----------Student Government Association

December 5, 2005



Important Announcements for ALL Students

* Hurricane Katrina Book Drive
* Holiday Book/Toy Drive - Until Dec. 15
* Student Research Conference
* If you won, please claim your prize!

Announcements & Reminders

* How to submit an announcement to MMM
* Training/Info Sessions for Student Organizations
* Student Research Conference – Call for Artwork

Events, Presentations, & Workshops

* John Gabrieli: Emotions, Neuroscience and Education - Dec. 5
* Philip Altbach addresses International Higher Education - Dec. 6
* Language Lunch - Dec. 6
* BRIDGE Speaker - Dec. 6
* Status, Identity, and Healthcare: How WHO you are affects your access to healthcare - Dec. 7
* Promoting and developing educational neuroscience at international policy level - Dec. 7
* HGSE Bio Series: B.F. Skinner and Noam Chomsky - Dec. 8
* Chile, 1973: Media and Legality During the Coup - Dec. 8
* Brown Bag Lunch on Technology and Education in the Caribbean - Dec. 9
* HGSE student/musician performs in Reading MA - Dec. 10
* John Weisz: Data and Predictions about Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care - Dec. 12
* Documentary filmmaker Laurie Kahn-Leavitt - Dec. 14
* Student Research Conference - Proposal Writing Traning Sessions
* APA EXPOSED: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About APA Format But Were Afraid to Ask!
* EndNote Basics
* Finding Articles: Education Databases (EBSCO) Workshop
* Finding Books: HOLLIS Catalog Workshop

Clubs, Organizations, & Committees

* TIESO Holiday Party - Dec. 9
* Phi Delta Kappa - Dec. 13

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

* Abstract writer position
* International Youth Volunteerism Summit
* Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities

Links to archived Monday Morning Mailings

* November 28, 2005
* November 21, 2005
* November 14, 2005
* November 7, 2005
* October 31, 2005
* October 24, 2005
* October 17, 2005
* October 10, 2005


Hurricane Katrina Book Drive

Sponsored by SGA

The HGSE Student Government Association invites you to donate new or gently used books to Books From the Heart® Book Drive. Visit the pole in the middle of Conroy Commons to pick up a book title and purchase that book to donate. Or, choose your own title to donate. You may drop books in our drop box in Conroy Commons or in Gutman Lobby through December 21, 2005.

Books from the Heart finds books that are not being used and gets them to where they are needed most…into the hands of poor children and onto the empty shelves of school libraries. Books from the Heart is a program of the Heart of America Foundation, an organization that promotes character education, literacy, and service learning. The organization is a national, nonsectarian, non-partisan, nonprofit, humanitarian organization. Books from the Heart has recently launched a special program, Operation Buddy Pack, to provide books to children displaced by Hurricane Katrina and to fill libraries in hurricane-afflicted areas. Contact SGA with any additional questions: sga@gse.harvard.edu

Holiday Book/Toy Drive - Until Dec. 15


The Office of Student Affairs is joining the Phillips Brooks House holiday gift drive, collecting books, games, art supplies, sports equipment and toys for children, many of whose parents are impoverished or homeless. The event has become an annual tradition at Phillips Brooks House, a Harvard student-run public service organization.

Among this year's recipients are the Cambridge Community Center, Family Resource Center of the Boston Schools, Mary Ellen McCormick in Boston's South End, Gardner Extended Services School, Houston House, and many others. If you would like more information about any of these agencies, contact Robert Bridgeman at the Phillips Brooks House Association (bridgem@fas.harvard.edu).

Please consider making a donation. Gifts will be collected between December 1 and 15 and must be new and unwrapped and appropriate for students in pre-school through middle school. Volunteers at Phillips Brooks will wrap, tag, and distribute the gifts. Please leave your donations in one of the large decoration boxes in Conroy Commons or outside OSA, or drop them off in room 101 Larsen.

Student Research Conference

Proposals are now being accepted for the Student Research Conference to be held on February 24, 2006! Proposals may be submitted online, and are due by January 6, 2006. Please check out the website ( http://gseweb.harvard.edu/~src_web/srcif2006/index.html) for more details.

Please see the below announcements regarding training sessions and artwork.

If you won, please claim your prize!

Students who won a free meal with any one of the Deans at the Orientation event drawing at the Museum of Science Friday, September 16, 2005, please contact the Office of Student Affairs by email: osa@gse.harvard.edu or see Lydia McIntosh in Larsen 101.



