September 8, 2016
NAME: Colleen Cavanaugh, PhD ’85 FIELD OF STUDY: Biology TODAY: Edward C. Jeffrey Professor of Biology and Co-Director of the Microbial Sciences Initiative Colleen M. Cavanaugh’s ground-breaking work explaining the biochemistry of...
August 11, 2016
One graduate student’s investigation of bumblebee behavior.
July 20, 2016
How New Research in Cell Reprogramming Holds Hope for Type 1 Diabetes Treatment
July 13, 2016
The image of graduate study is often a solitary one, filled with long hours of work in the library, the archive, or at the lab bench—and often that’s the reality, as well. And yet, all across GSAS, students are finding ways to connect their...
July 7, 2016
How innovative methods and contemporary concerns are helping humanities scholars re-envision the past and imagine the future.
May 25, 2016
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) awarded the Centennial Medal to four alumni who have made extraordinary contributions to society. The medal, GSAS’s highest honor, was first awarded in 1989 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the School’s founding.
May 6, 2016
Zach Nowak brought the canned meat product Spam to the first day of section for a course on American food history...
March 8, 2016
Simple or complex, the microscope is the biologist’s most indispensable instrument. In an age when highly sophisticated and expensive instruments are the norm, professor of molecular and cellular biology Venkatesh N. Murthy wanted to encourage more...
February 12, 2016
Whether researchers are studying the cosmos for signs of life or investigating the motivations behind political formation (or lack thereof), they seem driven by the same impulse: to seek out others. Considering why is the province of philosophers,...
February 5, 2016
Throughout our history, human beings have sorted themselves into groups. From bands of hunters to citizens of nation states, from tribes to political parties, human history is a story of groups. But why did groups form in the first place? “There are...

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