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2016 Dec 08

Understanding Human Variation: Then and Now

6:00pm

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Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Race, Representation, and Museums Series Lecture 

Maryellen Ruvolo, Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology; Affiliate Member of the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University; Associate Member of the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University

The current scientific view of human origins and genetic variation holds that all humans belong to a single species. Revolutionary genetic research tools have revealed that human genetic diversity is...

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2016 Nov 29

Exposing Latent Images: Daguerreotypes in the Museum and Beyond

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Race, Representation, and Museums Series Lecture 

Ilisa Barbash, Curator of Visual Anthropology, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Among the Peabody Museum’s most important and controversial objects are fifteen daguerreotypes of African and African-American slaves from 1850, taken by Joseph Zealy. They were acquired by Louis Agassiz, the first director of Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), who hoped they would bolster the erroneous theory of polygenesis which held that people of different races were of different species. A...

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2016 Nov 10

Walking Backward into the Future: 30 Years after Te Māori

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Race, Representation, and Museums Series Lecture 

Maia Nuku, Evelyn A. J. Hall & John A. Friede Associate Curator for Oceanic Art,The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In 1984, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York staged a landmark exhibition of Māori art that became a significant milestone in the cultural renaissance of the Māori. Notable for the fact that Māori elders and leaders were involved in curatorial decisions from the outset, it was also—remarkably—the first occasion when Māori art was presented in an international context as art....

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2016 Nov 03

Get Them before They’re Gone: From Collecting Cultural Objects to Collaborating with Communities

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Race, Representation, and Museums Series Lecture

Joe Watkins (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma), Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland

The United States was in the early stages of Reconstruction when Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1866, mandating that “all persons born in the United States” with the exception of American Indians be declared citizens. That December, the tension between the U.S. government and Indian nations intensified as Lakota Chief Red Cloud launched one of the most successful wars against the...

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2016 Sep 27

Smashing Agassiz’s Boulder

6:00pm

Location: 

Northwest Building, Lecture Hall B103, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Race, Representation, and Museums Series Lecture

Joseph L. Graves, Jr., Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Biological Sciences, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, North Carolina A&T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

In the late nineteenth century, Charles Darwin proposed that all humans share a common ancestor and that evolution likely began in Africa. He expected controversy over his revolutionary idea, even suggesting that Harvard professor Louis Agassiz might “throw a boulder” at him. Today, 157...

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2016 Oct 06

Science, Education, and Character: Reflections on the First Fifty Years of the Peabody Museum, 1866–1916

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Public Lecture

Curtis Hinsley, Regents’ Professor Emeritus of History and Comparative Cultural Studies, Northern Arizona University

The Peabody Museum was founded at a time of epistemological and political turmoil, seven years after the publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species and one year after the end of the Civil War. The chaotic decades following the war proved to be an era of unprecedented economic opportunity, but also a time of corruption, disillusionment, and oppression. In the world of instruction, museums held the promise of teaching not...

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2016 Oct 08

Peabody Museum 150th Anniversary

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue

All day public open house with activities presented as part of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology's 150th anniversary.  See all Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology 150th anniversary events.

Special Event for All Ages

9:00 am–5:00 pm

Observe 150 years of the Peabody Museum—one of the first archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world—with free admission to the galleries all day.   

12:00–4:00 pm

From noon to 4:00 pm, enjoy complimentary...

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2016 Sep 09

Nadie descubrio las Americas | No One Discovered the Americas

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program | Gallery 224, 224 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134

Salvador Jiménez-Flores: Nadie descubrio las Americas | No One Discovered the Americas

Artist in Residence Exhibition

Dates: August 29 – September 24; Reception: September 9, 5-7pm 

Please visit our current exhibition in Gallery 224 by our Artist-In-Residence, Salvador Jiménez-Flores. There will be a gallery reception on September 9 from 5-7 PM at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard at 224 Western Ave in Allston.

The exhibition is on view through September 24...

2016 Sep 25

Brian J. Honan 5K Run/Walk

12:00pm

Location: 

Tavern in the Square, 161 Brighton Ave, Allston MA

The 13th Annual Brian J. Honan 5K run/walk, sponsored by Harvard University, Harvard Business School and the Harvard College Marathon Challenge, will take place on Sunday, September 25th at noon in Allston-Brighton. All Harvard affiliates are eligible for free registration with the promo code HAR at checkout. Click here to register.  For more information,...

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2016 Sep 19

Flu Vaccination Clinics

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124 Mt. Auburn Street, University Place, Lobby
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2016 Sep 26

PON’s Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Seminar

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a semester-length seminar to develop skills and strategies to resolve disputes. Role plays and exercises give you the chance to put theory into practice, and to finish the class as a more effective and reflective negotiator.

The seminar is led by Toby Berkman and Carri Hulet, negotiation consultants and dynamic instructors, and is open to all. The class will meet Mondays, 6-9pm, Sept. 26-Dec. 12.

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2016 Sep 19

Harvard Neighbors Open House

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Queen's Head Pub, Memorial Hall, Harvard Yard

Are you interested in meeting new people at Harvard? You're invited to join Harvard Neighbors on Monday, September 19, 5:30–7:30 p.m. in the Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub for our Open House/Kick Off meeting. The Open House is a wonderful opportunity to meet Harvard colleagues and learn more about Harvard Neighbors, a volunteer and social organization with over 100 years of Harvard history. Refreshments will be served – Hearty Fall Fare - and the first drink is on us!

2016 Aug 24

Free Football Tickets for Faculty & Staff

Wed Aug 24 (All day) to Thu Sep 1 (All day)

Don’t miss “Harvard Night” at Harvard Football vs Rhode Island on Friday, September 16 at 7PM at Harvard Stadium.  All Harvard faculty, staff and retirees each receive up to TWO FREE TICKETS! Offer ends on September 1st. Click here to claim tickets. For questions please contact the Harvard Athletic Ticket Office at 617-495-2211 or HarvTix@fas.harvard.edu.

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2017 Jun 07

Home Buying Workshop - WEBINAR

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online

Harvard and affiliated hospital faculty, staff, and retirees are invited to attend a free desktop webinar:

Buying a primary residence - Topics include:

  • How much can I really afford to pay and what type of mortgage makes the most sense?
  • What is a Purchase and Sale Agreement?
  • How does the process, from offer to acceptance to closing, work?

Click here to register. 

2017 May 18

Home Buying Workshop

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Medical School, Countway Library - Minot Room

Harvard and affiliated hospital faculty, staff, and retirees are invited to attend a free seminar:

Buying a primary residence - Topics include:

  • How much can I really afford to pay and what type of mortgage makes the most sense?
  • What is a Purchase and Sale Agreement?
  • How does the process, from offer to acceptance to closing, work?

Click here to register. 

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