August 31, 2017
Writing a dissertation is a challenging task. After years of research and study, it can be daunting to sit down in front of a blank screen. To get started, Suzanne Smith, director of the GSAS Center for Writing and Communicating Ideas (CWCI),...
May 31, 2017
Jean Fan , a PhD student in Medical Sciences studying bioinformatics and integrative genomics, is a statistician, computer scientist, and founder of CuSTEMized , a nonprofit initiative that encourages young girls’ interests in science, technology,...
May 24, 2017
On May 24, 2017, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) awarded the Centennial Medal to four outstanding alumni whose contributions to knowledge, to their disciplines, to their colleagues, and to society have made a fundamental and lasting...
May 24, 2017
The following citations were read by Kathleen Coleman, James Loeb Professor of the Classics, during the presentation of the Centennial Medals by GSAS Dean Xiao-Li Meng, Whipple V. N. Jones Professor of Statistics, on May 24, 2017. Russell...
April 19, 2017
At this time of year, many fellowship applicants have learned whether or not they have received a fellowship. This is an appropriate time for some reflections on the process. Above all, I would like to say to everyone who participated in...
April 5, 2017
In the March edition of the GSAS Bulletin , I highlighted the importance of engaging in discussion about your dissertation (“Let’s Talk about the Dissertation”), not just with your formal advisors, but with a mixed constellation of...
March 23, 2017
You may still be at an early stage thinking about finding a topic, or perhaps you have found a topic but are not sure it will work, or maybe you are so far along that you cannot imagine seeking a fresh perspective. Regardless of the stage, there are...
March 1, 2017
When Prahar Mitra meets with incoming international graduate students during orientation week, his main advice is that they take advantage of all the free food at Harvard. “When I was applying to graduate school back in India, I got really...
February 16, 2017
To demystify the title of this discussion, the dissertation is something that you will live with for quite a long time, both before and after completion. You are probably living through the “before” part already or soon will be, but...
January 4, 2017
Do you have what it takes to be a Resident Advisor (RA)? RAs help to create a sense of community and a feeling of belonging among the more than 400 graduate students who live in the four GSAS residence halls. They serve as facility liaisons,...

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