A diverse and inclusive workplace is good for business, said Eddie Pate, vice president of diversity and inclusion at Avanade Inc., in a dialogue session involving the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Visual and Environmental Studies students visited the Harvard Map Collection to see the spoils of a scavenger hunt for the longest map, the smallest map, and other cartographic treasures.
A new task force report by the American Political Science Association takes a close look at the causes of and cures for political stalemates in Congress.
A final class exhibit at the Harvard Graduate School of Design shows off prototypes of things you might find in the library of the future.
Faculty members share highlights from the reading life.
News of recovery efforts left the headlines in the month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the Philippines. But Harvard College students continue to raise awareness and funds for relief. So far, they have raised $12,000 and hope to continue as the most devastated parts of the Philippines begin the slow, long process of rebuilding.
The 2013 Annual Report of the Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility, a subcommittee of the President and Fellows, will be available upon request on Dec. 19.
A town hall meeting with Boston Mayor-elect Marty Walsh, well-supported by Harvard affiliates, broke into 11 idea-generating sessions on Saturday, focusing on various issues facing the city.
Five species of giant, long-lived Galapagos tortoises are thought to have gone extinct, but recent DNA analysis shows that some may survive on other islands in the archipelago, according to work by Michael Russello, Harvard Hrdy Fellow in Conservation Biology.
Harvard’s Memorial Church has served the community for more than 80 years. More than a beautiful Georgian Revival building, it is a diverse community of students, staff, congregants, and friends.
For the holiday season, the American Repertory Theater is staging “The Light Princess” by George MacDonald, the offbeat story of a girl who, unlike in other fairy tales, saves the prince.
The Harvard Cricket Club has made impressive strides since its revival in 2011, and is aiming for a Final Four finish in national competition over spring break.
Harvard had a role in the creation of a few of the holiday season’s most durable carols and light tunes, including the haunting English words to “O Holy Night.”
A new book by the Harvard China Project examines air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in the world’s largest nation, and uses both science and economics to propose possible solutions.
No explosives or suspicious devices were found following the evacuation and sweep of four Harvard University buildings by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
The Women’s Student Association at HBS finds some effective new ambassadors to negotiate gender issues on campus — men.
A different noise filled the Dunster House dining hall on Dec. 5. The clinking of silverware, scraping of chairs, and chatter of students was replaced by singing and orchestra music from the 42nd Dunster House “Messiah” Sing.
Harvard President Drew Faust, speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Barry’s Corner project in Allston, thanked Boston Mayor Tom Menino for being a “powerful and persistent voice of support” for the city.
Admission notifications have been sent under the Early Action program to 992 prospective members of the Harvard College Class of 2018.
Harvard Forest researchers, together with state officials and representatives of conservation groups, are proposing a Massachusetts forest plan that increases both conservation and logging, while carefully focusing development to conserve as many large tracts as possible.
On most days, around noon, Richard Griffin ’51 makes his way from the Malkin Athletic Center to the café at Dudley House. Griffin was once a Jesuit priest, and Harvard’s Roman Catholic chaplain during the tumultuous years 1968 to 1975, a time of campus antiwar protests and social upheaval.
Take a look at the breadth of religious life at Harvard, where members of the community participate in moments of worship, spirituality, and community ...
From urban wind farms to school gardens and better rice cultivation, a crush of capstone projects presented this week at Harvard Extension School offer strategies for slowing down environmental ills.
Harvard College recognized 111 students who graduated midyear, outside the traditional Commencement cycle.
The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences hosted an annual tradition, a holiday lecture for children on how science works.
The Harvard Graduate School of Design announced Wednesday that John K.F. Irving ’83, M.B.A. ’89, and Anne Irving Oxley have donated $10 million to the School in honor of their father, John E. (Jack) Irving. This leadership gift will kick-start the Graduate School of Design’s campaign efforts.
Though it has been embraced by everyone from advocates for arts education to parents hoping to encourage their kids to stick with piano lessons, two new studies conducted by Harvard researchers show no effect of music training on the cognitive abilities of young children.
The Silk Road Ensemble was back at Harvard for a residency with faculty, students, and crafting new compositions using the Ganges River as inspiration.
With some predicting the demise of the smartphone, Professor Woodward Yang spoke to the Gazette about near and far prospects in personal tech.
Harvard Business School dedicates new core building for executive education.
An associate curator at the Woodberry Poetry Room is also a translator who has brought a Chinese poet’s work to life for a widening audience.
From a “Bad Basketball” fantasy league to software that helps partygoers communicate with DJs, students at Harvard’s introductory computer science course created a wide array of programs on display during the annual fair.
Harvard scientists have devised the first method to measure the push and pull of cells as embryonic tissue develops. The cells’ tiny forces are measured in 3-D tissues and living embryos.
In a new polemic, Harvard Kennedy School Professor Thomas Patterson calls for sweeping changes to the education of journalists and the practice of journalism.
Long, tall, short, and small, the signatures of the famous are housed in many Harvard albums and archives.
A Scholars at Risk panel investigates the universal uses of narrative and the hard-wired human need for storytelling.
Urban planning scholar Judith Grant Long spoke with the Gazette about the impact of hosting a mega-event like the World Cup.
Five Harvard graduate Schools challenged each other in a competition to collect cans and other dry goods for the Greater Boston Food Bank. The result: 1,899 cans and enough money to provide 738 meals.
A new study by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics shows that students grasp the unimaginable emptiness of space more effectively when they use iPads to explore 3-D simulations of the universe, compared with traditional classroom instruction.
Harvard South Africa specialists discuss the legacy of Nelson Mandela and the future of the country he changed.
Professor Annette Gordon-Reed was at the Ed Portal to talk about her scholarship on the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings.
“Trans Arts” was a two-hour panel Wednesday of poets, critics, and performers who in some cases identify with the gender opposite from the bodies into which they were born.
The healthiest diets cost about $1.50 more per day than the least healthy diets, according to new research from Harvard School of Public Health. The finding is based on the most comprehensive examination to date comparing prices of healthy foods and diet patterns against less healthy ones.
Politics and change are the only sure things ahead in the continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to a panel of experts at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Harvard Business School will soon have a new home for executive education with the dedication Monday of Tata Hall.
Brandon Liu has been named one of 36 students nationwide to receive a Marshall Scholarship, which will allow him to study for two years at a university in the United Kingdom.
Irene Pepperberg, best known for her work with an African grey parrot named Alex — whose intelligence was estimated as equal to that of a 6-year-old child — recently relocated her lab to Harvard, where she continues to explore the origins of intelligence by working with birds.
A panel of experts and scholars from a range of fields convened at Harvard Divinity School to explore the role that universities can play in forging interreligious dialogue and peacemaking.
A new national poll of America’s 18- to 29-year-olds by the Institute of Politics finds a solid majority of millennials disapprove of the comprehensive health reform package that the president signed into law in 2010, regardless of whether the law is referred to as the Affordable Care Act (56 percent disapprove) or “Obamacare” (57 percent disapprove).
The results of the latest program for international student assessment tests have been released, and there is both good news and bad news to report for U.S. students.