Friday short takes

-- Liberal activist Kate Coyne-McCoy will serve as a fellow in the Women and Public Policy program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government for the current academic year. She says she hopes to take her political knowledge and translate it into helping women from Harvard to run for elected office.

-- Action Speaks!, the thought-provoking annual discussion series at AS220, kicks off next week. I have a preview here.

-- Ted Widmer, all-around genius, occasional Phoenix contributor, and director of Brown's John Carter Brown Library, has been appointed a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation.

-- The Gail Callahan Gallery, a new spot on Allens Avenue in Providence, has an opening tonight of baseball-related paintings by Peter Campbell.

-- One Day in Haditha, Russ Smith's new anti-war installation, opens tonight at Firehouse 13.

-- Former Channel 10 reporter Cathy Ray is leaving her post at an ABC station in Las Vegas due to an illness.

-- Charlie Hall's Ocean State Follies play the Courthouse Center for the Arts in West Kingston tomorrow night.

-- An open house on green buildings in Rhode Island will be held tomorrow. For info, visit here.

-- N4N predictions: Sox over Angels in 4, Indians over Yankees in 5.

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