Learning & Development

2021 Oct 13

Did We Evolve to Exercise?

6:00pm to 7:15pm

Location: 

Online

Advance Registration Required.

Exercise is a paradox: everyone knows it is healthy, but most of us struggle to do it. Further, as technology and machines increasingly replace human labor, fewer people are getting enough exercise. In this talk, Daniel Lieberman will explain how an evolutionary and anthropological perspective on exercise can help. How much exercise did we evolve to do? Is exercise really a magic bullet? Why, how, and to what extent does exercise slow aging and promote...

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2021 Oct 05

After-School Animal Encounters: Radical Reptiles

4:00pm to 4:45pm

Location: 

Online

Advance Registration Required.

Reptiles have lived on Earth for millions of years and over that time have evolved some amazing characteristics and strategies for survival. From snakes slithering through trees to geckos with beautiful fat-storing tails and even lizards flashing blue tongues as a defense mechanism, the world of reptiles is full of fascinating creatures. Join human museum staffers Javier and Ryan as they lead you in a 45-minute program with live animals. This event will...

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2021 Sep 30

Saving Seahorses to Save Seas

6:00pm to 7:15pm

Location: 

Online

Amanda Vincent, the 2021 Indianapolis Prize winner, has dedicated her career to understanding and advocating for seahorses, which serve as a flagship species for a wide range of marine conservation issues. She is credited with bringing the world’s attention to the 44 known species of seahorses and with developing a collaborative approach to marine conservation that is also improving the status of many other marine fishes, such as sharks, rays, groupers, and eels. Hear how her determination and optimism is saving not only these iconic sea creatures but also our world’s...

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2021 Oct 08

DAS Office Hours

Repeats every month on the 22 of October until Fri Oct 22 2021 . Also includes Fri Nov 12 2021.
10:00am to 12:00pm

10:00am to 12:00pm
10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Online

Got accessibility questions? Not sure where to start? We're here to help!

The Digital Accessibility Services (DAS) team is available to answer your accessibility questions and provide guidance and support to the Harvard community. We host open office hours in a Zoom meeting room on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 10am - 12pm.

Stop by with your questions, meet our team, or just say hello!

Log in with HarvardKey to view Zoom info:

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2021 Sep 29

ABCD OpenScholar September

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Online

Topic: TBD

 

How To Join Our Group

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-...
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2021 Sep 29

Site Building with OpenScholar

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Online

Intended Audience: Those working independently or participating in building an OpenScholar website.

In this interactive training we will work through a series of hands on activities showing you how to use the OpenScholar software to build a website (such as research projects, initiatives, or department sites).

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to use the administrative interface of OS to build a website on OpenScholar. No previous experience creating websites is needed.

Sign up is required. This training will be held remotely....

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2021 Sep 24

DAS Office Hours

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Online

Got accessibility questions? Not sure where to start? We're here to help!

The Digital Accessibility Services (DAS) team is available to answer your accessibility questions and provide guidance and support to the Harvard community. We host open office hours in a Zoom meeting room on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 10am - 12pm.

Stop by with your questions, meet our team, or just say hello!

Log in with HarvardKey to view Zoom info:

https://...

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2021 Sep 23

Writing for the Web (IT Academy)

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Online

Writing for websites and digital platforms is different from writing for print and other more traditional (offline) formats. The Writing for the Web 1.5 hour course, offered by Harvard Web Publishing, offers insights and best practices on online content consumption, content strategy, and how you can improve your website's usability by following simple proofreading, readability, and accessibility practices.

Audience: University-Wide
Pre-Requisites: None
Cost: None
Late Drop/Cancel Fee: None

Please contact the IT Academy...

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2021 Sep 22

Creating Accessible Documents

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Online

This course provides an overview of the concepts and concrete steps to create accessible documents. Designing with accessibility in mind improves ease of use and access to your content for everyone. To ensure a hands-on learning experience in this course, there are a number of activities for which your laptop will be required.

Software requirements: Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Recommended software: Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.

This course will provide:

  • Understanding of core concepts and benefits of accessible design
  • How to...
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2021 Sep 21

Introduction to Digital Accessibility and Harvard's Policies

9:30am to 11:00am

Location: 

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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2021 Sep 19

The Fossils Are Talking!

11:00am to 11:45am

Location: 

Online

Advance Registration Required.

Are you curious about what fossils tell us about life on Earth—and how dinosaurs and other ancient animals, in turn, awaken our imaginations to create true and imagined tales? Come along on a journey to find out! The adventure will kick off with children’s book author Elizabeth Shreeve, reading and sharing surprising secrets from her newest book, Out of the Blue: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas (Candlewick Press, 2021...

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2021 Sep 14

After-School Animal Encounters: Pint-Sized Predators

4:00pm to 4:45pm

Location: 

Online

What might your life be like if you spent half your day on land and the other half in the ocean? How would you hunt for food if you were only a few inches long? Is one type of snake really all that different from another? Get the answers to these questions and more as human museum staffers Javier and Ryan introduce you to several live animals. Each month we will discuss a different theme while feeding and interacting with some of the museum’s incredible animals!

Predators come in all sizes. Imagine that you are only a few inches long. How would you get around, hunt for food,...

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