Harvard Today: October 27, 2015

By Michelle M. Ng

On this day in 2004, the Red Sox won the World Series for the first time in 86 years.

IN THE DHALL

Lunch:

Pork Sausage Sub with Peppers and Onions

Lemon Basil Multigrain Pasta with Garlic & Cannellini Beans

Dinner:

Cajun Salmon

Mesquite Rotisserie Chicken

Savory Baked Tofu

IN THE ATMOSPHERE

Today’s going to be 57º and cloudy. Layers are the key to making it through this weird cold fall weather.

NEWS

NYC Health Commissioner Discusses Racial Inequalities in Health

Mary T. Bassett ’74, commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, argued that public health professionals have an important role to play in addressing systemic racial inequality in a talk held at the School of Public Health on Monday.

Author Musharraf A. Farooqi Discusses Storytelling

Musharraf A. Farooqi, a Pakistani children’s book author and translator of classical Urdu literature, led a seminar on the function of storytelling in South Asia at CGIS on Monday.

Provost Lauds HarvardX, But Questions Its Financial Sustainability

Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 reiterated the challenges of sustaining HarvardX’s current financial model in a document released Friday and pointed to potential areas where the non-profit virtual education platform edX, which Harvard co-founded, could improve, such as developing mobile platforms and accommodating students from different backgrounds.

EVENTS

Farmer’s Market — 11 to 4 in the plaza!

Art Museum Tours — Free student guided tours at the art museum at 2pm.

Profiles in Courage — A lecture on forgotten figures in the Haitian Revolution at 4pm in the Thompson Room in the Barker Center.

The End of Violence — at 7:30 the Veritas Forum is hosting a discussion about religion and the possibility of world peace in Sanders Theatre. Tickets are available at the box office.

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