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2016 May 19

Author's Night. The New Cosmos: Answering Astronomy's Big Questions

7:30pm

Location: 

Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge

Over the past decade, astronomers have answered - or are closing in on the answers to - some of the biggest questions about the universe. David Eicher presents a spectacular exploration of the cosmos that provides you with a balanced and precise view of the latest discoveries. Among the "big science" topics covered will be dark energy, dark matter, water on Mars, the planethood of Pluto, the barred-spiral structure of the Milky Way, and the ubiquitous nature of black holes. There will be a book sale and signing at this event.

No reservations are necessary, but seating...

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2016 Apr 23

Cambridge Explores the Universe

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge

Become an astronomer for a day! Enjoy telescope tours, interactive multimedia exhibits, hands-on activities, live demonstrations, prizes, and our ever-popular Scientist Cafe, where visitors can chat with local astronomers to find out what's new in the universe. Hosted as part of the annual Cambridge Science Festival, Cambridge Explores the Universe invites space scientists of all ages to explore the wonder of the universe together in an out-of-this-world astronomy extravaganza!...

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2016 Apr 21

The Wild West of Star Formation

7:30pm

Location: 

Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge

Tonight we saddle up to explore the extreme center of our Milky Way galaxy - one of the wildest sections of the outer-space frontier. Our Galactic center is a chaotic region containing dense gas, stars, and the biggest bully around these parts: a supermassive black hole. The normal rules for star formation don't apply here, and understanding why will help us to understand star formation throughout the rest of our wild universe.

No reservations are necessary, but seating is limited to the auditorium's capacity. Admission is free. 

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2016 Apr 07

Sci-fi Movie Night - "Fantastic Voyage"

7:30pm

Location: 

Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge

The brilliant scientist Jan Benes (Jean Del Val) has developed a way to shrink humans, and other objects, for brief periods of time. Benes, who is working in communist Russia, is transported by the CIA to America, but is attacked en route. In order to save the scientist, who has developed a blood clot in his brain, a team of Americans in a nuclear submarine is shrunk and injected into Benes' body. They must race to fix the clot and get out before the miniaturization wears off. Cardiologist Dr. Mario Motta will grade the medical science and physics portrayed in this legendary science-...

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2016 Apr 10

The Arboretum Before it was an Arboretum

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Join Arboretum docent, Brian Karlsson-Barnes, and step back in time to the early 19th century. Imagine the Arboretum before it was an Arboretum. Most of the land was treeless, cleared to grow crops and hay, graze animals, and supply firewood for Boston and nearby Third Parish of Roxbury, now Jamaica Plain. Hear how gentleman farmer, Benjamin Bussey, consolidated a number of small farms into a large estate, and how he safe-guarded and valued this land that would become the Arnold Arboretum. In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

Free, registration requested...

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2016 Jun 09

Compliant Recruitment Training - PART II: Practices of Compliant Recruiting

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St, room 406

Developed jointly by HHR Recruitment Services and Harvard’s Office of the Assistant to the President (H-OAP), we are excited to announce our new Compliant Recruitment Training. Registration available in PeopleSoft.

This new interactive, and user-focused training will revisit the principles and practices of compliant recruitment. recruiters, the HR generalists and others in our HR functions who are critical to the recruitment process are encouraged to attend...

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2016 Jun 01

Compliant Recruitment Training - PART II: Practices of Compliant Recruiting

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St, room 406

Developed jointly by HHR Recruitment Services and Harvard’s Office of the Assistant to the President (H-OAP), we are excited to announce our new Compliant Recruitment Training. Registration available in PeopleSoft.

This new interactive, and user-focused training will revisit the principles and practices of compliant recruitment. recruiters, the HR generalists and others in our HR functions who are critical to the recruitment process are encouraged to attend...

