October 8, 2021

 

Announcements


2021 Boston Marathon Traffic Advisory

Street closures and parking restrictions will be in effect in Boston in the week leading up to the October 11 Boston Marathon. You may encounter closed roads and crowds, particularly downtown, and in Brookline and Newton. Be sure to plan your travel accordingly.

Click here to learn more about: 2021 Boston Marathon Traffic Advisory


Professional Development Support Fund for Students

Deadline: October 15 at 5pm

The PDSF was established by the Office for Student Services to support individual student professional development. The goal of this fund is to provide modest financial support to students for professional development activities such as attending a conference either as a participant or to present a paper or a poster. Students may also apply for funds to support hosting an event or speaker.

Click here to learn more about: Professional Development Support Fund for Students
For more information contact: delacerda@hsph.harvard.edu


Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellowships in Ethics

Accepting Applications through 11/1

The EJ Safra Graduate Fellowship Program is seeking applications from advanced doctoral students or recent graduates of professional programs; the program supports fellows for a year of concentrated work on their dissertations or research projects. Graduate Fellows participate in a bi-weekly work-in-progress seminar in which they workshop their current work with the two faculty co-directors. The stipend for the 2022-23 academic year is $34,000, plus a small allocation for research.

Click here to learn more about: Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellowships in Ethics
For more information contact: ejsafrafellowships@fas.harvard.edu


Fall 2 Course, GHP 552: Leadership Development in Global Health – Wednesdays, 11:30-1:00 PM, Kresge (HSPH)

The Politics of health system reform: Agile health leadership and governance in rapidly changing contexts

This course will be taught by Dr. Subramaniam Sathasivam, former Minister of Health in Malaysia. In this course, we will analyze how to frame and position new health policies, generate compromise in democratic politics, and build broad coalitions of support within the various arms of government and across political “differences” (ideological and sectoral) external to the government. For more information about this course or about Dr. Subramaniam, email Salif Mangane at smangane@hsph.harvard.edu

Click here to learn more about: Fall 2 Course, GHP 552: Leadership Development in Global Health – Wednesdays, 11:30-1:00 PM, Kresge (HSPH)
For more information contact: smangane@hsph.harvard.edu


Science Policy Group: Call for Writers

The Harvard GSAS Science Policy Group is looking for writers who would like to explore the policy aspects and implications of science, especially on topics related to current events. No experience necessary! Articles will be published on the SiTN/Science Policy Blog. We are currently recruiting graduate students who are interested in writing ~1000 words on a science policy article of their choice for a general audience. Potential topics: 1) Nutrition Policy 2) Climate change 3) Science funding

For more information visit https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/sciencepolicy/home contact: skalinowski@g.harvard.edu


Office for Student Services Closing at 11:45 am on Thursday, October 14

The Office for Student Services (Admissions, Financial Aid, Career and Professional Development, Registrar, and Student Affairs) will be closing at 11:45 am on Thursday, October 14 for an all-staff retreat. The office will open at 9:00 am on Friday, October 15. We apologize for any inconvenience that the closure of the office may cause.

For more information contact: klbrown@hsph.harvard.edu


Countway Library Launches the Kindness Rocks Project

One message at just the right moment can change someone’s entire day, outlook, life.

Countway Library has created a Kindness Rocks Garden in the Countway Community Garden as a way to inspire good will and build community. Visitors can choose to take a rock that speaks to them, leave a rock to inspire others, or simply read and enjoy the kind messages during their visit. Free rock painting supplies are available each Wednesday in the Countway Makerspace, and the Countway Community Garden is open to visitors daily from dawn until dusk. All are welcome!

Click here to learn more about: Countway Launches the Kindness Rocks Project


Introducing Countway Communiqué

Countway Library has launched its official bi-weekly newsletter, Countway Communiqué! In it we will share important service updates, resources, stories, and events to help the Longwood Campus community get the most out of Countway. To learn more visit https://countway.info/newsletter.

Click here to learn more about: Introducing Countway Communiqué

 

Events


Disruptions of Dignity: COVID-19 and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Latin America

Friday October 8, 2021 | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Presentations will include an overview of the legal and human rights issues and challenges in Latin America from the perspective of the Pan-American Health Organization, and a keynote address outlining the Mexican Supreme Court’s approach to disability rights.

Click here to learn more about: Disruptions of Dignity: COVID-19 and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Latin America
For more information contact: petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu


Grad Bible Study and Dinner Fellowship

Asian Baptist Student Koinonia at GSAS

Saturday October 9, 2021 | 7:00 PM
In-person | Location: MIT Whitaker Building (building 56), room 114
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

You’re warmly invited to our weekly graduate Bible study this Saturday at 7pm, as we resume our study on the Gospel of Mark! MIT ABSK Grad is inviting us to join them; rides are available. We’d love to get to know you over dinner after Bible study! Please register below.

Click here to learn more about: Grad Bible Study and Dinner Fellowship
For more information contact: gsas-absk@hcs.harvard.edu


From Crisis to Resilience: Systems Approach to Resilience in Fragile and Conflict Affected Contexts Webinar

Monday October 11, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

In this webinar you will learn key challenges and strategies to progress disaster resilience in fragile and conflict affected contexts. It is based on years of experience and lessons learned from the field in the Middle East and Latin America, GOAL, HHI, UNDRR and Irish Aid.

