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Palm Sunday Worship Service

The Memorial Church Sanctuary Sun., Mar. 29, 2015, 11 a.m. We are a space of grace at the center of Harvard Yard serving the Harvard University community and beyond. Sunday services are broadcast on Harvard's radio station, WHRB 95.3 FM. For those outside the Cambridge area, WHRB provides live Internet streaming from its web site www.whrb.org. Gazette Classification: Religion Organization/Sponsor: The Memorial Church Speaker(s): The Reverend Dr. Bill Leonard, James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and Professor of Church History, Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Cost: Free Contact Info: The Memorial Church, Harvard University, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138, P: 617-495-5508 More info: memorialchurch.harvard.edu…
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Faith & Life Forum

Pusey Room of the Memorial Church Sun., Mar. 29, 2015, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. The Faith & Life Forum explores matters of faith and public life. Each week we hear from leading thinkers as it pertains to matters of ultimate concern such as love, justice, suffering, and salvation. The presentations take place in the Pusey Room of the Memorial Church and begin at 9:30 a.m. Come for coffee at 9:00 a.m. Gazette Classification: Humanities, Religion, Support/Social Organization/Sponsor: The Memorial Church Speaker(s): Bill Leonard, James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and Professor of Church History, Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Cost: Free Contact Info: The Memorial Church, Harvard University, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138, P: 617-495-5508 More info: memorialchurch.harvard.edu…
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Just Food? Forum on Justice in the Food System

Harvard Law School Sat., Mar. 28 – Sun., Mar. 29, 2015 A conference exploring the intersections between social, economic, and environmental justice and the food system. Featuring keynotes, breakout panels and workshops, a poster session and exhibit hall, and more. Gazette Classification: Conferences, Environmental Sciences, Ethics, Law, Social Sciences, Sustainability Organization/Sponsor: A collaboration of the Harvard Food Law Society and Food Literacy Project as part of Food Better Speaker(s): Keynote: Ricardo Salvador, director, UCS Food and Environment Program Contact Info: foodliteracy@harvard.edu, 617.735.7714 More info: foodbetter.squarespace.com…
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Crunching the Numbers on Voting Rights in America

Voting rights, according to Harvard Kennedy School assistant professor of public policy Maya Sen, are fundamentally a question of numbers: How many people were eligible to vote? What number actually registered? And who, among those who registered, ended up casting a ballot? Though this year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), the celebration is somewhat subdued for many: in the 2013 decision Shelby County v. Holder, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key part of the VRA. Using data to argue for what the act had already achieved, Chief Justice John Roberts ’76, J.D. ’79, writing for the majority, invalidated a portion of the law that used a formula based on historical voting patterns to determine which counties and states needed to be monitored more ...
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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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Sven Beckert Wins Bancroft Prize in History

Bell professor of history Sven Beckert has won a 2015 Bancroft Prize in history for his book Empire of Cotton: A Global History, the trustees of Columbia University announced this afternoon. His fellow winner is Greg Grandin, a professor at New York University, who won for The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World. Beckert, whose work and book were featured last fall in this magazine’s “The New Histories,” co-chairs both the Program on the Study of Capitalism and the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History at Harvard; the latter is premised on the belief that much of history can be fully understood only in a global context, and the book is an exemplar of that mode of inquiry. The official announcement called Empire of Cotton “a masterful achievement in ...
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Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly to Speak at HLS Class Day

The founders of Americans for Responsible Solutions—an issue-advocacy organization and political action committee focused on reducing gun violence—will speak at Harvard Law School’s Class Day ceremony on Wednesday May 27. Gabrielle Giffords, who represented Arizona’s 8th Congressional District from 2007 to 2012, and her husband, Mark Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy pilot, founded their PAC in January 2013. Giffords had survived an assassination attempt in 2011 while meeting with her constituents; despite a gunshot wound to the head, she returned to the U.S. House less than seven months after the attack. Although she resigned her seat in 2012 to focus on her continued recovery, she announced upon stepping down, “I will return, and we will work for Arizona and this great country.” Americans for Responsible Solutions represents one ...
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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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A celebration in Beijing

Harvard President Drew Faust joined more than 430 alumni, faculty, and friends in Beijing on Sunday to celebrate the University’s long and growing ties to China.
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Harvard in the Sweet 16? Maybe If March Madness Was About Patents

Harvard has had a drama-filled couple of weeks leading up to Selection Sunday—nearly missing out on the tournament in a loss to Yale on March 6, then beating Yale on Saturday in the Ivy League playoff (by two points) to earn an NCAA...
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“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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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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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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