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A conversation with motion artist Reggie Wilson

Choreographer Reggie Wilson shares his thoughts about language, dance and teaching.
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Harvard Gazette

New director for Villa I Tatti

Harvard art and architecture history professor Alina Payne has been named the director of the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti in Florence, Italy.
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Harvard Magazine

The Dog Days of Wintersession

Just a few days earlier, Yamen Abbas ’17 had been in Nazareth, Israel, enjoying his break at home in a city where even winter temperatures hovered in the 60s. But on that mid-January morning, Abbas stood bundled up in fleece on the back of a wooden sled, gliding across a frozen lake on the Maine-New Hampshire border, pulled along by a team of huskies. To put it plainly, he says, “It couldn’t be more different.” It is this contrast to the bustle of ordinary life—be it the crowds of Nazareth or the classes, extracurriculars, and social commitments dominating undergraduates’ waking hours at Harvard—that stands at the center of the dogsledding trip that has become a new tradition for Pforzheimer House. For the past five years (following a calendar change that ...
Harvard Magazine
Harvard Magazine

2015 Dietary Recommendations Cover New Ground

A scientific report outlining new recommended dietary guidelines is already drawing attention in Washington D.C.—less for its fresh take on optimal diets than for its policy suggestions—and some of the authors joined a symposium hosted at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) yesterday to discuss their work. Against a stark background of data showing that more than two-thirds of Americans (155 million people) are obese or overweight, members of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), selected for their expertise in nutrition and disease, recommend less meat, sugar, and refined carbohydrates. Gone are the limits on fat as a proportion of caloric intake: instead, the experts recommend capping consumption of saturated fats at 10 percent of total calories, and no longer suggest a limit on healthy, unsaturated fats, ...
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Harvard Arts Blog

Wendy Whelan: Restless and ready to dance

After 30 years with the New York City Ballet, dancer Wendy Whelan is ready to transform her career.
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Harvard Magazine

Harvard Men Beat Princeton and Penn, Again

Harvard Hardwood, the Harvard Magazine basketball report  Earlier this month, Evan Cummins ’16 and Patrick Steeves ’16, forwards on the Harvard men’s basketball team, gathered with other House members in the Lowell dining hall for a speech that was both familiar and strange. The orator, clad in a sports jacket and an open-collared white dress shirt, had dressed the way their head coach, Tommy Amaker, does for games. The speaker also shared many of Amaker’s aphorisms, such as “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” But Amaker was in the audience; the speaker was their teammate, Charlie Anastasi ’15. In “The Voice Inside My Head,” delivered as part of the Lowell Speeches Project, Anastasi discussed what he had learned from Amaker during his journey from being the team’s last cut as a freshman to ...
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BostInno

Deval Patrick Will Return to His Alma Mater to Deliver the Commencement Speech

Imparting wisdom on the Harvard University class of 2015 will be the task of the Commonwealth's former governor, Deval Patrick. The prestigious higher-ed institution announced on Monday that it will be the two-time democratic governor who...
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Harvard Gazette

Patrick named Commencement speaker

Deval L. Patrick, who recently concluded two terms as governor of Massachusetts, will be the principal speaker at the Afternoon Exercises of Harvard’s 364th Commencement in May.
Harvard Gazette
Harvard Gazette

Buoyant welcome for Ed Portal reboot

The reimagined Harvard Ed Portal, a 12,000-square-foot space devoted to teaching and innovation, opened its doors Feb. 21 at Western Avenue and North Harvard Street in Allston.
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Harvard Arts Blog

Escaping to India (with Ghungroo)

Ghungroo, one of the most popular events of the year, doesn't just teach dance moves; it shares India's vibrant culture.
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BostInno

Natalie Portman and Other Harvard Alumni Push for Fossil Fuel Protests

  Harvard University has a host of high-profile alumni—and a few of them are now endorsing more demonstrations aimed at convincing the school to divest from fossil fuels. Among those participating in these efforts are actress Natalie...
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Harvard Arts Blog

Getting (to talk to) the girl(s)

Ally Kiley '15 and Liz Kantor '18 talk about their mash-up girls-only "original" musical on Feb. 20.
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