Tag: Sarah Sweeney

  • Science & Tech

    Explaining the Higgs

    A Q&A with science Professor Lisa Randall, author of a new book explaining the significance of the Higgs boson, and why its discovery matters.

    6 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Found in translation

    An associate curator at the Woodberry Poetry Room is also a translator who has brought a Chinese poet’s work to life for a widening audience.

    4 minutes
  • Arts & Culture

    Persian inspiration

    Farrin Abbas Zadeh, a visiting fellow in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, has mounted an art show called “A Window to Heaven: Motifs of Nature in Life and Dream.”

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Dining in the dark

    Nick Hoekstra, a blind student at the Graduate School of Education, devised a three-course meal for 30 students, an affair called “Dining in the Dark.”

    3 minutes
  • Arts & Culture

    Poets, meet translators

    Noted Spanish-language poets are visiting Harvard this week in a first-of-its-kind event that pairs the poets and their works with top translators in the field.

    3 minutes
  • Science & Tech

    Flour power

    Chef Joanne Chang ’91 returned to campus to delve into the basis of sweets as part of the “Science and Cooking” lecture series.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Sox title strikes right note

    An organist of 11 years for the Red Sox, Harvard library assistant Josh Kantor serenaded fans deep into the night after the team’s World Series win.

    2 minutes
  • Arts & Culture

    Poetry spreads its web

    At month’s end, Professor Elisa New will begin teaching “Poetry in America,” her first digital course on HarvardX.

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Common Threads: In-between days

    What to wear when it’s not quite sweater weather, not quite right for short sleeves? In those in-between days when the season is sorting itself out, dressing at Harvard can be a head-scratching task — especially for those incoming students hailing from balmier climates.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    The beep ball player

    Aqil Sajjad is blind, but he loves sports. So he’s playing on beep ball, a sport that features a chirping baseball that is delivered by a sighted pitcher to a blindfolded batter.

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Seasoned with salsa

    This month, the Harvard Allston Education Portal has been offering dance lessons from Marco Perez-Moreno, a Harvard alumnus and professional ballroom dancer.

    4 minutes
  • Arts & Culture

    On closer inspection, not such a plain Jane

    In her latest work, “Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin,” Jill Lepore, a professor of U.S. history at Harvard and a staff writer for The New Yorker, brings Benjamin Franklin’s sister out of history’s fog and into the open.

    4 minutes
  • Arts & Culture

    A woman’s endless work

    Author Claire Messud discussed her latest novel during an appearance at Harvard as part of the Writers at Work series. “Midlife hits people at different times,” said Messud, a former Radcliffe Fellow. “That moment you realize life is finite, it has a horizon.”

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Planting for peace

    Mexican artist Pedro Reyes visited the Arnold Arboretum to plant a hydrangea — using a shovel made from the metal of surrendered firearms — as part of his Palas por Pistolas (Shovels for Guns) program.

    3 minutes
  • Nation & World

    Take-home lessons

    Viridiana Rios is a native of Mexico City. Rios, a graduating doctoral student in Harvard’s Department of Government, also is an adviser to Mexico’s minister of finance.

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    An author finds her voice

    Addressing a diversity dialogue session, author Esmeralda Santiago, who was born in Puerto Rico, recalls how she grew up living in two ethnic worlds, and how she embraced her roots, in life and literature.

    3 minutes
  • Nation & World

    A wild Rose in bloom

    Former dropout and wild child L. Todd Rose, an unconventional learner, is blazing new trails at the Ed School and has written a book about his journey, called “Square Peg.”

    6 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    A league of her own

    Harvard freshman Christina Gao is also a top-ranked figure skater, and is doing so well in competitions that she’s taking a leaving from school to train for the Olympics.

    3 minutes
  • Arts & Culture

    James Wood’s lighter side

    James Wood, Harvard professor and New Yorker critic, talked to the Gazette about his new book, “The Fun Stuff,” losing himself in music, and a looser approach to fiction.

    8 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Scuba, the Harvard way

    Wintersession offers Harvard College students unusual opportunities to explore fresh interests and develop new skill sets, such as personal-finance management, first-responder certification, and ethnic cooking mastery.

    2 minutes
  • Arts & Culture

    He wrote the book of love

    A neurologist who teaches at Harvard Medical School ponders love and its complexities in his latest book, “What to Read on Love, Not Sex: Freud, Fiction, and the Articulation of Truth in Modern Psychological Science.”

    4 minutes
  • Arts & Culture

    Apocalypse now? Hardly

    During a sometimes tongue-in-cheek lecture on Wednesday, Professor David Carrasco discussed the historical origins of humankind’s periodic preoccupations with the apocalypse.

    3 minutes
  • Arts & Culture

    Poetry in the making

    David McCann, the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature, is spreading his love of sijo, a poetic form.

    4 minutes
  • Arts & Culture

    ‘Hidden Lake’

    Josh Bell, Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on English, reads his poem “Hidden Lake.”

    1 minute
  • Arts & Culture

    ‘While Josh Sleeps’

    Josh Bell, Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on English, reads his poem “While Josh Sleeps.”

    6 minutes
  • Arts & Culture

    For whom Josh Bell tolls

    Poet Josh Bell, the new Briggs-Copeland lecturer, calls on the spirit of rocker Vince Neil in his latest poems.

    7 minutes
  • Arts & Culture

    The literary landscape

    Sponsored by the Woodberry Poetry Room, the Literary Homecoming drew representatives from the English Department, the Harvard Review, the Harvard Advocate, Speak Out Loud, Tuesday magazine, among others.

    3 minutes
  • Science & Tech

    ‘Thou shall be inventive’

    Chef-mixologist Dave Arnold and kitchen science author Harold McGee kicked off the third season of the “Science and Cooking” lecture series, looking at both the history and versatility of food.

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Amid the gold rush

    Harvard Olympians are making headway in the 2012 London Olympic Games.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    You’re all right, lefty

    On the baseball diamond, senior Brent Suter serves up pitches, and off the field he pitches service.

    4 minutes