Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore ’69 praised recent efforts of Harvard students involved in environment and divestment campaigns during a speech focused on the health hazards of global warming which he gave in Memorial Church on Wednesday night.
As politicians continue to debate the scope of gun control in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, one Harvard faculty member is suggesting that more funds be dedicated to researching the effects of gun violence on public health.
The Harvard Innovation Lab hosted a kick-off event yesterday to celebrate the inaugural Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge featuring speakers including Yo-Yo Ma ’76 and Harvard Innovation Lab Director Gordon S. Jones.
In a captivating lecture filled with optical illusions, renowned artwork, and a few experiments for good measure, Professor of Neurobiology Margaret S. Livingstone presented the Mind/Brain/Behavior Distinguished Harvard Lecture for 2012.
In honor of environmentalist Rachel Carson’s landmark novel “Silent Spring,” which turns fifty this month, the Harvard Institute of Politics is refocusing energy this week on the persistent danger of chemical exposure that Americans face every day.
As the new interim director of the New England Primate Research Center, Harvard Medical School professor R. Paul Johnson will look to improve animal care practices in the facility that has come under fire for multiple animal deaths in recent years.
A world-class chemist and the 1981 Nobel laureate in chemistry, Roald Hoffmann, who received a Ph.D. in chemical physics from Harvard in 1962, is also the author of five books of poetry and three plays.