Sabrina A. Mohamed

Museums

New Museums of Science and Culture Director Announced

Jane Pickering, deputy director and director of public programs at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, will be the first executive director of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith announced Tuesday.

Central Administration

Wellesley To Join EdX

EdX, an online educational platform launched by Harvard and MIT in May, announced today that Wellesley College will be the first liberal arts institution to partner with the virtual learning venture.

College

New Concentration Offerings Attract Pre-Professionals

While Harvard’s new concentration options seemingly lend themselves to distinct career paths for undergraduates, professors insist that they are not purely pre-professional and do align with the College’s liberal arts philosophy.

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IOP

Students React to Election Results at IOP Watch Party

Under strings of lights and patriotic red, white, and blue stars, students milled about the JFK Forum, eagerly looking up at the jumbotron and engaging in lively conversation at the Institute of Politics’ election night watch party.

College

College Fills Gaps With New Concentration Offerings

If it had not been for the new architecture studies track in the History of Art and Architecture department, Benjamin Lopez ’15 would have been “pretty ready to transfer” out of Harvard.

Social Sciences Division

Economics Professor Wins "Genius Grant"

The MacArthur Foundation announced Monday that Harvard economics professor Raj Chetty ’00 has been awarded a 2012 “genius grant” of $500,000 to explore creative passions and to pursue meaningful scholarship.

Social Sciences Division

Gender Imbalances Persist in Academics

In 1992, a Teen Talk Barbie doll was released. Shortly after it began selling, it went from saying 270 phrases to 269. The manufacturing company, Mattel, Inc., took out one phrase—”math class is tough”—after receiving criticisms for fueling a stereotype that women were less capable at quantitative disciplines.

FAS

Maskin Named University Professor

Economics professor Eric S. Maskin ’72, who won a Nobel Prize in 2007 for his contributions to the field of game theory, has been appointed a University Professor, joining 22 other faculty members who hold Harvard’s most prestigious post.

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Op Eds

Krugman to Mankiw and Ferguson, Tsk! Tsk!

N. Gregory Mankiw, Economics 10 professor and newly appointed chair [LINK 0] of the economics department, could use a refresher on the appropriate citation of sources, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman in a recent New York Times op-ed.

College

NELC To Offer Two New Concentration Options

After discussion earlier this spring, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations has decided to offer a new concentration track beginning in fall 2012 focused on the history, politics, and cultures of the contemporary Middle East.

College

Ding, Dong, the Core Is Dead

With the graduation of the Class of 2012, the Core is officially dead. But students have not quite grasped how the 56 percent of the senior class that chose Gen Ed is differently educated from their peers who stuck with the old formula.

College

Liveblogging Class Day 2012

Missing Class Day? Flyby has you covered. If you weren't able to snag a seat to the event itself, you can still follow along as we give you minute-by-minute updates of what's taking place. Check it out between 2 and 4:30 p.m. here.

University

Harvard Turns 350

The festivities, which drew 44,000 attendees, were part of one of the largest and most extravagant birthday parties the country has ever seen and brought together members of the Harvard community from the class of 1918 to the Class of 1990.

Commencement 2012

Elizabeth Holtzman

As a student at Radcliffe College, Elizabeth Holtzman ’62. who would later go on to hold some of the highest offices in New York government, had her first taste of political organizing.

Advising

Economics and Government Take Different Tacks on Advising

Students and faculty in the social sciences division—which houses the two largest concentrations, economics and government—point to a divide in the strength of the advising students receive.

Adventures in Separation and Spain
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Adventures in Separation and Spain

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