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.
Cherry A. Murray, who served as dean of SEAS from 2009 until her resignation in 2014, was nominated by President Obama in August and has been awaiting Senate confirmation since then.
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.
Professor Sheila Jasanoff ’64 leads a weekly meeting about Science, Technology, and Society on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015.
Students and faculty attend a talk about disease in Marseille, France at a weekly meeting about Science, Technology, and Society on Monday, Nov. 16.
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.
Titled “Why Disciplines Persist,” the lecture followed an eight-year hiatus after the first Provostial Lecture, given by former University Provost Steven E. Hyman.
The prevalence of the use of prescription drugs rose from 51 percent of adults in 2000 to 59 percent in 2012. The increase persists even after accounting for the changing age distribution of society.
Faculty members and administrators have vetted proposals to drastically overhaul the College’s General Education program, such as lowering the number of required courses.
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has delayed its relocation to Allston to 2020, and details of which offices will move remain in flux.
Geophysics professor Jerry X. Mitrovica’s lecture was part of a series lectures presented by the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture this fall.
Three students co-founded the group to continue confronting gender-based challenges in the field.
Economics 10a: “Principles of Economics” had enrolled just barely more undergraduates than Computer Science 50: “Introduction to Computer Science I” with 701 undergraduates compared to 697, respectively.
The course will serve as the academic equivalent of four individual courses and incorporates biology, chemistry, math, computing, and physics into a life sciences curriculum.
Though the environment for women faculty at Harvard has improved over the past 20 years, many say that there is still room for improvement.