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2018 Jul 30

Summer Science Week - Geology, Gems, and Jewelry

Mon - Fri, Jul 30 to Aug 3, 9:30am - 12:00pm

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Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, 11 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138

Students entering grades 5–8

Red garnets, purple amethyst, blue turquoise – these jewels are actually naturally made rocks and minerals! Learn the geology behind your favorite gems. Then learn jewelry techniques to turn real rocks, minerals, and semi-precious stones into earrings, necklaces, pendants and more in this class that combines art with science.

This class has an additional $10 materials fee included in the cost of the program.

Advance registration required. $170 members / $190 nonmembers

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2018 Jul 23

Summer Science Week - Blue Planet: Life in the Sea

Mon - Fri, Jul 23 to Jul 27, 9:30am - 12:00pm

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Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, 11 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138

Students entering grades 3–5

Sharks, crabs, sea stars and turtles; these are just a few of the marine creatures we’ll study as we dive into the underwater world. Learn all about our blue planet by investigating real specimens, observing adaptations of live ocean animals, making crafts, playing games and exploring our Marine Life exhibit.

Advance registration required. $160 members / $180 nonmembers

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2018 Jul 16

Summer Science Week - Game Design

Mon - Fri, Jul 16 to Jul 20, 9:30am - 12:00pm

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Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, 11 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138

Students entering grades 4–6

Have you ever wanted to design your own game? Join Green Door Labs founder Kellian Adams and museum staff to plan and create a digital game set inside the museum. You will work in small groups to invent a game designed to help visitors explore the museum. After prototyping the concept on paper, you will build the game on the digital platform and test it in the galleries.

Advance registration required. $160 members / $180 nonmembers

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2018 Harvard IT Summit

May 22, 2018
The CIO Council at Harvard University proudly presents the Eighth Annual Harvard IT Summit, an opportunity for University IT staff, key partners, and faculty to explore technology innovations and best practices in higher education. This event, which runs all day on June 7, is free, but registration is required. Learn more here. Read more about 2018 Harvard IT Summit
2018 Jun 07

2018 Harvard IT Summit

(All day)

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Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge

The CIO Council at Harvard University proudly presents the Eighth Annual Harvard IT Summit, an opportunity for University IT staff, key partners, and faculty to explore technology innovations and best practices in higher education. Harvard faculty and staff will present on a wide variety of IT projects and initiatives. External industry practitioners will participate in an exhibition space and educational sessions to share information on industry trends and practices.

Logistical, registration, and production support for the IT Summit is provided by the...

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2018 May 31

Yoga in the Yard

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Harvard Yard - Memorial Church

In partnership with the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, Harvard Common Spaces offers free Yoga with instructor Paulina Haduong every Thursday, 5pm-6pm from May 31 through September 27. Meet in Harvard Yard on the Memorial Church Lawn, please bring a mat and water bottle. Class held weekly, weather permitting--steady rain cancels class. All Common Spaces wellness programs and fitness activities are free; no sign-ups are required.

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2018 May 30

Zumba on the Plaza

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Science Center Plaza

In partnership with the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, Harvard Common Spaces offers free Zumba classes on the Plaza on Wednesdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Zumba is an aerobic dance fitness program using movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music.  All Common Spaces wellness programs and fitness activities are free; no sign-ups are required.

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2018 May 22

Tai Chi in Harvard Yard

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Sep 25 2018 except Tue Aug 21 2018.
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Harvard Yard - Memorial Church

In partnership with the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, Harvard Common Spaces offers free Tai Chi by Harvard's Master Yon Lee every Tuesday, 5pm-6pm from April through September. Meet in Harvard Yard on the Memorial Church Lawn, weather permitting. All Common Spaces wellness programs and fitness activities are free; no sign-ups are required.

For a complete list of wellness programs, please visit commonspaces.harvard.edu/calendar.

2018 Jun 14

Harvard Heroes 2018 Award Ceremony

3:30pm

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Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

Congratulations to the 60 outstanding Harvard staff members from across the University who were elected Harvard Heroes for 2018. Harvard Heroes, a University-wide recognition program, celebrates the accomplishments of Harvard staff whose work supports the mission of Harvard at the highest levels of contribution, impact and excellence.

The 2018 Harvard Heroes awards ceremony, hosted by President Drew G. Faust, will be held:

Thursday, June 14, 3:30 p.m.
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2018 Nov 15

Boost Your Resilience - Webinar

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Online

Stress is a part of everyday life. Since we can't eliminate it, learning how to recognize the signs of stress overload and boosting our ability to handle stressful situations can help. Understanding our own reactions to issues and planning ways to boost resiliency can help us thrive in the midst of stress.  Join us and learn ways to build your personal resiliency by cultivating a positive attitude, practicing healthy habits and using self-care to stay mindful. Join us for an interactive discussion about:

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2018 Jul 18

Parenting in the Digital Age - Webinar

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Online

Discover how digital technology and social media support and challenge parents today. In this webinar, participants will:

  • Receive an overview of digital media, including how children and young people are using it
  • Review current American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations for children (0 - 2, 2 - teens)
  • Learn practical tips for talking to young children and adolescents about their use and your limits of technology and social media
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2018 May 30

A Conversation with Affinity Groups at Harvard University

12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall

The Committee on the Concerns of Women at Harvard invite you to join this luncheon panel on May 30, which will include members of the Association of Asian & Asian American Faculty and Staff, the Association of Latinx Faculty and Staff, the Gender and Sexuality Caucus, and the Native American Program. The conversation will focus on the history of affinity groups, their work in community building, staff and faculty support, and the efforts to gain formal recognition and support from the university. Lunch will be provided.

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2018 Nov 15

Evaluating a Flexwork Proposal (University-Wide, Managers Only)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA
Bring your lunch to this in-depth look at how to evaluate a flexible work arrangement proposal based on Harvard's University-wide flexible work guidelines. Nancy Costikyan, the director of Harvard’s Office of Work/Life, will review the essential ingredients of a flex proposal; how to assess your own attitude about workplace flexibility in general and flex for individual employees specifically; how to identify ways to evaluate the success of an arrangement after a trial period; and what to do when employees disclose personal reasons behind the proposal that trigger your emotions or certain... Read more about Evaluating a Flexwork Proposal (University-Wide, Managers Only)

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