Volume 11, Issue 3 Undergraduate Program Newsletter
E-NEWSLETTER Monday, February 15, 2011 IN THIS ISSUE CALENDAR WANTED
CAREER SERVICES Monday, Feb. 28 OIP
Cri cal Thesis tles due, Undergraduate Program
BUREAU OF STUDY COUNSEL
Proposal mee ng for juniors wri ng a cri cal thesis, 4 p.m., BC 110
WOODBERRY POETRY ROOM
Tuesday, Mar. 1
EVENTS & INFO
Applica ons for Fall Study Abroad due, Oﬃce of Interna onal Programs ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
Monday, Mar. 7
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Daniel Albright — Barker 152 firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Writing Bret Johnston—Barker Center 067 email@example.com
STUDENT PUBLICATIONS The Harvard Advocate www.theharvardadvocate.com
Submissions for Student Publication Want to see your work published in a magazine that will be distributed to schools across the northeast? Submit your iction, non iction, poetry, and artwork to noumenonsubmis‐ firstname.lastname@example.org to have your work considered for Noumenon’s irst issue! The dead‐ line is March 1st. Noumenon is a student‐run intercollegiate literary magazine which exhibits the crea ve works of undergraduates from ins tu ons across the Northeast. The magazine is edited collabora vely by students at par cipa ng schools, with current editors hailing from Wil‐ liams College, Wesleyan University, Vassar College, and Skidmore College. Noumenon’s first issue, forthcoming in April, 2011, will be distributed on addi onal college campuses across the northeast.
The Harvard Book Review www.hcs.harvard.edu/~hbr/main
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The Harvard Crimson www.thecrimson.com The Journal of Medieval Studies www.hcs.harvard.edu/~hujms/ The Harvard Lampoon www.harvardlampoon.com The Gamut www.hcs.harvard.edu/~gamut
THE ADAPT TO FILM 2011 WRITING COMPETITION PHD, Graduate, and Under‐Graduate Students ‐ Here's Your Chance to Become a Develop‐ ment Execu ve and Win $750! The Task: This is an adapta on contest. Pick your favourite "Underlying Material" ‐ a nov‐ el, graphic novel, comic book, short story, novella, play, or other original piece of litera‐ ture ‐ wri en on or prior to 1960, which would make for a successful film adapta on. A film you want to see on the big screen. Inclusions and Restric ons: The author of the piece you select could be famous, or an unknown. The birthplace of the author is irrelevant. The piece could be of any genre, style, se ng, or form, but must have been published on or prior to 1960. Submission Materials:
Submission Informa on: All submissions should be sent no later than March 1, 2011 by email to adap firstname.lastname@example.org About the Compe on: Congratula ons to Ira Wells, winner of 2010 Adapt to Film who is currently co‐wri ng the roman c comedy The Golddigger in conjunc on with Sudden Storm Entertainment based on his submission. "Sudden Storm's Adapt to Film contest is a tremendous opportunity to get projects in mo on and work with the pros." ‐ Ira Wells * Please ensure that all applica ons include all your personal informa on and all documents are combined into one 2‐3 page PDF. Maxi‐ mum of 3 submissions per applicant.
WEDNESDAY 02.16.11 PRISE Round Table Discussion 3:00–4:00pm, OCS Seminar Room: 54 Dunster Street The Basics of Wri ng an Eﬀec ve Resume & Cover Le er 4:00–5:00pm, OCS Conference Room: 54 Dunster Street BLISS and PRIMO Informa on Mee ng 5:30–6:30pm, CGIS South, Room S020: 1730 Cambridge Street The Art (and Taste) of Leadership 5:30–6:30pm, Boylston Hall Sponsored by the Leadership Ins tute at Harvard College; co‐sponsored by the Oﬃce of Career Services. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer 6:00–7:00pm, OCS Conference Room: 54 Dunster Street THURSDAY 02.17.11 Job Search Bootcamp 4:00–5:00pm, OCS Reading Room: 54 Dunster Street FRIDAY 02.18.11 Clinical Volunteer Opportuni es Fair 4:00‐6:00pm, OCS
Meet representa ves from organiza ons oﬀering term‐ me clinical volunteer opportuni es in the Boston area. Par cipants include local hospitals, community health centers, Harvard groups and programs, AND MORE.
