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2017 Nov 04

Day of the Dead Family Celebration at the Peabody Museum

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Family Event

Live music, dancers, and beautiful decorations help to make this a joyful event designed to remember and welcome back the spirits of loved ones. Decorate a sugar skull (additional $6 fee), make papel picado (cut paper banners), cempasúchil flowers, and other artwork, and write a message in any language you choose to place upon the Día de los Muertos altar.

No advance ticket required. Pan de muerto (sweet bun) and activities free with regular museum admission....

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2017 Nov 01

Day of the Dead Museum Open House and Evening Celebration

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Special Event

Remember and celebrate your departed loved ones at this year’s Día de los Muertos altar, savor traditional Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto, and enjoy a presentation by Harvard Professor Davíd Carrasco as part of this festive evening of music and community.

Free and open to the public. Learn more here

Co-sponsored by the...

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2017 Oct 17

The Border Wall: Life and Injury on the Frontlines

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Free Public Lecture

Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Studies, Department of Anthropology and Committee on Degrees in Social Studies; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

The idea of building a wall on the U.S./Mexico border serves as a potent symbol across the political spectrum—a means of assuaging social and economic anxieties by placing them onto a remote frontier. Ieva Jusionyte will consider how an anthropological analysis of the state, borders, and security can help...

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2017 Oct 11

Tales of Hopi Pottery: The Legacy of Historic Museum Collections

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Harvard’s Peabody Museum houses an extraordinary collection of historic Hopi pottery (c. 1400–1900 CE), collected in the late nineteenth century by Thomas V. Keam, an Arizona trading post operator. Lea S. McChesney will discuss her work documenting and analyzing this collection, initiatives to facilitate access to heritage resources by contemporary Hopi practitioners, and recent shifts in the ways museums, researchers, and Native communities collaborate to use and interpret legacy collections.

Lecture. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology...

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2017 Oct 09

Zooarchaeology Laboratory Open House

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Special All Ages Event 

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit to a major museum lab that helps archaeologists identify excavated animal bones. Are the bones from an ancient human occupation site or last year’s picnic? Researchers will demonstrate techniques using skeletons of modern animals. This is a popular event for school-age children. If you have found a bone in your backyard, bring it with you and have it identified!

Regular museum admission rates apply. Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue. Free...

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2017 Oct 03

The Future of Happiness How Communication Technologies Will Change Our World—Or Not

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

What impact are information and communication technologies such as the Internet and social media having on our health, politics, and culture? While there is considerable controversy about this topic, informed analysis and empirical evidence to address it are lacking. In this discussion, an interdisciplinary group of experts from across Harvard University will debate the impact of these technologies on health, happiness, and well-being and discuss future implications for policy, practice, and culture. 

Free parking at ...

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2017 Sep 18

Art Study Center Open Hours: Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe Portfolio

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Oct 02 2017 .
1:00pm to 4:00pm

1:00pm to 4:00pm
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

To complement the American Repertory Theater production of WARHOLCAPOTE (September 9–October 13, 2017), the Art Study Center will feature prints from Andy Warhol’s portfolio Marilyn Monroe, on September 11, 18, 25, and October 2.

This event coincides with our regular Art Study Center Open Hours; visitors may also request to see works of art not currently on view in the galleries.

The Art Study Center is located on Level 4. No appointment is necessary during...

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2017 Sep 27

Fall Opening Celebration — The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Contemporary artist Simon Starling will discuss his own practice, which stands at the intersection of art, science, and technology, in light of the range of objects, voices, and ideas that animated Harvard’s 18th-century Philosophy Chamber, the subject of this fall’s special exhibition, The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820.

Following his presentation, Starling will be joined...

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Ethics and Accountability

September 13, 2017

This workshop on Sept 21 explores fiduciary responsibility and internal controls. Participants will gain a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities in protecting the University's resources while promoting an environment consistent with the University's values and objectives. Find class information here.

2017 Nov 01

Promoting Parks as a Resource for Health

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

HSPH, FXB Building, G-13

Captain Sara Newman, Director, Office of Public Health for the National Park Service will present as part of our lunch-time Sustainability Leadership Series.

Lunch provided.

About the Sustainability Leadership Series:
This fall, the Center for Health and the Global Environment in partnership with the Harvard Office for Sustainability will be hosting a 4-part Sustainability for Health Leadership Series. Beginning on October 11, and running through November 1, this speaker series will introduce attendees to pressing issues and opportunities faced...

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2017 Oct 13

4th Annual Harvard-UCLA Food Law and Policy Conference

8:00am to 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, WCC 2019 Milstein West AB

The Food Law Lab at Harvard Law School and the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law invite you to the 4th Annual Harvard-UCLA Food Law and Policy Conference, which this year will address food sector innovation and the law.

Innovation is rapidly shifting the landscape of food production and consumption in the United States and globally. Innovation covers a broad range of activity within the food sector. Technological advances have led to a range of new products—for example, plant-based meat and dairy, edible insects, GM foods, and cultured meat, among...

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2017 Oct 12

Social Justice and the New Food Activism

4:15pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, Radcliffe 10 Garden Street Cambridge, MA 02138

The alternative food movement has been tremendously successful at raising awareness of many of the public health and ecological consequences of the conventional food system. Yet, as many (friendly) critics have noted, market-based alternatives have done very little to undermine industrially produced food; nor have they resonated much with poor people and communities of color. In the last decade or so, a new food activism has emerged, one that is more contentious, more collective, and more inclusive.

In this talk, Julie Guthman will discuss the origins and development of the...

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2017 Sep 28

Climate Change, Migration and Health Symposium

8:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Gymnasium 10 Garden Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Climate-induced migration will be a central feature of the 21st century, with grave consequences for global health. The crisis in Syria was precipitated by a 1,000 year drought; we should expect more such crises in the years to come.

The Harvard Global Health Institute will host a symposium on Climate Change, Migration and HealthDr. Jennifer Leaning, Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, will deliver the keynote address. Expert panels will address the humanitarian response to climate-induced migration, the...

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2017 Sep 20

Harvard Longwood Bike Fair

11:30am to 1:30pm

Location: 

HMS Quad Promenade

The annual Bike Fair returns to Harvard’s Longwood Campus on Wednesday, September 21. Join us on the Harvard Medical School Quad Promenade from 11:30-1:30 and bring your bike! The day includes:

  • Free basic tune-ups and giveaways
  • Mini classes on maintenance, safety, and bus bike racks
  • Bike vendors and info for area cyclists

Cick here to learn more. 

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