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It is now possible to join the Club or to make a contribution by credit card, using our secure website and PayPal.  Alumni of Harvard College, Harvard graduate schools, current students, and parents of current/former students are invited to join the club.

The mission of the Club:

Serve to extend knowledge of the aims and achievements of Harvard University;

Foster a spirit of community among graduates and former students of the University and their families through the sponsorship of educational and cultural activities;

Represent and promote the interests of Harvard on Long Island;

Promote and encourage communication between Harvard and its alumni/ae who reside on Long Island.

The club serves this mission

by offering...

A variety of programs -- cultural, topical, entertaining -- about a dozen per year. Note the events listings -- seeing location and RSVP requires registration.

An alumni interview for every Long Island applicant to Harvard College. Alumni/ae of the College who would like to interview should contact the Schools and Scholarship Committee. If you would like to make a contribution to support operations, do so here.

Annual Distinguished Teacher Awards to Long Island's best secondary school teachers. If you would like to make a contribution, do so here.

A Summer Community Service Fellowship for a Harvard undergraduate on Long Island. For background information, please read this link to the Phillips Brooks House Association. Registered members can read about the Club's program here.

Support to the three scholarship funds designated for Long Island undergraduates on financial aid at Harvard: the Kaltenborn, the Boyd, and the Hughes funds. If you would like to make a contribution or learn more, do so here.

Annual workshops for Long Island guidance counselors on college admissions. Counselors interested in learning more should contact the Schools and Scholarship Committee.

Support to Early Awareness programs which encourage college aspirations among students and their families who might not otherwise consider higher education. Those interested in learning more should contact the Schools and Scholarship Committee.

Membership in the Club

As determined by Article III of the Club by-laws, membership is open to...

Any person who has completed one semester at Harvard University or Radcliffe College as a student or as an instructor, or who has received an honorary degree from Harvard or Radcliffe shall be eligible. Spouses of persons who at some time had, or were entitled to, membership shall also be eligible for membership. Parents of current or former students shall also be eligible for membership and will remain eligible upon graduation of their children. Honorary members may be appointed by the Board of Directors.

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Upcoming Events

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10/16/2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 AM
Old Westbury Gardens
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Club News

9/24/2016

The Harvardwood Heroes grant program spotlights and supports Harvard students, alumni, faculty, and staff who have made an exceptional contribution to their local communities. These Heroes exemplify the mission of Harvardwood by demonstrating the power and purpose of the arts, media, and entertainment. Any Harvard alum can apply for a Harvardwood Heroes grant—you do not have to be a Harvardwood member. We will award $500 grants to four applicants who have demonstrated a distinguished level read more »

7/30/2016

Dear Harvard Alumni of Long Island, We’d like to invite you to join our growing community of Harvard alumni interested in the field of education. By joining, you will begin receiving our quarterly newsletter, be notified of upcoming global and local events, and be informed about other exciting opportunities related to education. You can join the SIG here: http://www.harvardaed.org/join-us/. Founded in October 2015, HAEd is one of the newest HAA Shared Interest Groups (SIGs), and read more »

11/23/2015

Today, more than 4,000 people, including over 200 children, lost their lives to the killer disease of tuberculosis: many, after suffering and fighting for months, many, after already losing friends, parents, and loved ones, many, without ever having a real chance at life’s joys and opportunities. The greatest tragedy is that all of their deaths could have been prevented. Nobody should have died. TB has been curable and preventable since 1947, yet every 22 seconds, read more »
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Harvard News

Harvard Gazette

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Seven from Harvard named HHMI Faculty Scholars
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:33:12 +0000

Seven Harvard scientists have won the support of a new funding initiative by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation, and the Gates Foundation.
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A generous vision for Harvard Art Museums
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:24:24 +0000

Prior to arriving on campus as Harvard Art Museums director, Martha Tedeschi was the deputy director for art and research at the Art Institute of Chicago. She recently spoke with the Gazette about her new role.
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Mixed messages
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:55:27 +0000

“The Art of Discovery,” an exhibit in Radcliffe’s Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, includes work by 13 current fellows.
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Unhand that comma!
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:26:53 +0000