Click here to learn more about: From Crisis to Resilience: Systems Approach to Resilience in Fragile and Conflict Affected Contexts Webinar
For more information contact: hhi@harvard.edu


Careers in Humanitarianism: Devan Dumas and Kofi Nyarko Webinar

Tuesday October 12, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Join us for a webinar on Careers in Humanitarianism, featuring Devan Dumas, Program Manager of HHI’s Infectious Diseases and Epidemics Program, and Kofi Nyarko, Program Coordinator of the National NGO Program on Humanitarian Leadership.

Click here to learn more about: Careers in Humanitarianism: Devan Dumas and Kofi Nyarko Webinar
For more information contact: hhi@harvard.edu


Book Talk: The Seven Sins of Memory Updated Edition: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers

Wednesday October 13, 2021 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Join us for a discussion of the updated edition of The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers with author and William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology, Daniel Schacter. This event will feature a book talk and a moderated Q&A.

Click here to learn more about: Book Talk: The Seven Sins of Memory Updated Edition: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers
For more information contact: petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu


SPECIAL EVENT: Book Launch for “Ecosocial Theory, Embodied Truths, and the People’s Health”; Nancy Krieger

Wednesday October 13, 2021 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Academic

Please join us for a virtual Book Launch Event for Nancy Krieger’s latest book, Ecosocial Theory, Embodied Truths, and the People’s Health published by Oxford University Press as part of the Small Books, Big Ideas in Population Health series.

Click here to learn more about: SPECIAL EVENT: Book Launch for “Ecosocial Theory, Embodied Truths, and the People’s Health”; Nancy Krieger
For more information contact: wgh@hsph.harvard.edu


Countway Author Series Event: Letter to a Young Female Physician

Join us for a conversation with author Suzanne Koven, a primary care physician and the inaugural writer-in-residence at MGH.

Wednesday October 13, 2021 | 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Other

“Letter to a Young Female Physician” has been described as “so wise, beautifully written, tender, and full of heart that it should be required reading for every person – young, female, physician, or otherwise.” Join us to hear from the author herself and ask her your questions!

Click here to learn more about: Countway Author Series Event: Letter to a Young Female Physician


The Global Health and Population Thursday Brown Bag Seminar Series

Humanitarian Futures: What Will Drive Humanitarian Assistance and How Will We Respond?

Thursday October 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Join GHP Thursday, October 14th from 1-2pm EST via zoom for their weekly Brown Bag Seminar: Humanitarian Futures: What will drive humanitarian assistance and how will we respond? This week’s featured speaker is Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH

Click here to learn more about: The Global Health and Population Thursday Brown Bag Seminar Series
For more information contact: ghp@hsph.harvard.edu


Inside Innovation

Thursday October 14, 2021 | 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
In-person | Location: Harvard Innovation Labs 125 Western Avenue Boston, MA 02134
Event Category: Social and Community-Building

At this celebration of curiosity and connection, hear from a panel of experts sharing innovative perspectives across Harvard. Then, gather with fellow students from all 13 schools to collaborate on a solution, pitch it live, and see what’s possible when we create together.

Click here to learn more about: Inside Innovation
For more information contact: hannah_geise@harvard.edu


Research Data Offboarding: Essential Steps for a Smooth Transition

Research Data Management Seminar Series

Tuesday October 19, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

This session will review the important steps for offboarding employees/trainees from a lab or project. We will provide an overview of the various elements that should be addressed before closing out a project or someone leaves the institution.

Click here to learn more about: Research Data Offboarding: Essential Steps for a Smooth Transition
For more information contact: julie_goldman@harvard.edu


Book Talk: The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA

Wednesday October 20, 2021 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Join us for a discussion with Jorge Contreras, author of The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA, and expert panelists on the remaining unresolved questions in genetics law.

Click here to learn more about: Book Talk: The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA
For more information contact: petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu


Free, Online Tools for Visualizing Public Health Data, Countway Library

Learn about the advantages and limitations of using free online visualization tools like Flourish, Datawrapper, and Google Data Studio.

Wednesday October 20, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Workshop or Skill-Development

In this hands-on workshop, visualization specialist Jess Cohen-Tanugi will guide you through an exploration of the capabilities of several free online tools that allow you to make unconventional data visualizations from public health datasets!

Click here to learn more about: Free, Online Tools for Visualizing Public Health Data


The Future of Forced Migration in the Eastern Mediterranean

Futures of Humanitarianism Webinar Series

Thursday October 21, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Virtual | Event Website
Event Category: Lecture, Seminar, Forum

Join us for a webinar on the Future of Forced Migration in the Eastern Mediterranean. Panelists include Minister Notis Mitarachi, Minister of Migration and Asylum in Greece, Mireille Girard, UNHCR Representative in Greece, and Gianluca Rocco, Chief of Mission at IOM Greece

Click here to learn more about: The Future of Forced Migration in the Eastern Mediterranean
For more information contact: hhi@harvard.edu