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Science

Anthropologist Shares Tales of Conservation, Discovery

Wright has spent the last three decades of her life working to protect Madagascar's rainforests and bring economic development to the nation's citizens.

Shake it
College

Nigerian Independence Day Feted at Gala

More than one hundred people attended a colorful gala, hosted by the Nigerian Students Association, on Saturday night at Wasserstein Hall.

Pres of Ghana + Flag
IOP

Ghana's President Details Economic Growth at IOP

President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama described the arrival of a “new frontier” of economic growth and political stability for his Western African country in a speech at the IOP.

Religion and The American Dream
Undergraduate Council

Today in Photos (9/29/2014)

College

Africa Week Wraps Up with Faces of Africa Show

Students danced, sang, and performed spoken word during the annual Faces of Africa show in Lowell Lecture Hall on Friday.

Capturing Conflict
On Campus

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist Reflects on Mandela’s Legacy

The seminar, which took place at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, gave attendees the opportunity to discuss the impact of Mandela’s passing on the future of South Africa, where the speaker was born and raised.

Du Bois Institute announces fellows
College

Du Bois Institute announces fellows

The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute announced 16 total fellows for the 2013-2014 academic year. The Institute, which is now part of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, is currently undergoing renovation.

Crime

Harvard African Student Association Hosts Vigil for People Affected by Kenyan Shooting

Members of the Harvard community linked hands and joined voices to the Kenyan national anthem on the steps of Memorial Church Monday night in memory of those affected by Saturday’s shooting in Nairobi.

Africa

Image

President of Senegal, Macky Sall, pictured here at the World Economic Forum, spoke this weekend at the IOP. His address touched on the problems of African development and how countries like the US can help.

Africa

President of Senegal Presents Ideas for Nation's Development

Macky Sall, president of Senegal, delivered the keynote address of the fourth annual Harvard African Development Conference on Friday afternoon.

Botswana-Harvard Partnership
Health

Botswana-Harvard Partnership

Africa

Image

Susan McIntosh speaks about Mali's precious cultural and archaeological sites increasingly threatened as a result of recent military action and environmental degradation. McIntosh, of Rice University's Anthropology Department, lectured Tuesday night in Fong Auditorium.

Research

Study Finds Rising Life Expectancy for South African HIV Patients

Analyzing life expectancy data from over 101,000 people in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Harvard School of Public Health professor Till W. Bärnighausen and his coworkers have documented one of the largest increases in a region’s life expectancy in history. Their findings were reported in the scholarly journal “Science” and published online last Friday.

On Campus

Africa Remix Showcases Music

As snow began to fall last Friday, Harvard graduate students, humanities professors, and music experts gathered at the Barker Center ...

Paul Salopek
Journalism

Paul Salopek

Journalist Paul Salopek describes the importance of walking at the Out of Eden talk in the Barker Center. He plans to walk approximately 21,00 miles as he retraces the original path of humans out of Africa.

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

School at School
Columns

What We Forget About School: School

Head of the Charles
Men's Crew

Head of the Charles 2014

Understanding Faith
Columns

Understanding Faith