157 stories in March 2010
Elizabeth Warren, head of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, spoke at Harvard Law School about her efforts to establish a consumer financial protection agency.
Women conducting research in the life sciences continue to receive lower levels of compensation than their male counterparts, even at the upper levels of academic and professional accomplishment, according to a study conducted by the Mongan Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital. In their report in the April issue of Academic Medicine, the [...]
In an offbeat attempt at finding common ground, a John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum spotlights Palestinian and Israeli humor.
Art historian Claire Roberts, a Radcliffe Institute fellow, discusses photography in China, and how it was used for varied goals over time.
Major media outlets are this weekend reporting that President Barack Obama has selected Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) professor Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, to head the federal government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the Department of Health and Human Services. The reports have not been confirmed by either the White House [...]
Of the millions of animals on Earth, including the relative handful that are considered the most intelligent — including apes, whales, crows, and owls — only humans experience the severe age-related decline in mental abilities marked by Alzheimer’s disease. To Bruce Yankner, professor of pathology and neurology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), it’s pretty clear [...]
Disorders that result in severe neurological decline, such as Alzheimer’s disease, are not found in other animals, meaning that humans acquired their predisposition to the disease during recent evolution.
Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds, announced the appointment of three House masters: Douglas Melton, Christie McDonald, and Rakesh Khurana.
Performance artist Andrea Fraser discussed some of the inspiration behind her work and her current installation on view at Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, during a discussion at Harvard’s Barker Center.
In a panel discussion celebrating the Harvard Extension School’s centennial, three speakers discuss the moribund economy, offering advice that job seekers plunge ahead and reinvent themselves to prosper in the changed marketplace.
For the second consecutive year, Harvard University will join the city of Boston by turning out the lights for “Earth Hour,” a major community awareness event about climate change, taking place in Boston and cities worldwide.
The diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder has come a long way since the 1970s, with research now showing it is both more common and more treatable than once thought. While early doubters dismissed the condition as a Western phenomenon that arose because researchers pathologized a nonmedical condition, subsequent research identified physiological changes to [...]
The Internet has had a profound effect on clinical practice by providing both physicians and patients with a wealth of information. But with those rewards come risks of incorrect or poorly interpreted information that require that a doctor “never be optional,” warn Harvard physicians Pamela Hartzband and Jerome Groopman, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center [...]
Diane Borger has been named A.R.T. producer and Tiffani Gavin has been named the director of finance and administration at the A.R.T.
Terry Keane, a longtime PTSD researcher and associate chief of staff for research and development at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, says researchers in recent years have learned much about post-traumatic stress, including that it is both more prevalent and more treatable than previously supposed.
As twilight fell over Port-au-Prince that first terrible night after Haiti’s January earthquake, Louise Ivers watched a strange cloud of dust settle over the city. Stirred by buildings collapsing as the late afternoon quake struck, the cloud was pierced only by sound, a rising chorus of screams from across the capital as the toll became apparent.
Earthwatch Institute, a leading international nonprofit environmental group, announces plans to move its headquarters and staff to a Harvard-owned building in Allston. The group hopes to build partnerships with the community and the University.
Earthwatch volunteers join in-the-field scientists to help document environmental conditions.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Earthwatch Institute, a leading international nonprofit environmental organization, will move its world headquarters to the Allston neighborhood of Boston this spring, Harvard University announced today (March 24).
Harvard researchers find that painkillers reduce levels of the female hormone oestrogen in the system which can fuel certain forms of cancer...
Harvard University yesterday launched its own version of iTunes U, on a dedicated portion of iTunes…
Economist Steven Levitt recalled his undergraduate time at Harvard and explored some of his new research during a discussion at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
If a middle-aged or older woman with a normal body mass index wants to maintain her weight over an extended period, she must engage in the equivalent of 60 minutes per day of physical activity at a moderate intensity, according to new findings by Harvard researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). “There is plenty [...]
The Weissman Preservation Center celebrates 10 years of treating and safeguarding rare books, manuscripts, scores, and photos for the Harvard Library system.
Harvard University today launched its own content on iTunes U, a dedicated area within iTunes that allows students, faculty, alumni, and visitors to tap into the University’s wealth of public lectures and educational materials on video and audio.