March 15, 2022
GSAS student Grace Pan hopes to construct a new generation of high-temperature superconductors that could deliver cheap, abundant power and perhaps even help solve the climate crisis.
March 15, 2022
In her 2022 Harvard Horizons project, “The Secret-Seekers: Renaissance Writers and the Birth of Code,” the PhD student Vanessa Braganza seeks not only to reveal the ways that ciphers shaped early modern English literature but also to inspire both literary critics and general readers to look more closely at texts and question what we think we know.
March 14, 2022
A PhD student in economics whose work incorporates moral philosophy and theories of justice, Hitzig says that when institutions choose one algorithm over another, they aren’t merely making a technical fix like a civil engineer improving a bridge; they’re making a normative judgment, choosing one set of values over another. In her academic work and her poetry, she lays bare the costs of these choices and offers new ways of making decisions and distributing resources in a democratic society.
March 14, 2022
"Air should be something everybody has." Beaudry and her 2018 video piece, Flashbacks. That simple revelation came to Ellie Beaudry when she was in high school in Shanghai. China ranks 137 out of 180 countries on Yale University’s Environmental...
March 14, 2022
Chidi Akusobi wrapped his fingers around the edge of the rock and lifted. Underneath, worms, pillbugs, and many other insects darted and wriggled. The young man was enthralled. He had discovered an entire community of life in his family’s Bronx, New...
March 4, 2022
Evolutionary anthropologist Herman Pontzer, PhD '06, explains why the calories we burn every day stay within a fairly narrow range whether we’re gym rats or couch potatoes.
February 15, 2022
The cities where Black Americans most frequently landed during the Great Migration became traps of social immobility—and remain so to this day. The reasons, says economist and GSAS alumna Ellora Derenoncourt, have to do with how these communities—particularly white residents and the local governments that represented them—reacted to their changing racial identity.
February 15, 2022
In the February episode of Colloquy , we discuss The Black Agenda is a new collection of essays that centers the voices and ideas of Black experts on climate change, public health, economic inequality, education, and many other challenges.
January 20, 2022
Eight scholars appointed studying topics from implicit bias to religion and Hollywood
December 17, 2021
As Christmas 2021 approaches, Rev. Dr. Matthew Ichihashi Potts, PhD ’13, speaks about a Christian ethics that is at odds with white supremacy and cultural hegemony.

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