Harvard-led Research Team Receives Department of Defense Award
The Department of Defense awarded its Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative prize to a team of researchers led by Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences professor Katia Bertoldi for the team’s work studying origami structures.
Harvard University Native American Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Plans for the Future
As the Harvard University Native American Program celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, program affiliates said they aim to continue and grow its mission to support Indigenous students on campus in the years to come.
With Virtual Instruction, Faculty Juggle Teaching, Research, Diapers, and Daycare
Mathematics associate senior lecturer Dusty E. Grundmeier first noticed headlines circulating about the novel coronavirus at the start of the spring 2020 semester. He immediately became concerned that the spreading virus would drastically alter the course of the spring semester.
OEB Professor Ortega-Hernández Discovers Ancient Arthropod Species
Organismic and Evolutionary Biology assistant professor Javier Ortega-Hernández, as part of a team of international paleontologists, has discovered a new shrimp-like species originating from the early Cambrian period through a technique called micro-computed tomography.
Harvard Physicists Refine Images of Black Hole
A team led by scientists at the Harvard Black Hole Initiative published an article Wednesday outlining a method to simulate sharper images of a black hole.
Admins Defend Spousal Hiring Policy, Say Harvard Is Past Days of ‘Honey, We're Moving to Cambridge’
The issue arose in the final report of the Government Department Committee on Climate Change, which outlined a litany of challenges and potential changes to departmental policies, including those surrounding faculty recruitment and retention.
Across Harvard’s Schools, Percentage of Female and Underrepresented Minority Faculty Remains Stagnant
The percentage of female and underrepresented minority faculty at Harvard has remained largely stagnant over the past year, according to the University’s annual Faculty Diversity and Development report released Wednesday.
Harvard Astronomers Help Capture First-Ever Image of Black Hole
A research group led by a Harvard scientist unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole Wednesday morning, drawing praise from both the scientific community and the general public.
School of Public Health Professor to Direct Advanced Leadership Initiative
Meredith B. Rosenthal, a professor of health economics and policy at the School of Public Health, will direct the Advanced Leadership Initiative starting January 2019.
Harvard Geneticist Discusses Insights and Questions from Ancient DNA
“In the last few years, the cost of genetic sequencing has decreased by a factor of a million,” David E. Reich '96 said. “This has revealed how little was known about the genetic relationships between people.”
Spooky Shakespeare HarvardX Course Debuts on Halloween
A new massive open online course will debut on HarvardX Monday, but with a special Halloween twist: the course is titled “Hamlet’s Ghost.”
Ethnicity, Migration, Rights Committee Forms Human Rights Group
The Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights recently selected 13 students to participate in the inaugural Human Rights Studies Working Group, which will expose students to opportunities and resources related to human rights.
Evolutionary Biologist Puts Agassiz’s Views on Race Under Microscope
Evolutionary biologist Joseph L. Graves examined the controversial history of former Harvard professor Louis Agassiz’s views on race and human evolution.
One Semester In, Doyle Outlines Vision for SEAS
Arriving at Harvard by way of the University of California at Santa Barbara, Doyle has taken the helm at a unique time in SEAS’s history.
SEAS Neighbors Eye Soon-to-be Vacated Space
As Harvard finalizes plans for the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s new Allston campus, the school’s current neighbors, from the Museum of Comparative Zoology to the Physics Department, are eagerly eyeing the space in Cambridge it will vacate.
CS50 Forays Into High School Computer Science with AP Pilot
CS50, one of the College's largest courses, is adding high school education to its sizeable portfolio with an AP Course supported heavily by Microsoft and currently being piloted in more than 40 high schools across the nation.
Harvard and MIT Launch New Online Cross-Registration System
Harvard students hoping to cross-register at MIT will encounter a simpler, online-only process to do so starting Tuesday, where previously they had to go through a bevy of logistical hurdles.
Paying the Price
The University remains opposed to divesting its $35.9 billion endowment from fossil fuels, steadfast in the face of numerous sit-ins and demonstrations by students, alumni, and faculty affiliated with the activist group Divest Harvard.
"Anyone whose life is significantly affected by a decision should have a forum in which they can weigh in on or react to that decision," said History professor Maya Jasanoff ’96.
Jodi Goldstein Tapped To Lead I-Lab
Goldstein will assume her new position at the end of the academic year following the departure of current i-Lab director Gordon S. Jones.
Profs Urge Interdisciplinarity in CS Expansion
Faculty and students in the proliferating computer science program say that it should build upon Harvard’s liberal arts tradition and expand existing interdisciplinary offerings.
Bol Authorized Study that Photographed Faculty, Students in Class without Notice
Bol’s comments came in response to a question from Computer Science professor Harry R. Lewis ’68, who said he learned of the photographing—which took place during the spring 2014 semester—from two of his colleagues.
Task Force Readies Class Scheduling Change Proposals
In two of the proposals, the majority of FAS classes would meet in 90-minute blocks twice a week, over four days. The third would make few scheduling changes and is “very similar” to the current schedule
Education and the Campaign
As Harvard seeks to improve its teaching and learning practices through the campaign, some faculty members wonder where the school’s innovation is headed.
2014-2015 Du Bois Institute Fellows Announced
The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research announced its 23 W. E. B. Du Bois fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year on Tuesday.