Co‐sponsored by: Harvard Oﬃce of Career Services
QUICK LINKS Harvard
OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
Deadlines to Apply for Harvard Degree Credit for Study Abroad: Fall Study Abroad • March 1 for approved programs Summer Study Abroad • February 18 is the deadline for summer grants—students applying for grants to support non‐Harvard Summer School Programs should apply for credit by this deadline! • April 1 for pe ons (for approval of a new program) • April 15 for approved programs SUMMER FUNDING DEADLINE Friday, Feb 18, 2011 February 18 is the deadline for the majority of summer grants that sup‐ port study abroad during the summer; other grants with diﬀerent dead‐
BUREAU OF STUDY COUNSEL
Perfec onism: A Double‐Edged Sword with Jennifer Page One session: Friday, February 18, 1:00‐2:30 p.m. Many students struggle with the fine line between striving for excellence vs. suﬀering from perfec onism. Through discussion and prac cal exercises, this workshop helps students begin to dis nguish mo va on for healthy achievement from perfec onism and overcome some of the pi alls of perfec onism. To register, please email Jennifer Page (email@example.com). Time Management Workshop with Claire Shindler One session: Friday, February 25, 1:00‐2:30 p.m. Through exercises and discussion, this workshop oﬀers students an opportunity to build and develop me management strategies and to work towards understanding the priori es in their lives in order to make me for what is important to them. To register, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Maximizing Your Approach to Learning with Jennifer Page and Claire Shindler
UPCOMING EVENTS ‘Tis the season of tobogganing into know and hauling our sleds back up to the unknown again. ‘Tis the season of roots gripping down and beginning to awaken. And, tomorrow, ‘ s the beginning of the 2011 public programming season at the Woodberry Poetry Room. The Woodberry Poetry Room’s 80th Anniversary season will feature readings, workshops, conversa ons & seminars with John Ashbery, Steve Burt, Geri Doran, Chris an Hawkey, Brian Henry, Paul LeGault, Ron Padge , Kris n Prevallet, Don Share, Jean Valen ne, Helen Vendler, Keith & Rosmarie Waldrop, Monica Youn and many more. This spring we are also launching the Omniglot Series (co‐sponsored by Zoland Poetry and the Harvard Review), which provides crea ve writers and translators of all levels and languages with an opportuni‐ ty to explore the imagina ve and humanist lessons gained from transla on. For weekly updates, join our listserv by sending an email to email@example.com and you can be assured of our friendship by vis‐ i ng us on Facebook. For an almost comprehensive Calendar of Events, visit the HCL Events website at: h p://hcl.harvard.edu/info/ exhibi ons/#poetry_room_events. Tuesday, February 15, 5:00pm WPR WORKS‐IN‐PROGRESS: Rituals for a Religion Never Invented Kythe Heller Poet and mul media ar st Kythe Heller explores art‐making as a re‐orienta on of the consciousness: In what ways can our wri ngs be‐ come sites of resistance, sites of evolu on, parts of an array of realizing new social and ecological experiments and rela onships through radical re‐narra on? The seminar will feature interac ve wri ng exercises with the audience. Woodberry Poetry Room, Lamont Library, Rm. 330 Free and open to the public. Tuesday, February 22, 6:00PM THE POET’S VOICE: Jean Valen ne and Geri Doran Join us for our inaugural 80th anniversary Poetry Room event: A reading by Na onal Book Award‐winner Jean Valen ne (whose first Harvard recording took place in 1965) and Geri Doran (the award‐winning author of Resin). A book‐signing and recep on will follow. Edison‐Newman Room, Houghton Library Free and open to the public. Thursday, February 24 WPR RECORDING SESSION: Chris an Hawkey (3:00‐3:30pm) TRANSLATION AS MUSE: Paul LeGault & Chris an Hawkey (5:00pm) In advance of our first Omniglot seminar, Chris an Hawkey will record excerpts from his hybrid text, Ventrakl, an experimental commun‐ ion with the work of Georg Trakl. A endees are welcome to stay for the 5:00pm seminar and workshop, “Transla on as Muse.” “Transla on as Muse” will feature Chris an Hawkey and Paul Legault (author of The Madeleine Poems and co‐founder of Telephone, a journal of transla on) in an explora on of the increasing convergence of crea ve wri ng and transla on in contemporary American po‐ e cs: the way that transla on theory has fueled poe c praxis and the wide array of idiosyncra c, boundary‐pushing processes and struc‐ tures that are emerging as the two fields intersect. The seminar will feature interac ve wri ng exercises with the audience.
