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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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09/17/2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
New York Public Library
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Club News

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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Harvard researchers pinpoint enzyme that triggers cell demise in ALS
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:16:05 +0000

Scientists from Harvard Medical School (HMS) have identified a key instigator of nerve cell damage in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a progressive and incurable neurodegenerative disorder.
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The first autonomous, entirely soft robot
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:02:04 +0000

Developed by a team of Harvard researchers, the first autonomous, entirely soft robot is powered by a chemical reaction controlled by microfluidics. The 3-D-printed “octobot” has no electronics.
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The Yard awakens as freshmen arrive
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:28:29 +0000

After nearly 13 weeks of summer quiet, Harvard Yard awoke again as the Class of 2020 officially arrived on campus this morning. Harvard President Drew Faust, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith, Danoff Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana, and Dean of Freshmen Thomas Dingman conducted their traditional […]
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Finding biological barcodes
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:00:11 +0000

Two recent studies have shown that cells early in development can be marked with a genetic barcode that later can be used to reconstruct their lineage.
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Exoplanet might have oxygen atmosphere, but not life
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 21:09:51 +0000

Researchers believe they may for the first time detect oxygen on a rocky planet outside the solar system.
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Ahead of Bauhaus centennial, a digital gateway
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:04:17 +0000

Some of the groundwork for a planned 2019 exhibit on Harvard and the Bauhaus has already found a place online.
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Science lesson brings sweet rewards
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:41:18 +0000

Harvard’s “Science and Cooking for Kids” program showed local children the snap behind the chocolate and the role chemistry plays in the process.
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‘Smoke waves’ will affect millions in coming decades
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:00:04 +0000

Wildfires threaten more than land and homes. The smoke they produce contains fine particles (PM2.5) that can poison the air for hundreds of miles. Air pollution from the 2016 Fort McMurray fire in northern Alberta, Canada, sent people as far away as Michigan to the hospital with respiratory illnesses. As wildfires increase in frequency and […]
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National parks at a turning point
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:44:52 +0000

The Kennedy School’s Linda Bilmes took part in a centennial effort to identify goals and challenges for the national parks.
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How the brain develops
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:30:35 +0000

In an effort to get a clearer picture of how the brain and the connections between its regions change throughout development, Harvard scientists and researchers from three other universities will share a $14 million grant to support one of the most comprehensive brain-imaging studies ever undertaken.

Athletics

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Women’s Lacrosse Announces Class of 2020
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Lisa Miller, the Carole Kleinfelder Head Coach for Harvard Women’s Lacrosse, announced the addition of eight members to the team as the class of 2020.
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Ivy League Digital Network Launches Enhancements, Apple TV and Roku App
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT

In a continued effort to provide industry-leading and all-encompassing coverage of Harvard athletics, the Crimson and the Ivy League are announcing numerous improvements to The Ivy League Digital Network (ILDN) for the 2016-17 academic year, highlighted by availability on Apple TV and Roku.
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Women’s Soccer Opens 2016 at Home with No. 10 Connecticut, Army
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Hosting the Crimson’s first athletic contests of the 2016-17 academic year, Harvard women’s soccer is set to welcome No. 10 Connecticut and Army to Jordan Field on August 26 and 29 for a pair of 7 p.m. kickoffs.
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Men’s Lacrosse Welcomes Class of 2020
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Science / Health

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Harvard researchers pinpoint enzyme that triggers cell demise in ALS
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:16:05 +0000

Scientists from Harvard Medical School (HMS) have identified a key instigator of nerve cell damage in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a progressive and incurable neurodegenerative disorder.
Photo
The first autonomous, entirely soft robot
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:02:04 +0000

Developed by a team of Harvard researchers, the first autonomous, entirely soft robot is powered by a chemical reaction controlled by microfluidics. The 3-D-printed “octobot” has no electronics.
Photo
Finding biological barcodes
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:00:11 +0000

Two recent studies have shown that cells early in development can be marked with a genetic barcode that later can be used to reconstruct their lineage.
Photo
Exoplanet might have oxygen atmosphere, but not life
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 21:09:51 +0000

Researchers believe they may for the first time detect oxygen on a rocky planet outside the solar system.
Photo
‘Smoke waves’ will affect millions in coming decades
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:00:04 +0000

Wildfires threaten more than land and homes. The smoke they produce contains fine particles (PM2.5) that can poison the air for hundreds of miles. Air pollution from the 2016 Fort McMurray fire in northern Alberta, Canada, sent people as far away as Michigan to the hospital with respiratory illnesses. As wildfires increase in frequency and […]

Arts / Culture

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Ahead of Bauhaus centennial, a digital gateway
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:04:17 +0000

Some of the groundwork for a planned 2019 exhibit on Harvard and the Bauhaus has already found a place online.
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Beauty inside and out
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:29:54 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The rich legacy of Dumbarton Oaks exists as much in its spectacular gardens as in the pages of the rare books kept inside the historic home. The distinct beauty of both settings has provided inspiration and substance for the forthcoming book “The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century.” Led by […]
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The surprising women of Iran
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:15:56 +0000

Photojournalist Randy H. Goodman was America’s eyes during the Iran hostage Crisis in 1980. Now, after a return trip in 2015, her exhibit “Iran: Women Only” is on display at CGIS Knafel.
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‘The Merchant’ in Venice
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 20:00:11 +0000

Venice marks the 500th anniversary of its Jewish ghetto with a staging of Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” and a mock trial involving Ruth Bader Ginsberg, appealing its famous verdict.
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A family of common zeal
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:03:58 +0000

Of the many items in a new Radcliffe exhibit devoted to a family of social reformers, one in particular points to the attitudes and assumptions they repeatedly overcame. It’s a brief, age-weathered letter from November 1869, in which Charles Darwin thanks the author and activist Antoinette Brown Blackwell for sending him a copy of her […]