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After decades of administrative shutdown, the College is set to launch its first formal program in Latino Studies, but many are calling for something more.
Associate professors Ruth Bielfeldt and Sarah S. Richardson were awarded the annual Roslyn Abramson Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Though the environment for women faculty at Harvard has improved over the past 20 years, many say that there is still room for improvement.
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.
Gay joined the Government department in 2006 and is currently its director of graduate studies. She will take over the deanship from Sociology professor Peter Marsden on July 1.
As part of the Economics Department’s Seymour E. and Ruth B. Harris Lecture Series, Stanford economics professor Susan Athey lectured on new methods of including machine learning in econometrics late Tuesday afternoon.
The first African-American to receive the award, Fryer was recognized for his contributions to research on the economics of race and inequality.
A set of emu eggs are incubated Thursday afternoon at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. The eggs are on loan from an emu farm in Gill, MA, to which the chicks will be returned after hatching.
The new Economics Question Center, which is designed as a hub for tutoring in foundational economics courses, has yet to receive much student traffic.
Harvard’s total number of junior faculty hires has reached gender parity across the University for the first time ever.
The project renovated the nearly 40-year-old library and centralized the offices of the faculty in the Anthropology Department, who were previously spread across campus.
Despite having just 37 concentrators in the College, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality department boasts two classes with more than 100 students each.
Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski speaks about the relationship between China and the United States in the Center for Government and International Studies on Tuesday afternoon. Dr. Brzezinski served as the U.S. National Security Advisor under President Jimmy Carter and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his role in the normalization of U.S.-China relations.
By modifying cotton and polyester fabrics with a coating that repels almost any type of substance, a research team from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering could be close to changing the nature of several consumer and industrial products—as well as the need for laundry.
Anthropology professor emeritus Stanley J. Tambiah, described by colleagues as one of the giants of 20th century anthropology, was known for his studies of Buddhism and South Asia.