October 11, 2018
Citing their “exceptional creativity,” the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded three GSAS alumni with MacArthur Foundation Fellowships: Clifford Brangwynne, PhD ’07, applied physics; Kristina Olson, PhD ’08, psychology; and...
October 3, 2018
Matthew Hayek, PhD '17 in environmental science and engineering, doesn’t have beef with the cattle industry—he just wants people to understand the environmental impact of the grass-fed burger on the menu at their favorite gastropub.
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,...
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...
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-...
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...
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...
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.
July 6, 2018
Harvard's 367th Commencement Ceremony took place on May 24, 2018, under sunny skies in Harvard Yard. Below are a few snapshots of the day, from the Breakfast with the Deans and the parade down Oxford Street to the Morning Exercises and a celebratory...
June 21, 2018
For the hundreds of thousands of individuals in the US who suffer from paralysis or weakness in an arm or hand, daily tasks like lifting boxes or cooking dinner can be nearly impossible. Sam Kesner is working to help them regain some lost function...

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