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'Our Andromeda'
Humanities Division

'Our Andromeda'

Brenda Shaughnessy, author of "Our Andromeda," recites her own works of poetry on topics ranging from family to astronomy on Monday evening at the Barker Center.

FAS

Recent Gifts Support Arts, Humanities

Faust made it clear in an interview on Tuesday that the humanities will be a focus for her during the academic year.

A Conversation with Steven Spielberg
Humanities Division

Spielberg Discusses Sources of Inspiration, Offers Filmmaking Advice

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg discussed the role of empathy, childhood, and toy trains in his works during a discussion at the Loeb Drama Center Tuesday evening.

Herbie Hancock Delivers
Music

Hancock Wraps Up Norton Lecture Series with Performances, Stories of Inspiration

Herbert “Herbie” J. Hancock discussed the art of telling stories through jazz performance and performing a variety of instruments for the audience.

Undergraduate Council

Teaching Campaign Looks To Diversify Support Base

The Harvard Teaching Campaign is looking to diversify its support base in an effort to caption section size and improve undergraduates' experience.

FAS

WGS Sees Rise in Course Enrollment Numbers

Despite having just 37 concentrators in the College, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality department boasts two classes with more than 100 students each.

Greenblatt and Shakespeare
Humanities Division

Greenblatt and Shakespeare

Harvard humanities professor and Pulitzer Prize Winner Stephen Greenblatt discusses the relationship between the age of Shakespeare and the taste for stories of downfall and death at the Cambridge Public Library on Tuesday night.

Greenblatt and Shakespeare
On Campus

Today in Photos (03/26/2014)

College

Amid Shrinking Enrollment, Romance Languages and Literatures Plans To Redesign Curriculum

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is exploring a variety of approaches to make the department appear more relevant to students.

Innovation and New Technologies by Herbie Hancock
Music

Hancock Lectures on Innovations in Jazz

Herbert “Herbie” J. Hancock explored the topic of innovation and new technologies by blending his passion for music and science in a lecture at Sanders Theatre Monday afternoon.

Ceramic Studio Opening
College

Trumpets Herald New Office of the Arts Ceramics Studio in Allston

The studio was formerly housed across the street at 219 Western Ave. It was moved in September to make space for the buildings slated to be built on Harvard’s Allston campus.

The Art of Reading
Humanities Division

The Art of Reading

Humanities professor Homi K. Bhabha teaches Humanities 11c: Frameworks: The Art of Reading, a new course that allows students to approach reading as a practice of interpretation.

The Art of Reading
Music

Humanities Frameworks Courses Earn Good Reviews

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.

Homi K. Bhabha
Humanities Division

Homi K. Bhabha

Homi K. Bhabha, Director of the Humanities Center, poses for a photo.

Humanities Division

Creative Writing Program Hopes for Capital Campaign Support in Continued Expansion

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.

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Boxes
Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload
College

Unloading the Ad Board