Harvard Longwood Campus Welcomes the Season of Giving

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As the  holiday season approaches, we often stop to think about everything for which we are grateful. This year, HMS, HSDM and HSPH are teaming up to usher in the Season of Giving by providing employees with an opportunity to share messages of appreciation with each other and to help our local community through a voluntary food and gift drive.

The Season of Giving will kick off with a noontime lecture on gratitude followed by a thank-you card writing event. 

Below, please find a list of events that will take place across the Harvard Longwood Campus, and accompanying details. 

Talk@12:

In this talk, Francesca Gino will discuss the science behind the powerful effects of gratitude.

Tuesday, November 5

Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Armenise Amphitheater

Speaker: Francesca Gino, Associate Professor at Harvard Business School

Click here for streaming video of the event!  (The live stream will begin at noon)

The Talk@12 will be streamed to the following locations:

  • HSPH: Kresge Cafeteria and 90 Smith St. First Floor Conference Room
  • HSDM: REB room 109
  • Primate Center: RB6 Amphitheater
  • Landmark Center: HMS Finance Office conference room, Suite 23 west, 2nd floor, 401 Park Drive

Thank-You Card Stations:

Please take a moment after the Talk@12 to write a note of appreciation to someone who has helped you in the past.  Thank-you card stations will be available directly after the Talk, and on 11/6 and 11/7 for your convenience.  Dates, times and locations where you can write notes of appreciation are listed below.

Tuesday, November 5 from 1:00 -2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 6 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 7 from 12:00-2:00 p.m.

The card stations will be located in:

HMS     

Courtyard Café

Landmark Center: Office of Finance at Suite 23 west, 2nd floor, 401 Park Drive

NEPRC:  RB1 lobby, the RB3 entranceway, and the RB5 lobby

NRB cafeteria

HSDM

REB Lobby

Main Lobby

HSPH

90 Smith Street lobby

Kresge Cafeteria

You can also mail your own thank-you card through interoffice mail.  Please be sure to include the recipient’s name, school, building and department.

Please allow one week for delivery due to high volume.

Food Drive:

As part of the Season of Giving campaign, the Harvard Longwood Campus will be holding a food drive from November 15-26.  Boxes will be located throughout the three schools and will be well marked.  The boxes will be collected on the last day of the food drive by  Rosie’s Place

Runs 11/15 - 11/26

Collection boxes will be located in:

HMS

Outside the Courtyard Café

NEPRC: RB1 lobby, RB3 entranceway, and RB5 lobby (Donations from the NEPRC will be sent to Southborough Food Pantry)

Landmark Center: HMS Finance Office conference room, Suite 23 west, 2nd floor, 401 Park Drive

NRB: 1st Floor Security Desk, near the main elevator bank

HSDM

REB lobby

Main lobby

HSPH

90 Smith Street lobby First Floor (next to the security desk)

Kresge lobby

Holiday Toy Drive:

Continuing the “Season of Giving” into the winter holidays, the Harvard Longwood Campus would like to help families who may not have the resources to buy presents by participating in the Phillips Brooks House Holiday Gift Drive.   

The drive will begin on December 2 and will provide books, games, toys, art supplies, and sports equipment to children, many of whose parents are impoverished, homeless or incarcerated.  Faculty, staff and students are invited to donate gifts for children in pre-school through high-school age. Gifts must be new and unwrapped.

Toy collection boxes will be located throughout the three schools and will be marked with Phillips Brooks House identification.  For more information, email Milena_Rubel@hms.harvard.edu.

Runs 12/2 -12/17

Collection boxes will be located in:

HMS

Outside the Courtyard Café

NEPRC: RB1 lobby, RB3 entranceway, and RB5 lobby

Landmark Center: HMS Finance Office conference room, Suite 23 west, 2nd floor, 401 Park Drive

NRB 1st Floor Security Desk, near the main elevator bank

HSDM

REB lobby

Main Lobby

HSPH

90 Smith Street lobby First Floor (next to the security desk)

Kresge lobby

Harvard Community Gifts, Harvard’s Workplace Charitable Giving Program

Those interested in giving through financial support are invited to join a University-wide tradition and community of caring.  Through the Harvard Community Gifts program, HMS, HSDM and HSPH employees can give to their favorite charities through 2014 via Harvard payroll deduction, debit/credit card or check.  More details will be provided when the campaign launches on November 6.

Transit Gallery News

Members of the Harvard Longwood Campus community are invited to visit Gordon Hall's Transit Gallery to view a new exhibit, Strange Surroundings, featuring the work of Resa Blatman. This exhibit will be on display April 30th through June 23rd.

 

Please join us for the Art & Science Talk – May 7, 2014, 4p-5p in Goldenson 122 with artist Resa Blatman, and scientists Dr, Aaron Bernstein and Dr. Richard Primack. Reception in the gallery immediately following.

 

In Resa Blatman’s work, her focus lies in current environmental issues, their effect on our landscape and natural resources, and how we perceive the changes in the environment.

 

Dr. Richard Primack’s research is focused on the impact of climate change on plants and animals, conservation biology, and the timing of leaf out and leaf senescence, rare plants and tropical forests.

 

Dr. Aaron Bernstein’s work examines the human health effects of global environmental changes, such as climate change and the loss of biodiversity, with the aim of promoting a deeper understanding of these subjects among students, educators, policy makers, and the public.

 

The Transit Gallery, located in Gordon Hall's lower level corridor, showcases professional artists in the Harvard and greater Boston communities whose works use, explore or are otherwise connected to the sciences.  To learn more about the Transit Gallery and its exhibits, please contact Tania Rodriguez at 432-3809 or via e-mail (tania_rodriguez@hms.harvard.edu).