June 24, 2022
As a PhD student, I dipped my toe into science journalism. From completing a science journalism fellowship to then freelancing for news outlets, I was tasked with telling a broad readership about the latest advances in science. Let...
May 20, 2022
In Anthony Horowitz’s novel, The Word is Murder , a novelist (also named Anthony Horowitz) agrees to serve as a ghostwriter for former London police detective Daniel Hawthorne. At one point during his investigation, Hawthorne...
May 6, 2022
In April, the FWC held its annual speaker series, sponsoring two panels about academic publishing. The first, moderated by postdoctoral fellow Jordan Wilkerson, focused on publishing in STEM journals and featured PLOS editor Debora...
April 22, 2022
When you are done with your work this semester, I hope that your achievements will be lauded with celebratory music. It is not completely beyond the realm of possibility that, upon your final keystroke, the Harvard University Band...
April 13, 2022
GSAS students Zubia Hasan and Laura Nicolae as well as incoming student Osareman Okolo have been awarded a 2022 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a merit-based graduate school program for 30 immigrants and children of immigrants.
April 8, 2022
Flowers are blooming in the Boston Public Garden, the Boston Marathon is just around the corner, and if our allergies aren’t hassling us on walks to campus, then the rain is. This can only mean that April has arrived, that...
April 7, 2022
Although Juliana García-Mejía and Karina Mathew study very different fields today at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the two share a preoccupation, reflected in their research, with the prospect of worlds beyond our own. Both are advancing knowledge in ways that could change the way we think about the search for extraterrestrial life. And both are doing work that forces us to reconsider the place of humanity in the stars—and in our own stories.
March 25, 2022
Picture this: You’re sitting through a conference talk. The speaker is friendly and confident. Their figures are sleek, with plenty of results. Their research methods are elegant. But at the end, you’re still asking...
March 4, 2022
I’ve been watching a lot of college basketball lately. One of my cousins coaches a highly ranked Division III team, and I love cheering them on from my kitchen table. More specifically, I enjoy watching them cruise to victory:...
February 18, 2022
I am what they call an “anxious traveler.” Especially on airplanes. Statistical assurances, mechanical-theoretical explanations, the collective buttressing of stolid reason itself is powerless against the full-body panic...

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