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  • Upcoming events

    Harvardwood Heads To... Media & Entertainment Symposium at HDS

    Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 05:00 PM through September 22, 2018
    Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, MA
    The Harvard Divinity School, Religious Literacy Project is launching a new project focused on training Media & Entertainment executives on Religious Literacy.
    Similar to the work GLAAD does around LGBTQ issues and sensitivity.
    The symposium will be held on September 20-21, 2018, at Harvard Divinity School and it will address how to include religion/religious themes, plots and characters in entertainment media without further perpetuating the incorrect stereotypes; how content is made and why it matters; and finally, Religious Literacy - the new Social Responsibility frontier.
    This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please visit our website for more information. 

    Harvardwood Heads To... Screening of Isaac Pope: The Spirit of an American Century

    Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 02:00 PM
    Rockville Memorial Library in Rockville, MD

    A brand-new documentary by Paula J. Caplan AB '69, Isaac Pope: The Spirit of an American Century, will have its first public screening on Sept. 23rd at Rockville Memorial Library, as the first in its Autumn Film Series. It is free and open to the public and will be followed by discussion with officials from the NAACP and members of the audience.

    Producer Paula J. Caplan and Director Rock Grant will attend.

    For a trailer and more information, isaacpopefilm.com


    Harvardwood Presents Fran Leadon on BROADWAY: A History of New York City in 13 Miles

    Monday, September 24, 2018 at 07:00 PM · $10.00 USD
    The Lambs in New York, NY

    Once upon a time in a small Dutch colony there was a muddy cow path that the settlers called the Brede Wegh.  With time, the street grew longer.  Houses and taverns sprang up, and farmlands gave way to department stores, theaters, hotels, and, finally the hurlyburly of the Great White Way.

    Broadway.jpgArchitect and author Fran Leadon will talk about Broadway and the remarkable people who shaped it, and about how that cow path in the middle of nowhere became America's most vibrant and complex thoroughfare.  Leadon's new book, BROADWAY: A History of New York City in 13 Miles explores four centuries in the life of a street--the construction of Trinity Church and the Flatiron, the fire at Barnum's American Museum, the insane asylum that was replaced by Columbia University--and the people who made it what it is, people like Alexander Hamilton, Emma Goldman, Edgar Allan Poe, and "Bill the Butcher" Poole.

    John Lahr says, "Fran Leadon's Broadway uses the 13 miles of the great New York Avenue to tell the remarkable story of the city's evolution--its landmarks and legends, its high-rollers and lowriders.  Part architectural history, part social history, it's a cornucopia of intellectual delights.  Endlessly fascinating and full of fun."



    Fran Leadon teaches design studios, history courses, and seminars in the School of Architecture and the Macaulay Honors College of City College of New York. 


    BROADWAY: A History of New York City in 13 Miles will be available for purchase, and a booksigning will follow the talk.

    Cost: Dues-paying Harvardwood members can buy tickets for $5; $10 for all others.

    Advance Registration is REQUIRED. No tickets will be sold at the door.

    DRESS CODE: Business Casual is fine for the event itself, but if you are thinking of staying for dinner (the Pub at The Lambs will accept credit cards), JACKETS & TIES will be required for men. No denim, sneakers, or such.

    This is a joint event with THE LAMBS.

    Special thanks to Andy Goodwin and the Plymouth Hill Foundation.

    Members, Register Here

    Purchase tickets   $5.00 Members & Friends

    If you can't access the RSVP button for dues-paying Harvardwood members, make 
    sure you're logged in. If you still have issues accessing the page, your membership 
    has lapsed, so renew your dues as a Full Member or Friend of Harvardwood.

  • Harvard undergrads, apply to attend Harvardwood 101 in January 2019

    Current students, you have until Friday, October 19th to apply to the 2019 Harvardwood 101 J-termship program!

    The Harvardwood 101 career exploration program brings two dozen current undergraduates to Los Angeles during the January term and provides a series of career-related activities in order to demystify Hollywood and educate them about careers in the entertainment industry. The program began in 2003 and is cosponsored by Harvard University's Office for the Arts and the Office of Career Services.

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    Hasty Pudding casts six women—including two Harvardwood 101 alumnae!

    Breaking news from The Crimson: "Hasty Pudding Theatricals has cast six women to perform in its 2019 show, completing a co-ed shift the group vowed last semester and ending an almost two-century period during which only men could act in Pudding productions."

    Among the six are two Harvardwood 101 alumnae, Annabel O’Hagan AB '19 and Laura S. Herman AB '19! The four other women selected are Celia K. Kenney AB '20, Ellen L. Shaheen AB '21, Shirley L. Chen AB '22, and Ashley M. LaLonde AB '20. Congratulations to all!

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