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Shared Interest Group happenings in May and June

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, using SIG in the “class year” line.)

Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance and South Asian Alumni Alliance

Come to our annual reunion reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, in the Lowell House Junior Common Room. Alumni from all classes are invited to meet old friends and make new connections through HAAAA and SAAA’s global networks of thousands of alumni. Refreshments will be served and families are welcome! Our hosts are Srinivas Ayyagari ’02, Marilee Chang ’87, Pang-Mei Natasha Chang ’87, Avik Chatterjee ’02, Pauline Chen ’87, Denley Chew ’87, Miliann Kang ’87, Ann Kim ’87, Dennie Kim ’07, Nancy Kim ’97, Pauline Lin ’87, Mynette Louie ’97, Kay Lee ’07, Vinod Nambudiri ’05, M.D. ’09, Ed Park ’97, and Helen Park ’87. For more information, contact Reunion@HAAAA.Net or visit HAAAA.Net.

Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus

On Wednesday, May 23, HGLC welcomes all LGBT reunioners and their friends to our Early Bird LGBT Reunion at John Harvard’s Pub (4-6 p.m.). On Thursday, May 24, our annual dinner (at Lowell House; reception in the courtyard at 5 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., program at 8 p.m.) honors Frank Rich ’71, one of the LGBT community’s most outspoken straight allies. The dinner is $65 per person or guest, $35 for the family members of 2012 graduates, full-time students, and low-income attendees, and free for graduating seniors and other final-degree recipients. For details, visit or contact Lano Williams at

Harvard Humanist Alumni

We offer a community of Harvard affiliates who try to live fulfilling and productive lives without superstition or religion. Our reunion reception is Saturday, May 26, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the chaplaincy space at 12 Eliot Street (third floor). All reunion classes through the twenty-fifth should still be in Cambridge, so we hope for a lively group. Let us know if your reunion ends on Thursday, May 24. If there is interest, we will also plan a small get-together after the official Commencement festivities that afternoon. We are also looking into a reception to welcome graduating seniors to the HAA family, to be held during Senior Week because most seniors will have left by May 26. Find details at


In New York City on Thursday, April 26, you can g0 backstage at The Simpsons as Emmy winner Mike Reiss ’81 shares stories and anecdotes from his 21 years of work on the show. Visit for more details on these events.

Our annual reunion event is back! Join fellow Harvardwood members for drinks, food, and memories at Tommy Doyle’s on May 26 from 3 to 5 p.m. Visit to register.

And in Los Angeles this May, the Harvardwood Seminar Series presents “Adventures in Casting with Craig Campobasso!” To learn more about the ins and outs of Hollywood from a veteran casting director, register at

Phillips Brooks House Association-Alumni

This year’s PBHA-Alumni reception takes place on Saturday, May 26, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Parlor Room at the Phillips Brooks House. Come gather across classes in the spirit of public service! Light refreshments and beverages will be available. PBHA-Alumni exists to foster relations among the alumni/ae of PBHA; support the ongoing work of PBHA programs and student volunteers; facilitate opportunities for continued public service; and promote the interests of PBHA at Harvard and beyond. Contact with questions. We hope to see you there!

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