Eurozone’s ongoing problems create a ripple effect in developing nations, says World Bank president.
Parts of the U.S. economy have been recovering for more than a year, but American jobs haven’t yet returned along with renewed profits. Harvard experts offer insights into what large-scale unemployment means for the nation, and what policymakers and others can do to fix a balky system.
Rick Burkhardt and his team of collaborators recast the song cycle by Austrian composer Franz Schubert to both deepen and lighten the experience of his somber work “Winterreise.” It is at the A.R.T. from Dec. 7 through Jan. 8.
In a study that seems to pivot on a paradox, scientists at Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have used an immune system stimulant as an immune system suppressor to treat a common, often debilitating side effect of donor stem cell transplantation in cancer patients. The effect, in some cases, was profound.
In a scientific first that could shed light on how signals travel in the brain and how learning alters neural pathways, scientists at Harvard have created genetically altered neurons that light up as they fire. The work may also lead to speedier drug development.
Friends of Henry Hubschman, HLS ’72, M.P.P. ’73, have set up a fellowship in his memory at Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School.
Harvard Business School (HBS) Professor Emeritus Charles M. Williams, a renowned authority on commercial banking and a master of the art of case method teaching who influenced the lives and careers of thousands of M.B.A. students and executives around the world, died of congestive heart failure on Nov. 17. He was 94.
The Harvard men's basketball team bested Central Florida, 59-49, in the championship game of the inaugural Battle 4 Atlantis tournament Nov. 26.
Harvard researchers have developed a “primer” to identify some of the most useful probes for super-resolution imaging. As described recently on Nature Methods’ website, the work also identified the key characteristics that are important for imaging, giving researchers a framework for evaluating other probes, or even designing custom-made molecules to use in imaging.
A new report by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs recommends transforming the U.S. energy picture by nearly doubling funding for U.S. energy technology research and instituting incentives for adopting cleaner technologies, such as a cap-and-trade program for carbon emissions.
Harvard scientists have rebuilt genetically diseased circuitry in a section of the mouse hypothalamus, an area controlling obesity and energy balance, demonstrating that complex and intricately wired circuitry of the brain long considered incapable of cellular repair can be rewired with the right type of neuronal “replacement parts.”
A combination of two drugs may alleviate radiation sickness in people who have been exposed to high levels of radiation, even when the therapy is given a day after the exposure occurred, according to a study led by scientists from Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Children’s Hospital Boston.
A new study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health has found that the volunteers who consumed a serving of canned soup each day for five days had a more than 1,000 percent increase in urinary bisphenol A (BPA) concentrations compared with the group who consumed fresh soup daily for five days. The study is one of the first to quantify BPA levels in humans after ingestion of canned foods.
The 2011 campaign for Harvard Community Gifts is under way, with a blend of Harvard traditions and new opportunities.
President Drew Faust paid a visit Nov. 17 to the popular undergraduate course anthropology 1010: "The Fundamentals of Archaeological Methods and Reasoning." Faust’s attendance was inspired by a special meeting of the course at the Harvard Ceramics Studio, where students learned how pottery is made, and got to try their hands at making their own pieces.
Students digging in Harvard Yard uncovered a major feature in the final days before the site had to be filled: a stone-lined trench that likely began the conversion of the marshy area to the high and dry land of today.
Four Harvard seniors — Sam Galler, Spencer Lenfield, Brett Rosenberg, and Victor Yang — were named 2012 American Rhodes Scholars, one of the most prestigious academic awards in the world, with just 32 selected annually.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, speaking at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, says the political system would run more smoothly if campaign donors could contribute what they wish.
A postdoctoral fellow at Harvard’s Center for the Environment, Christopher Golden, is the lead author of a paper. It says that in societies where people rely on bush meat for important micronutrients, people’s lost access to wildlife could hurt children’s health
On Dec. 15 Connie Wong will present “Inclusive Leadership: Managing Successful Teams,” as part of the FAS series Diversity Dialogues.
A total of 4,245 students have applied, and this year’s applicant pool is considerably more diverse ethnically and socioeconomically than that of any previous Early Action cycle.
Legal scholar Anita Hill discussed her experience during the 1991 confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and the civil rights work that it inspired.
