May 27, 2020
Albert Fishlow has been improving our understanding of the economic history and development of Brazil and Latin America for six decades—and counting. He is professor emeritus at two institutions: the University of California, Berkeley, where...
May 27, 2020
When NASA’s Galileo spacecraft reached Jupiter in 1995, Margaret Kivelson was on the brink of a revolutionary discovery: Earth is not the only ocean world in our solar system. By studying magnetic field data, Kivelson demonstrated that Europa...
May 27, 2020
When the poet Wallace Stevens speaks of “The vital, the never-failing genius, / Fulfilling … meditations, great and small” in the final canto of “The Auroras of Autumn,” one could easily imagine that he is speaking of...
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 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...
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.
September 12, 2019
Emilio Kourí, AB ’84, PhD ’96, studies the social and economic history of rural Mexico since Independence.
September 5, 2019
CRISPR has emerged as a tool with the power to eradicate disease, and it is transforming scientific research throughout the world.