Megan Diamond took a few years to decide on a path in public health. After working overseas investigating health in Africa, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health graduate is looking forward to continuing her work in global health.
Saheela Ibraheem has always been ahead of her time and is graduating from Harvard College this spring at just 20, a neurobiology concentrator who is looking forward to pursuing a career in academia.
Afamefuna Nduaguba, a Nigerian immigrant, overcame early struggles at Roxbury Community College to gain a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and now an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
At Harvard’s 10th annual Plant Biology Symposium, climate expert Chris Field talked about the need to evaluate environmental risks in the coming decades even as many people work to reduce climate-warming emissions.
Sixteen Harvard engineering students spent the last few months researching, designing, and building a better barbecue smoker. They presented their findings — and some tasty brisket — to guests during the final class presentation.
Rudolph Tanzi of Harvard Medical School, recently named to Time’s list of the most influential people in the world, talks about the promising future of Alzheimer’s research.
Lara Phillips, a Harvard Medical School instructor in emergency medicine, was in Nepal during the April 25 earthquake that devastated Kathmandu and other areas. She and colleagues have traveled from the high-mountain clinic where they worked to offer assistance.
State wildlife biologists installed a peregrine falcon nesting platform high on Memorial Hall’s tower.
Renee Salas, a Wilderness Medicine Fellow from Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School instructor in emergency medicine, was working at a remote clinic near the Mount Everest Base Camp when Saturday’s earthquake struck Nepal. She shared her experience with the Gazette.
With Nepal struggling to grasp the enormous calamity caused by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck north of Kathmandu Saturday, Harvard is mobilizing to help with technical and medical assistance and reaching out to faculty, staff, and students visiting the region.
Nobel laureate and astrophysicist Brian Schmidt returns to Harvard this week to deliver the Morris Loeb and David M. Lee Lectures in Physics. Schmidt will discuss his discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, as well as the SkyMapper survey of the southern skies and the first stars that emerged after the universe’s dark ages.
Finance ministers from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Southeast Asia gathered at Harvard Art Museums on April 21 to discuss links between health care and economic performance.
Harvard faculty members from several disciplines gathered to share thoughts about their work at the 2013 Kumbh Mela religious festival in India.
Experts on energy, the environment, and climate change gathered at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre Monday to discuss how governments and universities can help meet the challenge.
Unilever CEO Paul Polman outlined the multinational corporation’s commitment to environmental sustainability during a talk at Harvard Business School’s Spangler Center on April 10 as part of Climate Week events at Harvard.
Physicist Amory Lovins outlined a path to a clean-energy future in the United States during a talk at the Kennedy School.
Generations of concentrators in Environmental Science and Public Policy returned to Harvard for the first reunion involving the more than 20-year-old concentration.
Harvard’s Center for Health Communication last week arranged a media briefing at the Massachusetts State House on distracted driving, a problem that takes some 3,000 lives a year in the United States. The Gazette spoke to center director Jay Winsten about the problem.
Harvard biologist Elizabeth Wolkovich is studying wine grape phenology and changes that might be needed in a warming world.
The Harvard University Center for the Environment is sponsoring Climate Week, featuring breakfasts with scientists working on the problems along with a variety of climate-centered activities, from talks by prominent scientists to poetry readings to informal gatherings.
New research from Harvard and MIT shows that different cognitive skills peak at different times in lifespan.
The Gazette asked Henry Lee, an authority on electric cars and the Jassim M. Jaidah Family Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program at the Belfer Center, about the opportunity for the Postal Service to improve its environmental footprint — and perhaps spark broader automotive changes — through a more fuel-efficient replacement for the current model, which gets roughly 9 miles per gallon.
Sculptor Kim Bernard, known for her spinning, swaying, bouncing, moving creations, is artist-in-residence in the Physics Department.
The shale gas boom, which has transformed domestic and global energy markets, is still in its infancy, according to the chair of Harvard’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Professor John McDonough looks at the latest Supreme Court challenge to Obama’s signature health care reform law, being argued in court this week.
Dutch sociologist Abram de Swaan spoke with the Gazette about his new book, “The Killing Compartments,” ahead of a lecture at the Center for European Studies.
A pair of Harvard seniors, aided by Harvard’s innovation environment, have launched a company that helps people make sense of Congress by gathering in one place diverse information on representatives, districts, bills, and legislative proceedings.
Anti-malaria efforts have made progress in recent years, but authorities have to keep up the pressure if they are to defeat an illness that is not only ancient, but resilient, speakers at Harvard said.
Harvard Professor Walter Willett underlined the distinction between dietary and blood cholesterol, and stressed whole foods rather than any single nutrient as key to a healthy diet.
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital Professor Emery N. Brown, who also holds appointments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was named to the National Academy of Engineering in early February.
Harvard psychiatrist Jacqueline Olds offers some tips for coping with the snow and the dark days of winter.
Escaped slave and abolitionist Lewis Hayden’s work goes on, through the students who receive the scholarship established in his name at Harvard Medical School.
Harvard and Brazilian students spent 10 days visiting sustainability-related sites around São Paulo as part of a field course sponsored by Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and the University of São Paulo.
Dyann Wirth, chair of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, discusses what’s behind the resurgence of measles in the United States.
Growing evidence points to a role for volcanoes in dinosaur extinction, said planetary scientist Mark Richards in a Harvard lecture.
For doctoral student Sarah Rugheimer, the study of atmosphere holds deep promise in the search for extrasolar life.
A southpaw science writer comes to terms with research on handedness by the Kennedy School’s Joshua Goodman.
It is often said that the modern era began in the death and devastation of World War I, but Harvard President Drew Faust said during a speech at the University of Cambridge that such destruction started in the American Civil War.
Harvard researchers are pushing for a closer look at links between green spaces and health in cities.
The Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Fellowship Program for Scholars in Medicine provides support for junior faculty amid life’s crunch time, when demanding research labs, children at home, and other duties all clamor for attention.
Bill Lee reflects on his first six months as senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation, and on challenges and opportunities facing the University in the months and years to come.
With Harvard’s Vivek Murthy confirmed as the next surgeon general, health experts shared their views on areas where his focus and influence are most needed.
Harvard physicists look toward new frontiers as they anticipate the restart of the Large Hadron Collider and their ATLAS experiment in spring 2015.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics scientist Jonathan McDowell answers questions on the Orion test run and prospects for getting to Mars.
Harvard’s Ernst Mayr Library is involved in a collaborative effort to digitize the handwritten journals of ornithologist William Brewster. The collaboration uses crowdsourcing for the transcription and video games as a way to check the work’s accuracy.
Nobel winner Steven Weinberg brought his thoughts on a “theory of everything” to the Physics Department’s Lee Historical Lecture.
Geneticists David Reich and Nick Patterson detailed recent work on human migrations that led to the populations of today’s Europe.
Robert McDonald, new U.S. secretary of veterans affairs, detailed initial progress in reforming the department, which has been scarred by revelations of mismanagement and lengthy, perhaps life-threatening, waits for veterans needing care.
The recipient of a bilateral arm transplant and his surgeons appeared at a news conference on Tuesday to thank the donor’s family and to discuss the procedure.
Vaughan Rees of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shares his thoughts on the intense debate in Westminster over a push to ban tobacco sales. The ban was defeated, but the battle is not yet over.