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Located in Harvard Yard, Dudley House is the student center for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, offering intellectual, social, and recreational opportunities to GSAS students.

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Don't Miss Dudley

Posted Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Our roundup of upcoming events at Dudley House, the GSAS graduate student center

80s Party — to the Max!
Saturday, March 1, 9 p.m.–midnight, Main Dining Room.
Take a night off from the books and break out the shoulder pads and parachute pants as Dudley becomes a blast from the past with your favorite 80s hits. Open to Dudley members, MIT graduate students, and their guests.

St. Patrick's Day Game Day for Kids
Sunday, March 9, 3–5 p.m., Dudley House Game Room (3rd floor).
An afternoon of movies, music, snacks, and games, with a Saint Patrick's Day theme! This event is open to the entire Harvard community and is designed for families with children two to twelve years old. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Music for Food: A Concert to Fight Hunger
Monday, March 17, 8 p.m., Brown Hall, New England Conservatory.
Music for Food is a Boston-based concert series and hunger-relief initiative that asks concertgoers to donate money or non-perishable food at the door. Donations of any size are accepted, and all contributions go to the Greater Boston Food Bank. Join us for a program entitled, "Bohemia, Stopping in Buenos Aires." RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by noon on March 16.

An Intellectual Feast
Monday, March 24, Senior Common Room Dinner.
Reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Graduate Student Lounge, dinner at 6 p.m. in the Common Room, and a talk by Professor Claude Bruderlein, entitled "Talking to the Taliban: Humanitarian Negotiations in Conflict Zones." Bruderlein, the current adviser to the President of the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) and a professor at Harvard School of Public Health, will discuss his experience negotiating for humanitarian access in conflict zones ranging from Afghanistan under the Taliban to North Korea. Tickets can be acquired in the House office.

Give Blood
Thursday, March 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Graduate Student Lounge.
Your donation will go directly to Mount Auburn Hospital to save up to three lives! Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up. On donation day, bring your photo ID, drink plenty of water, and eat a good breakfast. Juice and snacks will be on hand. Rescheduled from February due to weather.

A Swing in Your Step
Saturday, March 29, 9:30 p.m.–midnight.
The Spring Swing, an annual Dudley House tradition, offers a chance to bring out your finery and take the dance floor in style, accompanied by the smooth sounds of the Dudley Jazz Band. Waltzing lessons precede the event (8:30–9:30 p.m.). Watch your email for information about tickets.

Save the Dates!
Monday, April 14: The Dudley Jazz Band in Concert, Paine Hall
Sunday May 4: The Dudley Orchestra in Concert, Sanders Theatre
Friday, May 9: The Annual Fred Astaire Film Festival, Graduate Student Lounge