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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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Upcoming Events

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03/29/2017
7:30 PM - 8:30 AM
Bryant Library
04/22/2017
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Interfaith Nutrition Network
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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 News

Harvard Gazette

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Harvard researchers develop framework to explain shape of plant stems
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:40:28 +0000

A mathematical framework can explain how a plant stem’s “sense of self” contributes to its growth upward or downward.
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Director of ‘A Quiet Passion’ talks Emily Dickinson ahead of Houghton screening
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:15:46 +0000

Terence Davies, director of the new Emily Dickinson biopic "A Quiet Passion" talks with The Gazette about his challenges in making movies, his artistic kinship with Dickinson, and what drew him to her deeply internal, isolated life.
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University history uncovered in Harvard Square restaurant
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:30:24 +0000

A restoration at Clover restaurant in Harvard Square saved previously hidden, glass-covered, tiled school pennants from a century ago.
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Harvard men’s ice hockey wins the ECAC Tournament
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:30:27 +0000

Harvard men’s hockey defeated both Quinnipiac (3 goals by Sean Malone ‘17) and then Cornell (2 goals by Ryan Donato ’19) by identical 4-1 scores to win the ECAC Tournament at Lake Placid, N.Y., this past weekend.
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During Vietnam visit, Drew Faust stresses importance of remembrance in healing
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:48:32 +0000

Harvard President Drew Faust spoke about war and its painful aftermath during a visit to Ho Chi Minh City University for Social Sciences and Humanities.
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Harvard’s financial aid program helped Shaunte Butler ’14 to help others
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:03:41 +0000

Shaunte Butler ’14 studied neurobiology as an undergraduate and is now in her first year at Yale Medical School. For the Miami native whose single mother worked two jobs to raise her children, Harvard’s generous financial aid helped make her College dreams a reality.
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How China and the U.S. might collide — or not
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:01:35 +0000

Panelists in a Kennedy School forum assessed the threat of future conflict between the United States and China.
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Masquerade Ball brings 900 together into One Harvard
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:35:53 +0000

The 7th Annual Masquerade Ball on March 4 included special guests such as Grammy-nominated R&B singer Karina Pasian and Miss Boston 2017, Gabriela Taveras.
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Harvard scientists pinpoint critical step in DNA repair, cellular aging
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:31:58 +0000

The body’s ability to repair DNA damage declines with age, which causes gradual cell demise, overall bodily degeneration, and greater susceptibility to cancer. Experiments in mice suggest a way to thwart DNA damage.
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Faculty Council meeting held March 22
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:03:33 +0000

On March 22 the members of the Faculty Council heard five-year legislated reviews of the Electrical Engineering concentration and of the Mechanical Engineering concentration. They also voted to endorse a report on the Quantitative Reasoning requirement. Finally, they heard a motion on oaths, pledges, and affirmations. The Council next meets on April 12. The next […]
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Problems solved at Harvard’s math lounge
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:38:16 +0000

At almost any time of day, you’ll see students working out problem sets, attacking homework, or chilling with headsets in the revamped Austin and Chilton McDonnell Common Room.
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Harvard researchers close in on how ears convert sounds into brain signals
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:07:38 +0000

New research not only sheds new light on how hearing works, but could help clarify how it deteriorates over time.

Athletics

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Dershwitz Clinches NCAA Championship
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Eli Dershwitz claimed his first national title, winning the men's sabre category with a final tally of 15-10 against Wayne State's Zaid Elsissy. Dershwitz is the first men's fencing team member to clinch an individual title since 2007, when Tim Hagamen '07 earned the same honor. Dershwitz earned his second All-America first team honors with the victory.
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Madsen, No. 2/2 Harvard Shut Out No. 13/13 Providence, 3-0, to Advance to NCAA East Regional Final
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Behind a career-high 41 saves from junior Merrick Madsen, first-seeded Harvard downed the fourth-seeded Providence, 3-0, in the East Regional semifinal at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island on Friday evening. The Crimson extended its win streak to 15–straight games, matching the longest streak in program history from the 1988-89 season.
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Men's Tennis Sweeps Louisiana, 7-0, To Kick Off Busy Weekend
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Harvard men’s tennis (10-8) kicked off a busy weekend with a 7-0 dual match win over Louisiana (11-8) on Friday afternoon (March 24) at the Murr Center Tennis Courts.
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Sailing Prepares for Three Races
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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Feature: My Family in Harvard Women's Tennis
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

