When questioned closely by psychologists from Harvard University about their feelings, victims of childhood sexual abuse revealed some surprising impressions.
Today, 2,056 applicants were invited to join Harvard College’s Class of 2021.
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.
Ganmaa Davaasambuu is a physician (Mongolia), a Ph.D. in environmental health (Japan), a fellow (Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study), and a working ...
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.
Stabbing back pain or the aches of arthritis send some people to bed in misery while the same distress seems easily tolerated by others.
Harvard University today announced the results of the annual elections of new members to the Board of Overseers and of the Harvard Alumni Association Elected Directors.
Do animals think?
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.
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.
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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.
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.
William F. Lee, A.B. ’72, a Boston-based intellectual property expert and former Harvard Overseer who leads one of the nation’s most prominent law firms, has been elected to become the newest member of the Harvard Corporation, the University announced today (April 11).
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 ...
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.
David Rubenstein will become a member of the Harvard Corporation next year.
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.
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.
Fewer college-educated women are keeping their maiden names at the altar, according to a Harvard study.
At Harvard, the percentages of women and minorities on the faculty have reached new highs, study says.
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 has filed its Institutional Master Plan Notification Form with the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Science and Engineering Complex in Allston.
At Harvard’s Safra Center, which just celebrated its 30th anniversary, a student intern learns about ethics, and the evolving issues that surround them.
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.
I was all set to give a speech today entitled, "American Jihad." But after receiving several complaints, I've decided instead to give a less controversial ...
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 ...
Lester Esser has an unusual woodworking project this winter. Hes building a new bed of nails.
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.
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 ...
Harvard President Drew Faust has convened a University-wide task force to examine issues of inclusion and belonging on Harvard’s increasingly diverse campus. The co-chairs discuss the task ahead.
HUH 2017–2018 market rents will increase 3 percent on average across the 3,000-unit portfolio relative to last year’s rents, although within the portfolio rents on some units have been adjusted up or down based on current market conditions.
Shirley M. Tilghman, president emerita and professor of molecular biology and public affairs at Princeton University, will become the newest member of the Harvard Corporation.
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.
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?
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences April 12, 2005, the following Minute was placed upon the records.
Paul J. Finnegan, a member of the Harvard Corporation, will become treasurer of the University in July. He will succeed James F. Rothenberg, who will stay on as a member of the Corporation.
Harvard University announced today that its endowment posted a 5.8 percent return and was valued at $37.6 billion, an all-time high, for the fiscal year that ended June 30.
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.
Julio Frenk, dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will become the next president of the University of Miami, it was announced today. Frenk, the T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development (a joint appointment with the Harvard Kennedy School), will step down at the end of August and assume his new role on Sept 1.
A new arts concentration will offer classes this fall, and students will be able to declare the concentration officially in December.
A look back at some of the Gazette’s most popular stories of 2016.
Researchers at Harvard University and University College London have developed diagnostic tests for prosopagnosia, a socially disabling inability to ...
Harvard President Drew Faust and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith today announced a sweeping overhaul of financial aid policies designed to make Harvard College more affordable for families across the income spectrum through major enhancements to grant aid, the elimination of student loans, and the removal of home equity from financial aid calculations.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) on Oct. 17 unanimously approved Harvard’s 10-year development plan in Allston, giving the initial green light to seven new building projects and two major renovations.
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.
Three Harvard scholars offered their thoughts on what it means to lead a good life in today’s complex world in advance of a London talk sponsored by the Harvard Alumni Association.
Sarah Billmeier got off to a good start in competitive skiing, winning a gold medal in a world championship race in France at age 14. By the time she was 25, she was a six-time world champion and had won 13 Olympic medals. In 2002, she put aside her skis to enter Harvard Medical School. Today (June 8), four days before her 29th birthday, she becomes Sarah Billmeier, M.D., with the intent of specializing in surgery.