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2019 Mar 12

Lunch, Learn and Plan

12:00pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

 In partnership with Harvard University Employees Credit Union, please join the Benefits office – in person or from your desk – for any of the topics you find interesting. The presentations will be offered in person at 114 Mt. Auburn Street (Room 406) or via webinar. 

 

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2019 Mar 18

Create Your Plan

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

This workshop will show you that there are two keys to a comfortable retirement; saving enough and investing wisely. Presented by a representative from Vanguard.

Audience: Benefits eligible employees

Prerequisites: None

Cost: None

Late Drop/Cancel Fee: None

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2019 Mar 07

China and Asia in a Changing Climate: Natural Science for the Non-Scientist

12:15pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA

Panelists:

  • Professor John Holdren, Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University; Co-Director of Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, HKS; former Science Advisor to President Barack Obama and former Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Professor Peter Huybers, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, and Harvard John A. Paulson School of...
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2019 Mar 07

Bike Tune-Up Thursday

9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Safra Plaza at Smith Campus Center

Free bike tune-ups by skilled mechanics by Landry's and MassBike for Harvard students, faculty and staff.

Pre-registration required - click here

Sponsored by CommuterChoice, MassBike, and Harvard Common Spaces.

Questions?
commuterchoice@harvard.edu

2019 Mar 06

Climate Justice is Social Justice: How to Build Equitable Climate Movements

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Littaur 230, Harvard Kennedy School

RSVP HERE 

Are you a social justice advocate also concerned about climate change? A climate champion who wants to broaden your mission to climate justice? All are welcome for a lively presentation and discussion with Colette Pichon Battle on why the climate movement needs more social justice and vice versa.

Colette Pichon Battle is an attorney, advocate, and alliance builder who creates multi-racial regional alliances and served as a lead...

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2019 Mar 05

Stepping Up: Business In The Era Of Climate Change Part 1 (Open for Business?)

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA

Business is the main source of the greenhouse gases that are causing the Earth’s climate to change. Business is also the main source of new products, services and business models that may save us from wholesale climate calamity. This 5-part series, featuring leading thinkers from business, environmental advocacy groups and area universities, will explore what businesses are doing, can do and should do to confront climate change.

Part 1: Open for Business?

In deciding where...

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2019 Apr 15

School's Out Vacation Camp - April 2019

Mon Apr 15 (All day) to Fri Apr 19 (All day)

Harvard offers a School's Out Vacation Camp program to give parents options during the February and April public-school vacation weeks and one hard-to-cover week at the end of the summer. The program generally runs on three campuses: Cambridge, the Longwood Medical Area, and the Harvard Business School.

The program is open to the children, ages 5 to 12, grades K to 6, of benefits-eligible faculty and staff on a regular Harvard payroll.

Please note that due to space limitations, there are a limited number of spots. Once you have submitted a request for a reservation...

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2019 Apr 23

Center for Workplace Development Open House

11:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Third Floor, Cambridge

The Center for Workplace Development offers something for staff at all levels at Harvard: Professional development programs, tools, coaching, and consulting. Come learn about the variety of resources available.

The CWD Open House is an event for Harvard employees to explore resources for professional development in a dynamic community of learning and growing.

  • Expand your network and build relationships
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2019 Mar 01

Lunch, Learn & Plan: Ditch Your Debt

12:00pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

HUECU is here to help you with personal finance questions, smart money tips and more. Join us in-person at 114 Mount Auburn Street (room 406) or from your desk via webinar.

Create a customized repayment strategies to become debt-free. Credit card debt and student loans will be discussed.

The Lunch, Learn and Plan series is brought to you in partnership with Harvard University Human Resources, Benefits Office.

Learn more and register...

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2019 Mar 30

The American Chestnut: When Will It Flourish Again?

9:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Weld Hill Research Building

The American chestnut could be the first tree ever restored to its native forest after suffering from a devastating airborne blight in the early 1900s that killed billions of trees.

Join us for a thought-provoking gathering as experts share perspectives on the history of American chestnut (Castanea dentata), its significance as a forest species, and subsequent decimation by an invasive blight pathogen, Cryphonectria parasitica. Ongoing research in blight tolerance and the addition of blight-tolerant genes are the prognosis for this tree’s future....

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2019 Mar 28

Photographing the Landscape (Multiple Sessions)

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

8 Thursdays: March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 6:30–8:30pm

Location: Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum

Demand more from your landscape photographs than just a depiction of a beautiful sunset or seascape. Broaden your photographic vision and push your landscape photographs to be more creative and dynamic. Capture the landscape (both rural and urban) with new and refreshing perspectives by means of weekly class assignments. You...

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2019 Mar 25

Simulcast: Giving Voice to Nature: with Richard Powers, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and William (Ned) Friedman

7:00pm to 8:15pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

SIMULCAST VIEWING: Richard PowersRobin Wall Kimmerer, and Arnold Arboretum Director William “Ned” Friedman will join voices in this guided conversation about trees. Melding readings with discussion; drawing on mystery, lore, and science; they will convey the challenges and rewards of trying to represent non-humans—speaking both for and as the trees. Register early for this animated and enriching...

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2019 Mar 24

Tree Spotters Citizen Science Program: Basic Training (Multiple Sessions)

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Multiple Sessions: March 24 10:30-12:00pm [HB], April 20, 10:30-12:00pm [WH], April 27, 10:30-12:00pm [HB], May 5, 10:30-12:00pm [HB]

With nearly 4,000 different kinds of plants represented in the Arboretum's living collections, every day presents rich opportunities to see something new. If you enjoy learning about plants and their unique characteristics, you can contribute to science as a participant in our Tree Spotters program. This citizen science project opens a window into the Arboretum's phenology: the timing of natural events, such as the leafing...

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