May 27, 2020
On May 27, 2020, 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...
February 25, 2020
Garth McCavana, dean for student affairs, will retire from his position at the end of the 2019–2020 academic year, after serving GSAS for 26 years and Harvard for 32 years. Dean for Student Affairs Garth McCavana, PhD '90, with a copy of the...
February 12, 2020
As GSAS alumni, you are, I know, keenly aware of the importance of effective advising and its centrality to the successful completion of a graduate student’s education. A positive experience can lead to meaningful lifelong professional and personal...
February 12, 2020
Howard Gardner, PhD ’71, wrote the book on how to change minds, but he acknowledges that minds are not always easy—or even possible—to change. PhD candidate Zoe Jenkin, who studies philosophy of mind, thinks she knows why. John H. and Elisabeth A...
February 12, 2020
Janet Conrad, PhD ’93, considered studying the stars as a child, but eventually decided to investigate something continuously produced by them: neutrinos. Through her research, Conrad has overturned the standard model's assumptions about these...
November 21, 2019
The latest books from GSAS alumni explore life after death, ponder the future of US supremacy in global politics, and celebrate an itinerant Jewish theatrical troupe.
October 25, 2019
The latest books from GSAS alumni revisit the history of Nathan Hale and Moses Dunbar, take the long view on reproductive health, and dive into Japan's post-war "identity crisis."
October 24, 2019
Data scientist will speak about accountable algorithms and what academic institutions can do to mitigate harm.
September 20, 2019
Alexander L. Fattal, PhD ’14, examines the role of media in the decades-long military conflict between the Colombian state and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
September 13, 2019
Reviewing the history of migration through a different lens.