HMS ANNOUNCES NEW FELLOWSHIP HONORING JUDAH FOLKMAN AUCTION BENEFITS LOCAL NONPROFITS
The Semitic Museum will sponsor a docent-led tour of its “Ancient Egypt: Magic and the Afterlife” and “Cyprus, the Cesnola Collection” exhibits on April 12 at 12:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) recently released materials presented to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) in a scientific briefing on the impact of youth smoking and the behavioral influence of films that depict tobacco use. The presentations (requested by the MPAA) were held in February in Los Angeles.
The Harvard Foundation will host a lecture by Esmeralda Santiago ’76, author of the memoirs “When I Was Puerto Rican” and “Almost a Woman,” and the novel “América’s Dream.” The lecture will take place April 10 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Harvard Hall (Room 104).
After having proved herself on the international stage as a two-time Olympic medalist, senior forward Julie Chu recently earned more than a bit of validation as the nation's top collegiate player by taking home the prestigious Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award.
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has been named this year's graduation speaker at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government (KSG). Kristof will deliver his remarks June 6 in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum.
The Center for Wellness and Health Communication at Harvard University Health Services will offer several sessions and courses this spring ranging from yoga and Reiki to integrating feng shui in the workplace.
The Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School recently launched “The (Bio)DaVersity Code” — a short, Flash-animated spoof of “The Da Vinci Code” that illustrates the importance of biodiversity to the planet’s health. Free Range Graphics, creators of the award-winning “The Meatrix,” produced the short.
The Semitic Museum is sponsoring a free, docent-led tour of “The Houses of Ancient Israel: Domestic, Royal, Divine” today (March 8) at 12:15 p.m.
The March 15 application deadline for “Writing Past Lives: Biography as History” — the Schlesinger Library’s summer seminar on gender history — is fast approaching. Established scholars, writers, and advanced graduate students in U.S. history and gender studies are invited to apply.
In conjunction with the exhibition "Overlapping Realms: Arts of the Islamic World and India, 900-1900," the Sackler Museum is offering a workshop in Islamic art for children ages 9 to 12. Children will learn to recognize several elements of design in Islamic art including tessellations, linear repeat patterns, and arabesques. The workshop will include a guided look at the artworks in the exhibition, gallery activities, and a hands-on art project to take home. The same workshop will be repeated each Sunday, so please register for only one.
Following the closing of the Malkin Athletic Center (MAC) the week of March 19, MAC equipment will be made available to recreational users at the QRAC (66 Garden St.) and the Gordon Indoor Track and Tennis facility (65 N. Harvard St.).
Daffodil Days, one of the University's most popular and colorful fundraisers, is accepting orders through Friday (March 2). Bouquets cost $7 each and include 10 stems. For $25, the bouquet includes a limited edition, collectible Boyds Bear teddy bear.
The Semitic Museum is sponsoring a free, docent-led tour of "The Houses of Ancient Israel: Domestic, Royal, Divine" on March 8 at 12:15 p.m.
Harvard's Computer Product and Repair Center is changing its walk-in hours.
Daffodil Days, one of the University's most popular and colorful fundraisers, is now accepting orders from the Harvard community for the bright bouquets, which cost $7 each and include 10 stems. For $25, the bouquet includes a limited edition, collectible Boyds Bear teddy bear.
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites Harvard undergraduates to make use of the library's collections with competitive awards (ranging from $100 to $2,500) for relevant research projects.
The Faculty Fellowship Committee at Harvard Medical School (HMS) is sponsoring an information session March 5 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Waterhouse Room (first floor of Gordon Hall) on the subject of invitational research fellowships and grant opportunities for HMS postdocs and faculty.
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The Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC) will be offering morning and afternoon sessions of its spring-term "Reading and Study Strategy" course beginning Feb. 12.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently announced its funding of a new multi-institution research initiative in nano- and micro-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS) in affiliation with Harvard's programs in engineering and applied sciences. The three-year program has more than $2 million in total funding from DARPA and industry partners.
The Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe, Kennedy School of Government, will hold its ninth annual graduate student workshop on Southeastern Europe on Friday (Feb. 2) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Harvard's Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.