Harvard College announced a $12.1 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to boost the College’s efforts to develop the next generation of public service leaders.
Darwin's finches are the emblems of evolution. The birds he saw on the Galapagos Islands during his famous voyage around the world in 1831-1836 changed his thinking about the origin of new species and, eventually, that of the world's biologists.
When questioned closely by psychologists from Harvard University about their feelings, victims of childhood sexual abuse revealed some surprising impressions.
Today, 2,056 applicants were invited to join Harvard College’s Class of 2021.
Ganmaa Davaasambuu is a physician (Mongolia), a Ph.D. in environmental health (Japan), a fellow (Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study), and a working ...
Oppression, according to Augusto Boal, is when one person is dominated by the monologue of another and has no chance to reply. Boals life is devoted to giving those who are in this one-down position the tools with which to express themselves and discover a way out of their powerlessness.
Tamara Elliott Rogers, former director of major gifts in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and associate director of University Development, and currently associate dean for advancement and planning at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, will become Harvard University’s next vice president for alumni affairs and development, President Drew Faust announced today (Sept. 7). Rogers will assume her new role on Oct. 1.
World War II, with its influx of multiracial colonial volunteers and billeted American troops, was the caldron that created Great Britain as a state in which race became an instrument of policy and a tool of cultural division.
Do animals think?
Harvard University and Berklee College of Music announced a dual degree program that will let students earn a bachelor of arts degree at Harvard and a master’s degree at Berklee in five years.
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Dean James Ryan of the Graduate School of Education will depart Harvard at the end of this academic year to become president of the University of Virginia.
This past academic year, Harvard distributed a record $414 million in financial aid to students across the University.
Up until the 1980s, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of Highland, Calif., were dirt poor, with a 75 percent unemployment rate. The tiny tribe lived on a reservation of 740 acres in the San Bernardino hills, mostly in mud huts without electricity or running water.
He was an Antarctic explorer who never got near the South Pole. A mariner whose ship sank miles from its destination in some of the worlds most hostile seas.
In Washington, D.C., gathering, Faust and faculty discuss closing the education gap through equity.
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200"] Dmitri Petrov examines fruit flies as part of experiments to learn why simple creatures such as amoebas ...
John A. Paulson gives $400 million to Harvard to endow the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the largest donation in the University’s history.
He was trusted and admired by colleagues in each discipline. They and his students regarded him with deep affection. Freed was one of few faculty members in Social Relations who had moral authority derived from his colleagues' recognition that he placed the welfare of the department above personal motives.
Katherine N. Lapp, executive vice president for business operations for the University of California, will become Harvard University’s executive vice president, President Drew Faust announced today (Aug. 20). Lapp will assume her duties in early October.
Shaun Donovan, the former director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, has been named senior strategist and adviser to Harvard President Drew Faust on Allston and campus development.
This is not the Worcester, Mass Boat Show, is it? I am sorry. I have made a terrible mistake. Ever since I left "Saturday Night Live," I mostly do public ...
Stabbing back pain or the aches of arthritis send some people to bed in misery while the same distress seems easily tolerated by others.
Bill Lee, senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation and chair of Harvard’s presidential search committee, shared his views on the progress so far in the search for Harvard’s 29th leader and how the consultative process can help set the agenda ahead.
Harold Amos, the Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Emeritus at Harvard Medical School (HMS), died Feb. 26. He was 84.
Lakshmi Mittal and his family announced a $25 million gift to establish an endowed fund for the South Asia Institute. The center will be renamed the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute at Harvard University.
Harvard University announced Monday (May 15) that David Rockefeller, a member of the Harvard College Class of 1936 and longtime benefactor, has increased to $25 million his endowment gift to support Harvards Latin American studies center. The new gift of an additional $10 million to the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies will support the centers research, teaching, and publishing activities, and will provide increased funding for undergraduate and graduate students who study Latin America and travel to the region.
During her last year as Harvard president, Drew Faust said in an interview that she will focus on making the case for the University’s needs and values in Washington, ensuring progress on inclusion and belonging for all, completing The Harvard Campaign, and nurturing development of the emerging Allston campus.
