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2018 Jun 13

Group Walk: Mt. Auburn Cemetery

4:30pm

Location: 

Meet at John Harvard Statue at University Hall

Interested in exploring Mt. Auburn Cemetery by foot? Enjoy a spring walk and join us for this casual walking tour.  Convene at John Harvard Statue at University Hall in the Harvard Yard.  The one-way distance to cemetery is 30 minutes (1.5 miles).  Spend as much time as you like walking the grounds at the cemtery, with or without the group.

Free (registration required)

2018 Jul 10

Desk Relief Yoga and Mindfulness

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Monks Room, 75 Mount Auburn Street, 6th Floor, Smith Campus Center

At work and need to stretch and refresh? No mat? No problem. Learn how you can regain energy and restore flexibility with brief seated and standing yoga, and a relaxing ten minute guided mindfulness meditation. All adaptable to your work space.

Free (Registration Required)

2018 Jul 25

E-mail Management

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Room B-30

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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2018 Jul 11

Out of Sight: Off-site Records Storage

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Forum Room

Objective: This workshop will present the step-by-step process of sending records to off-site storage at the Records Center. We cover everything from how to assemble and pack a box to how to complete the deposit paperwork.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Who should attend: Employees who have not yet sent records to storage as well as anyone in charge of packing and depositing boxes who would like a refresher course.

What you will learn

  • How to identify records eligible...
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2018 Jun 28

Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining Office Records

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Room B-30

Objective: Have you ever wondered, "How long do I need to keep my office records? Can I throw them away when I am done with them?" This workshop provides tools and advice to help you determine how long to keep your records and what to do when you no longer need to hold onto them. Whether you feel like you’re drowning in information or you're concerned that you're keeping records too long or not long enough, this workshop is for you.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Who should attend: All employees who want to...

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Lilac Sunday 2018

May 2, 2018
Of the thousands of flowering plants in the Arboretum, only one, the lilac, is singled out each year for a daylong celebration. Tours of the lilacs and other special collections, family activities, and picnicking (on this special day only), make for a memorable day. Be a part of this beloved Boston tradition on May 19! Learn more. Read more about Lilac Sunday 2018
2018 May 27

Plant Propagation at the Arboretum: Campaign Collections to Planting in the Landscape

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Larz Anderson Bonsai and Penjing Pavilion
Tour the Dana Greenhouses with Plant Propagator Sean Halloran. The focus will be on the Campaign for the Living Collections, seed (and plant) collecting in the field, accessioning and record keeping, seed stratification, and germination. Also learn about growing plants on in the Shade House and Nurseries and re-propagation of important lineages. The tour will end with time for questions and then back at the display pavilion to view our dwarfed potted plant collection. Meet at the Larz Anderson Bonsai and Penjing Pavilion.

In case of inclement weather, please call 617 384-5209.

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2018 May 26

Science and the Arboretum in the 1800s

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Today, the Arboretum is a place of research as well as education and enjoyment. Scientists from around the world take advantage of the diverse and extensive collections throughout the landscape. How did scientists use the Arboretum in the 1800s to advance scientific ideas when the Arboretum was in its infancy? And how did those ideas further the discoveries and ideas that continue in the present?

In case of inclement weather, please call 617 384-5209.

Free, registration is requested at my.arboretum.harvard.edu...

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2018 May 20

Tree Identification Primer

Repeats every month on the 24 of June, 1 times .
1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Trees and shrubs can be challenging to identify, but as the saying goes, “…you will love only what you understand…” (Baba Dioum). So why not expand the number of trees and shrubs you become aware of and can identify? In this session, Cat Chamberlain will lead you through the Arnold Arboretum to practice using dichotomous keys, plant presses, and other tools often used in field research. This casual journey through the landscape will allow you to familiarize yourself with and appreciate the flora that surrounds you. Dress for learning in the landscape and bring a magnifier lens if you...

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2018 May 19

The Spirit Books: Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

May 4 – July 22, 2018

Opening Reception, Saturday, May 19, 1:00-3:00pm

Artist Talk, Saturday, June 2, 3:00-4:00pm

LocationHunnewell Building

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord's Spirit Books will be displayed in the Hunnewell Building's Visitor Center. These art books reveal Gaylord's connection between the inherent spirituality and mystery of nature with the long-standing tradition of books... Read more about The Spirit Books: Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord
2018 May 12

Family Hike - Pond Dipping at the Arboretum!

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Guide, Arnold Arboretum Volunteer
10:00am-11:00am
Saturday, May 12 2018
Location: Hunnewell Building

SOLD OUT!

Join an Arboretum volunteer to discover the Arboretum on guided hikes for families. This walk will feature the vibrant ecosystem found in Dawson Pond. One adult may bring a maximum of three children; suitable for children ages four through twelve. Meet in the Visitor Center.

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2018 May 19

Impressions of Woody Plants: Disjunction, Two Artists, and the Arnold Arboretum

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Copper Etchings by Bobbi Angell and Watercolor Paintings by Beverly Duncan

The word disjunction, defined as the relationship between two distinct alternatives, can be applied to botanical artists Bobbi Angell and Beverly Duncan: their media--copper and watercolor, their plant focuses--exotic and native, their backgrounds--botany and art. In the end though, as in this Arnold Arboretum exhibition, it is all about the wonder of woody plants, and the artists' approaches to creating images.

Angell is attracted to unusual, cultivated specimens due to her...

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2018 May 22

The Arnold Arboretum and China

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

The Arnold Arboretum began collaborating with scientists and plant experts in China in 1907 with the first Arboretum-sponsored expedition by famed plant explorer Ernest Henry Wilson. Join us at the Weld Hill Research Building on May 22 at 6:00pm for a special event and reception celebrating the history and successes of this longtime partnership to explore, collect, and preserve China's rich biodiversity. View specimens from our Bonsai & Penjing Collection, see highlights of the documentary Chinese Wilson, and view then-and-now...

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2018 Jun 02

Gallery Talk: Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55

10:30am to 11:00am

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Lynette Roth, the Daimler Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum and curator of the Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55 exhibition, will give today’s gallery talk.

Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk....

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