July 6, 2018
Harvard's 367th Commencement Ceremony took place on May 24, 2018, under sunny skies in Harvard Yard. Below are a few snapshots of the day, from the Breakfast with the Deans and the parade down Oxford Street to the Morning Exercises and a celebratory... Read More
July 6, 2018
In this episode, PhD student in sociology and social policy Cresa Pugh shares insights from her research on the lives of Rohingya Muslims, a minority group that has been pursecuted and displaced within Burma.Read More
June 25, 2018
On a Saturday afternoon in September 2017, Kate Lachance, Weilu Shen and Tara Sowrirajan, co-chairs of the Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (HGWISE) mentoring program, were surrounded by 280 notecards representing the 90 mentors and... Read More
June 21, 2018
For the hundreds of thousands of individuals in the US who suffer from paralysis or weakness in an arm or hand, daily tasks like lifting boxes or cooking dinner can be nearly impossible. Sam Kesner is working to help them regain some lost function... Read More
May 23, 2018
On May 23, 2018, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) presented 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... Read More
May 22, 2018
Choon Fong Shih knows how to handle extreme stress. As a researcher specializing in fracture mechanics, he solved a seemingly impossible problem: how to analyze the cracks that develop in very tough metals when they are subjected to intense pressure... Read More
May 22, 2018
How can the human mind help us find contentment in the face of our most difficult personal challenges? As an interdisciplinary scholar of meditation and cognition, Beth Adelson has devoted her professional life to addressing this question. Her work... Read More
May 22, 2018
A great friend of GSAS and Harvard. A visionary academic entrepreneur. A brilliant mind, and a modest man. These are a few of the ways in which colleagues describe Guido Goldman, a founder of Harvard’s Center for European Studies and an... Read More
May 22, 2018
Improving our national health care system—making it more effective, accessible, and financially sustainable—remains one of the most urgent and daunting challenges of our time. This work demands expertise in bridging medicine and... Read More
May 7, 2018
Aaron Benavidez , a PhD student in sociology, was referred to by his nominator as “one of the very best teaching fellows that we have ever had the pleasure of employing in sociology”. He was praised by students and faculty for his... Read More