How to submit an announcement to MMM

To submit an announcement to the Monday Morning Mailing, please e-mail the text and the title (which we will use as the e-mail link) to sga@gse.harvard.edu by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before it is to appear. Your title should be to the point and should include any pressing deadlines. We request that you make your announcement as brief as possible and direct interested students to an e-mail address, phone number, or web site through which they can obtain more detailed information.

Training/Info Sessions for Student Organizations

The next information/training session for student organizations seeking Student Government Association recognition will be Monday, December 12 from noon until 2:00pm in room 402 of Larsen Hall. Attendance by at least one organization member is required before organizations can be recognized by SGA. If you are interested in attending, please email tina_hansar@harvard.edu to let her know. You may also call or stop by OSA (101 Larsen Hall, 495-8035). Future sessions will occur only on an as-needed basis, which means organizers may have to wait a week or two between sessions.

Student Research Conference – Call for Artwork

CALLING ALL ARTISTS - Dust off your paintbrushes, cameras, easels and other creative materials. The time to show your art is now! An original piece of artwork will be chosen for the SRC Program cover and other printed materials. We seek originality, clarity, ease of reproduction on the cover (8.5 x 11), and work that relates to this year’s International Forum theme: “Rebuilding Lives: Education in Humanitarian Crises.” DEADLINE: DEC 20. The SRC is also sponsoring an exhibit of student artwork in Gutman Library during the Conference (February 24, 2006). DEADLINE: FEB 4.

All artwork should be submitted to the Administrative Office on the 1st floor of Gutman Library (during business hours) or to the circulation desk supervisor (nights and weekends). Submissions must include: Name, HGSE Program, Email, Phone, Title of Work, (Optional – Explanation of Work). Please make sure your name is on your artwork. All artwork will be returned upon final selection. For additional information please contact Marit Dewhurst (dewhurma@gse.harvard.edu) or Jacqueline Mourot (mourotja@gse.harvard.edu).



John Gabrieli: Emotions, Neuroscience and Education - Dec. 5

Monday, December 5 12:00PM Larsen G08

John D. E. Gabrieli, Ph.D is Professor of Psychology in the Neurosciences Program, and in Radiology at Stanford University . His area of research is human cognitive neuroscience in which he studies the brain basis of memory, language, and thought. His research examines both normal brain functions and diseases of those functions that occur in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, epilepsy, dyslexia, and attention deficit disorder. He also studies how changes in brain functions affect the growth of mental abilities in children and the decline of some abilities in normal aging. In the past five years, he has focused his research on the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to visualize the neural basis of mental operations.

This talk will take place during HT100 class time but all are welcome to attend.

Please contact mary_kiesling@harvard.edu for more information

Philip Altbach addresses International Higher Education - Dec. 6

The Higher Education Student Association is hosting Boston College Professor Philip Altbach on Tuesday Dec 6th at 5:00 pm in the Eliot-Lyman room on the 2nd floor of Longfellow Hall. Dr. Altbach teaches International Higher Education at the Lynch School of Education at BC and directs the Center for International Higher Education. He will speak on his work at the center and his current research into higher education in developing nations. All are invited. Please contact Brent Evans, evansbr@gse.harvard.edu, with questions.

Language Lunch - Dec. 6

Gina Biancarosa will present her research “Speed and Time, Texts and Sentences: Choosing the Best Metric for Relating Reading Rate to Comprehension” at the second Language Lunch on December 6, 2005, from 1:00-2:00 in the Jeanne Chall Reading Lab (Larsen Lower Level). This event will be hosted by REAL (Reading, Education, and Language) Research, a student organization devoted to providing a forum for quality Language & Literacy research.

Please feel free to bring your own lunch.

For more information about this and future REAL Research events please subscribe to the listserv: http://gse.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/real-list

To arrange for disability accommodations please contact Eileen Berger (617-495-9608, 121 Longfellow Hall)

BRIDGE Speaker - Dec. 6

How do you translate a background in education into a career outside of the classroom?

BRIDGE welcomes GSE Professor Paul Reville to discuss this topic on Tuesday, December 6 from 5:00-6:00pm in Conroy Commons.

