May 2, 2017
Ruth Simmons, PhD ’73, became the first African-American president of an ivy league institution. But without the mentors who instilled in her a love of learning and desire to aim high, she may not have succeeded. You’ve said that you owe much of...
May 2, 2017
There was an old lady who sowed her extra seeds on deserted lands every spring…Whenever she was out in the village, I often found her carefully examining the surroundings to look for anything that could be potentially useful: each piece of land,...
April 19, 2017
Each year, the Graduate Student Council chooses eight graduating students as Commencement marshals. On the morning of Commencement, these students help the GSAS deans organize the procession from the GSAS Breakfast with the Deans into Harvard Yard...
April 19, 2017
When Peter Dyrud, a PhD candidate in public policy and president of the Harvard Graduate Council (HGC), organizes HGC events, he uses military mission planning methods. "We lay out the situation, the specific mission, execution, admin and logistics...
April 17, 2017
Alumni heard new perspectives on scholarship during Alumni Day 2017 On April 8, 2017, hundreds of GSAS alumni returned to Cambridge for a day of engagement and interaction with Harvard faculty, GSAS students, and other alumni during the annual...
April 5, 2017
Every day between September and December 2016, Radhika Mathur, a PhD candidate in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS), would stand outside the West Wing of the White House and take the same photo. “I wanted to soak everything in,” she explains...
March 16, 2017
Written above the door of Funlayo Wood’s office is the Yoruba proverb Iwa l’ewa , “character is beauty.” For those in the Yoruba religion Iwa l’ewa is more than just a proverb, it is their highest goal. Character,...
February 27, 2017
The secret ingredient: Aspergillus oryzae, a grain-loving fungus that under the microscope looks like a delicate flower on stem. Fermented with soybeans, grain, and, salt, it becomes miso paste, a staple of Japanese cuisine. The challenge: Ask 4...
December 5, 2016
GSAS is pleased to announce the 2017 Horizons Scholars, eight PhD students whose ideas, innovations, and insights have the potential to reshape their disciplines. These students have been selected by the Harvard Horizons Faculty Fellows as...
September 22, 2016
Somewhere along the A2 in Kazakhstan, their plans changed. GSAS students Benny Shaffer and Justin Stern, and GSD visiting PhD Fellow Xiaoxuan Lu, MLA ’12, had sketched out a project back in Cambridge that would study the impact of the 1,100 mile...

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