Wellbeing

2020 Oct 15

TIAA-CREF Webinar - Understanding Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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You may know about the tax advantages of contributing to a Health Savings Account (HSA), but did you know that HSAs are also a way to save for health care in retirement? This webinar will help you understand unique aspects of HSAs including how they help account owners to pay for current health care expenses and save for those in the future.

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2020 Oct 14

TIAA-CREF Webinar - An Introduction to Alternative Investments: Real Estate

3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Online

During times of market and other crises, we believe that having real estate as part of your portfolio can help provide three critically important investment attributes: liquidity, low leverage, and diversification. This presentation will discuss the reasons to consider investing in private real estate and provide an overview of the real estate market and its outlook for the future.

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2020 Oct 14

TIAA-CREF Webinar - Quarterly Economic and Market Update with TIAA's Chief Investment Strategist

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Take a closer look at our views on the financial markets, including key market drivers, U.S. economy, policy and politics, and investing in public markets. This seminar will also cover the challenges that investors face and how to navigate them.

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2020 Oct 13

TIAA-CREF Webinar - Planning with Retirement Assets

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Your retirement assets will play a significant role in creating your retirement income, however, there are many rules surrounding your use of these assets. When can I start aking distributions? When must I start taking distributions? What happens when I leave them to my loved ones? Join us to get the answers to all of these questions and more. 

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2020 Oct 17

The Nature of Shakespeare, Part Two

7:30pm

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The Nature of Shakespeare emerges as a virtual event that underscores the timeless connections between humans and their environment. Overviews of the Arboretum’s collections and stories of where the scenes are located meld with the sensibility of language and nature in Shakespeare’s work.

In two distinct episodes (October 3 and 17), scenes and sonnets, that focus on the natural world, were captured on film in seven different Arboretum locations. Each episode will be live-streamed via virtual platforms, with experts from the Arboretum talking about the specific natural area that is...

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2020 Oct 03

The Nature of Shakespeare, Part One

7:30pm

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Online

The Nature of Shakespeare emerges as a virtual event that underscores the timeless connections between humans and their environment. Overviews of the Arboretum’s collections and stories of where the scenes are located meld with the sensibility of language and nature in Shakespeare’s work.

In two distinct episodes (October 3 and 17), scenes and sonnets, that focus on the natural world, were captured on film in seven different Arboretum locations. Each episode will be live-streamed via virtual platforms, with experts from the Arboretum talking about the specific natural area that is...

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2020 Oct 11

Tai Chi at the Arnold Arboretum

9:00am to 9:45am

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Online

Join us for a 45-minute-long virtual tai chi session. Move through a series of gentle, fluid movements while learning about the practice of tai chi, an ancient Chinese tradition, often described as meditation in motion. Beginners welcome. This session will take place virtually on Zoom and will NOT meet in person.

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2020 Oct 03

Tai Chi at the Arnold Arboretum

9:00am to 9:45am

Location: 

Online

Join us for a 45-minute-long virtual tai chi session. Move through a series of gentle, fluid movements while learning about the practice of tai chi, an ancient Chinese tradition, often described as meditation in motion. Beginners welcome. This session will take place virtually on Zoom and will NOT meet in person.

Click here to learn more and register.

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2020 Sep 30

Tree Mob™: Paperbark Maple

3:00pm

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With bark that exfoliates in cinnamon and gold curls, paperbark maple (Acer griseum) is a stunning Chinese temperate species. Over the past century it has become a prized garden specimen in many private and public North American gardens. Endangered in its native range, this species has been a collection target for conservation by the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium. Low seed viability, however, makes conservation a long-term challenge. Arboretum staff members will gather online to share their knowledge and expertise in collection, propagation, and cultivation of this...

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2020 Sep 25

Art Study Center Seminar at Home: Plastics in the Collections

11:00am to 12:00pm

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Online

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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