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The SIGnboard

May-June 2013

The Harvard Alumni Association has approved more than 30 Shared Interest Groups (see Harvard Magazine invites SIGs to share their news here. (Send items to, using SIG in the “class year” line.)

Alumnae and Friends of Radcliffe

Join us for a reception/tea in the Radcliffe Gym on May 31, immediately after the Radcliffe Luncheon, to honor and hear from the Jane Rainie Opel Young Alumna Award recipient, Christin McConnell ’03. The former Peace Corps volunteer now consults for the World Bank on education impact evaluations in Malawi. For details, visit

Alumnae/i Network for Harvard Women

ANHW, established in February, aims to develop an intergenerational community of alumnae to increase and strengthen Harvard women’s presence, voice, and leadership within the Harvard community and beyond. Our SIG is open to alums of all Harvard programs and to faculty and staff. For information on our first Open House, on June 1, visit To join ANHW, e-mail, including your name, degree, year, and

Harvard Alumni Alliance for the Environment

HAAE ( welcomes all alumni and other members of the Harvard family interested in the environment. Members come from all fields and walks of life, environmental experts and novices both, sharing only Harvard roots and a concern for Earth’s future. Connect with friends and peers, learn about this important and emerging field, network with people engaged in it, and help to save our future! Join by e-mailing with “Join” in the subject line; volunteer or donate by e-mailing with “Volunteer” or “Donate” in the subject line.

Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance / South Asian Alumni Alliance

Attend our annual Spring Reunion Reception on June 1 (3-5 p.m.) in the Lowell House. Alumni from all classes are invited to meet old friends and make new connections through HAAAA and SAAA’s global networks. Refreshments served! Families welcome! Details at, or send questions to

Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus

HGLC and its partner groups host an Intercollegiate Mixer for Latin@ Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Trans Alumni in Manhattan on May 17. Friends, partners, and allies are welcome! RSVP at In Cambridge on May 29, 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 30, our annual dinner (at Lowell House; dinner at 7 p.m., program at 8 p.m.) honors Sheila Kuehl, J.D. ’78, the trailblazing former California legislator and first openly gay Overseer at Harvard. For details on the dinner, visit or contact Lano Williams at

Harvard Humanist Alumni

We are Harvard affiliates who value reason and compassion, seeking to live fulfilling, ethical lives without supernaturalism. Attend our May 5 panel discussion on “The Evolution of Cooperation and Compassion” (Harvard Hall, 6 p.m.) and join us for a Commencement week reception on June 1 (3-5 p.m.) at our community space, 12 Eliot St. Visit for details and updates.

Harvard Veterans Alumni Organization

HVAO ( will hold a Memorial Day Service of Remembrance on the Monday of Commencement week, May 27, in Memorial Church at 10 a.m. All members of the Harvard community are invited to honor the more than 1,200 men and women of Harvard who have died in the uniforms of our country.


Join the HAA, the Harvard Club of Southern California, and Harvardwood ( on May 20 in Los Angeles for the fourth annual Harvard Shorts Film competition. Enjoy short films and a discussion with student filmmakers led by Reischauer Institute Professor of cultural history Shigehisa Kuriyama. Contact for further details. During Commencement week, our Boston chapter welcomes all alumni to a Reunion Mixer on June 1 (3-5 p.m.). Programs planned by our New York City chapter include a May 16 discussion with Bartlett Sher, one of America’s finest and most versatile directors (Golden Boy, Awake and Sing, Light in the Piazza) and a June 20 talk by Gary Cooper’s daughter, Maria Cooper Janis. Visit for

Phillips Brooks House Association-Alumni

Join us for the PBHA-Alumni Reception during Commencement week on June 1 (3-5 p.m.) in the Parlor Room at the Phillips Brooks House. Come and gather across classes in the spirit of public service! Light refreshments and beverages will be available.

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