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Weatherhead Conference
FAS

Seniors Present Research at Weatherhead Center

After spending the summer researching around the world, 17 seniors presented their findings at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs’ undergraduate thesis conference last Thursday and Friday.

Pavic in Progress
Books

Pavić in Process

I’d been told to “swim” in the intellectual environment, to identify with the author and his sources, rather than scoop out what I wanted with my usual external and surgical precision.

Health

HBS Launches Clinical Trials Contest

​Harvard Business School launched last week the Precision Trials Challenge, a contest that challenges participants to find a better way of conducting clinical trials to get a drug approved.

Research

Geneticist Embroiled in Conflict of Interest Controversy

The founding director of the Broad Institute has come under fire for publishing an article that critics charge fails to disclose a conflict of interest and understates the contributions of women in developing a biotechnology.

Politics

Kennedy School's Belfer Center Receives $15 Million

The gift by investor Robert A. Belfer and his family—for whom the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has been named since 1997—brings the Kennedy School's capital campaign total just short of its $500 million goal.

Health

Harvard Researchers Link Neurotransmitter to Autism

Harvard researchers recently linked a symptom of autism with the malfunction of GABA signaling pathways, discovering the first proven connection between autism and a specific neurotransmitter in humans.

HarvardX
Central Administration

New Study Raises Questions of Access for HarvardX

​A new study suggests online education may not be the panacea to income-based education gaps that proponents have claimed.

Research

Harvard Will Submit Comments on Changes to Research Approval Process

The federal government proposed major reforms to the "Common Rule," which mandates approval from an institutional review board for research proposals involving the use of human subjects.

Harvard Weissman's Conservators Protect Objects of the Past
Research

Harvard Weissman's Conservators Protect Objects of the Past

Outside Research Funding Dips in 2015
Research

Outside Research Funding Dips in 2015

A recent report from the University’s Office for Sponsored Programs says that Harvard received less than $800 million from outside sources to fund research in the 2015 fiscal year for the first time since 2010, continuing a years-long decline.

Outside Research Funding Dips in 2015
FAS

Harvard’s Outside Research Funding Continues To Fall

Harvard received just under $800 million in outside research funding in fiscal year 2015, continuing a years-long decline, according to a recent University report.

Houghton Library
College

Navigating the Archives: Houghton Looks To Draw Students

To make the library’s resources seem more approachable, Hardman and Heather G. Cole, the assistant curator of modern books and manuscripts, launched the Houghton Undergraduate Summer Fellowship, a program designed to prompt undergraduates to engage with the Houghton’s vast collection and explore their scholarly curiosities.

Meeting at the White House
FAS

Economist Stein Brings Crisis Experience to the Classroom

Though he occasionally steals away to shape the nation's economic policy, Jeremy Stein always returns to his office at the Littauer Center for Economics, equipped with a whole new palette of experiences to recolor his curriculum.

Research

Study Examines Social Class and Social Media

By using Facebook to analyze over 50 billion friendships across 187 countries, a recent study conducted in part by one Harvard professor suggests that people from “high social class” countries tend to have lower percentages of international friends.

Death by Demography Talk
Race

Professor Uses Demography To Explain How States Collapse

Monica Duffy Toft described her emerging population transition theory, which posits that changes in state population configurations can portend civil conflict and destabilization.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes