JOE B. LERER

Harvard Business School

Nobel Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus Visits HBS

Muhammad Yunus, who won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for founding the micro-lending institution Grameen Bank, spoke at HBS Thursday.

Infant Language Acquisition
Events

Professor Discusses Babies’ Language Skills

Babies are able to differentiate minute sound distinctions that would otherwise be lost to adults, University of Washington professor of speech and hearing sciences Patricia K. Kuhl said on Tuesday.

Green

Conference Discusses Environment and Economy

Economy Futures—a group of environmentally-minded Harvard students—held a weekend-long conference on “The Transition to a New Economy.”

Student Groups

University Band Travels with Basketball Team

Harvard men’s basketball is on its spring trip—and with the team, so is the Harvard University Band.

Events

Wendy Kopp Responds to Teach for America Critics at Ed School

High-performing teachers can change the trajectory of students born into low-income families, said Wendy Kopp, CEO and founder of Teach For America, at a panel discussion Thursday evening at the Graduate School of Education.

The Future of Black Politics
Politics

Panel Says Minorities Should Unite

Black political organizers should seek to address their causes to minorities of many ethnicities rather than focus only on the black community, Harvard professor William Julius Wilson argued during a panel discussion on black politics.

Harvard Thinks Big 2012
FAS

Harvard Professors Think Big in Third Annual Forum

At the third annual Harvard Thinks Big forum, eight esteemed Harvard professors addressed a packed house for just ten minutes each in a whirlwind tour of big ideas in academia.

IOP

At IOP, Lawrence Summers Urges Fiscal Spending

University Professor Lawrence H. Summers, who was director of President Obama’s National Economic Council after serving as the president of Harvard, urged that the U.S. government not cut spending in the face of ongoing fiscal negotiations in Congress.

Student Groups

Freshman Dean’s Office Goes Green

Students and volunteers from the Office of Sustainability weatherized the Freshman Dean's Office (FDO) by installing energy saving bulbs, calking windows, and insulating pipes. Kamilia K. Kaczor '11 and Sam J. Arnold '14 helped lead and organize this project.

Winthrop

Frank Criticizes Spending

Barney Frank ’61 shared his opinions on topics ranging from government spending to gay rights in a speech punctuated by light-heartedness last night in the Winthrop Junior Common Room.

Edward Glaeser
Books

Glaeser Presents New Book on Cities

Cities foster the communication of complex ideas, making them key to the future of America and the world, Economics Professor ...

Research

Harvard Biologist Receives BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

Entomology Professor Edward O. Wilson, a ground-breaking biologist who coined the terms “biodiversity” and “sociobiology,” has received the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category, in recognition of his long and varied career in the field.

Dare to Dye
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Dare to Dye

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Dos Besos

A World Cup Malcontent
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A World Cup Malcontent

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Then Rain Comes