[HCS]Announce for wk of 11/26

Scott A. Golder golder at hcs.harvard.edu
Tue Nov 27 11:21:01 EST 2001


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THIS WEEK:
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(1) HCS Elections
(2) Datamatch!
(3) Radcliffe Lecture
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(1) HCS Elections
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HCS Elections for the 2002 year will be held on TUESDAY DECEMBER 11 at 7 PM in the
HCS Office.  This is in place of the biweekly steering meeting.  All are invited
to attend and run for an office.

To run for an office, you must submit a position paper, which is simply an email
sent to hcs-members at hcs.harvard.edu (cc golder at hcs, please) in which you detail
your ideas for the position.  Please submit these soon, but no later than 6 PM on
the 11th.

The offices are as follows:
* President - lead and plan meetings and other general HCS events, oversee all HCS
projects and activities.
* Business Mgr. - manage and oversee the financial affairs (i.e. checkbook) of HCS
* Projects Coordinator - oversee all HCS projects.  Select new projects and assist
project members in various ways.
* Communications Mgr. - responsible for HCS records, archives and correspondence.
* Membership Coordinator - plan and run all recruitment efforts and social and
informal events

In addition to these duties, there exists the general duty of a board officer to
pitch in and do whatever is needed to make the society run.  There are lots of
things that don't fall under any specific officer that simply need to happen, and
the officers as a whole take care of them.

For other election information, including rules and duties of officers, see the
HCS Constitution, http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/constitution.shtml

For other questions, please get in touch with any current board officer.
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(3) Datamatch!
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It's that time of year again!  Time for Datamatch, HCS' own computer matchmaking
program that we open up to the whole Harvard undergraduate community.  To get
involved in helping revamp the questions (lots of fun!) or tweaking the algorithm,
or working on publicity, or whatever you'd like, then get in touch with Jinger
(jinger at hcs).
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(3) Radcliffe Lecture
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Susan L. Graham, the Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
at University of California, Berkeley titled "Improving Software Productivity"

* Thursday, November 29, 2001, 4pm, Maxwell Dworkin Building
* Reception immediately follows in the Maxwell Dworkin Lobby
* Free and open to the public For Further information call 617-496-3052

Society is increasingly dependent on software. Why is it so difficult then to create and maintain high-quality products? Susan L. Graham, Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, will address this question and discuss the research directions that hold promise for improving the situation. A professor in the electrical engineering and computer sciences department at the University of California at Berkeley, Graham received her A.B. in mathematics from Radcliffe College and her M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a Fellow of the Association for Computer Machinery and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She served on President Clinton's Committee for the National Medal of Sciences, and serves on President Bush's Information Technology Advisory Committee.
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