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The SIGnboard

May-June 2009

If you seek fellow alumni who share your interests, remember that the Harvard Alumni Association has approved more than 20 Shared Interest Groups; a full list appears at Harvard Magazine invites SIG officers to share news of their groups’ activities in this space. (Send items to [email protected], using SIG and the group’s name in the “class year” line.)

With Commencement on the horizon, many SIGS are planning special gatherings in Cambridge. A summary list, as known at press time, appears below; check specific SIG websites for more detailed information and updates. And visit this magazine’s Web edition, at, to find our Commencement and Reunion Guide, containing additional details on the events of the week.


On Thursday, June 4

The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Caucus ( holds its annual Commencement dinner in Lowell House. Cocktails at 5, dinner at 7; the formal program, beginning at 8, includes guest speaker Evelynn Hammonds, dean of the College and Rosenkrantz professor of the history of science and of African and African American studies. Loeb University Professor Laurence H. Tribe will receive the HGLC Veritas Award.


On Friday, June 4

The Alumnae & Friends of Radcliffe College ( holds an informal reception in the Radcliffe Gym, in conference room 112, at 2:30.


On Saturday, June 6

The Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs ( hold a reunion reception in Straus Hall Common Room at 2.

Harvardwood ( holds a reunion mixer at Tommy Doyle’s Irish Pub and Restaurant from 2 to 5.

The Harvard Veterans Alumni Organization ( holds a “meet and greet” at the Legal Seafoods Outdoor Bar at the Charles Hotel at 3.

The Harvard Humanist Alumni ( hold a reunion at Casablanca Café at 3.

The Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Alumni Networking Society ( convenes for a reunion in Sever Hall at 3.

The Harvard Black Alumni Society ( holds its annual reunion reception in Ticknor Lounge, in Boylston Hall, at 3.

The Harvard Jewish Alumni Network hosts a reception in Smith Hall, at Harvard Hillel, at 4.