Wellesley residents Burton and Gloria Rose recently presented Hebrew SeniorLife with a $1 million gift to support its Nursing Career Development Program, which allows certified nursing assistants who work for Hebrew SeniorLife to become licensed practical nurses…
Two Boston teaching hospitals are stepping up research into cardiovascular disease in separate programs that illustrate the deepening collaboration between academic medical centers and the biopharmaceutical industry.
Pandemic influenza vaccine is getting much easier to find but more than half of American adults say they still don't want it, and one-third of parents say they don't want their children to get it either, according to two surveys.
Medical sociologist Mark G. Field, a specialist in Soviet health systems, uses a final Harvard seminar to recall a 20th century life in war, Cold War, peace, and scholarship.
Dr. Barton is one of 68 students enrolled in Harvard Business School's Managing Health Care Delivery, a $22,000 non-degree program that launched in October and consists of three one-week courses spread out over nine months.
There’s not much downtime in Dr. Atul Gawande’s days. In between cases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the 44-year-old surgeon researches articles for The New Yorker magazine and his best-selling books, but sits down for a little Q&A with the Boston Globe.
Harvard University President Drew Faust today (Dec. 21) announced the formation of a University-wide advisory committee on the arts, the Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA).
Felice Frankel, a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Research Associate in Harvard Medical School's systems biology department ...
It seemed as if the banks and other firms got a $700 billion bonanza and the American taxpayer got the shaft. But along came this straight-shooting Harvard professor to oversee the bailout, someone who pledged to look out for the middle class and brought a sense of sanity to the economic crisis. For this we give her our top honors this year.
It was nearing 2 a.m. on a spring night in 1990, and 24-year-old Diane Paulus was unwinding with a group of young actors who, like her, had just completed a round of acting classes with the legendary director Mike Nichols.
No. 1-ranked Harvard women’s squash team heads to India over break to give clinics, sample culture.
Jennifer Leaning, a public health expert with extensive field experience in human rights crises, has been named director of the University’s François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).
Scientists come up with method to track neurons as they interact with each other.
In 2007, Harvard University pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, inclusive of growth, 30 percent by 2016, with 2006 as the baseline year. University-wide, GHG reductions are around 5 percent so far, including growth. The reductions are due to changes in Harvard’s energy supply and to activities and projects at Schools and units.
Harvard researchers report having discovered a family of naturally occurring antiviral agents in human cells, a finding that may lead to better ways to ...
The infamous Massachusetts controversy on the conviction and execution of Italian anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti gets fresh eyes as Moshik Temkin examines how the polarizing murder case led to contemporary repercussions.
Jacqueline Olds and Richard S. Schwartz hold a microscope to loneliness, in part a symptom of our chaotic contemporary lifestyles, revealing the widespread effects of our disconnection and a culture that romanticizes autonomy.
Rumors affect political outcomes, tarnish reputations, even ruin lives. Cass R. Sunstein delivers this treatise on how misinformation is easily accepted and rapidly spread, and how, in the Internet age, some stories can’t be undone.
Western poet Katie Peterson, a Radcliffe Fellow, shares her sense of desert life on a vast canvas with startling intimacy.
At Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, more than 30 scholars gather for three to 10 months to pursue their studies on the Italian Renaissance: its music, history, economics, science, politics, and art.
Harvard scientists have used light and genetic trickery to trace out neurons’ ability to excite or inhibit one another, literally shedding new light on the ...
A novice poet learns her craft by presenting her work in front of open-mic audiences at Adams House.
Helen Shenton, the head of collection care for the British Library, has been appointed deputy director of the Harvard University Library.
Gary Alpert, entomology officer for Environmental Health and Safety, helps to manage pests and environmental standards at Harvard, but in his free time he’s an ant biologist.
Harvard lecturer David Malan’s introductory computer-programming class spawns an array of imaginative new applications, reflected in the annual CS 50 Fair.
The Harvard Office of Technology Development’s Accelerator Fund helps researchers advance their work to the point where it’s attractive to private industry.
Harvard’s newest tenured economics professor tries to craft policy solutions that match the ways that we behave.
Faculty, students, and staff convened in the Northwest Science Building in Cambridge on Dec. 1 to dedicate the Jeremy R. Knowles Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory, a gift from C. Kevin Landry ’66 and his wife, Barrie.
The Theodore H. Ashford Graduate Fellowships in the Sciences and the Theodore H. Ashford Dissertation Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences have supported 26 students in fields ranging from biophysics to film and visual studies.
English professor Elisa New found her great-grandfather’s cane, and that spawned a twisting journey to find her family history, now relayed in a book.
Harvard Business School exhibit examines "Bubbles, Panics, and Crashes: A Century of Financial Crises, 1830s-1930s."
Harvard-assisted SmartTALK evening at Dorchester school helps students to develop homework skills, with family participation.
Julie Peters, the inaugural Byron and Anita Wien Professor, focuses on artistic cultural history, as well as the literary works themselves.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded 11 Harvard faculty members the distinction of being named an AAAS Fellow on Dec. 17.
Greenhouse gas emissions drop 10 percent as Harvard eyes 2016 goal.
A.R.T. leads effort to keep Shakespeare’s plays relevant for modern times, with its primary mission what his likely was: to lure audiences into the theater.
The Harvard Ceramics Program turns 40 this year and says goodbye to its longtime director Nancy Selvage.
For the January Experience, Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is offering students two opportunities to “dig in.”
Dell H. Hymes, 82, an influential linguistic anthropologist and folklorist who taught at Harvard from 1955 to 1960, died in Charlottesville, Va., on Nov. 13.
Angus Burgin, who received A.B, M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard, is among eight individuals who have been awarded fellowships as part of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Visiting Scholars Program for 2009-10.
Freshman forward Kaitlin Spurling of the Harvard women’s hockey team was named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week on Dec. 15 after netting the game-winning goal in the second period of the Crimson’s 2-1 victory over UConn.
Harvard University and the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) recently announced an agreement (Dec. 10) to advance modern Korean scholarship at the University.
Jeremy Lin ’10 was named Ivy Player of the Week for the third time this season.
John E. Dowling, the Gordon and Llura Gund Professor of Neurosciences at Harvard, was awarded the Glenn A. Fry Medal in Physiological Optics during a ceremony at the Great Lakes Vision Research Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 21.
Predoctoral training slots are available for the spring 2010 term on the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) training grant “Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Biodefense.” HSPH students from all departments are encouraged to apply.
The Harvard School of Public Health’s (HSPH) Center for Health Communication honored The New York Times at a luncheon event at the Harvard Club of New York City on Dec. 4 for “distinguished journalism in public health.”
Longtime supporters of Harvard College financial aid, Gerald R. (Jerry) Jordan Jr. and his family established the Gerald Jordan Family Scholarship in 1995-96 to ensure that undergraduate students in need of financial support are able to attend the College.
Twenty-one foreign scholars and professionals from Harvard have been named Fulbright Scholar Program grant recipients for 2009-10.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on May 19, 2009, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Alastair Graham Walter Cameron, Donald H. Menzel Professor of Astrophysics, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Alastair Cameron’s theory is now the accepted one for the origin of the Moon.