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2019 Oct 10

Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund Information Session

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Cabot Science Library, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138 | Cabot L102 - Discovery Bar- Main Level

Harvard Staff, Students, and Faculty: You are invited to the Culture Lab Innovation Fund Information Session!

Do you have an innovative idea for advancing inclusion at Harvard? Looking to network and find potential project team members? Are you simply curious about the Fund and want to learn more? Then this information session is for you!

The Culture Lab Innovation Fund (CLIF) was designed to provide Harvard students, staff, faculty, and academic appointees with competitive grants of up to $15,000 or more to pursue projects that aim to advance diversity, equity,...

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2019 Dec 05

The Complete Bach Brandenberg Concertos

7:30pm

Location: 

Klarmen Hall, Harvard Business School

Dazzling, inventive, virtuosic, exuberant, inspired! And experiencing all size Brandenberg concertos in one program

Offering a $15 discount per ticket to the HBS Community, offer valid till October 1, 2019 or while supplies last.

Purchase tickets here (use discount code HBS) : hbs.me/handh

2019 Dec 11

HMSC Member Night at the Museums

5:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Wander the museum after hours, enjoy seasonal treats, and go behind the scenes to see objects not currently on exhibit. This is a great time to get your holiday shopping done at The Shop at HMNH, where members receive a special 25% discount during the month of December. Not a member? Join today so you can join us in December!

Reservations open November 1.

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2019 Dec 07

Drawing Birds in Colored Pencil

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Learn to capture birds with colored pencils in this hands-on workshop. Explore basic avian anatomy and observational drawing techniques, then dive into some techniques for working with colored pencils to build up rich colors and plumage textures. All skill levels are welcome.

Instructor: Erica Beade

Fees: $55 members/$60 nonmembers.

Advance registration required.

2019 Nov 21

The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Robert McCracken Peck, Curator of Art and Artifacts, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Edward Lear (1812–1888), best known for The Owl and the Pussycat and other nonsense poetry, was also an accomplished painter of birds, mammals, reptiles, and landscapes, and an adventurous world traveler. His paintings of parrots, macaws, toucans, owls, and other birds are among the finest ever published. Robert McCracken Peck will discuss the remarkable life and natural history paintings of this beloved children’s writer, who...

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2019 Nov 16

Drawing the Animals: A Two Course

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Two-Session, Six Hour Course: November 16 and 23
9:30 am–12:30 pm

Join us for an observational drawing course in which we will explore the museum's zoological collections from a new perspective and connect to the natural world while developing drawing skills. This course will introduce basic techniques that you can continue to develop on your own. The first half of each classroom session will be spent on practicing techniques such as shading, working from general shapes to details, and capturing textures. The second half will be...

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2019 Nov 13

Paleovirology: Ghosts and Gifts of Ancient Viruses

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Human genomes are ancient battlegrounds of arms races waged between viruses and their hosts for millions of years. Just as historians reconstruct battlefields to better understand historical battles, evolutionary biologists and virologists can reconstruct how ancient viruses affected their hosts by analyzing their “fossil” remains in our genomes. Paleovirology is the study of such extinct viruses. Harmit Malik will discuss what the study of these viruses can tell us about old and new viral infections, the role they have played in shaping human biology, and the insights they can provide...

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2019 Nov 07

Adversity, Belonging, and Survival among Baboons

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

The social environment—both in early life and adulthood—has major effects on human health and survival. But how and why does the social environment get “under the skin” to also affect our physical health? Susan Alberts pursues this question by studying wild baboons in Kenya. Baboons, like humans, evolved as savannah dwellers. They rely on social relationships to solve problems and—like humans—their lives depend on these relationships. Alberts will discuss how the balance between the challenges and opportunities of social life affects health and belonging in both humans and baboons....

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2019 Nov 02

Squirrel Taxidermy Workshop

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Learn about the fantastic history of taxidermy and then get hands-on with your very own taxidermy project! Using tanned hides, students will craft their own mannikin heads and bodies and learn how to set eyes, wire limbs, groom, pose, and more. This workshop specifically focuses on mounting and finishing techniques but a skinning and tanning guide will be provided in order to supplement future projects you may choose to work on. At the conclusion of the workshop, students will keep their own squirrel mount. Your squirrel will need to dry for a few weeks before it is ready for permanent...

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2019 Oct 30

The Peril and Promise of Solar Geoengineering

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Solar geoengineering research aims to reduce the impacts of global climate change. One possibility is to put aerosols into the stratosphere to alter Earth’s energy budget. This emerging technology entails risks and uncertainties, along with serious challenges to global governance. The greatest threat, perhaps, is that it will be used as a technical fix and encourage people to avoid the emissions cuts that are fundamental to curbing long-term climate risks. David Keith will describe the simple physics underlying the climate’s response to stratospheric aerosols, the risks, and the trade-...

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2019 Oct 26

Fabulous Fungus Fair

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Explore the wondrous world of fungi! Join Harvard students for a closer look at the mushrooms, yeasts, and molds found in gardens, forests, and labs—even in our own refrigerators. This is an opportunity to investigate fungal diversity and participate in hands-on activities led by Harvard students.

Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage

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2019 Oct 26

The Art and Science of Mushrooms

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Instructors: Erica Beade and Harvard graduate student James Mitchell

Learn about the science of mushrooms through observations of local fungi, and then try your hand at capturing different mushroom types. Artist and educator, Erica Beade, will introduce techniques for achieving more accuracy, volume, and texture in drawings, while Harvard scientist James Mitchell will provide an overview of local mushrooms based on specimens in hand.

$55 members/$60 nonmembers

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2019 Oct 16

National Fossil Day

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Celebrate National Fossil Day with ancient trilobites, sea scorpions, saber-toothed cats, giant ground sloths, and more. Meet Harvard paleontologists and learn about the amazing prehistoric animals on exhibit. Bring your curiosity and questions to this event for all ages!

Regular museum admission rates apply.

2019 Oct 10

An Evolutionary Journey through Domestication

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

As the earliest farmers began to select wild plants and animals that had desirable traits, they initiated a series of genetic changes in these species that gradually made them more suitable for agriculture. Plants became easier to grow, had greater yields, and were of higher quality. Animal species exhibited favorable changes in behavior, coat color, and reproductive traits. Barbara Schaal will discuss how the artificial selection of these species—a pivotal technological achievement—has influenced their genetics, evolution, and capacity to flourish in the care of humans.

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2019 Nov 19

E-mail Management

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Forum Room, 11 Quincy St, Cambridge

Objective: This workshop will introduce methods for gaining control of e-mail and managing it according to Harvard records policies as well as provide tips on how to organize your e-mail.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Who should attend: All employees who want to effectively manage their e-mail.

What you will learn

  • Methods of controlling e-mail
  • The application of the General Records Schedule to e-mail
  • Examples of types of e-mails with...
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