2015 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS IN THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

 

BIOMEDICAL GRADUATE STUDENTS ORGANIZATION provides activities for the education and entertainment of members of the Harvard community and specifically for graduate students.  Activities include student outings, seminars, and social activities. The e-mail for the group is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The website address is: http://bgso.hms.harvard.edu/

W.E.B. DU BOIS GRADUATE SOCIETY:  Promotes scholarly research across Faculty of Arts and Sciences disciplines, about issues of concern to the minority community as well as providing an environment supportive of such research.  Activities include sponsoring the W.E.B. Du Bois Colloquium, publishing an annual journal, offering informal talks and discussions, hosting social events and fostering a sense of community among scholars whose racial and/or ethnic groups have been historically under-represented in academia.  For more information E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Stephanie Parsons (sparsons@fas.harvard.edu , 496-5823) Website address: duboisgrad.fas.harvard.edu..

GRADUATE DORMITORY COUNCIL:  Representatives selected from residents of the GSAS Residence Halls.  Focuses on concerns of residents and sponsors social activities during the year.   Web site address: http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~gdcE-mail for group:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL is composed of representatives from each department and program in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.  The Council provides financial support for approved GSAS student organizations and events, organizes several of its own social activities, and performs other services for the GSAS community.  Council members serving on various University committees present matters of student concern to the faculty and administration.  President Summer Shafer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)) (Dudley House, Lehman Hall M-4, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA  02138);  Web site is http://www. gsc.harvard.edu.  E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GSAS ANLIN TAICHI WUDAO ASSOCIATION is an organization based in traditional Asian culture and science. The group promotes stress relief, health, and wellness for students through various programs including group practice of Qigong, Taichi, acupressure, meditation, group discussions, education by instructors in traditional Chinese culture, martial arts, and healing, and collaboration with other wellness organizations at Harvard. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Website:  http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/anlintaichiwudao.

GSAS HARVARD ARGENTINE TANGO SOCIETY provides a series of lessons, meetings, performances, concerts, workshops, and festivals dedicated to the study and diffusion of Argentine culture through the popular and cosmopolitan art form of Argentine tango.   Social dancing and making music will be some of the activities and members of the group will participate on a limited level in intercollegiate tango festivals. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GSAS HARVARD BIOTECHNOLOGY CLUB is dedicated to providing members with the opportunity to learn about the biotechnology industry and entrepreneurship through seminars and case studies in a discussion format moderated by guest speakers from the business community.  The GSAS HBC will also use its resources to inform the Harvard community of the various programs it will be sponsoring.) E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Web site address: http://www.thebiotechclub.org.

GSAS JOURNAL OF EMERGING INVESTIGATORS helps to promote science education at the high school level by providing a forum for students to have their research work reviewed and published in a high-quality online open-access journal.  The group will create a website dedicated to high school scientific research, establish and maintain a quarterly science journal for high school students, and organize and attend science research-oriented events geared toward high school students. Website: emerginginvestigators.org.  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GSAS MINORITY BIOMEDICAL SCIENTISTS OF HARVARD works on meeting the needs for the career development of biomedical scientists from groups traditionally underrepresented in academic departments at Harvard University. The intent is to fashion a networking, mentoring, and mutually invigorating society to support the growth of successful scientific careers. Activities will include professional development workshops to hone grant writing, lecturing, and seminar presentation skills, networking events, and outreach programs to encourage younger students and college undergraduates to consider careers in biomedical science.  Website: http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/diversity/MBSH.  E-mail for the group at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GSAS SOCIETY FOR THE GLOBAL STUDY OF FOOD promotes interdisciplinary discussion of food-related scholarly topics among graduate students at Harvard and beyond.  The group organizes discussions on topics such as local food distribution and global supply chains and partners with the Graduate Journal of Food Studies as a forum for national scholarly dialogue. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GSAS VOICELAB provides the opportunity for graduate students and other members of the Harvard community to participate in and attend a cappella vocal performances.  Activities will include rehearsing and performing a cappella music at Harvard University and other locations.  Brian Pepe-Mooney, President.Website: www.harvardvoicelab.com.  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HARVARD BUDDHIST STUDIES FORUM: The group is dedicated to the goal of providing regular public lectures on topics relating to the study of Buddhism.  The lectures are free and open to the entire Harvard community and friends, although their primary purpose is to provide intellectual stimulation and exchange for graduate students. The lectures are given by scholars from other institutions, as well as by professors and graduate students working at Harvard.  The lecture topics shall include, but not be limited to: the history of Buddhism in India, Sri Lanka, Central Asia, China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Tibet, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, and the West; the philosophy of Buddhism and its various schools; Buddhist art and Buddhist culture; anthropological studies of Buddhist communities; and the interaction between Buddhism and other religions. Web site address: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~csrel/bsf.

