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Laboratory at Harvard Annual Fall Celebration When: Fri 9/23, 6:00-9:00 PM Where: Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St., Lower Level What: This year's exhibition and celebration will highlight an original film by South African artist William Kentridge developed for the 10th experimental exhibition at Le Laboratoire in a collaboration with Joseph Pellegrino University Professor Peter Galison, and various design projects by talented students from Harvard University and around the world. Partners In Health 18th Annual Thomas J. White Symposium When: Sat 9/24, 3:00PM Where: Sanders Theatre What: This year's symposium will highlight the importance of partnerships in sustaining PIH's life-saving work and building the movement for global health and social justice. PIH will also honor its longtime and devoted partner, Thomas J. White, who passed away this January. Join PIH leadership, site representatives, and emerging leaders to reflect on the many other partners who have followed Tom's example, making it possible for PIH to deepen its commitment to the world's poorest communities. Concert by the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma When: Tue 9/27, 6:00-8:30 PM Where: New College Theatre, 12 Holyoke Street, Cambridge MA What: The concert begins at 7 p.m. A pre-concert talk for concert ticket holders begins at 6 p.m., when Yo-Yo Ma, Silk Road Project artistic director, and Homi Bhabha, director of the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, will speak about neighborliness and the arts. Tickets are free, but most be obtained prior to performance. 09.22.11 • The Harvard Independent

Falling into Place  

The Indy is falling back into the swing of things.

Falling into Place  

The Indy is falling back into the swing of things.