January 10, 2018
What do birds and aerospace engineers have in common? Both have invented incredibly dark, “super-black” surfaces that absorb almost every last bit of light that strikes them. Of course scientists worked intentionally to devise these...
December 18, 2017
As a PhD student in anthropology and the study of religion in the early 2000s, Melanie Adrian was enamored with Harvard’s libraries, but she grew frustrated that graduate students could only take out books for a semester at a time and had to renew...
December 14, 2017
GSAS is pleased to announce the 2018 Harvard Horizons Scholars, who have been selected by the Harvard Horizons Faculty Fellows as representatives of the extraordinary researchers who make up Harvard’s PhD community. These eight students form the...
December 12, 2017
Wendy Salkin is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy, where she is completing her dissertation, The Nicest Problem: Informal Political Representatives and Their Responsibilities to the Represented . Her research interests encompass...
November 20, 2017
Growing up, Becca Voelcker would drive with her parents 20 miles to the local cinema, which showed a foreign film once every month. “This was long before I knew what the word ‘director’ meant or what it was to make a film,”...
November 8, 2017
Sociologist Tomás Jiménez, PhD ’05, doesn’t think Americans are rolling up the welcome mat for new immigrants.
October 31, 2017
In the summer of 2010, shortly after she graduated from Harvard College, Christine Baugh started working at a neuroscience research lab at Boston University. Young men would come into the lab suffering from chronic pain, depression, and even early...
October 31, 2017
As Houghton Library turns 75, former and current GSAS students look back at the objects that inspired their research.
October 17, 2017
Senan Ebrahim found a network of support at Quincy House as an undergraduate. Now he's paying it forward as a pre-med tutor.
October 11, 2017
Thenesoya V. Martín De la Nuez vividly remembers what it was like in 1997 to hear legendary Louisiana isleños singer and wood carver Irvan Perez sing the décima, a creolized version of the traditional Spanish ten-line improvised narrative poem.