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Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’

Though the environment for women faculty at Harvard has improved over the past 20 years, many say that there is still room for improvement.


Proposal Would Change Faculty Council Election Procedures

If approved, the new system would replace a proportional representation system created in the fall of 1969, according to a proposal distributed to the Faculty in advance of their meeting Tuesday.

SPU 26 Final Project

SPU 26 Final Project

Alexis M. Gomez ’16 explains her Science of the Physical Universe 26: Primitive Navigation final project on object location identification due to wave patterns in the Science Center on Monday afternoon.

Honor Code Panel

Photos of the Day (04/27/2015)

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Curator Introduces Exhibit Exploring Evolution on Islands

Jonathan B. Losos ’84, curator of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, spoke about the relevance of islands to the study of evolution.

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Chemistry Professor Lights Neural Activities with Proteins

Chemistry professor Adam Cohen creates visualizations of neural activity by using proteins from the Dead Sea to cause cells to flash with light.


Microbial Sciences Initiative Aims To Attract Undergraduates

Microbial Sciences Initiative, an interdepartmental and interschool initiative founded in 2003, hopes to engage more students from Harvard College as well as microbial scientists from the Boston area.

Nebula Magnetic Fields

Study Supports Role of Magnetic Fields in Star Formation

By measuring the orientation of magnetic field lines on a variety of scales in the Cat’s Paw Nebula, scientists found that magnetic field direction is well preserved through different spatial scales.

Harvard in the City

Outreach Program Engages Students in Scientific Research

The Life Sciences Outreach Program aims to aid local teachers in professional development and to foster high school students' interest in science.

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Long-Time EPS Professor Richard O’Connell Dies at 73

Colleagues and students recall the positive impact that Earth and Planetary Sciences professor Richard O’Connell has left on his field and acquaintances.

Interview with President Faust
Central Administration

Faust Will Convene Climate Change Panel in April

University President Drew G. Faust will hold a panel on climate change on April 13, featuring Harvard science and public policy professors and experts outside the University.

Alyssa A. Goodman

Astronomy Professor Goodman Named Scientist of the Year

Astronomy professor Alyssa A. Goodman is the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations’ 2015 Scientist of the Year.

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Harvard-Affiliated Researchers Discover New Class of Binary Stars

Maxwell C. Moe and Rosanne Di Stefano of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovered a new variety of binary star consisting of a main sequence star and an infant pre-main sequence star.

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Artist-in-Residence Draws Inspiration from Physics

Kim Bernard, the Physics department's Artist-in-Resident, draws inspiration from the physical sciences in her sculptures.

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BioVisions Initiative Highlights Importance of Life Sciences Visualizations

BioVisions, an initiative supported by Harvard and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, works to make digital visualization a more common tool in studying the life sciences.

Beauty After Ruin

Beauty After Ruin

Harvard Ed Portal Opening

Year In Review 2015

Fischer Touchdown

Year in Sports 2015

Senior survey header
Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers