September 12, 2022
At age 89, poetry scholar Helen Vendler, PhD '60, reflects on the poetic form, its ability to confer a kind of immortality, and why the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor Emerita calls herself a critic rather than a scholar.
September 12, 2022
New Testament scholar Elaine Pagels, PhD ’70, searches for meaning as she looks back on the sudden and successive losses of her young son and her husband.
September 12, 2022
The history of Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is one of growth in intellectual and scholarly influence. It is also too often a story of exclusion. In its 150th anniversary year, both legacies shape what the School is today—and what it strives to become.
September 12, 2022
Larissa Zhou envisions a future where people don’t just survive in space, they thrive—with hot delicious food to sustain them. As a PhD candidate in materials science and mechanical engineering at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS...
September 12, 2022
Historian of science Jamie Marsella discusses the American ideal of motherhood, its history, and its echoes in renewed wrangling over reproductive freedom.
September 12, 2022
Throughout the 2022–2023 academic year, GSAS will celebrate the contributions of alumni and students during the last 150 years, highlighting the spirit of inquiry, the passion for innovation, and the commitment to positive impact.
September 12, 2022
When it comes to social mobility, neighborhoods matter asserts economist Raj Chetty, PhD '03. In the years to come, he hopes to make it possible for some families to change the trajectory of their children’s lives by changing where they live.
September 12, 2022
Nabiha Saklayen, PhD '17, hopes to combine laser physics, optical imaging, machine learning, robotics, and biology to dramatically lower the cost of stem cell therapies—and bring them to scale.
September 12, 2022
Astrophysicist Brian Schmidt, PhD '93, on winning the 2011 Nobel prize and how he brings the skills of a scientist to the leadership of one of Australia’s top academic institutions.
September 12, 2022
At GSAS, Ralph Bunche, PhD '34, studied imperialism up close. Then he spent his life trying to dismantle it.

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