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September 6, 2017
Have you moved? Be sure to update your address in Harvard's system and not miss any important mailings to your home, including information on Harvard's Benefits Open Enrollment which starts October 25. Current faculty and staff can update their home address directly in PeopleSoft. Retirees can send updates to the Benefits Office.
2017 Nov 30

“Let the Indian Paint His Own Picture”: Alice Fletcher and Cultural Representation Paradoxes

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Free Public Lecture

Robert Baron, Director, Folk Arts Program, New York State Council on the Arts Pioneering Peabody anthropologist Alice Fletcher researched and advocated for Native Americans at a time of massive threats to their cultures. Her approaches to advocacy prefigured by a century the dialogic turn that brought about joint creation of cultural representations by anthropologists and the communities they study. She supported Native rights, but also promoted a now-discredited “civilization” agenda. Robert Baron will compare Fletcher’s approaches to...

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2017 Nov 08

Decoding Maya Hieroglyphs with 3D Technology

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Free Public Lecture

Barbara Fash, Director, Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions Program and the Gordon R. Willey Laboratory for Mesoamerican Studies, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

The Peabody Museum has conducted archaeological research in the Maya site of Copan, Honduras, since the 1890s. One of Copan’s most iconic elements is a staircase made of over 620 blocks carved with Maya glyphs. Dating back to the eighth century CE, this stairway has captivated Mayanists since its discovery, but the meaning of its texts has remained a...

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2017 Nov 04

Day of the Dead Family Celebration at the Peabody Museum

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Family Event

Live music, dancers, and beautiful decorations help to make this a joyful event designed to remember and welcome back the spirits of loved ones. Decorate a sugar skull (additional $6 fee), make papel picado (cut paper banners), cempasúchil flowers, and other artwork, and write a message in any language you choose to place upon the Día de los Muertos altar.

No advance ticket required. Pan de muerto (sweet bun) and activities free with regular museum admission....

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2017 Nov 01

Day of the Dead Museum Open House and Evening Celebration

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Special Event

Remember and celebrate your departed loved ones at this year’s Día de los Muertos altar, savor traditional Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto, and enjoy a presentation by Harvard Professor Davíd Carrasco as part of this festive evening of music and community.

Free and open to the public. Learn more here

Co-sponsored by the...

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2017 Oct 17

The Border Wall: Life and Injury on the Frontlines

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Free Public Lecture

Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Studies, Department of Anthropology and Committee on Degrees in Social Studies; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

The idea of building a wall on the U.S./Mexico border serves as a potent symbol across the political spectrum—a means of assuaging social and economic anxieties by placing them onto a remote frontier. Ieva Jusionyte will consider how an anthropological analysis of the state, borders, and security can help...

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2017 Oct 11

Tales of Hopi Pottery: The Legacy of Historic Museum Collections

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Harvard’s Peabody Museum houses an extraordinary collection of historic Hopi pottery (c. 1400–1900 CE), collected in the late nineteenth century by Thomas V. Keam, an Arizona trading post operator. Lea S. McChesney will discuss her work documenting and analyzing this collection, initiatives to facilitate access to heritage resources by contemporary Hopi practitioners, and recent shifts in the ways museums, researchers, and Native communities collaborate to use and interpret legacy collections.

Lecture. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology...

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2017 Oct 09

Zooarchaeology Laboratory Open House

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Special All Ages Event 

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit to a major museum lab that helps archaeologists identify excavated animal bones. Are the bones from an ancient human occupation site or last year’s picnic? Researchers will demonstrate techniques using skeletons of modern animals. This is a popular event for school-age children. If you have found a bone in your backyard, bring it with you and have it identified!

Regular museum admission rates apply. Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue. Free...

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2017 Oct 03

The Future of Happiness How Communication Technologies Will Change Our World—Or Not

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

What impact are information and communication technologies such as the Internet and social media having on our health, politics, and culture? While there is considerable controversy about this topic, informed analysis and empirical evidence to address it are lacking. In this discussion, an interdisciplinary group of experts from across Harvard University will debate the impact of these technologies on health, happiness, and well-being and discuss future implications for policy, practice, and culture. 

Free parking at ...

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2017 Sep 18

Art Study Center Open Hours: Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe Portfolio

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Oct 02 2017 .
1:00pm to 4:00pm

1:00pm to 4:00pm
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

To complement the American Repertory Theater production of WARHOLCAPOTE (September 9–October 13, 2017), the Art Study Center will feature prints from Andy Warhol’s portfolio Marilyn Monroe, on September 11, 18, 25, and October 2.

This event coincides with our regular Art Study Center Open Hours; visitors may also request to see works of art not currently on view in the galleries.

The Art Study Center is located on Level 4. No appointment is necessary during...

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2017 Sep 27

Fall Opening Celebration — The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Contemporary artist Simon Starling will discuss his own practice, which stands at the intersection of art, science, and technology, in light of the range of objects, voices, and ideas that animated Harvard’s 18th-century Philosophy Chamber, the subject of this fall’s special exhibition, The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820.

Following his presentation, Starling will be joined...

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Ethics and Accountability

September 13, 2017

This workshop on Sept 21 explores fiduciary responsibility and internal controls. Participants will gain a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities in protecting the University's resources while promoting an environment consistent with the University's values and objectives. Find class information here.

2017 Nov 01

Promoting Parks as a Resource for Health

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

HSPH, FXB Building, G-13

Captain Sara Newman, Director, Office of Public Health for the National Park Service will present as part of our lunch-time Sustainability Leadership Series.

Lunch provided.

About the Sustainability Leadership Series:
This fall, the Center for Health and the Global Environment in partnership with the Harvard Office for Sustainability will be hosting a 4-part Sustainability for Health Leadership Series. Beginning on October 11, and running through November 1, this speaker series will introduce attendees to pressing issues and opportunities faced...

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