Harvard’s presidential search committee, comprising the 12 members of the University’s Corporation other than the president along with three members of the Board of Overseers, has announced the membership of the faculty and staff advisory committees for the search.
Today, 2,056 applicants were invited to join Harvard College’s Class of 2021.
When questioned closely by psychologists from Harvard University about their feelings, victims of childhood sexual abuse revealed some surprising impressions.
Do animals think?
Ganmaa Davaasambuu is a physician (Mongolia), a Ph.D. in environmental health (Japan), a fellow (Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study), and a working ...
Darwin's finches are the emblems of evolution. The birds he saw on the Galapagos Islands during his famous voyage around the world in 1831-1836 changed his thinking about the origin of new species and, eventually, that of the world's biologists.
John A. Paulson gives $400 million to Harvard to endow the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the largest donation in the University’s history.
Stabbing back pain or the aches of arthritis send some people to bed in misery while the same distress seems easily tolerated by others.
World War II, with its influx of multiracial colonial volunteers and billeted American troops, was the caldron that created Great Britain as a state in which race became an instrument of policy and a tool of cultural division.
New Harvard Management Company head N.P. Narvekar announced a major reorganization of Harvard’s endowment management arm, including investment strategy shifts, workforce cuts, fresh hires, and changes in how compensation is calculated.
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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200"] Dmitri Petrov examines fruit flies as part of experiments to learn why simple creatures such as amoebas ...
Harvard University and Berklee College of Music announced a dual degree program that will let students earn a bachelor of arts degree at Harvard and a master’s degree at Berklee in five years.
After almost a decade as dean of Harvard Divinity School, William A. Graham plans to step down at the end of this academic year. He will take a year’s leave and then return to teaching.
Is the problem with evolution A) people don't believe in it; B) people believe in it but don't understand it; or C) evolution comes packaged with troubling ...
Oppression, according to Augusto Boal, is when one person is dominated by the monologue of another and has no chance to reply. Boals life is devoted to giving those who are in this one-down position the tools with which to express themselves and discover a way out of their powerlessness.
Harold Amos, the Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Emeritus at Harvard Medical School (HMS), died Feb. 26. He was 84.
Tamara Elliott Rogers, former director of major gifts in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and associate director of University Development, and currently associate dean for advancement and planning at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, will become Harvard University’s next vice president for alumni affairs and development, President Drew Faust announced today (Sept. 7). Rogers will assume her new role on Oct. 1.
Harvard University announced Monday (May 15) that David Rockefeller, a member of the Harvard College Class of 1936 and longtime benefactor, has increased to $25 million his endowment gift to support Harvards Latin American studies center. The new gift of an additional $10 million to the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies will support the centers research, teaching, and publishing activities, and will provide increased funding for undergraduate and graduate students who study Latin America and travel to the region.
A standing-room-only crowd of graduates, professors, and students packed Ames Courtroom last Saturday (May 3) to listen to their distinguished colleagues discuss the experience of women at Harvard Law School (HLS) over the past five decades. The gathering was part of Celebration 50, the Law Schools commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its first female graduates.
Fewer college-educated women are keeping their maiden names at the altar, according to a Harvard study.
President Drew Faust and University faculty explore changing times at Your Harvard event in Minnesota.
At Harvard, the percentages of women and minorities on the faculty have reached new highs, study says.
David Rubenstein will become a member of the Harvard Corporation next year.
He was an Antarctic explorer who never got near the South Pole. A mariner whose ship sank miles from its destination in some of the worlds most hostile seas.
Harvard Corporation member explains where the search for Drew Faust's successor will focus, and how it will work.
On March 31, admission notifications were sent to 1,990 of the record 37,307 who applied for admission to the Harvard College Class of 2019.
This is not the Worcester, Mass Boat Show, is it? I am sorry. I have made a terrible mistake. Ever since I left "Saturday Night Live," I mostly do public ...
Marijuana can be hard on the heart. In the first hour after smoking pot, a persons risk of a heart attack could rise almost five times, according to a ...
Researchers from Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH) found that women currently taking thyroid hormones need to increase their dose early in a pregnancy - on average, by eight weeks gestation - to prevent maternal hypothyroidism and possible harm to the fetus. These findings, which will be published in the July 15 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, provide physicians - including endocrinologists, obstetricians and gynecologists, and primary care physicians - with new evidence that the necessary dosage of thyroid medication increases shortly after conception, and often prior to a womans first obstetrical visit.
