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.
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.
Following the recent announcement of the faculty and staff advisory committees for Harvard’s presidential search, the student advisory committee has now been assembled.
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.
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.
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.
Ganmaa Davaasambuu is a physician (Mongolia), a Ph.D. in environmental health (Japan), a fellow (Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study), and a working ...
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Harvard Corporation member explains where the search for Drew Faust's successor will focus, and how it will work.
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="350"] FIRST ROW (left to right): Alexis Loeb '02, Kyle Freeny '01, Lauren Baer '02, Miriam Asnes '02, Paul ('52), ...
The Gazette sat down with Professor Scott Edwards, who chairs Harvard’s reaccreditation steering committee, to discuss the process ahead for the University.
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.
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.
Stabbing back pain or the aches of arthritis send some people to bed in misery while the same distress seems easily tolerated by others.
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 ...
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200"] Dmitri Petrov examines fruit flies as part of experiments to learn why simple creatures such as amoebas ...
Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus Theodore (Ted) Levitt, a monumental and iconoclastic figure in the field of marketing and former editor of Harvard Business Review, who influenced generations of both scholars and practitioners with his groundbreaking, always provocative, and often controversial books and articles, died June 28 at his home in Belmont, Mass., after a long illness. He was 81 years old.
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.
New Harvard Management Company head N.P. Narvekar announced a major reorganization of Harvard’s endowment management arm, including investment strategy shifts, workforce cuts, fresh hires, and changes in how compensation is calculated.
Douglas W. Elmendorf, former Harvard professor and director of the Congressional Budget Office, will become dean of the Harvard Kennedy School in January.
Photos from the 350th Commencement ceremonies at Harard University
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.
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.
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 ...
With changes in U.S. immigration policy possible, Harvard outlines its support network for undocumented students who might be affected.
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.
String theory - the idea that the universe is made up not of particles but of tiny vibrating strings - is in the midst of a second revolution that some physicists hope will lead to the long-sought single theory that explains how the universe functions, according to Columbia University Professor Brian Greene.
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.
Detailed results of the estrogen-alone study within the Womens Health Initiative (WHI), which was terminated in early March 2004, are providing some of the first answers to questions about the efficacy of estrogen alone to prevent chronic disease in healthy, postmenopausal women who have had a hysterectomy. WHI researchers, including investigators at Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH), have shown that after 6.8 years of study on more than 10,000 women nationwide, estrogen-alone hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in postmenopausal women increased the risk of stroke, reduced the risk of hip fracture, and had minimal effect on the risk of heart disease and breast cancer. In addition, the research suggests that women who start estrogen earlier in life may receive more heart health benefits than those who start later in life. These findings are published in the April 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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.
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.
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.
Fewer college-educated women are keeping their maiden names at the altar, according to a Harvard study.
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.
Mark H. says he was abducted by aliens. He clearly remembers awakening one night, unable to move anything but his eyes. He saw flashing lights, heard buzzing sounds, experienced feelings of levitation, and felt electric tingling sensations. Most terrifying were the nonhuman figures he saw by his bed.
At Harvard, the percentages of women and minorities on the faculty have reached new highs, study says.
Researchers at Harvard University and University College London have developed diagnostic tests for prosopagnosia, a socially disabling inability to ...
A temporary restraining order that blocked federal funding for certain kinds of stem cell research was viewed by many as a blow to cutting-edge science. In response, President Drew Faust said, "We hope that the temporary injunction will soon be lifted and that Congress will take the steps necessary to ensure that stem cell scientists can carry on their work vigorously and responsibly, in the interests of the millions of people who may someday enjoy its benefits. ..."
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.
Paul J. Finnegan, a member of the Harvard Corporation, will become treasurer of the University in July. He will succeed James F. Rothenberg, who will stay on as a member of the Corporation.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) on Oct. 17 unanimously approved Harvard’s 10-year development plan in Allston, giving the initial green light to seven new building projects and two major renovations.
Harvard President Drew Faust has convened a University-wide task force to examine issues of inclusion and belonging on Harvard’s increasingly diverse campus. The co-chairs discuss the task ahead.
Lester Esser has an unusual woodworking project this winter. Hes building a new bed of nails.
David Rubenstein will become a member of the Harvard Corporation next year.
Marijuana can be hard on the heart. In the first hour after smoking pot, a persons risk of a heart attack could rise almost five times, according to a ...
John Dearden, a professor at Harvard Business School (HBS) for more than 30 years, died on Jan. 9, at a nursing facility near his home in Woodstock, Conn., after a long battle with Alzheimers disease. He was 84.
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.
When he was 17 years old, Wolfgang Rueckner did not build a go-cart for the science fair. He decided to build an ion rocket engine instead - the ones that can propel a rocket in the vacuum of space. So, he wrote NASA and they sent him some research papers, and young Wolfgang obtained a huge sewer pipe from the city, sealed it with boilerplates, and somebody gave me a very crude pump, so I pumped it out. Then he boiled mercury in a flask to vaporize it and bombarded it with electrons until it got ionized, and voila! The experiment worked, and it looked memorable, too - that glowing trail of blue ionized mercury vapor processing eerily through the sewer pipe.