Harvard in the World

Louis Agassiz
Harvard in the World

Retrospection: Agassiz's Expeditions in Brazil

But for Agassiz, the trip to Brazil was about more than science. Not only was evolution—a process not immediately observable to the human eye—deeply antithetical to Agassiz’s staunch empiricism, evolution was profoundly at odds with his perceived world order.

College

Brazilian Billionaire Funds Financial Aid

The Lemann Foundation, a philanthropic organization created by Brazilian billionaire Jorge P. Lemann ’61, will give additional financial aid money to Harvard students from Brazil.

Larry Lessig
Politics

Lessig Arrested at Campaign Finance Protest in Washington

Police arrested Harvard Law professor and former presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig last week during protests focused on campaign finance reform in Washington, D.C.

Talking To Elliott
Harvard in the World

International Affairs Provost and Scholar of China Visits Latin America

​Mark C. Elliott, Harvard’s new Vice Provost for International Affairs, is well known across the University for his scholarship in Chinese history. However, during his first few months in the role, Elliott has spent much time studying Latin America in order to prepare for his visit to Brazil and Peru this past week.

hammer-and-sickle
Politics

Hey Professor: Seeing Red

"I would say that, typically, socialism and communism have sometimes in America been equated."

The Armenian President Visits
College

The Armenian President Visits

University Marshal Jackie O'Neill gives a campus tour to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in Harvard Yard on Wednesday afternoon.

I Want You Mac-Back
College

Photos of the Day 03.30.16

College

Mental Health Concerns Increase Nationwide

An annual survey shows that rates of mental illness are rising, with anxiety surpassing depression as the most prevalent mental illness among students, a trend with many underlying causes according to experts.

Access to Education In and Out of Prison with Raising My Voice
College

Access to Education In and Out of Prison with Raising My Voice

Two graduates of Raising My Voice, a training program aimed at empowering former detainees with the power of speech, spoke Wednesday night on their experiences within the criminal justice system as formerly incarcerated individuals. Hosted by the Harvard Organization for Prison Education Reform and the Leadership Institute at Harvard College, Thomas Edwards and Craig Benton advocated for criminal justice reform and stressed the importance of reintegrating young individuals into society, who want to escape a life of crime. Benton left the audience with one important lesson: “That men and women who were formerly incarcerated shouldn't be judged by their past deeds. That everybody is redeemable.”

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.

College

Pope Speaks at Harvard WorldMUN in Rome

​In a speech at the 2016 Harvard World Model United Nations in Rome last Thursday, Pope Francis urged international unity as a remedy for the ills of the modern world.

Race

Law School Hosts African Development Conference

​Harvard affiliates and locals interested in Africa gathered to discuss the continent’s future at the 7th annual African Development Conference, hosted at Harvard Law School this weekend.

Map of Harvard's Cambridge-Based Centers of International Study
Social Sciences Division

Map of Harvard's Cambridge-Based Centers of International Study

Map of Harvard's Cambridge-Based Centers of International Study within the Social Sciences division of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

William James Hall
Race

Dominance of Western Perspectives Troubles the Social Sciences

American and Western European foci and schools of thought continue to dominate social science fields at Harvard, frustrating some students and faculty even as other perspectives and methods grow.

Politics

Ahead of New Hampshire Primaries, Professors Predict Wins for Trump and Sanders

Professors stand firmly by polls' predictions for Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary election in New Hampshire, a make-or-break moment for many presidential candidates.