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2015 May 17

Identifying the 25 Most Common Trees in Boston

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum Hunnewell Building

In just a few hours you can learn to identify 90 percent of the trees growing in Boston, both native and nonnative. Beginning in the classroom, you will briefly review the characteristics of the 25 most common trees and learn the botanical terminology necessary to describe them. You will then walk the grounds of the Arboretum to look at mature specimens of these trees. See the Arnold Arboretum website for details and registration.

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2015 May 05

Public Lecture: Teeth and Human Evolution

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Tanya M. Smith, Associate Professor, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University.

Modern humans and our closest-living ape relatives differ in developmental and reproductive biology, as well as in lifespans, but evolutionary anthropologists do not know when these distinctive characteristics evolved. It might seem that our development is invisible in the fossil record, but much can be learned from the faithful records of birth and growth embedded in teeth. Tanya Smith will discuss how she studies fossil teeth with state-of-the-art...

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2015 Apr 16

Carlos Amorales: The Harvard Commission in Context

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museum, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Mexican-born installation and film artist Carlos Amorales (b. 1970) will visit the Harvard Art Museums to discuss his work over the last five years. The lecture will coincide with the installation that week of a new large-scale mobile sculpture by Amorales. This specially commissioned work will be installed in the museums’ Calderwood Courtyard. This event will be held in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Free admission. 

More information: http://hvrd.me/L8oac

2015 Apr 13

Climate Change Panel

4:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Cambridge

The issue of climate change and how to mitigate and combat its deleterious effects have been much debated here at Harvard and beyond. Sponsored by the Office of the President, this panel offers the chance to hear from experts who are approaching the issues from a range of perspectives.

This Gazette article includes more information about the panelists and the discussion, which will be moderated by Charlie Rose. ...

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2015 Apr 08

Financial Wellness Day

(All day)

Location: 

Cambridge and Longwood campuses

For students, faculty, and staff! This event brings a full day of workshops to help you hone your personal financial skills. From student loans, to personal taxes and investing, Financial Wellness Day has something for everyone! For more information and the full schedule and locations, please go to the Financial Wellness Day page.

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

April 1, 2015

SYEP provides work experience to high school youth from Boston/ Cambridge, while helping with summer staffing. SYEP is seeking jobs for summer. Program includes resources to help managers and students enjoy a positive experience.

2015 Jun 20

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum Hunnewell Building

An enchanting evening of Tree Myths, Songs and Summer Solstice Legends. Diane and Margot spin tales of the human connection with trees and the deep meaning we have assigned to them through the ages. This unique performance, designed specifically for the Arnold Arboretum, travels through the Arboretum with story and music. Each story is told under a different tree or among a unique...

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2015 Jun 19

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum Hunnewell Building

An enchanting evening of Tree Myths, Songs and Summer Solstice Legends. Diane and Margot spin tales of the human connection with trees and the deep meaning we have assigned to them through the ages. This unique performance, designed specifically for the Arnold Arboretum, travels through the Arboretum with story and music. Each story is told under a different tree or among a unique...

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2015 Mar 26

Faith in Nature: Noah’s Flood and the Development of Geology

4:15pm

Location: 

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

Geologist David Montgomery explores the interface of science and religion through flood stories from cultures around the world. Montgomery investigates how religion shaped science and how science, in turn, influenced theology. For more information visit http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2015-david-montgomery-lecture

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2015 Mar 20

Harvard FreeCycle

11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 

Smith Campus Center, 1350 Mass. Ave. - Harvard Information Center

Bring your unwanted household goods, office supplies and equipment and take away some you need! Also bring kitchen supplies including pots & pans, silverware, plates, crockery, glassware, books, CD’s, clothing, toys, unopened cosmetics, non-perishable food, linens, tools and all other reusables! Harvard Recycling will deliver a good “seed supply” at 11 and will take away all un-claimed goods. Help reuse, save money and build community by FreeCycling! Email rob_gogan@harvard.edu if you have...

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2015 Harvard Heroes

March 10, 2015

Do you know a staff member who deserves to be recognized as a Harvard Hero? Harvard Heroes are those colleagues who inspire us through their work, leadership, and excellence. Nominations are open until 3/27, using an easy online form on the HARVie homepage

2015 Apr 11

Spring Into Health

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum Hunnewell Building

Break out of winter dormancy and get that sap flowing! This spring, explore the less-traveled paths of the Arboretum on brisk walks designed for getting fit. Pause to hear about interesting plants while you catch your breath. Free, but registration is requested. Learn more and register.

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2015 Mar 14

Spring Into Health

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum Hunnewell Building

Break out of winter dormancy and get that sap flowing! This spring, explore the less-traveled paths of the Arboretum on brisk walks designed for getting fit. Pause to hear about interesting plants while you catch your breath. Free, but registration is requested. Learn more and register.

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2015 May 10

Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum

10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain

Of the thousands of flowering plants in the Arboretum, only one, the lilac, is singled out each year for a daylong celebration. With more than 380 lilac plants of 172 kinds, the Arboretum holds one of the premier lilac collections in North America. Tours of the lilacs and other special collections, family activities, and food vendors make for a memorable day. 

The Arboretum is open as usual from dawn to dusk....

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