Education

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!

One adult may bring a maximum of three children; suitable for children ages five and up. This...

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2019 Apr 06

Arboretum for Educators

9:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Arboretum for Educators monthly explorations are a professional development opportunity for elementary and middle school teachers to introduce the Arboretum landscape as an outdoor classroom. Participants learn about specific hands-on life science topics that may be used or adapted by teachers for their own classrooms and outdoor spaces. Meet and network with other like-minded educators, and engage in life science learning.

April 6: What are Flowers? Form and Function Through Dissections

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2019 Mar 07

International Women’s Day Lecture: Demita Frazier

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

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

A personal exploration of the impact the city landscape of the city of Chicago had on one precocious and observant African American midcentury woman’s aesthetic evolution. This talk, designed to raise questions without an expectation of finding answers, will hopefully provide the Harvard Graduate School of Design community with the opportunity to reflect on who architecture is designed for, toward what purpose, and the resulting impacts on communities & how they interact with the built environment.

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2019 Mar 29

Conference: Unsettled Citizens

9:00am

Location: 

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

Populism, global crisis, and modernity have rendered citizenship an ever-more fluid and troubled concept. This conference will explore all of these themes. In the first panel, we will debate the concept of economic citizenship, asking to what extent citizenship can be bought, constituted, or even lost by means of variation in wealth. In a second panel on citizenship and its gatekeepers, our discussion will explore how states, tribes, and other communities regulate belonging. And in the third panel, we will examine how migration and cross-border identity challenge the concept of...

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2019 Jan 31

Inside Innovation

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

The Harvard Innovation Labs, 125 Western Ave, Allston

Ready for a fresh start? On January 31 at 6:00pm, join us for a 90-minute, interactive session to learn why innovation matters - and how the Harvard Innovation Labs can help you turn your idea into a world-changing reality. You'll also meet other aspiring innovators from across Harvard who are in the same mindset.

Please be sure to bring your Harvard ID.

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2019 Feb 02

Arboretum for Educators: Tree Study Part 3: Conifer Adaptations

9:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

125 Arborway, Hunnewell Building, Boston

Arboretum for Educators monthly explorations are a professional development opportunity for elementary and middle school teachers to introduce the Arboretum landscape as an outdoor classroom. Participants learn about specific hands-on life science topics that may be used or adapted by teachers for their own classrooms and outdoor spaces. Meet and network with other like-minded educators, and engage in life science learning.

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2019 Feb 10

Exploring Culture Together: Olives! (Afternoon Session)

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

Olive fruit and oil have been used for more than 6,000 years as much more than food. In this active experience led by a museum educator, parents and kids will discover the importance of olives in ancient Israel. Families will explore the Houses of Ancient Israel exhibit, craft working olive-oil saucer lamps to take home, handle artifacts, and crown themselves winners in a gallery game with victory wreaths. End the program with an optional olive taste test of products provided by Salt & Olive (Harvard Square).

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