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VES 56s
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The Frontier between the Arts and Sciences: Harvard's Pioneers

Harvard College promises its undergraduates a liberal arts education, but under its online course catalog, departmental classes are categorized under four distinct headings. The widespread ingrained sense of division between the arts and sciences traces back to popular ideas about brain lateralization: The left hemisphere processes logical information, and the right hemisphere, creative. But what of the students interested in studies that fall within the intersection of disciplines?

The Science Center
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The Science Center

The Science Center at 1 Oxford Street is a focal point of the undergraduate STEM experience at Harvard, hosting many large introductory courses and laboratory-based classes. Professors and researchers at the University have expressed concern that federal funding for scientific research may be curtailed by the Trump administration.

VES 56s
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VES 56s

Students in VES 56s: Animation/Studio present mixed media projects in the Lightbox Gallery in the Harvard Art Museums last Monday.

Arts @ 29 Garden
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Arts @ 29 Garden

Brenna Nicely is a TA for Ancient Near East 103: Ancient Lives, a class which uses Arts @ 29 Garden as a space in which for art integration into courses’ curricula.

STEM Think Tank at Harvard Art Museums
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STEM Think Tank at Harvard Art Museums

During a STEM think tank at Harvard Art Museums, Hamidah Mahmud ‘17 leads a group of students through the galleries.

Hamidah Mahmud
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Hamidah Mahmud

Hamidah Mahmud ‘17 is a History and Science Concentrator.

STEM Talk
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STEM Talk

Hamidah Mahmud ‘17 leads a STEM think tank at Harvard Art Museums on Friday afternoon.

IOP

Leaders Discuss Future of Artificial Intelligence

Leading figures in the field of artificial intelligence discussed its present and potential future impact on individuals and nations at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum Friday.

College

SEAS Expects Increase in Concentrators, Strives for Greater Diversity in School Makeup

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is projected to see increased numbers of undergraduate concentrators when sophomores declare their fields of study on Nov. 17, continuing a trend of fast growth since 2007.

International Women's Day on the Radio
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International Women's Day on the Radio

Madge Kaplan speaks fondly of her experiences working on a 24-hour radio show showcasing women’s voices on International Women’s Day during the 80s, while Kate Rushin, Eileen Bolinsky, Melanie Berzon, and Anita McFadden smile in remembrance.

Student Groups

HLS Panel Explores the Future Frontiers of Space Governance

Representatives from NASA, Space Systems Loral, and SpaceX discussed the future of laws governing outer space during a panel at the Law School Wednesday.

Updates on the Honor Council
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Sophomores, Sciences Saw Most Honor Council Cases Last Year

The vast majority of 115 academic dishonesty cases the College’s Honor Council heard last academic year occurred in courses offered in the Sciences Division or the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, according to the adjudicating body’s first-ever annual report.

Patent Pending
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Patent Pending

Some say that Harvard’s tech transfer process allows faculty to take the lion’s share of both the profit and prestige of successful inventions, leaving other inventors unsupported.

Sustainable Development Talk
On Campus

Sustainable Development Talk

Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, talks about her experiences in sustainable development and how bottom-up infrastructure can best accommodate that.

Third Annual Fungus Fair
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Third Annual Fungus Fair

The Museum of Natural History hosted the third annual Fungus Fair on Saturday.