11 stories tagged ‘Harvard University Herbaria’
Record warmth in 2010 and 2012 resulted in similarly extraordinary spring flowering in the eastern United States — the earliest in the more than 150 years for which data is available— researchers at Harvard University, Boston University, and the University of Wisconsin have found.
Dean Michael D. Smith of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences announced that Jane Pickering has been named executive director of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture.
An artist and curatorial associate at Arnold Arboretum fuses material she has gathered during her 25-year Harvard career into evocative works of art. Hardy Brown’s first solo exhibit at the Arboretum, “Ex Herbario: Recent Works by Susan Hardy Brown,” is now on view at the Hunnewell Visitor Center through Sept. 16.
Professor Shiu-Ying Hu, emeritus senior research fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, passed away in Hong Kong on May 22 at age 102. An eminent scholar and plant taxonomist, Hu was also a beloved teacher who served as honorary professor of Chinese medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and senior college [...]
Harvard scientists are participating in the Cambridge Science Festival, 10 days of events where experts in technology, engineering, and math share research with the public.
Museum exhibition designer Danielle Hanrahan always loved art and nature. A late-in-life career move to the Harvard Herbaria allowed her a chance to explore the latter.
The U.S. Postal Service unveiled a new postage stamp honoring Asa Gray, founder of Harvard’s Herbaria and the man considered the founder of American botany, in a ceremony at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
A rare and curious plant from Sumatra’s rainforest has bloomed at Harvard.
The new Harvard Community Garden, dedicated Sunday, is expected to inspire lessons in sustainability, community, and academic collaboration.
Flowering plants now number 250,000 different species, including virtually all the vegetables and grains we eat, as well as most of the food of the animals that we consume. “It’s difficult to imagine a world without flowering plants,” said researcher Michael Donoghue. In 1999, as a result of analyzing the genes from all flowering plants [...]
One particular discovery highlights the importance of facilities like the Harvard Herbaria and Arnold Arboretum in storing and preserving the important information found in plants. An extract of a small tree in the Bornean forest called Calophyllum stopped AIDS, but when researchers rushed back to the site where it had been collected, the tree had [...]