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Mather House Pottery Class

Gazette Events - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:00
Mather Tower Basement
Tue., Sep. 30, 2014, 7 – 9 p.m.

Mather House Pottery class begins Sept. 25. Learn how to work with clay on the pottery wheel and by hand. Class fee of $55 for Mather students/$65 non-residents include clay, glazes, firing, and instruction. Contact the instructor directly for inquiries or to reserve a space.

Gazette Classification: Classes/Workshops
Organization/Sponsor: Mather House
Directed By: Stephanie Young
Cost: $55 Mather residents/$65 non-residents
Contact Infostephanie@calmwaterdesigns.com

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Crimson Toastmasters Meeting

Gazette Events - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 13:00
Meeting locations change bi-weekly; for specific room locations visit crimsontoastmasters.fas.harvard.edu….
Tue., June 24, 2014, 1 p.m.



Please feel free to join us to observe the flow of the meeting before committing to joining.

All Harvard staff, faculty, and graduate students are welcome to attend our bi-weekly meetings. For questions in regard to a specific meeting contact us at crimsontoastmasters@googlegroups.com.

Gazette Classification: Support/Social
Organization/Sponsor: Toastmasters International
Cost: There is no cost to attend meetings. If you choose to join, initial dues are pro-rated based start date. Bi-annual dues are $43.50 and cover the cost of the Toastmasters International Magazine and the Competent Communicator/Leadership Manuals.
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Science in the News Lecture: Small Brains, Big Ideas: The Value of Model Organisms to Science

Gazette Events - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 19:00
Pfizer Lecture Hall (B23), Malinckrodt Chemistry Lab
Wed., June 18, 2014, 7 – 9 p.m.



Come hear a Ph.D. student give an engaging and accessible lecture on his or her cutting-edge research. No prior knowledge necessary! Free refreshments!

Gazette Classification: Lecture, Science
Organization/Sponsor: Science in the News
Speaker(s): Yuly Fuentes-Medel
Contact Infositnboston@gmail.com
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Systems Biology of Human Disease Conference

Gazette Events - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 00:00
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
Tue., June 17 – Thu., June 19, 2014

Gazette Classification: Conferences, Health Sciences, Science
Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Medical School, Department of Systems Biology
Speaker(s): For a list of speakers, visit the conference website
Contact Infochristopher_bird@hms.harvard.edu
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Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras - 56th Season Final concert

Gazette Events - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 15:00
Sanders Theatre
Sun., June 15, 2014, 3 p.m.

Federico Cortese, Music Director

Gazette Classification: Concerts
Organization/Sponsor: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra
Cost: Full Price: $40 and $30 / Students and Seniors: $5 off, BYSO Alumni: $5 off * Note, No Children under age 5 will be admitted
Ticket Web Linkwww.boxoffice.harvard.edu
Ticket Info: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
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Harvard Heroes 2014

Gazette Events - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:30
Sanders Theater with reception to follow in Annenberg Hall
Thu., June 12, 2014, 3:30 – 5 p.m.



Gazette Classification: Award Ceremonies, Special Events, Working@Harvard
Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Human Resources
Speaker(s): President Drew G. Faust, Vice President for Human Resources Marilyn Hausammann, and others
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact Inforecognition@harvard.edu
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Crimson Toastmasters Meeting

Gazette Events - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 13:00
Meeting locations change bi-weekly; for specific room locations visit crimsontoastmasters.fas.harvard.edu….
Tue., June 10, 2014, 1 p.m.



Please feel free to join us to observe the flow of the meeting before committing to joining.

All Harvard staff, faculty, and graduate students are welcome to attend our bi-weekly meetings. For questions in regard to a specific meeting contact us at crimsontoastmasters@googlegroups.com.

Gazette Classification: Support/Social
Organization/Sponsor: Toastmasters International
Cost: There is no cost to attend meetings. If you choose to join, initial dues are pro-rated based start date. Bi-annual dues are $43.50 and cover the cost of the Toastmasters International Magazine and the Competent Communicator/Leadership Manuals.
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Science in the News Lecture

Gazette Events - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 19:00
Pfizer Lecture Hall (B23), Malinckrodt Chemistry Lab
Wed., June 4, 2014, 7 – 9 p.m.



Come hear a Ph.D. student give an engaging and accessible lecture on his or her cutting-edge research. No prior knowledge necessary! Free refreshments!
Presenter/topic TBD

Gazette Classification: Lecture, Science
Organization/Sponsor: Science in the News
Contact Infositnboston@gmail.com
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Lost Horizon

Gazette Events - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 19:00
Harvard Film Archive
Mon., June 2, 2014, 7 – 9:10 p.m.



Gazette Classification: Film
Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Film Archive
Directed By: Frank Capra
Cost: $9, $7 non-Harvard students, seniors, Harvard faculty and staff. Free for Harvard students.
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Looking Closely at Trees, Leaves and Flowers — Functional Pigments

Gazette Events - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 13:30
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building
Sun., June 1, 2014, 1:30 – 4 p.m.

