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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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Garden Workday

27 Holyoke Place, directly in front of Lowell House Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, 3 – 6 p.m. Come work in the Harvard Community Garden! Plant, transplant, weed, water, harvest (and eat your harvest!) and learn about what it takes to garden in the city. Gazette Classification: Environmental Sciences, Sustainability, Volunteer Opportunities, Wellness/Work Life Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Community Garden Contact Info: harvardgardeners@gmail.com
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Harvard Allston Farmers' Market

Swissbakers168 Western AvenueAllston, MA 02134 Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, 3 – 6:30 p.m. The market features E.L. Silvia Farms, offering produce and fruits, Flats Mentor Farms, specializing in lettuce and other Asian greens and vegetables, and Soluna Garden Farm, featuring fresh herbs, spices, and teas. Additional bi-weekly vendors include local specialty businesses offering a variety of products such as cheese, butter, dairy products, maple syrup, and baked goods. Gazette Classification: Special Events, Sustainability, Wellness/Work Life Organization/Sponsor: Harvard University Contact Info: 617.496.5022 More info: edportal.harvard.edu
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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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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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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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