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Alumni of Harvard College, Harvard graduate schools, current students, and parents of current/former students are invited to join the Club. You may also make a contribution by credit card, using our secure website and PayPal.

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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Club News

1/8/2017

Greetings to All, One of my paintings in the Holiday Show at Ille Arts sold, but there are two remaining. This is quite a comprehensive exhibition of East End artists' works and I hope you’ll get a chance to stop by and take a look. The show is extended through January 31st. The gallery is at 171 Main Street, Amagansett, NY. Hours are Thursday through Monday 12:00 - 6:00 pm. See www.illearts.com Happy New Year! read more »

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 Gazette

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McCarthy urges scientists to raise their voices on climate change
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:55:32 +0000

Speaking at a Climate Week symposium, former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy urged an audience of climate scientists and health experts to speak out about climate change.
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Study finds people equate immorality with impossibility
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:33:03 +0000

New findings suggest a surprisingly common default in human behavior: the view that immoral actions are impossible.
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Harvard student trip to Holy Land shows everyday life, and complications
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:21:47 +0000

A visit by Harvard students to the Holy Land shows everyday life, and many complications.
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Harvard pre-med student uses visual arts to demystify medicine
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:47:40 +0000

Surgeries transformed Elaine Dong’s face and her future, freeing her to mix visual arts with the art of medicine.
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Harvard economics Ph.D. makes sense of climate costs
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:00:43 +0000

Ph.D. graduate Jisung Park focuses on the natural environment’s effects on society—a boyhood interest that grew first in Kansas, then sharpened in Seoul.
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Kasich urges that political cooperation replace rancor
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:05:20 +0000

In a visit to Harvard Kennedy School, Ohio Gov. Kasich urged that cooperation replace rancor in American political life.
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Harvard professor recognized with portrait
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:56:31 +0000

Professor Orlando Patterson is the 17th honoree of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations’ Portraiture Project.
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Harvard professor talks brain engineering at Ed Portal
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:50:19 +0000

“Toward an Artificial Brain” brought the results of a Harvard-led effort to Allston with an Ed Portal discussion.
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Rare artifacts from the Harvard Theatre Collection
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:32:38 +0000

A photo gallery examines the Harvard Theatre Collection , which was founded in 1901, making it one of the oldest collections of its kind in the world.
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Backstage with the Lowell House Opera at Harvard
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:48:24 +0000

Organized by an all-volunteer group of students, community members, and trained artists, the opera offers undergrads the opportunity to learn on the job while rubbing shoulders with seasoned professionals.
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Faculty Council meeting held April 26
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:49:58 +0000

On April 26 the members of the Faculty Council approved preliminary versions of the University Extension School courses for 2017–2018 and of "Courses of Instruction" for 2017–2018.
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Excellence, access, and affordability top concerns for higher ed, Faust says
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:22:14 +0000

Excellence, access, and affordability are top concerns for higher education, Faust and other presidents say in Washington discussion.

Athletics

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Giaquinto's Big Day Lifts Softball to Ivy North Title With Sweep of Dartmouth, 8-4 and 8-0
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A big day at the plate and in the circle for Olivia Giaquinto helped lift Harvard softball (22-17, 13-7 Ivy League) to a doubleheader sweep of Dartmouth (11-28-1, 10-10 Ivy League) and a second consecutive Ivy League North Division title. The Crimson won by scores of 8-4 and 8-0 (five innings) to clinch the seventh division title in program history and a rematch with Princeton in the Ivy League Championship series.
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Baseball Honors Senior Class, Wins Game Two of Doubleheader in Walk-Off Fashion
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Ending the 2017 campaign with a wild doubleheader, Harvard baseball split with Dartmouth, 3-0 and 8-7, winning the final contest of the season with a walk-off hit by junior Austin Black on Sunday at O’Donnell Field.
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No. 18 Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Takes Gold in Five Races at Eastern Sprints
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The 18th-ranked Harvard heavyweights won the gold medal in the first varsity eight, second varsity eight, third varsity eight, varsity four B and varsity four C races at the Eastern Sprints Championships on Lake Quinsigamond Sunday afternoon.
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Women’s Rugby Collects Third at NIRA 7s Challenge
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Harvard women’s rugby notched a third-place finish at the NIRA 7s Challenge hosted by Dartmouth Sunday. The Crimson went 4-1 on the day, taking down AIC, 26-5, to capture third overall.
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No. 3 Radcliffe Lightweight Crew 1V8 Wins Gold at Eastern Sprints for Fourth Time in Five Years
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The third-ranked Radcliffe lightweights outraced No. 6 Wisconsin and No. 4 Princeton in the final few hundred meters to win the first varsity eight gold medal at the Eastern Sprints Championships, held on Lake Quinsigamond Sunday afternoon.
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No. 20 Women’s Water Polo Takes Fourth at CWPA Championships with 10-7 Defeat to Hartwick
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The No. 20 Harvard women’s water polo team fell in the third-place game of the CWPA Championships to No. 15 Hartwick, 10-7, Sunday afternoon. The Crimson recorded its highest finish in the conference tournament since 2000, earning fourth overall in the tournament.
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Firkser, Rich Sign NFL Contracts
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Seniors Anthony Firsker and Max Rich of the Harvard football team have signed undrafted free agents with the New York Jets and New England Patriots, respectively, of the National Football League.
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Track and Field Wraps Up Final Heps Prep at Penn Relays, Stonehill
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Nine Harvard student-athletes competed in seven events at the 123rd Penn Relays this weekend, with action wrapping up in Philadelphia today.
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Softball Sweeps Dartmouth, 7-6 and 9-2; Leads Ivy North Division
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A stellar day at the plate carried the Harvard softball team (20-17, 11-7 Ivy League) to a doubleheader sweep at Dartmouth (11-26-1, 10-8 Ivy League) by scores of 7-6 and 9-2, lifting the Crimson to first place in the Ivy League North Division.
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Baseball Splits Road Doubleheader at Dartmouth, 2-1 and 7-6
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Playing on the road for the final time in 2017, Harvard baseball earned a split with Dartmouth, 2-1 and 7-6, on Saturday afternoon at Biondi Park.

