987 stories tagged ‘Faculty of Arts and Sciences’
Two young Harvard scientists will each receive $2.54 million or more in National Institutes of Health grants that will support research and overhead costs through a new program intended to accelerate the entry of outstanding junior investigators into independent researcher positions.
Nine researchers from across Harvard have received more than $15 million in special National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants designed to foster innovative research with the potential to propel fields forward and speed the translation of research into improved public health.
A Harvard study of how mice respond to scent cues from potential mates, competitors, and nearby predators has laid a foundation for further investigations that may eventually lead to a greater understanding of social recognition in the animal brain, with implications for a host of human disorders ranging from autism to post-traumatic stress disorder.
Rebecca M. Henderson of the Harvard Business School and Douglas Melton of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Harvard Medical School were named University Professors in recognition of their dedication to teaching and scholarship that crosses academic boundaries.
Archaeologist studies classical Greek art, including nudity, and what it reveals about the cultures interpreting it.
Over three decades, Cynthia Verba has advised hundreds of advanced students at Harvard. A scholar of French Enlightenment music in her own right, her guidance comes with more than a grain of salt.
With a green tour and “brain break,” Harvard freshmen learn early about the importance of living sustainably.
Harvard researchers exploring the roots of religion have found that intuitive thinking leads to belief in God, while more reflective thinking points toward atheism.
An online procurement system rolls out across Harvard, saving the University $5.4 million in its first year and making life a little easier for thousands of researchers and administrators.
Harvard researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm that the Appalachian tiger swallowtail butterfly arose through hybridization of two other species, the Canadian and Eastern tiger swallowtails, highlighting a rare case of speciation through hybridization in animals.
Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds Sept. 2 congratulated Adams House Master Judith Palfrey on her appointment to lead first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative against childhood obesity, and also announced the appointment of Sharon Howell, the resident dean at Adams, as interim master. In addition to being House master, Palfrey is T. Berry [...]
After almost a decade as dean of Harvard Divinity School, William A. Graham plans to step down at the end of this academic year. He will take a year’s leave and then return to teaching.
Students in Earth and Planetary Sciences kicked off their academic year early, spending a late-August week in paradise, observing Hawaii’s volcanoes, green and black sand beaches, and overarching geologic splendor.
Physician and historian David Jones works to bridge the gap between medical science and the social forces that shape it, as Harvard’s first A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine.
Harvard’s annual convocation ceremony gives members of the Class of 2015 their first taste of the University’s history and traditions.
Harvard College freshmen got their first taste Aug. 26 of the world of ideas awaiting them over the next four years in a talk by Professor Nicholas Christakis, who delivered the 2011 Opening Days Lecture, "Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives."
Ten professors in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences have been named Walter Channing Cabot Fellows.
Harvard researchers have created an analogue of what they think the first multicellular cooperation might have looked like, showing that yeast cells — in an environment that requires them to work for their food — grow and reproduce better in multicellular clumps than singly.
The renovated and expanded facility of the Harvard Art Museums eventually will link the University’s collections under one roof.
From across the University, members of the information technology community gathered for the first Harvard IT Summit.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has named Harvard Professors Joanna Aizenberg, Leah Price, and Robert Sampson as faculty program directors of Academic Ventures. Together, these distinguished faculty members will lead new, multidisciplinary collaborations with faculty throughout the University and develop innovative programming across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences that [...]
Researchers at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum have highlighted female competition among plants, saying it is a new factor that could have driven the mystifying diversity of flowering plants.
A growing community of campus support groups, especially minority affinity groups, are helping the University to understand and embrace diversity.
Mike Lichten, FAS associate dean for physical resources and planning, has shepherded graduating seniors through Commencement exercises for a quarter century.
Kevin Eggan, associate professor of stem cell and regenerative biology, and David Elmer, assistant professor of the classics, are the winners of the 2011 Roslyn Abramson Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.