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Garden Workday

27 Holyoke Place, directly in front of Lowell House Fri., Aug. 15, 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. 15, 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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Harvard Gazette

Finding Neverland

American Repertory Theater64 Brattle StreetCambridge, MA 02138 Thu., Aug. 14, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Based on the Miramax film by David Magee, Finding Neverland follows the real-life relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, one of the most beloved stories of all time. Staged by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus with music by U.K. pop sensation Gary Barlow (Take That) and choreography by Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels ("So You Think You Can Dance"), this new musical explores the power of imagination to open up new worlds, and the pressures put upon those worlds by the inevitability of growing up. Finding Neverland is presented by the A.R.T. by special arrangement ...
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The Startup Institute Celebrates its 2-Year Anniversary with a New Kind of Confidence

Boston's startup community has gained 40 new members. The Startup Institute held its seventh TalentExpo at the Harvard Innovation Lab on Wednesday, introducing Boston's Summer 2014 Class to companies currently looking to hire. Each student...
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Harvard Magazine

Harvard CFO Dan Shore to Depart

Dan Shore, Harvard’s vice president for finance and chief financial officer since 2008, will relinquish that position at the end of September, it was announced today. He is joining Onshape Inc., a Cambridge-based company developing new systems for computer-assisted product design, engineering, and manufacturing. Shore directed budgets and financial planning at Harvard for five years before assuming his current position on a permanent basis in October 2008—just as the financial crisis and ensuing recession caused a frightening decline in the value of the endowment, increased demand for financial aid, and, in general, ushered in a period of constraint throughout the institution.  During his six years as CFO—in which capacity he is responsible for the controller’s office, budgeting and financial planning, risk management, auditing, treasury management, administration of sponsored research, and financial systems—Harvard has thoroughly ...
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Harvard's CFO Will Be Stepping Down to Join a Cambridge Startup

(Image via Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications) Harvard University's Chief Financial Officer Dan Shore will be stepping down from his position at the end of September to join Onshape, a startup applying cloud, Web and...
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This Origami Robot Can Fold Itself Up & Scurry Away [Video]

Origami is taking on a new, futuristic shape of Transformer-like proportions. Researchers from Harvard and MIT have created a robot that, when armed with batteries, can fold itself into a complex shape and scurry away — all in under four...
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Harvard Magazine

Digital Stress on Teens

A new study published this week by Emily Weinstein, Ed.M. ’14, and Larsen professor of education Robert Selman pinpoints specific digital stressors related to adolescents’ experiences online. The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) researchers analyzed 2,000 stories about “digital dilemmas” posted anonymously by teens to the MTV website Over the Line, and found that the digital stresses that teens typically encountered—mainly texts, e-mails, and social media—fell into one of six categories, including cyber-bullying or being impersonated. The study, titled “Digital Stress: Adolescents’ Personal Accounts,” was published online last month in the journal New Media & Society. Researchers sorted the stresses into two groups: Type 1 stressors include experiences such as receiving a barrage of personal attacks, being impersonated, or being outed, shamed, or humiliated publicly. Type 2 stressors involve a controlling boyfriend, girlfriend, or friend ...
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From faux to factual

Aspiring scenic painter Christina Rodriguez '15 gives us a lesson that's aged in wood.
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