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2016 May 24

Compliant Recruitment Training - PART II: Practices of Compliant Recruiting

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Pierce Hall, Room 301

Developed jointly by HHR Recruitment Services and Harvard’s Office of the Assistant to the President (H-OAP), we are excited to announce our new Compliant Recruitment Training. Registration available in PeopleSoft.

This new interactive, and user-focused training will revisit the principles and practices of compliant recruitment. recruiters, the HR generalists and others in our HR functions who are critical to the recruitment process are encouraged to attend the...

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2016 May 18

Compliant Recruitment Training -PART I: Principles

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Pierce Hall, Room 301

Developed jointly by HHR Recruitment Services and Harvard’s Office of the Assistant to the President (H-OAP), we are excited to announce our new Compliant Recruitment Training. Registration available in PeopleSoft.

This new, interactive, and user-focused training will revisit the principles and practices of compliant recruitment. Recruiters, the HR generalists and others in our HR functions who are critical to the recruitment process are encouraged to...

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2016 May 06

Boston Shines - Volunteer!

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

224 Western Avenue, Boston

Volunteer to participate in the City of Boston’s citywide neighborhood cleanup event in Allston and to celebrate Harvard’s 13th year of participation in this annual event.  Harvard employees will team up with colleagues from across the University, students, local Allston businesses, and neighbors by volunteering to work on cleanup projects in our neighborhood’s parks, streets, and schools. 

Activities will include raking, weeding, cleaning up brush, sweeping, painting benches and buildings, planting flowers,...

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2016 Nov 19

Exploring Science Together: The Ice Age!

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Come investigate the Ice Age!  Learn together with hands-on glacier demonstrations and activities, as well as real geologic clues about New England’s icy past.   Examine the world of ice age animals by handling real fossils and exploring our collection of enormous Cenozoic Mammals. Step into the world of ice age man by creating your own Paleolithic cave art.  All activities are designed to be a fun and interactive experience for elementary age students and their families to participate in together.

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

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2016 Sep 17

Exploring Science Together: Owls!

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Study the secretive world of owls!  Learn together with hands-on activities about bird beaks and feet and do up-close observation of real specimens from our museum collections.   Learn about the specific owl adaptations that make them the incredible nocturnal predators they are by investigating real feathers and bones!  Dig even deeper by dissecting real owl pellets to learn the identity of an owl’s midnight snack.  Listen carefully as you learn to identify owls by call. All activities are designed to be a fun and interactive experience for elementary age students...

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2016 Jul 09

Exploring Science Together: Bugs!

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Take a closer look and explore the minuscule world bugs!  Learn together with hands-on activities that show you how to classify and identify these numerous and diverse creatures!  Participate in activities in our incredible Arthropods gallery.   Observe and touch real live invertebrates and even go outside and collect some of your own!  Dig in the dirt and see how invertebrates help us compost food waste into soil.  Create your own scientific equipment to continue the study of entomology at home.  All activities are designed to be a fun and interactive...

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2016 May 14

Exploring Science Together: Marine Life!

10:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Dive deep into the underwater life of marine animals! Learn all about the challenges of life at sea with hands-on activities. Investigate the museum’s collections with interactive gallery explorations. See and touch living ocean animals to learn more about the amazing adaptations they have to survive their salty habitats. Create your very own ‘dive log’ to document your favorite specimens of the day and continue the learning at home. All activities are designed to be a fun and interactive experience for elementary age students and their families to participate in together.

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2016 Apr 02

High-Tech Zoology: Watching the World with Animals' Eyes

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Presented in collaboration with Dr. Francesca Cagnacci, Sarah and Daniel Hrdy Visiting Fellow in Conservation Biology, Harvard University

Be a ‘modern’ wildlife biologist for one day! Learn real techniques used to study wildlife ecology from researchers in the field.  Venture outside and look for tracks and other clues that animals leave behind. Use state-of-the-art technologies to observe wildlife from the animal's point of view and make a map of animal movements. Discover the unusual and funny behaviors of woodland critters that you would not...

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