Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA
Between 1987 and 2006 the consumption of land in Spain increased 86,257 acres, at an average of 108/ac per day, reaching its peak between the years 2000 and 2006, in which the rate almost doubled to 190/ac. Such consumption of the country ́s territory was due to an uncontrolled investment in the construction market during those years. The vast majority of that amount of consumption of land came from the construction of suburban residential projects and real estate developments. These, in most cases, were abandoned due to the economic recession, leaving behind a half- built, bleak landscape where the absence of inhabitants conferred a demeaning atmosphere. After such an expenditure of economic, human and material efforts, it would seem foolish not to study and analyse the constructions that arose during those two decades. Although we can intuit that the architectural, urban or socioeconomic quality of these projects is not remarkable (the goal is not to pay a homage to the absurd), it is notable their extension and quantity as they represent a great percentage of the architecture built during the first decade of the twenty-first century. These among other reasons that will be unfolded during the course makes them worth studying.... Read more about COURSE: ARCHITECTURE OF GREED
Are you thinking about studying at Harvard? Do you fancy the idea of pursuing a master’s degree or any other program in a well-known academic institution in the US? The path towards these goals is not unique and straightforward, and many of them are not unreachable as we may initially think.
In this webinar, it will be covered the different pathways to carry out studies abroad, give you some useful tips in the application process, and answer your questions based on current Harvard Students personal experience through this process at Harvard University. The webinar...
RCC, Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA
The process of teaching any subject involves the use of all resources available to get to an efficient/effective result. When dealing with teaching foreign languages (and language in general), we have noticed that such an ancient and apparently well-known tool as a dictionary is not so well-known nor used efficiently by students. Do our students know what a dictionary has to offer them? A powerful world of words can be opened up in front of them. Dictionaries’ potential goes beyond meaning and equivalents. Words become influential elements of communication and their correct use is essential. Therefore, the dictionary can play an important role in the teaching-learning process of languages. Research has shown that intervention in order to improve dictionary skills has a positive effect in language learning and learners’ autonomy.
Are you in the biosciences field and thinking about pursuing a doctoral or postdoctoral research at Harvard? Maybe you hold a tenure-track appointment and wonder about applying for a visiting researcher position?
This webinar will cover general information and some advice about possible destinations for medical research, different pathways to carry out research abroad, funding opportunities, useful tips in the application process… We will answer your questions based on current researchers’ personal experience through this process at Harvard University.
Undue influence as a vice of the testator´s consent is far more found by US courts than by Spanish Judges. Is it because most of the wills are not executed in front of notaries?; or because spouses and relatives can be disinherited by the testator?. Is there really, then, a freedom of testation in the US?. Is the American doctrine of the undue influence still useful to protect such a freedom?. Should Spanish Notaries and Judges learn any lesson from it, applicable to Spanish testaments?... Read more about UNDUE INFLUENCE IN WILLS IN THE US
RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA
There is considerable interest in the use of magnesium alloys for biodegradable medical implants, particularly for applications where some mechanical strength is needed, such as for example as bone fixation plates. The concept is that the magnesium implant provides mechanical support while the body heals, and thereafter the magnesium implant corrodes away completely, obviating the second surgery that is necessary to remove a nonbiodegradable implant made from e.g. stainless steel or titanium.