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We moved!

January 12, 2018

The Bok Center's Learning Lab and other Science Center staff have moved to 50 Church Street, 3rd floor. Come visit us here! 

We ask that all members of the Bok community pay close attention to the locations listed for programs in the upcoming semester.  We will be using space at the Science Center, 50 Church Street and 125 Mount Auburn Street.... Read more about We moved!

Measuring an Education

Measuring an Education

October 23, 2017

In the November 2017 issue of Harvard Magazine, Harvard President Drew Faust reflects on the ways that we measure and evaluate the success (and value) of a Harvard education, and highlights the Bok Center's efforts to innovate undergraduate pedagogy:... Read more about Measuring an Education

Innovative teaching is recognized

Innovative Teaching Recognized

March 29, 2017

Congratulations to Learning Lab faculty partner Elena Kramer on receiving the 2016 Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching! Over the past two years, Kramer worked with Bok Center Media, Literacy, and Visualization Fellows Morgan Furze and Claire Meaders to develop creative assignments for her course.... Read more about Innovative Teaching Recognized

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

May 1, 2016

Zach Nowak, a Bok Center Departmental Teaching Fellow, brought the canned meat product Spam to the first day of section for a course on American food history.

Spam, first created in the United States in the late 1930s and used to fuel troops during the Second World War, has since fallen out of favor, going the way of ersatz coffee as a food most people would probably rather avoid if given the choice. Today, Spam often conjures up associations of tastelessness and poor quality rivaled only, perhaps, by Dickensian gruel.

It came as no surprise to Nowak, then...

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