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Safra Center seeks fellowship applicants

first_imgThe Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard is seeking applicants for the center’s graduate fellowships in ethics. Applications are invited from graduate students who are writing dissertations or are engaged in major research on topics in practical ethics, especially ethical issues in architecture, business, education, government, law, medicine, public health, public policy, and religion.The center seeks applicants who have excelled in their fields of specialization, have demonstrated an interest in questions of value that cut across disciplinary boundaries, and who are likely to make significant contributions to teaching and scholarship in practical and professional ethics.Students should be enrolled in a Harvard doctoral program, or be enrolled in or be a recent graduate of a Harvard professional degree program that does not require a doctoral dissertation for an academic career (such as law or medicine). Advanced students taking leaves of absence from one of these approved programs are also eligible. All course requirements and general examinations must be completed before the start of the fellowship year. Students taking a full or partial course load in either semester of the fellowship year are ineligible.The deadline for applying is Nov. 18. For more information, visit the website or email [email protected]last_img read more

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Garden to bed

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaAs fall begins to settle in, host Walter Reeves gets busyputting the flower garden to bed on “Gardening inGeorgia” Oct. 22 on Georgia Public Broadcasting.”Gardening in Georgia” is produced by GPB and the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. It’stelevised each Saturday at 12:30 and 7 p.m.On this week’s show, Reeves visits the Biltmore Estate inAsheville, N.C. There, he helps horticulture director ParkerAndes dig elephant ear corms. As they work, others are pulling upfaded annuals and preparing beds for fall all around them.UGA horticulture professor emeritus Wayne McLaurin then showsReeves how to examine compost to make sure everything has beendigested. He describes a homemade screen he uses to sift finishedcompost from larger particles that need to stay longer in thepile. For more on mulching, see the UGA publication, “Compostingand Mulching.”Finally, Reeves shows how to dig up the tubers of dahlias with agarden fork and dust any wounds with sulfur. He packs the rootsin a plastic tub filled with perlite. Then he keeps the tub in acool spot until planting time next spring.last_img read more

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