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HAA News

May-June 2003

Comings and Goings

Local Harvard clubs host numerous lectures and social gatherings throughout the year. What follows is a list of some of the events planned this spring. For further details, contact the HAA's clubs and programs office at 617-495-3070 or visit www.haa.harvard.edu.

On May 3, the Harvard Club of New Mexico welcomes historian Louise Richardson, the exec-utive director of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, for a lecture on "Terrorism in Context." On May 7, John Megan, director of the Office for the Arts at Harvard, discusses "The Arts at Harvard" for the Harvard Club of Western New York. Business professor emeritus George Lodge presents "Globalization" to the Harvard Club of Montana in Billings on May 7; he also speaks in Missoula on May 8. The Harvard Club of New Jersey hosts Baird research professor of science Dudley Herschbach on May 8. Ali Asani, professor of the practice of Indo-Muslim languages and cultures, talks about "Pluralism, Intolerance, and the Quran: Challenges in Contemporary Islam" for the Harvard Club of Seattle on May 21. The Triad Harvard-Radcliffe Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, meets with Francke professor of German art and culture Karl Guthke on May 22. Gund professor of neuroscience John Dowling and Asian art specialist Judith Dowling lecture on "The Art of Seeing" on May 22 for the Harvard Club of Worcester. Also on May 22, the Harvard Club of Delaware presents a talk by Gary Orfield, professor of education and social policy.

On June 1, adjunct professor of health policy Lucian Leape speaks to members of the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of the Hudson Valley. On June 3, the Harvard Club of Southern Connecticut gathers to hear "After September 11: Is Russia Our New Ally?" by Marshall Goldman, associate director of the Davis Center for Russian Studies.

 

Harvard at Home

Harvard at Home, an on-line educational venture, offers compact versions of courses, speeches, seminars, and conferences happening on campus. To access the site, now open to the general public, visit http://athome.harvard.edu.

Among the newest segments available are two programs from a four-part series on the Radcliffe Institute's "Women, Money, and Power Conference," held from October 24 to 25, 2002. The first segment features an introduction by Drew Gilpin Faust, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and a panel of historians speaking about the role of women in American business. The second program focuses on women and entrepreneurship in contemporary America, and includes a keynote address by Pamela Thomas-Graham '85, M.B.A.-J.D. '89, president and CEO of CNBC.

Also available now at Harvard at Home is a video montage of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals' 2003 Man and Woman of the Year award ceremony and parade, featuring film director Martin Scorsese and actress/director Anjelica Huston. And sports fans can savor video highlights from the 119th meeting of the Harvard and Yale football teams.  

Alumni College

The Harvard Alumni Association's next Alumni College, entitled "What We Know about How We Know: Current Research on the Mind and Brain," is planned for May 17-18 in Cambridge.

Among those slated to lecture over the weekend, and their topics, are psychology professor Elizabeth Spelke, "Core Knowledge: How Children Come to Know about Number, Space, and the Material World"; Margaret Stratford Livingstone, professor of neurobiology, "Visual and Spatial Studies: The Biology of Seeing and Perceptions of Art"; Cabot professor of social ethics and Pforzheimer professor Mahzarin Banaji, "Attitudes and Perceptions;" and Bullard professor of neurology Christopher Walsh.

For further information on the event, call 617-495-1093, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.haa.harvard.edu and click on "Alumni College."