A look back at some of the Gazette’s most popular stories of 2016.
The Ivy League style of clothiers such as J. Press and the Andover Shop has stood the test of time.
Harvard physicists Cumrun Vafa and Andrew Strominger have been named winners of the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics in recognition of their groundbreaking work in a number of areas, including black hole theory, quantum gravity, and string theory.
Go behind the scenes of the Harvard-Radcliffe Drama Club's production of "Into the Woods"
Harvard’s Office of Technology Development has established a collaborative research agreement with Facebook, which establishes a platform to quickly and easily pursue joint or sponsored research projects with the company.
Harvard’s creative writing program is growing in creativity and size.
Using ultra-fast MRI scans, scientists are able to track rapid oscillations in brain activity that previously would have gone undetected, a development that could open the door to understanding fast-occurring cognitive processes that once appeared off-limits to scientists.
A new study by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center examines the neuroanatomy behind delusional misidentification syndromes.
Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found a topical chemotherapy and an immune-system-activating compound that is able to rapidly clear actinic keratosis lesions from patients participating in a clinical trial.
Lighting designer Jen Schriever talks about her vision for the A.R.T.’s adaptation of the Sarah Waters novel “Fingersmith.”
The Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging, created by President Drew Faust in September, is gathering information through listening sessions and has started subcommittees to examine how to build on Harvard’s commitment to campus diversity and be a university where all feel they belong.
Using the atomic-scale quantum defects in diamonds known as nitrogen-vacancy centers to detect the magnetic field generated by neural signals, scientists working in the lab of Ronald Walsworth, a faculty member in Harvard’s Center for Brain Science and Physics Department, demonstrated a noninvasive technique that can show the activity of neurons.
Tommy Amaker reflects on becoming the Crimson’s winningest men’s basketball coach after his 179th win.
Professor Alex Rehding talks about his research for a book on Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
At this time of year, most Harvard seniors are worrying about job interviews or graduate school applications, but not Dhruva Bhat and Julius Bright Ross. The two seniors will spend the next two years studying in the United Kingdom, Bhat as a Rhodes Scholar and Ross as a Marshall Scholar.
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have made the world’s smallest radio receiver, built out of an assembly of atomic-scale defects in pink diamonds.
Jackie Lender '16, who is the first Harvard Presidential City of Boston Fellow, shares her experience.
On a visit to Harvard, best-selling author Michael Lewis talked about the deep friendship and pioneering collaboration of famed psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, whose work created the field of behavioral economics.
Boston has become a safer place for bicyclists as it has improved its infrastructure, a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health says, with the chances of being injured in a bicycle accident falling 14 percent a year between 2009 and 2012.
Kevin Ryan, a Russia-U.S. security analyst and Belfer Center director of defense and intelligence projects, discusses the conclusion by U.S. intelligence that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and did so in an effort to boost the Republicans.
Four experts gathered at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for a panel concerning the impact of climate change on agriculture and the global food system, with an emphasis on the United States and Africa, and a nod toward what the incoming Trump administration might do about the issue.
Thomas C. Schelling, a major figure in shaping the modern Harvard Kennedy School and a 2005 Nobel Prize winner in economics, died at 95.
A Harvard study has found that women who used ibuprofen or acetaminophen for six years or more were at higher risk of hearing loss than those who used these medications for a year or less.
Students taking part in a new freshman seminar class learn to appreciate the sophistication of Neanderthals by manufacturing their own stone tools from scratch.
In the morning hours before classes start, the Harvard community prepares for the day ahead.
Harvard admissions officials say 938 students have been admitted early to the College to the Class of 2021, as early action thrives as a “new normal” for undergraduate admissions.
Harvard has joined the American Talent Initiative, a coalition of colleges and universities that seeks to attract, enroll, and graduate high-achieving, lower-income students.
Native American potters offer hands-on insights into centuries-year-old artistry.
The Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society premiered Paul Moravec’s composition at a holiday concert.
Students enrolled in the course “Reinventing (and Reimagining) Boston: The Changing American City” examine the city and the many changes it has undergone in recent decades.
To halt the rise of global temperatures, Harvard researchers are looking at solar geoengineering, which would inject light-reflecting sulfate aerosols into the stratosphere to cool the planet.
Harvard philosopher Tommie Shelby talks about his new book, “Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform.”
When someone makes a racially charged comment or joke, how would you respond? Research led by Harvard sociologist Michèle Lamont says your answer may very well depend on the group to which you belong.
Two comparative study of religion concentrators tell what drew them to their field, and how they plan to use their lessons to make a difference.
Ten Harvard students and alumni have been selected to attend Tsinghua University in Beijing as Schwarzman Scholars.
Islamic studies scholar Celene Ibrahim discussed the myths and realities of Muslim Feminism at the year’s second Diversity Dialogue.
The incoming Trump administration could lead the United States to a fresh relationship with Russia, said analysts at a Belfer Center panel discussion.
The journey to graduation can take many twists and turns, and for some, it doesn’t fit neatly into the standard four years.
Harvard University achieves ambitious climate goal set in 2008.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on Dec. 6, 2016, the following Minute was placed upon the records. Professor Richard O’Connell, who ...
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on Dec. 6, 2016, the following Minute was placed upon the records. After the dissident Polish poet ...
A Harvard study shows that although an optimistic outlook may help women live longer, one other possibility is that higher optimism directly impacts our biological systems.
Harvard Divinity School is hosting a symposium for journalists, designed to give them a more nuanced view of religions to prevent bigotry and prejudice.
The Baker Library has mounted a show chronicling the history of the Polaroid Corp. and the career of its avant-garde founder, Edwin H. Land.
Cancer patients have new weapons on their side, provided by targeted drug therapy and, more recently, immune therapy. Now, the recent discovery of large numbers of noncoding RNA that are active in disease provides a new opportunity to both understand and fight cancer, according to Pier Paolo Pandolfi, professor at Harvard Medical School and director of the Cancer Center and Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
“The Chorus Line” documents the process of auditioning for the Harvard University Choir. Those chosen will perform two concerts in December.
Cuban writer and journalist Jorge Olivera is a dissident who was sentenced to prison and eventually released on humanitarian grounds. He’s now a Scholar at Risk hosted by Harvard’s Department of Comparative Literature.
Last year’s Presidential Public Service Fellows spent a summer answering Drew Faust’s questions “What is your responsibility to others? What values guide your work?”
Harvard Medical School geneticist Stephen Elledge won the 2017 Breakthrough Prize for unraveling the mechanism by which cells sense DNA damage and initiate self-repair.
Harvard students from the Digital Literacy Project (DLP) are providing computer science curricula to seven local middle schools this year. The DLP outreach model is unusual because lessons are presented during the school day.