Professor Danielle Allen

Petition for Race and Ethnicity Research Center Draws Support

A petition for a University-wide research center for race and ethnicity has garnered over 500 votes on an online forum for Harvard affiliates over the last week.

Baker Library

Business School Study Finds Handgun Waiting Periods Reduce Gun Violence

Laws instituting a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a gun reduce gun-related homicides by 17 percent, a Business School study says.

The Science Center

Eight Researchers Funded for 'High-Risk, High-Reward' Projects

The researchers will receive nearly $8.5 million to conduct a broad array of health science research, from psychology to health policy analysis.


Professor Talks Post-Conflict Elections and Colombian Politics

​UC Berkeley assistant professor Aila M. Matanock ’05 presented her research Friday on the importance of engaging rebel groups in the post-conflict political process.

Food and Drink

Experts Explore Challenges in Food Regulation Policy

From stifling innovation to encouraging excessive food waste, speakers at the 4th annual Harvard-UCLA Food Law and Policy Conference on Friday criticized the current food regulatory environment.

Sunil Amrith

South Asian Studies Professor Receives ‘Genius’ Grant

Sunil Amrith said he was shocked to receive a phone call notifying him that he had won the grant, as he had no idea he had even been nominated.

Harvard School of Public Health

School of Public Health Researchers Find Many Unreported Police Killings

The study found that only 44.9 percent of police-related deaths were documented as such in a database managed by the federal government.

The Harvard Lobby
Central Administration

The Harvard Lobby

Three trips to D.C., 11 lawmakers, two amicus briefs. Under Trump, Harvard's lobbying efforts are heating up.


Former Harvard Post-Doc Suing University for Patent Royalties

A former Harvard post-doctoral researcher is suing a chemistry professor whose lab he worked in, alleging that the professor unfairly excluded him from a potentially lucrative cancer treatment patent.


Spending Bill ‘Bodes Well’ for Research Funding, Faust Says

"I think the Congress spoke with a rather bipartisan, resolute voice in favor of the things that I’ve been arguing for, so that was a very good sign," Faust said.

Glass Concourse at Brigham Women's Hospital

Brigham and Women’s to Buy Out 1,600 Employee Contracts

​Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital, will offer a voluntary contract buyout for 1,600 employees to downsize its staff amid increasing expenses.

Glass Concourse at Brigham Women's Hospital

Brigham and Women’s Hospital to Pay $10 Million for Research Fraud Allegations

​Brigham and Women’s Hospital—a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital—will pay $10 million to resolve allegations of research fraud, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

The March for Science

Harvard Profs, Faust Join March for Science

“We march because our future depends on the future of science," said University President Drew G. Faust.

Danielle Allen on "Waking Up"

Harvard Researchers Discover Second Declaration of Independence Manuscript

​Two Harvard researchers have uncovered a second parchment manuscript of the Declaration of Independence—the only additional manuscript of its type ever to be found.

Zhang Portrait

UC Berkeley Appeals Broad Institute CRISPR Patent

UC Berkeley filed an appeal that challenges the Harvard-affiliated Broad Institute for the rights to CRISPR, a groundbreaking gene-editing technology.