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2018 Apr 24

From Site to Sight

6:00pm

Location: 

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

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Location: 

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

6:00pm

Location: 

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

6:00pm

Location: 

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

ARTS FIRST!

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

Location: 

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

Location: 

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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2018 Mar 19

HUPD: Practical Self-Defense Course

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lehman Hall/Dudley House, Common Room

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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2018 Feb 22

HUPD: Practical Self-Defense Course

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Shadd Hall, South Studio

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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2018 Apr 03

HUPD: Self-Defense for Women

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

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.

This course is open to all  Harvard...

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2018 Mar 06

HUPD: Self-Defense for Women

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Yard - Lehman Hall/Dudley House, Common Room

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.

This course is open to all  Harvard...

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2018 Apr 22

Ancient Engineering

10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

Led by Zoe Eddy (Wendat-Huron, Mohawk), Graduate Student in Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

Native Americans built different types of homes to address the challenges of widely varied environments. In this program, families will explore ancient engineering while constructing simple models of a sod house, a wetu, a plank house, and a tipi, and they will have the opportunity to compare Native American homes in the museum exhibit dioramas.

Designed for adults and children to share; at least one adult requested for every four children....

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2018 Apr 07

Capturing Mammals with Pencil and Paper

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

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

Instructor: Erica Beade
Saturday, April 7, 2018
2:00–3:30pm
Ages 9–13

Wolves and weasels, leopards and lemurs! Explore the furry world of mammals. We will use close observation and various realistic drawing techniques to capture these animals and bring them to life on the page.

Fees: $25 members/$35 non members

Advance registration required.

Prices range from $25.00 to $35.00

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2018 Mar 24

Capturing Imaginary Animals with Pencil and Paper

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

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

Instructor: Erica Beade
Saturday, March 24, 2018
2:00–3:30pm
Ages 9–13

Bring your creature drawings to life! Participants will invent imaginary animals using real world animals for inspiration. Looking closely at lions, tigers, and bears (as well as fish, birds, beetles, and reptiles), participants will explore imaginative drawing techniques they can use to create a whole world of creatures inspired by nature. 

Fees: $25 members/$35 nonmembers. 
Advance registration required.

Prices range from $25.00 to $35.00

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2018 Apr 21

Hidden Diversity: Amphibian Adaptations

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

Explore the wonderful and wacky world of amphibians! Learn about amphibians that dig, crawl, swim, and glide; amphibians as big as dogs or smaller than a dime; and amphibians that go through metamorphosis once, twice, or not at all. See live amphibians, learn from museum specimens, and design your own experiment to understand how researchers are still discovering new amphibian knowledge. All activities are designed to be fun and interactive experiences for families with children aged 8-13 to learn together.

Fees:  $10 members/$20 nonmembers, per person, includes admission...

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