Past Events

  • 2017 Apr 24

    Commercializing Innovation: Prof. Doug Melton and Semma Therapeutics

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Biolabs 1080, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

    ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Harvard Office of Technology Development and the FAS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
    SPEAKER(S): Prof. Douglas Melton (Harvard University); Semma Therapeutics CEO Robert Millman; and Semma VP and former Harvard postdoc Felicia Pagliuca.
    COST: Free
    TICKET WEB LINK: melton-semma.eventbrite.com
    CONTACT INFO: otd@harvard.edu
    DETAILS:    
    Harvard-launched startup Semma Therapeutics has licensed innovations from Prof. Doug Melton’s lab that enable...

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  • 2017 Apr 24

    HILT Speaker Series: Debate as pedagogy

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Boylston Hall 110 - Fong Auditorium

    ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR:    Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching
    SPEAKER(S):    
    - Eric Beerbohm, Professor of Government (FAS)
    - Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History (FAS)
    - Charles Nesson, Weld Professor of Law (HLS)
    - Errikos Pitsos, Founder and CEO of Kialo
    CONTACT INFO: hilt@harvard.edu
    DETAILS:    
    Debate as pedagogy: Practices, tools, and examples from Harvard faculty
    Why and when should debate be used as a teaching and...

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  • 2017 Apr 23

    The Natural History of Your Favorite Foods

    10:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

    ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Presented in collaboration with the Cambridge Science Festival
    COST: Free and open to the public.
    CONTACT INFO: 617-496-1027 peabody@fas.harvard.edu
    DETAILS:    
    At last you get to play with your food! Meet archaeologists and use your observation skills to compare ancient wild plant and animal species to modern ones. Taste, process, and handle new and old world ingredients from favorite foods such as pizza, french fries, and chocolate cake, and learn how they became staples of...

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  • 2017 Apr 20

    The 52nd Annual Whitehead Lectures

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Emerson Hall, room 210

    ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Harvard Department of Philosophy
    SPEAKER(S):  Timothy Williamson (Oxford)
    COST: Free and open to the public.
    CONTACT INFO: Harvard Department of Philosophy; (617) 495-2191
    DETAILS:    
    Two-part lecture given by Timothy Williamson (Oxford). The April 20 lecture is titled "Norms of Belief: Structure" and the April 21st lecture is titled "Norms of Belief: Strength".
    Reception to follow. 
    LINK: ...

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  • 2017 Apr 20

    Cinema and Religion in Contemporary Iran

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Center for Middle Eastern Studies
    SPEAKER(S): Farzin Vahdat is a sociologist working on conditions and notions of modernity and their applications to Iran, Islam and the Muslim world. He is the author of 'God and Juggernaut: Iran’s Intellectual Encounter with Modernity and Islamic Ethos and the Specter of Modernity', which was published in June 2015. In the latter book he analyses major elements of contemporary Muslim thought in relation to modern world. Vahdat has just completed a book manuscript entitled 'Cinema and Social Change...

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  • 2017 Apr 20

    Thursday Seminar @ Noon

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Northwest Building Lecture Hall B-103 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge

    ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
    SPEAKER(S): Anne Brunet, Ph.D., Michele and Timothy Barakett Endowed Professor of Genetics, Stanford University
    DETAILS:
    Anne Brunet will give a talk entitled, "Understanding and Modeling Aging"

  • 2017 Apr 19

    Frances and Philip Hofer Lecture

    5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room

    ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Houghton Library
    SPEAKER(S): Nicholas Waite Benson
    CONTACT INFO: For additional information please contact Hope Mayo at mayo@fas.harvard.edu or call 617-495-2444
    DETAILS:    
    Please join us for a Frances and Philip Hofer lecture By Nicholas Benson
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
    Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room
    Followed by a reception on the 2nd floor
    The John Stevens Shop: Three Hundred Years of Inscriptions in Stone
    Founded in 1705, The John Stevens...

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  • 2017 Apr 19

    Writing and Risk: Six Writers in Conversation

    5:00pm

    Location: 

    Forum Room, Lamont Library

    ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Cosponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard's Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Series on Violence and Non-Violence and the Scholars at Risk Program.
    SPEAKER(S): Beekan Guluma Erena, Sreang Heng, Amanda Hopkinson, Jorge Olivera Castillo, Mahmoud Nowara, Kanchana Ugbabe, Jane Unrue
    TICKET INFO: Members of the Harvard community will need to show their HUID for admission. If you do not hold an HUID, please RSVP to Jane Unrue at unrue@fas.harvard.edu to be placed on our guest list.
    CONTACT INFO...

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  • 2017 Apr 19

    ARTS FIRST Performance Fair

    Wed - Sat, Apr 25 to May 5, 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Venues in and around Harvard Yard.

    COST: Admission free and open to the public.
    CONTACT INFO: 617-495-8676
    DETAILS: Over 100 free performances and presentations every half-hour at eleven venues in and around Harvard Yard. Earlier on Saturday, under the tent on the Plaza located between the Science Center and the north side of Harvard Yard, Performance Fair kick-off events include a performance by Silk Road Ensemble percussionist Shane Shanahan and Harvard students at 11 a.m.; “In the Beginning: The ARTS FIRST Creation Story,” a tongue-in-cheek pageant relating the...

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  • 2017 Apr 18

    Richard Thompson, Solo & Acoustic

    7:30pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theatre

    COST: Full Price: $55 General Admission seating, No Discounts
    TICKET WEB LINK: www.boxoffice.harvard.edu
    TICKET INFO: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
    DETAILS:    
    It is a privilege and an honor to present England's premier singer/ songwriter/ guitarist in Harvard's magnificent concert hall in a solo, acoustic performance.
    "The Finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist...

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