A memorial service for James Q. Wilson, former Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government at Harvard, will be held on April 13, at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Church, Harvard Yard. Reception to follow.
Michael R. Bloomberg, M.B.A. ’66, an entrepreneur who built an information technology company into a global news and financial information service and served three terms as mayor of New York City, will be the principal speaker at the Afternoon Exercises of Harvard’s 363rd Commencement.
Researchers at the Broad Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital, both Harvard affiliates, have identified mutations in a gene that can reduce the risk of individuals developing type 2 diabetes. If a drug can be developed that mimics the protective effect of these mutations, it could open up new ways of preventing this devastating disease.
New Harvard research points to a sharper method for evaluating basketball players.
A symposium on data visualization brought together experts from campus and beyond to show how technology in the arts, sciences, and humanities is helping people think in new ways.
A Harvard research team led by Kevin Kit Parker, a Harvard Stem Cell Institute principal faculty member, has identified a set of 64 crucial parameters by which to judge stem cell-derived cardiac myocytes, making it possible for scientists and pharmaceutical companies to quantitatively judge and compare the value of stem cells.
A Harvard School of Public Health study has found that new federal standards launched in 2012 that require schools to offer healthier meals have led to more fruit and vegetable consumption. This contradicts criticisms that the new standards have increased food waste.
Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Knafel Center (formerly Radcliffe Gymnasium), 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, CA 02138
Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369 at HKS