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2020 Aug 13

Art Talk Live: A Persian Calligraphy Album

2:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Online

Persian albums contain specimens of calligraphy in various scripts, normally compiled from different sources and several artists, and mounted on decorated margins. We will look at a beautiful example from our Islamic art collection and explore its artistic and aesthetic features together.

Led by:

Shiva Mihan, Schroeder Curatorial Fellow of Islamic Art, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art

This free talk will take place online via Zoom.

Art Talks Live offer an up-close look at works from our collections with our team of curators, conservators...

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2020 Aug 13

Saving Our Own Lives: Grassroots Responses to COVID-19 Around the Globe

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Online

COVID-19 laid bare the cracks in national leadership and international institutions charged with providing a timely, coordinated response to the pandemic. At the same time, Large non-profits found themselves constrained when delivering aid and assistance on the ground. Yet, self-governed membership associations operating at the grassroots level were uniquely efficient and impactful across the globe. To what extent have these organizations proven better equipped to deal with the pandemic response, and what are the challenges that these associations face when organizing in the age of COVID...

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2020 Aug 11

HKS Summer Teach-In

6:30pm to 7:30pm

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Online

Join us for our third installment of the HKS Summer Teach-In series centered around the topic of taking a look within at Harvard and leveraging our positions to combat racial injustice.

* RSVP by 12:00 PM ET on Tuesday, 8/11 * Zoom Information: An e-mail confirmation with Zoom participant information will be sent to your email on the day of the event.

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ABOUT THE HKS SUMMER TEACH-IN SERIES The United States is currently engaged in a time of rebirth, a "great awakening." Citizens...

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2020 Aug 11

Book Talk: A’Lelia Bundles

4:00pm to 5:15pm

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Online

A’Lelia Bundles will read from her book "Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker" (originally titled "On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker" [Scribner, 2001]) and join Radcliffe Institute Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin for a discussion followed by an audience Q&A.

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2020 Oct 07

Email Management

10:00am to 11:30am

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Online

This workshop, by the Harvard University Archives, will introduce methods for gaining control of email and managing it according to Harvard records policies as well as provide tips on how to organize your email.

Who should attend: All employees who want to effectively manage their email.

What you will learn

  • Methods of controlling email
  • The application of the General Records Schedule to email
  • Examples of types of emails with their...
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2020 Sep 30

Out of Sight: Off-site Records Storage

10:00am to 11:30am

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Online

Objective: This workshop, by the Harvard University Archives, 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.

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2020 Sep 23

Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining Office Records

10:00am to 11:30am

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Online

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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2020 Aug 05

Young Elected Leaders Panel

8:00pm

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Online

People often wonder why Harvard Forward advocates for climate justice and inclusive governance. We believe they go hand in hand.

This panel discussion will feature three young Harvard alumni who currently hold office or are running for office discussing why having young people involved in governance is important, especially when it comes to issues like climate change.

Speakers:

Jayson Toweh, HSPH '19 (Harvard Forward Candidate)

Chloe Maxmin, College '15 (Maine State Representative, Candidate for State Senate)

Edgar González, College...

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2020 Aug 05

HGSE's Education Now: Practicing Antiracism in your School

3:00pm to 3:30pm

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Online

The disparities that students face today, magnified during the COVID-19 outbreak, are rooted in systemic racism that has been ingrained in education for generations. But even as we reevaluate the system, we must also recognize the critical impact of individual educators who are

committed to the fight against racism and injustice. Educators — people — can help change and improve the system, so that it supports and nurtures all young people.

During this conversation, we will identify how educators can act to confront racism and white supremacy in their everyday roles...

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2020 Aug 04

Book Talk: Gish Jen

4:00pm to 5:15pm

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Online

Gish Jen will read from her new book "The Resisters" (Knopf, 2020) and engage in discussion with Margot Livesey, a professor of fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the author of eight novels, including, most recently, "Mercury" (Harper, 2016). The event will be followed by an audience Q&A.

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2020 Aug 19

Bike Advocacy 101

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Online

These days, many folks are finding a newfound appreciation for bicycling as they are heading out on the paths and trails for recreation, fitness, and fun. But with all the new riders, we're also seeing new bike lanes and pathway connections, shared-streets in neighborhoods and businesses districts, expanded bicycle share options, and even new types of bikes! Join us as we talk about the current status of some of the major breakthroughs happening in bicycling advocacy, from the grassroots movements to the State House, that impact better bicycling locally and throughout the region. Come...

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2020 Aug 19

Security Insiders Summer 2020 Book Group: The Cuckoo’s Egg

12:00pm to 12:50pm

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Online

This summer, we’ll explore the impact of cyber activities on society, culture, and history by reading four books that will inform, entertain, and perhaps inspire us. Join us for one or more mid-day book discussions facilitated by info security team members and offer your insights on these engrossing choices:

The Cuckoo’s Egg, by Cliff Stoll

An astronomer by training and a computer expert by accident, Cliff Stoll’s story of how a 75 cent billing discrepancy led him on a hunt for an international spy network.

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