Is the problem with evolution A) people don't believe in it; B) people believe in it but don't understand it; or C) evolution comes packaged with troubling ...
A standing-room-only crowd of graduates, professors, and students packed Ames Courtroom last Saturday (May 3) to listen to their distinguished colleagues discuss the experience of women at Harvard Law School (HLS) over the past five decades. The gathering was part of Celebration 50, the Law Schools commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its first female graduates.
In the event of divorce - statistically, the reality for nearly half the marriages in America - a prenuptial agreement has the potential to save the divorcing couple anguish, arguments, and thousands of dollars. It may represent an exit agreement far closer to their wishes than the court-ordered divorce. A good prenuptial agreement can even exert a positive force on a healthy marriage.
Researchers at Harvard University and University College London have developed diagnostic tests for prosopagnosia, a socially disabling inability to ...
Fewer college-educated women are keeping their maiden names at the altar, according to a Harvard study.
On March 31, admission notifications were sent to 1,990 of the record 37,307 who applied for admission to the Harvard College Class of 2019.
Jamie Bernstein remembered her father by heart during a visit to Harvard to discuss centennial celebrations of the legendary maestro’s life and legacy.
David Rubenstein will become a member of the Harvard Corporation next year.
In a monastery in northern India, thinly clad Tibetan monks sat quietly in a room where the temperature was a chilly 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a yoga technique known as g Tum-mo, they entered a state of deep meditation. Other monks soaked 3-by-6-foot sheets in cold water (49 degrees) and placed them over the meditators shoulders. For untrained people, such frigid wrappings would produce uncontrolled shivering.
Daniel Lieberman can see millions of years of human evolution at a glance. The collection of skulls on his office shelves come from chimpanzees, long-extinct humans, and modern men and women. The hollow eye sockets, ancient teeth, and empty skulls pose the same question every day: What made us different from our archaic ancestors?
Outgoing Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers has been named Charles W. Eliot University Professor of Harvard University effective July 1, 2006.
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A man's testosterone levels drop significantly when he holds an infant. Even holding a baby doll can decrease levels of the male virility hormone.
Two years ago, Afsaneh Najmabadi delivered a lecture on gender and Iranian modernity as part of her selection process to the Harvard faculty. The talk summarized the final chapter of her nearly completed manuscript, Male Lions and Female Suns: The Gendered Tropes of Iranian Modernity.
William E. Gienapp, Harvard College Professor, professor of history, and a prominent authority on the Civil War, died Oct. 29 at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass., of complications related to cancer. He was 59. Passionate about baseball, Gienapp was known as a popular, engaging teacher whose lectures regularly packed halls with undergraduates.
In a series of three lectures last week, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Leon F. Litwack took in the sweep of the history of blacks in the American South throughout the 20th century. His talks explored the legacies of Reconstruction and Jim Crow, the impact of World War II, and the promise of the Civil Rights Movement on black Americans.
Harvard’s presidential search committee, comprising the 12 members of the University’s Corporation other than the president along with three members of the Board of Overseers, has announced the membership of the faculty and staff advisory committees for the search.
I was all set to give a speech today entitled, "American Jihad." But after receiving several complaints, I've decided instead to give a less controversial ...
Researchers from Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH) found that women currently taking thyroid hormones need to increase their dose early in a pregnancy - on average, by eight weeks gestation - to prevent maternal hypothyroidism and possible harm to the fetus. These findings, which will be published in the July 15 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, provide physicians - including endocrinologists, obstetricians and gynecologists, and primary care physicians - with new evidence that the necessary dosage of thyroid medication increases shortly after conception, and often prior to a womans first obstetrical visit.
Sam has a lot of people rooting for him. His mother has built a shrine out of his gymnastics trophies, and when he competes, his girlfriend brandishes a poster that says Ghetto Superstar.
Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow announced she will step down at the end of this academic year. With a focus on access to justice, public service, and entrepreneurship, Minow guided the School in new directions to prepare lawyers for challenges and opportunities brought by globalization and a changing legal profession.
Lester Esser has an unusual woodworking project this winter. Hes building a new bed of nails.
Executive Vice President Katie Lapp and Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Thomas Hollister take a look at the 2017 fiscal year.