Wellbeing

2020 Sep 25

Art Study Center Seminar at Home: Plastics in the Collections

11:00am to 12:00pm

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Since we are unable to welcome you into the museums at this time, we are bringing our experts to you in an online series, Art Study Center Seminars at Home.

Since the early 20th century, plastic has been a popular material for many artists due to its ability to be transformed—bent, shaped, molded, stretched. However, when works made with plastic enter a museum collection, they bring numerous challenges. Join conservation scientist Georgina Rayner and conservator Susan Costello to learn more about the materials, condition and treatment issues, and the demands this material...

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2020 Sep 24

HGSE's Future of Education: Leading for Equity

4:30pm to 5:30pm

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The racial inequities that exist in our nation’s institutions, including our school systems, have recently been amplified by the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color and through the racial justice movement that gained momentum this summer. During this pivotal moment in American history, education leaders are reexamining how they can create more equitable opportunities for marginalized populations. How does one lead through crisis and simultaneously explore opportunities for positive change presented by the crisis?

Join us for “Future of...

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2020 Sep 24

Black Ops: A Candid Conversation on Race & the U.S. Intelligence Community

12:15pm to 1:15pm

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A candid conversation on the historical and present-day racial issues in the IC. In this session we will highlight the historical legacy of people of color (POC) in intelligence, discuss the tensions and conflicts facing black members of the national security community today, and address and analyze the specific efforts currently being taken to increase black and POC recruitment, retainment, and advancement.

Speakers and Presenters

Darrell Blocker, Chief Operating Officer, MOSAIC and former Senior CIA Officer

Mel Gamble, CEO and President, Gamble...

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2020 Sep 23

Africa & COVID-19 Webinar Series: The Role of Digital Health & Telemedicine

10:00am to 11:00am

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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for healthcare providers to offer digital services to patients under lockdown orders and observing physical distancing measures. Likewise, technology is critical to contact tracing, modeled on efforts taken in response to Ebola and Lassa fever and lauded as one of the essential steps in reopening economies prior to the deployment of a widely available vaccine. Contact tracing apps that rely on wi-fi connections or cell phone data to determine an individual’s whereabouts have raised privacy concerns, as has the proliferation of telemedicine....

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2020 Sep 22

GSD Events 50th Anniversary of Urban Design Lecture: Alex Krieger, “The American City Prior and (Possibly) Following the Pandemic”

7:30pm to 9:00pm

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American instincts oscillate between the allure of the city and that of life free of city stress; between the temptations of the metropolis, and bucolic retreat from those very centers of civic life. Such oscillations, occurring across American history, have on the one hand enabled the building of Manhattan, the ‘Capital of Capitalism’ (and culture, too) and the invention of the ‘garden suburb’ where family grace was to dwell, prior to metastasizing into sprawl. Drawing on research from his 2019 book, City on a Hill, Krieger's lecture will track American ideals and shortcomings in these...

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2020 Sep 21

Understanding the Role of Race in Health: A Moderated Discussion

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Structural racism pervades all facets of society, from education, to housing, to law enforcement. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the health disparities that result from this systemic and structural racism.

The Petrie-Flom Center has asked leading scholars in law, public health, history, sociology, and other fields to explore these issues for a digital symposium on the Bill of Health blog.

To mark the launch of the symposium and to kick off the semester, a panel of contributors will participate in a moderated discussion of some of these pressing questions,...

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2020 Oct 21

Live Audio Forest Bathing with Tam Willey of Toadstool Walks

2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Join Tam of Toadstool Walks (https://toadstoolwalks.com/) on a 1.5 hour Live Audio Forest Bathing experience. Awaken your senses as we weave together our stories with the more-than-human world, each other and ourselves. This is a restorative sensory exploration that supports health and healing for all beings. Join from inside your home, backyard, porch or from a nearby natural area. All the prompts, invitations, sharing and ways of participating are optional and open to interpretation.

Tam Willey (they,she,he) is a guide, trainer, mentor...