Harvard wordsmiths Jill Abramson and Steven Pinker answered questions from the Gazette to mark National Punctuation Day.
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Debating the debates
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:14:40 +0000

On the eve of the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Harvard analysts discuss whether presidential debates offer citizens civic value anymore and how to improve them as the nation navigates its political differences.
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Giving weight too much weight
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:20:23 +0000

Programs to combat obesity may be aggravating eating disorders and undermining their severity, said experts during a panel discussion hosted by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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Confronting campus issues from the stage
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:20:38 +0000

The Bok Center Players specialize in thought-provoking theater examining race, gender, and identity.
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Teaching computers to identify odors
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:45:48 +0000

Using a machine-learning algorithm, researchers were able to “train” a computer to recognize the neural patterns associated with various scents, and identify whether specific odors were present in a mix of smells.
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Professor offers basics of bioethics and the law in 90 minutes
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:10:56 +0000

Law Professor Glenn Cohen led an interactive one-night class at the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston that focused on the complicated questions surrounding the legal, medical, and ethical aspects of bioethics.
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An imaginative leap into real-life horror
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:26:34 +0000

Colson Whitehead ’91, author of the acclaimed novel “The Underground Railroad,” talks about Harvard, writing, and slavery.

Athletics

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Women’s Soccer Opens Ivy Play with 1-0 Victory Over Penn
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Kicking off its Ivy slate away from Jordan Field, Harvard women’s soccer triumphed over Penn in shutout fashion, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon at Adams Field. Harvard improved to 6-3 overall, and 1-0 in Ivy play, while Penn fell to 4-2-1 with a 0-1 start to the conference schedule.
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Second Half Goals Send Men’s Soccer Past Iona, 2-1
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Netting a pair of goals over the final 10 minutes, Harvard men’s soccer topped Iona, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Mazzella Field. Harvard improved to 3-3-1 with the result, while Iona dropped to 1-7.
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Women’s Rugby Rolls Against Brown, 45-15
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The Harvard women’s rugby team rolled to a 45-15 victory over Brown in the inaugural game held at Roberto A. Mignone Field. The Crimson moved to 3-0 on the season, marking the best start since the inception of the program in 2013.
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Women's Volleyball Sweeps Dartmouth to Open Ivy Slate
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The Harvard women’s volleyball team kicked off Ivy League play on Friday night with a 3-0 sweep at Dartmouth.

Science / Health

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Giving weight too much weight
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:20:23 +0000

Programs to combat obesity may be aggravating eating disorders and undermining their severity, said experts during a panel discussion hosted by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Photo
Teaching computers to identify odors
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:45:48 +0000

Using a machine-learning algorithm, researchers were able to “train” a computer to recognize the neural patterns associated with various scents, and identify whether specific odors were present in a mix of smells.
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Why lose the headphone jack?
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:39:10 +0000

Harvard Engineering Professor Woodward Yang discusses Apple’s decision to get rid of the headphone jack.
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At the Arboretum, a scientific swerve
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:00:57 +0000

A new species of truffle fungus, related to the delicacy prized in Southern Europe, was found at the Arboretum by an undergrad researcher.
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Strong case for seagrass
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:00:20 +0000

New findings on seagrass reinforce the need to direct research where biodiversity is most at risk, says Harvard Herbaria fellow Barnabas Daru.

Arts / Culture

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A generous vision for Harvard Art Museums
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:24:24 +0000

Prior to arriving on campus as Harvard Art Museums director, Martha Tedeschi was the deputy director for art and research at the Art Institute of Chicago. She recently spoke with the Gazette about her new role.
Photo
Mixed messages
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:55:27 +0000

“The Art of Discovery,” an exhibit in Radcliffe’s Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, includes work by 13 current fellows.
Photo
Unhand that comma!
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:26:53 +0000

Harvard wordsmiths Jill Abramson and Steven Pinker answered questions from the Gazette to mark National Punctuation Day.
Photo
Confronting campus issues from the stage
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:20:38 +0000

The Bok Center Players specialize in thought-provoking theater examining race, gender, and identity.
Photo
An imaginative leap into real-life horror
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:26:34 +0000

Colson Whitehead ’91, author of the acclaimed novel “The Underground Railroad,” talks about Harvard, writing, and slavery.