Ever since RNA interference hit the scene a few years ago as a way to selectively turn off gene expression, researchers have been investigating whether ...
The ubiquitous, small GTPases are a family of signal transduction molecules that play crucial roles in numerous biological processes, including cell ...
In the right hands, a swab of vinegar and a flashlight may detect more cervical cancer around the world than the recommended cytological screening known as a Pap smear. At the right time, a single DNA test for the virus that causes cervical cancer may also outperform repeated Pap smears.
Robert Bridgeman (from left), director of PBH Programs, Amanda Sonis Glynn, director of the Harvard Public Service Network, Mina Makarious 06, and Mae Bunagan 06 seem to enjoy sorting through gifts donated for the Phillips Brooks House gift drive.
The 50th anniversary conference of the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research took place over three days (Dec. 9-11), attracting hundreds of scholars from around the world, who gathered to hear and participate in panels on Chinas domestic politics, international relations, economy, social conditions, literature, and philosophical traditions.
From the perspective of Harvards 369-year history, the gates in and around the campus are a relatively new phenomenon. For more than two-thirds of its existence, Harvard had nothing more to guard its perimeter than a low post-and-beam fence. When the Johnston Gate - the initial component of the present-day enclosure - went up in 1889, many decried its towering piers and elaborate ironwork as a pretentious imposition on the schools austere Puritan heritage. But as time went on and succeeding Harvard classes raised generous sums to extend the fence and punctuate it with stately apertures, the structure grew to be as familiar and beloved as any of the schools more venerable monuments.
The day before she visited Harvard, Louise Arbour, the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, was criticized by the U.S. Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton. Arbour had just issued a statement on terrorists and torturers, in which she said that the absolute ban on torture, a cornerstone of the international human rights edifice, is under attack. The principle once believed to be unassailable ... is becoming a casualty of the so-called war on terror. To which Bolton responded that it was inappropriate and illegitimate for an international civil servant to second-guess the conduct that were engaged in in the war on terror. The next day, Dec. 8, Arbour visited the Kennedy School of Government (KSG) to have an informal, public conversation with Michael Ignatieff, Carr Professor of Human Rights Practice.
Math homework is not one of 10-year-old Aubrey Cappuccis favorite things, but at The East End House after-school program in her East Cambridge neighborhood, shes found a way to learn about math and love it - through games.
The 2005 Annual Report of the Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility (CCSR), a subcommittee of the President and Fellows, is now available upon request from the Office for the Committees on Shareholder Responsibility. Please call (617) 495-0985 to request copies.
Undaunted by whiteout conditions during the surprisingly violent Dec. 9 blizzard, a couple of brave souls stroll casually through Harvard Yard.
Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) researcher Martin Nweeia has just answered a marine science question that had eluded the scientific community for hundreds of years: why does the narwhal, or unicorn, whale have an 8-foot-long tooth emerging from its head, and what is its function? Nweeia, a clinical instructor in restorative dentistry and biomaterials sciences at HSDM, will be presenting his conclusions at the 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals in San Diego.
A new type of treatment has been found to protect mice against a nasty strain of herpes virus common in humans. Because this genital virus is an important ...
The second in a series of gatherings described by Michael Sandel as "conversations that transcend the areas that we normally populate" was a far cry from ...
Thick-skinned bottle gourds widely used as containers by prehistoric peoples were likely brought to the Americas some 10,000 years ago by individuals who ...
After three weeks in a tiny tunnel 50 feet below an ancient Maya pyramid in the Guatemalan jungle, Peabody Museum researcher Bill Saturno finally got to ...
Researchers at Harvard University have demonstrated that gas bubbles can exist in stable non-spherical shapes without the application of external force. ...
The Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics recently announced that Harvard College students are eligible to apply for a Lester Kissel Grant in Practical Ethics to support research and writing that makes contributions to the understanding of practical ethics. A number of grants will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects to be conducted during the summer of 2006. The projects may involve research for senior theses, case studies for use in courses, essays or articles for publication, or similar scholarly endeavors that explore issues in practical ethics.
Thick-skinned bottle gourds widely used as containers by prehistoric peoples were likely brought to the Americas some 10,000 years ago by individuals who arrived from Asia, according to a new genetic comparison of modern bottle gourds with gourds found at archaeological sites in the Western Hemisphere. The finding solves a longstanding archaeological enigma by explaining how a domesticated variant of a species native to Africa ended up millennia ago in places as far removed as modern-day Florida, Kentucky, Mexico, and Peru.
A group of 25 Harvard students is reaching far beyond the boundaries of Harvards Cambridge campus - into developing nations to lend a hand to microfinance organizations seeking to help low-income residents pull themselves out of poverty.
After a semester studying everything from the press in China to the culture wars in the United States, five research fellows from the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy shared their findings during a discussion Monday afternoon (Dec. 12) at the Kennedy School of Government.
Forty-three hundred members of the Harvard community signed the Campus Sustainability Pledge in a two-week campaign that ended on Nov. 23. In so doing, pledgers promised to support Harvards official Campus-wide Sustainability Principles and to implement those principles in their own lives by taking simple actions to conserve resources.
In the 1800s, the railroads crisscrossing New England had a problem.
The official portrait of beloved former Dean of Students Archie Epps III was unveiled recently in its permanent home in University Hall. The framed, oil-on-canvas portrait was painted by Stephen Coit 72. Valerie Epps, professor of law at Suffolk University, spoke at the unveiling of her late husbands picture. Archie Epps, who received a degree from Harvard Divinity School in 1961, became assistant dean of students at Harvard College in 1964. Six years later, he became the dean of students and remained in the position for more than 30 years. He retired in 2001.