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2020 Oct 10

Live Audio Forest Bathing with Tam Willey of Toadstool Walks

10:00am to 11:30am

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Online

Join Tam of Toadstool Walks (https://toadstoolwalks.com/) on a 1.5 hour Live Audio Forest Bathing experience. Awaken your senses as we weave together our stories with the more-than-human world, each other and ourselves. This is a restorative sensory exploration that supports health and healing for all beings. Join from inside your home, backyard, porch or from a nearby natural area. All the prompts, invitations, sharing and ways of participating are optional and open to interpretation.

Tam Willey (they,she,he) is a guide, trainer, mentor and teacher with Association of Nature and...

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2020 Oct 06

Live Zoom Event with Ashley Whillans, author of Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life

3:30pm to 4:30pm

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Four out of five adults report feeling that they have too much to do and not enough time to do it, research shows. These “time-poor” people experience less joy each day, laugh less often, and are less healthy—and they are also less productive. How can we escape the time traps that can consume our days and make us miserable?

In the new book Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life, author and Harvard Business School...

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2020 Sep 17

Global Development, Sustainability, & Conservation Professional in Residence Career Chat: Nancy Dammann ‘97

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Join the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Office of Career Services on Thursday, September 17 from 1-2 pm for a conversation with alumna Nancy Dammann, '97, Co-Executive Director of VASI, a non-profit founded by nine rural communities in the Peruvian Amazon to address the threats of biodiversity loss, climate change, and extreme poverty.

VASI works to conserve vulnerable ecosystems and landscapes while contributing to a higher quality of life for those in the region. Our world and the Amazon are at a critical point, biodiversity loss and climate change are recognized as...

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2020 Sep 16

Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society

11:00am to 12:00pm

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Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series organized by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy featuring prominent scholars, business and technology leaders, public interest technologists, and activists who address the ethical and rights implications of the impact of Artificial Intelligence on society and human life. The title of the series draws inspiration from the title of Max Tegmark’s book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

Speaker:

Ron Deibert | Professor of Political Science, and Director of the...

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2020 Sep 15

Michael J. Sandel presenting The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?

5:00pm to 6:00pm

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Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes world-renowned philosopher MICHAEL J. SANDEL—author of the internationally bestselling What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets and Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?—for a discussion of his latest book, The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?.

Ticketing

In lieu of our traditional ticketing at this time, we ask that you pay what you can to support our virtual event series and this indie bookstore.

We are so excited to be able to continue bringing authors and their books to our...

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2020 Sep 15

Growth Lab Viz Hub Launch Event

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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The Growth Lab is thrilled to announce the launch of our Viz Hub, a portfolio of award-winning, interactive visualizations powered by our research and discoveries. Join us on Tuesday, September 15th at 12PM EST for the official launch of the Viz Hub featuring Growth Lab Director Ricardo Hausmann, Senior Software Product Manager Annie White, and Senior Manager of Applied Research Tim O’Brien. This event will showcase the many projects included on the Viz Hub, provide a live demonstration of the Hub, and explain its significance to the Growth Lab’s Applied Research initiatives in countries...

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2020 Sep 14

The Science of Sugar

7:00pm to 9:00pm

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The lectures pair Harvard professors with celebrated food experts and renowned chefs to showcase the science behind different culinary techniques. The series, organized by Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is based on the Harvard course “Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter,” but public lectures do not replicate course content.

Each presentation will begin with a 15-minute lecture about the scientific topics from that week’s class by a faculty member from the Harvard course

This week speaker...

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2020 Sep 14

Live Zoom Event with Frances Frei and Anne Morriss, authors of Unleashed, The Unapologetic Leader’s Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Leadership isn't about you. It's about how effective you are at building others up, empowering them, and making sure this impact endures even in your absence, say Frances Frei and Anne Morriss. Based on insights from their book Unleashed, the authors will share how the boldest, most effective leaders use a special combination of trust, love, and belonging to create an environment in which other people can excel.

Hosted by HBS Connects, Books@Baker, and Harvard Business Publishing, this live Zoom event is free and open to the greater Harvard Community.

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