2018 Apr 06

Global Mental Health Open Day - Cambridge

12:30pm to 8:00pm


Harvard University Campus, Cambridge MA

The Inaugural Global Mental Health Open Day will showcase the range of rich and diverse activities oriented toward global mental health across Harvard and HMS-affiliated hospitals. See attached flyer for agenda or click here for more information.

Public deadline: Sunday, April 1, 2018

Registration is free but required. Space is limited, so register today! Click ...

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Caught in the Middle: How to Cope as a Member of the Sandwich Generation

February 28, 2018
Are you juggling the care of your parents and kids while trying to focus on your job too? If so, you are probably in the caregiving sandwich and you’re not alone. Nearly half of adults ages 40-59 are caring for both an aging parent and child and most are also in the workforce. Learn more at this seminar on March 8.  Read more about Caught in the Middle: How to Cope as a Member of the Sandwich Generation
2018 Mar 23

Run the Yard! 5K University-Wide Fun Run



Harvard Yard

Grab your sneakers and join the Harvard Community for a University-wide fun run. This free, untimed 5K will do three loops around historic Harvard Yard and the northern Law School campus. Harvard students, faculty, and staff, along with their friends and families are welcome to participate. Registration, refreshments, and activities will be held on the Plaza.

  • 7:25am – Check-in opens on the Plaza, adjacent to the Science Center. Participants receive a...
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2018 Aug 20

Summer Science Week: Native American Technologies

Mon - Fri, Aug 20 to Aug 24, 9:30am - 12:00pm


Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Students entering grades 5–6

Become an experimental anthropologist and use a spear thrower, drill a hole with a bow-drill, and try other technologies of Indigenous people of North America.

Advance registration required

2018 Jul 09

Summer Science Week: Time Travelers-Viajeros en el Tiempo

Mon - Fri, Jul 9 to Jul 13, 9:30am - 12:00pm


Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, 11 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138

Explore the daily life of the ancient Maya people through hands-on activities with hieroglyphs, clay, food, outdoor games, and some surprises.  Learn a little Spanish and become a magnificent Mesoamerican for a week.

Advance registration required.

For students entering Grades 3–4

2018 Apr 24

From Site to Sight



Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

In 1986, the Peabody Museum mounted From Site to Sight, a groundbreaking traveling exhibition on the historic and contemporary uses of photography in anthropology. Using visual materials from the museum’s photographic archives and research by Harvard anthropologists, the recently reissued exhibition catalog investigates how anthropologists have employed the camera as a recording and analytic tool, as well as the broader implications of the uses—and misuses—of visual imagery within the human sciences. Melissa Banta, coauthor of the publication, will discuss the history and...

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2018 Apr 18

Unseen Connections



Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Cell phones are among people’s most prized possessions. They play an important role in daily life, facilitating everything from communications with others to the recording of social experiences and emotions. Despite the importance and ubiquity of cell phones, few people know how these devices are made or what happens to them after they are discarded. Using an anthropological lens, Joshua Bell will discuss the international network of relations that underpins the production, repair, and disposal of cell phones and the emerging social implications of this network at both global and local...

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2018 Apr 17

Palace Walls: Four-Day Class

Tue - Fri, Apr 17 to Apr 20, 9:30am - 12:00pm


Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Kids explore art using old and new technologies to learn more about life in ancient kingdoms. Make glyph rubbings, clay sculpture, and a cast to decorate your palace walls, play some ancient games, and try out secret ways to leave your mark. Take a virtual reality trip to Ashkelon, Israel for a 21st-century view into the past. Daily snacks included.

Four-Day Class (Grades 3–4), April 17–20, 9:30 am–12:00 pm
Advance registration required.

2018 Apr 10

Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Discovers Himself



Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

The 1978 discovery of the Great Aztec Temple in downtown Mexico City riveted the international archaeological world. This monumental shrine dedicated to the Aztec war and rain gods had been buried beneath the city’s main plaza since the sixteenth-century Spanish conquest. Facing a project of great historical significance with demanding scientific challenges, Mexico appointed archaeologist Eduardo Matos Moctezuma to lead the multiyear, multidisciplinary team that ultimately unearthed the Great Temple and its Aztec treasures. Matos Moctezuma will discuss the professional and personal...

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2018 Apr 04

Why Cancer Is Everywhere



Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Cambridge

Athena Aktipis, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology; Lincoln Professor, Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics; Director, Cooperation and Conflict Lab, Arizona State University

Humans are not alone in their struggle with cancer. All multicellular organisms grapple with this disease because cancer is intricately linked to the evolution of multicellularity and to the systems of cellular cooperation that enable complex organisms to thrive. Evolution underlies the processes that lead cancer cells to overproliferate and overconsume resources as well as their...

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2018 Apr 26


Thu Apr 26 (All day) to Sun Apr 29 (All day)


Harvard Square/Harvard Yard

ARTS FIRST is Harvard's annual showcase of student and faculty creativity. Produced by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and held this year April 26-29, the festival is a public event with many free performances and activities. Harvard employees and others are invited!

Please note that volunteers are needed and welcome in all aspects of keeping ARTS FIRST running smoothly. 

2018 Apr 17

HUPD: Practical Self-Defense Course

4:00pm to 8:00pm


SOCH Room 104

The HUPD offers various safety and self-defense classes. The classes are taught by HUPD officers and are open to all members of the Harvard University community. The purpose of the classes are to empower students, faculty, and staff to combat various types of assaults by providing them with realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. The classes cover safety awareness, risk reduction, and risk avoidance and provide attendees with the knowledge to make educated decisions about safety and resistance.

The basic self-defense course is a prerequisite to this course. This is a...

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