The lab includes academic space, such as classrooms and meeting areas for both undergraduate and graduate students. It also provides public areas and meeting rooms designed to foster project work, as well as business development resources for Allston-Brighton and greater Boston — a population full of entrepreneurs that Harvard seeks to both help and tap into.
Harvard fell behind by a touchdown before flexing its muscle as the Ivy League champion Crimson cruised past Yale, 45-7, at Yale Bowl in the 128th edition of The Game.
Harvard researchers find that treatment with dexpramipexole — a novel drug believed to prevent dysfunction of mitochondria, the subcellular structures that provide most of a cell's energy — appears to slow symptom progression in the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Four Harvard undergraduates are among the 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars on Saturday. They will begin their studies at the University of Oxford next October.
Harvard expresses sympathy regarding the tragic death this morning before the Harvard-Yale football game and concern for those injured.
Visiting Professor Pamela Diggle took listeners into the botanical roots of Thanksgiving dinner, illustrating how nature’s everyday trials forced plants to come up with unusual — and delicious — ways to survive.
The Harvard Innovation Lab officially opened to the public Nov. 18. The ribbon cutters included President Drew Faust and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.
A student research project and a resulting booklet and website bring to light some troubling connections to the College in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Martin Karplus, Theodore William Richards Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and Professeur Conventionne at the Universite de Strasbourg, has been awarded the Antonio Feltrinelli International Prize in Chemistry by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. The award was presented at the Academy in Rome on Nov. 11.
A new art show at the Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH) Penthouse Gallery not only explores concepts of house and home, but homelessness as well.
The Harvard Law School teams in the showdown round of the Ames Moot Court Competition tried to persuade a panel headed by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to change the law of the land.
Andrew Sullivan, political commentator and blogger with The Daily Beast, gave the 2011 Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Thursday.
Harvard University officially launches the Harvard Innovation Lab today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and remarks by President Drew Faust, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and Business School Dean Nitin Nohria. The ceremony will be followed by an open house and self-guided tours of the Allston facility.
“The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,” Harvard Professor Stephen Greenblatt’s book describing how an ancient Roman philosophical epic helped pave the way for modern thought, has won the National Book Award for nonfiction.
A series of open houses will give staff in Harvard’s Central Administration, Business School, Law School, School of Public Health, Kennedy School of Government, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Graduate School of Design the chance to thank their colleagues with personal notes and share messages of appreciation.
The Harvard Writers at Work lecture series, in its third year, offers public conversations on craft, collaboration, and even challenges to writing in the digital age.
A group of researchers is working to map how the brain is wired in an effort to pinpoint the causes of — and potential treatments for — schizophrenia, autism, and a host of other disorders.
The dramatic diversity of columbine flowers can be explained by a simple change in cell shape. To match the pollinators' probing tongues, the flowers’ cells in floral spurs elongate, driving rapid speciation.
Finalists for the Innovations in American Government Award presented their initiatives today at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) before the National Selection Committee, chaired by Anthony Williams, the former mayor of Washington, D.C.
Israeli author David Grossman spoke Tuesday about becoming immersed in his writing and his characters during a packed talk in the Science Center.
Mixing historical perspective, personal reminiscence, and psychological analysis, Harvard Law School Professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr. kicked off a three-part lecture series titled “Understanding Obama” Tuesday at the Barker Center as part of the Nathan I. Huggins Lecture Series.
Three major players in contemporary music reconvened at Harvard, their alma mater, to discuss their groundbreaking opera “Nixon in China,” based on Nixon’s seminal visit in 1972.
By nestling quantum dots in an insulating egg-crate structure, researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have demonstrated a robust new architecture for quantum-dot light-emitting devices (QD-LEDs).
Harvard’s Associate University Organist and Choirmaster Christian Lane was recently named the winner of the prestigious 2011 triennial Canadian International Organ Competition.
The Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School has announced the fall visiting fellowship of Richard M. Daley, mayor of Chicago from 1989 to 2011.
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering hosted an inaugural biomolecular design competition on Nov. 5.
Philosopher Paul Tillich once denied there was a gap between religion and culture. Today, he might reach for another convergent ideal: utopia.
Harvard History Professor Maya Jasanoff has been named the winner of a Recognition of Excellence Award as part of the 2011 Cundill Prize in History at McGill University for her book “Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World.” The prize recognizes history books that have a profound literary, social, and academic impact.