Science

Harvard Law School

To Keep Pace with Tech, Law School Seeks STEM Students

​As HLS admissions officers are finalizing next year’s class, they are doing so with an eye toward a group of fields that deviate from the traditional path to legal studies: STEM.

Sciences Division

New Visa Policy Aids International STEM Students

For Harvard's international students, remaining in the United States after graduation can be complicated.

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.

Sciences Division

At Black Hole Talk, Stephen Hawking Draws Massive Audience

​World-famous theoretical cosmologist Stephen W. Hawking discussed the history of and recent breakthroughs in research on black holes at the inauguration of Harvard's Black Hole Initiative.

Football

New App Tackles Football Players' Health

​The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University recently launched an iPhone app to facilitate the collection of data from former players.

GSAS's Dudley House
Research

Grad Union Effort Pushes for More STEM Money

In an effort to combat stagnant science research funding, members of the Harvard graduate student union effort are publicizing a petition asking the 2016 presidential candidates to prioritize STEM funding a part of their platforms.

Harvard Kennedy School

Panelists Celebrate Women’s Leadership in Environmental Movement

Four female leaders in the environmental movement shared their respective stories in combatting climate change on Tuesday at the Kennedy School.

Harvard in the City

Behind the Exhibits at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

There is a side to the museum that is less visible to the public, and it is this dedicated collection staff working behind-the-scenes that ensures that the museum is constantly improving.

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.

Harvard Medical School

Elected Leaders Have Shorter Lifespans, Higher Risk of Death, Study Shows

Political aspirants beware: heads of state live 2.7 years less than runner-up candidates who never serve in office, according to a December study led by a Harvard Medical School professor.

Watson: Life and The Helix
College

Watson: Life and The Helix

James Watson, who along with Francis Crick is credited with discovering the double helix structure of DNA, shared life advice to a crowd of mostly LS1B and OEB students.

Watson: Life and The Helix
Events

DNA Discoverer James Watson Gives Advice on Success

Scientist James D. Watson, best known for receiving the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the co-discovery of DNA with Francis Crick, spoke about his life experiences and accomplishments and gave advice on success at a lecture Thursday.

Research

Medical School Study Sheds Light on Running Injuries

A recent Harvard Medical School study shed light on how to avoid injuries while running, showing that people who land lightly on their feet are less likely to injure themselves.

Science

Discovery of Gravity Waves Prompts Interest from University Researchers

​In the wake of the ground-breaking discovery of gravity waves last week, Harvard affiliates have been preparing to work in a field that is now drastically changed.