Learning & Development

2021 Feb 13

I ❤️ Science: Tiny Creatures

1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Online

Break out of the winter doldrums and welcome Harvard science into your home with the all-virtual I Heart Science festival lasting from Friday, February 12 to Monday, February 15. This day’s “Tiny Creatures” theme looks at bacteria, viruses, and other microbial creatures.

During the live webinar, starting at 1:00 pm ET, meet live tardigrades, also known as water bears. Watch recorded videos featuring Harvard scientists who study bacterial resistance, ways to test for viruses, and how bacteria grow.

At home, try your hand at making a water-drop microscope, comparing...

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2021 Feb 12

I ❤️ Science: Incredible Evolution

1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Online

Break out of the winter doldrums and welcome Harvard science into your home with the all-virtual I heart Science festival lasting from Friday, February 12 to Monday, February 15. Today’s “Incredible Evolution” theme looks at ways that animals have adapted to their environments. During the live webinar, starting at 1pm ET, meet Harvard researchers studying how brains evolve and how stress can enhance performance.

At home, watch recorded videos by Harvard scientists studying mice behavior or try your hand at comparing bone structures, collecting bugs, and investigating...

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2021 Feb 04

From Conquest to Colony: The Early Colonial Period in Peru

6:00pm to 7:00pm

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Online

Peru’s early colonial history is generally viewed from the perspective of the Europeans who invaded the region and documented their conquests. Recent archaeological studies, however, are revealing new insights into the experiences of Indigenous and other peoples who lived during this turbulent period. Archaeologist Jeffrey Quilter will discuss findings of the first in-depth archaeological and historical study of a colonial Peruvian town documented in his new book, Magdalena de Cao (Peabody Museum Press, 2021) highlighting how they are advancing our understanding of...

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2021 Feb 02

After-School Animal Encounters: Defense

3:00pm to 3:45pm

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Online

Animals have many amazing and bizarre ways to defend themselves, from exoskeletons and shells, to losing limbs and spraying chemicals! Learn about what some of our animals do to protect themselves and even to avoid a fight altogether. Join human museum staffers Javier and Ryan as they lead you in a 45-minute-long program with live animals. This event will be fun for the whole family so bring your questions and sense of wonder.

This webinar is free and will be hosted via Zoom.

Register here for this ...

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2021 Jun 08

User Experience (UX) Foundations (IT) (IT Academy 2-Day Course)

9:00am to 11:00am

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Online

This hands-on, Specialized Discipline course meets on June 8 & 9 and will provide you with a broader understanding of what UX is. You will learn the benefits of good UX, their methods and applicability, and the resources that are available to you. 

Light refreshments such as coffee, bottled water, fruit and granola bars, are included. 

If you’d like space to work before or after your IT Academy Class you can go to public areas and access Harvard WiFi: Lamont Library (Harvard Yard), Widener Library (Harvard Yard), Cabot Library (...

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2021 Apr 13

User Experience (UX) Foundations (IT) (IT Academy 2-Day Course)

9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

This hands-on, Specialized Discipline course meets on April 13 & 14 and will provide you with a broader understanding of what UX is. You will learn the benefits of good UX, their methods and applicability, and the resources that are available to you. 

Light refreshments such as coffee, bottled water, fruit and granola bars, are included. 

If you’d like space to work before or after your IT Academy Class you can go to public areas and access Harvard WiFi: Lamont Library (Harvard Yard), Widener Library (Harvard Yard), Cabot Library...

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2021 Feb 03

User Experience (UX) Foundations (IT) (IT Academy 2-Day Course)

9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

This hands-on, Specialized Discipline course meets on Feb. 3 & 4 and will provide you with a broader understanding of what UX is. You will learn the benefits of good UX, their methods and applicability, and the resources that are available to you. 

Light refreshments such as coffee, bottled water, fruit and granola bars, are included. 

If you’d like space to work before or after your IT Academy Class you can go to public areas and access Harvard WiFi: Lamont Library (Harvard Yard), Widener Library (Harvard Yard), Cabot Library (Science...

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2021 Jan 27

ABCD OpenScholar

3:30pm to 4:30pm

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Online

Officially sign-up to be part of the ABCD-OpenScholar group. You will receive email reminders of upcoming meetings and any materials from past events.

To sign-up:

  1. Go to the ABCD Membership page
  2. Sign-up to be a member of ABCD OR log-in to using your ABCD credentials
  3. Once you get access to the ABCD Database page, select "yes" next to the abcd-openscholar option.
  4. Click Submit

Web Accessibility for Developers

January 13, 2021
Meant as a follow-up to "Digital Accessibility for Content Creators" or another introduction to accessibility, we survey some essentials for developers with code examples, demonstrations, and an emphasis on testing.This training on Jan. 20 will be held virtually via Zoom in two sessions: 10 am - 12 pm, and 2 pm - 4 pm. Learn more. Read more about Web Accessibility for Developers
2021 Feb 23

Digital Accessibility Foundations (IT Academy 2-day course)

9:00am

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Online

This training will be held virtually via Zoom on February 23 and 24 from 9 am - 11 am, and 1 pm - 3 pm each day. This course is part of the IT Academy, but is open to all and recommended for anyone and everyone at Harvard.  

This course provides an overview of digital accessibility and includes a number of activities for which your laptop will be required. This course will cover: 

  • Introduction to accessibility – gain understanding about the meaning, history, and importance of digital...
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2021 Feb 22

Digital Accessibility for Content Creators

2:00pm to 4:30pm

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Online

This training will introduce learners to digital accessibility, demonstrate its importance, and provide guidance about Harvard’s Digital Accessibility Policy. We will discuss best practices for creating accessible web content, and also for updating existing content to make it accessible to all users. 

The audience for this training is anyone who develops, edits, or publishes content for a website at Harvard, even if it's not your main job responsibility. There will be some...

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2021 Feb 18

Introduction to Digital Accessibility and Harvard's Policies

2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Online

This training introduces and explores basic concepts of digital accessibility and relevant university policies including the Digital Accessibility Policy and the Accessible Technology Procurement and Development Policy.

No prerequisite experience with accessibility is required. Learn how you and your department can create more inclusive and welcoming...

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