Interfaculty Initiatives

Interfaculty Initiatives

Spooky Shakespeare HarvardX Course Debuts on Halloween

A new massive open online course will debut on HarvardX Monday, but with a special Halloween twist: the course is titled “Hamlet’s Ghost.”

College

Ethnicity, Migration, Rights Committee Forms Human Rights Group

The Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights recently selected 13 students to participate in the inaugural Human Rights Studies Working Group, which will expose students to opportunities and resources related to human rights.

Smashing Agassiz’s Boulder
Race

Evolutionary Biologist Puts Agassiz’s Views on Race Under Microscope

Evolutionary biologist Joseph L. Graves examined the controversial history of former Harvard professor Louis Agassiz’s views on race and human evolution.

Electrical Engineering
Harvard in the City

One Semester In, Doyle Outlines Vision for SEAS

Arriving at Harvard by way of the University of California at Santa Barbara, Doyle has taken the helm at a unique time in SEAS’s history.

SEAS

SEAS Neighbors Eye Soon-to-be Vacated Space

As Harvard finalizes plans for the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s new Allston campus, the school’s current neighbors, from the Museum of Comparative Zoology to the Physics Department, are eagerly eyeing the space in Cambridge it will vacate.

Facebook at Puzzle Day
College

CS50 Forays Into High School Computer Science with AP Pilot

CS50, one of the College's largest courses, is adding high school education to its sizeable portfolio with an AP Course supported heavily by Microsoft and currently being piloted in more than 40 high schools across the nation.

College

Harvard and MIT Launch New Online Cross-Registration System

Harvard students hoping to cross-register at MIT will encounter a simpler, online-only process to do so starting Tuesday, where previously they had to go through a bevy of logistical hurdles.

Professor Roy Gordon
Central Administration

Paying the Price

The University remains opposed to divesting its $35.9 billion endowment from fossil fuels, steadfast in the face of numerous sit-ins and demonstrations by students, alumni, and faculty affiliated with the activist group Divest Harvard.

Faculty Senate
FAS Administration

Faculty Senate

"Anyone whose life is significantly affected by a decision should have a forum in which they can weigh in on or react to that decision," said History professor Maya Jasanoff ’96.

Lab of Innovation
Interfaculty Initiatives

Jodi Goldstein Tapped To Lead I-Lab

Goldstein will assume her new position at the end of the academic year following the departure of current i-Lab director Gordon S. Jones.

Playing Catch Up?
SEAS

Profs Urge Interdisciplinarity in CS Expansion

Faculty and students in the proliferating computer science program say that it should build upon Harvard’s liberal arts tradition and expand existing interdisciplinary offerings.

Undergraduate Council

Bol Authorized Study that Photographed Faculty, Students in Class without Notice

Bol’s comments came in response to a question from Computer Science professor Harry R. Lewis ’68, who said he learned of the photographing—which took place during the spring 2014 semester—from two of his colleagues.

SEAS Moves To Allston
FAS

Task Force Readies Class Scheduling Change Proposals

In two of the proposals, the majority of FAS classes would meet in 90-minute blocks twice a week, over four days. The third would make few scheduling changes and is “very similar” to the current schedule

Dean Smith at Convocation
Interfaculty Initiatives

Education and the Campaign

As Harvard seeks to improve its teaching and learning practices through the campaign, some faculty members wonder where the school’s innovation is headed.

Research

2014-2015 Du Bois Institute Fellows Announced

The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research announced its 23 W. E. B. Du Bois fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year on Tuesday.