Education

2019 Nov 06

The Diffusion and Adoption of Welfare-Enhancing Innovations

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge

Todd Rogers is a behavioral scientist and professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Using his two decades of work in behavioral policy as a base, he will discuss his current research into what leads to welfare-enhancing innovations and practices. In particular, he aims to help scholars and practitioners design, identify, and invest in innovations that are likely to successfully scale.

This event is free and open to the public. 

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2019 Oct 29

Women in Sports, Leadership, and Empowerment

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School, Kresge Way, Boston

Despite the improvements over the years in reaching greater gender equity, women still face numerous obstacles. Sports provide women with an amazing opportunity to learn to navigate and overcome these obstacles. Join us for an engaging discussion which will cover strategies to handle adversity and touch on topics such as leadership, confidence, and taking initiative to make positive changes in your career and beyond.

Learn from these leaders in sports, who will share the barriers they’ve overcome and the lessons they’ve learned from sports to inspire and empower women of today...

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2019 Oct 22

Lecture: “The Challenge of Applying Theory to Planning Practice”

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge

Join the Harvard Graduate School of Design for a public lecture with Susan Fainstein, Sai Balakrishnan, and Cuz Potter. They will discuss the challenges of applying theory to urban planning practice.

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2019 Sep 17

Sarah Whiting and K. Michael Hays: A Conversation

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Sarah Whiting, Dean and Josep Lluís Sert Professor of Architecture, is well-known in the academy and the design professions. This lecture will introduce her in a more informal and personal way, inviting the GSD community to sit in on a conversation with her long-time friend and colleague, Michael Hays. They will cover topics ranging from her own history to a broader discussion about contemporary design and design education.

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2019 Sep 16

The End of the World as We Know It? Russia and Ukraine Confront and Challenge Change

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, Room S010 (Tsai Auditorium), 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

The year 2019 has not turned out as expected for the political elite in Russia and Ukraine. Local elections in Russia have triggered stubborn street protests set amidst falling living standards. In Ukraine, political neophyte and comedian Zelensky has been rapidly consolidating power—though whether he can resolve Ukraine’s numerous political, economic, and geopolitical problems remains to be seen.

Join the Davis Center as Harvard’s top specialists on Russia and Ukraine discuss contemporary developments in Eurasia and their import for the rest of the world.

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2019 Sep 10

Into a Daybreak: Eve Ewing and Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot on Thinking and Writing through Black Feminism

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge

Writer and sociologist Eve L. Ewing creates work in multiple genres and forms: academic writing and scholarship, teaching, cultural organizing, poetry, comic books, and fiction. But one thing that unites all of her works is the underlying thread of black feminism.

In this Askwith Forum, Ewing and her former doctoral advisor, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, discuss the influence of black feminist ideas on Ewing’s work in multiple arenas and consider the ways all of us might learn, grow, care for ourselves and each other, and challenge systems of power through the radical potential of...

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2019 Sep 19

Jeanne S. Hall Lecture and Reception: Language is Access

5:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Gutman Conference Center, Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge

For young African American children growing up in poverty, access to social and educational opportunities can be impeded by the interaction between educational assessments, poverty, and dialectal variation. Dr. Washington's research has demonstrated that the growth of literacy skills, both reading and writing, are impacted in major ways. Washington will discuss how current educational policy combined with the impact of these sociocultural variables has influenced both research and practice.

Following the lecture will be an award presentation of the Jeanne S. Chall Doctoral Student...

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2019 May 08

The Prescription Drug Cost Dilemma: Perspectives from Harvard Faculty

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

What is the reason behind the rising costs of pharmaceuticals and prescription drugs? How does drug approval and pricing differ internationally? The new HarvardX course, "The FDA and Prescription Drugs", explores the rules and regulations that govern the pricing, marketing, and safety monitoring of approved prescription drugs.

Join the Harvard Ed Portal and the Harvard faculty behind the HarvardX course, Jonathan Darrow, Ameet Sarpatwari, and Ariel Stern, for an engaging panel discussion about the prescription drug market. The panel will be moderated by Michael Sinha.

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2019 Apr 25

Spring 2019 Harvard-Allston Public Realm Flexible Fund

Thu Apr 25 (All day) to Fri May 10 (All day)

Applications are now being accepted for the Harvard Allston Public Realm Flexible Fund. Applications are encouraged from public entities and non-profits interested in implementing projects on public property in conjunction with public agencies.

The Harvard Allston Public Realm Flexible Fund supports projects that enhance the public realm and for which public sources of financing may be unavailable or inadequate. Projects may include improvements in public parks and open space, neighborhood beautification, streetscape improvements, public safety projects, and public art,...

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2019 May 22

Doing Business with Government Agencies and Higher Education

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Join the Harvard Ed Portal for an information session designed for vendors, especially small businesses and entrepreneurs, interested in learning how to do business with Harvard University, federal, state, and local government agencies. The workshop includes a summary of their goods and services procurement processes, and an overview of some of their purchasing programs and services. This free information session is presented in partnership with Harvard Strategic Procurement and the City of Boston Small Business Administration office.

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2019 Apr 24

Lives Still in Limbo: UnDACAmented and Navigating Uncertain Futures

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Join the Harvard Ed Portal and Professor Roberto Gonzales, professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for a faculty speaker presentation, Lives Still in Limbo: UnDACAmented and Navigating Uncertain Futures.

Gonzales’ talk will draw from a seven-year national study assessing the impact of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. His findings have important implications for immigration policy and educational and community practice.

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2019 Apr 09

Advanced Film Screening: The Pursuit

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Spangler Auditorium, Harvard Business School, Batten Way, Boston

Please join the Harvard Business School Free Enterprise Club for an exclusive advance screening of the upcoming film The Pursuit. The film premieres in cities across America the week of April 28th, however we are pleased to provide you with an advance showing.

The Pursuit features Arthur Brooks as he crosses three continents in search of the secrets to a happier, more prosperous world, starting with those at the margins of society.

This screening will include an introduction and remarks by AEI President Arthur Brooks. Snacks and refreshments will be provided...

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2019 Apr 18

Meet a Scientist at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge

Come see the world through the eyes of a scientist and explore what research reveals about life and our planet. Graduate students from the departments of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Human Evolutionary Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University will share their research through hands-on activities in the museum galleries. This program is designed to actively engage families in learning more about science and exciting new discoveries in our natural world.

Note: Regular museum admission rates apply....

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2019 Apr 12

First Projects: An Unplugged Conversation

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Join First Projects, a candid roundtable conversation with leading designers hosted by the Practice Platform. Unplugged and off-the-record, designers will share an inside glimpse into the origins of practice, revealing stories behind first projects and the seminal efforts that launch remarkable careers.

This unique Beer & Dogs event, co-sponsored by the GSD Alumni Council and the Practice Platform, will not be broadcast or recorded.

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2019 Apr 28

Census Challenge! Biodiversity Sampling

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

North Woods, Arnold Arboretum, Boston

Arnold Arboretum Staff and Volunteers

This is part of the new Science in Our Park Series. Come to the Arnold Arboretum and be a scientist! Get your hands onto scientific tools, use your observation skills and share your findings with others.

Census Challenge will test your categorizing and observational skills. Join us in the North Woods and help us catalog the diversity of living organisms found in a small area. You will be surprised!

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