Explore the living collections of the Arnold Arboretum. In this class, participants will look at trees of different plant families and their diverse characteristics,and sketch plant features close up. Rebecca Arnoldi, will incorporate botany, identification, drawing exercises, and time for shared discoveries. This session will include instructions in watercolor painting; please bring drawing materials as well as a watercolor set and watercolor pad. No experience or skill necessary.

Gazette Classification: Art/Design, Classes/Workshops
Organization/Sponsor: Arnold Arbortum
Speaker(s): Rebecca Arnoldi, naturalist and artist
Cost: $25 member, $35 nonmember
Ticket Web Linkmy.arboretum.harvard.edu
Ticket Info: 617.384.5277
Contact Infoadulted@arnarb.harvard.edu
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Miyamoto Musashi

Gazette Events - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:30
Harvard Film Archive
Sat., May 31, 2014, 9:30 – 10:25 p.m.

For his follow-up to The 47 Ronin Mizoguchi offered another adaptation of Japanese military legend that subtly, and stylishly, avoided the bellicose patriotism encouraged by government-pressured film studios. While centered around the eponymous swordsman, ronin and philosopher of war, Miyamoto Musashi carefully limits and contains its laconic action sequences, especially the climatic duels, to instead emphasize Musashi’s temperate side—revealed though his patient teaching of a vengeful young disciple, and his intimate rapport with the lush Japanese country side and forests. Among the few Mizoguchi’s films in which women appear only in minor, secondary roles Miyamoto Musashi is among the director’s most rarely screened works.

Gazette Classification: Film
Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Film Archive
Directed By: Kenji Mizoguchi
Cost: $9, $7 non-Harvard students, seniors, Harvard faculty and staff. Free for Harvard students.
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The Life of Oharu

Gazette Events - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 19:00
Harvard Film Archive
Sat., May 31, 2014, 7 – 9:15 p.m.



Mizoguchi’s personal favorite of all his films, The Life of Oharu is in many ways a summary work, the crystallization of his vision of woman martyred by social injustice and the Meiji-era as the dark caldron of the repressive, misogynistic and feudalist spirits that linger, atavistically, in his contemporary films. Kinuyo Tanaka reveals her incredible range in her depiction of a courtesan’s vertiginous fall from grace, a trajectory whose gleaming sharp edge revealingly eviscerates the seedy underbelly of Meiji social institutions and mores. The expressive camera movement so celebrated in Mizoguchi’s cinema is given a sublime showcase by The Life of Oharu, with almost operatically soaring movements comparable to the films of Ophuls and Murnau. By garnering the Grand Prize at the 1951 Venice Film Festival The Life of Oharu brought Mizoguchi to international attention and, by coming the year after Rashomon captured the same honors, helped propel Japanese cinema onto the world stage.

Gazette Classification: Film
Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Film Archive
Directed By: Kenji Mizoguchi
Cost: $9, $7 non-Harvard students, seniors, Harvard faculty and staff. Free for Harvard students.
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Riding High

Gazette Events - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 21:00
Harvard Film Archive
Fri., May 30, 2014, 9 – 10:50 p.m.



Gazette Classification: Film
Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Film Archive
Directed By: Frank Capra
Cost: $9, $7 non-Harvard students, seniors, Harvard faculty and staff. Free for Harvard students.
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Broadway Bill

Gazette Events - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 19:00
Harvard Film Archive
Fri., May 30, 2014, 7 – 8:45 p.m.



Gazette Classification: Film
Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Film Archive
Directed By: Frank Capra
Cost: $9, $7 non-Harvard students, seniors, Harvard faculty and staff. Free for Harvard students.
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Radcliffe Day Panel: What is Life? The Science and Ethics of Making New Life in the Laboratory

Gazette Events - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 16:00
Knafel Center
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Fri., May 30, 2014, 4 – 5:15 p.m.



How has knowledge of the human genome transformed the biological sciences? How should we assess the promises, perils, and ethics of creating new organisms in the laboratory?

Gazette Classification: Science, Special Events
Organization/Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Speaker(s): Eric S. Lander (moderator), president and founding director, Broad Institute of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); professor of biology, MIT; and professor of systems biology, Harvard Medical School, I. Glenn Cohen JD ’03, RI ’13, professor of law and codirector, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, Harvard Law School, Linda Griffith ’RI 11, professor of biological and mechanical engineering and director, Center for Gynepathology Research, MIT, David Liu ’94, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, Harvard University; senior associate member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Pamela Silver RI ’12, professor of systems biology, Harvard Medical School; founding core faculty member, Wyss Institute, Harvard University
Cost: $15 (includes all Radcliffe Day activities)
Ticket Web Linksecure.post.harvard.edu…
Contact Infoevents@radcliffe.harvard.edu
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Radcliffe Day Panel: Gender and the Business of Fiction

Gazette Events - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 14:15
Knafel Center
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Fri., May 30, 2014, 2:15 – 3:30 p.m.



Who reads? Who writes? Who reviews? Who wins prizes? How does gender influence what counts as literature and how literary fiction is reviewed and received?

Gazette Classification: Humanities, Poetry/Prose, Special Events
Organization/Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Speaker(s): Gish Jen ’77, BI ’87, RI ’02 (moderator), author of "World and Town" (2011) and "Tiger Writing" (2013), Ann Halliday Hulbert ’77, books and culture editor, The Atlantic, Claire Messud RI ’05, author of "The Emperor’s Children" (2007) and "The Woman Upstairs" (2014), Elisabeth Schmitz ’86, vice president and editorial director, Grove Atlantic
Cost: $15 (includes all Radcliffe Day activities)
Ticket Web Linksecure.post.harvard.edu…
Contact Infoevents@radcliffe.harvard.edu
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Radcliffe Day Annual Lunch

Gazette Events - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:30
Radcliffe Yard Tent
Fri., May 30, 2014, 12:30 – 2 p.m.



Alumnae/i, fellows, faculty, students, researchers, University leaders, and friends will gather to celebrate 15 years of the Radcliffe Institute, founded in 1999, and 135 years of Radcliffe, founded as the Harvard Annex in 1879.

We will honor Drew Gilpin Faust with the Radcliffe Medal, which we present annually to an individual who has had a transformative impact on society.

Gazette Classification: Award Ceremonies, Special Events
Organization/Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Speaker(s): Drew Gilpin Faust, 2014 Radcliffe Medalist
Cost: $15 (Includes all Radcliffe Day activities)
Ticket Infosecure.post.harvard.edu…
Contact Infoevents@radcliffe.harvard.edu.
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Radcliffe Day Panel: From Civil War to Civil Rights: The Unending Battle to Vote

Gazette Events - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:30
Knafel Center
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Fri., May 30, 2014, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.



Ever since the ratification of the 15th amendment in 1870, the United States has grappled with the ideal of universal suffrage. Recent obstacles include the Supreme Court decision invalidating key parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, passage of voter-ID laws, and proposals for redistricting. This panel will explore why and how the world’s greatest democracy has long struggled over which of its citizens can vote.

Gazette Classification: Humanities, Social Sciences, Special Events
Organization/Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Speaker(s): Daniel Carpenter (moderator), Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, director of the Center for American Political Studies, Harvard University, and director of the Social Sciences Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Lani Guinier ’71, Bennet Boskey Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall RI ’04, Julia Cherry Spruill Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Darlene Clark Hine RI ’04, Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and professor of history, Northwestern University, Tony Horwitz RI ’06, author of "Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War" (1999) and "Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War" (2012)
Cost: $15 (Includes all Radcliffe Day activities)
Ticket Web Linksecure.post.harvard.edu…
Contact Infoevents@radcliffe.harvard.edu
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Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care

Gazette Events - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 17:30
Cannon Room/Building C/HMS Quad
240 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA
Wed., May 28, 2014, 5:30 – 6:40 p.m.

Every day, all over America, people visit their doctors with chest pain and other symptoms of coronary artery disease. Each year over a million of them choose to undergo bypass surgery or angioplasty. Are these decisions good ones? Even though modern medicine has committed itself to an ideal of evidence-based medicine, with its clinical trials, meta-analyses, and practice guidelines, the answer is not always clear. By looking closely at the history of these procedures, it is possible to understand some of the reasons why this is the case. One problem is that clinical trial data has never monopolized medical decisions. Doctors and patients also pay attention to how treatments work, and if an intervention directly addresses the perceived cause of a disease -- as often happens with surgery -- then doctors assume that it will work. The challenge here is figuring out whether or not our understanding of the causes of disease is correct. The history of thinking about heart attacks shows how complicated this can be. Another problem is that clinical research generally often under-estimates the risk of medical interventions. It is easier to study the desired outcomes of an intervention than its expected or unexpected complications. As a result, doctors often end up with more thorough knowledge of a procedure’s efficacy than of its risks, an asymmetry that introduces a bias in favor of medical intervention.

Gazette Classification: Health Sciences, Lecture
Organization/Sponsor: The Boston Medical Library in the Countway Library of Medicine
Speaker(s): David S. Jones, A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine, HU
Contact Inforvogel@hms.harvard.edu
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Multireligious Service of Thanksgiving for the Graduating Class

Gazette Events - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 16:00
The Memorial Church, Harvard Yard
Wed., May 28, 2014, 4 – 5 p.m.

Family and friends are welcome to this special service for HDS graduating students. A simulcast of the service will be broadcast in the Sperry Room, Andover Hall. Tickets are not required.

The Commencement Reception follows on the HDS Campus Green. Refreshments will be served for graduating students and their families and for HDS faculty and staff. Tickets are not required.

Gazette Classification: Religion
Sponsor: Religious and Spiritual Life
Contactrsl@hds.harvard.edu

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