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  • LA screenwriters, it's time to apply for our revamped Harvardwood Writers Program - Features! *EXTENDED* deadline to apply: October 7, 2015. Open to Harvardwood members only.

  • If you're a past or current Harvardwood member, take our 2015 Member Survey by Oct. 15th for a month of free membership!

  • Calling all community service volunteers! Harvardwood Heroes gives four $500 unrestricted grants yearly to Harvard-affiliated individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to their local communities. Apply by October 25th!


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    C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to Mediating Film Related Disputes

    Saturday, October 03, 2015 at 08:30 AM · $180.00 USD
    USC Gould School of Law in Los Angeles, CA

    This training provides an overview of the California Lawyers for the Arts – Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services panel and program. At the training, you will also learn how to deal with one of the most common cases we see at AAMS - the Film Related case. From disputes over credit, contracts and creative control, we will cover important issues that mediators must be aware of to successfully mediate these often complex cases. Upon completion of the training, attendees may eligible to serve as a volunteer mediator through AAMS.


    • Terri Lubaroff
    • Shawn Davis
    • Alice Reeb
    • And more!

    The training also includes a special interactive improv comedy workshop from Held2gether, Improv4life.

    A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

    ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To be eligible to attend, a minimum of 25 hours of mediation training from an approved certificate program is required.

    AAMS, a program of California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA) has provided alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services to artists, arts organizations, performers, entertainers, and other members of the general public since 1980. These services are made possible through major support from the Los Angeles County Department of Community and Senior Services through the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act.

    Harvardwood Heads To... Harvard Club of VA Presents "Carnegie Hall Comes to Richmond: The Furuya Sisters Trio in Concert"

    Thursday, October 08, 2015 at 07:00 PM · $20.00 USD
    The Commonwealth Club in Richmond, VA

    Carnegie Hall Comes to Richmond: The Furuya Sisters Trio in Concert


    This All-Ivy Alumni concert features the acclaimed Furuya Sisters Trio, cellist Mimi, pianist Sakiko and violinist Harumi (Harvard AB, AM, PhD). The NYC-based sisters have played the major concert halls of the U.S. and Europe.


    The Harvard Club of Virginia invites all Ivy-League & Cambridge/Oxford alumni and guests, plus members of the Richmond Symphony to enjoy an enchanting evening of concert with the Furuya Sisters Trio at Richmond's historic Commonwealth Club.  Each sister is a former child prodigy and a Julliard School graduate.  Their concerts are very popular in the New York City area, where they have played Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center and many other locations.  They have also performed at Harvard and Stanford Universities.  For more information about the Furuya Sisters Trio, visit their website:  http://www.furuyasisters.com/index.htm .


    Our mixer begins at 7:00pm, followed by an introduction to the program at 7:45.  The concert will last from 8:00 till approximately 9:15pm. During the mixer, there will be free hors d'ouevres.  Drinks will be sold by the glass. 


    October 8, 2015 Thursday 7pm (Mixer at 7pm - Pre-Concert Talk at 7:45pm - Concert at 8pm)

    The Commonwealth Club

    401 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23220

    Directions: http://www.thecommonwealthclub.net/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=317172&ssid=208241&vnf=1


    The program includes:


    Johann Sebastian Bach's Suite for Solo Cello No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009

       - Mimi Furuya, cello


    Frederic Chopin's Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante in E-flat major, Op. 22

       - Sakiko Furuya, piano


    Johann Sebastian Bach's Allemanda from Partita for Solo Violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

       - Harumi Furuya, violin


    Camille Saint-Saens' Havanaise in E major, Op.83

       - Harumi Furuya, violin & Sakiko Furuya, piano




    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 50 (I. Pezzo elegiaco:  Moderato assai--Allegro giusto)

       - Mimi, Sakiko & Harumi Furuya – The Furuya Sisters Trio


    Space is limited.  We strongly advise you to purchase tickets in advance, as we expect this event to sell out.  The tickets are going fast.


    In-Advance Ticket Prices:  $20 Adults / $35 Couple.  Pay by credit card at our Eventbrite website: 



    At-the-Door Ticket Prices (on a space-available basis):  $25 Adults / $40 Couple


    More info: 



    Questions:  Email Kim Chaffee, President of Harvard Club of Virginia, at kim.chaffee2@gmail.com 

  • Recent Announcements

    Apply to be matched with an industry mentor in 2015-2016!

    The Harvardwood Mentorship Program fosters meaningful professional relationships by matching Harvard graduates with more established alums in their fields of interest for a period of eight months of one-on-one career mentoring.

    We are now accepting applications from prospective mentees for the 2015-16 HMP!

    Mentees will connect with their mentors in four one-on-one meetings (preferred) or phone conversations over the course of the year, usually September - May. Although not required, optional experiences include shadowing a typical workday, meeting, or conference call; offering a tour of the mentor's company offices; or attending HMP events.

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    Take our membership survey for 1 month FREE MEMBERSHIP!

    Harvardwood is planning some new initiatives for 2016, and we appreciate your thoughtful feedback and suggestions.

    This survey is intended for Harvardwood (past and current) members, Friends of Harvardwood, and subscribers. If you have a few minutes, we would love to hear from you!

    ALL RESPONSES WILL BE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. Past or current members who wish to earn one (1) month of free Harvardwood membership can opt to enter their identifying information at the beginning of the survey. This offer does not apply to new members.

    Please complete the survey by October 15, 2015.

    Thank you for helping us continue to make Harvardwood a vibrant and enriching arts, media, and entertainment community!


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