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The March meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, originally scheduled to take place Tuesday, was cancelled last week because of “insufficient business ready for action,” according to a notice from the Faculty Docket Committee, the body responsible for creating the meeting’s agenda.
As the political crisis in Ukraine continues, Harvard affiliates have voiced concern over what one professor called Russia’s “naked aggression” in the situation, while remaining optimistic about possible U.S. intervention.
The Organismic and Evolutionary Biology concentration will be renamed Integrative Biology, according to an email announcement sent to concentrators Thursday.
Graduate School of Education associate professor Meira Levinson discussed the role of educators as agents of the state and the need for dialogue about justice within the educational sphere at a lecture Tuesday afternoon.
The professors who developed the curricula for these introductory courses said that the classes aim to offer students a broad approach to the humanities that stresses the everyday relevance of the discipline.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of research validating the "big bang," experts from Harvard and elsewhere spoke Thursday.
Graduate students voiced complaints about the systems that govern teaching fellows and their responsibilities, sharing stories about teaching for months without getting paid and scrambling to find teaching posts as enrollment numbers fluctuate during shopping week.
The English Department seeks to grow its creative writing offerings, as student demand continues to grow. Two creative writing instructors have already joined the faculty this year.
Born out of the adaptation of the class for online education platform HarvardX, a new policy implemented in Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 12: “Poetry in America” prevents students from asking questions in lectures and has prompted the course instructor, English professor Elisa New, to foster student-teacher interaction in new ways.
The expansion is part of the department’s larger effort to restore its faculty in Latin American history after several years with no professors specializing in the field.
The vision, laid out in a Jan. 20 draft report by the SEAS Teaching and Community Space Task Force obtained by The Crimson, calls specifically for the creation of classroom spaces that will allow for “active learning” and the incorporation of recreational areas.
A little more than two weeks after Congress repealed 2013 restrictions imposed on the National Science Foundation’s Political Science Program, Harvard political scientists said that their federal funding is on surer footing.
Harvard has defied a trend of administrative bloat experienced among U.S. private research institutions from 2000 to 2012, which have seen on average a 24 percent decrease in the ratio of full time faculty and staff to administrators, a new report shows.
James Voorhies, art historian and curator, will serve as director for the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts.