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2017 Mar 29

Fidelity One-on-One Appointments

(All day)

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

You can set up a one-on-one meeting on campus with a representative from Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREF or Vanguard to discuss your retirement savings and investment choices – whether you are just starting out, wondering if your asset allocation is still right for your age, or thinking about retiring in the next few years.

This meeting day is with Fidelity. To schedule an appointment, go to www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations or call 1-800-642-7231.

 

2017 Mar 08

Fidelity One-on-One Appointments

(All day)

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

You can set up a one-on-one meeting on campus with a representative from Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREF or Vanguard to discuss your retirement savings and investment choices – whether you are just starting out, wondering if your asset allocation is still right for your age, or thinking about retiring in the next few years.

This meeting day is with Fidelity. To schedule an appointment, go to www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations or call 1-800-642-7231.

 

2017 Feb 22

2017 Harvard Heroes Nominations Open

(All day)

Harvard Heroes are those staff who inspire us through their work, leadership, and excellence. Do you have a colleague who is a Harvard Hero? Learn more about the program, nomination process and criteria on the Harvard Heroes webpage.

 

 

2017 Apr 17

School's Out Vacation Camp

Mon Apr 17 (All day) to Fri Apr 21 (All day)

Harvard's Schools Out Vacation Camp offers activities and care for children ages 5-12, grades kindergarten to 6, during the Massachusetts public school vacation weeks. 

April camp is April 17-21, 8am-6pm each day.

Sign up for the entire week or per day - $80/week, $20/ per day per child. 

Learn more about camp locations, registration, activities, etc.

 

2017 Apr 23

The Natural History of Your Favorite Foods

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

At last you get to play with your food! Meet archaeologists and use your observational skills to compare ancient wild plant and animal species to modern ones. Taste, process, and handle new and old world ingredients from favorite foods like pizza, french fries, and chocolate cake, and learn how they became the staples of the American diet we enjoy today. 

Free and open to the public. Recommended for ages 9 and older.
Presented in collaboration with the Cambridge Science Festival

 

2017 Apr 30

The Magic of Java

2:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 0213

Shadow theater and live music, popular highlights of the Javanese village at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, come to the galleries of the Peabody Museum! Enjoy a contemporary performance based on The Magic Flute, featuring intricate leather puppets and the sonorous gong-chime instruments of Harvard's Javanese-style gamelan orchestra, led by Jody Diamond with musicologist Hayley Fenn and theater director Mitchell Polonsky. Touch beautiful hand-painted puppets, play the instruments, and sample coffee from the islands of Indonesia.  

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2017 Apr 25

Seeing and Seeing through Museum Exhibits: Lessons from Cape Town and Washington, D.C.

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

How do implicit understandings and assumptions about race and ethnicity become embedded in museum exhibitions? How can museums and exhibitions reproduce, challenge, or help transform those understandings and other “rhetorics of value”? Corinne Kratz will use recent exhibitions in Cape Town, South Africa, and Washington, D.C., to consider these questions, examining components such as exhibition content and design, and reviewing particular historical moments that have brought these questions to the fore.

Free and...

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2017 Apr 28

All the World Is Here Gallery Talk

11:30am

Location: 

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

Co-Curator Diana Loren will lead a talk in the newly opened exhibition, All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology. In a beautifully restored gallery, see an astonishing array of over 600 objects from Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. Together they trace the early history of the museum’s collections and the birth of American anthropology. Visitors will enter the world of a late 19th-century museum and be transported into the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition where Frederic Putnam, the second Peabody Museum director, presented the...

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2017 Apr 11

Museums in Tanzania: History, Transformation, and Impact

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

2017 Hallam L. Movius, Jr. Lecture and Reception

Tanzania has a record of more than three million years of human history and diversity, including fossil remains, footprints, and stone toolkits of early humans and hominin ancestors, from sites such as Laetoli, Olduvai Gorge, and Peninj. The National Museum of Tanzania supports the preservation of the country’s rich natural and cultural diversity through scientific research, education, and public outreach programs. Audax Mabulla will discuss the history of the museum and the innovative policy changes it is implementing to promote an...

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2017 Apr 06

Anxieties about Race in Egyptology and Egyptomania, 1890–1960

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Despite ideals of scientific and scholarly objectivity, both Egyptologists and non-specialists have often projected their own racial anxieties onto ancient Egypt. Recurrent attempts to prove that the ancient Egyptians were white or black, for example, reveal more about modern societies than about ancient Egypt. Donald Reid will discuss the history of how such debates have played out among Western and modern Egyptian scholars, artists, and writers, and how interpretations of ancient Egypt are intertwined with personal values.

Free and open to the public. Free parking at ...

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2017 Mar 04

Songs Found in Dream: Talea Ensemble - Free Concert

8:00pm

Location: 

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall

The Fromm Players at Harvard have assembled one of the nation’s foremost new music groups, TALEA ENSEMBLE, for two free concerts, “Songs Found in Dream,” in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall on the Harvard University campus. The Friday program features George Lewis’s Mnemosis, Gerard Grisey’s Talea and James Dillon’s New York Triptych. On Saturday, hear Brian Ferneyhough’s Incipits, Rand Steiger’s A Menacing Plume, Liza Lim’s Songs found in dream, and the world premiere of Hans Tutschku’s ...

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