Initiated in the spring of 1996, the Film Series is one of the Foundation's newer traditions. Sponsored by the Student Advisory Committee, the Film Series features two to three weeks of film showings in co-sponsorship with several student organizations. The films explore a variety of issues facing different cultures, ranging from guerrilla warfare in Nicaragua to race/color issues in Iran. Films are free of charge in order to encourage student participation.
The Writers Series, initiated in the spring of 1984 with a minority writers conference, represents a long standing tradition at the Harvard Foundation. As part of this series, the Foundation honors writers from diverse backgrounds for their contributions to world literature. Students have the opportunity to discuss works both with the author and their peers. The series has featured world renowned authors, but also works to identify and champion young, upcoming writers of all backgrounds who demonstrate extraordinary talent.
The "Albert Einstein Science Conference: Advancing Minorities and Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics" is annually held each April. Instituted in 1992, the conference aims to encourage students to pursue careers in academic sciences, and especailly to foster the interest of minorities and women to engage with the disciplines of science, engineering, and mathematics. It is a fun-filled day of interactive presentation by Harvard Professors, as well as hands-on experiments run by students.
Cultural Rhythms is a cultural festival that celebrates Harvard's rich cultural and ethnic diversity by showcasing student performances and ethno-cultural cuisine from over 30 student organizations. This day-long celebration is attended by over 2,000 students, faculty, and members of the Boston community. In addition, each year the students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation select a distinguished artist to be honored at the show as Artist of the Year. Over 2,000 students, faculty and members of the Boston community attend this day-long celebration.
Each year, the Harvard Foundation of Harvard University presents the Humanitarian Award to an individual whose works and deeds have served to improve the quality of our lives and have inspired us to greater heights. This award is given in the name of the Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes, Plummer Professor and Minister in Harvard's Memorial Church, and is authorized by the Dean of Harvard College and the President of Harvard University.
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