Provost to hold office hours for students
Provost Albert Carnesale will hold office hours for students on a first-come, first-served basis in his Massachusetts Hall office on Monday, May 19, from 4 to 5 p.m.
Environmental committee urges recycling at move-out time
Harvard students dispose of about 63 truckloads, or 630 tons, of trash at move-out time.
The Environmental Action Committee urges students to "green" their move out: give away or sell unwanted furniture, appliances, carpets, etc.; recycle all papers, books, notebooks, cardboard, cans, bottles, and jars; and donate clothing, backpacks, and leather items in clear plastic bags at recycling stations.
For information, call the Recycling Hotline at 495-3042.
Understanding the work culture of medicine is lecture topic
The way in which people working in medicine discover "the rules of their systems" is the topic of a lecture by Edward Hundert, associate dean for student affairs and associate professor of psychiatry. The talk, "The Process of Professionalization in Medical Education: The Role of the Informal Curriculum," will take place on Thursday, May 22, 2-3 p.m., in the Cannon Room, Building C, Medical School. The program, which will be of interest to students, faculty, residents, postdoctoral fellows, and staff, is sponsored by the Faculty Development and Diversity office at the Medical School.
Donation of books helps establish German library
The 5,000-book personal library of the late Frank Freidel Jr., Charles Warren Professor of American History Emeritus, was donated to the University of Leipzig this week, establishing the Frank Freidel Library for American Studies.
On hand for the dedication of the library was Bernard Bailyn, Adams University Professor Emeritus, who spoke at the event.
Freidel, who was a biographer of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, began teaching at the University in 1954 and died in 1993.
Enrollment, Meetings Ongoing for Group Long-Term Care Insurance Plan
The initial enrollment period for Harvard's new group long-term care insurance plan is under way through the end of May. Benefits-eligible faculty, staff and retirees as well as their spouses, qualified domestic partners and some family members may apply for this benefit. During the initial enrollment period (May 1997), active faculty and staff are guaranteed acceptance into the plan without proof of good health. Guaranteed acceptance also applies to those who are retiring this year, so long as they remain active through June 30. All others, including retirees, must provide proof of good health to be accepted into the plan. Enrollment packets must be requested by calling John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance, the plan underwriter, at (800) 928-4260.
Those who want more information about Harvard's long-term care insurance are invited to attend a presentation about the plan: May 15 (today), presentations: noon-2 p.m. and 2-4 p.m., Gutman Conference Center, Gutman Library; May 20, noon-2 p.m., Countway Library, Harvard Medical Area; or May 21, 5:15-7:15 p.m., Harvard Faculty Club.
In addition, a representative from John Hancock is available throughout May, on Mondays in Holyoke Center, Room 664, and on Tuesdays in the Medical Area at 641 Huntington Ave., Room 403 (fourth floor walk-up) to answer individual questions and concerns about this plan. To make an appointment, call John Hancock at (800) 928-4260. Walk-ins are also welcome.
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