Dunster House opened its doors Saturday as students moved in for the first time since its renewal. It took 400 workers more than a year to complete Dunster’s 183,060 square feet of updates and additions.
They can’t take out the trash or do the dishes, but a recent Harvard Medical School study suggests that dogs — including those living with their owners in Harvard’s Houses — can have a very healthy influence on their fellow residents.
By Sue McGreevey, MGH Communications |January 21, 2011 |
Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital find that participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress.