Wellbeing

  • 2020 Jan 21

    Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

    Repeats every month on the 26 of February until Wed Feb 26 2020 . Also includes Thu Mar 26 2020, Tue Apr 14 2020, Thu May 21 2020.
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

    As every office worker knows, sitting for long periods can result in stiffness and discomfort. The gentle stretches and postures taught in this program are designed to increase flexibility at the joints – thereby improving one's range of motion – and also aid in relaxing the hips and lower portions of the body to increase one's ability to sit with ease. Because this practice blends movement in the body with the breath, it is an ideal extension of mindfulness practice.

    No previous knowledge of yoga is necessary. This class does not require special clothing or equipment.

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  • 2020 Jan 23

    HGSE FreeCycle

    11:00am to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Gutman Commons Café

    Come Freecycle with us during course previews week!  Donate items you no longer need and pass them along to someone who could use them, and/or pick up something you didn’t know you needed, choosing to reuse instead of buying new.  Perennially popular Freecycle items include: books, office supplies, clothing, tools. toys, furniture, and plants.  Leave off donations in the Freecycle collection bin in the Gutman Vestibule between January 2 – 22, or just drop them off with the Green Team the morning of the Freecycle between 9:30-11am.  No need to donate to pick up...

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  • 2020 Jan 23

    Landscape for Life

    Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Feb 13 2020 .
    12:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building

    This intensive introductory course will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to create a great-looking garden that is healthier for people and the environment. This class is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (sustainablesites.org), the nation’s first rating system for sustainable landscapes. The comprehensive curriculum covers a range of topics, including soils, water, plants, and landscape materials. (Note: This is not a garden design class, but a practical class on how to garden and care for sites that is most beneficial for the...

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  • 2020 Jan 23

    Garden Design Workshop for Home Gardeners

    Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Mar 05 2020 except Thu Feb 20 2020.
    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
    You may have the desire to make a garden, but then grapple with how to start designing your home garden spaces. Why not get some help in designing a layout for an area of your yard in this beginner-level class? Learn the organizational components of a coherent garden and practice the process of design with award-winning designer Christie Dustman. You will leave class with a plan in progress from which to continue your design explorations. This class is primarily about garden spaces rather than specific plant selection. In the final class, Christie will present various ways to work with... Read more about Garden Design Workshop for Home Gardeners
  • 2020 Jan 25

    Winter Tree Identification

    9:30am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building
    Without their leaves, trees can be challenging to identify in the winter. However, if you consider a tree’s branching structure and buds, you can often determine its species. Former Arboretum horticulturist and now a high school teacher, Sue Pfeiffer will speak about the clues to look for and the keys available to help you definitively identify specific trees. Dress in layers for indoor and outdoor learning.
    Fee $40 member; $52 nonmember

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  • 2020 Jan 27

    New Employee Orientation

    Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Mar 02 2020 except Mon Jan 20 2020, Mon Feb 17 2020.
    9:00am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

    Introduction to the structure and culture of Harvard along with benefits, perks and opportunities for new Harvard employees.

    Registration required*

    Click here to learn more.

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  • 2020 Jan 28

    Botany Blast: What is Biodiversity and Why Does It Matter?

    6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building
    Most of us have an intuitive sense of what counts as "biodiversity" and why it is important to live in a biodiverse world, but these questions have also powered decades of revelatory and complex ecological research. Join Putnam Postdoctoral Fellow Jake Grossman for an exploration of the world of biodiversity research. Our focus will be on how scientists define and quantify biodiversity and how biodiversity loss affects the way that ecosystems work. Jake will share highlights from his dissertation research, which entailed the use of experimentally planted "forests" to study the role of... Read more about Botany Blast: What is Biodiversity and Why Does It Matter?
  • 2020 Jan 29

    O&I at Longwood Medical Area

    11:00am to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 190 Longwood Avenue (REB entrance)

    M/C and Visa credit card payment onsite!  

    For large orders and orders for trolley passes and Body Mechanics vouchers, please order online in advance by 3pm on Tuesday and request LMA pick up.

    Outings & Innings is an internal Harvard University service for staff, faculty, retirees, students and some other Harvard affiliates that offers a dynamic menu of (1) date-specific event tickets for a wide variety of performing arts (music, dance, theater) and professional sports, (2)...

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