August 2, 2013
A Harvard exhibition tracks the human quest to find, keep, manage, and defy our most limited resource Imagine what it must have been like to live fully in the present, when the ephemera of our lives couldn't be contained on film, or in jpegs, when...
June 13, 2013
Each object of art tells its own story, on its own terms. Suzanne Preston Blier listens — and then weaves connections between its makers, their society, its journey, and ours. As an undergraduate at the University of Vermont in the late 1960s,...
June 13, 2013
Two of Harvard’s most astute China observers assess the prospects and limitations of a rapidly growing superpower A wife is jailed for poisoning a business acquaintance, a man with whom her family was enmeshed in shadowy, lucrative financial schemes...
May 31, 2013
Alex Fattal says that Colombia’s efforts to shape the narrative of its fight against rebels have the look and feel of a high-end ad campaign. In 2001, Alex Fattal was in Bogotá, Colombia, studying the country’s ongoing conflict with rebel militias...
May 29, 2013
The Graduate School's highest alumni honor goes to Everett Mendelsohn, Arnold Rampersad, Louise Richardson, and Sherry Turkle The Centennial Medal is the highest honor awarded by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences , given annually on the day...
May 17, 2013
Laptops in class, teary undergrads, and other pitfalls for TFs in training On a Thursday morning in late January, a roomful of would-be teachers were struggling, for the moment, to be students. “Who, me?” one asked, surprised to be called on. “Yeah...
March 29, 2013
Eight students named as finalists by Harvard Horizons, the new GSAS initiative to celebrate the insights and innovations of Harvard’s PhD community The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the 2013 Horizon Scholars, eight PhD...
March 11, 2013
Watching the history of the universe — and tracing our cosmic roots — with unprecedented precision And so the race is on to build the largest optical telescope in the world, with three projects vying to raise enough money to build their design...
March 11, 2013
An autism expert moves from diagnosis to “what happens next”. Q+A ID name: Catherine Lord, PhD ’76 field of study: Psychology today: Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, White Plains, NY “My goal is nothing short of transforming the way...
July 26, 2012
Daria Van Tyne bends over a crimson disc, her gloved hand swinging the tip of a pipette in circles to agitate a mixture of substrate and human blood that fills the petri dish. It’s not apparent, but she’s a foot soldier in a war that has been raging...

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