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REAI to hold upcoming symposium

The Real Estate Academic Initiative (REAI) at Harvard will hold its fall symposium, “What Makes Place? Envisioning the Future of Urban Development,” on Oct. 13-15. Registration is open to all University alumni.

Following an evening reception for recent alumni on Oct. 13, the program will commence on Oct. 14 at 8 a.m. at Williams Hall, Harvard Business School. Panel topics include “Redeveloping the Urban Core,” “London and Berlin: City-Making, Concepts to Implementation,” “The Future of Urban Housing Models and Provision,” “Where Are the Major International Players Investing?” and “Creating Successful Mixed Use Developments.”

On Oct. 15 at the Taubman Center, the symposium continues with a business meeting of the REAI alumni association and the Friends of Real Estate at Harvard at 8 a.m. A faculty panel presentation titled “Next Steps in Improving Real Estate Education at Harvard” will follow. The event will conclude with a reception and lunch for participants and current real estate students from various schools at the University.

Program details and registration are available at Please contact Jessica McFarland at for more information.

Family Halloween fest at the Museum of (Super) Natural History

The Harvard Museum of Natural History will celebrate the spooky season with an afternoon of Halloween fun on Oct. 30. From 1 to 5 p.m., the museum will uncover the secrets of bats, owls, and other creatures of the night, hold a scavenger hunt, and show off some ancient monsters and modern-day creepy-crawlers.

Admission is $7.50 for adults, $6 for seniors and college students, and $5 for children (3-18). Visit for more information.

Town meeting on student advising, counseling

The Harvard College Curricular Review Committee will hold a town meeting on advising and counseling for undergraduates on Oct. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Harvard Undergraduate Council and is open to the University community.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks