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 Alia Qaternah
College

Alia Qaternah

Alia Y. Qaternah, a research assistant in the Life Sciences Outreach Program, won the New England Biolabs Passion in Science Award.

FAS

Harvard Researchers Discover Key to Termite Mound Ventilation

Their research revealed that the termites’ mounds drive a convection current which helps the release of stale air from the underground nest to the surface of the mound.

FAS

Physics Professor Awarded Fellowship for Nanotech Research

Yacoby’s research is primarily focused on how particles behave at a nanoscale.

FAS

Harvard Research Assistant Wins Award for Science Raps

A research assistant for the Life Sciences Outreach Program at Harvard was awarded the New England Biolabs Passion in Science Award for her devotion to uniting science and arts in education.

Books

Bad Trend Alert: Senior Bar

I study history and literature, that most refined, elegant, and humble combination of subjects. But it seems that is not enough for the despotic tyrants of Harvard’s Program in General Education. “You must be well-rounded,” they say. “You must study math to remind yourself of how shitty your math has become, and you must study science to remind yourself of how shitty your science has become, and you must stop reading books—everyone thinks you’re a huge nerd.”

Humanities and Sciences
Humanities Division

Humanities and Sciences

Harvard College Prof. Steven A. Pinker engaged in a conversation about the transcendence of the humanities and sciences with Edgar Pierce Prof. Susanna C. Siegel in light of the recent discussions about the importance of the humanities compared to the sciences.

Humanities and Sciences
Humanities Division

Profs Argue for Integration of Sciences, Humanities

Psychology professor Steven A. Pinker and Philosophy professor Susanna Siegel talked about integrating the sciences and humanities.

Cabot Library
Sciences Division

Cabot Library Renovations To Begin as Early as Fall 2015

Greenhouse Cafe will be combined with the library as collaborative spaces replace books.

Research

Harvard Team's Big Bang Findings Called into Question

Findings from the European Space Agency’s Planck satellite indicate that the data collected by Harvard’s telescope, BICEP2, did not completely account for galactic dust.

Sciences Division

Molecular and Cellular Bio Updates Receive Good Reviews

Administrators behind the revamping of Molecular and Cellular Biology did not have to wait long to gauge the popularity of their new programs, courses, and requirement changes, said Alexander F. Schier, department chair of MCB

Research

Science with a Twist: Harvard Researchers Discover Helix Shape

It might be time to take a closer glance at the nearest landline phone cord. Harvard researchers recently discovered a new shape—the hemihelix—which can be found in helical-like structures such as phone cords or slinkies. Shapes like the hemihelix might shed light on the process of creating three dimensional shapes from two dimensional starting materials, researchers said.

Sciences Division

Green Labs Symposium Promotes More Energy-Efficient Labs

The symposium included a networking session, workshops, and a case study of the Smart Labs Initiative at the University of California Irvine.

Sciences Division

MCB To Revamp Requirements, Programming, and Concentration Name

The Molecular and Cellular Biology concentration will revamp its requirements and extracurricular programming to allow concentrators greater flexibility and incorporate recent “astonishing changes in biomedical research,” MCB head tutors Susan Mango and Rachelle Gaudet announced in an email to concentrators on Monday.

Sciences Division

OEB Concentration Renamed Integrative Biology

The Organismic and Evolutionary Biology concentration will be renamed Integrative Biology, according to an email announcement sent to concentrators Thursday.

Sciences Division

Adjustment to New Technology Improves Efficiency of Genetic Editing

New technology being researched by professors at Harvard Medical School has made methods of gene surgery more efficient and accessible and can potentially help to address major diseases caused by genetic disorders such as sickle cell anemia.

Eldo Kim
Crime

News Analysis: Could Eldo Kim Return to Harvard?

Protestors on Mass Ave
Race

Seen and Heard: Harvard's March Through Cambridge

OKWELOGU
Track and Cross Country

Decorated Thrower Looks To Continue Success

Protest
Columns

Reconstruction 3.0