Social Sciences Division

Patents and Innovation
Social Sciences Division

Economist Heidi Williams Talks Patents and Cancer Research

MIT Economics professor Heidi L. Williams explored the economic incentives behind cancer research in a lecture Wednesday.

Littauer
Race

Economics Department Looks to Hire Faculty, Increase Department's Diversity

The Economics department has been working with Psychology professor Mahzarin R. Banaji to recruit female faculty and faculty of color.

FAS

Gov Department to Lose a Second Female Professor

The Government department will lose its second female professor in a single year—a trend department administrators hope to combat with future hires.

Federal Funding in Fiscal Year 2016
FAS

Professors Fear Loss of Federal Arts, Humanities Funding

Professors and administrators are bracing for the potential elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Protest Lecturer
Student Life

From the Lectern to the Loudspeaker

Recent events—most notably, President Donald Trump's election—have stirred an activist's sensibility in some Harvard professors.

Social Sciences Division

Ethnic Studies Proponents Plan Advocacy Efforts

Students and alumni emphasized the need to recruit new ethnic studies advocates, as many of the movement’s organizers will soon graduate.

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College

The Most Savage Q-Guide Comments of 2016

If you're looking for another way to procrastinate in the course search for this semester, check out these Q-Guide comments. Some are hilarious, some are desperate, and some are just truly disturbing.

FAS

Phi Beta Kappa Selects ‘Senior 48’ for Class of 2017

In total, 48 seniors will be inducted into the oldest undergraduate honor society in the United States, joining the 24 students selected last spring.

Social Sciences Division

Students Say Trump Adviser Díaz Rosillo Not Partisan in Class

Students say lecturer Carlos E. Díaz Rosillo, who teaches the popular class Government 1359: “The Road to the White House,” has largely hidden his political leanings during his classes.

Danielle Allen on "Waking Up"
FAS

Ethics Center Director Danielle Allen Named University Professor

​Government professor Danielle S. Allen was appointed a University Professor on Monday, the highest honor a Harvard faculty member can receive.

Books

Sociology Professor Explores Racial Identities in New Book

Professor Michèle Lamont explores the experiences with racism faced by five distinct ethnic groups spanning three cities on three continents in her latest book.

FAS

Faculty Will Discuss Motion Opposing Sanctions

​Tuesday marks the first time that the full Faculty of Arts and Sciences will discuss a motion opposing the College’s controversial policy on unrecognized single-gender social organizations.

Updates on the Honor Council
College

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.

Teaching Fellow Pay Per Section at Harvard Schools Graph
FAS

Students Raise Concerns About Supplement Disparities Across Graduate Schools

The “top-up,” a supplement for Ph.D. students in Faculty of Arts and Sciences departments intended to equalize funding, has been a source of confusion for some students.

FAS

Harvard Economics Professor Oliver Hart Wins Joint Nobel Prize

Economics professor Oliver Hart became the most recent in a long line of Harvard faculty members to earn the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, receiving the award in conjunction with MIT professor Bengt Holmström “for their contributions to contract theory."