Monique Rinere, dean of Butler College at Princeton University, has been named associate dean of advising programs for Harvard College, effective Feb. 27. In this newly created position, the associate dean will coordinate, manage, and monitor the academic advising systems for all undergraduates.
Brad Noblet and Elizabeth Hess have been named to senior computing posts in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS).
Jill Lepore calls it one of the saddest, most tragic stories Ive ever come across. And its even sadder because no ones ever heard about it.
Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino University Professor Emeritus of biology at Harvard, is celebrated worldwide for his contributions to evolutionary biology, spurred by a lifelong passion for ants. He is also the distinguished recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes for nonfiction writing. But on Nov. 29, Wilson assumed the role of amateur historian to commemorate another famed scientist and writer. The Geological Lecture Hall was filled to capacity when Wilson delivered a lecture on Darwin in the Twenty-First Century. This lecture was hosted by the Harvard Museum of Natural History to celebrate the release of From So Simple a Beginning, a four-volume anthology of selected works by Charles Darwin published by WW Norton and edited by Wilson.
The music industry should embrace the passion of fans for their tunes and find ways to encourage consumer tools like online playlists rather than fighting such innovations as yet another form of file-sharing, a new report says.
William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and American Literature and Language Marjorie Garber has won the 2005 Christian Gauss Award for Shakespeare After All (Pantheon Books, 2004). The $2,500 award is offered annually by the Phi Beta Kappa Society for books in the field of literary scholarship or criticism.
David Westfall, who held the John L. Gray and Carl F. Schipper Jr. professorships at Harvard Law School (HLS), died Dec. 7 surrounded by his family. He was 78.
The Tennis Camps at Harvard (TCH), one of the areas most appealing summer activities for children and adults, will start its 16th season on June 12 at the Beren Tennis Center at Soldiers Field Athletic Complex.
Tay nabs rookie honors The Ivy League nominated Harvard basketball's Emily Tay '09 its Rookie of the Week for the period beginning Dec. 12. The freshman ...
The intimate confines of the fencing room in Harvards Malkin Athletic Center are perhaps better-suited for practice than competition, but on the evening of Dec. 7, it was bursting at the seams as a raucous and impassioned crowd of Crimson supporters watched the Harvard fencing teams continue their strong start with convincing victories over Brandeis.
Rev. Griswold to preach at Memorial Church service The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold III '59 will preach at the Memorial Church on Sunday (Dec. 18) at the 11 ...
Family Firm Institute honors HBS professor Renato Tagiuri, professor of social sciences in business administration emeritus at Harvard Business School ...
Robin Abrahams is living her dream. I always wanted to be an advice columnist, she said. As a young girl, I was always very attracted to the character of Lucy from Peanuts with her booth of psychiatric advice for five cents. I wasnt quite sure what psychiatric advice was, but I was quite sure I could dispense it.
Harvard College has created the Program for Research in Science and Engineering (PRISE) to establish a stimulating, collegial, and diverse residential community for Harvard undergraduates engaged in summer research in life science, physical science, applied science, mathematics, and engineering.
With thousands of foreign scholars coming to Cambridge and Boston to study and to pursue careers in research or teaching, Harvard has long been a global university. Increasingly, in addition to being a global destination, Harvard has been extending itself to locations around the world, either in partnerships with governments and institutions or through physical sites.
Harvard University Monday (Dec. 12) announced the creation of a University-wide program on Islamic studies, made possible by a $20 million gift from Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud. The new program will build on Harvards strong commitment to the study of the religious traditions of the world. It will also augment Harvards existing strength by increasing the number of faculty focused on Islamic studies, providing additional support to graduate students, and making rare Islamic textual sources available in digital format.
President Lawrence H. Summers will hold office hours for students in his Massachusetts Hall office on the following dates:
Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department for the week ending Dec. 12. The official log is located at 1033 Massachusetts Ave., sixth floor, and is available online at http://www.hupd.harvard.edu/.
Dec. 3, 1954 - During Radcliffe's 75th Anniversary ceremony, Radcliffe President Wilbur Kitchener Jordan presents Ada Louise Comstock (Notestein, since her ...
At its seventh meeting of the year on Dec. 14, the Faculty Council received a report from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Resources Committee and from the dean for development.
Just over 800 students were admitted to Harvard Colleges Class of 2010 under the Early Action program this week (Dec. 14-15), the smallest number since the Class of 1999. While the exact numbers were not available by press time as the Admissions Committee finished its final deliberations, it appears that there will be 80 or so fewer admitted compared with last years 892 for the Class of 2009.
Drawing from an early-adopter survey conducted through Gartner, Harvard College student Derek Slater and Mike McGuire, Gartner research director, found ...
The narwhal has a tooth, or tusk, which emerges from the left side of the upper jaw and is an evolutionary mystery that defies many of the known ...
You may not have noticed, but the smallest revolution in world history is under way. Laboratories and factories have begun to make medical sensors and ...
The Faculty Committee on Education Abroad and the Harvard College Office of International Programs have announced the winners of the first funding cycle of the International Innovation Fund grant program, which supports University faculty-sponsored initiatives in education abroad for undergraduates.
The Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) recognized Clinical Professor of Developmental Biology Donald B. Giddon for his contribution to the Defining the Future of Dental Medicine campaign by naming a conference room and adjoining office space in his honor at a Dec. 6 ceremony. The Professor Donald B. Giddon, DMD, Ph.D., Behavioral Science Research Area and Conference Room are on the fifth floor of the new 53,000-square-foot Research and Education Building at HSDM. The Research and Education Building is the Schools first new permanent building since the original brick edifice was constructed in 1906.
Whats Maya Lin been up to since she won a national competition with her design for the Washington, D.C., Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall when she was a 21-year-old senior at Yale?