EVENTS & INFO ON‐CAMPUS EVENTS Presented by the Department of English The Morris Gray Lecture by Mark Ford Monday, March 7th at 6:00 pm SEVER HALL ROOM 113 Mark Ford was born in 1962 in Nairobi, Kenya. He went to school in London. He has a BA and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. In the academic year 1983‐84 he was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University and from 1991 to 1993 a Visi ng Lecturer at the Universi‐ ty of Kyoto in Japan. While a graduate at Oxford he was an editor of the magazine Oxford Poetry. He has published two collec ons of poetry, Landlocked (1991) and So Si (2001), as well as a biography of the French writer Raymond Roussel, and a collec on of es‐ says, A Dri wood Altar. He is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books. He has been a judge of the Na onal Poetry Prize and a member of the board of the Poetry Book Society. He has given numerous lectures and poetry readings at literary fes vals and universi es in Britain, America, and Japan. Mark Ford has published widely on nineteenth‐ and twen‐ eth‐century Bri sh and recently published edi ons of the poetry of John Ashbery and Frank O'Hara.
Due to last years success our need for solid writer's is growing. I am sharing one of our jobs with you in the hopes you may know one or a couple students (current or past) that might be interested in wri ng for us. We would love to hear from anyone you would recommend. For a complete list of all of our wri ng gigs please check out our careers page: h p://www.shmoop.com/public/jobs/ For more informa on, contact: Paul Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org www.shmoop.com 805‐490‐1020 Lets Get Ready.org Is currently looking to hire a Site Director for their Harvard‐Lesley program. This posi on is a part‐ me paid posi on for current college students from January to May. They will be responsible for running the Harvard‐Lesley program, including recrui ng Coaches and high school students. For more informa on, contact: Trisha Mah Program Manager Let's Get Ready 89 South Street, Suite LL01 Boston, MA 02111 Phone: 617.345.0082 Fax: 617.439.0701 www.LetsGetReady.org College Prowler.com My name is Megan McLachlan, and I'm an associate editor at College Prowler (www.collegeprowler.com), the leading source of college guidebooks wri en by students for students. I am wri ng to you because we are currently looking for new contribu ng authors to write college review guides on their schools. I was hoping you could pass on my informa on to any interested Harvard University students. Here's a link to the project descrip on:h p://collegeprowler.com/ careers/contribu ngAuthor.aspx. To tell you a li le about our company, College Prowler has published more than 265 student‐wri en, individual guidebooks on schools across the country since our start in 2002. Our guidebooks can be found in Barnes & Noble, Borders, and college bookstores na onwide. Recently, we have transi oned all of the content from printed guidebooks to our Web site and have made it available to users for free. Every month, more than 500,000 unique visitors come to check out the 8,576 pages of school content on our site. In the past, College Prowler has received coverage in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, The Boston Globe, Reader’s Digest, Entrepreneur Magazine, BusinessWeek, and many others. This would be a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing any form of wri ng or a communica ons degree. If students are interested in applying, they should send me an e‐mail (email@example.com) with "Harvard University" in the subject line, a copy of their resume, as well as a wri ng sample of their choice. Thank you for your me, and I hope to hear back from some enthusias c Harvard students! Megan McLachlan ‐ College Prowler ‐ Associate Editor firstname.lastname@example.org P:412.697.1395 ‐ F:412.697.1396 5001 Baum Blvd. | Suite 750 | Pi sburgh, PA 15213
Announcing two new summer residen al research programs for Harvard undergraduates On behalf of Dean Evelynn Hammonds, Dean Jay Harris, Dean of Social Sciences Peter Marsden, and Senior Associate Dean for Planning and University Aﬀairs at HBS Mihir Desai, I am pleased and excited to write to you about two new 10‐week summer residen al programs available to Harvard undergraduates inter‐ ested in a forma ve, substan ve social science or business research experience. These programs, modeled in part on the popular Harvard College Program for Research in Science and Engineering (PRISE), include a 10‐week intensive research program with selected faculty hosts, housing and weekday meals in a Harvard residen al facility, and programming administered by the Oﬃce for Undergraduate Research Ini a ves. These two new programs have been chris‐ tened as follows: The Harvard College Behavioral Laboratory in the Social Sciences (BLISS): Designed in conjunc on with the Oﬃce of the Dean of Social Sciences, BLISS oﬀers applicants the opportunity to choose one of nine projects that span across social science disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Graduate School of Educa on, and the Harvard Medical School.
