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Monday, November 28, 2011

CONTINUING EDUCATION AND OPEN LEARNING: News from Harvard University


THE TODAY SHOW
Mom of 11 follows her dream at

Harvard Extension
reneauCurrent Extension School student Allyson Reneau, an Oklahoma businesswoman and mother of 11, was featured on the Today Show's "Education Nation." Allyson flies once a week from Oklahoma to take her first course on campus in Cambridge and expects to apply to the ALM program in the future. Watch the video.
Reneau was also featured on NECN's The Morning Show. Watch "Mother of 11 takes a bold step."

TEDx TALKS
Is a forest worth more than a gold mine?
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Sustainability and environmental management graduate Jason Sohigian, ALM '11, posed this question during a recent TEDx Yeravan, Armenia talk, where he presented research from his graduate capstone project. Jason joined a former US ambassador, news correspondents from ABC News and Bloomberg, and others. Watch the presentation and read more at National Geographic's NewsWatch site.
FROM THE SPARK
An econ professor on the fiscal crisis
Professor Siddiq Abdullah (ECON E-10a Principles of Economics) agreed to provide us with some insight into the current financial crisis in America—and to share his sense that the economy will indeed recover. MORE>
A Tale of Two Plates
Dr. P. K. Newby (ENVR E-129 From Farm to Fork: Why What We Eat Matters) discusses the challenges posed by the new USDA and Harvard food plates and helps us all figure out: What should I eat for dinner? MORE>
The Business Behind the NBA Lockout
Stephen Greyser (MGMT E-5500 The Business of Sports ), a longtime Celtics season ticket holder, discusses the conflicts within the NBA and the current lockout. MORE>
IN THE NEWS
Protecting sensitive data
latanyaAccording to Latanya Sweeney, ALB '94, medical data sold to analytics firms could potentially be used to track identities.
Sweeney, founder and director of Harvard’s Data Privacy Lab, aims to expose the weaknesses in existing privacy laws and security mechanisms in order to improve them.
Read "You're not so anonymous" in the Harvard Gazette.

PHOTO: Caroline Perry

FROM HARVARD MAGAZINE
Harvard Square: Then and Now
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Harvard Magazine explores how Harvard Square has changed over the last quarter century through the eyes of three local business owners in this 375th anniversary-inspired video.

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JANUARY
 
Upcoming Info Session
PROGRAMS: Bachelor's (ALB); Associate's (AA)
WHEN: Wed., Nov. 9, 6 to 7 pm
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Harvard Professional Development
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EFFECTIVE CREATIVITY FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS
Most of us stopped being creative in the 4th grade, yet anyone can regain their creative confidence, you just have to learn how, as reported in the Wall Street Journal article, "Innovation 101." Intrigued? Check out the new noncredit Harvard Professional Development offering, Creativity in Management, taught by associate dean Margaret Andrews and rebuild your creative skills.
 
Video now available
THE VAMPIRE IN LITERATURE
AND FILM
In a recent Freethink@Harvard online event, associate dean Sue Weaver Schopf (ENGL E-212 The Vampire in Literature and Film) answered the question, "Why study Vampires?"  and explained how the vampire story is so enduring in modern culture. Watch the video.
 
THE TRUTH ABOUT GETTING SICK IN AMERICA
Tim JohnsonABC-TV's Dr. Timothy Johnson gives his prescription for today's health care crisis in this year's Lowell Lecture. Watch the video.

Looking ahead
Registration for spring term and January session courses begins December 1 for degree candidates and December 5 for all students. See the full academic calendar.

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