March 24, 2017
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Radcliffe Lightweight Crew Looks to Retain Class of 2004 Cup Against Georgetown
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Harvard-Radcliffe lightweight crew will kick off its 43rd season of competition by racing Georgetown for the Class of 2004 Cup Saturday, March 25 on the Potomac River in the nation’s capital.
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No. 2/2 Men's Hockey Set For NCAA Regional Matchup Against No. 13/13 Providence
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The No. 2/2 Harvard men's hockey team is headed to its 24th NCAA Tournament this weekend, serving as the No. 1 seed in the East Region, and third-overall seed in the tournament. The Crimson will face the fourth-seed Providence Friars at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence at 4 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU with John Buccigross and Barry Melrose on the call.
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Women’s Lacrosse Jumps Back Into Ivy Play Versus Columbia Saturday
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Harvard women’s lacrosse team (4-3, 1-0 Ivy) returns to Ivy League play Saturday afternoon, hosting Columbia (5-3, 1-1 Ivy) at 1 p.m. on the Ivy League Digital Network and Facebook Live. The game is the first conference game for the Crimson since beating Yale, 14-13, March 4.
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Day One Recap - NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Science / Health

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Harvard researchers develop framework to explain shape of plant stems
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:40:28 +0000

A mathematical framework can explain how a plant stem’s “sense of self” contributes to its growth upward or downward.
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Harvard scientists pinpoint critical step in DNA repair, cellular aging
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:31:58 +0000

The body’s ability to repair DNA damage declines with age, which causes gradual cell demise, overall bodily degeneration, and greater susceptibility to cancer. Experiments in mice suggest a way to thwart DNA damage.
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Harvard researchers close in on how ears convert sounds into brain signals
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:07:38 +0000

New research not only sheds new light on how hearing works, but could help clarify how it deteriorates over time.
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A smartphone app can screen for male infertility
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:00:37 +0000

New findings indicate that a smartphone-based semen analyzer can identify abnormal semen samples based on sperm concentration and motility criteria with approximately 98 percent accuracy.
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Creative path through Harvard Forest
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:47:43 +0000

David Buckley Borden, a Bullard Fellow at Harvard Forest, is using art to make a point about sustainability and conservation.
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Replacing damaged ‘hair’ cells may help treat hearing loss
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:41:32 +0000

Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers have developed a drug cocktail that unlocks the potential to regrow inner-ear hair cells, which could help combat hearing loss.
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Expensive care doesn’t buy better health, study finds
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:29:46 +0000

A new study led by Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers examines the impact of individual physicians’ spending patterns on patient outcomes.
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Study flags later risks for sleep-deprived kids
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:43:56 +0000

Children ages 3 to 7 who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have problems with attention, emotional control, and peer relationships in mid-childhood, according to a new study led by a Harvard pediatrician.
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Robots, exoskeletons, and invisible planes
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:27:25 +0000

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is the rare government agency that is all about change, in this case endlessly improving technology that has military applications.
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How a child made scientists think of cytokines as knobs instead of switches
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:00:25 +0000

A rare anemia is opening scientists up to a new way of thinking about how to adapt and employ cytokines, messenger molecules of the blood and immune system, as tools for treatment and the promise of precision medicine.

Arts / Culture

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Director of ‘A Quiet Passion’ talks Emily Dickinson ahead of Houghton screening
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:15:46 +0000

Terence Davies, director of the new Emily Dickinson biopic "A Quiet Passion" talks with The Gazette about his challenges in making movies, his artistic kinship with Dickinson, and what drew him to her deeply internal, isolated life.
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Winslow Homer’s ‘Summer Night’ examined at Harvard Art Museums
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:54:15 +0000

American artist Winslow Homer’s evocative oil painting “Summer Night,” depicting a scene along the Maine coast, is on loan to the Harvard Art Museums from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. The local museums’ director Martha Tedeschi, a Homer scholar, discussed the artist and his work.
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Student returns to Harvard after diagnosis changed his life
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:01:46 +0000

Miguel Garcia '17 found meaning and salvation in his humanities studies after a bout with mental illness forced him to take a sabbatical in his Junior year.
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Introducing ‘Heard at Harvard’
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:27:15 +0000

“Heard at Harvard” is a new podcast series from the Harvard Gazette featuring lively, timely conversations with leading scholars on topics in art, culture, science, politics, and more.
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New administration energizing long tradition of D.C. funny business
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:00:14 +0000

In the current political climate, using humor as a legitimate form of discourse is on par with scholarly essays and newspaper op-eds.
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Harvard Art Museums’ exhibit uses potatoes to make serious point
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:00:47 +0000

“Analogia I” by Victor Grippo is one of the Harvard Art Museums’ many works by artists who were redefining the global artistic landscape in the second half of the 20th century. The piece incorporates a series of potatoes connected to electrodes and a meter that registers the energy they produce.
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Fresh off Oscar win, another honor for Davis
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:41:15 +0000

Viola Davis was honored by the Harvard Foundation as Artist of the Year during the 32nd annual Cultural Rhythms Festival.
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Life in wartime, etched in sound
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:02:33 +0000

Radcliffe Fellow and Boston Globe critic Jeremy Eichler is working on two books examining music and memory against the backdrop of World War II.
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Reviving the past, one revision at a time
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:18:26 +0000

Ahead of a Harvard visit, Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan talks about the research behind her forthcoming historical novel, “Manhattan Beach.”
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Bogie, Bergman, and the Brattle
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:16:21 +0000

Harvard scholars weigh in on the range of factors that have made “Casablanca” one of the most beloved movies in history.