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Kindergarten Game Night

Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center 123 Antwerp Street, Brighton, MA 02135 Thu., July 31, 2014, 5:30 p.m. Gazette Classification: Education, Support/Social Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Public Affairs & Communications, Teaching & Learning Partnerships and Allston-Brighton Family Nurturing Center
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SAI Summer Film Series: Promise Land

CGIS S010, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA Thu., July 31, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (India, 2013) With immigration as a central theme, Promise Land’s three stories effortlessly intertwine in a gripping tale of love, conflict, and hope. These compelling narratives reveal the unique challenges and triumphs of the characters as they struggle to keep their families together and pursue their dreams in a place they have come to call home. Director Kevin Dalvi will accompany the screening. Gazette Classification: Film Organization/Sponsor: Harvard South Asia Institute Speaker(s): Kevin Dalvi, Director Cost: Free and open to the public More info: southasiainstitute.harvard.edu…
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Struggle, Competition, and Chaos in the Contemporary Arab Middle East and North Africa

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 38 Kirkland St, Room 102, Cambridge, MA 02138 Thu., July 31, 2014, 3:30 – 5 p.m. CMES is pleased to present Roger Owen as he leads a discussion on the chaos in the MENA region, with a focus on the process of events since the Arab Uprisings of 2011. This event is off the record. The use of recording devices is strictly prohibited. Gazette Classification: Lecture, Social Sciences Organization/Sponsor: Center for Middle Eastern Studies Speaker(s): Roger Owen, AJ Meyer Professor of Middle East History Emeritus, Department of History Cost: Free and open to the public Contact Info: elizabethflanagan@fas.harvard.edu More info: cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu…
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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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Harvard Arts Blog

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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Harvard Magazine

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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Homing In on Harvard

While roaming Harvard Square on a bright early-June afternoon, I walked past a street musician playing The Beatles’ hit “Here Comes the Sun.” I remember reckoning that the song was quite suited to the time. A bitter winter had dragged on until not too long before, and a short brisk spring was just about to turn into summer. I knew I would be spending the next two months on campus, and I was excited to see Harvard in—quite literally—a new light. “Cambridge is so beautiful in the summer,” many told me cheerfully upon hearing my summer plans. They were right, in more than one way. The city, like most places, is undoubtedly more eye-pleasing during the warm season than in other times of the year. But being on ...
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Harvard Magazine

Dunster Demolition

Approximately seven weeks after the construction project began, the renewal of Dunster House is in full swing. The perimeter of one of the oldest dormitories for upperclassmen is almost completely scaffolded; only its iconic red and white tower looks intact. Trees and plants have been removed from the courtyard, and the grass has been covered with gravel to accommodate equipment and the construction workers. The monumental iron gate facing the Charles River is no longer in place—nor is the iron fence that used to separate the House from Memorial Drive. According to the on-site bulletin, workers are currently performing excavation and plumbing activities, selectively demolishing the interiors, and restoring walls, roofs, and chimneys. The dining hall has had some of its panels removed and the library is now empty. Following the restoration ...
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Brutally honest, and encouraging

Studying composition in Berlin this summer, Artist Development Fellow Phillip Golub '16 learns musical lessons and more with master teacher Samuel Adler.
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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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