This training is in response to the new digital accessibility policy at Harvard and the audience is for anyone who develops or publishes content for a website at Harvard (even if it's not your main job responsibility). We will go over what accessibility is, its importance, the 10 essentials for content creators, and some tools and resources.
Applications for the 2019 – 2020 Emerging Leaders program are being accepted now through Thursday, August 15. Emerging Leaders was created to give HLS employees the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through educational sessions, mentoring, events and community service. Please consider applying for the upcoming cohort as part of your professional development for the academic year.
Attention all staff who work with contractors and consultants! Join us on July 11, from 1-2:00 p.m. in Hauser 104 to hear from Karen Kittredge (Harvard’s Manager of Policy and Business Process) and Polly Scannell (Deputy Director of the Office of Labor & Employee Relations), who will be on campus on to share critical information on updates to the Independent Contractor policy.
The EMS Scheduling System will be offline from 9am Monday, July 22 through 9am Monday, July 29 in order to import the Fall 2019 academic schedule. No full service room requests may be placed during this outage. Beginning at 9am on Monday, July 29, the HLS community will be able to book classrooms for the Fall Term (9/3/2019-12/8/2019).
On Thursday, June 27, the EMS WebApp will be offline in order to install a series of software and security updates. The system is scheduled to be offline between 6am-4pm and you will not be able to book space or request services through the EMS WebApp during this timeframe. Once the EMS WebApp is back online, when you attempt to log in you will be redirected to a HarvardKey login screen and then back into EMS WebApp.
Harvard Heroes, Harvard's premier University-wide recognition program, celebrates the accomplishments of Harvard staff whose work supports the mission of Harvard at the highest levels of contribution, impact and excellence. Congratulations to Melissa Bergsten and Sheryl Dickey of HLS who were named Harvard Heroes for 2019!
The annual Career Connections across Harvard networking event for Harvard staff is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5 from 12:00-3:00 in WCC Milstein Conference Center. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with representatives from different schools and units around the University to explore other areas of work at Harvard and expand professional networks.
The Dean’s Award for Excellence recognizes staff members who embody both the letter and spirit of excellence within the HLS community. Join us in celebrating our HLS colleagues who are receiving the awards this year!
As part of Harvard’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus school, join Charlotte Leib, Curatorial Graduate Student Intern at the Harvard Art Museums, for a walking tour of HLS’s Bauhaus-built spaces.
Need a new photo for your website, LinkedIn account or elsewhere? Then mark this down in your calendar! On Tuesday, May 14, photographer Martha Stewart will be taking pictures of HLS faculty and staff who would like a professional quality photograph (for Connections, LinkedIn or other purposes), free of charge.
Beginning Friday, May 10th at 10:00 PM through Monday, May 13th at 7:00 AM, Verizon will complete scheduled maintenance on the Harvard VoIP system. At the same time, the VoIP phone directory will be replaced.