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Cambridge Talks IX: 'Inscriptions of Power; Spaces, Institutions, and Crisis'

Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138 Thu., Apr. 2 – Fri., Apr. 3, 2015 Over two days, fostering dialogue between social scientists and spatial thinkers, an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars will explore the relationship between physical and institutional structures. The keynote lecture, at 6:30 p.m. on 4/2, is by Reinhold Martin, author of The Organizational Complex (MIT Press, 2001). Cambridge Talks is the annual conference organized by students in the Ph.D. program at Harvard GSD. Gazette Classification: Art/Design, Humanities, Social Sciences Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Graduate School of Design Speaker(s): Keynote lecture by Reinhold Martin, author of The Organizational Complex (MIT Press, 2001) Cost: Free and open to the public Contact Info: events@gsd.harvard.edu More info: www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/events/cambridge-talks-ix-inscriptions-of-power-spaces-institutions-and.html
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Empire from the Edges: Shi‘i and Messianic Challenges to Mughal Authority

S250, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street Thu., Apr. 2, 2015 Gazette Classification: Humanities, Lecture Organization/Sponsor: South Asia Institute/Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program. Speaker(s): Samira Sheikh, associate professor of History, Vanderbilt University, Ali Asani, professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University Cost: Free and open to the public Contact Info: sainit@fas.harvard.edu More info: southasiainstitute.harvard.edu…
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Harvard Gazette

Inscriptions of Power: Spaces, Institutions, and Crisis

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138 Thu., Apr. 2 – Fri., Apr. 3, 2015 Over two days, fostering dialogue between social scientists and spatial thinkers, an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars will explore the relationship between physical and institutional structures. How is institutional power manifested in the built environment? How does space bear the mark of bureaucratic networks, typological assumptions, lived experiences? How are different forms of power – aesthetic, political, economic, even insurgent –made manifest across boundaries and scales? Gazette Classification: Art/Design, Humanities, Lecture Organization/Sponsor: Harvard University Graduate School of Design Speaker(s): Keynote Speaker: Reinhold Martin Cost: Free Contact Info: events@gsd.harvard.edu More info: www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/events/cambridge-talks-ix-inscriptions-of-power-spaces-institutions-and.html
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Much More about MOOCs

A newly published, two-year assessment of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) created by HarvardX and MITx through their edX online-learning partnership describes in depth the evolving features of 68 courses offered by the two institutions. The analysis, conducted by the HarvardX Research Committee and MIT’s Office of Digital Learning, delivers three distinct, valuable kinds of insights into the field: a fuller, enriched characterization of MOOCs, whose users have evolved significantly as more courses have become available;hints of emerging advanced research that may provide insights into the effectiveness of different teaching approaches and the actual learning achieved by MOOC users; andthe applications of these inquiries and their insights to on-campus, classroom courses. (Improvements in residential pedagogy and learning have been part of the agenda since edX was launched nearly three years ago, but have ...
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Harvard College admits 1,990

On March 31, admission notifications were sent to 1,990 of the record 37,307 who applied for admission to the Harvard College Class of 2019.
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Harvard College Class of 2019 Admissions and Term Bill

Harvard College announced today that 1,990 students have been offered admission to the class of 2019 (including the 977 previously notified that they were granted early-action admission). The College received a record 37,307 applications, up nearly 9 percent from the 34,295 candidates last year. The admission rate accordingly declined to 5.3 percent, from 5.9 percent in the prior year. According to the College news release, “Fifty-two percent of those admitted are men, reflecting the fact that more men than women applied. Asian Americans comprise 21 percent of the admitted students, Latinos 13.3 percent, African Americans 12.1 percent, and 2 percent are Native American or Native Hawaiian. All but the Native American percentages are records.” As for their interests, “Compared to last year, larger percentages of admitted students intend to concentrate in ...
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Harvard Magazine

A New Life for Heaney’s Home at Harvard

“Seamus was not a show-off, but he was a performer,” said Loker professor of English emeritus and former Adams House master Robert Kiely; and there was “never a more loving and appreciative audience than he had here.” Kiely was addressing an audience in the House dining hall on March 28, during an event that dedicated suite I-12 to the Irish poet Seamus Heaney, who taught at Harvard first as a visiting professor (in 1981), then as Boylston professor of rhetoric and oratory (1984-1995), and finally as Ralph Waldo Emerson Poet-in-Residence (until 2006); he died in August 2013. Heaney had a routine upon his arrival in Cambridge each year: settling into Adams House—“The arts and bohemia were represented there,” he told the Harvard Gazette in 2012; “It was a desired address”—and then off to ...
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The Crimson in Seattle

Alumni and friends, including many recent graduates, joined President Drew Faust at a Your Harvard celebration in Seattle.
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“Crossing” to Whitman

Composer Matthew Aucoin '12 and vocalist Davone Tines '09 share excerpts from the upcoming opera "Crossing."
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Karen Moore to lead Board of Overseers

Karen Nelson Moore ’70, J.D. ’73, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, has been named president of Harvard University’s Board of Overseers. Diana Nelson ’84, chair of the board of Carlson, will serve as vice chair of the Overseers executive committee.
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Marin Alsop “thrilled” as music educator

Marin Alsop, recipient of Harvard's 2015 Vosgerchian Teaching Award, talks about music education, the role of the composer and her passion for the arts.
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Harvard Arts Blog

“Q”-ing up at OBERON

The musical "Avenue Q" plays for two nights at Harvard. Director Jake Stepansky '16 explains the process of working with puppets.
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Harvard Arts Blog

A story about “A Story”

Teen angst (21st-century style) is at the heart of "It Might Be a Story About a Band," an original work by Danielle Lessard '16.
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