75 stories tagged ‘In Brief’
Money Mondays offer help The Office of Human Resources will be offering a special series of “HARVie chats” on banking, benefits, investing, and other financial topics. Harvard staff are invited to visit http://harvie.harvard.edu/chats/upcomingchats.shtml to get information that may help in navigating through the current economic downturn.
Susan Keller of Harvard Real Estate Services is holding seminars on Nov. 6 and Dec. 4 from 12-1:30 p.m. titled “Home Buying Seminar & Obtaining a Mortgage: Tips to Assist You with This Process.” The programs will be at Mt. Auburn Street, Room 3311, and feel free to bring a lunch. Registration is required. To register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnography will come alive in a unique way Nov. 2 when it joins the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston in hosting a celebration of the traditional Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
In response to concerns about the economy and the recent turbulence in world financial markets, Harvard Human Resources will hold a Financial Resources Forum Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the ballroom of the Charles Hotel.
The Harvard Medical School’s Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHGE) recently published “Healthy Harvest: Regional Food Guides for New England and Mid-Atlantic States.” These comprehensive guides (available at http://www.healthyharvest.org) include detailed information about when produce is available regionally both fresh and from storage, as well as food-specific information on varieties, nutritional content, how best to prepare each food item, and tips on how to store the produce.
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is sponsoring a focus group survey on Dec. 3 at Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden St., to gather information on how NASA scientists create astronomical imagery. CfA experts will be on hand for the 3 p.m. talk and discussion. Astronomy enthusiasts are invited to register for the survey, which will last approximately 15 minutes, at http://astroart.cfa.harvard.edu/focus/. Food, drinks, and souvenirs will be provided for all participants. For more information, visit http://astroart.cfa.harvard.edu/.
Later this month, the Revels and the Charles River Conservancy will again team up for RiverSing, a free and open-to-the-public event celebrating the beauty of the Charles River and the first day of fall. Featuring seasonal music and communal singing, the Sept. 21 event will be held on the John W. Weeks Footbridge linking Allston and Cambridge.
As part of its Celebrity Science Series, the Museum of Science will host “Sustaining Life: A Conversation” on Oct. 3 with Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Eric Chivian, director of the Center for Health & the Global Environment, and Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino University Professor Emeritus at Harvard. Noel Michele Holbrook, the Charles Bullard Professor [...]
Top world skaters, including 1964 Olympic gold medalists Ludmilla and Oleg Protopopov and national synchronized skating champions the Haydenettes, will take on cancer when they gather for the annual “An Evening with Champions” on Oct. 10-11 (at 7 and 8 p.m., respectively) at Bright Hockey Center. Started in 1970 by former U.S. champion John Misha Petkevich, “An Evening with Champions” will feature a silent auction and prize drawing. Paul Wylie ’90, the 1992 Olympic silver medalist, will again host the event with proceeds benefiting the Jimmy Fund.
Members of the University community are invited to attend an open house at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. The center — located at 50 Church St. in Harvard Square — is currently looking to fill research assistant and paid intern positions. Individuals interested in the Internet’s impact on society who are looking to gain experience, work closely with world-class fellows and faculty, publish papers, assist with cases, get under the hood of Web sites, and generally be on the front lines of this emerging field are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.
As part of Harvard Museum Community Days, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology will offer free admission on Sept. 21. Mexican folkloric dance company Xuchipilli Danza y Cultura will perform at 1 and 2 p.m. For families with young children, the museum will hold story time at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the galleries. The museum is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Calendar, special events, for information about Community Days at other Harvard museums.
In preparation for its 2008-09 repertoire (including performances of Mozart’s “Requiem” and Poulenc’s “Gloria”), the Harvard Radcliffe Chorus (HRC) will be holding auditions for University students on the following days and times: Sept. 11 from noon to 3 p.m.; Sept. 12 and Sept. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m.; and Sept. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. and again from 7 to 10 p.m. These auditions will be held in Paine Music Building.
The Semitic Museum is currently seeking volunteer docents for the coming year. Docents will provide guided tours to school groups and the general public on the museum’s collection of archaeology of the ancient Near East.
Laurence Tribe, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor of Law, will present a talk on the U.S. Constitution at the Harvard Club of Washington, D.C. on Wednesday (Sept. 17) at 7 p.m. at the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C., where the original document is housed. The Harvard Club of Washington is hosting the event.
The second annual Conference in Quantitative Genomics will be held Sept. 23-25 at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Hosted by the Program in Quantitative Genomics at the School, “Emerging Quantitative Issues in Parallel Sequencing” is supported with a grant from the National Cancer Institute and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
This fall, the Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC) will present the Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies. Harvard’s longest continuously running course uses readings, films, and classroom exercises to aid students in reading more purposefully and selectively, while gaining greater speed and comprehension.
SCHLESINGER LIBRARY TO SPONSOR SUMMER SEMINAR ON GENDER HISTORY GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE TO HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL MEMBERS
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Bok Center offering half time postdoc fellowship, HSPH symposium to tackle thorny international health issues, Grants, fellowships available to HMS members, HSPH announces new scholarship opportunity, Docent-led tour at Semitic Museum upcoming, HMS center honors trio for global environmental efforts, Center for Wellness and Health announces spring bounty
PBH launches gift drive for area children The Phillips Brooks House (PBH) launched its annual holiday gift drive on Dec. 3 in an effort to collect hundreds of gifts for children in Boston and Cambridge. Running through Dec. 14, the drive will provide books, games, toys, art supplies, and sports equipment to children whose parents are impoverished, incarcerated, or homeless. Last year, PBH donated more than 1,000 gifts to a dozen agencies in neighborhoods throughout Greater Boston.
Harvard Trademark Program launches new site The Harvard Trademark Program has announced the launch of its new Web site,http://www.trademark.harvard.edu.
Allston Room to extend hours Commencement Week The Harvard in Allston exhibit room in the Holyoke Center Arcade will hold extended hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) from June 4 to 8. Members of the University community are invited to stop by for free iced tea and lemonade and to have a look at the maps and model of Harvard’s proposed master plan for Allston. Visit http://www.allston.harvard.edu for more information.
Concert to honor music faculty A farewell concert featuring the music of Harvard Department of Music faculty Julian Anderson and Joshua Fineberg will be held May 21 at 8 p.m. in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall. Anderson, the Fanny P. Mason Professor of Music, and Fineberg, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities, will be leaving the University at the end of the academic year.
Road racers, walkers welcome for 4.2-mile outing Anti-corruption activist Macovei to speak at KSG
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