The HBS/Harvard College Program for Research in Markets and Organiza ons (PRIMO): PRIMO is a first‐ever eﬀort by the Harvard Business School to ins tu onally formalize programming for intensive research experience aimed at Harvard College students. Applicants may select among an array of nineteen diﬀerent projects working directly with HBS faculty on topics ranging from business strategy to social media. Both PRIMO and BLISS intend to a ract applicants who not only seek experience to conduct research on selected social science or business research projects with Harvard faculty, but also who are interested in the development of an engaging, ac ve community of research scholars. These programs are characterized by their diversity broadly defined, including gender, ethnicity, class year, concentra on, and levels of academic experience. This pilot cycle likely will be extremely compe ve, oﬀering admission to approximately 35 fellows total in both programs. While nominal prerequisites may be applied to specific projects, the basic eligibility criterion for both programs is to be a con nuing student of good standing (rising sophomore, junior, or senior) in the College. Informa on session (February 16) have been scheduled for students interested in learning about programma c details and applying. More informa on, applica on materi‐ als, FAQs, and introductory mee ng specifics are available at the Oﬃce for Undergraduate Research Ini a ves web site, h p://undergrad‐research.harvard.edu . (PRIMO informa on also may be accessed directly from h p://www.hbs.edu/research/primo/ .) The deadline to apply for BLISS or PRIMO is Monday, February 28, 2011. Ques ons may be directed to my oﬃce at email@example.com, or to me personally (firstname.lastname@example.org). Gregory A. Llacer Director, Harvard College Oﬃce for Undergraduate Research Ini a ves Director, Harvard College Program for Research in Science and Engineering (PRISE) OCS | 54 Dunster Street, Room 303 | Cambridge, MA 02138 | 617.384.799 ONEHEARTSOURCE is a student‐led volunteer opportunity in Tanzania, Africa. Right now, it is es mated 25 million children are orphaned by AIDS. Tanzania alone is home to more than 2.4 million orphans, 1.1 million of whom have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. You can help turn this reality around. Volunteer with One Heart Source, the first academic‐intensive orphanage in Africa for children made vulnerable by the AIDS epidemic. Gain interna onal experience working in Tanzania, learn Swahili, involve yourself in development & aid, global health, childhood educa on, and much more! One Heart Source oﬀers a variety of 4 to 8 week volunteer programs in Summer and Fall. Below are the range of dates for programs; check out the website for specific dates! SUMMER 2011: Programs ranging from May 23 ‐ September 17 FALL 2011: October 3 ‐ November 25 *Teach HIV/AIDS awareness/educa on, community health, and literacy at local schools as well as in the community. *Act as a mentor to children living in local orphanages through planning and implemen ng tutoring and a er‐school ac vi es. *Work on community development projects such as health teachings at local hangouts, community agriculture ini a ves, and school restora on and beau fica on. *Live in a homestay with a Tanzanian family and become an integrated member of the community. *Work with a dynamic team of interna onal volunteers. We are ac ve members of humanity who refuse to believe in any explana on that validates the current reality in which millions of children do not have the basic right of LIFE. If you believe in a be er way, now is the me to stand up and be the change you wish to see in the world. Join us in enac ng las ng, posi ve social change! Deadlines: ‐Summer and Fall program applica ons due: February 9th Apply now! For more informa on and to download the program applica on, please visit: www.oneheartsource.org/volunteer! ONEHEARTSOURCE is a non‐profit organiza on dedicated to promo ng the growth, development, and well‐being of abandoned children and AIDS orphans worldwide. A Home. A Heart. A Hand. www.oneheartsource.org
