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FYI: 2005 LSA Institute Reminders

Author: Sabine Iatridou

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FYI Body: I would like to remind students that the deadline for applying for a fellowship to attend the 2005 LSA Institute is February 11. For more information, please visit

Moreover, students and Institute affiliates from outside of North America may experience delays in securing travel documents required for entry into the US. All are urged to apply for these entry documents at the earliest date possible.

For any further questions, please visit http://web.mit.edu/lsa2005 or write to

Sabine Iatridou

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