HARVARD CHINA REVIEW: A GSAS STUDENT ORGANIZATION is a GSAS student group dedicated to bringing to the Harvard community the latest information regarding the economic, political and social development of the Greater China Area (mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan).  Through seminars, publications, films, art exhibitions, and co-sponsorship with other interested organizations, the Harvard China Review seeks to promote better understanding of this region as an economic and political power in the coming century.  We also hope to promote interactions and understanding among students from mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.   The group publishes the journal, The Harvard China Review. Contact  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Website address www.hkschinasociety.org/index.php/remarks/introduction-to-harvard-china-review.

HARVARD CHINESE STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS ASSOCIATION (HARVARD CSSA) is dedicated to the goal of promoting social, intellectual, and cultural activities of Chinese students and scholars at Harvard and for other interested members in the Harvard community.  It  facilitates communication among its members and acts as a liaison between itself and other organizations on campus.  The group works to facilitate the exchange of information between China and the United States.  Its activities include sponsoring and co-sponsoring social, intellectual, and cultural events, films, and seminars. Group e-mail is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Web site address: http:// www.hcssa.org.

HARVARD DRAGON BOAT TEAM: A GSAS STUDENT ORGANIZATION.  Dragon boating is a team-based boat racing sport that originated in Southern China. The Harvard Dudley Dragon Boat Club is formed to promote the sport and cross-cultural understanding among members of the Harvard community.  It will provide access to dragon boat practices and races by securing access to boats, practice times and invitations to competitions both national and international.  Membership is open to all interested members of the Harvard community.  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/dboat.

HARVARD EAST ASIA SOCIETY promotes the study of East Asia within the Harvard community and specifically among graduate students.  While HEAS is centered on the Regional Studies East Asia (RSEA) degree program, it is open to all those with an interest in East Asian cultures, history, and society.  Activities include providing information to members on East Asian-related activities at Harvard and in the larger academic community, sponsoring speakers and workshops on items of interest to members, organizing and conducting an annual academic seminar focused on East Asia, and publishing a semi-annual alumni newsletter. Contact the group by sending an e-mail to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it...  Web page address: http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~heas/.  E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HARVARD EDUCATORS ADVANCING TEACHING AT GSAS (HEAT GSAS) promotes debate, discussion, and  understanding  of issues relating to  teaching  and learning  for Teaching Fellows at Harvard University.  The group is open to all graduate students, regardless of teaching experience.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HARVARD GSAS ASIAN BAPTIST STUDENT KOINONIA is concerned with the religious, social, and cultural issues regarding Christianity, and Asians and Christianity.  The group sees to promote greater awareness and understanding of these issues in the Harvard community by appropriate means such as Bible studies, publications, meetings, seminars, and other educational activities.  The group’s activities and services will be open and available to all members of the Harvard University community, regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, or physical disability. Web site: http://absk.org/gsas  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HARVARD GSAS BUSINESS CLUB is a student organization dedicated to maintaining a vibrant and connected community of GSAS students who are interested in pursuing business-related careers. To this end, we provide an assortment of career development, networking and educational resources that are geared toward graduate students in non-business disciplines. Website: http://harvardgraduatebusinessclub.com/ Mailing list sign-up page: https://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/hgbc-list. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. President: Raymond Ko.).

HARVARD GSAS CATHOLIC GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION provides an opportunity for Catholic graduate students to meet one another socially and spiritually.  Activities include biweekly dinners, discussion groups, Mass and devotions, and social service.  Goals include increasing a sense of community among Catholics on campus, heightening the visibility of Catholicism at Harvard University, especially in the Graduate School, investigating the place of Catholicism in an academic environment and promoting its connection to intellectual life, and encouraging exploration of the Catholic tradition.    For more information contact Rev. George Salzmann (gsalzmann@fas.harvard.edu) or call the Harvard Catholic Student Center, (617) 495-4123.  Website: harvardcatholicchaplaincy.org.  

HARVARD GSAS CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY.  We are a community of Christian graduate students who come together to challenge and encourage one another in living our lives following Jesus Christ. In so doing, we seek to unite our faith and our scholarship through the discussion of faith-related issues in our disciplines, as well as through prayer, worship, and the study of scripture. Christ’s message challenges and sharpens all aspects of our lives—intellectual, relational, and spiritual—and thus we wish to provide the graduate school with an intelligent, faithful presentation of the Christian faith. For more information: Website address: www.hcs.harvard.edu/gsascf/; e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HARVARD GSAS GRADUATE CONSULTING CLUB provides graduate students with a better understanding of the consulting field as a possible career choice.  Members will contact consulting firms, provide networking opportunities, support each other in strategies for interviewing for possible positions, work on case studies, and otherwise assist each other in gaining information about consulting possibilities.  Students will also work with the Office of Career Services staff who will advise and assist the group members. E-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Website: www.harvardgraduateconsultingclub.com.

