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 ...
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, ...
Of the millions of animals on Earth, including the relative handful that are considered the most intelligent — including apes, whales, crows, and owls ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
The Chicago Tribune has won the Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers for “Clout Goes to College,” its evenhanded and thorough investigation of improper influence peddling in the admissions process at the University of Illinois.
David Fanning, executive producer of “Frontline,” will be recognized for his distinguished broadcast journalism career by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy on March 23 at the Harvard Kennedy School.
In a new study, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health find that replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated ones is likely to help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Although for nearly 60 years people have been urged to decrease their consumption of saturated fats to prevent heart disease, there has been surprisingly little scientific evidence that doing so actually decreases the risk of coronary heart disease events
In his last collegiate match, Crimson wrestler J.P. O’Connor capped off a dominant season and career at Harvard by taking the 157-pound national title at the NCAA Championships in Omaha, Neb., on March 20.
Harvard will start gardens for growing food in April, with students taking a lead role.
Podcast interview on health care reform with Regina Herzlinger, the Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.
The general theory of cancer development holds that malignancies occur because of the presence of certain genetic elements within the ...
Intellectual inquiry and practical action were both on rich display at “Harvard and China: A Research Symposium,” a series of lectures, panels, and break out sessions held to mark the official opening of the Harvard Center Shanghai on March 18.
Harvard wrestlers Louis Caputo ’10, J.P. O’Connor ’10, and Steven Keith ’13 travel to Omaha, Neb., to compete at this year’s NCAA Wrestling Championships.
Cailtin Sarubbi is on leave from her freshman year at Harvard to race on the U.S. Ski Team at the 2010 Paralympics.
As President Drew Faust becomes the eighth Harvard president to visit Japan, faculty members are sending back dispatches about cultural and historical aspects of her visit.
Harvard College will increase financial aid for undergraduates by 9 percent, to a record $158 million, for the upcoming 2010-11 academic year.
Scientists affiliated with Harvard Medical School say they've developed a laboratory technique that improves on traditional methods of screening potential anti-cancer drugs.
Count Harvard computer experts among those who responded swiftly to the deadly earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, throwing their expertise behind an effort to ...
Andover-Harvard Theological Library nears completion of major project to digitize Holocaust-related archives.
History professor Caroline Elkins, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her book outlining British colonial abuses during Kenya’s Mau Mau uprising, is working to build ties with Kenyan institutions.
Husband-and-wife filmmakers chronicle a dying way of life and humanity with their new film “Sweetgrass.”
As a global university, Harvard not only attracts students and faculty from around the world, it sends them out, to teach and work, extending Harvard’s influence far beyond its local boundaries.
A new firearms research database launched by the Harvard School of Public Health makes scholarly articles about the topic more accessible to reporters, law enforcement agents, public health officials, policymakers, and the public.
Three Harvard Law School students have been awarded prizes for outstanding written work.
The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development and its sister organization, the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona, were presented with the Public Sector Leadership Award by the National Congress of American Indians on March 1 in Washington, D.C.
Out of 890 applications nationwide, six individuals from Harvard have been awarded 2010 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships.
Michael Shinagel, dean of the Harvard University Extension School, has won the 2009 Frandson Award for Literature, given annually by the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), for his book “The Gates Unbarred: A History of University Extension at Harvard, 1910-2009.”
The Harvard women’s hockey team couldn’t hold back surging Cornell.