Harvard researchers have shed light on how the sense of smell works to induce behavior, linking patterns of electrical spikes in the brain to behavior in laboratory animals.
Karen Woodward Massey, director of education and outreach at FAS Research Administration Services (RAS), has always needed a creative outlet from her “right-brain” work. From ingénue roles to a staff cover band, the Grateful Deadlines, one thing remains the same: She has a ton of fun along the way.
It’s easy enough to say you value diversity, but honoring that goal can be tricky in context. A workshop on bystander awareness offered strategies on what to do when diversity is challenged in the workplace.
After nearly 15 years of exceptional service, Nancy M. Cline, the Roy E. Larsen Librarian of Harvard College, will retire at the end of this academic year.
Professor sifts post-Civil War writings for societal clues that give context to a troubled time in American life.
Across the University, digitization is rapidly changing the nature of scholarship, opening doors to information and collaboration, and redefining research and education.
Provost Steven E. Hyman, who spurred an expansion of interdisciplinary research at Harvard and has overseen the revitalization of the University’s libraries and many of its museums and cultural institutions, plans to leave his post after nearly a decade.
In response to Harvard’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal and Green Building Standards, building managers and facilities leaders across the University are ...
President Drew Faust has announced the names of the first 10 members of the new Harvard Library Board, which will oversee the transition of the University’s vast library system to a coordinated structure.
Michael P. Burke has been appointed the new registrar for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, effective Jan. 31.
As Harvard’s Gen Ed curriculum expands, it’s drawing ever-widening interest from students and faculty after its first year.
Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering officially opens new, expansive facilities in Boston and Cambridge to host its fast-growing enterprise.
Students from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Resource Efficiency Program and staff from Harvard Recycling conducted the 13th annual waste audit on Nov. 11.
What to expect in 2011 and beyond? After this month’s midterm elections, Harvard’s resident analysts look ahead to Congress’ upcoming agenda, from tax reform to foreign policy to the 2012 political calculus.
Harvard took America Recycles Day to the next level on Monday (Nov. 15), choosing to use the day to celebrate the annual Mt. Trashmore tradition. One day ...
Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences is giving staff members an opportunity to show their gratitude to one another at this week’s first-ever Giving Thanks Open House (Nov. 16-18).
Forty-six faculty members have elected to take advantage of Harvard’s faculty retirement program, with longer phased retirement options the most popular choice.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on October 19, 2010, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late David Turnbull, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Turnbull was a pioneer in the development of multi-disciplinary materials science.
The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ deans of undergraduate education awarded an unprecedented 510 certificates of distinction and excellence on Oct. 26 at Harvard’s Center for Government and International Studies.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on October 5, 2010, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late James Stemble Duesenberry, William Joseph Maier Professor of Money and Banking Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Duesenberry studied the use of monetary and fiscal policies to contain the business cycle and mitigate its consequences.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on October 5, 2010, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late David Herbert Donald, Charles Warren Professor of American History and Professor of American Civilization Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Donald was an influential scholar of American history and noted biographer of Abraham Lincoln.
New solar panels atop Canaday Hall, a freshman dormitory, are part of a heat-recovery project that’s expected to supply at least 60 percent of the hot water for buildings in Harvard Yard.
Getting Harvard graduate students to connect with each other and the vibrant offerings at Dudley House keeps its longtime administrator Susan Zawalich, a tap dancer with a love for Godzilla and toys, busy.
On Oct. 11, Harvard University received a 2010 Campus and Student Sustainability Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher ...
Fall brings with it cold weather and the comforts of tea, hot cocoa, or coffee. That’s why October’s Green Tip of the Month from the Harvard University ...
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on April 6, 2010, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Brendan Arnold Maher, Edward C. Henderson Professor of the Psychology of Personality, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Maher’s scholarship centered on the complex theoretical and empirical problems surrounding human psychopathology.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on April 6, 2010, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Gwynne Blakemore Evans, Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English Literature Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Evans was the foremost Shakespearean textual scholar of his day.
A $10 million gift to the Humanities Center at Harvard will help bring the traditional arts of interpretation to more students.
Anand Mahindra ’77, M.B.A.’81, has given Harvard $10 million to support the Humanities Center in honor of his mother, Indira Mahindra. The newly renamed Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard is housed in the Barker Center.
Students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences can look forward to less shuffling between classrooms, more books on the shelf at the Coop, and a better experience in section thanks to a pre-term planning initiative implemented in October.
Why aren’t you listening? Scientists discuss the difficulty of transferring scientific consensus to the public.
Faculty members at Harvard and its affiliated hospitals have been awarded the National Institutes of Health New Innovators awards for promising research by young researchers, and Transformative grants, for groundbreaking work by established researchers.
A national group rates Harvard’s doctoral programs highly in a sweeping new report.
William “Ned” Friedman, an evolutionary biologist who has done extensive research on the origin and early evolution of flowering plants, has been appointed director of the Arnold Arboretum.
Harvard Professor Annette Gordon-Reed wins MacArthur award, which she plans to use to further her research on race in America.
Harvard’s newest professor of composition explores the limits of musical expression with her works and hopes to steer students to their own musical voices.
In a new study, Harvard researchers looked at the effects of the 2006 Massachusetts Health Reform and found that the legislation has led to improvements in ...
A temporary restraining order last month that blocked federal funding for certain kinds of stem cell research was viewed by many as a blow to ...
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on May 11, 2010, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Angeliki E. Laiou, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine History, was placed upon the records. Laiou was known for her path-breaking research in Mediterranean economic and women’s history.
Harvard convocation ceremony welcomes the Class of 2014.
Harvard researchers have found that humans can make difficult moral decisions using the same brain circuits as those used in more mundane choices related ...
Archaeologist Adrian Staehli, whose work has challenged conventional interpretations of nudity and the human body in ancient Greek and Roman art, has been ...
As a novelist, literary theorist, journalist and philosopher, Maurice Blanchot (1907–2003) had a profound impact on the thinking of dozens of philosophers, ...
Once thought to be a problem primarily in the developed world, cancer is now a leading cause of death and disability in poorer countries. Almost two-thirds of the 7.6 million cancer deaths in the world occur in low- and middle-income countries.
“Love stinks!” the J. Geils band told the world in 1980, and while you can certainly argue whether or not this tender and ineffable spirit of affection has ...
A team of Harvard physicists led by Mikhail D. Lukin has achieved the first-ever quantum entanglement of photons and solid-state materials. The work marks ...
Harvard researchers have uncovered a mechanism in mice through which caloric restriction and exercise delay some of the debilitating effects of aging by rejuvenating the connections between nerves and the muscles that they control.
Two powerful new tests developed by Harvard psychologists show great promise in predicting patients’ risk of attempting suicide, researchers say.These ...
A hundred million years ago, a triple-star system was traveling through the bustling center of our Milky Way galaxy when it made a life-changing misstep. The trio wandered too close to the galaxy's giant black hole, which captured one of the stars and hurled the other two out of the Milky Way.
The Harvard Corporation has adopted a University-wide conflict of interest policy, the first time such a policy has been crafted to cover faculty members across the entire campus.