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Gathering Together

January-February 2005

The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) has events lined up in Cambridge, Los Angeles, and Mexico this winter.

On January 22, alumni will gather in Cambridge for a half-day Alumni College on "Eggs to Extinction:Scientific Collections and the Modern Museum."Tours of the Harvard Museum of Natural History, notably its ornithology holdings, will follow morning lectures. On March 12, a day-long "Harvard in Hollywood" session in Los Angeles offers panels that include "Balancing the Creative and Business Side of the Entertainment Industry" and "Emerging New Technology and the Digital Revolution."

The HAA's conference in Mexico City on March 1-2 focuses on Latin America. An opening session on "Rebuilding the U.S.-Mexico Partnership" will precede six panels featuring University scholars and professional leaders from the region; topics include "Social Enterprise in Latin America" and "Education and Democracy in Mexico." President Lawrence H. Summers will speak at the March 2 luncheon. A cocktail reception at the fourteenth-century Chapultepec Castle is planned, as are several sightseeing excursions.

For more information, contact the HAA at 617-495-1920 or (for alumni colleges); at 617-495-5416 or (for Mexico) or visit www.haa. and click the "Alumni College"and "Global Series" links.