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2018 Apr 23

The Floral Archive: Climate, Empire, and the Problem of Scale

6:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Room 133

Among all the sophisticated new tools introduced in the nineteenth century for scaling the climate—for understanding the weather of the here-and-now in relation to large-scale, long-term processes—none proved quite as effective as nature’s own climatic indicators: plants. The achievement of botanist Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1831-1898) was to grasp that radical climatic shifts might be a part of the Earth’s future as well as its past, and to offer his contemporaries, scientist and non-scientist alike, the tools to imagine how familiar living things might react to a more or less radical...

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2018 Apr 19

HDS Freecycle

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Divinity School, Rock Hall 115

Stop by the HDS freecycle at 10 am-4 pm in Rock Hall 115. Bring stuff. Take stuff. Save the planet.

Bring your broken items that need fixing to the Repair Fair in Rock Lounge from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. 

2018 Apr 05

HBS Climate Action Day

11:30am to 2:00pm

Location: 

Spangler Patio, HBS campus

Open to the entire community, come celebrate HBS’ commitment to sustainability and a healthier environment.

Learn more about low-emissions living, Harvard’s new climate action plan, and experience a Tesla Model X and Chevy Bolt while you’re at it! Enjoy sustainable food, FREE bicycle tune-ups and electronic-waste recycling (personal devices only; some restrictions apply).

Email sustainability@hbs.edu with any questions.

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Global Mental Health Open Day - Cambridge

March 28, 2018
The Inaugural Global Mental Health Open Day on April 6 will showcase the range of rich and diverse activities oriented toward global mental health across Harvard and HMS-affiliated hospitals. Click here for more information.
2018 Apr 19

A Dive into the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, located just 150 miles off the coast of Cape Cod,
 is home to endangered whales, 1,000-year-old deep-sea
coral communities, and a plethora of fish and seabird species. Designated on September 15, 2016, by President Barack Obama, this is New England’s only marine monument and the only marine national monument in the U.S. Atlantic Ocean. Scott Kraus will provide a tour of this biologically rich area and discuss its scientific and ecological importance, while also highlighting what needs to be done to ensure its...

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2018 Apr 19

Meet a Scientist at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Come see the world through the eyes of a scientist and explore what research reveals about life and our planet. Graduate students from the departments of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Human Evolutionary Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University will share their research through hands-on activities in the museum galleries. This program is designed to actively engage families in learning more about science and exciting new discoveries in our natural world.

Regular museum admission rates apply.

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2018 Apr 17

Becoming Invisible in the Ocean: The Story of a Hawaiian Squid

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Until recently, biologists considered bacteria to be pathogens that negatively affected the health of humans and other animals. Over the last decade, however, scientists have discovered
that most animals live with bacteria in mutually beneficial relationships. Using the Hawaiian bobtail squid and its bioluminescent bacterial partner as a model, Margaret McFall- Ngai will address how animals select their bacteria—sometimes thousands of species—and how they maintain “diplomatic relations” with these microbial organisms.

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2018 Apr 12

Crossing Over: A Photographer in the Museum of Comparative Zoology

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Photographer Rosamond Purcell explores the hidden corners of scientific collections, the boundaries between art and science, and the mysteries of metamorphosis. In this lecture, Purcell will recount her long-standing relationship with Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology and explain how its collections have served as models and inspiration for her strangely beautiful, often unsettling images. Following the presentation, Jane Winchell, Director of The Dotty Brown Art & Nature Center at the Peabody Essex Museum, will engage Purcell and audience members in a discussion about the...

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2018 Apr 03

Life’s Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

For almost four billion years, microbes had the primordial oceans all to themselves. Over time, they transformed the chemistry of our planet, making it habitable for plants, animals, and humans. Paul Falkowski will discuss how microbes made life on Earth possible—and how human life would cease without them today. By examining the inner workings of these miniature “engines” and the processes by which they are built and assembled—like building blocks— within every creature that walks, swims, or flies, he will reveal how microbes are the great stewards of life on Earth.

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2018 Mar 31

Marine Mammal Day

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Celebrate marine mammals! Join Harvard students for special activities and discover what makes whales, dolphins, seals and manatees so amazing. Check out animal skulls and more from the museum's collections and listen to a themed animal Storytime at 11:00 am. Learn about marine mammal conservation and what you can do to help!

This all-ages event is hosted by the Harvard College Conservation Society.

Regular museum admission rates apply.

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2018 Mar 27

How Mushrooms Changed the World

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Fungi receive little attention in mainstream media, but these organisms have an enormous impact on ecosystems and on the production of food and pharmaceuticals. As decomposers, fungi recycle nutrients and are key contributors to the global carbon cycle. David Hibbett will examine the diversity of fungal decay mechanisms and how they have evolved across geologic time. He will also address the controversial hypothesis that fungal evolution contributed to the decline in coal formation at the end of the Carboniferous Period.

Evolution Matters Lecture Series

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2018 Mar 31

The 2018 Fromm Players Concert at Harvard, “Resistance and Hope"

7:00pm

Location: 

Paine Concert Hall, 3 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

The program features the Boston premiere of the great Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya’s Symphony No. 2, True and Eternal Bliss (Sound Icon, Jeffrey Means, conductor w/Ryne Cherry, baritone). The concert also features the work of Graciela Paraskevaidis, algún sonido de la vida (Ben Fox and Elizabeth England, oboes); the satirical Prince Myshkins, Ben Johnston’s String Quartet No. 5 (Kepler Quartet).

The event is free. Free parking is available in the Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets in Cambridge (...

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2018 Apr 03

YearUp Presentation for Hiring Managers: Increasing Diversity at HBS

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Cumnock 103

Increasing Diversity at HBS: please join us on Tuesday April 3 from 3-4pm in Cumnock 103 and learn how Year-Up and HBS are closing the opportunity divide. Hear from your colleagues about managing Year-Up interns, engage with interns on their experiences here at HBS, and see what this partnership means for you.

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