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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.

Learn more...

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2019 Mar 05

Making the Earth and Moon

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Free Public Lecture

Rebecca A. Fischer, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

Earth formed 4.5 billion years ago in a series of giant collisions between other planetary bodies, the last of which produced the Moon. The fingerprints of this process can be seen in the chemical compositions of Earth and the Moon, which are remarkably similar. Mathematical models of Earth’s growth, the Moon’s formation, and their evolution to form metallic cores with rocky mantles...

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2019 Feb 28

Evolution Matters: David Quammen and Carl Zimmer

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Special Event and Book Signing

David Quammen, Author and Journalist

Carl Zimmer, Author and New York Times Columnist

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Evolution Matters Lecture Series, two of the world’s best-known science writers will engage in a lively and wide-ranging conversation. From a discussion of their latest books on heredity and the history of life on Earth to the story of how two English majors became award-winning practitioners of scientific non-...

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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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