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Incubating Ideas
Social Sciences Division

Incubating Ideas

A set of emu eggs are incubated Thursday afternoon at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. The eggs are on loan from an emu farm in Gill, MA, to which the chicks will be returned after hatching.

Understanding Islands
Museums

Understanding Islands

Jonathan B. Losos ’84, professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, explains the ecological significance of islands and their role in understanding evolution. The talk took place in a packed Geological Lecture Hall and was part of the Cambridge Science Festival, happening from April 17-26.

Sciences Division

Curator Introduces Exhibit Exploring Evolution on Islands

Jonathan B. Losos ’84, curator of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, spoke about the relevance of islands to the study of evolution.

New Sculpture at the Harvard Art Museums
College

New Sculpture at the Harvard Art Museums

Visitors of the Harvard Art Museums sit below the new sculpture, “Triangle Constellation,” by Carlos Amorales, which has been on display since last Friday, April 17 above the Calderwood Courtyard at the Harvard Art Museums on Monday afternoon. The piece was commissioned by the museums’ Art in Public Spaces initiative and explores the representation of sound with 16 aluminum triangles of various sizes.

New Sculpture at the Harvard Art Museums
On Campus

New Sculpture at the Harvard Art Museums

At a Cambridge Science Festival event, Ivan Sigal, a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, answers questions on the formation of his documentary and installation project that shows the Karachi Circular Railway in Karachi, Pakistan, which is displayed at the Lightbox Gallery of the Harvard Art Museum

Triangle Constellation
On Campus

‘Triangle Constellation’ Celebrates Harvard Art Museums’ Expansion

On April 17, the Harvard Art Museums inaugurated Carlos Amorales's "Triangle Constellation," a specially-commissioned installation that seeks to celebrate the historical transformation of the buildings.

Visual Arts

MFA Celebrates Japanese Culture with New Exhibits

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Asian Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, the museum has planned a tribute to Japanese culture with an extensive, season-long event. "Hokusai" and "In the Wake"—two vastly different exhibitions—kick off this exploration of Asian art.

HONY and Mott Hall Bridges Academy Visit Harvard
Visual Arts

HONY and Mott Hall Bridges Academy Visit Harvard

HONY visit (weather): President Drew G. Faust speaks about the experience of being the first female president of Harvard University. Faust spoke at the Fogg Museum on Thursday morning, where Brandon Stanton, photographer and creator of the popular "Humans of New York" blog, brought students from Mott Hall Bridges Academy on a visit to Harvard University.

On Genetics and Population Bottlenecks
College

Lecturer Examines Evolution 70,000 Years After Volcanic Eruption

Stanley H. Ambrose, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, lectured on the behavioral differences between modern humans and Neanderthals, and the implication of those differences in the context of environmental degradation more than 70,000 years ago.

A view of Boston from the Bunker Hill Monument
Museums

A Visitor’s Guide to Cambridge and Boston (Cheatsheet for Junior Parents' Weekend), Part 2

New York City Skyline
Theater

New York City Skyline

New York City Skyline

"Goya: Order and Disorder"
Museums

"Goya: Order and Disorder"

MFA Curator Stephanie Stepanek at a press review for "Goya: Order and Disorder. The Met loaned a couple of paintings for this exhibition.

New York City Skyline
Theater

A Two-Way Street: Urban Arts Exchange Between Boston and New York

The arts offer a unique example of a flowering cultural exchange and promising potential for collaboration between New York and Boston.

The Met loaned this Manet painting to MFA, Boston
Museums

The Met loaned this Manet painting to MFA, Boston

Édouard Manet, "The Monet Family in Their Garden at Argenteuil." The Met in New York loaned this painting to the MFA, Boston, after the Boston Bombing.

I <3 Science Museum Festival
Museums

I <3 Science Museum Festival

Volunteer Matt Simon holds a scorpion at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Families visited the I <3 Science Museum Festival on Saturday to learn from museum volunteers and Harvard University graduate students about rocks and minerals, microbiology, entomology and more.

Massachusetts Hall
FAS

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office
College

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard