September 25, 2017
In August 2014, during Clint Smith’s first week in graduate school, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, a suburb north of St. Louis, Missouri. As protests spread across the US, people wanted to understand what...
August 25, 2017
GSAS Interim Dean Emma Dench “New beginnings are momentous, exciting, and frightening at the same time,” said GSAS Interim Dean Emma Dench, channeling some Roman wisdom during her Orientation remarks to the incoming GSAS students gathered in Harvard...
July 25, 2017
Work that Christopher Chabris, PhD '99, conducted on inattentional blindness won an Ig Nobel Prize, which honors "achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think," and cautions us about the impact of increasing technological...
July 24, 2017
FORMER AND CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENT AFFILIATES OF THE MINDA DE GUNZBURG CENTER FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES AT HARVARD SHARE THEIR PERSPECTIVES ON THE EUROPEAN UNION Danilo Mandić, PhD ’15, Sociology College Fellow in the Department of Sociology CES Local...
July 18, 2017
For non-historians, history can seem like an accounting of time. On this date, that happened, as though the true story of those who lived long ago can be gleaned from recorded events. But speak to those who study the past and the truth of history...
July 12, 2017
Re-engineering interstellar technology into a smartwatch that never needs to be recharged The NASA Voyager 1 space probe, the only man-made object to ever enter interstellar space, is zipping through the cosmos at 40,000 miles per hour as it...
July 7, 2017
In 2012, Latanya Sweeney was talking to a reporter in her Harvard office when she Googled her own name. An ad for a background check popped up next to the links of her published work. “Forget the studies,” the reporter said. “Tell me about that...
June 29, 2017
Emma Dench, McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics, will serve as interim dean for the 2017–2018 academic year. A scholar of Roman Republican and early Imperial history, Dench is an outstanding mentor of graduate...
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...

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