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Lost and Found: Community Gathering for Grieving and Hope - Virtual Event

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 5:00pm to 6:00pm - Online

“Lost and Found” is a two-event series acknowledging the impacts of ongoing loss and unresolved grief. A space to begin healing as a community, each event includes time for writing, reflection, and storytelling, with opportunities share your stories online at: bit.ly/harvard-lost-found... Read more about Lost and Found: Community Gathering for Grieving and Hope - Virtual Event

The Climate of Grief

Monday, October 25, 2021, 7:00pm - online

Zoom registration required.

Victoria Chang writes in her New York Times Notable Book of 2020, Obit, “I always knew that grief was something I could smell. But I didn’t know that it’s not actually a noun but a verb. That it moves.” After the deaths of her parents, she refused to write elegies; instead, Chang wrote poetic obituaries of the beautiful, broken world that surrounds her... Read more about The Climate of Grief

Virtual Student Guide Tour: Abstract Bodies, with Paul Tamburro

Paul Tamburro ’22 will explore the tension between abstraction and figural representation in three works of art: a Cycladic figurine from the third millennium BCE; a pair of Chimú earplugs from pre-Columbian Peru; and Georg Baselitz’s 1964 painting Saxon Motif. Throughout the tour, Tamburro will discuss the relationship created between each work and our own bodies.

This interactive tour will take place online via Zoom on October 14, 2021, 8:00pm to 8:30pm.... Read more about Virtual Student Guide Tour: Abstract Bodies, with Paul Tamburro

Succeeding in a Hybrid Work Environment

This two-hour virtual workshop on Sept. 30 from 10:00am to 12:00pm helps employees learn ways to navigate and succeed in a post-pandemic hybrid work environment. Explore how a hybrid work environment impacts work, relationships, and stakeholders. This requires potentially new and different ways to communicate and collaborate. There will be some time for peer-to-peer discussion about specific challenges.... Read more about Succeeding in a Hybrid Work Environment

Tap into the Potential of Your Unique Strengths

Friday, September 24, 10:00-11:30am - online

We all have unique strengths that we use to guide and achieve our career goals. In this session we will use the VIA (Values in Action Inventory) Character Strengths assessment to identify your top strengths that contribute to your unique personality. During the session we will explore: the six facets of character strengths; identify specific examples of your tops strengths and set goals for promoting your strengths.... Read more about Tap into the Potential of Your Unique Strengths

Five Techniques for Getting Deep Sleep

Thursday, September 16, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm - online

Deep Stage 3 sleep, or restorative sleep is the stage of sleep most responsible for mending the wear and tear of daily life and rejuvenating the mind/body. And while the body wants to spend about 20% of the night in stage 3 sleep most people get much less stage 3 sleep. The results are lower levels of energy, more body pain and the experience of waking up feeling less restored. In this presentation you will learn five simple techniques that will help you to get more stage 3 sleep, more energy, less pain and more peace of mind.... Read more about Five Techniques for Getting Deep Sleep

Flexwork Overview for Employees

Friday, September 17, 12-1pm. Online

Harvard’s flexwork guidelines have gone through several iterations to keep them current with the needs of the University and its employees. Now, as we enter a new phase of resuming some familiar practices and experimenting with new ones, Harvard will use flexwork as a dynamic tool both to discover and invent the workplace of the future. The guidelines elaborate on a long-standing practice of flexwork at Harvard, and name emerging questions that will only be resolved over time.... Read more about Flexwork Overview for Employees

Vinyasa Yoga Class – Online and In-Person

Wednesday, September 8, 5:30-6:30pm

Sign up for the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s summer fitness series. Classes include a variety of yoga classes, Pilates and Tai Chi. The perfect way to unwind at the end of the day. Sign up below to receive the link and information for this class. All classes will be recorded and posted to the Conservancy’s YouTube Channel for all to enjoy after the live event.... Read more about Vinyasa Yoga Class – Online and In-Person