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2018 Apr 01

Just Food? Forum on Labor Across the Food System

8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Austin Hall, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

This year’s Just Food? Conference will focus on labor in the food system, exploring the issues most relevant to those who grow, harvest, prepare, and serve our food. Participants will learn from a diverse group of food system workers, advocates, scholars, practitioners and other authorities, who will speak about their work on topics including agricultural worker rights, worker compensation in the restaurant industry, regulatory responses, and alternative ownership and operating models.

Through the conference, we hope to shift attention toward a critical, but often...

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2018 Feb 20

Harvard's School's Out Vacation Camp

Tue - Fri, Feb 20 to Feb 23, 8:00am - 6:00pm

Harvard offers a School's Out Vacation Camp program to give parents options during the February and April public-school vacation weeks and one hard-to-cover week at the end of the summer. The program generally runs on three campuses: Cambridge, the Longwood Medical Area, and the Harvard Business School.

The program is open to the children, ages 5 to 12, grades K to 6, of benefits-eligible faculty and staff on a regular Harvard payroll.

Next session will be during the school vacation week in February, Feb 20 -23. (Please note Monday, Feb 19 is a holiday.)...

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2018 Feb 20

February Vacation Week Activities

Repeats every weekday until Sun Feb 25 2018 except Sat Feb 24 2018.
11:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Free, fun, family activities allow visitors to explore arts from the ancient Near East. Activities change daily: make Egyptian accessories, inscribe clay tablets, or decode hieroglyphics. Drop in for five minutes--or 30--to see what is new every day.

Activities take place on the first floor of the Harvard Semitic Museum. This HMSC museum explores the rich history of cultures connected by the family of Semitic languages. Exhibitions include a full-scale replica of an ancient Israelite home, life-sized casts of famous Mesopotamian monuments, authentic...

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2018 Feb 26

America Saves Week Begins

(All day)

HUECU has joined forces with America Saves to raise awareness about the importance of saving money during America Saves Week. America Saves Week is a national effort to set a savings goal, make a savings plan, and save automatically. Throughout America Saves Week (February 26 – March 3), HUECU will offer savings tips through webinars, in-branch events, and social media contests.
2018 Feb 12

Design Thinking Workshop with Brian Matt

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Innovation Labs, Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134

It’s the center of the Innovation equation.  Design thinking, the ability and sensibility to invent, create and ideate in a way that is motivated by the customer and real marketplace need. This essential workshop is presented by Altitude, a product and industrial design firm recently acquired by Accenture.  Attendance is limited.

Click here to register. FREE for Harvard ID Holders

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2018 Jan 29

Think Like an Entrepreneur # 1: Define the Problem

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Innovation Labs, Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134

Are you interested in someday starting your own venture, but you don’t know where to start? Do you have a particular problem that you’re interested in solving, or even an idea you think could become a company or organization? If so, the “Think like an Entrepreneur” series is designed with you in mind. In this three workshop series, we’ll move through (1) problem definition, (2) market sizing & customer development, and (3) value proposition of your proposed product or service. All Harvard students welcome!

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2018 Feb 27

President’s Administrative Innovation Fund Open House

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

124 Mount Auburn St, 3rd Floor

The President’s Administrative Innovation Fund was created to catalyze administrative innovation and collaboration across Harvard by investing in staff-generated, creative solutions that support our faculty, students and staff colleagues.

The most innovative ideas or pilots will be awarded competitive grants for $2,000 to $15,000. There is a possibility that one or two exceptional projects could receive funding up to $25,000. 

Whether you are simply curious and want to learn more or already have an idea this event is for you. 

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2018 Jan 22

Plaza WinterFest 2018

12:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Science Center Plaza

Date of Event: Monday, January 22, 2018 to Friday, March 9, 2018

Event Time: Daily Activities - 12pm-8pm

Fire Pits: Thurs, Fri, & Sat 3pm-9pm

Location of Event: The Plaza

Enjoy a range of outdoor activities, special events, and food on the Plaza during Plaza WinterFest 2018!

Free daily activities include:

From 12pm-8pm daily during Plaza WinterFest, try your hand at bowling, shuffleboard, and curling in our handcrafted ice lanes. Bring your friends on any...

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2018 Jan 16

HGSE Freecycle

11:30am to 2:30pm

Location: 

Gutman Commons Café

Come by Gutman Café for the Graduate School of Education's bi-annual event to pick up something new-to-you or drop off items you no longer need, giving our community a chance to reuse rather than buy new.

Items you’ll commonly find include office, school and kitchen supplies, toys and clothing. We donate remainders to Harvard Recycling for future Freecycle events at the University or to be shared with other charitable organizations.

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2018 Jan 19

Freecycle

11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, Lobby
Bring any and all surplus furniture, supplies, and equipment to the Lobby of 124 Mt. Auburn Street. Clothing, books, office supplies, kitchen goods, toys, baby supplies, tools, hardware and any thing else reusable is welcome here. Whether or not you donate, you are welcome to take anything you want for free. These Freecycles save money, reduce Harvard’s waste, and conserve the embodied natural resources and energy in manufactured goods.
2018 Mar 16

Harvard Freecycle

Repeats every month on the 19 of January, 1 times . Also includes Fri Mar 16 2018, Fri May 18 2018.
11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, Lobby
Bring any and all surplus furniture, supplies, and equipment to the Lobby of 124 Mt. Auburn Street. Clothing, books, office supplies, kitchen goods, toys, baby supplies, tools, hardware and any thing else reusable is welcome here. Whether or not you donate, you are welcome to take anything you want for free. These Freecycles save money, reduce Harvard’s waste, and conserve the embodied natural resources and energy in manufactured goods.
2017 Nov 16

Managing versus Mangling Teams

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Innovation Labs, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02163

Your ability to get from where your venture is to where you want it to be is largely based on the people you surround yourself with and how effectively you manage and motivate them.  Period.  If you want to learn how to be better at all that, attend this session.

Click here to learn more and register. 

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2017 Nov 15

Nonprofit or for-profit? Addressing Common Misconceptions

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Innovation Labs, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02163

Interested in launching a venture but unsure about your business model and tax structure? Come join Scott Overdyke (i-lab social enterprise lead) and Ben Stone (current lawyer, former social enterprise founder & CEO) for a discussion of common misconceptions and implications of different impact-oriented business models.

Come with questions!

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2017 Nov 14

Pitch, Mix & Match

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Innovation Labs, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02163

Creative? Inspired? Yearning for more?

Your opportunity to be a part of the startup world is here. And best of all, you don’t need to have a business plan or the urge to be a founder or CEO to get involved. And if you want to pitch your idea, let us know when you register for this event.

Our annual Pitch, Mix, and Match event is a great opportunity to connect people with ideas with like-minded, et differently skilled individuals from across Harvard and Boston. Don’t miss this chance to meet with more than 40 startup ideas looking to apply for the President’...

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2017 Nov 13

Building Business Leaders with Artists’ Instincts

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Innovation Labs, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02163

Using time- and science-tested techniques from the arts, we can heighten what we observe and how we listen in perspective-shifting ways that influence what we do.

Aithan founded Making to Think to advise executives of Fortune 500s on leadership strategies by bringing time- and science-tested techniques from the arts to learn to see and listen from new perspectives. At MIT Sloan, his top-rated leadership course stems from 15 years as a professional artist, pioneering research on creative process at the Royal College of Art & Design, and living with Aboriginal...

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