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Harvard’s legacy of intellectual discovery

In science and medicine and across the humanities, Harvard has a legacy of transformative intellectual breakthroughs. As the University officially kicks off its 375th anniversary celebration, contemporary faculty members explain moments in Harvard’s history that revolutionized their areas of expertise, and in the process changed the world.

Leading Business Education

Nitin Nohria
Dean, Harvard Business School
Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration
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The Cognitive Revolution

Steven Pinker
Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology
Harvard College Professor
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The Power of Theater

Diane Paulus
Artistic Director, American Repertory Theater
Professor of the Practice of Theater, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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Organ Transplant

Nicholas L. Tilney
Francis D. Moore Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
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Multiple Intelligences

Tina Grotzer
Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Rethinking the Classics

David F. Elmer
Assistant Professor of the Classics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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Surgical Anesthesia

Allan M. Brandt
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine, Harvard
Medical School
Professor of the History of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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First Programmable Computer

Michael D. Smith
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
John H. Finley Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, SEAS
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Case Method

Todd Rakoff
Byrne Professor of Administrative Law, Harvard Law School
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Reinforcement Theory

Mahzarin R. Banaji
Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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Sports Helmets, Catcher’s Mask

Thomas J. Gill IV
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Chief, MGH Sports Medicine Service
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Revolutionizing Egyptology

Peter Der Manuelian
Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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Designated Drivers

Barry R. Bloom
Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health
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The Invention of GIS

Charles Waldheim
Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture
John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture, Graduate School of Design
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Reshaping the Humanities

Stephen Greenblatt
Cogan University Professor
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Literary Luminaries

James R. Russell
Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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