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2016 Dean's Distinction Honorees

February 26, 2016

2016 Dean's Distinction Honorees

Please visit the Dean’s Distinction webpage here for a message from Dean Smith, and a list of this year's Dean's distinction honorees.

New Service Milestone Recognition Program

January 28, 2016

New Harvard Service Milestone Recognition Program

2016 will bring big changes and a "One Harvard" approach to the way service milestones - work anniversaries from 5 to 60 years - are recognized. With this new program, faculty and staff across the University will receive a special message of thanks and congratulations, as well as a choice of gifts, including fine, fun, traditional, or Harvard insignia items, during their anniversary month. The new program will expand the reach of the current 25-year program Read more about New Service Milestone Recognition Program

FAS Weather Communications Update from Dean Kirwan

December 21, 2015

Dear FAS students, faculty and staff,

With the chill in the air these past few days, I am writing to update you on how you can best stay informed during any potential weather event or other emergency.

As the past several winters, especially last year, have reminded us, the Boston area is regularly affected by storms and other severe winter weather.  In responding to these and other emergency circumstances, our first priority is the safety of Harvard students, faculty, and staff.

At the same time, since Harvard College is almost entirely residential, the Faculty of Arts Read more about FAS Weather Communications Update from Dean Kirwan

Diversity Dialogue - But I Don’t See Color! Consequences of Racial Color Blindness

December 2, 2015

But I Don’t See Color! Consequences of Racial Color Blindness
John Dovidio, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Through lecture and audience participation this interactive dialogue will focus upon the research regarding “aversive racism,” a contemporary subtle form of prejudice, and on techniques for reducing its impact.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 10am - 12:00pm, Harvard Hillel, Beren Room, 52 Mt. Auburn Street

Read more about Diversity Dialogue - But I Don’t See Color! Consequences of Racial Color Blindness

Harvard Community Gifts Annual Campaign: Nov. 9-23

November 9, 2015

The Harvard Community Gifts campaign opens on Monday, November 9 - you can elect to give to people in need and important causes with just a few clicks. This 60+ year old tradition allows you to make a pledge through payroll deduction to support more than 50 local and national charitable organizations that have a strong record of support by Harvard faculty and staff. With payroll deduction, you spread out your contribution, while providing a source of regular ongoing support to these organizations throughout Read more about Harvard Community Gifts Annual Campaign: Nov. 9-23

ePerformance User Survey

August 5, 2015

Harvard Human Resources is surveying staff about their experience with the ePerformance performance review process. We encourage FAS employees to provide feedback through this survey link.

Thank you. We appreciate your participation in this important survey.

FAS 2015 Diversity Summer Panel

August 2, 2015

Race and the Media
Thursday, August 27, 2015, 1:30pm-3:00pm, Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street

Ferguson...New York...Indiana...Baltimore...South Carolina. All places where recent events have called on us to take another look at racial issues in this country. Much of what we know about these situations can be directly linked to the media’s portrayals of the events. A panel of experts explored with us how these portrayals help to frame our perspectives and opinions about Read more about FAS 2015 Diversity Summer Panel

Harvard Museum of Science & Culture - Summer Solstice Celebration 2015

June 21, 2015

Enjoy a fun evening with circus performers, music, dance, food trucks, street chalking, and hands-on activities for all ages, with free evening admission to the Harvard Semitic Museum, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, and Harvard Museum of Natural History. You won't want to miss this special summer night! In case of rain, the event will move inside the museums.

Event is free and open to the public.

Link to the event Read more about Harvard Museum of Science & Culture - Summer Solstice Celebration 2015