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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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12/10/2016
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
New York Botanical 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 »
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Harvard News

Harvard Gazette

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How power of positive thinking works
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:00:09 +0000

A Harvard study shows that although an optimistic outlook may help women live longer, one other possibility is that higher optimism directly impacts our biological systems.
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When journalism meets religion
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:21:53 +0000

Harvard Divinity School is hosting a symposium for journalists, designed to give them a more nuanced view of religions to prevent bigotry and prejudice.
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The story of Edwin Land
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:00:57 +0000

The Baker Library has mounted a show chronicling the history of the Polaroid Corp. and the career of its avant-garde founder, Edwin H. Land.
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Fresh ways to fight cancer
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:17:35 +0000

Cancer patients have new weapons on their side, provided by targeted drug therapy and, more recently, immune therapy. Now, the recent discovery of large numbers of noncoding RNA that are active in disease provides a new opportunity to both understand and fight cancer, according to Pier Paolo Pandolfi, professor at Harvard Medical School and director of the Cancer Center and Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
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What it takes to make the Harvard choir
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:00:48 +0000

“The Chorus Line” documents the process of auditioning for the Harvard University Choir. Those chosen will perform two concerts in December.
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Out of ‘the wolf’s mouth’
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:31:51 +0000

Cuban writer and journalist Jorge Olivera is a dissident who was sentenced to prison and eventually released on humanitarian grounds. He’s now a Scholar at Risk hosted by Harvard’s Department of Comparative Literature.
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Opening doors, defining dreams
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:00:55 +0000

Last year’s Presidential Public Service Fellows spent a summer answering Drew Faust’s questions “What is your responsibility to others? What values guide your work?”
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Geneticist Stephen J. Elledge wins Breakthrough Prize
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:16:39 +0000

Harvard Medical School geneticist Stephen Elledge won the 2017 Breakthrough Prize for unraveling the mechanism by which cells sense DNA damage and initiate self-repair.
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Planting the seeds of STEM
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:12:21 +0000

Harvard students from the Digital Literacy Project (DLP) are providing computer science curricula to seven local middle schools this year. The DLP outreach model is unusual because lessons are presented during the school day.
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Can happiness lead toward health?
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:09:30 +0000

A new Harvard center on health and happiness had its academic coming-out party Friday, hosting a daylong symposium that highlighted what science does and doesn’t say about the interaction of health and happiness, and identifying pathways where investigators should probe next.

Athletics

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No. 5 Men’s Squash Downs No. 8 Dartmouth, 8-1
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The No. 5 Harvard men’s squash team opened the 2016-17 season with an 8-1 victory over No. 8 Dartmouth in Ivy League action on Wednesday afternoon. The Crimson swept all three games from the No. 2 to No. 6 positions.
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No. 1 Women’s Squash Rolls Against No. 9 Dartmouth, 9-0
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The No. 1 Harvard women’s squash team kicked off its national title defense with a 9-0 win against Dartmouth in Ivy League play on Wednesday afternoon. The Crimson didn’t lose a single game as every player recorded a clean sweep.
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Week 13 Update: Crimson in the NFL
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

At the end of week 13, the Harvard football team has nine former players on NFL active rosters and one on the practice squads. Check out an update of the Crimson standouts through Dec. 4.

Science / Health

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How power of positive thinking works
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:00:09 +0000

A Harvard study shows that although an optimistic outlook may help women live longer, one other possibility is that higher optimism directly impacts our biological systems.
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Fresh ways to fight cancer
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:17:35 +0000

Cancer patients have new weapons on their side, provided by targeted drug therapy and, more recently, immune therapy. Now, the recent discovery of large numbers of noncoding RNA that are active in disease provides a new opportunity to both understand and fight cancer, according to Pier Paolo Pandolfi, professor at Harvard Medical School and director of the Cancer Center and Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
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Can happiness lead toward health?
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:09:30 +0000

A new Harvard center on health and happiness had its academic coming-out party Friday, hosting a daylong symposium that highlighted what science does and doesn’t say about the interaction of health and happiness, and identifying pathways where investigators should probe next.
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Hunger for change
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:41:15 +0000

A panel sponsored by the Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Union of Concerned Scientists brought food luminaries to talk about the need for a national food policy.
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How Zika infects the growing brain
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:00:53 +0000

Studies have suggested that the Zika virus enters neural progenitor cells by grabbing onto a specific protein called AXL on the cell surface. Now, scientists at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and Novartis have shown that this is not the only route of infection. The scientists demonstrated that Zika infected neural progenitor cells even when the cells did not produce the AXL protein.

Arts / Culture

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Stewarding arts philanthropy
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:19:24 +0000

New Dumbarton Oaks humanities fellowship mixes study and career preparation.
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Blackest black
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:00:39 +0000

A sample of Vantablack, as dark as dark can get according to its maker, is now part of the pigments collection at Harvard Art Museums.
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Three chords and some Kierkegaard
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:48:34 +0000

A profile of College student and pop-rocker Brynn Elliott, whose scholarship in philosophy informs her songwriting.
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What a freshman sees
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:17:50 +0000

For College student Jasper Johnston ’20, discovering Harvard is a shared experience through Instagram.
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Radcliffe exhibit turns touch into sight
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:48:28 +0000

“Calm. Smoke rises vertically” at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study’s Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery is designed for the blind and hearing-impaired, but gives the sighted a unique experience as well.