The SIGnboard

The harvard alumni association has approved more than 30 Shared Interest Groups; a complete list appears at Harvard Magazine invites SIGs to share news of their activities in this space. (Send items to [email protected], using SIG in the “class year” line.)

Harvard Arab Alumni Association

HAAA holds its seventh annual Arab World Conference in Abu Dhabi on April 12, on “Making Sense of the Changes: Challenges and Opportunities for the Arab World.” For more details, log on to

Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus

Events include a Gayme Night in Dallas on March 2 (7 to 10 p.m.) for LGBT alumni of the Ivy League and Seven Sisters, with drinks, gourmet pizza, and games (Taboo, Guesstures, or bring your own). For details, and to RSVP (requested), e-mail [email protected]. New York City features an Intercollegiate LGBT Alumni Winter Dinner on March 14 (6:30 to 9 p.m.) at People Lounge, 163 Allen Street. To learn more, prepay, or RSVP, visit Also in Manhattan, on March 30: the fourth annual LBT Women’s Mixer (All-Ivy and Friends) at the Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Ave. (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.). RSVPs mandatory; visit for details.

Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Alumni Networking Society

HRSFANS announces its twelfth annual Vericon, a science-fiction and gaming convention, on March 16-18 in Sever Hall—with costumes, anime, webcomics panels, games, and more, including guest of honor Vernor Vinge, author of A Fire Upon the Deep, Children of the Sky, and many other works. For details, visit

Harvard Veterans Alumni Organization

HVAO invites members and friends to a BEER CALL at Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square on April 25 (5 to 7 p.m.). Have a beer (on us) and conversations with the outstanding Iraq-Afghanistan veterans studying in the University’s graduate schools. E-mail questions to [email protected].


Join Harvardwood New York on March 14 for wine, cheese, hors d’oeuvres, and our Jazz Series, with the Harry Allen Quartet—“gorgeous, soulful, romantic playing” favored by Tony Bennett, James Taylor, and Sheryl Crow. Visit for details.

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