May 26, 2021
Last summer, racial violence gave rise to a national reckoning in America, throwing into sharp relief the systemic racism facing people of color and the urgent need for more widespread awareness of the ways in which white privilege undermines social...
May 26, 2021
In a virtual ceremony on May 26, 2021, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) awarded the Centennial Medal to four distinguished alumni who have made fundamental and lasting contributions to knowledge, to their disciplines, to their colleagues, and to society.
May 20, 2021
Profiles of some of the 10 outstanding students who will receive their PhDs from Harvard in the field of astrophysics on Thursday, May 27.
May 11, 2021
“Everything is theoretically impossible until it is done,” wrote the American science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein in 1952. He might have been talking about the logistics of creating a campus-like experience via Zoom during a...
May 6, 2021
Psychologist Qi Wang, PhD ’00, professor of human development and director of the Culture and Cognition Lab at Cornell University, discusses the anti-Asian racial stereotypes deeply embedded in US culture.
April 22, 2021
Classics scholar James Calvin Taylor, PhD ’20, says that by studying the Ancient Romans—particularly the natural historian Pliny the Elder—we can better understand why it is so difficult to come to terms with our capacity to inflict lasting damage on the natural world.
April 5, 2021
Recent GSAS alumna Jackie Jahn studies policing as a public health issue with particular attention to its effects on traditionally marginalized communities.
February 22, 2021
Jean Berko Gleason, PhD ’58, reflects on her time at GSAS, the field of psycholinguistics, and the groundbreaking “Wug Test” that forever changed scientists’ understanding of how children learn language.
February 22, 2021
Marva Barnett, PhD ’80, expounds on classic novel’s lessons of love and forgiveness in a time of crisis.
February 22, 2021
Scholars point to continuing strength of conservatism in the aftermath of the 2020 election.

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