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HCL Takes Part in Harvard's 375th

Harvard's 375 Anniversary logo  

This logo connotes designation as a Harvard 375th anniversary event.


October 4, 2011 – A number of HCL events are among those designated as part of Harvard’s yearlong 375th anniversary celebration that begins this October and highlights the University’s rich history and its dedication to teaching, learning, innovation and research. 

A full suite of campus and alumni events are planned, including artistic and cultural events as well as lectures and discussions with Harvard scholars.  Selected along with events from Harvard’s Schools and institutes, those from HCL include:

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Exhibitions in Houghton and Lamont libraries
Readings sponsored by the Woodberry Poetry Room
  • New Directions 75th Anniversary Reading, Susan Howe, Forrest Gander, and Michael Palmer
  • The Morris Gray Lecture: A Reading by Michael Palmer
  • Frolic Architecture: Poetry and Performance by Susan Howe and David Grubbs
  • Latino/A Poetry Now: Rosa Alcalá, Eduardo C. Corral & Aracelis Girmay
A lecture  presented once each term by HCL’s Maps, Media, Data & Government Information unit
  • Expanding the Boundaries of Authorship: Understanding and Supporting Media Assignments and Assessments, which will be announced via various listservs closer to the presentation dates.

The anniversary will officially begin with a Harvard-wide celebration in Tercentenary Theatre on the evening of October 14, and will extend through the end of May 2012.