Todd Rose, lecturer in education, debunks the myth of the "typical" learner in his new book, "The End of Average."
Harvard professor and Weatherhead faculty associate Robert Bates’ book “When Things Fell Apart: State Failure in Late-Century Africa” has been selected for inclusion in the Canto Classics series by Cambridge Univerity Press.
Visiting Professor Verena Andermatt Conley talks about her first venture into romance writing, “Cree.”
A look at notable work by Harvard authors in 2015 wouldn’t be complete without their own best reads of the year.
New book by Roberto Gonzales, an assistant professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education, says undocumented young adults are at risk of becoming a disenfranchised underclass.
Cass Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, is writing a book about lessons that can be drawn from the box-office phenomenon "Star Wars."
Harvard physicist Lisa Randall discusses the research behind her new book, “Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs.”
An émigré physician at Harvard Medical School has written a book about the multitude of anatomy-based English expressions.
Harvard anthropologist Susan Greenhalgh's new book, “Fat-Talk Nation: The Human Costs of America’s War on Fat,” delves deep into the national obsession with thinness.
Unfulfilled as a lawyer, Robin Kelsey took a leap and began a career in photography and teaching. Today he leads Harvard’s Department of History of Art and Architecture.
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The Gazette spoke with six faculty members about the formative books that shaped their lives and even their scholarship. From the quirky to the downright serious, their responses offer a varied and candid look at what resonates.
Author chronicles how a system in which Myanmar’s elephants were made half-captive likely has ensured their survival.
Harvey Cox, the Hollis Research Professor of Divinity Emeritus at the Divinity School, talks about his new book, “How to Read the Bible.”
In 1944, the young and gifted creators of ‘On the Town’ quietly stirred diversity into their groundbreaking musical, Professor Carol Oja recounts in her new book.
In his new book, “The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding,” Professor of Government Eric Nelson focuses on abuses of the British Parliament, rather than the actions of the crown, as the central force behind the Revolution.
Harvard fellow Adam Tanner talks about his new book, “What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data — Lifeblood of Big Business — and the End of Privacy as We Know It.”
A look at what Harvard faculty members will be reading in their downtime this summer.
Three Harvard faculty members divulge an influential book in this installment of Harvard Bound.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Gazette partnered with the Woodberry Poetry Room in selecting a poem fitting of the holiday devoted to love.
Faculty members share highlights from the reading life.
James Wood, Harvard professor and New Yorker critic, talked to the Gazette about his new book, "The Fun Stuff," losing himself in music, and a looser approach to fiction.
A neurologist who teaches at Harvard Medical School ponders love and its complexities in his latest book, “What to Read on Love, Not Sex: Freud, Fiction, and the Articulation of Truth in Modern Psychological Science.”
HBS Professor Clayton Christensen has built a storied career by, as he puts it, telling business leaders not what to think, but how to think about running their companies. In the two years since suffering a stroke, he’s tackled two other equally ambitious tasks: relearning how to speak, and teaching the rest of us how to think about making the best of our lives.
Free-market thinking now pervades most facets of everyday life. In “What Money Can’t Buy,” rock-star lecturer and philosopher Michael Sandel asks readers to consider what they really value — and whether some things shouldn’t come with a price.
We asked several Harvard authors to talk about something different, not what’s in their books but where and how they write them. Here’s what they said.
HBS professor’s experiments and book show the advantages of workplace teams getting together to share responsibility for down time, while keeping productivity high.
Among these recent titles by Harvard writers, there’s something for everyone.
Child psychiatrist Nancy Rappaport follows up her 2009 memoir that explored her mother’s suicide with a user-friendly guide for teachers dealing with behaviorally challenged students.
New book documents a rising movement of likable people with offbeat ideas, who constitute a major influence on the Republican Party in this presidential election.
In his new book, “Guantánamo: An American History,” lecturer Jonathan Hansen uncovers the rich and controversial history of an American empire on the tip of Cuba.
For his new book, Robert Sampson studied the Second City’s ups and downs for 15 years to outline patterns for many modern American cities.
In his new book, noted historian Niall Ferguson sees Europe and America as facing a profound crisis of confidence in what the future holds.
In his new memoir, former Harvard Medical School Dean Joseph Martin recalls a small-town childhood, an attraction to medicine, and the ups and downs of leadership.
English Professor Leah Price focuses on leading authors and the titles they love in “Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books.”
Happiness — how do we get it, how do we keep it, and where does it come from? Distinguished visiting fellow Sissela Bok plumbs the theories of philosophers, neuroscientists, and other specialists, and synthesizes her research into a comprehensive overview of the subject.
Lawrence Lessig, the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law, presents a road map for how to get the U.S. Congress back on track, and examines the issues of campaign financing, corporate lobbying, and other outside monetary interests that derail the government.
In his latest book, psychologist and linguist Steven Pinker cites data to show that the world is becoming far more peaceful than you might have thought.
Professor of the Practice of International Development at Harvard Kennedy School Calestous Juma presents three opportunities that can transform African agriculture: advances in science and technology; the creation of regional markets; and the emergence of entrepreneurial leaders dedicated to the continent's economic improvement.
Edited by three Harvard faculty members, including Dean of Harvard College Evelynn M. Hammonds, and featuring essays by University faculty including Jonathan Losos, Steven Pinker, Werner Sollors, and others, this collection of essays offers insight into contemporary education and issues in academia.
A new book by Rachel St. John unearths the colorful history of the 2,000-mile U.S. border with Mexico.
With illustrations and archaeological context, Barbara Fash, director of the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions Program at the Peabody Museum, discusses the global significance of a Honduran museum dedicated to the ancient Maya stone carvings in Copan.
In this wave-making book, Cogan University Professor Stephen Greenblatt takes into account “On the Nature of Things,” an eerily modern poem by the ancient Roman writer Lucretius, which helped shape the great thinkers of the Renaissance, even if fewer than three copies of the poem were known to exist at the time.
Published to commemorate Harvard’s 375th anniversary, “Explore Harvard,” a collection of contemporary and historical photographs, showcases the myriad intellectual exchanges that make the University a citadel of learning.
Radcliffe fellow Tayari Jones’ new novel, steeped in the South, shows the knotty complexity of families’ lives.
A roundup of recent books by Harvard faculty members.
A handful of authors featured in Harvard Bound over the past year answer the question: What is an essential book for today’s graduates — and why? Here are their suggestions as the newest Harvard degree-holders head out into the world.
In his latest book, prolific Professor Howard Gardner insists that the enduring values of truth, beauty, and goodness remain humanity’s bedrock.
Ernest Bernbaum Research Professor on Literature Leo Damrosch retraces the nine-month journey through America by historian Alexis de Tocqueville, author of “Democracy in America,” who cannily predicted the growing social unrest toward slavery in America.
In this important book, Douglas H. Powell, a clinical instructor in psychology, discusses lifestyle habits and attitudes linked to cognitive aging, and provides evidence-based strategies to minimize mental decline.
Professor of Law Annette Gordon-Reed tackles one of the worst presidents in American history, claiming that his own racism was to blame for his shoddy performance during the Reconstruction era.