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2015 Nov 01

Day of the Dead Family Event

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Mexican folk dance and live mariachi music help make this a joyful, festive event, designed to remember and welcome back the spirits of loved ones. Decorate a sugar skull, make papel picado (cut-paper banners) and other artwork, and write a message to place upon the Día de los Muertos altar. View contemporary carved and painted folk art from Oaxaca by Ventura and Norberto Fabian. 

Family Event. No advance tickets required.

Snacks and activities free with museum admission. Museum admission is free for Harvard ID holder + one guest...

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2015 Oct 06

New HMNH Gallery Guide Volunteer Training

Repeats every week every Tuesday, 4 times .
5:45pm to 7:45pm

5:45pm to 7:45pm
5:45pm to 7:45pm
5:45pm to 7:45pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture welcome enthusiastic people with various language backgrounds, interests, and levels of education to apply as volunteers. The minimum age for acceptance into the volunteer program is 16Learn more about applying to be a volunteer.

The next HMNH Gallery Guide training course for new volunteers will take place on four consecutive Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, and 27, from 5:00 -...

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2015 Dec 08

A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum Hunnewell Building

Does the universe embody beautiful ideas? Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this “beautiful question.” Quantum physicist and Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek has been inspired throughout his career by his intuition to look for a deeper order of beauty in nature, to assume that the universe embodies beautiful forms, whose hallmarks are symmetry—harmony, balance, proportion—and economy.

In this lecture, Professor Wilczek will share...

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2015 Oct 15

The Art and Practice of Saving Seeds

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum Hunnewell Building

The time-honored tradition of saving seeds merges botany, history, observation, and experience. Lee Buttala, Emmy-award winning TV producer and editor of The Seed Garden, by the Seed Savers Exchange, will provide an overview of plant reproduction and pollination, how to preserve varietal traits, and the many reasons for saving seeds from your favorite heirloom and open-pollinated plants.

Free for members and $5 for nonmembers.

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2015 Oct 06

Crimson Toastmasters Club

Repeats every 2 weeks every Tuesday until Tue Dec 15 2015 .
1:00pm to 2:00pm

1:00pm to 2:00pm
1:00pm to 2:00pm
1:00pm to 2:00pm
1:00pm to 2:00pm
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, Room 603B, 6th Floor,

We are a group of Harvard University staff, graduate students, and faculty members who meet to practice public speaking.  Meet every other Tuesday, 1-2 p.m.  Learn more.

We invite anyone from the Harvard community to visit our upcoming meetings. Read the FAQs and How It Works...

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2015 Oct 02

The Past, Present, and Future of DNA

9:30am to 4:30pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center

This science symposium will focus on the explosion of knowledge about past and present DNA, and will include discussions about possible directions and applications for future research. The event will include experts in ancient DNA, de-extinction, human origins, population genetics, forensic science, ethics, business, future synthetic life, and the personal genome. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Learn more.

2015 Sep 27

Brian J. Honan 5K Run/Walk

12:00pm

The 12th Annual Brian J. Honan 5K run/walk, sponsored by Harvard University, Harvard Business School and the Harvard College Marathon Challenge, will take place on Sunday, September 27th at noon in Allston-Brighton. All Harvard affiliates are eligible for free registration with the promo code HAR at checkout. Register here: https://racewire.com/register.php?id=5461. Bibs may be picked up on Saturday, September 26th from noon-3pm at the New Balance Factory Outlet (173 Market St.,...

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2015 Sep 21

Harvard Neighbors Open House

5:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Queen's Head Pub (Memorial Hall)

Are you interested in meeting new people at Harvard? You're invited to join Harvard Neighbors on Monday, September 21, 5:30–8 p.m. in the Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub for our Open House/Kick Off meeting. The Open House is a wonderful opportunity to meet Harvard colleagues and learn more about Harvard Neighbors, a volunteer and social organization with over 100 years of Harvard history. Refreshments will be served – Hearty Fall Fare - and the first drink is on us!

2015 Sep 18

Women in Biotech

1:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge

Why are women underrepresented as leaders in the biotech industry? Scientists, industry leaders, and academics will explore the divide between the large number of women who pursue advanced degrees in related scientific fields and their representation in leadership positions in biotech. Free and open to all faculty and staff. Registration is required. Learn more.

2015 Oct 30

Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Evening Celebration

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Celebrate Day of the Dead with a festive evening of music, food, and community. Remember departed loved ones in front of this year’s Día de los Muertos altar, savor traditional Mexican food, and enjoy lively Mexican music. Learn more.

Special Event. Tickets are available online only starting October 14 and must be purchased in advance. 

Complimentary event parking available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

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2015 Sep 03

Opening Celebration: Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museum, 32 Quincy Street

Celebrate the Harvard Art Museum's new special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, on view September 3, 2015 to January 3, 2016, with an after-hours viewing and a panel discussion at this Opening Celebration on September 3.

Free admission; seating is first come, first served. More information: http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/opening-celebration-corita-kent-and-the-language-of-pop

 

2015 Sep 05

Harvard Ceramics: "Wishful Thinking" Opening Reception

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program Studio, 224 Western Avenue, Allston

“Wishful Thinking” – Jessica Brandl celebrates the great talent of ceramic artist Jessica Brandl as she completes her 2014-2015 residency at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Brandl’s work references objects and images from museum collections to create a dialog with the present. Her most recent work involves 3D scanning and virtual modeling of historic objects in order to link past craftspeople to present day craft production.

Exhibition: Tuesday, August 18th – Friday, October 16, 2015
Reception: Saturday,...

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