Lester Esser has an unusual woodworking project this winter. Hes building a new bed of nails.
A man's testosterone levels drop significantly when he holds an infant. Even holding a baby doll can decrease levels of the male virility hormone.
The Harvard College deanship will be renamed the Danoff Dean of Harvard College, in recognition of the longtime dedication of Ami Kuan Danoff ’84 and William A. Danoff ’82, and their most recent generosity in support of Harvard College and House renewal.
Archaeobotanists have found evidence that the dawn of agriculture may have come with the domestication of fig trees in the Near East some 11,400 years ago, ...
Mark H. says he was abducted by aliens. He clearly remembers awakening one night, unable to move anything but his eyes. He saw flashing lights, heard buzzing sounds, experienced feelings of levitation, and felt electric tingling sensations. Most terrifying were the nonhuman figures he saw by his bed.
Nannerl Keohane, stepping down after 12 years on the Harvard Corporation, offers her thoughts on recent changes to the organization and on the challenges facing Harvard and higher education.
When he was 17 years old, Wolfgang Rueckner did not build a go-cart for the science fair. He decided to build an ion rocket engine instead - the ones that can propel a rocket in the vacuum of space. So, he wrote NASA and they sent him some research papers, and young Wolfgang obtained a huge sewer pipe from the city, sealed it with boilerplates, and somebody gave me a very crude pump, so I pumped it out. Then he boiled mercury in a flask to vaporize it and bombarded it with electrons until it got ionized, and voila! The experiment worked, and it looked memorable, too - that glowing trail of blue ionized mercury vapor processing eerily through the sewer pipe.
One is bound to feel some déjà vu in the wake of the Harvard womens hockey teams recent stumble in the Big Dance. Yet unlike last years showdown, when the University of Minnesota-Duluth pulled off a dramatic 4-3 win in the second overtime, the Crimsons 6-2 loss against the University of Minnesota this past March 28 played out more like a nightmare than a nail-biter.
Marie McBrown was invited to test whether or not hypnosis would help heal the scars from her breast surgery. Marie (not her real name) and 17 other women underwent surgery to reduce their breast size.
Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow announced she will step down at the end of this academic year. With a focus on access to justice, public service, and entrepreneurship, Minow guided the School in new directions to prepare lawyers for challenges and opportunities brought by globalization and a changing legal profession.
Margaret Livingstone found herself in a small room at the Louvre museum in Paris with four self-portraits by Rembrandt. She noticed something strange. The ...
What comes to mind when you think of Halloween? Pumpkins? Witches? Black cats? Five-year-olds in Spiderman masks proffering open shopping bags while their mothers lurk anxiously in the shadows?
Almost 30 years after he dropped out of college, Bill Dodd sat in his office, looked at the pile in his in box, and decided to tackle the task that had been on his agenda the longest.
More than Saddam Hussein, more than Osama bin Laden, Mao Zedong used to terrify people in the West. Absolute leader (or so we thought) of a billion Chinese dressed in identical drab uniforms brandishing their ubiquitous Little Red Books, Mao seemed to embody an implacable anti-individualistic force bent on destroying all that the West stood for and cherished.
Harvard Board of Overseers President Kenji Yoshino reflects on his six-year term on the board, with a look both backward and forward.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences April 12, 2005, the following Minute was placed upon the records.
People tested by Harvard Psychology Professor Stephen Kosslyn and his colleagues have found it difficult to hold a simple image in their minds for more ...
University and Harvard Management Company officials gathered Thursday to mark the anniversary of the latter’s founding, which made Harvard one of the first universities with a specialized organization to oversee its institutional investments.
The Council on Library and Information Resources, through its Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards program, has awarded a grant of $275,795 to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, in collaboration with a Yale partner, to create the Digital Archive of Native American Petitions in Massachusetts.
The opening of the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab in Allston marks the newest addition to the Innovations Labs cluster, which fosters the cross-disciplinary approach to entrepreneurship.
Harvard students and a recent graduate won seven of 32 Rhodes Scholarships awarded to Americans for 2007. The scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England, worth an average of about $45,000 a year. The 32 winners from the United States will join an international group chosen from 13 other nations and jurisdictions, extending from Australia to Zambia, Bermuda to Botswana. This year, Harvard has more Rhodes Scholars than any other school. The scholars will enter Oxford in October.