Seattle Times environmental reporter Lynda Mapes turned her fellowship year at Harvard Forest into a book titled “Witness Tree.”
Harvard sophomore Ashley LaLonde auditioned for a role in “Hamilton” and landed one in the American Repertory Theater production “Burn All Night.”
Young refugees living in Dorchester learned English at a summer camp taught by Harvard students. Morning classes were followed by afternoon field trips to places such as the Boston Children’s Museum and harbor islands.
Celebrated writer Michael Pollan talks to the Gazette about joining the Creative Writing Program as the Lewis K. Chan Arts Lecturer.
As members of Harvard’s Texas Club prepare a vigil, University experts offer advice on how best to help those in need from the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Study finds guardian gene that protects against Type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases exerts its pancreas-shielding effects by altering the gut microbiota.
On Capitol Hill, the everyday business of government rolls along, aided by many Harvard-trained officials.
Harvard President Drew Faust called for listeners to take a stand against bigotry and racism during the first Morning Prayers of the academic year.
Harvard Film Archive has programmed films by Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow and others for its “Night of the Vampire.”
In her final convocation address, Harvard President Drew Faust urged freshmen to challenge assumptions, connect with classmates, and embrace diversity.
The Harvard Jazz Bands make and learn music, absorb culture on summer tour of Cuba.
The 25 gates in Harvard Yard manage a rare feat: They are pragmatic and artistic at the same time.
The extreme winter of 2013–2014 created conditions for a Harvard grad student to expand his work on green anole lizards into study of natural selection in action.
Harvard experts say that changing the language of addiction is key to fighting the stigma attached to it.
After discovering that the complexity inherent in birdsongs results from a controllable instability in the organ used to create them, researchers at the Harvard Paulson School have developed a mimicking device.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s clinical trial confirms its “inflammatory hypothesis” — reducing inflammation cuts the risk of future cardiovascular events.
An undergraduate deciphers the meaning of Incan knots, giving long-dead native South American people a chance to speak.
The midpoint of the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center renovation project was celebrated in a traditional topping-off ceremony.
Cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier, a fellow with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, discusses what consumers can do to protect themselves from government and corporate surveillance.
Study finds out-of-pocket health care costs can lead to financial problems for survivors of childhood cancer.
Harvard's Class of 2021 settles into its dorms with family and friends helping them make the transition on the official move-in day.
Michael Medaugh, who in seventh grade exchanged notes with Harvard President Drew Faust, worked hard and is now a College freshman.
The sunny, modular home architect Richard Rogers designed for his parents in the 1960s now serves as an urban studies lab for the Graduate School of Design.
A Harvard study links an individual’s psychological basis for enforcing group hierarchies to national indicators.
The 42nd annual Harvard Cambridge Senior Luncheon brought nearly 1,000 senior citizens to Harvard Yard for the special event.
The Crimson Summer Academy welcomes 30 new Crimson Scholars to attend its three-summer program. When fully completed, the nearly 100 students have experienced rigorous academic opportunities, with 85 percent later attending a four-year college.
As photography developed, Harvard astronomers embraced it as a scientific means to understand the sky.
While many of their peers were relaxing, a handful of Harvard students spent their summer immersing themselves in Viking history on a remote Danish island.
Allston resident and Harvard intern Jose Mendoza is giving back to the Ed Portal, which he credits for shaping him and his community.
Researchers at SEAS, the Wyss Institute, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a nontoxic coating that deters marine life from attaching to surfaces in a breakthrough for maritime travel and commerce.
New research from Harvard Medical School casts doubt on the prevailing model of memory formation, suggesting that the brain may be far more flexible.
The price tag for constructing a long-discussed north-south rail link between Boston’s North and South stations is now estimated at $4 billion to $6 billion, much less than prior estimates, according to a new study.
Bart Bonikowski, an associate professor who studies political sociology and nationalist political movements, discusses the seeming resurgence of white supremacist and nationalist groups in the wake of the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Va.
The Cambridge-Harvard Summer Academy invites area high school students to participate in a hands-on lab class work at Harvard.
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.
Harvard researchers have teamed with local departments to examine cancer hazards contained in firehouse life.
A new Harvard study is the first to definitively show that the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis has dramatically increased in recent decades.
A cross between camp and summer school, the Harvard Ed Portal program lets kids learn by having fun.
Creative writing lecturer Paul Yoon talks to the Gazette about his new book, "The Mountain," and about his process, teaching, and the thinking behind his new story collection.
Investigators at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center reported a sharp rise in opioid-related admissions and deaths in U.S. intensive care units since 2009.
Fred Lee Glimp Jr. ’50, Ph.D. ’64, who gave 50 years of service to Harvard, passed away in June at the age of 91.
Political scientist Maya Sen discusses why she believes that, despite accusations by the president and many on the right, a lawyer’s history of political donations to Democrats isn’t proof of professional bias.
The disease-targeting embryo edit at Oregon Health & Science University signals a path for “those rare situations where the genes really are life-threatening,” says Harvard bioethicist Robert Truog.
The Smithsonian and Harvard have released an interactive app ahead of the 2017 total solar eclipse, giving Americans a front-row seat to a rare celestial event.
A paper co-authored by Harvard economist Daniel Shoag found that Japanese-Americans who were sent to internment camps in poorer regions fared worse than those who were sent to richer areas, and the economic disadvantage persisted for generations.
“It often seems that partisans believe they are so correct that others will eventually come to see the obviousness of their correctness,” said Todd Rogers of the Harvard Kennedy School about his new research.
After the Senate’s failure to reform Obamacare, Harvard economist David Cutler assesses what occurred and what the future might hold.
Digitization of Harvard’s fossil insect collection produced a surprising twist: The return to Germany of hundreds of Eocene insects frozen in amber.
Study uses computer vision algorithm to study Google Street View images to show urban shifts.
Researchers have identified more than 760 genes upon which cancer cells of multiple types are strongly dependent for their growth and survival.