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Finding Neverland

American Repertory Theater64 Brattle StreetCambridge, MA 02138 Wed., July 23, 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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Exploring the Conifer Collection

Arnold Arboretum. Bussey Street Gate. See map online for location. Wed., July 23, 2014, 6 – 8 p.m. This is a two session class taking place in the landscape on July 9 and 23. Gazette Classification: Classes/Workshops, Environmental Sciences Organization/Sponsor: Arnold Arboretum Speaker(s): Jim Gorman, horticulturist Cost: $50, $40 Arboretum member Ticket Web Link: my.arboretum.harvard.edu… Ticket Info: 617.384.5277 More info: arboretum.harvard.edu
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Genetics and Diabetes

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Wed., July 23, 2014, 6 – 7 p.m. Designing new drugs would be easier if scientists understood the biology of the diseases they are trying to treat -- but for most common diseases, which are caused by many different genes and environmental factors acting in concert, gaining that understanding has been a challenge. In recent years, however, by studying the genomes of hundreds of thousands of people, scientists have uncovered hundreds of genetic factors that influence disease risk, including some 70 genomic regions containing variants that either make people more prone to type 2 diabetes or protect them from it. Many of the findings are upending what scientists thought they knew about the disease. David Altshuler will ...
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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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Broad Institute Receives $650M, the Largest-Ever Gift in Psychiatric Research

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard announced Tuesday a globally groundbreaking gift. The Cambridge-based biomedical research center has received a $650 million commitment from philanthropist Ted Stanley — the largest-ever gift in...
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Dunster Demolition

Approximately seven weeks after the construction project began, the renewal of Dunster House is in full swing. The perimeter of one of the oldest dormitories for upperclassmen is almost completely scaffolded; only its iconic red and white tower looks intact. Trees and plants have been removed from the courtyard, and the grass has been covered with gravel to accommodate equipment and the construction workers. The monumental iron gate facing the Charles River is no longer in place—nor is the iron fence that used to separate the House from Memorial Drive. According to the on-site bulletin, workers are currently performing excavation and plumbing activities, selectively demolishing the interiors, and restoring walls, roofs, and chimneys. The dining hall has had some of its panels removed and the library is now empty. Following the restoration ...
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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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From the Battlefield to the Classroom

When he entered Harvard College two years ago, Special Operations Forces veteran Logan Leslie ’16 faced a unique set of challenges. He was significantly older than any of his fellow freshmen, had not been in school for years, and had a family. “I ran into a fair amount of loneliness the first semester,” he says. “It was difficult to fit in.” After his freshman year, he decided to support other veterans in their transition from military life to college life. Beginning last summer, Leslie worked to bring the Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP), an intensive academic boot camp that debuted at Yale two years ago, to Harvard. The outcome of his efforts was a pilot program—which ran from July 6 to July 12—that hosted 14 veterans of the U.S. armed forces whom ...
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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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Harvard Gazette

Mendillo to step down

After six years as the helm of Harvard Management Company, which oversees Harvard University’s endowment, President and Chief Executive Officer Jane Mendillo says she will step down at the end of the year.
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OFA Ceramics Program hosts contemporary ceramic art exhibition

Running through August 16, "Ceramic Top 40: New & Selected Works" will feature workshop, curator's talk and opening reception on June 11.
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