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Community Space Coffee Chat - LGBTQ+

Friday, May 7, 2021, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Back by popular demand, the community spaces for affinity groups will be open weekly and offered through May. These online coffee chat sessions will feature open agendas and create space for flexible conversation and community. This space is for all members of the Harvard community, including students, staff, faculty, postdocs, research fellows, and academic personnel, who identify as a part of the LGBTQ+ community. To learn more about the Coffee Chat series,... Read more about Community Space Coffee Chat - LGBTQ+

SCP Webinar Series May 2021 - Caregiving Technology, Gadgets, Apps and More

Tuesday, May 4, 1 - 2 p.m.

There is a wealth of technology products and services available to help caregivers care for aging loved ones. GPS and artificial intelligence-based products, voice assist and medication safety gadgets, medical apps, robotic solutions, virtual reality, wearables, hearables and sensor clothing are all helping family members keep loved ones healthy, keep them safe and keep them connected to avoid isolation and loneliness.... Read more about SCP Webinar Series May 2021 - Caregiving Technology, Gadgets, Apps and More

Glass Flowers Tours – The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants

Join us on April 15 for a virtual tour of the famous Glass Flowers! This docent-led tour will delve into the history, artistry, and significance of the collection and give participants the opportunity to explore the gallery online. These interactive tours are approximately one-hour in length, and offer time for Q&A with your tour guide.... Read more about Glass Flowers Tours – The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants

Recovering the Histories of Seven Enslaved Americans

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 6-7pm. Online

For seven seasons, award-winning Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. has uncovered the ancestral stories of celebrity guests on his hit-television series, Finding Your Roots. In this program, Gates Jr. will be joined by Dr. Gregg Hecimovich to discuss the process of unearthing the histories of formerly enslaved people.... Read more about Recovering the Histories of Seven Enslaved Americans

Race, Representation, and Agassiz’s Brazilian Fantasy

How do we confront the history and legacy of Louis Agassiz’s extensive archive of images of African and Indigenous Brazilians made in Manaus, Brazil in 1865 and housed at Harvard’s Peabody Museum?

On April 1 from 4-5:30 p.m., five distinguished panelists will reflect on the historical moment when these pictures were taken, discuss racist displays of Indigenous people in Brazil and elsewhere, and, by bringing to light respect for different epistemologies, explore ways to contend with them today.... Read more about Race, Representation, and Agassiz’s Brazilian Fantasy

Nature as Artist Virtual Tour

Nature has long inspired we humans to imagine and create art. Dancers, designers, musicians, painters, and sculptors – they are all found in the natural world. Embark on this journey through the exhibit galleries of the Harvard Museum of Natural History, where we will reveal intriguing, and often surprising, sources of creativity and connection between the realms of nature and art.... Read more about Nature as Artist Virtual Tour

President's Administrative Innovation Fund

The President’s Administrative Innovation Fund (PAIF) application period is now open! The PAIF theme this year is the future of work—a very timely topic indeed. The deadline to submit an application is April 12th. Created to catalyze staff-generated solutions that foster innovative collaboration across the University, the PAIF has supported 34 projects to date that have enhanced administrative excellence, talent development, and service delivery in support of our teaching and learning mission.... Read more about President's Administrative Innovation Fund