Learning & Development

2021 Mar 04

The Last Common Ancestor

6:00pm to 7:00pm

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The last common ancestor of chimpanzees and modern humans is believed to have evolved in Africa six to eight million years ago. Finding fossil apes and hominins—extinct members of the human lineage—from this period has been challenging. Ashley Hammond will discuss her approach to identifying key evolutionary adaptations of this last common ancestor using 3D technology, analyses of known fossils, and field research at six-million-year-old sites in Kenya. Hammond’s research aims to clarify the origins of bipedality, a key adaptation in human evolution.

Evolution Matters...

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2021 Mar 03

After-School Animal Encounters: Weird Eaters

3:00pm to 3:45pm

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Have you ever thought about the way you eat, or even how you chew? Now, imagine that you are a huge bullfrog, a sea star, or even a scorpion. How would you eat? As March is Nutrition Month in the U.S., it’s the perfect time to meet some of our live animals and explore our creatures’ diets and eating habits. Join human museum staffers Javier and Ryan in this 45-minute program for families and get a close look at some weird eaters.

This webinar is free and will be hosted via Zoom.

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2021 Feb 15

I ❤️ Science: Faraway Worlds

1:00pm to 2:30pm

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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 “Faraway Worlds” theme looks at exploration of places hard to get to such as space, deep oceans, and the distant past.

During the live webinar, starting at 1:00 pm ET, meet Harvard researchers studying how we study the sun and what we hope to learn from missions to Mars.

At home, try your hand at investigating light, explore what we know about coelacanths and hear the story...

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2021 Feb 14

I ❤️ Science: Love the Earth

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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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 “Love the Earth” theme looks at how we are taking care of our planet and the geology that makes it all possible.

During the live webinar, starting at 1:00 pm ET, meet Harvard researchers studying how we can design batteries large enough to power a building and investigate what it takes to save endangered species.

At home, try your hand at growing crystals, modeling volcanos, and...

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2021 Feb 13

I ❤️ Science: Tiny Creatures

1:00pm to 2:30pm

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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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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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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.

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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

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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

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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

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