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Central Administration

Francis Doyle, Professor at UCSB, Named Next SEAS Dean

Doyle will assume leadership of the school on August 1 as it seeks to raise $450 million in advance of its 2019 move to a new campus in Allston.

Francis J. Doyle III

Francis J. Doyle III

Francis J. Doyle III, a professor of chemical engineering at the University of California at Santa Barbara, will lead the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as its next dean starting August 1.

Harvard in the City

Allston Construction Committee Talks Science Building, Parking

The Allston Construction Mitigation Subcommittee met Monday to discuss a timeline for further construction on Harvard’s Allston Science Complex and potential plans for implementing a community-wide resident parking program.

Sustainability Fair

Sustainability Fair

Claire T. Lo ’16, left, a Winthrop Food Literacy fellow, has FAS SEAS postdoctoral fellow Xianming Zhang, right, name grains at the Harvard Sustainability Fair on Wednesday afternoon. Zhang studies environmental contaminants relating to food and said he found the fair interesting.

Harvard-Allston Task Force Meeting
City Politics

Harvard-Allston Task Force Discusses Housing, Construction

The Harvard-Allston Task Force met on Wednesday to discuss the North Allston/North Brighton Housing Stabilization Program and the renewal of Everett Street.

Harvard-Allston Task Force Meeting
City Politics

Harvard-Allston Task Force Meeting

Representatives from the Boston Redevelopment Authority, left, including Gerald Autler addressed members of the Harvard-Allston Task Force during its first meeting in over 100 days on April 8 to discuss the North Allston/North Brighton Housing Stabilization Program, ongoing construction and demolitions at the SEAS complex and Charlesview apartments, and the renewal of Everett Street.

Electrical Engineering

SEAS and Design School Plan Joint Master’s Program

A master's degree in engineering design will “hopefully” be launched next year, according to Materials Science professor Joanna Aizenberg, who sits on the committee spearheading the project.

Engineering Thesis Project
Student Life

Engineering Thesis Project

Ansel B. Duff '15, a mechanical engineering concentrator, works on a go kart powered by compressed air for his senior thesis project at a workshop at MIT.

Engineering Thesis Project

For Many Engineering Seniors, Break Is Crunch Time for Theses

With oral presentations scheduled for March 26 and 27 and written reports due on April 2, many engineering seniors will spend the upcoming week-long holiday finishing their projects.

Central Administration

Project on China’s Energy Policy Receives Climate Change Solutions Grant

The Harvard China Project, a research program on China's environment and energy system based at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, plans to use grant money it received to conduct research on the future of renewable energy sources in China.


SEAS Racing Team

The SEAS team is currently building the Crimson Cruiser, a battery-powered vehicle that it hopes will push the boundaries of efficiency. This April, the team will compete in the battery-electric division of the Shell Eco-Marathon in Detroit, Mich.

Kaledora Kiernan-Linn

The Dropouts

With supportive faculty, programs like the Thiel Fellowship, and an accommodating return policy, students at Harvard considering dropping out have few reasons not to do so. While entrepreneurial and artistic opportunities are often time-sensitive, Harvard, these students believe, can wait.

Thinking Big

Harvard Thinks Big VI

My eyes are tearing up as I make my way up to the balcony seats in Sanders Theater. Not because I’m overly excited by the prospect of Harvard Thinks Big VI, but because it is cold as hell, and my eyes haven’t stopped watering since I stepped outside.


Physics Professor Philip Kim Studies Technologies on an Atomic Scale

Kim, who joined the faculty this school year after 14 years of teaching and researching at Columbia University, studies physical phenomena in nanoscale materials.

Harvard Medical School

Odyssey Program Poised to Revolutionize Research

Scientists at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital are using Odyssey, a computing environment, to process big data in their research.

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Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers

Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells 2015

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall

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