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2020 Nov 02

Bridging the Gap Between Arts and Activism

7:00pm to 8:00pm

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A pre-election panel discussion and musical performance by EVRYWHR will explore the power of creativity, young voices, and voting

The event will begin with a musical performance by EVRYWHR, a multi-talented artist who has collaborated with artists like Leona Lewis, Mila J, and Aaron Carter, and who co-wrote two songs for the 2013 Grammy-winning album Gravity, performed by Gospel rapper Lecrae.

Following his performance, EVRYWHR will deliver a special message about his art and activism.

The event will then shift to a panel discussion:

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2020 Dec 02

Mindfully Managing Uncertainty 2.0

10:00am to 11:00am

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Online

The second 60-minute segment will largely be focused on discussion: now that participants have been using the exercises learned in the first segment in their daily lives, what have they found to be useful, and what have they found to be challenging? The instructor will offer additional ways to understand and make the best use of these practices. Pre-requisite: Mindfully Managing Uncertainty; Audience: All Benefits-Eligible Faculty and Staff; Length: 60 minutes.

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2020 Nov 12

“Sharenting”: Protecting your kids’ privacy in our digital world

12:00pm

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Online

This holiday season, digital technology will take center stage in how we connect and celebrate with our families and friends. Whether it’s bonding over meals and opening gifts virtually, sharing festive social media posts, or gifting “smart” devices, we need to be thinking about how to protect the safety and privacy of our kids online. Leah Plunkett, a faculty member at Harvard Law School, will join us for a lively and eye-opening discussion about “sharenting”: all of the ways that everyday tech choices by parents, grandparents, and other trusted adults impact our kids' privacy and their...

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2020 Nov 04

Harvard University - Mindfully Managing Uncertainty (Pt 1)

10:00am to 11:00am

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Online

If there’s one thing we know to be true, it’s that things in life are never certain—or at least never as certain as we’d like them to be. And while we can typically handle uncertainty when it comes along in small doses, exceptionally disruptive events can leave us feeling isolated, anxious, and overwhelmed.

This program begins with an exploration of the basic principles and practices of mindfulness. Using techniques of mindfulness, participants will learn to effectively examine and regulate fast-moving streams of information from without—such as news reports, work demands...

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2020 Nov 10

SCP Webinar Series November 2020 - Sharing the Caregiving: Managing Sibling Disagreements

1:00pm

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Online

Siblings can be our best friends and partners in crime growing up. But as adults, siblings can make caring for an aging parent challenging and stressful. You think Mom needs in-home care, your brother wants assisted living and Mom doesn’t want help at all! Sound familiar? How can you and your siblings get on the same page, help Mom find the right care and not get entangled in simmering past resentments?

This webinar will address:

• Creating a care team
• Delegating responsibilities
• Managing sibling conflict
• Coping with your own stress

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2020 Nov 04

Animal Snack Time: Amphibians and Reptiles

3:00pm to 3:45pm

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Ever wonder how quickly (or slowly) an eastern box turtle moves when it sees a tasty treat? Are you interested in what gecko toes feel like? Curious about why the African bullfrog makes such silly faces as it eats? If so, then grab a snack and join human museum staffers Javier and Ryan as they spend thirty minutes feeding, interacting with, and discussing some of the museum’s amphibians and reptiles! This webinar is free and will be hosted via Zoom.

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2020 Dec 04

Virtual Harvard University Staff Art Show - Call for Submissions

(All day)

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Online exhibition

We are seeking Harvard staff who want to show their creative endeavors and artwork. Submissions can range from photography and painting to conceptual pieces, sculpture, design, textiles, film, performing arts, musical compositions or performances, and more.

Apply by December 4, 2020, 11:59 PM!

The Harvard Staff Art Show is an online exhibition celebrating the creative work of the Harvard University staff. The show will open in Spring 2021.

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2020 Oct 30

Bush v. Gore 20 Years in Retrospect

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Join us for a conversation with Mr. Boies and Mr. Olson, as they look back 20 years ago when they were the opposing attorneys arguing the landmark Bush v. Gore case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

WELCOME REMARKS

Dean John Manning, Harvard Law School

FEATURED CONVERSATION

Attorney David Boies and Attorney Theodore B. Olson

MODERATOR

Annette Gordon-Reed, Carl M Loeb University Professor, Harvard Law School, Professor of History - Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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2020 Oct 29

Roadmap for Recovery and Resilience for Theater with Diane Paulus and Joe Allen

5:00pm to 6:00pm

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Joe Allen and Diane Paulus will discuss the Roadmap for Recovery and Resilience for Theater created in partnership between the American Repertory Theater and the Healthy Buildings Program at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the principles and guidance it offers to help theaters and other performing arts organizations promote health and safety.

Diane Paulus is the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard. Broadway/A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill, Waitress, Pippin (Tony Award, Best Revival and Best Director);...

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2020 Oct 28

Can Psychedelics Help Save America?

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Online

Science has shown psychedelics to offer resilience and comfort where there seemed to be none. The Food and Drug Administration calls them "breakthrough therapies" for mental health conditions that lack effective treatments. Indigenous communities have known their benefits for centuries, but legal restrictions have stripped them of their rites and remedies. As Schedule I controlled substances, psychedelics remain illegal under federal law, and despite ongoing clinical trials, are unlikely to become FDA approved for several years. These restrictions prevent Americans from realizing their...

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2020 Oct 27

Obesity, COVID-19, and Systemic Racism

4:00pm to 5:15pm

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Online

The health of Black people and communities across the nation has been—and, during the global pandemic, continues to be—significantly impacted by America’s history of slavery and by ongoing systemic oppression. Disparities in obesity and the differing frameworks that public health officials and the public bring to the issue of obesity are powerful examples of such legacies of slavery in the United States.

This program will explore how the historically rooted and uneven distribution of social supports drive obesity; how framing the disease as an individual rather than societal...

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2020 Oct 26

Viscosity, Pastry and Chocolate

2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Online

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

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2020 Nov 01

Commemoration to Honor the Lives Lost to COVID-19

12:15pm

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Online

We invite you to participate in a University-wide Commemoration to Honor the Lives Lost to COVID-19 on Sunday, November 1. In light of the innumerable losses that members of our Harvard community and beyond have experienced since the start of the pandemic, our hope is that this commemoration can be a moment to mark the ongoing tragedy and to honor those who have passed away. On Sunday, November 1 at 12:15 pm, we will ring the bells of Memorial Church 22 times, each toll of the bell representing over 10,000 people in the United States and over 50,...

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2020 Dec 04

Art Study Center Seminar at Home: Chinese Gold from the Winthrop Collection

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 a new online series, Art Study Center Seminars at Home.

When Grenville Lindall Winthrop left his extensive collection to the Fogg Art Museum in 1943, it contained three gold plaques dating to China’s Warring States period (475–221 BCE). Never displayed to the public, the plaques remained a mystery until recent excavations and archival records shed new light on their origins. In this seminar, curator Sarah Laursen investigates the decoration and function of the gold...

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