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2020 Apr 16

Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth

10:00am to 12:00pm



Please note that this event will be held online. Instruction on how to participate will be provided.

This FREE workshop is designed for businesses that are interested in learning how to do business with the State of Massachusetts. The workshop will provide participants with information on various aspects of doing business with the Commonwealth, including: the bidding process and where to find bidding opportunities; the basics of COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth’s online Market Center; how to market to public entities (including state and local agencies); and...

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2020 Apr 10

Addiction: A Paradigm Shift from Problem to Patient through Policy

12:30pm to 2:00pm



Addiction is one of numerous public health crises facing the US today. Treatment for severe substance use disorders (i.e., addiction) has evolved over time as science has advanced to better understand addiction as a chronic disease, acceptance of evidence-based practice guidelines, and availability of safe and effective treatments. Patients, however, still face barriers to engaging treatment for a variety of reasons (e.g., cost, stigma, limited resources), some of which will be explored in greater depth in this session. Thus, efforts to craft better policies that improve access to and...

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2020 Apr 15

Spring Into Yoga

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed May 27 2020 .
6:30pm to 7:30pm



This session will be held online using Zoom. Instructions will be included in your registration confirmation.

Quiet your mind, energize your body, and achieve relaxation with Spring into Yoga! Each class will incorporate flowing, intentional vinyasa-style movements, stretches, and breathing practices to relax the body. Modifications will be offered for participants of all levels to ensure your maximum benefit and healthy alignment.

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2020 Apr 08

Introduction to Zoom

4:00pm to 5:00pm



Are you interested in participating in virtual programming but feel uncomfortable using video platforms?

This introductory session will cover the basics of using one of the most popular online meeting systems, Zoom. Registrants will receive specific instructions on how to create free Zoom accounts and log into Zoom meetings on their computer or smartphone before the workshop.

During the workshop, participants will explore Zoom and have the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered in real time on the platform.

Please note: This...

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2020 Apr 08

Digital Marketing for Art Entrepreneurs with Maria Finkelmeier

3:00pm to 4:30pm



Join educator, percussionist, and entrepreneur Maria Finkelmeier, co-founder of MASARY Studios, for an arts marketing workshop at the Harvard Ed Portal! In this workshop, participants will learn about the platforms and strategies available to support an art-focused business. Covering identity branding, building a website, activating social media, creating digital content, tracking buyers, sending newsletters, and more, Maria will share tips and best practices based on her own experience as an artist and entrepreneur.

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2020 Apr 07

Virtual Viewing: The Landscape Art of Nancy Sableski

10:00am to 11:00am


Online via Zoom

Nancy Sableski, Arnold Arboretum Manager of Children’s Education, is also an artist who has been painting in the Arboretum since 1988, finding inspiration throughout the landscape. Join us for a virtual viewing of her work followed by a short discussion via the meeting app, Zoom.

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2020 Mar 27

HUECU Virtual Town Hall

12:00pm to 12:30pm



We know COVID-19 has been disruptive to everyday life. We are committed to listening to your concerns and meeting your needs during challenging times. Join our town hall to hear some of the ways we are here for you, including free financial coaching and other services to support your current needs.

The Town Hall Forum will be an opportunity to:

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2020 Mar 03

PAIF Open House

12:00pm to 2:00pm


CWD - 3rd floor - Room 3318 124 Mt Auburn St. Cambridge

Are you an administrative innovator? Do you have an idea that can improve the way we work at Harvard?
Join us for an Open House to learn how you can activate your ideas for administrative innovation.

Open House will include:

  • Current Cohort Presentations
  • PAIF Experience Discussion
  • Define and Ideate Session

*Dessert will be offered

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2020 Mar 02

The Pursuit of Happiness Talk with Special Guest Faculty Band

3:30pm to 5:00pm


Harvard Business School, Klarmen Hall

Arthur Brooks reveals the secret to Happiness!

Join this thought provoking talk by Arthur Brooks who distills 40 years and hundreds of social science research studies on happiness, into a surprising set of answers to questions like: What percentage of the population is happy? What brings us happiness? Who is happier-Men or women? How much of happiness is genetically determine?

How can we pursue the surest path to happiness? Arthur has the answers.

The event will have a show opener featuring a performance by the...

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2020 Jul 21

Real Science: Untangling Evolutionary Trees

Tue - Thu, Jul 21 to Jul 23, 8:30am - 3:30pm


Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

How do scientists use cutting-edge technology to understand evolution? This 3-day program will give you the understanding of evolution, hands-on laboratory experience, and access to supplies and equipment needed to conduct an authentic experiment with skill and confidence. Following the program, you will partner with Harvard scientists to bring the lab experience to your classroom. For more information, see our flyer.

This program is free but a refundable $50 ...

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2020 Mar 03

Who Discovered Evolution?



Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Charles Darwin is commonly cited as the person who “discovered” evolution. But, the historical record shows that roughly seventy different individuals published work on the topic of evolution between 1748 and 1859, the year that Darwin published On the Origin of Species. These early thinkers, now almost entirely forgotten, included biologists, geologists, horticulturists, physicians, clergymen, atheists, philosophers, teachers, and poets. William Friedman will discuss the ideas of these pre-Darwinian evolutionists, place Darwin in a broader historical context, and examine the...

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2020 Feb 26

Olfaction in Science and Society



Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Free Public Lecture 

Dawn Goldworm, President and Chief Creative, 12.29

Venkatesh Murthy, Raymond Leo Erikson Life Sciences Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

Moderated by Catherine Dulac, Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology; Lee and Ezpeleta Professor of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

The sense of smell plays a critical role in human behavior, from warning us of potential dangers to...

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2020 Feb 22

Fermentophone: Meet the Artist

2:00pm to 3:00pm


Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Fermentophone is a musical instrument played by live bacteria and yeast. It’s also an edible art installation that brings you closer to the microbes that help create some of our favorite foods and drinks. Meet artist Joshua Pablo Rosenstock and learn about his inspiration for this project during an informal conversation.
2020 Feb 20

Infectious Cancers in Tasmanian Devils



Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Tasmanian devil is the world’s largest living carnivorous marsupial. This species was once abundant in Australia, but today is only found on the island of Tasmania, where it is at risk of extinction due to two rare, contagious cancers. Mark Margres will discuss how this species is adapting in response to these diseases, whether there is any hope for the Tasmanian devil to avoid extinction, and what can be learned about human cancers from studying the disease in other animal species.

Presented in collaboration with the ...

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