Past Events

  • 2013 May 08

    Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) Conference 2013

    (All day)

    As you may have heard, the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) will be hosting its 2nd annual, university-wide conference on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Harvard Science Center and newly-constructed Plaza.

    This is a great opportunity to meet faculty from across the university.

    Harvard colleagues on the program include Dan Gilbert, Francis Frei, Julio Frenk, Bob Kegan, Nan Keohane, Andrew Ho, Diane Paulus, Jennifer Roberts, and Jonathan Walton. President Faust and Provost Garber will offer remarks and Hauser grant and HILT...

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  • 2013 May 07

    Mix and Mingle! End-of-Year Cocktail Reception for Junior Faculty

    (All day)

    Join Senior Vice Provost Judy Singer and other junior faculty colleagues from across the University during Reading Period to celebrate the end of the academic year and the start of summer. Take a moment to share your accomplishments and common experiences with colleagues over drinks and appetizers at the Harvard Faculty Club. Guests are welcome too!

    Venue: Harvard Faculty Club, Reading Room, 20 Quincy St., Cambridge.

    Parking and child care provided.


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  • 2013 May 06

    Harvard Horizons

    (All day)

    Celebrating the Impact of New Ideas and New Discoveries

    Please join Provost Alan Garber, FAS Dean Mike Smith, and GSAS Dean Xiao-Li Meng at Sanders Theatre as the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences celebrates the power of new ideas — and the talent and innovation of the scholars who are generating them.

    The Harvard Horizons Symposium

    Featuring short talks by the inaugural Horizon Scholars, eight PhD...

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  • 2013 Apr 30

    Stylish Academic Writing

    (All day)

    Pick up any guide to effective writing, and what will you find?  Probably some version of the same advice that Strunk and White offered in the 1950s: engage your reader’s attention through examples, illustrations, and anecdotes; use clear, precise language to express complex ideas; avoid obfuscating jargon; vary your vocabulary, sentence length, and frames of reference; favor active verbs and concrete nouns; write with conviction, passion, and verve.  Pick up a peer-reviewed journal in just about any academic discipline, and what will you find?...

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  • 2013 Apr 11

    Faculty Talking to the Media: Strategies for Presenting your Research

    (All day)

    Christine Heenan, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, will review successful communications strategies for working with print, online, and other media. She will introduce tools for developing and controlling your message, defining your audiences, and managing objections. The session will be interactive and anchored in examples introduced by participants. Refreshments will be provided.

    Address: Lamont Library, Forum Room, 11 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138

    This event is open to Harvard faculty only.


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  • 2013 Mar 28

    On Site: An Introduction to the New Harvard Art Museums

    (All day)

    A special opportunity to preview the new Harvard Art Museums

    Curious about what’s been under wraps at 32 Quincy Street for the past three years? As many of you know, the Harvard Art Museums—comprising the Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum—have been renovating and expanding their landmark building at 32 Quincy Street. The state-of-the-art facility will support Harvard students and faculty in all departments and schools and put the museums’ collections to work in...

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  • 2013 Mar 27

    The Invention of Peer Review

    (All day)

    Alex Csiszar
    Assistant Professor, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University

    Commentary by Michèle Lamont, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University

    Editorial peer review has been called the lynchpin of modern science, while at the same time perceived failures in its functioning have been viewed as threatening the objectivity and authority...

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  • 2013 Mar 14

    A.R.T. Workshop Series: Devised Theater in the Classroom

    (All day)

    Join the A.R.T. on Thursday, March 14 from 4:00-6:30 p.m. for
    HILT Workshop 4: Devised Theater in the Classroom

    Groundbreaking theater director Michael Rohd (Assistant Professor, Northwestern University) specializes in devised theater and civic practice. He creates new performance work and community engaged projects around the nation in a variety of settings. This interactive...

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  • 2013 Mar 11

    Junior Faculty Lunch

    (All day)

    The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (FD&D) hosts informal lunches for Junior Ladder Faculty throughout the academic year. These lunches are designed to provide an opportunity for junior faculty to have an informal discussion with Senior Vice Provost Judith Singer and connect with other Junior Faculty from across the University.

    Monday, March 11, 2013, 12:00-1:30 pm
    Holyoke Center, Conference Room 869, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.

    FD&D can validate your parking ticket at the Holyoke Center garage.


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  • 2013 Mar 06


    (All day)

    TALKING ABOUT TEACHING is a University-wide seminar that explores pedagogical connections across disciplines and Schools. Designed by faculty for faculty, the Spring 2013 seminar series will focus on Bringing the World into the Classroom, showcasing the work of Harvard master teachers through demonstrations of their pedagogy and discussions of its broader applications.

    In four two-hour sessions, participants will...

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