Science / Health

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McCarthy urges scientists to raise their voices on climate change
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:55:32 +0000

Speaking at a Climate Week symposium, former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy urged an audience of climate scientists and health experts to speak out about climate change.
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Study finds people equate immorality with impossibility
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:33:03 +0000

New findings suggest a surprisingly common default in human behavior: the view that immoral actions are impossible.
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Stem cell lines grown in lab dish may acquire mutations
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:51:09 +0000

Research suggests that genetic sequencing technologies should be used to screen for mutated cells in stem cell cultures, so they can be excluded from scientific experiments and clinical therapies.
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New vistas opening for brain disorder research
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:00:03 +0000

For the first time, researchers describe the types of cells generated in brain organoids, networks of nerve cells, and show the greater diversity, complexity, and response to stimulation developed for nine months and longer.
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Tai chi can prevent elderly from falls, add mental agility
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:11:13 +0000

Researchers at the Institute for Aging Research, which operates within Hebrew Senior Life, the only senior health care and housing organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School, have studied how to prevent falls, a leading cause of preventable death among older adults.
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Harvard video project channels wide range of climate change knowledge
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:48:52 +0000

The Harvard University Center for the Environment has produced 35 videos in which experts in various fields describe work related to climate change.
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To slow climate change, Naomi Klein looks to government, business
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:54:19 +0000

To make a difference on climate change, author Naomi Klein says, government and business would have to shift their ways, and likely won’t.
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EU official urges scientists to ‘be vocal’ but not ‘issue advocates’ in Harvard visit
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:16:11 +0000

Carlos Moedas, European Union Science Commissioner, spoke about the importance of science in the "post-truth" era in a visit to the Harvard Kennedy School.
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Harvard team leads breakthrough on the genetics of parenting
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:18:38 +0000

Research led by Hopi Hoekstra breaks new ground by uncovering links between the activity of specific genes and parenting differences across species
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Researchers study secrets of aging via stem cells
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:17:23 +0000

Scientists studying stem cell and regenerative biology are probing the secrets of aging, examining both whether decline is inevitable and how to fight the diseases that multiply with time.

Arts / Culture

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Rare artifacts from the Harvard Theatre Collection
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:32:38 +0000

A photo gallery examines the Harvard Theatre Collection , which was founded in 1901, making it one of the oldest collections of its kind in the world.
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Harvard’s Arts First celebrates 25 years
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:19:26 +0000

Since 1992, Arts First has had a profound effect on more than just the students who go on to become professional artists.
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Harvard Ed Portal provides venue for Allston arts community
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:21:18 +0000

Partnership between the University and the Allston-Brighton community has shaped a world of creativity and inspiration at the Harvard Ed Portal.
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The writing life of Harvard historian Jill Lepore
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:56:53 +0000

Maximum fuss is a matter of course for Harvard history professor and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore.
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Six writers at risk discuss their work during gathering at Harvard
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:27:47 +0000

Six writers at risk discussed their work during an event at Harvard.
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Classical space, modern dance
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:37:35 +0000

Performed entirely in silence, the modern dance piece "Catalogue (First Edition)" perfectly complemented the library and museum stages where noise is kept to a minimum.
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Declaration different from any copy ‘we had seen’
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:14:39 +0000

A discovery of the Declaration in the south of England set a pair of researchers on a two-year journey into American history.
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Amanda Palmer and Damon Krukowski talk analog vs. digital
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:12:43 +0000

In Carpenter Center discussion, musicians Amanda Palmer and Damon Krukowski talk about what's been lost in the transition from analog to digital recording.
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William Forsythe dance work will be first live performance at Harvard’s Widener Library
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:30:55 +0000

William Forsythe dance work will be the first live performance at Harvard’s Widener Library.
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Harvard Museums of Science & Culture’s ‘Scale’ tells the story of how, and what, we measure
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:00:44 +0000

A cross-disciplinary exhibit at the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture uses a wide array of artifacts to examine the role of “Scale.”