Status, Identity, and Healthcare: How WHO you are affects your access to healthcare - Dec. 7

Wednesday, December 7, 2005, 7pm, at MIT (Building E25)

The Greater Boston chapter of NOW (National Organization for Women) is having their annual meeting and all are invited. A panel of experts will discuss how your status and identity in society affects the healthcare you can access. We will focus particular attention on the subject of how economic issues affect health care access and how women in prison access healthcare, particularly reproductive health care.

Children are welcome and light refreshments are provided.
This venue is T-accessible and has parking.

For further information, see www.bostonnow.org or contact Emily Hall, hallem@gse.harvard.edu.

Promoting and developing educational neuroscience at international policy level - Dec. 7

Wednesday, December 7 2:00PM Larsen G08

Bruno della Chiesa: Promoting and developing educational neuroscience at international policy level: the OECD-CERI 'Brain & Learning' project, 1999-2005

Bruno della Chiesa is manager of the CERI project entitled: "Learning Sciences and Brain Research: A Focus on Research in Literacy, Mathematical Thought and Lifelong Learning" at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Please contact mary_kiesling@harvard.edu for more information.

HGSE Bio Series: B.F. Skinner and Noam Chomsky - Dec. 8

Thursday, December 8 at 5:30PM in Gutman 303

BURRHUS FREDERIC SKINNER (1904 - 1990) was an American psychologist and author. He conducted pioneering work on experimental psychology and advocated behaviorism, which seeks to understand behavior as a function of environmental histories of reinforcement. He also wrote a number of controversial works in which he proposed the widespread use of psychological behavior modification techniques (primarily operant conditioning) in order to improve society and increase human happiness.


AVRAM NOAM CHOMSKY (BORN 1928) is the controversial Institute Professor Emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, often considered the most significant contribution to the field of theoretical linguistics of the 20th century. He also helped spark the cognitive revolution in psychology through his review of B. F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior, which challenged the behaviorist approach to the study of mind and language dominant in the 1950s.

Presented by HDP doctoral student, Kathleen Corriveau.

Part of the HGSE Biography Series sponsored by Human Development and Psychology and Mind, Brain and Education. Please contact mary_kiesling@harvard.edu for more information. website: http://gseacademic.harvard.edu/~hgsebio/

Chile, 1973: Media and Legality During the Coup - Dec. 8

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies presents:

Chile, 1973: Media and Legality During the Coup.
Carmen Oquendo Villar

Commentary by Juan Lopez (Harvard Law School)

David Rockefeller Center For Latin American Studies
December 8, 6pm
1730 Cambridge Street Room S450
Cambridge, MA


Brown Bag Lunch on Technology and Education in the Caribbean - Dec. 9

Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Cardinal Warde of MIT on Technology and Education in the Caribbean

Dr. Cardinal Warde, a native of the Caribbean island of Barbados, will be present for a Brown Bag lunch discussion on Technology and Education in the Caribbean on Friday December 9, 2005 at 12:30 in Gutman 303. Dr. Warde teaches electrical engineering at MIT and is a leading expert in his field. An important component of Dr. Warde’s research focuses on using information technology as an opportunity for economic development in the Caribbean. Sponsored by CRIOLE.

HGSE student/musician performs in Reading MA - Dec. 10

Do you enjoy acoustic music and vocal harmony? HGSE student/musician performs Dec 10 in Reading MA

Christina Thompson, musician and 2006 EdM Candidate, will perform as part of the duo Chris & Meredith Thompson (www.cmthompson.com) on Saturday December 10th at 8:00 PM at the Ivy Chord Coffeehouse located at 239 Woburn Street in Reading MA. Information available: 781-229-9394 and http://uureading.org/ivy-all-03.htm.

Known for their sibling harmony and fine storytelling through song, Chris & Meredith Thompson have released 6 CDs, traveled across the US and played festivals such as the Boston Folk Festival and Falcon Ridge Folk festival.

John Weisz: Data and Predictions about Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care - Dec. 12

Monday, December 12 4:00PM Larsen G06

John Weisz: My ESP on EBP: Data and Predictions about Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care

John R. Weisz, PhD, ABPP is president of Judge Baker Children’s Center, whose mission it is to provide intervention and research serving children and adolescents at-risk for persistent academic and social failure because of emotional, learning and behavioral problems and associated conditions.
Weisz came to Judge Baker Children’s Center from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he had been Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences for 14 years.

John Weisz will be available to meet with students at 2:00 before his talk. Please let me mary_kiesling@harvard.edu know if you would like to be part of the group.

