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J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, will deliver the keynote address at Harvard’s commencement ceremony on June 5, 2008. The university will present Rowling with an honorary degree.

The MIT Energy Initiative will spend more than $1.6 million in campus seed grants — ranging from $30,000 to $150,000 — for 17 energy research projects. The projects were selected out of 54 submitted proposals.

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