Academics

VES Tutorial
Student Life

VES Tutorial

Students present their projects during VES 97: Sophomore Tutorial, which takes place in Linden Street Studios.

Peter L. Galison
Academics

Peter L. Galison

Peter L. Galison is a professor in Harvard’s departments of physics and history of science.

Argentine Tango
Academics

Argentine Tango

Professor Thomas Wisniewski (left) and Pablo Ziegler (right) talk during a special meeting of 149DA: Argentine Tango: Culture, Music, and the Dance on Thursday afternoon. Ziegler, an Argentine pianist and composer, gave a lecture and led a master class.

Applied Math 141r: Computational Music Theory
Music

Applied Math 141r: Computational Music Theory

(from left) George D. Torres ‘17, Dayne A. Davis ‘16, and Gordon P. Michas ‘17 work on their musical instruments during Applied Math 141r: Computational Music Theory on Thursday afternoon.

Applied Math 141r: Computational Music Theory
College

Deriving the Right Note

The music track of the applied math concentration brings together computation, mathematical modeling, and music theory and composition to produce a uniquely quantitative study that serve to redefine Harvard’s liberal arts system for the silicon age.

College

After Submitting Theses, Seniors Defend their Findings

​With the stress of submitting a senior thesis behind them, some students now face a new challenge of presenting and defending their findings to faculty and peers.

College

Freshman Dean’s Office Announces New Awards for Freshmen

​Award season is in full swing at Harvard. In addition to the usual slate of Fulbright and Rhodes scholars, this spring will bring with it a new set of prizes for freshmen, along with a cohort of advising award winners announced Thursday.

FAS

Classics Department Encourages Pre-Meds to Consider Concentrating

​When picturing a pre-med undergraduate, one tends to think of students pouring over p-sets, staring into microscopes, and stirring beakers. And while those activities certainly apply to the experiences of pre-med students at Harvard, some additionally choose to explore another area: Classics.

Barker Center Cafe Re-Opens
Student Life

History and Literature Changes Concentration Offerings

​In response to changing student interests, the History and Literature department has offered new fields of study and more specific subfields, allowing for greater flexibility in students’ studies.

Doctoral/Research Institutions Receiving the Most Number of Fulbright Awards for 2015-2016
Student Life

Harvard Leads Peer Institutions in Fulbright Awards

For the third consecutive year, Harvard boasted the highest number of Fulbright award recipients among peer universities, according to data published by the Chronicle of Higher Education in February.

GSAS's Dudley House
Graduate School of Design

Ph.D. Students Air Concerns to GSAS Administrators

About 20 Ph.D. students in the Graduate School of Design and the History of Art and Architecture Department met with administrators on Wednesday to review student benefits and relay frustrations to the graduate school leadership.

College

Students in Gen Ed Transition Will Choose Between Programs

During the transition to the revamped Gen Ed program, students will choose to fulfill requirements under either the new or the old system, according to Faculty of Arts and Sciences Registrar Michael P. Burke.

FAS

Professors Criticize Landmark Study Undermining Psychology Research

Psychology professor Daniel Gilbert and University professor Gary King criticized a 2015 study claiming that more than half of all psychology studies cannot be replicated, finding that the study itself contains replication flaws.

WECode Conference
Student Life

WECode Draws Women Engineers From Across Nation

For the more than 400 women who attended WECode, the largest student-run conference focused on women in computer science, it may have been easy to forget the stark gender imbalance that exists in the field.

FAS

New Sexual Ethics Course Offered Amid Campus Discussions

Amid ongoing discussions about sexual assault and consent on campus, the new General Education course Ethical Reasoning 42: “Sexual Ethics as Ethical Reasoning” asks students to challenge their preconceived notions about sex and morality.