March 12, 2020
Dear GSAS Students, I wanted to share the message below, which went to the FAS community earlier today. In it, FAS leadership outlines guidance regarding scholarly activities in FAS laboratories. If you are a research assistant based in an FAS lab,... Read More
March 12, 2020
Dear GSAS Students, Since my last email, GSAS has been hard at work developing a dedicated web page to address questions about the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak. On this page, you will find answers to questions you may have about academic... Read More
March 10, 2020
Dear GSAS Students, I hope you’ve had the chance to read President Bacow’s message about remote teaching and reducing the on-campus residential population, which is aimed at reducing risk of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) transmission... Read More
March 9, 2020
Dear Students, As we hear more about the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), I want to reiterate Harvard University Health Services’ guidance about steps we can all take to reduce infection. In particular, washing hands and avoiding... Read More
March 9, 2020
Dear GSAS Students, As you may know, FAS Dean Claudine Gay recently tasked FAS faculty with preparing for the eventuality of teaching remotely via Zoom. Harvard offers Zoom for both teaching remotely and general video conferencing, and the Canvas... Read More
March 6, 2020
Dear GSAS Students, Please be sure to review the email below, which provides important information on domestic and international travel. I encourage you to review the University’s Coronavirus website as well, if you have not yet had a chance... Read More
March 5, 2020
Dear GSAS Students, Given the increase in Coronavirus cases in the United States, the University has been providing regular updates to the Harvard community, which I urge you to read. I’d like to acknowledge the anxiety and sense of... Read More
February 25, 2020
Garth McCavana, dean for student affairs, will retire from his position at the end of the 2019–2020 academic year, after serving GSAS for 26 years and Harvard for 32 years. Dean for Student Affairs Garth McCavana, PhD '90, with a copy of the... Read More
February 19, 2020
Imagine being cooped up on a Mars-bound spaceship for seven months with nothing to eat except freeze-dried meals that, once rehydrated, only vaguely resemble "real" food. The sharp crunch of a fresh apple or the unctuous creaminess of a soft cheese... Read More
February 18, 2020
Sophia Rosenfeld, PhD ’96, is Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches European intellectual and cultural history. In her latest book, Democracy and Truth , Rosenfeld explains how lessons from the... Read More

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