Summer teaching opportunity in Seoul, South Korea FLEX College Prep, the Bay Area’s leading educa onal consul ng firm, has partnered with Chosun Daily, Korea’s most influen al media corpora on (Korea’s equivalent of the New York Times) to hold summer SAT classes in Seoul. Imagine if you were to open an educa onal consul ng business in Manha an and The Times was your media partner – well, this is bigger. FLEX is seeking tutors with strong academic backgrounds in the humani es, par cularly English, to teach the following classes: SAT Cri cal Reading & Wri ng Analy cal Reading Skills: How To Read the New York Times. Book Reading & Discussion Clubs Persuasive Essay Wri ng PROGRAM DETAILS Dates: June 6 – August 27 or June 20 – August 27 Loca on: Han Yang University in Seoul
Students: High achieving students seeking to a end US Colleges Pay: $30‐40/hr, commensurate to experience Other info: Travel and lodging are paid for. Teaching is 30‐40 hours/week. Applica on deadline: February 15, 2011 To apply for the posi on, please send a cover le er and resume to: ma @flexcollegeprep.com. Rhode Island Teaching Fellows is now accep ng applica ons Through *Rhode Island Teaching Fellows*, students who will have at least a BA in their field by June 2011 can apply to become a trained and cer fied teacher in one of RI’s high‐need schools. *Note* – educa on coursework is *not* required to apply. Rhode Island Teaching Fellows is an alterna ve path to cer fica on for individuals who want to make a diﬀerence. Fellows in the 2011 Cohort will be instrumental in raising student achievement in Rhode Island’s urban schools. Candidates to this selec ve program must have strong content knowledge in math, science or English and a commitment to working with children in underserved communi es. No educa on coursework is necessary. Teaching Fellows will teach secondary math, science, and special educa on. *What are the benefits of being a Rhode Island Teaching Fellow?* ▪ Intensive pre‐service *Summer Training Ins tute*, to begin in June 2011 ▪ Eligible to *begin teaching full‐ me *in fall 2011 and receive a regular salary and full benefits ▪ Par cipate in a high‐quality and streamlined *cer fica on program*during first year of teaching ▪ Become part of an *outstanding network of educators *dedicated to closing RI’s achievement gap *What are the eligibility requirements?* ▪ Bachelor’s degree in a field related to math, science or English conferred by June 2011 ▪ Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA ▪ Legal authoriza on to work in the United States ▪ Must not be fully‐cer fied as a teacher *How do I apply?* ▪ Visit www.RhodeIslandTeachingFellows.org<h p://www.rhodeislandteachingfellows.org/>to check your eligibility and apply online ▪ Review our website for program details, profiles of current Fellows and upcoming info sessions
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT Morgenstern, 2006 A er gradua ng from Harvard with my English degree, I went to Stanford Law School, where I studied labor law and social jus ce issues. I now prac ce labor and employment law in San Francisco. I write a lot as a lawyer, so my English degree certainly comes in handy. In fact, I frequently think about emailing Professor Donoghue to ask him why we follow a certain gramma cal or stylis c conven on, and to ask his blessing to ignore it in my wri ng. To
WRITINGS BY FACULTY The Drama of Ideas Platonic Provoca ons in Theater and Philosophy Professor Mar n Puchner Most philosophy has rejected the theater, denouncing it as a place of illusion or moral decay; the theater in turn has rejected philosophy, insis ng that drama deals in ac ons, not ideas. Challenging both views, The Dra‐ ma of Ideas shows that theater and philosophy have been crucially intertwined from the start.
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