• 2020 Jan 25

    Winter Tree Identification

    9:30am to 12:30pm


    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 09 2020 except Mon Jan 20 2020, Mon Feb 17 2020.
    9:00am to 12:30pm


    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 27

    Plaza WinterFest 2020



    Science Center Plaza

    Beginning Monday, January 27, 2020 the Harvard community is invited to the Science Center Plaza to find warmth through the coldest months of the year during Harvard Common Spaces' fourth annual Plaza WinterFest.

    Play free ice lane games including curling, shuffleboard, and bowling, along with classic year-round games like giant chess, ping pong, foosball, and cornhole. Enjoy ample seating, fire pits to warm up and roast marshmallows, and try the many treats available for purchase through the Common Spaces food truck program. S’mores supplies and hot chocolate will also be sold...

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  • 2020 Jan 27

    Mediation and Conflict Management - PON Seminar Spring 2020

    6:00pm to 8:00pm


    Harvard Square Campus

    Ready to hone your leadership and facilitation skills?  Learn how to manage conflict and resolve disputes between opposing parties in this semester-length seminar.
    Graduating participants will receive a certificate of completion from PON.

    January 27 – April 6, 2020 Harvard Campus
    Monday evenings
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. E.T. 

    Tuition & Fees:
    $1,500 (General)
    $1,150 (Graduate Students)
    Can’t attend in person?
    Join the live session via Zoom for $1,500.00

    For more information and to register online, visit www.pon.harvard.edu/...

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  • 2020 Jan 28

    Gallery Talk: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    12:30pm to 1:00pm


    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

    Join curatorial assistants Casey Monahan and Heather Linton on a walk through the galleries to discover creatures real and imagined.

    Our galleries are full of stories—this series of drop-in talks gives visitors a chance to hear the best ones! The talks highlight new works on view, take a fresh look at old favorites, investigate artists’ materials and techniques, and reveal the latest discoveries by curators, conservators, fellows, visiting artists, technologists, and other contributors.

    Offered by:
    Casey Kane Monahan, Cunningham Curatorial...

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  • 2020 Jan 28

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

    6:30pm to 8:00pm


    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

    Managing Up

    10:00am to 3:00pm


    Countway Library, Longwood Medical Area

    Based on the book: HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across, this half-day, 4-hour workshop will cover tools and techniques to empower you as an effective communicator with your manager. Topics covered include style differences, setting clear expectations, and managing your professional development.

    You will learn 

    • Tools for appreciating style differences with your manager(s) 
    • Strategies to negotiate workload, deadlines, and other workplace issues with your manager(s) 
    • Techniques for asking clear questions for...
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