A look at notable work by Harvard authors in 2015 wouldn’t be complete without their own best reads of the year.
In his latest book, prolific Professor Howard Gardner insists that the enduring values of truth, beauty, and goodness remain humanity’s bedrock.
The Gazette spoke with six faculty members about the formative books that shaped their lives and even their scholarship. From the quirky to the downright serious, their responses offer a varied and candid look at what resonates.
In his latest book, professor emeritus Jerome Kagan examines the temperaments of babies and how they can be predictors of adult behaviors.
Cass Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, is writing a book about lessons that can be drawn from the box-office phenomenon "Star Wars."
Harvard anthropologist Susan Greenhalgh's new book, “Fat-Talk Nation: The Human Costs of America’s War on Fat,” delves deep into the national obsession with thinness.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Gazette partnered with the Woodberry Poetry Room in selecting a poem fitting of the holiday devoted to love.
New book by a Harvard nutritionist and renowned monk encourages the Buddhist sense of mindfulness in how people eat.
With illustrations and archaeological context, Barbara Fash, director of the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions Program at the Peabody Museum, discusses the global significance of a Honduran museum dedicated to the ancient Maya stone carvings in Copan.
In his new book, evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman traces the human head’s perpetual makeover as it developed through the hominin fossil record.
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Author chronicles how a system in which Myanmar’s elephants were made half-captive likely has ensured their survival.
Austin and Co. team up to create Jim, a fictional IT manager, who stumbles in his first-year duties only to (what else?) save the day. You'll never look at your computer guy — or gal — the same way again.
Child psychiatrist Nancy Rappaport follows up her 2009 memoir that explored her mother’s suicide with a user-friendly guide for teachers dealing with behaviorally challenged students.
Wall Street’s stars are frequently lured to new firms, where their performance often declines. Thomas S. Murphy Associate Professor of Business Administration Boris Groysberg examines workplace performance and offers a guide on how to strategically manage your career.
James Wood, Harvard professor and New Yorker critic, talked to the Gazette about his new book, "The Fun Stuff," losing himself in music, and a looser approach to fiction.
New book by Roberto Gonzales, an assistant professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education, says undocumented young adults are at risk of becoming a disenfranchised underclass.
Todd Rose, lecturer in education, debunks the myth of the "typical" learner in his new book, "The End of Average."
Harvard professor and Weatherhead faculty associate Robert Bates’ book “When Things Fell Apart: State Failure in Late-Century Africa” has been selected for inclusion in the Canto Classics series by Cambridge Univerity Press.
A survey of top Harvard faculty shows what books they’re reading and enjoying on summer’s edge.
Theda Skocpol, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, and Lawrence R. Jacobs parse the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama, and explain what comes next for this landmark legislation.
For his new book, Robert Sampson studied the Second City’s ups and downs for 15 years to outline patterns for many modern American cities.
Harvard physicist Lisa Randall discusses the research behind her new book, “Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs.”
Radcliffe fellow Tayari Jones’ new novel, steeped in the South, shows the knotty complexity of families’ lives.
Free-market thinking now pervades most facets of everyday life. In “What Money Can’t Buy,” rock-star lecturer and philosopher Michael Sandel asks readers to consider what they really value — and whether some things shouldn’t come with a price.
Harvey Cox, the Hollis Research Professor of Divinity Emeritus at the Divinity School, talks about his new book, “How to Read the Bible.”
Unfulfilled as a lawyer, Robin Kelsey took a leap and began a career in photography and teaching. Today he leads Harvard’s Department of History of Art and Architecture.
A handful of authors featured in Harvard Bound over the past year answer the question: What is an essential book for today’s graduates — and why? Here are their suggestions as the newest Harvard degree-holders head out into the world.
Business is about adapting and acting — and in an uncertain world, these authors prove that if you want to be a leader, you've got to have skills.
A neurologist who teaches at Harvard Medical School ponders love and its complexities in his latest book, “What to Read on Love, Not Sex: Freud, Fiction, and the Articulation of Truth in Modern Psychological Science.”