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2019 Jul 20

A Lunar Soirée

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

TBD

Special Event

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the 1969 moon landing at this one-of-a-kind evening event exclusively for guests 21+. Enjoy cocktails, beer, light refreshments, and 60s music, as well as moon-inspired demonstrations and activities. Stay tuned for the full program!

Advance tickets required: $20 members/$25 nonmember

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2019 Jun 21

Summer Solstice Celebration 2019: Night at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Repeats every day until Sat Jun 22 2019 .
6:30pm to 8:30pm

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, 11 Divinity Avenue

Free Special Event Open to the Public

Celebrate the longest day of the year and mark the beginning of the summer season at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Enjoy free admission to four museums and access to special performances. Make flower crowns and other sun-inspired crafts, and learn about the astronomical significance of the solstice. Save the date for this very festive event. Learn more.

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2019 Apr 18

Frontiers in Evolution

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Special Event

Moderated by Andrew J. Berry, Lecturer on Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

New approaches to studying evolutionary processes, from genomics to big data, have revolutionized the study of organisms across geological time and geographical space. Join us for a series of short “flash” lectures presented by Harvard graduate students and learn about the range of questions that scientists are asking today about evolution.

Evolution Matters Lecture Series

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2019 Apr 10

Chasing Ants (And Their Microbes) in the Rainforest

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Free Public Lecture

Corrie Moreau, Moser Professor of Arthropod Biosystematics and Biodiversity, Cornell University

Microbes play critical roles in the biology and health of human beings, but we are not the only species that benefits from intimate relationships with microbes. Ants, for instance, rely on the microbial communities living in their guts to process food and make strong armor. Corrie Moreau will discuss this unique aspect of ant biology and what it tells us about the diversity and dominance of ants in...

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2019 Apr 09

Self-Domestication in Bonobos and Other Wild Animals

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Free Public Lecture

Richard Wrangham, Ruth Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Domesticated animals such as dogs, pigs, and horses often sport floppy ears, patches of white hair, and other features that are unknown in their wild ancestors. These traits—collectively referred to by scientists as a “domestication syndrome”—are the result of breeding less aggressive individuals. Drawing from his new book, The Goodness Paradox (2019, Pantheon...

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2019 Apr 02

Living with White Sharks

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Free Public Lecture

Gregory Skomal, Program Manager and Senior Scientist, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries

The Cape Cod white shark population has increased in recent years in response to the dramatic increase in the seal population. Shark sightings—some close to popular swimming and surfing beaches—are becoming more frequent and negative interactions between sharks and humans have become a real concern. Gregory Skomal has studied and tracked white sharks in the Atlantic for more than 30 years. In this lecture,...

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2019 Mar 28

Viruses: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Free Public Lecture

Paul Turner, Elihu Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Microbiology Program Faculty Member, Yale University

Viruses are the tiniest but most numerous inhabitants of Earth. Although notorious for causing deadly epidemics, not all viruses are bad. Many are beneficial to their hosts and several play key roles in maintaining the health of ecosystems. Paul Turner will discuss the “good, bad, and ugly” effects of viruses, from how they invade organisms and wreak havoc in biological systems...

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2019 Mar 14

Art and Science Converge in the Deep Sea

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Free Public Lecture

Lily Simonson, Painter

Peter R. Girguis, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Lily Simonson and Peter Girguis exemplify the long tradition of artists and scientists working in tandem to explore new worlds—in their case, the magnificent deep sea. Simonson will discuss how the immersive, glowing canvases in her current exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Lily Simonson: Painting the Deep, have been shaped by...

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2019 Jun 19

College Workshop: Paying the Tuition Bill

12:00pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

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

HUECU will host a four-part workshop series for Harvard University employees around undergraduate college planning. Join us for 45 minutes during your lunch break in Room 406, 114 Mount Auburn Street.

Part IV: Paying the Tuition Bill. The fall tuition bill will be due soon! Learn about various payment options and strategies to help you make the best financial decision for you and your family.

To register: Join us in-person or from your desk.
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2019 Jun 05

College Workshop: Beyond the FAFSA

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

HUECU will host a four-part workshop series for Harvard University employees around undergraduate college planning. Join us for 45 minutes during your lunch break in Room 406, 114 Mount Auburn Street.

Part III: Learn how to complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® and other institutional form, tips to ensure a quick financial aid process and the differences between FAFSA and CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®.

To register: Join us in-person or from your desk.
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2019 Jun 05

College Workshop: Applying for Financial Aid

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

HUECU will host a four-part workshop series for Harvard University employees around undergraduate college planning. Join us for 45 minutes during your lunch break in Room 406, 114 Mount Auburn Street.

Part II: Learn the basics of applying for financial aid. This workshop will be co-hosted with Harvard College.

To register: Join us in-person or from your desk.
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2019 Jun 03

College Workshop: College Planning Roadmap

12:00pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

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

HUECU will host a four-part workshop series for Harvard University employees around undergraduate college planning. Join us for 45 minutes during your lunch break in Room 406, 114 Mount Auburn Street.

Part I: Creating a College-Planning Roadmap. Application process? Entrance exams? Visits and tours? Costs? Not sure where to start? We’ll breakdown the college process and steps to take throughout.

To register: Join us in-person or from your desk.
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Plaza WinterFest Opening Night Celebration

January 25, 2019

Find light in the winter season by joining us to celebrate the opening of this year's Plaza WinterFest! Stop by the Science Center Plaza on Friday, February 1 between 5:30-7:30pm for free glow sticks and make-your-own s'mores in addition to all the games, music, and fun of WinterFest! This event is free and open to the community. Learn more here.

2019 Jan 28

Plaza WinterFest 2019

12:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Science Center Plaza

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 12:00pm to Friday, March 15, 2019 - 8:00pm

Beginning Monday, January 28, 2019 the Harvard community is invited to the Science Center Plaza to find warmth and fun through the coldest months of the year during the third annual Plaza WinterFest! All are welcome to come and enjoy free ice lane games including curling, shuffleboard, and bowling, along with classic year-round games like ping pong, foosball, and cornhole. The Plaza will also feature ample seating, fire pits on select days to roast marshmallows, and many tasty treats for sale...

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2019 Feb 01

Plaza WinterFest Opening Night Celebration

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Science Center Plaza

Find light in the winter season by joining us to celebrate the opening of this year's Plaza WinterFest! Stop by the Science Center Plaza on Friday, February 1 between 5:30-7:30pm for free glow sticks and make-your-own s'mores in addition to all the games, music, and fun of WinterFest! This event is free and open to the community. 

*One glow stick and supplies for one s'more per person, please, while supplies last.

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