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2019 Feb 14

Designing Living Things

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Free Public Lecture

Christina Agapakis, Creative Director, Ginkgo Bioworks

Biology can be a design medium: scientists can now “write” DNA and manipulate microbial behavior. In the future, they could also reshape entire ecosystems. Christina Agapakis is a synthetic biologist, writer, and artist who collaborates with engineers, designers, artists, and social scientists to explore the many unexpected connections between microbiology, technology, art, and popular culture. In this lecture, she will discuss current and potential uses of...

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2019 Feb 09

I ♥ Science

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Awaken your love of science with activities led by Harvard scientists, graduate students, and enthusiastic explorers. Meet scientists who investigate fossils, microbes, or carnivorous plants. Hear short talks on current research at Harvard. Observe tiny, tough tardigrades (microscopic "water bears"), and make your own model. Bring your own collections to show to local shell and mineral clubs. This annual festival has something for everyone and is appropriate for children and adults of all ages.

Regular museum admission rates apply. 

Free parking is...

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2019 Feb 08

The Bauhaus and Harvard

(All day)

Location: 

Special Exhibitions Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

Special Exhibitions Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

The Bauhaus and Harvard — mounted in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany — presents nearly 200 works by 74 artists, drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s extensive Bauhaus collection. Founded in 1919 and closed just 14 years later, the Bauhaus was the 20th century’s most influential school of art, architecture, and design. Harvard University played host to the first Bauhaus exhibition in the...

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2019 Feb 19

Harvard's School's Out Vacation Camp February 2019

Tue - Fri, Feb 19 to Feb 22, 8:00am - 6:00pm

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.

Next session will be February 19 - 22, 2019 (note that there is no program on Monday, due to Presidents' Day)....

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2019 Mar 21

Retirewise - Pre-retirement Planning (2-day seminar)

8:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard School of Dental Medicine Auditorium, 188 Longwood Ave., Boston

In just a few sessions, you'll have a step-by-step approach to creating a realistic financial and retirement strategy that works for you. You'll also have more confidence knowing that you're better prepared, more informed and ready to take control of your financial life.

It doesn't matter how much or how little financial planning you've done, or if your retirement is years away – you'll find the Retirewise® workshops well worth your time. And there's no prep work required. 

This 2-part complimentary workshop series begins on March 21...

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PON Mediation and Conflict Management - Spring 2019

January 16, 2019
This course, which runs from Jan. 28 to April 8, is designed to raise your awareness of your own approach to conflict, introduce a range of theories about mediation and participatory processes, and improve your conflict management skills. While we will discuss a wide range of dispute resolution processes that involve third parties, we will focus on mediation. Learn more. Read more about PON Mediation and Conflict Management - Spring 2019
2019 Jan 26

Smartphone Photography: Winter Landscapes Enhanced

Repeats every month on the 9 of February until Sat Feb 09 2019 . Also includes Sat Feb 23 2019.
8:30am to 10:30am

8:30am to 10:30am
8:30am to 10:30am

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Capture the essence of winter, when landscapes present a diluted palette of colors and contrasts are most striking. Professional photographer Nancy Katz will introduce fundamental concepts of landscape photography and then teach techniques for getting the best photographs from your smartphone camera. You will capture images in color and black and white, then learn to enhance them using a host of editing tools provided in the Snapseed App. (Note: Nancy Katz was selected by the Apple Store of Boston as a guest artist in March 2017 for her photography work with her iPhone and has taught her...

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2019 Feb 20

The Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Richard Evans Schultes—ethnobotanist, taxonomist, writer, photographer, and Harvard professor—is regarded as one of the most important plant explorers of the twentieth century. In 1941, Schultes traveled to the Amazon rainforest on a mission to study how Indigenous peoples used plants for medicinal, ritual, and practical purposes. A new interactive online map, produced by the Amazon Conservation Team, traces the landscapes and cultures that Schultes explored in the Colombian Amazon. Plotkin and Hettler will share this map and discuss the relevance of Schultes’ travels and collections for...

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2019 Feb 13

Traces and Tracks: Journeys with the San

6:00pm

Location: 

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

For nearly three decades, Paul Weinberg has travelled to Namibia, Botswana and South Africa to document the lives of hunter-gatherer communities, the San (Africa’s first people) and their struggles to hang on to their land, culture, and values, as they faced serious threats by outside settlers. Weinberg will discuss his book Traces and Tracks (2017), the culmination of his thirty-year journey, featuring essays and over 100 photographs that convey the modern-day San’s daily lives, their relationship to nature, game parks, and their ways of adjusting to a fast-changing...

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2019 Feb 10

Exploring Culture Together: Olives! Afternoon Session

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

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

Olive fruit and oil have been used for more than 6,000 years as much more than food. In this active experience led by a museum educator, parents and kids will discover the importance of olives in ancient Israel. Families will explore the Houses of Ancient Israel exhibit, craft working olive-oil saucer lamps to take home, handle artifacts, and crown themselves winners in a gallery game with victory wreaths. End the program with an optional olive taste test of products provided by Salt & Olive (Harvard Square).

Two sessions: ...

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2019 Feb 10

Exploring Culture Together: Olives! Morning Session

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

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

Olive fruit and oil have been used for more than 6,000 years as much more than food. In this active experience led by a museum educator, parents and kids will discover the importance of olives in ancient Israel. Families will explore the Houses of Ancient Israel exhibit, craft working olive-oil saucer lamps to take home, handle artifacts, and crown themselves winners in a gallery game with victory wreaths. End the program with an optional olive taste test of products provided by Salt & Olive (Harvard Square).

Two sessions: 10:00–11:30...

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Mindful Eating

January 9, 2019
This free course on January 16 at 11 a.m. will introduce participants to mindfulness and guide them in three foundational mindfulness practices. They will then apply mindfulness to issues concerning eating, and engage in 3-4 practices to cultivate more awareness around our relationship to food. Learn more. Read more about Mindful Eating
2019 Mar 30

Campus child care open house – Oxford Street Daycare Cooperative

9:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Oxford Street Daycafre Cooperative, 25 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Attend an open house to meet teachers and families and learn more about child care programs on Harvard’s campuses. For more general information, please visit the Office of Work/Life’s website. For detailed children’s center information, please see the websites of individual centers.

2019 Mar 30

Campus child care open house – Botanic Gardens Children's Center

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Botanic Gardens Children's Center, 26 Robinson Street, Cambridge, MA

Attend an open house to meet teachers and families and learn more about child care programs on Harvard’s campuses. For more general information, please visit the Office of Work/Life’s website. For detailed children’s center information, please see the websites of individual centers.

 

2019 Mar 09

Campus child care open house – Peabody Terrace Children’s Center

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Terrace Children's Center, 900 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Attend an open house to meet teachers and families and learn more about child care programs on Harvard’s campuses. For more general information, please visit the Office of Work/Life’s website. For detailed children’s center information, please see the websites of individual centers.

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