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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

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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

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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.

School of Public Health

Study Shows New Test May Lower TB Rates

A new test for tuberculosis could efficiently reduce the prevalence of TB in southern Africa by over 28 percent, according to a study released last week by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.

In The Meantime

The Word: Pole

Between clapping hands and sing-song renditions of new vocabulary words, my teacher told us that pole meant sorry. “You’ll want to remember this one,” she advised.

Caribbean Diaspora
On Campus

Caribbean Diaspora

Robert A. HIll, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Los Angeles, discusses race, ethnicity, and African identity at the graduate student-organized conference "Reconsidering Caribbean Diaspora." FridaSeptember 28

Philip Streich '13
On Campus

Today in Photos 10/01/12

House Art Cover Wallpaper
Visual Arts

Art House

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance