Wellbeing

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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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.

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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?.

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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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2020 Sep 14

2020 Flu Clinics

Repeats every week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday until Thu Oct 29 2020 except Mon Oct 12 2020.
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Science Center Plaza Tent

Flu clinics are being offered in the Science Center Plaza tent every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00PM-3:00PM, beginning on Monday, September 14, 2020 through Thursday, October 29, 2020. There will be no clinic held on Monday, October 12, due to the holiday.

  • Flu vaccine will be available for anyone with HUID
  • High-dose vaccine will be available for those age 65 and older
  • Longwood location flu clinics will be announced soon

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2020 Sep 11

Covid-19, Public Health Ethics, and Policy for Pandemics

12:30pm to 2:00pm

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Since the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic began, scientific recommendations about the best way to reduce its impact have met wide-ranging resistance in the U.S. With two experts in infectious disease epidemiology and ethics, we will review how scientific evidence is collected in a rapidly changing public health environment, and how to translate that evidence into actionable recommendations. We will also discuss the sources of controversy that have arisen as the pandemic has evolved, including balancing individual and public health interests and how to manage different types of uncertainty.

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2020 Sep 10

Pandemics and Politics with Professor Jeffry Frieden and Dr. Tom Frieden

7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Two Friedens discuss the political economy of public health. Jeff is a Professor of Government at Harvard, Tom is a former CDC Director. Politics and economics have changed the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the pandemic has changed the course of politics. Why has public health become a political football in the United States? Why has global public health become the focus of international conflict?

Dr. Tom Frieden is a physician with advanced training in internal medicine, infectious disease, public health, and epidemiology. He is one of the world’s top experts in...

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2020 Sep 10

All in this Together? How to Minimize Harm in Reopening Schools

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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This school year, families, educators and policymakers are faced with extremely difficult choices about how to safely and equitably educate students. Whose needs and voices should be given priority in an increasingly clamoring, and complex, debate over safe school reopening? What does it mean to be "all in this together"?

Join us on Thursday, September 10, 4-5pm ET as HGSE and The Boston Globe co-sponsor a special webinar entitled, “All in this Together? How to Minimize Harm in Reopening Schools.” Featuring several HGSE alumni, including faculty member Sarah Dryden-Peterson’s...

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