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Important role of Indigenous astronomy illuminated in student’s film For London Vallery, what began as a law and policy course on the aerospace rights of Native American reservations sparked a passion project that she hopes will become the basis of her future career as a scholar and filmmaker.
“I ...
Massage helps injured muscles heal faster and stronger Massages feel good, but do they actually speed muscle recovery? Turns out, they do. Scientists at the Wyss Institute and Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences applied precise, repeated forces to injured mouse leg muscles and ...
Athletes say old NCAA endorsement rules were too restrictive Sam Scherl ’22, a co-captain of the men’s squash team, recalls being denied the opportunity to give a testimonial on the website of a much-respected former coach. NCAA rules at the time prohibited him from supporting any sport-related commercial enterprise ...
Study confirms kids as spreaders of COVID-19 and emerging variants By studying 110 children aged two weeks to 21 years who tested positive for COVID-19 at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) or urgent care clinics, researchers confirmed earlier findings that infants, children and adolescents are equally capable of carrying high levels ...
Photographers take it from the top, covering the campus below Every day must be a field day for the red-tailed hawks of Harvard Yard. The views from the sky are both dizzying and enlightening.
For us mere bipeds, that vantage point has to be accessed via the narrow stairwells and ...
Excavation unearths ancient Egyptian brewery Matthew Douglas Adams wants to taste 5,000-year-old beer — or at least one made like they did then.
Thanks to his recent excavation of a brewery in the ancient Egyptian city of Abydos, the senior research scholar at New York ...
Randall Kennedy speaks his mind in his new book, ‘Say It Loud!’ This month, Randall Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, published a collection of essays titled “Say It Loud! On Race, Law, History, and Culture.” The Civil Rights Act and antiracist activism are among Kennedy’s topics, ...
Harvard’s Lieberman says Americans can learn from hunter-gatherers Our sedentary tendencies may be robbing us of a key benefit of physical activity: the myriad repair mechanisms that heal the minor dings and tears of hunter-gatherer and farming lifestyles, a deficit that may be particularly damaging as we age.
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Tenure-Track Review Committee releases recommendations The Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Tenure-Track Review Committee on Tuesday released its report on the School’s tenure-track system, providing critical recommendations to Edgerley Family Dean Claudine Gay.
In its 106-page review, the committee found the FAS tenure-track system to ...
Science writer Mary Roach looks into fraught wildlife encounters Murderous elephants, gulls vandalizing the Vatican, and macaques that will mug you given the chance: Mary Roach’s new book, “Fuzz,” covers the strange, messy, and sometimes dangerous world of human-wildlife conflict. We connected with Roach, author of six best-sellers, including ...
Chan School’s Hammitt sails solo to Bermuda, wins race Jim Hammitt knows well the two rules of offshore sailboat racing: First, it doesn’t matter how fast you go as long as you’re headed in the right direction; and second, it doesn’t matter what direction you go, as long as ...
Dolores Huerta continues her fight At 91 years old, renowned labor and Civil Rights activist Dolores Huerta continues to inspire.
In a virtual conversation hosted by the JFK Jr. Forum’s Institute of Politics Tuesday evening, Huerta urged students to use their own voices and life ...
Regulating the unregulated cryptocurrency market Is cryptocurrency the future of global banking and trade, or a sketchy payment and investment vehicle favored by scammers and speculators, criminal organizations, and any individual or entity shut out of Western banking systems, like North Korea?
The jury is ...
Harvard’s R&D alliance with Resilience to advance manufacture of complex medicines Harvard University and National Resilience, Inc. (Resilience), a manufacturing and technology company, have established a five-year R&D alliance with a $30 million commitment from Resilience directed toward the development of complex medicines, including biologics, vaccines, nucleic acids, and cell and ...
Divinity School’s Swartz Hall brings inclusivity and collaboration When Swartz Hall, Harvard Divinity School’s main campus building, opened in 1911, it was called Andover Hall, and had a graduating class of 27.
For more than a century, the building remained largely unchanged even as the School evolved beyond ...
Journalist and Kennedy School fellow Maria Ressa awarded Nobel Peace Prize Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, a fall 2021 Harvard Kennedy School fellow whose career has cast a critical eye on terrorism, the authoritarian transgressions of the Philippines’ Duterte government, and the role of social media in disseminating disinformation was awarded the ...
Houghton Library gets an upgrade Literature Professor David Stern had planned to teach his first-year seminar, “Harvard’s Greatest Hits,” on the history of books and their physical forms, last academic year in a newly renovated space at Houghton Library.
But due to the pandemic, Houghton ...
Unvaccinated older people leave northern states vulnerable to COVID surge A Harvard infectious diseases expert says that vaccination rates among the elderly need to be close to 100 percent if another surge of COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths is to be avoided this winter.
Stephen Kissler, a research fellow at the ...
Harvard professor shares research-backed math lessons There’s never just one way to solve a math problem, says Jon R. Star, a psychologist and professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. With researchers from Vanderbilt University, Star found that teaching students multiple ways to ...
Many retailers facing thorny challenges despite easing pandemic Retailers should be ecstatic. Last year was dismal amid the pandemic, with plunging revenue and record bankruptcies. But this year things have turned around. For instance, retail sales in April through June were up 28.2 percent from the corresponding period ...
