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Harvard LITFest: The Making of Citizen with Claudia Rankine

Edison Newman Room, Houghton Library Mon., Apr. 27, 2015, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Poet and scholar Claudia Rankine (author of the National Book Award finalist and NBCC-award winning collection Citizen: An American Lyric) will read from Citizen and narrate the process involved in selecting, "doctoring," and integrating the artworks throughout the work. A book-signing will follow. For more LITFest events, visit www.harvardlitfest.org. Gazette Classification: Humanities, Lecture, Poetry/Prose, Special Events Organization/Sponsor: Woodberry Poetry Room, LITFest, English Department Speaker(s): Claudia Rankine, Jorie Graham Cost: Free and open to the public Contact Info: litfest@fas.harvard.edu More info: www.harvardlitfest.org
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Tunisia's Jihadists After 2011

Common Room, CSWR, 42 Francis Ave. Mon., Apr. 27, 2015, 5:15 – 7 p.m. Aaron Zelin, Richard Borow fellow at The Washington Institute; Sami David Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence; and PhD candidate at King’s College London, will give a lecture titled, "Tunisia's Jihadists After 2011." This lecture is part of the Junior Fellowship series "Authority and Meaning: Islam after the Arab Spring." Gazette Classification: Religion Sponsor: Center for the Study of World Religions Contact: Lexi Gewertz, 617.495.4476
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The broad focus of Damian Woetzel

Harvard Arts Medalist Damian Woetzel MPA '07 talks about life after professional dancing and the value of education.
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International Conference on Significant Advances in Biomedical Engineering

Philadelphia, USA Mon., Apr. 27 – Wed., Apr. 29, 2015 Biomedical-2015 is going to be held during April 27-29, 2015 in Philadelphia, USA to share the advancements in the field of Biomedical Engineering and technology. The main theme of the conference is “Advancing research and Upcoming technologies in Biomedical Engineering". This conference aimed to expand its coverage in the areas of Biomedical Engineering where expert talks, young researchers presentations will be placed in every season of the meeting will be inspired and keep up your enthusiasm. We feel our expert Organizing Committee is our major asset, however your presence over the venue will add one more feather to the crown of Biomedical-2015. Gazette Classification: Lecture, Science Organization/Sponsor: OMICS International Directed By: Organizing Committee Members ...
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HBS Students Launch an Indiegogo to Fund Their Fast-Growing News Site for Millennials

Despite the fact that millennials have a reputation for being narcissistic and apathetic, four Harvard Business School students are confident that the opposite is true — and they cite the massive number of individuals who participated in...
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“Deep Wounds”: War as metaphor

Unresolved conflict and healing are at the heart of artist Brian Knep's public installation in Memorial Hall.
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Natalie Portman Is Harvard's Class Day Speaker

  Last fall, seniors at Harvard were surveyed about potential speakers for the 2015 Class Day on May 27 — an event that honors soon-to-be graduates the day before the commencement ceremony. And after a subcommittee of students considered...
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Natalie Portman ’03 Named Class Day Speaker

Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman ’03 will be the principal guest speaker for seniors celebrating Class Day in Tercentenary Theatre on May 27, Harvard College officials have announced. She was chosen after a subcommittee of eight class marshals considered speaker suggestions based on a senior-class survey, and then extended the invitation to speak. Born in Israel in 1981, Portman grew up on Long Island, New York, where she began modeling at age 11. (She was discovered by a Revlon model scout in a local pizza parlor, and is currently “Miss Dior” in a new international campaign for the luxury-goods company.) Her film debut came in The Professional (1994), and she became widely known after she was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999, 2002, and 2005). Portman ...
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Here Are the Finalists in Harvard Business School's New Venture Competition

The Harvard Business School’s New Venture Competition Finale is scheduled for today in the Burden Auditorium. The competition features both alumni and student admissions. The student startups are divided between Business and Social...
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Edouard Kopp Named Curator of Drawings

The Harvard Art Museums have named Edouard Kopp the Abrams associate curator of drawings in the museums’ division of European and American Art, officials announced this week. Overseeing the collection of pre-twentieth-century drawings, Kopp will develop exhibitions and public lectures while organizing the rotation of works on paper within many of the museums’ galleries. Previously, Kopp served as associate curator of drawings for the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, where he was responsible for French and Germanic drawings. He has co-curated two international loan shows: The Work of Nature: The Landscapes of Théodore Rousseau—displayed at the Getty and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, in 2016-17—and an exhibition focused on the sculptor and draftsman Edmé Bouchardon, on view at ...
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Thomas J. Hollister Appointed Harvard’s CFO

Thomas J. Hollister, a former banking executive, has been appointed chief financial officer and vice president for finance, as of the middle of May. He will fill an important vacancy in the University’s senior administrative ranks, created when Dan Shore, who assumed the post in 2008, departed last September to join a young technology company. The vice president and CFO has historically directed University-wide budgeting, financial planning and reporting, debt and cash management, risk management, auditing, sponsored-research administration, and financial systems. He reports to executive vice president Katie Lapp, who announced the appointment. “We will benefit from his wealth of experience spanning all areas of finance—from capital markets, to banking and real estate,” Lapp said of Hollister in the news release. “He is smart, strategic, and has likely faced every conceivable financial challenge.” Hollister ...
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A new fiscal leader

Thomas J. Hollister, a business executive with expertise in global financial management and banking, has been named Harvard’s chief financial officer and vice president for finance.
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God and the White House

Longtime presidential adviser and Harvard Kennedy School Professor David Gergen engaged in a wide-ranging conversation on the complex intersections of religion, politics, and public life.
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ART FIRST: Ask the experts

Overwhelmed by the festival's many offerings this year? Office for the Arts staff are here to help.
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Sarah Benson: “Embrace the limits”

Recently a Spencer Lecturer at Harvard, SoHo Rep director Sarah Benson reflects on her career of championing new work.
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Frenk named new president of University of Miami

Julio Frenk, dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will become the next president of the University of Miami, it was announced today. Frenk, the T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development (a joint appointment with the Harvard Kennedy School), will step down at the end of August and assume his new role on Sept 1.
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