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FAS Supply Swap

To continue the efforts of sustainability at Harvard, the Finance and Administration Office will hold a Faculty Arts and Sciences (FAS) Supply Swap on Dec. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Lowell Lecture Hall. Members of the FAS are invited to donate and shop at the event. Those who bring donations are encouraged to only bring items that can be carried (no furniture or large items). All leftover supplies will be taken to the Recycling and Surplus Center and made available to the public. Please note that food and drinks are not allowed in Lowell Lecture Hall, and volunteers for the supply swap are greatly appreciated. For more information or to volunteer, contact Sarah Gordon at or (617) 495-3755.

HRO plays Weber, Yannatos, Mahler

The sounds of conductors Weber, Mahler, and Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra (HRO) director James Yannatos will flow throughout Sanders Theatre Friday (Dec. 5) when the HRO takes the stage to perform “Weber, Yannatos, & Mahler.” The program will start at 8 p.m. and will feature Weber’s “Overture to Oberon,” Yannatos’ “Lear Symphony No. 6,” and Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde.”

Tickets are $21, $16, and $12 for the general public; $18, $14, and $10 for senior citizens; and $8 for students. For tickets, contact the Harvard Box Office at (617) 496-2222, or purchase them online at

New lab to open at HKS

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Friday (Dec. 5) at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) to commemorate the opening of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory (HDSL), a new interdisciplinary laboratory available to researchers across the University. The ceremony will feature invited guests and dignitaries, and include remarks by University Provost Steven E. Hyman and HKS Dean David T. Ellwood.

The HDSL was created to facilitate research on judgment and decision making, drawing primarily on psychology and economics to examine emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and biological systems. The lab will also pursue a teaching mission, providing students from different fields the opportunity to work side by side and exchange ideas regarding relevant theories, methods, and statistical analyses.

After the ceremony, the HDSL (located at 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 101) will offer tours at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m., providing the opportunity to see and learn about laboratory operations and to sign up as lab researchers or subjects.