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Finding Neverland

American Repertory Theater64 Brattle StreetCambridge, MA 02138 Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Based on the Miramax film by David Magee, Finding Neverland follows the real-life relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, one of the most beloved stories of all time. Staged by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus with music by U.K. pop sensation Gary Barlow (Take That) and choreography by Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels ("So You Think You Can Dance"), this new musical explores the power of imagination to open up new worlds, and the pressures put upon those worlds by the inevitability of growing up. Finding Neverland is presented by the A.R.T. by special arrangement ...
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Harvard Gazette

Rhinoceros

Loeb Experimental Theater Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Absurdist comedy by Eugène Ionesco. Two friends meet for a drink in a café on a quiet day. Business goes about as usual and all seems well until … a rhinoceros suddenly storms through the town square? Gazette Classification: Theater Organization/Sponsor: Harvard-Radcliffe Summer Theatre Cost: Full Price: $12.00; Students: $10.00; Seniors (65+): $10.00; Harvard ID: $8.00 Ticket Web Link: www.boxoffice.harvard.edu Ticket Info: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222 More info: www.ofa.fas.harvard.edu…
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Harvard Gazette

Destiny (Live Musical Accompaniment)

Harvard Film Archive Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, 7 – 8:25 p.m. Little-seen today, Destiny has had an outsized influence on film history. Not only was its visual style crucial to establishing the look of German expressionist cinema, but the film additionally had a major impact on Hitchcock, Dreyer, Buñuel and Michael Powell. The German title translates as “Weary Death,” and the film is made up of three episodes, each with an extravagantly different setting in time and place, and a framing story, in which a young woman begs Death to return her lover, which he agrees to do if she can save the life of another young man whose life is in danger. Each episode thus depicts the woman’s futile attempts to change ...
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Digital Stress on Teens

A new study published this week by Emily Weinstein, Ed.M. ’14, and Larsen professor of education Robert Selman pinpoints specific digital stressors related to adolescents’ experiences online. The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) researchers analyzed 2,000 stories about “digital dilemmas” posted anonymously by teens to the MTV website Over the Line, and found that the digital stresses that teens typically encountered—mainly texts, e-mails, and social media—fell into one of six categories, including cyber-bullying or being impersonated. The study, titled “Digital Stress: Adolescents’ Personal Accounts,” was published online last month in the journal New Media & Society. Researchers sorted the stresses into two groups: Type 1 stressors include experiences such as receiving a barrage of personal attacks, being impersonated, or being outed, shamed, or humiliated publicly. Type 2 stressors involve a controlling boyfriend, girlfriend, or friend ...
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From faux to factual

Aspiring scenic painter Christina Rodriguez '15 gives us a lesson that's aged in wood.
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Area Alumni's 'NSA-Proof' Email Service Raises More Than $550K

ProtonMail is one giant step closer to protecting your privacy. The end-to-end encrypted email service, founded by a team of scientists from MIT, Harvard and CERN, has raised more than $550,000 on Indiegogo, setting a new record for a software...
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A Harmonious Revolution

Sunlight streams through the glass ceiling, glinting off the grand piano at one end of the atrium in the Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC). It’s lunchtime at Harvard Medical School (HMS). First- and second-year medical students are studying at the tables scattered throughout the atrium as fourth-year students, assured of their residencies, chat with each other, carefree. Ph.D. students take a break from their lab work to eat lunch. Faculty members rush through, en route to or from meetings. Then a woman walks in, seats herself at the piano, warms up with some scales and chromatics, and—without a break or announcement—begins her first recital piece, “Ondine,” from Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit. Although many in the room continue with their agendas, others pause to listen—and almost everyone claps at the end ...
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A Harvard Business School Alumna is Proposing an Alternative to 'Lean In'

Empowering women should go beyond the words "Lean In." After all, some women want to recline; others don't necessarily want to be like men. Although Sheryl Sandberg sparked a necessary conversation, there's a new Harvard Business School alumna...
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Through the living room

Learning from a renowned master of the yangqin - a Chinese hammered dulcimer - Reylon Yount '16 can't help but feel inspired in Beijing.
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Some Things That 'The New Republic' Author Got Wrong About the Ivy League

The New Republic's William Deresiewicz came out swinging this week. "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League," the Ivy League-educated former Yale professor wrote. The jarring headline was accompanied by an image of a Harvard flag set aflame — a...
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We Can Do Better

It’s official. The “surge” of unaccompanied minors from Central America is a humanitarian crisis—according to President Obama. The administration estimates that at least 80,000 children (internationally defined as people under 18) will attempt to cross the border on their own this year. At least 57,000 crossed between October 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, a 106 percent increase from last year and a tenfold increase above the flows of a decade ago. Like the tragic case of refugees from Syria, this is an emergency for which recent history should have prepared us. We have decades of experience in dealing with unaccompanied minors from Central America. We know the main causes driving their migration and we know some of the solutions. But unlike the countries bordering Syria, the United States is not ...
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A scenic setting for creating scenery

This summer at Cobalt Studios in Bethel, New York, Artist Development Fellow Christina Rodriguez '15 learns the fine art of scenic painting.
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Harvard Arts Blog

This ‘Rhinoceros’ is a horn of plenty

Running through August 3, HRST's production of Ionesco's absurdist classic provides collaborative freedom for student actors and their director.
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Harvard Management Company turns 40

University and Harvard Management Company officials gathered Thursday to mark the anniversary of the latter’s founding, which made Harvard one of the first universities with a specialized organization to oversee its institutional investments.
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