Documentary filmmaker Laurie Kahn-Leavitt - Dec. 14

Laurie Kahn-Leavitt, Acclaimed Documentary Filmmaker
Winner of a National Emmy and Peabody Award

Presents: "Connecting to Kids With Extraordinary Ordinary Stories"

WHEN: Wednesday, December 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Gutman G-05

Kahn-Leavitt will discuss the methods she used in researching her films, "A Midwife’s Tale" and "TUPPERWARE!," as well as educational outreach planned in conjunction with these films. We will end the session with a guided “brainstorming” session about educational outreach efforts for Laurie’s newest work-in-progress—a film about 13 women who passed the same “right stuff” astronaut tests as the Mercury men, but were stymied when NASA pulled the plug on their training program.

Refreshments will be served

Sponsored by the ARTS (Arts, Research, Theses, and Scholarship) group. For more information, contact Shira Lee Katz (katzsh@gse.harvard.edu) or Jacy Ippolito (ippolija@gse.harvard.edu).

Student Research Conference - Proposal Writing Traning Sessions

Proposal Writing Traning Sessions are coming up next week! Trainings will be offered by HGSE faculty and past student presenters who promise to help you conceptualize and articulate your proposal. Sessions are open to all students, and videotaped recordings of the sessions will be available in case you can't make any of the dates.

"How to Write A Proposal"
Presenter: Professor Terry Tivnan

Wednesday, December 7
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Gutman 306

Tuesday, December 13
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Longfellow 225

"How to Turn an Idea into a Proposable Presentation"
Presenters: Panel of past presenters

Wednesday, December 14
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Gutman 306

Please contact kieffer.michael@gmail.com with any further questions about training.

APA EXPOSED: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About APA Format But Were Afraid to Ask!

Presenter: Wendy Mages

Do you know the correct way to format citations, quotations, or references? Do you know the correct typeface, font size, and margin width? This painless one-hour workshop provides a quick and easy way to learn the fundamentals necessary for successfully formatting your research papers at HGSE.

December 9th, Friday, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, G05 (Gutman ground floor)
December 14th, Wednesday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, G05 (Gutman ground floor)

Questions? Contact the Gutman Reference Desk (617-495-3421)


EndNote Basics

EndNote is a software program for storing and managing bibliographic references. With it, you can create your own database of references, including ones you import from library catalogs and online databases. These can include links to full text when available. Use EndNote to sort, search, and format references, and to insert them into Word documents to create in-text citations and reference lists automatically. Note: Students usually purchase EndNote to work on long-term research projects, such as a dissertation or comprehensive literature review.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to create an EndNote library and add records to it. You'll be able to search and sort those references and use EndNote's Cite While You Write feature to insert them into a Word document. You'll know how to set preferences, what EndNote filters and connection files are, how to find and install these for HOLLIS Catalog, and how to import/export references from Harvard's e-resources into EndNote.

Monday, December 12th, 10:00am - 11:30am

Location: Gutman 302
All sessions are 1 1/2 hours
No sign-up necessary
Scheduling Conflict? Questions? Contact the Research Services Desk, 617-495-3421, reference@gse.harvard.edu

Finding Articles: Education Databases (EBSCO) Workshop

Learn about and learn how to use a group of EBSCO journal article databases (ERIC, Education Abstracts, and Academic Search Premier) that are major resources for education researchers.

At the end of this workshop, you will understand the content, strengths, and weaknesses of these three databases. You will also be able to find articles by specific authors, search efficiently and effectively for topics, print, download or email yourself full text (when available), and set up your own personal folder on the EBSCO server to store citations and searches.

Thursday, December 8th, 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Gutman 302
All sessions are 1 hour
No sign-up necessary
Scheduling Conflict? Questions? Contact the Research Services Desk, 617-495-3421, reference@gse.harvard.edu

Finding Books: HOLLIS Catalog Workshop

HOLLIS Catalog contains information on materials in all of Harvard's 90+ libraries - over 15 million books, journals, manuscripts, government documents, microforms, scores, recordings, visual materials, and data files. Learn to search this huge database efficiently; you'll save yourself time and avoid frustration. HOLLIS is a fundamental tool for doing graduate-level research.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to construct author, title, and topic searches. You'll be able to tell if something you want is available in a specific library, how to find that library, its hours, and whether there are any restrictions on the use of the item you want. You will know how to check your personal HOLLIS account to see what you've got checked out, and renew items.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday, December 16th, 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Gutman 302
All sessions are 1 hour
No sign-up necessary



TIESO Holiday Party - Dec. 9

The Technology Innovation Education Student Organization (TIESO) has officially organized under SGA to bring awareness to the greater GSE community about technology related innovations in education. The organization is open to all GSE students. Please email Dan Dellenbach (dellenda@gse.harvard.edu) for more information.

We are hosting a holiday party on December 9th.

TIESO Holiday Party
when: Friday 12/9 6:00-8:30pm
where: Eliot Lyman Longfellow Hall

If you are interested in attending:
Please RSVP by Tuesday 12/6 10:00am to Dan Dellenbach (dellenda@gse.harvard.edu)

Phi Delta Kappa - Dec. 13

Hello to All Members of the HGSE Community,

Dr. Marion Nesbit, the President of the Harvard Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, invites all of you to attend a "Meet and Greet" event on Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 4:00-6:00PM , first floor corridor, Larsen Hall, Appian Way. Please stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee and some cookies and learn about the benefits of joining our chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, a nationally known educational honor society. We look forward to meeting you next Tuesday, Dec. 13th, between 4:00 and 6:00PM.

Thank you for taking the time to read our invitation.



Abstract writer position

The Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) (www.cmch.tv) is a joint project of Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and Children’s Hospital Boston. Our mission is to advance scientific research, clinical interventions, and education on the subject of media and their effects, positive and negative, on the physical, mental, and social health of children and adolescents.

We are creating what will be the first searchable online database of citations on media and the health risks they pose to children. The database is a compilation of articles from all relevant fields, including anthropology, communications, criminology, education, gender studies, medicine, public health, psychology, social work and sociology and contains information of the effects of media on such health issues as body image, attention, learning disabilities, obesity, aggression, and sleep patterns.

While we have the citation information for each article, we do not have abstracts for them. We have created a standardized format for each abstract to follow so that researchers and parents can know what to expect when they look at one of our abstracts, and comparison between articles is easier.

This job is ideal for graduate students because of its virtual nature (all work is submitted over email) thus eliminating the need to do the job at a specific location or time. Amount of time worked is flexible – a minimum of 5 hours per week is required, but up to 30 hours per week is possible. It may be possible to cater to individual interests in terms of article topic. For example, if you are interested in issues of tobacco or smoking in relation to public health, we have many articles on smoking and the media. This job can really hone your scientific reading and writing skills!

If you are interested, but unable to start until January 2006, that’s ok. Please indicate your interest in this position by contacting Brandy King, Librarian at CMCH: brandy.king@childrens.harvard.edu

International Youth Volunteerism Summit

Interested in volunteerism?
Interested in International Affairs?
Interested in $10,000 for a project that could take you all over the world?

From February 23 through 26th, 2006, Northwestern University will play host to the first annual International Youth Volunteerism Summit: Social Entrepreneurship in Youth Volunteerism. Bringing together big-thinking undergrads, NGO representatives, young social entrepreneurs and academic experts, the Summit will introduce major problems of direct international engagement while building its delegates' capacities to more successfully act as catalysts of sustainable progress. Keynote speakers and panel discussions introduce delegates to overarching issues faced by international volunteers, while practical workshops build particular skills sets like grant writing and business planning necessary to international organizational planning. Students apply the lessons directly to project proposals of their creation, and are invited to submit them for funding consideration to the Summit after the culmination of the weekend.
Apply Today.

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Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities

Are you a student with a disability seeking a summer internship or full-time employment?

Schedule an interview for the Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities!

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects public and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities.

The WRP provides students in all fields of study with the opportunity to market their abilities to a wide variety of potential employers across the United States. The program is a good way to gain valuable skills, experience, and contacts on the job.

Thirty-minute individual interviews are conducted, and by late March, a database composed of student information gathered during recruitment visits is made available to employers in the public and private sectors. Once the database is released, interested employers make direct contact with students about temporary and permanent job offers. The database is active for one year.

A WRP recruiter will be visiting HGSE on Friday, February 10th to conduct interviews.

To learn more please contact: Eileen Berger, ADS, OSA, ads@gse.harvard.edu or 617-495-9608


Please e-mail sga@gse.harvard.edu with submissions, comments, suggestions, or questions.