a letter describing the contributions of the candidate, specifically highlighting the criteria for the award, and a curriculum vitae. Supporting letters and materials are welcome but not required.


The Phillips Brooks House Association and Phillips Brooks House will hold their annual holiday gift drive through Friday (Dec. 12), collecting gifts for underserved children in the Boston and Cambridge area. This drive will provide new books, games, toys, art supplies, and sports equipment for children, many of whose parents are impoverished, homeless, or incarcerated.

Last year’s drive donated more than 1,000 gifts from the Harvard community to 14 agencies in Cambridge, Allston-Brighton, Dorchester, Roxbury, and Boston. Those who wish to donate are asked to leave gifts for children of all ages (new and unwrapped) in marked receptacles in the Events and Information Center located in the Holyoke Center arcade.

— Compiled by Gervis A. Menzies Jr.
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