Volume 12, Number 8
Friday, February 23, 1996
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PROFESSOR JOANNE STUBBE AWARDED RICHARDS MEDAL
Professor JoAnne Stubbe will be presented with the Theodore W. Richards Medal at a ceremony honoring her on Thursday, March 14. This award given every two years for "Conspicuous Achievement in Chemistry" by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society. The award ceremony will take place at 8:15 p.m. at the Harvard Science Center, Lecture Hall B. After accepting the award, Professor Stubbe will give a talk on "Radicals: Bane or Boon?"
A dinner honoring Professor Stubbe will begin at 6:15 at the Harvard Faculty Club (cocktails at 5:30). Reservations can be made through noon on March 7 by calling or faxing Marilou Cashman at (800) 872-2054 or (508) 653-6329 (fax), or by e-mail (email@example.com). The cost of dinner for ACS members is $25.00, $28.00 for non-members; for retirees, $15.00, and $8.00 for students. No refunds will be available for reservations not canceled at least 24 hours in advance. Anyone who needs special services or transportation, please call a few days in advance so that suitable arrangements can be made.
Tax Workshops for International Scholars and Faculty
On Monday, February 26, 1996 from 2:00 to 4:30 at 20 Chimneys, 3rd floor Student Center, Attorney Paula N. Singer will present United States tax rules applicable to foreign nationals, including information on tax return filing. Attorney Singer concentrates her practice in international taxation and is a partner with the law firm of Vacovec, Mayotte, and Singer. Federal and state income forms will soon be available in the International Scholars Office, room 4-105.
Just a reminder that all F-1 and J-1 International students and their dependents are required to file federal tax returns. If you have been in the US for 5 years or longer, you are considered a resident for tax purposes and you should file returns on 1040. If you have been in the US less than 5 years, you are considered non-resident for tax purposes and you should file form 1040 NR or 1040 EZ and Form 8843. If you are a non-resident for tax purposes and you received any income from a US source, you are required to file a tax by April 15th. If you are a non-resident for tax purposes and did not receive any income from a US source you can file by June 15th.
The ISO will hold two Tax Workshops, the first of which will cover RA and TA stipend and tuition awards, graduate fellowships, withholding and tax regulations for internationals. on Thursday, February 29th, Room 34-101 from 3-5 p.m. presented by Attorney Stephanie Meilman. The other workshop on March 18th from 3:00 to 5:00 in room 10-250 is designed for undergraduate students and international graduate students not receiving financial aid.
Notes of Interest
Professor J.W. Thoman has been appointed Chair of the Chemistry Department at Williams College. Professor Thoman received his Ph.D. at MIT in the mid-1980's.
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