Creating an “Ecosystem” for Business
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Creating an “Ecosystem” for Business

Addressing an audience of community members and small business owners at the Harvard Ed Portal last Thursday, Karen Mills ’75, M.B.A. ’77, a senior fellow at Harvard Business School and former vice chair of the Harvard Board of Overseers, said that an “ecosystem” is vital to driving economic development in a community. An ecosystem is … Continue reading

Trash, Treasure, Art
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Trash, Treasure, Art

Except for a small piece of paper, Konstantin Simun might have worked with oil and canvas rather than the sculptures for which he is internationally known. Originally hoping to be a painter, Simun was accepted to art school in his native Russia when he was 11 years old. He was given a piece of paper … Continue reading

Within Each of Us, a Legacy of Collaboration
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Within Each of Us, a Legacy of Collaboration

In exploring how humans harness energy to do work, Robert A. Lue – faculty director of HarvardX, professor of the practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and the Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning – said the answer lies within. Very deep within. “When we think about work, we think … Continue reading

In Troubled Waters, Cousteau Finds Resilience
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In Troubled Waters, Cousteau Finds Resilience

 Despite environmental devastation across earth’s oceans, Philippe Cousteau – explorer, adventurer, and grandson of renowned ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau – firmly believes there is hope. In the annual Lowell Lecture at Harvard University, Cousteau showed his audience of 250 people an image of pristine, turquoise waters before informing them it was the site of the … Continue reading

Connecting History and Art
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Connecting History and Art

Cambridge Rindge and Latin (CRLS) students are building a special connection to the Harvard Art Museums with the museums’ Graduate Student Teacher program, which the students say has changed the way they experience art and history. “In history class, we usually look at the pictures and talk about the context, but here we get to … Continue reading

How They Got to Harvard
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How They Got to Harvard

Thomas Hehir, Ed.D. ’90, the Silvana and Christopher Pascucci Professor of Practice in Learning Differences at the Harvard Graduate School of Education(HGSE), spent much of his career helping children with disabilities, including a decade teaching in Boston Public Schools. But when he came to Harvard to teach, he found a surprising number of students with disabilities … Continue reading

The Scholarship of Things
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The Scholarship of Things

Addressing an audience at the Harvard Ed Portal, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, the 300th Anniversary University Professor and a Pulitzer Prize winner for history, said that many objects in Harvard’s collections defy easy categorization. Consider, she said, the tortilla. “It’s one of my favorite objects in Harvard’s museums,” she said of the University’s 118-year-old tortilla, which … Continue reading