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  • FAS Names Two To Dean Positions

    Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Jeremy R. Knowles has announced the appointment of two new deans to oversee undergraduate and graduate education.

  • Winter Blooms

    As the elevator reaches the sixth floor of the Biological Laboratories building, it shudders, grinds, and opens up to the bright sunlight that fills the Biolab’s greenhouses. Through the glass, Harvard’s campus spreads out on all sides, but the lush jungle of plants inside the greenhouse is equally captivating. On the first of a series of benches sits a collection of fig trees from all over the world. Nearby stand smooth-trunked, leafless baobab trees from Madagascar, Africa, and Australia.

  • Harvard track defeats Northeastern Huskies

    The Harvard men’s and women’s track teams both defeated their Northeastern counterparts at the Gordon Track and Tennis Center Saturday. The women, led by Captain Brenda Taylor with wins in the 60 meter hurdles and 200 meters, beat the Huskies 95-30. Nicky Grant ’02 broke her own school record in the 20-pound weight toss and Kart Sllats ’04 won the highjump as the Harvard women won all but two events. <!–#include virtual=

  • Human Biological Clock Set Back an Hour

    The internal clock that drives the daily activities of all living things, from wild flowers to whales, is wound by Earth’s rotation. The 24-hour cycle, tied to one turn of…

  • Growth Factor Raises Cancer Risk

    High levels of a well-known growth factor significantly increase the risks of colorectal, breast, and prostate cancer, medical researchers have found. At the same time, they determined that a protein…

  • Two Harvard Scientists Win National Medal of Science

    The National Medal of Science, the highest scientific honor in the United States, has been awarded to George Whitesides, Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry, and William Julius Wilson, Lewis F. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor.

  • Exercise Can Reduce Stroke Risk, Study Says

    Here’s a research finding that should bring you to your feet. A brisk, hour-long walk, five days a week, can cut your risk of having a stroke almost in half.…

  • Amartya K. Sen Wins 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics

    Sen, Lamont University Professor Emeritus and a current adjunct and visiting professor at Harvard, was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics Wednesday “for his contributions to welfare economics.” He is Harvard’s 37th Nobel laureate.

  • Children need attention and reassurance, Harvard researchers say

    America’s “let them cry” attitude toward children may lead to more fears and tears among adults, according to two Harvard Medical School researchers. Instead of letting infants cry, American parents…

  • Business Professor R. Jaikumar Dies on Mountaineering Trip

    Ramchandran Jaikumar, the Daewoo Professor of Business Administration at the Business School and a renowned authority on manufacturing management and technology, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, of a heart attack while…

  • Jessye Norman To Receive Radcliffe Medal

    Concert and opera singer Jessye Norman will receive the Radcliffe Medal from the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association (RCAA) on Friday, June 6, at the RCAA’s annual luncheon in Radcliffe Yard.…

  • Cultivating friendship amid diversity

    Since its inception, the Harvard Foundation has worked to promote cultural understanding and harmony among students, faculty, and staff. It has done so through a variety of lectures, debates, dinners, and arts festivals, and through support for student cultural organizations.

  • Newsmakers

    John T. McGreevy, Dunwalke Associate Professor of American History, has won the American Catholic Historical Association’s John Gilmary Shea Prize for his book, Parish Boundaries: The Catholic Encounter with Race…