74 Harvard Undergraduates Awarded 2023 Hoopes Prize
This year’s Hoopes Prize-winning topics include a classicist’s examination of transgender lives in ancient Rome, an astrophysicist’s research on superluminous supernovae, and a mechanical engineer’s creation of a compressed air assisted bicycle.
Harvard Fine Arts Library May Move to Lamont Library, Feasibility Study Suggests
Harvard is considering moving its Fine Arts Library into Lamont Library from Littauer Center, a change that would dedicate significant space in the historically undergraduate library to materials on arts and architecture.
Jeffrey Epstein Met With Harvard Professor Martin Nowak and Noam Chomsky in 2015 in Harvard Office
Financier and sex trafficker Jeffrey E. Epstein met with Harvard professor Martin A. Nowak, linguist Noam Chomsky, and other unidentified academics in March 2015, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
Scientists Discuss Medical Effects of Psychedelic Drugs at Harvard Law School Petrie-Flom Panel
A panel of three researchers discussed the medical effects of psychedelic drugs at a virtual event hosted by Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics on Thursday.
Harvard School of Public Health Launches Mindfulness Center Through $25M Gift
The Harvard School of Public Health launched the Thich Nhat Hanh Center for Mindfulness on Wednesday with funding from a $25 million gift from an anonymous donor.
Harvard Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability Discusses Salata Institute’s New Seed Grant Program
Harvard’s Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability on April 17 launched a new grant program, awarding $30,000 to fund research and workshops on emergent topics related to climate change.
Former Harvard Professor Charles Lieber Asks for No Prison Time Ahead of Sentencing, Citing Cancer Battle
As convicted ex-Harvard professor Charles M. Lieber awaits his sentencing hearing on Wednesday for lying to federal investigators about his ties to China, his attorneys asked a federal judge to spare him from prison, while prosecutors requested a 90-day sentence last week.
Foreign Policy Experts Discuss Effects of Vietnam War at Harvard Kennedy School Talk
Foreign policy experts discussed the impact of the Vietnam War on relations between the United States and Vietnam, as well as the war’s multigenerational health consequences, at a Thursday panel held at Harvard Kennedy School.
Penn State Researcher Jessica Williams Discusses Worker Health and Safety in Health Care Industry
Health policy researcher Jessica A. Williams discussed how to prioritize health and wellbeing among low-wage health care workers in a Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies talk Wednesday afternoon.
Harvard-China Project Hosts Webinar on China’s Carbon Neutral Transition
Xinyu Chen, a professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, discussed the current state and future of China’s carbon neutral transition in a virtual lecture Wednesday morning.
Academics Discuss Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Adaptation at Mahindra Humanities Center
University of Washington Bothell Earth Sciences professor Margaret H. Redsteer discussed the role of Indigenous knowledge in climate adaptation during a lecture hosted by the Mahindra Humanities Center on Thursday.
Tenth Annual Harvard Horizons Symposium Features Presentations From Nine Ph.D. Candidates
Nine Harvard Ph.D. students presented their research to the public at the 10th annual Harvard Horizons symposium held Tuesday evening in Sanders Theatre.
Harvard-Affiliated Researchers Analyze Ancient DNA to Explore History of Swahili Coast
Researchers affiliated with Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Department of Human Evolutionary Biology found Asian and African DNA in ancient human remains on the Swahili Coast in a paper published last month.
Oxford Professor Asifa Majid Calls for Greater Diversity in Linguistic Research in Harvard Radcliffe Talk
Asifa Majid, a William Bentinck-Smith Fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, presented her findings on the building blocks of language and conceptual variation during a presentation Monday.
Harvard Medical School Study Reveals Role of Neutrophils in Cancer Immunotherapy Treatments
Researchers from Harvard Medical School, the University of Geneva, and Ludwig Cancer Research published a study last week suggesting neutrophils can play an important role in improving cancer immunotherapy outcomes.
Harvard, Mass General Researchers Find Link Between Covid-19 in Mothers and Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Children
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers found a correlation between Covid-19 infection contracted during pregnancy and risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring in a paper published last month.
Harvard IOP Youth Poll Finds Majority of Young Americans Support Stricter Gun Laws
A new Harvard Institute of Politics poll found that 63 percent of young Americans support stricter gun laws, according to early results released Tuesday.
Harvard Scientists Study Impact of Infections on Social Behavior in Animals
New research at Harvard’s Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology sheds light on how infections can alter the social behavior of animals.
Harvard Kennedy School Research Shows Youth Participation in Major Protests Increases Likelihood of Success
Major nonviolent protests with higher levels of youth participation are more likely to be successful, according to a study by the United States Institute of Peace in collaboration with Harvard Kennedy School professor Erica Chenoweth and lecturer Zoe Marks.
Egyptologist Discusses Ancient Egyptians’ Understanding of Meteorites at Harvard Museum Event
Egyptologist Victoria Almansa-Villatoro, a junior research fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, delivered a lecture on meteoritic iron in ancient Egypt at the Harvard Museum of Science and Culture Thursday evening.
Five Articles by Harvard Medical School Researchers Retracted for Data Discrepancies
Two medical journals, Surgery and Oncogene, retracted five articles by Harvard Medical School professors Edward E. Whang and Stanley W. Ashley, Medical School emeritus professor Michael J. Zinner, and two other researchers earlier this month and at the end of last year.
Harvard Grid Accelerator Awards Funding to Five Research Projects to Drive Entrepreneurship
The Harvard Grid Accelerator awarded funding last month to five Harvard-led research projects aiming to bring innovative technologies to the market.
Harvard Salata Institute Sponsors Six New Student-Led Climate Initiatives
Harvard’s Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability announced that it is sponsoring six new student-led climate projects across campus through its Student Organization Funding Pilot Program in a Feb. 13 press release.
Researchers Call on NIH to Stop Funding Primate Experiments at Harvard Medical School
More than 380 researchers signed a Feb. 8 letter asking the National Institutes of Health to stop funding nonhuman primate experiments at Harvard Medical School.
Harvard Salata Institute Announces Grants to Five Interdisciplinary Climate Research Clusters
The Harvard Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability announced grants to five research groups featuring 30 faculty members from across the University on Monday, marking the first projects funded by the Salata Institute since its establishment in fall 2022.