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Students at the University of Liberia weigh rubber tree wood chips prior to burning them on a small metal stove in a calorimetry experiment to determine whether they might be an adequate source of energy for the west African nation. The experiment was part of a science workshop presented by Harvard chemist Adam Cohen, M.D.-Ph.D. student Benjamin Rapoport, and MIT graduate student Elizabeth Wood.

Basic science

Harvard and MIT scientists bolster teaching in war-ravaged Liberia



In 2007, Harvard researchers Hugo Garcia (from left), Reina Flores, Vicky Karas, Barbara Fash, and Citlali Sanchez were in Yaxchilan, Mexico, bringing new technology to the archaeological site.

Beyond boundaries

As the pace of globalization quickens, Harvard embraces the world as its classroom