Professor Daniel G. Nocera

Harvard Researchers Pioneer Photosynthetic Bionic Leaf

Nocera and Silver developed a bionic leaf that merges the artificial leaf with a genetically-engineered bacterium that consumes only hydrogen.


Mary Steedly, Cornerstone of Anthropology Department, Dies at 71

Steedly, remembered for her eloquent writing, unfussy demeanor, institutional dedication, and passion for dogs, died on Jan. 4 due to breast cancer. She was 71.

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FAS Administration

Faculty Optimistic About President-elect Bacow

Faculty across disciplines praised incoming University President Lawrence S. Bacow following the Sunday announcement he will succeed current President Drew G. Faust.

David Haig

David Haig

George Putnam Professor of Biology David A. Haig.

Faculty Meeting

Faculty Meeting

Robert A. Lue, molecular and cellular biology professor and HarvardX faculty director, enters the faculty meeting on Tuesday .

Faculty Meeting

Faculty Vote to Accept Changes to Advanced Standing

The Advanced Standing program will undergo significant changes in 2020 to permit College students to graduate with an undergraduate and master’s degree in four years.

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Drew Faust

Faust Raises Concerns About Higher Ed Act’s Changes to Student Aid

As Congress moves to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, University President Drew G. Faust raised concerns about the bill’s impact on federal financial aid at a Faculty meeting Tuesday evening.

Daniel E. Lieberman ’86
College Administration

Faculty Likely to Vote on Altered Advanced Standing Requirements

The Faculty of Arts and Science will likely vote on a proposal to amend current guidelines for the College’s Advanced Standing program at their monthly meeting this week.

Sarah E. Lewis Instagram Takeover

Harvard Prof. Sarah Lewis Takes Over New Yorker Photo Instagram

For each day of her four-day long takeover, Lewis posted pictures meant to be compelling and thought-provoking for a digital audience.

University Hall

On Presidential Search, Faculty Advisory Committee Stays Mum

Committee member Alison J. Simmons said she was “not at liberty to say anything” about the search.


Introductory Economics Most Popular Spring Course for Fifth Year

​Economics 10B: “Principles of Economics” topped the charts in undergraduate enrollment for the fifth consecutive spring semester.

The Lightning Rod

HLS Prof. Dershowitz Becomes Loud Trump Defender

In recent months, professor of Law emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz has emerged as one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal intellectual defenders.

Social Sciences Division

Government Department Hires Two Senior Faculty from Princeton

Princeton political science professors Christina Davis ‘93 and Kosuke Imai will be joining Harvard’s Government department next year as full professors.

Dean Harris
Gen Ed

Gen Ed Administrators Say More Time Needed for Program

General Education program director Kenen said designing the types of courses that achieve program goals is difficult and is taking the College longer than expected.

University Hall

Faculty Council Mulls Advanced Standing, Search for New Dean

Council member David L. Howell called the meeting of the Faculty Council—the Faculty of Arts and Sciences' highest governing body—"happily routine."