HARVARD GSAS EARLY CHILDHOOD FORUM creates opportunities for the GSAS student community to learn about policy and research in the area of early childhood development, bringing together students from various fields working on early childhood development, research, and policy, building a group of leaders who can effectively advocate for early childhood development policy, and disseminating research on these topics.  The group collaborates on events and networking with the other Harvard Graduate Schools who work on similar topics.  Contact President Kathryn Hobbs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HARVARD GSAS HEALTH AND DATA SCIENCE  SOCIETY presents a platform for students who are interested in applying data science to health care and life sciences.  The group bridges the interests of students studying in statistics, mathematics, and engineering with those of students studying in biomedical sciences, public health, education, psychology, and multiple health and social sciences related disciplines, to facilitate discussion, and to provide opportunities of applying big data to the healthcare industry.  The group encourages dialogue among students and professors in these various concentrations.  Activities include organizing panel discussions, informal lectures, and other meetings. President Wen Xie

 

HARVARD GSAS IRANIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of Iran by promoting social, cultural, and intellectual activities for both Iranian and interested non-Iranian students and scholars at Harvard. The group’s activities will include but are not limited to holding social functions, sponsoring lectures and discussion groups on Iranian issues, and presenting special events relating to important political, religious, and social issues in Iran. Website: http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/hisa.   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HARVARD GSAS MAHJONG SOCIETY promotes the game of mahjong for members of the Harvard community and specifically for graduate students, introducing aspects of East Asian culture to participants via traditional elements of the game.  Activities include play sessions, mahjong- tournaments, and participation in intercollegiate meetings. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HARVARD GSAS MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION seeks to foster a sense of Middle Eastern culture at Harvard by bringing together especially graduate and also undergraduate students of Middle Eastern background as well as other members of the Harvard community interested in the culture of the Middle East.  A primary goal of the Association is to contribute to the cultural, social, and intellectual life of Harvard University, at the same time enhancing interaction among Middle Eastern students enrolled here.    Contact the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies for more information.

 

HARVARD GSAS NEAR EAST SOCIETY is dedicated to the study and promotion of the ancient and modern Near East in the Harvard community and especially among graduate students. The group seeks to create a university-wide intellectual environment that will facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue and foster a sense of community among the disparate but related fields whose purview is the Near East.  The Harvard Near East Society is geographically oriented, spanning the region from Egypt to Iran and related areas, and encompasses, but is not limited to, the study of religion, literature, philology, history, and archaeology.  The group provides a forum for dynamic exchange among the many academic departments in Harvard whose work pertains to the Near East.  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Website: http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/hnes/about.html

HARVARD GSAS SERBIAN CULTURAL CLUB is dedicated to the goal of preserving Serbian culture and related cultures and bringing examples of these cultures to the members of the Harvard community and specifically to graduate students.  The club’s events focus on literary works, film, music, and culinary specialties from Serbia and surrounding areas.  It does not take a stand on political issues.  For further information:  Website: http://isites.harvard.edu/k22391. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HARVARD GSAS SCIENCE POLICY GROUP. This group was established to engage scientists in the public policy issues that are a result of, and  directly effect, scientific advancement. The Group provides Harvard research communities with opportunities to explore and inform the public debate on important scientific issues, as well as to advocate for state and federally funded research. Activities include topical discussion sessions, practical workshops, invited speakers, debates, panel discussions, and direct communication between individual researchers and state and federal legislators. By bringing together interested scientists on these issues the Group seeks to facilitate cross-campus interaction and interdisciplinary discussion.   Website: hcs.harvard.edu/~sciencepolicy.  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HARVARD GSAS SINGAPOREAN AND MALAYSIAN ASSOCIATION. This group promotes social, intellectual, and cultural activities for Singaporean and Malaysian graduate students and scholars at Harvard and for other interested members of the Harvard community. 

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HARVARD GSAS STUDENT-PARENTS ORGANIZATION aims to enrich the academic experience and provide visibility and support for graduate student and post-doctoral fellow parents at Harvard. This will result in the creation of a more collegial and happy environment for the entire Harvard community and attract a diverse, well-rounded, accomplished and mature pool of graduate student candidates. The group advocates for increased institutional and financial support, identifies and addresses problems that are unique to international graduate student parents, and increases awareness of issues regarding housing, childcare, and community.. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HARVARD GSAS TAE KWON DO CLUB provides graduate students with a group where they can meet each other and practice the art of Tae Kwon Do together. Website is:  http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~graduatetkd/. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HARVARD GSAS TAIWANESE (ROC) STUDENT ASSOCIATION:  Promotes culture, academic exchange and mutual understanding between people from Taiwan (ROC) and people in the Harvard community through social, intellectual and cultural activities. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Website address: http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~htrocsc/. 

HARVARD GSAS TURKISH STUDENT ASSOCIATION provides a platform for Turkish graduate students at Harvard to meet each other and to introduce Turkish culture and history to the Harvard community. Members will organize social and educational events for the community and will offer opportunities for Turkish graduate students for networking and guidance in academic life.  E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HARVARD GSAS U.S. – CHINA ECONOMIC INTERACTION COUNCIL The group supports public discussion and problem-solving about the economic interaction and integration between the United States and China. It encourages study and innovative ideas about current and future trade and general economic concerns between the two countries.  An important goal is to provide Harvard students with an opportunity to acquire more real knowledge of international trade and finance and globalization.  The group will host a conference, sponsor guest speakers, and hold discussion meetings on economic topics. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Website: www.hcs.harvard.edu/huceic.

THE HARVARD GRADUATE STUDENT CANADIAN CLUB/LE CLUB DES ÉTUDIANTS  DÎPLOMÉS DE HARVARD provides services to the members of the Harvard community interested in Canadian culture and issues. Activities include holding social functions (barbecues, Canadian Thanksgiving, curling outings, hockey games, Poutine Party, Canada Day), organizing speakers on Canadian issues, and holding special events relating to important political, athletic, and social occurrences in Canada. We also manage a list-serve for ride sharing to Canada. Visit our website at http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~hgscc/

HARVARD GRADUATE WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (HGWISE) is dedicated to the support and career development of Harvard graduate women in science and engineering.  The group forms an active network via a website, mailings, meetings, sponsored talks, and social events such as lunches and casual mixers. HGWISE is a participatory member of the Harvard Graduate Council and the Working Group for Graduate Students for the Task Force for Women in Science at Harvard, and continues to work to educate various constituencies in the University re issues concerning women and science at Harvard.  HGWISE keeps an open and direct line of communication with the administrators of GSAS.  E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Website:www.hgwise.org

HARVARD KOREA SOCIETY: A GSAS STUDENT ORGANIZATION aims at advancing the cultural and academic understanding of Korea at Harvard.   Activities shall include, but not be limited to: sponsoring lectures and forums on issues concerning Korea and the Korean community in America, giving out information on job opportunities in Korean companies, holding cultural events, and reaching out to other ethnic groups at Harvard to help Korean students understand other cultures. Website address: http://www.harvardkorea.org. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HARVARD SEED FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION: A GSAS STUDENT ORGANIZATION provides community for Harvard students and their peers for innovative dialogue about social issues in the world.  Members will interact with rising young social innovators and entrepreneurs and facilitate problem solving of practical social challenges through the means of civil society and nonprofit organizations. The group fosters conversation between academia and practice, to expose students to real world issues, to encourage the application of advanced science and technology, and to cultivate a sense of citizenship and social responsibility. Activities include formal lectures and informal discussions, workshops and local visits to NGOs. E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Website: www.harvardchinaseed.org.

LGBTQ@GSAS organizes academic and social activities and sponsors events with other Harvard-affiliated lesbian, bisexual, and gay groups and other GSAS organizations. The group holds a business meeting followed by a social hour once a month and sponsors other activities, forums, speakers, and discussion groups throughout the year. All students are particularly encouraged to sign up for the confidential e-mail network by sending a message to.  All GSAS students are entitled to a free UNIX account—sign up at the Science Center  

POLICYLAB: A GSAS STUDENT ORGANIZATION is an online forum for early career scientists to engage the public on policy issues related to their research. This connects the public to researchers who are working directly on science that influences policy, provides a voice for young scientists in the public forum, and allows young scientists to hone their communications skills. Content is directed at a well-informed young lay audience, and the journal uses non-technical language and social media platforms for publicity.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SCIENCE IN THE NEWS: A STUDENT ORGANIZATION AT HARVARD GSAS  is dedicated to the goal of public education in the sciences. Members of the group examine the science behind media reports and bring information to the public, helping them to distinguish scientific fact from pure speculation.  The group provides graduate students with the opportunity to interact with the public and hone their public speaking and presentation skills. Website: http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu.  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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If you are interested in forming an organization, please call the Dudley House Office at (617) 495-2255 or e-mail Susan Zawalich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..