August 6, 2018
A few years before Freddie Gray’s death, Samantha Hawkins walked past a corner store near a Baltimore neighborhood center where she’d been volunteering. Overnight, in an impromptu memorial to a victim of violence, someone had spray-... Read More
August 13, 2018
Earlier this year, Facebook feeds filled with selfies alongside works of art, matched through the Google Arts and Culture app. While many enjoyed connecting themselves to famous portraits by Renoir or Rembrandt, others raised privacy concerns,... Read More
August 7, 2018
The research of Leah Aronowsky, a historian of science, often revolves around one question: “How do scientists obtain knowledge of environmental phenomena that unfold on the scale of the entire planet?” Aronowsky is currently a Mellon... Read More
August 2, 2018
In the summer of 2017 , shortly after receiving a PhD in applied mathematics from Harvard, Christopher Horvat ventured to the Nares Strait—a narrow passageway between the world’s two northernmost landmasses, Greenland and Ellesmere Island. A sea ice... Read More
August 1, 2018
In Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder , Caroline Fraser, PhD ’87, provides the first in-depth, scholarly biography of the pioneer girl who influenced generations of young children. The book, which earned her a Pulitzer... Read More
July 30, 2018
Lawrence Bacow, PhD ’78, Grew up interested in ham radios and science fairs, all while expecting to become a lawyer like his father. Now the 29th president of Harvard University, Bacow’s circuitous route to Harvard’s top post has taken him from mathematics to economics and public policy.Read More
August 14, 2018
Featured Review A Language the Land Is Inventing (WorldTech Editions, 2017) is a collection of poems by Ann Philips (AM ’73, Slavic Languages & Literatures). Philips explores themes that range from family and identity to the infirmities of old... Read More