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Dedicated crew kept HSPH running during Hurricane Sandy

Facilities Management Operations Area Supervisor Alex Machaiek

Most HSPH employees got an unexpected day off when Hurricane Sandy barreled into the Eastern seaboard on October 29, 2012. But for a dedicated crew of operations, security, and other core staff, it was just another -- very windy and rainy -- day at work.   

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The cost of not helping the world's most vulnerable children

Countess Albina du Boisrouvray
Countess Albina du Boisrouvray
It's not enough to refrain from harm. We must take positive action. This is the core message of The Cost of Inaction: Case Studies from Rwanda and Angola, a new book published by the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights that introduces a method to determine the true costs of failing to help the world's poorest children. The book was launched October 23 at an event which included Countess Albina du Boisrouvray, the founder of FXB International, an organization that focuses on AIDS orphans and vulnerable children. Her foundation also established the School's FXB Center. Read more
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Humanitarian Academy at Harvard launches new website

Humanitarian academy Established in May 2012 by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard is dedicated to educating and training humanitarian leaders in the areas of human rights, disaster response, humanitarian service delivery, crisis leadership, and other dimensions of humanitarian studies.

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Delivering Cancer Care in Settings of Extreme Poverty
Paul Farmer, founder, Partners in Health
Thursday, November 1, 5:00-6:30 PM
Jimmy Fund Auditorium, Dana Farber Cancer Institute 


Voices from the Field: Big ideas, better learning


Voices Michelle Rhee
VIDEO: Leading education reform
Former Chancellor of Washington DC public schools Michelle Rhee talks to HSPH students


Atul Gawande on ways teaching can be improved through coaching