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Yo-Yo Ma Talks Innovation at the i-Lab

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.

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Harvard Medical School Physicians To Launch New Healthcare Journal

Two Harvard Medical School physicians recently announced the launch of a new journal focusing on healthcare delivery.


Art Offers Clues into Brain

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.


Tucci Makes Chemistry Lovable

With his office door on the first floor of the Science Center always open, it’s obvious Gregory Tucci loves talking ...

On Campus

Psychologists Study Altruism

Are humans selfish beings or is our first impulse to be cooperative?


IOP Panel Discusses Toxins

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.


Harvard Grads Found 'Plympton' Publishing House

A new literary studio founded by two Harvard graduates that provides a digital platform for budding writers launched with a partnership with Amazon announced Thursday.

Harvard College's 361st Commencement

Talk of Anniversary, Parents, and Fundraising at Harvard Commencement

The tally of more than 360,000 living Harvard alumni grew by roughly 7,500 as undergraduate and graduate students from every school of the University marched in Thursday’s Commencement ceremonies.

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Interim Director of NEPRC Aims To Improve Animal Care Following Deaths

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.


Droves Return for Class Reunions

At the 50th reunion headquarters in Quincy courtyard, a welcome sign stretches the length of the reception tent. There is ...

Commencement 2012

Roald Hoffmann

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.

Commencement 2012

Tocsin Brings Harvard to Forefront of Student Movement

Founded a decade before activism on campus peaked with the 1969 takeover of University Hall, Tocsin signaled of the start of Harvard’s student movement.


From Harvard Beginnings, Facebook Reaches Huge IPO

The juggernaut social media website Facebook was once the property of four Harvard classmates. On Friday, it will now be shared not four ways but more than 421 million ways.


Johnson Named Interim Director of Primate Research Center

Associate professor of medicine R. Paul Johnson has been appointed the new interim director of the New England Primate Research Center after Frederick Wang resigned following the death of four primates in the Harvard Medical School laboratories.


Geophysicist Discusses Lunar Surfaces

Geophysicist Maria T. Zuber applied her knowledge of Earth science to one of the world’s most universally studied astronomical bodies—the moon—at this year’s annual Neekeyfar Lecture on Math and Science, hosted Tuesday by the Undergraduate Council’s Student Advisory Board on Science.