Harvard Business School researchers find that to motivate workers more effectively, present higher pay as a gift.
Jazz trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra treated a Sanders Theatre audience to a master class Thursday evening that re-created a pivotal quarter century of jazz innovation.
Harvard Business School Professor Teresa Amabile compares much of work life to running on a treadmill. People try to keep up with the demands of meetings, email, interruptions, deadlines, all while trying to be more productive and creative, she says, yet on many days they seem to make no progress at all, especially in creative endeavors. Amabile suggests the answer is to do less.
HBS Professor Joseph Badaracco trains students for the complexities of the business world by examining great works of literature.
In his new book, “Rewire,” former Berkman Fellow Ethan Zuckerman challenges the digital world to connect with others, using tools to overcome people’s “flocking” instincts.
A Harvard/MIT conference brought together young scientists and experts to explore best practices in communicating science to wider audiences.
Specialists examines the country's obesity problem from several angles at an HMS-MGH forum.
Renowned British biographer Richard Holmes, speaking at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, reflected on what biography can tell us about science.
Professor Kimberley C. Patton suggests dreams are “a language of enigmatic parable” that Western culture generally prefers to dismiss. “There’s a devaluation of dreams in the West,” said Patton, something the ancients would have found incomprehensible.
During an appearance on campus, Michelangelo D’Agostino explained how he worked to mine fundraising data, helping President Barack Obama win re-election.
Berkman Center Fellow Ruha Devanesan described some of her research on the “Kony 2012” campaign in a recent talk and in an interview with the Gazette.
There may be a formula for happiness after all, says Daniel Gilbert, Harvard professor of psychology and best-selling author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” who presented an impressive array of scientific research from the disciplines of economics, psychology, and neuroscience to assess his mother’s recipe for happiness.
A panel of leading thinkers shared five visions of education’s future during an Askwith Forum on Tuesday at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The scenarios ranged widely, from redefining the function of schools and teachers to adopting learning models from other nations.
On Tuesday at a packed John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum sponsored by the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School, six female leaders discussed how they’re waging peace and promoting inclusiveness in their war-ravaged nations.
Author and educator Doug Lemov told a packed audience Thursday in the Harvard Graduate School of Education that specific, concrete techniques, readily learned, can help to transform good teachers into great ones.
Author Steven Pinker told a packed audience what is wrong with so much academic writing: It’s filled with abstract language, clunky transitions, clichés, “zombie nouns,” and “compulsive hedging.”
During an Askwith Forum discussion on college affirmative action, highlighted by the pending Supreme Court case of Fisher v. University of Texas, the speakers said that any decision should include as its backdrop a sense of that Southern state’s history.
A symposium at the Broad Institute calls for mobilization to battle drug-resistant tuberculosis.