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Transforming Indian Cities: A Governance Challenge

CGIS South, S250Harvard University1730 Cambridge StreetCambridge MA Mon., May 4, 2015, 4:30 – 6 p.m. Isher Judge Ahluwalia is a renowned Indian economist, with wide experience in the fields of economic growth, productivity, industrial and trade policy reforms, and urban planning and development. She is currently Chairperson on the Board of Governors for the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), a leading think-tank based in New Delhi engaged in policy oriented research. At ICRIER, Dr Ahluwalia is leading a major research and capacity building programme on the challenges of urbanisation in India. She was awarded Padma Bhushan by the President of India in the year 2009 for her services in the field of education and literature. Gazette Classification: Lecture, Social Sciences ...
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Milton J. Rosenau Lecture: Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public HealthKresge G2677 Huntington Ave.Boston, MA 02115 Mon., May 4, 2015, 4 p.m. Sir Michael will speak on the topic "Health Equity in an Unequal World". The Rosenau Lectures celebrate the centennial of the landmark Rosenau paper on public health training published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in March 1915. This celebration of public health’s past naturally leads to consideration of the field’s future, and these lectures have been developed as a companion to the School’s Research Strategy Review (RSR). The RSR is a comprehensive examination of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s research enterprise and will identify areas most likely to impact and define the future of public ...
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The Annual Raimundo Lida Memorial Lecture - "THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BONES: MEMORY, EMOTION, AND PEDAGOGY IN PATRICIO GUZMAN'S CHILE, 'LA MEMORIA OSTINADA AND NOSTALGIA DE LA LUZ'"

Fong Auditorium - Boylston HallHarvard Yard Mon., May 4, 2015, 4 – 6 p.m. Gazette Classification: Humanities, Lecture Organization/Sponsor: The Raimundo Lida Memorial Fund, Romance Languages and Literatures Speaker(s): Professor Brad Epps, professor of Spanish, and head of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Cambridge More info: cervantesobservatorio.fas.harvard.edu…
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Winter, East and West

By informal tradition, the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) has had a poet laureate, who reads a topical or amusing work at one or more of the seasonal association gatherings in Cambridge. The current laureate, Robert R. Bowie Jr. ’73, revealed in his Harvard Magazine profile, at the outset of his HAA presidency, that his tutor has been Lowell professor of the humanities William Alfred, a playwright and poet who “influenced my love of poetry and literature.” A lawyer, Bowie has written plays and kept at his poetry. “Without the arts,” he said, “we are a rudderless boat.” During the spring meeting of the HAA this past weekend—on the first truly glorious spring day, and during the Arts First festival—Bowie rose to ...
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Here Are the Winners of Harvard i-Lab’s Dean’s Challenge

Closing in at $220,000 in prizes, Harvard’s Innovation Lab just announced the winners of their annual Dean’s Challenge. In years past, the Dean’s Challenges were held in separate events, but this year’s combined all four challenges...
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Harvard iLab Startup Launches a Competition with Yelp to Clean Up Local Restaurants

Every restaurant has to undergo regular inspections to monitor and continually improve food safety for public health purposes. These inspections are conducted totally at random, which can mean businesses that have been laser-focused on...
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Artist Rick Lowe to Headline Graduate School of Design Class Day

Rick Lowe, a pioneering public artist, will speak at the Harvard Graduate School of Design Class Day on May 27. Lowe, a 2002 Loeb Fellow at the GSD, is best known for his two decades of work with Project Row Houses (PRH). He founded the community arts and culture nonprofit, located in Houston’s northern Third Ward, after he and a group of fellow artists purchased a group of rundown “shotgun” row houses in one of the city’s oldest African-American neighborhoods in 1993. In the decades since, PRH has put art at the center of a transformative community project that includes exhibition, studio, mentoring, and residential programs. In recognition of his work, Lowe was named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow. He has put his model of arts-based community revitalization into ...
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Harvard Magazine

David Miliband to Address Kennedy School Commencement

David Miliband, former U.K. foreign secretary and now president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC)—an organization that provides aid to victims of conflict and disaster—will deliver the Graduation Address to the Harvard Kennedy School class of 2015 at 2 p.m. on May 27, the school’s dean, David Ellwood announced this month.  Overseeing the IRC’s relief and development operations in more than 40 countries, Miliband also leads the committee’s advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., and other capitals around the world. Most recently, the organization made headlines when 17 of its foreign and local workers were expelled from eastern Ukraine after pro-Russian separatist rebels closed down their operational base, accusing them of spying, according to several news outlets. Prior to joining the IRC, Miliband’s government service, including a stint as Britain’s ...
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Seven graduate students awarded prestigious fellowships

Seven students from Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences were awarded Fulbright Fellowships earlier this week. The scholars’ research will take them across the globe — to Africa, Asia, and Europe.
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Art works at ARTS FIRST

Exciting new works created by Harvard students will premiere during ARTS FIRST weekend
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HBS Is Giving Women's College Students a 'Peek' Into Life at the School

Harvard Business School is holding a weekend for sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduates from women’s colleges to preview its offerings. The program – called PEEK and running from June 19-21 –will allow applicants to participate in...
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Undergrads collecting degrees, heading abroad

Three graduating seniors will begin yearlong fellowships as part of the Fulbright Scholars program administered by the U.S. Department of State. Joy Ming, Tyreke White, and Amanda Reilly will all complete their studies at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences this year.
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The broad focus of Damian Woetzel

Harvard Arts Medalist Damian Woetzel MPA '07 talks about life after professional dancing and the value of education.
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Harvard Arts Blog

“Deep Wounds”: War as metaphor

Unresolved conflict and healing are at the heart of artist Brian Knep's public installation in Memorial Hall.
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A new fiscal leader

Thomas J. Hollister, a business executive with expertise in global financial management and banking, has been named Harvard’s chief financial officer and vice president for finance.
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ART FIRST: Ask the experts

Overwhelmed by the festival's many offerings this year? Office for the Arts staff are here to help.
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