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Scrutiny

If a Tree Falls: Fighting Climate Change in the Harvard Forest

More than a century old, the Harvard Forest still bears traces of its past—stone fences, ancient oaks. Yet changes have come, too, subtle but significant.

Museums

Exhibit on the Influence of the Radio Opens Friday

The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments’ new exhibit examining the history and influence of radio technology on American culture will open to the public on Friday.

Intro Courses STEM
College

Covering Ground: Barriers and Entries to STEM at Harvard

Introductory courses act as both gateways and barriers into Harvard’s STEM-based concentrations, as low-level courses increasingly are tasked with catching students up to their peers.

School of Public Health

Public Health Forum Calls for More Regulation of Contaminants

A panel of scientists and policymakers at a Harvard School of Public Health forum stressed that the prevalence of toxins remains a nation-wide problem that should be regulated.

Future Harvard Innovation Wet Lab Building
Allston

Harvard to Construct Biotech ‘Life Lab’ in Allston

Pending approval by the City of Boston, the proposed Life Lab will feature 36 lab benches, fume hoods, tissue culture and microscopy facilities, a private faculty-in-residence lab suite, conference rooms, and co-working spaces to support team planning.

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.

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.

FAS

Professor Discusses Energy Infrastructure of the Future

​Harvard Chemistry and Chemical Biology professor Daniel G. Nocera discussed his vision for the energy infrastructure of the future on Wednesday night in the Science Center.

Science, Technology, and Society
Features

A Forgotten Field?

Active and globally recognized, Harvard’s Science, Technology, and Society network is seeking to ingrain itself into the University’s academic structure, striving for a Ph.D. program to produce scholars and teachers for Harvard and beyond.

Science Center Rendering
College

Science Center Library Renovation Plans Feature Open Space

Among other changes, the 40-year-old library will have its solid walls and windows replaced with glass walls, visually integrating the space with the Greenhouse Cafe and Science Center exterior.

Harvard Kennedy School

‘Happiest Man in World’ Calls for Cultural Evolution

Matthieu Ricard presented altruism in the contexts of economic inequality and environmental sustainability, emphasizing its power to affect societal and personal change.

New Battery Technology
Research

New Battery Technology

A team of researchers from Harvard have developed a breakthrough in battery technology that can store renewable energy in a non-toxic, non-flammable, safe, and low cost way.

New Battery Technology
FAS

Harvard Researchers Hail Eco-Friendly Battery

​A team of researchers from Harvard have developed a breakthrough in battery technology that they say can store renewable energy in a non-toxic, non-flammable, safe, and cheap way.

Lunar Eclipse
College

Students Gather for Last Super Blood Moon Until 2033

Students flocked to peer through specialized telescopes and binoculars during the super blood moon’s peak from 10:11 p.m. to 11:23 p.m.

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.