41 stories tagged ‘Engineering & Technology’
Harvard researchers have combined new technology with old to better understand conditions in the war-torn border region between Sudan and South Sudan.
Google’s head of news and social products Richard Gingras spoke to the Shorenstein Center about the evolution of the news ecosystem, and how media institutions can stay relevant in a changing technological landscape. Gingras, who describes himself not as a journalist, but as a “technologist,” reflected on why the news industry has experienced such changes in the [...]
The information revolution seemed to hit another high gear last week in Boston, leaving authorities on information technology pondering the ramifications.
Keith Richburg, fellow at the Institute of Politics and China correspondent for The Washington Post from 2009-13, recalled his first trip to China in 1985 and said that the biggest difference between China then and now is the Internet. “The Internet has really changed everything,” he said at a Shorenstein Center event on Tuesday, “particularly [...]
Robert A. Lue has been named the Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, placing him at the forefront of efforts to rethink teaching and learning, both on campus and off.
A group of Harvard computer science students traveled to Tanzania in January to lend their programming skills to the mission of improving health care there. The trip included founders and the first cohort of fellows for a new program begun by the student group Tech in the World.
An exhibit and companion website developed by Harvard Business School’s Baker Library shines light on the early days of trade between China and the United States.
During Washington visit, Harvard President Drew Faust tells business, policy, and diplomatic leaders that they should maintain a strong research partnership between the federal government and higher educational institutions.
Students from across Harvard’s Schools gathered at the Innovation Lab Sept. 28-30 for the StartUp Scramble, a mad-dash affair designed to take their business ideas from concept to pitch in just 48 hours.
At Harvard's Technology Products and Services, personal purchasers can now buy a selection of Dell notebooks, desktops, and displays on campus.
Harvard University President’s Challenge for social entrepreneurship has selected Vaxess Technologies, a company founded by Harvard students, to receive its grand prize. Vaxess Technologies will share the $100,000 to advance social ventures with SPOUTS of Water, Revolving Fund Pharmacy, and School Yourself.
“It’s important we focus on the future, not the past,” warned Richard Gingras, head of news products for Google. “We can’t reverse time.” Gingras came to the Nieman Journalism Lab Friday not as doomsayer from Silicon Valley to predict the demise of the news business, but rather to foresee a bright future.
HBS professor’s experiments and book show the advantages of workplace teams getting together to share responsibility for down time, while keeping productivity high.
More than 300 Harvard alumni, students, and guests gathered at the South by Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas, Sunday for “Digital Harvard in Austin,” a first-of-its-kind event sponsored by Alumni Affairs & Development.
Students from all disciplines flock to Computer Science 1, or “CS50,” one of the most popular offerings at Harvard.
Maya Jasanoff and her faculty colleagues gathered at the Tsai Auditorium on Feb. 16 and March 7 to consider how the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) may look in a generation. The discussions were part of the Conversations @ FAS series, which this year asks some of Harvard’s leading scholars to imagine the faculty at 400.
Hundreds of undergraduates filed into the Harvard Innovation Lab Feb. 10 for the second annual Start-Up Career Fair. An initiative of Harvard’s Office of Career Services, the fair was an opportunity for undergraduates to meet with representatives from some of the country’s most innovative and fast-growing firms, and to learn about jobs and internships.
Opportunities for women and people of color to pursue careers in science have improved in recent years, but still lag behind those of white men, Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds told a crowd at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in her keynote address at the Institute Diversity Summit.
Mark Zuckerberg returned to campus Nov. 7 to recruit computer science students for jobs and internships at Facebook, the popular social networking site that he created when he was a Harvard undergraduate.
Richard S. Rosenbloom, the David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard Business School, died on Oct. 24 at the age of 78.
The Dataverse Network Project, spearheaded by Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, provides archival storage for research projects whose records are on outmoded technology formats.
From across the University, members of the information technology community gathered for the first Harvard IT Summit.
Astronomy Professor Alyssa Goodman is helping to bring astronomy to area schools, founding an "ambassador" program that combines with new software to provide an interface on the universe for students and researchers alike.
In his latest book, prolific Professor Howard Gardner insists that the enduring values of truth, beauty, and goodness remain humanity’s bedrock.
Four hundred eighth-grade students from the Cambridge public schools visited campus to discuss their science experiments with the Harvard community.