University reports budget surplus despite pandemic challenges Harvard ended last fiscal year with a budget surplus despite unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, which included a second year of declining revenue, a result not seen since the Great Depression, and significant increases in spending to ...
Back on the Charles: Photos from Harvard sailing practice “Tack … cleat … uncleat … grab the rail … let go of the rail…”
Harvard sailing’s assistant coach Bern Noack shouts a series of commands during a recent practice on the Charles River, where Crimson sails glide along the ...
Havana syndrome sees uptick in cases, concerns, and questions In 2016, dozens of diplomatic staff at the U.S. and Canadian embassies in Havana began experiencing a sudden onset of health troubles with no apparent cause. They reported a variety of symptoms, including vertigo, nausea, vision and hearing difficulties, memory ...
New way to overcome colorectal cancer’s resistance to immune response Immune checkpoint inhibitors, which unleash the immune response against tumor cells, have revolutionized cancer treatment; however, the medications aren’t effective in a large number of patients, including those with colorectal cancer.
Now, new research led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts ...
Study finds students learn better through physical participation Mention a college classroom, and most people picture a big hall packed with students listening to a professor lecture. It’s a tried-and-true way of teaching, but is it the best for student learning? Growing evidence has shown that techniques that ...
Indigenous student awarded Nickens Medical Student Scholarship Victor Lopez-Carmen, a third-year student at Harvard Medical School, is used to being the first, the only, or at least among the few.
An enrolled member of the Crow Creek Sioux tribe, Lopez-Carmen is the first in his tribal nation ...
Laurence Tribe sees legal problems for Trump in Senate report Democratic staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee released a 394-page interim report Thursday that details efforts by the Trump White House to pressure senior officials in the Department of Justice to help promote false claims that the 2020 election was ...
Economics professor on the minefields for women in career and family Claudia Goldin has been researching women’s lives in the U.S. economy for almost half a century, focusing on topics including differences in earnings, promotion, and career between men and women, the role of technology in women’s work and personal lives, ...
How author Silvia Foti discovered her grandfather’s Nazi past It took 20 years for Silvia Foti to finish the book her dying mother asked her to write. But what she ended up with was not the story either envisioned.
Foti’s mother had always planned to one day write the ...
Harvard scholar elucidates the power of literary voices Tara K. Menon, who joined the English Department as an assistant professor in the summer, studies speech, conversation, and character in the 19th-century British novel. Menon’s forthcoming book, “Spoken Words,” incorporates big data in her examination of direct speech — ...
Harvard psychologist explains Facebook’s moral quandary Testimony by former Facebook employee Frances Haugen, who holds a degree from Harvard Business School, and a series in the Wall Street Journal have left many, including Joshua Greene, Harvard professor of psychology, calling for stricter regulation of the social ...
Harvard research foregrounds AI as colonoscopy tool Colonoscopy is an important weapon in the fight against colon cancer, which killed 51,000 Americans in 2019, making it the nation’s second-deadliest cancer. But doctors’ ability to catch polyps on the colonoscopy screen varies — sometimes significantly. Last month, a ...
Harvard researchers use dyes to store data In the digital age, every byte of data needs to go somewhere — and preferably stay there a long time. That last part is a major problem when it comes to data-storage systems, which typically last less than 20 years. ...
From Steven Pinker, a paean to the rational mind At a time when belief in science appears to be waning, conspiracy theories seem to be on the rise, and many Americans cannot agree on basic facts, Steven Pinker argues for a return to rational thought and public discourse in ...
An excerpt from Suzanne Koven’s ‘Letter to a Young Female Physician’ Excerpted from “Letter to a Young Female Physician: Notes from a Medical Life” by Suzanne Koven, associate professor, Harvard Medical School, and primary care physician and writer in residence, Massachusetts General Hospital.
I knocked shyly on the open door of ...
Harvard students celebrate simple pleasures of being back on campus What’s the best part of being back on campus? Some say it’s the people. Others say it’s the museums or just the feel of being in a classroom again. Now that students are back, the Gazette asked a few to ...
Did we really gain weight during the pandemic? Many people have been talking about the “COVID 15,” referring to gaining 15 pounds during quarantine. But did people really gain weight? This question intrigued researchers. So they examined patient data from electronic health records. Specifically, they looked at 15 million patients’ weight ...
‘Dear White Women’ podcast founders write antiracism guide More than 20 years ago, Misasha Suzuki Graham and Sara Blanchard met at the College as undergraduates while leaving a racial identity discussion group, and they have been talking about race ever since. Now, 2½ years after launching their podcast, ...
Marcella Alsan gets MacArthur for her work on health inequities It seemed unbelievable at first.
Marcella Alsan was in Professor Allan M. Brandt’s undergraduate class on the history of medicine and public health in America when she first learned about the infamous Tuskegee study, the federal government’s 40-year experiment observing ...
Jennifer Rubin explains how women led anti-Trump resistance Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 election was a gut punch for millions who hoped to see a woman elected president and viewed winner Donald Trump as a serious threat to women’s rights. In a new book, “Resistance: How Women ...

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