A postdoctoral fellow has launched a citizen-science project that aims to digitize thousands of pages of detailed observations on the life cycles of African trees.
Learning how to connect with your audience, young or old, is a key tenet at the A.R.T. Institute, where careers in acting, dramaturgy, and voice training take shape.
Jene Golovchenko and John Johnson are the 2015 winners of the Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching.
A look back at some of the Gazette’s best stories of 2015.
A look at notable work by Harvard authors in 2015 wouldn’t be complete without their own best reads of the year.
Matt Andrews, an associate professor of public policy at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, discusses the ongoing corruption scandal under now-disgraced FIFA President Sepp Blatter, and how to begin to clean up the sport.
As rhetoric against Muslims rises across the nation, members of the Harvard community increasingly are pondering how to safeguard and support the rights of all.
A multicomponent, microfluidic small airway-on-a-chip model provides new opportunities to study human lung inflammatory disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, and to test preclinical drug candidates outside the human body.
Some Airbnb hosts discriminate on the basis of race, suggests a study by researchers at Harvard Business School.
Scientists identify a molecular key that helps cells maintain identity and prevents the conversion of adult cells into induced pluripotent stem cells — a process that would require a cell to “forget” its identity before assuming a new one.
Panelists in a Harvard Chan School forum examined how the Paris climate agreement might affect human health.
For the English Department’s Gwen Urdang-Brown, crossword puzzles have always been a family affair. The first crossword puzzle appeared in the New York World newspaper on Dec. 21, 1913. (Dec. 21 is now recognized as Crossword Puzzle Day.)
Charles Follen (1796-1840), 10-year Harvard professor, is remembered for bringing holiday tradition from Germany
The constellations of stained-glass windows that grace Memorial Hall create a magical feeling above the building’s halls as they transform the space into a veritable museum of American stained glass, with a variety of designers, manufacturers, and techniques on display.
Ash Center senior research fellow Charles Chieppo weighs in on how to begin to fix the troubled MBTA, and assesses the reforms thus far.
Vince Guaraldi’s quintessential holiday soundtrack, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” made an indelible mark on many, including Harvard Law School faculty assistant Brad Conner.
Harvard Business School social psychologist Amy Cuddy explains how tapping into our inner strength can help us make the most of life’s big challenges.
Using a visual test that is known to prompt different reactions in autistic and normal brains, Harvard researchers have shown that those differences were associated with a breakdown in the signaling pathway used by one of the brain’s chief inhibitory neurotransmitters.
Harvard Quincy House residents Rebecca Panovka and Bianca Mulaney were recently selected to receive Marshall Scholarships. They will be joined in the United Kingdom by Yen Pham ’15-’16, who recently received a Rhodes Scholarship in her native Australia.
A study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital offers a new view of how cancer cells extend their reach, co-opting and transforming normal cells through “metastatic hijacking.” The researchers also found that in preclinical models, pharmacological intervention can prevent this from occurring.
In a new study, the Wyss Institute’s human-gut-on-a-chip technology is used to co-culture gut microbiome and human intestinal cells, which could spur innovation of novel therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases.
Harvard researchers examined the nation’s registry, where oil and gas production companies disclose the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing, and found that they do it less than in the past.
The Center for Wellness at Harvard University Health Services sponsors a range of meditation options for students.
Three Harvard professors and scientists have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.
The Paris agreement to fight climate change greatly expands the international commitment to the cause, Harvard Professor Stavins says.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad has been named professor of history, race, and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and appointed the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. He will begin at Harvard on July 1.
The need for continuous rigorous and relevant climate science will be more important than ever. With that framing, a group of scholars on Wednesday shared their ideas for improving the process by which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) carries out its research agenda, at a side panel at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris.
The private sector — from large corporations to small businesses — will undoubtedly be impacted by whatever international agreement emerges from the U.N. Climate Change Conference taking place in Paris, but opinions vary as to how burdensome and costly those impacts will be.
Harvard psychiatrist Ronald Schouten answers questions on the San Bernardino attack and the psychology behind both terrorism and the fear it spreads.
Mexican journalist Jacinto Rodriguez spent more than a decade examining documents at the National Archive of Mexico. Now he’s reviewing documents at the Houghton Library, looking for clues to the relationship between intellectuals and power in Mexico in the 1960s and ’70s.
Harvard scientists are helping launch a new initiative to foster collaboration among scientists working at the intersection of the environment and health.
Harvard College admits 918 under Early Action program to the Class of 2020.
Harvard physicist Federico Capasso is the co-recipient of the 2015 Rumford Prize, awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He shares the prize with Alfred Cho in recognition of their contributions to the field of laser technology.
On Dec. 9 the members of the Faculty Council heard a proposal to create a joint program in jazz with the Berklee College of Music.
New book by Roberto Gonzales, an assistant professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education, says undocumented young adults are at risk of becoming a disenfranchised underclass.
For the students, staff, and faculty at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, wearing black is an announcement of their craft. But increasingly, color has found its way back into vogue.
Cass Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, is writing a book about lessons that can be drawn from the box-office phenomenon "Star Wars."
Harvard’s Midyear Graduates Recognition Ceremony pays tribute to more than 100 seniors.
Harvard's Advanced Leadership Initiative helps professionals transition to new careers aimed at solving societal problems.
A Harvard study links chemicals used in flavored electronic cigarettes to cases of severe respiratory disease.
Inaugural study shows that Harvard alumni worldwide create vast businesses and nonprofit organizations, accounting for millions of jobs, economic impact, and volunteering success.
Scholars gathered at Harvard’s Observatory of the Spanish Language to ponder how Spanish can continue thriving as the second-most-common language in the United States.
Principal for a Day program allows local leaders, including Harvard Vice President Paul Andrew, to see the changes that have occurred in the way students learn. Andrew visited Thomas Edison K-8 School in Brighton.
“But I Don’t See Color! Consequences of Racial Color-Blindness,” was the topic of a talk by John Dovidio, the Carl Iver Hovland Professor of Psychology at Yale University. The discussion was part of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Diversity Dialogue series.
The inaugural Official Harvard Military History Tours in November brought together 50 veterans who toured the many landmarks significant to Harvard’s distinguished military past.
Shirley M. Tilghman, president emerita and professor of molecular biology and public affairs at Princeton University, will become the newest member of the Harvard Corporation.
A side-event panel titled “Dialogue on the Comparison of Climate Change Policies” on Friday at the Conference of the Parties (COP21) featured Robert Stavins, faculty director of the Harvard Project and Harvard Project Manager Robert Stowe.
In a question-and-answer session, two Harvard deans sat down with the Gazette late last week to talk about the impending change to the House master title that was announced at the Dec. 1 faculty meeting, and to give the thinking behind the switch.
In the yearly cycle of a Harvard student, before the comfort of the festive year-end season, comes the stress of finals season. This weekend, as the community braces to clear that last hurdle, the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College offer the perfect antidote: their annual Christmas Concerts.
Through the prism of St. Louis and Ferguson, a panel on Civil Rights discussed how the movement has evolved, and where common ground remains.