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The SIGnboard

November-December 2010

The Harvard Alumni Association has approved more than 30 Shared Interest Groups; a complete list appears at Harvard Magazine invites SIG officers to share news of their groups' activities in this space. (Send items to, using SIG in the "class year" line.)

Harvard Arab Alumni Association

The annual Harvard Arab Weekend (HAW) takes place November 18-21; the theme is "The Arab World: Leading for Tomorrow," with special emphasis on inspiring the next generation of leaders to lead the Arab world toward a brighter future. HAW is one of the most significant efforts to bring the best and brightest of the Arab world to Harvard and open channels of dialogue among leaders in technology, healthcare, education, entrepreneurship, business, government, and academia. President Drew Faust will deliver Harvard's welcome; Queen Noor of Jordan is the keynote speaker. Other speakers include a psychologist-turned-social entrepreneur, a self-made, world-renowned fashion designer, a prominent international journalist, a business tycoon, and many others who, independently and collectively, are making a difference in the Arab world. The weekend is organized by the HAAA and other Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African groups at Harvard. For details, visit

Harvard Veterans Alumni Organization

There will be a special salute to Harvard veterans and the U.S. military on Veterans Day, November 11, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. HVAO has a limited number of invitations available for its supporters. Contact (note our new e-mail address) for details. Those interested in HVAO should visit


Harvardwood, the Harvard Business School Association of Southern California, and the Harvard Club of Southern California are pleased to present the fifth annual Harvard in Hollywood symposium, on "The NEW New Media," on October 30, sponsored by Level 3 Communications. On November 4, in New York City, Harvardwood presents an interview with playwright Edward Albee. Find out more about these events, and about Harvardwood holiday parties from coast to coast, at

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