Jessica A. Barzilay
The move will physically distance the engineering school from the undergraduate heart of Harvard’s Cambridge campus. And though facilities in Allston will not be ready until at least 2017-18, faculty members and students alike have already begun expressing concern regarding SEAS’ ability to remain integrated in a liberal arts education from its future home across the river.
Some students feel more affinity with fellow concentrators than others. And on a campus that is brimming with extracurriculars, social organizations, and the residential House system, concentration community is just one element of the student experience.
Clemens Riegler (front), project leader and post-doctoral supervisor, oversees Francis K. Masuda ‘15 (back) as he conducts statistical analysis on the activity of zebra-fish neurons in Life Sciences 100r.
Last spring, while her peers were sitting through Life Science lectures and replicating ages-old science experiments in lab, Valentina Lyau ’15 was learning a little differently. Ten minutes down Oxford Street, Lyau swiped into the restricted-access facilities of Northwest Laboratories to construct a virtual reality as part of a research seminar called Life Sciences 100r.
While nutritionists have questioned the healthiness of nuts due to their high fat content, a Harvard School of Public Health study published earlier this month correlates increased consumption of walnuts with reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes in women.
The opportunities for research available to students of the life sciences at Harvard make the first hurdle to involvement not “if” but “how” to begin.
Objects ranging from primitive Bedouin calendars to Japanese timekeeping are part of an ambitious interdisciplinary exploration of one of history’s most ubiquitous themes: time.
According to a recent study by a team of Harvard researchers from across the University, specialists in thermoregulation, dermatologists, and hair experts have one thing in common: the EDAR gene.
The humanities reigned in the latest round of concentration satisfaction ratings, followed closely by the social sciences and life sciences. As was the case in previous years, smaller concentrations generally outperformed larger ones in the survey, which is taken every spring by graduating seniors.
As the population on Earth continues to grow, Harvard scientists may have just stumbled upon some additional space—in the solar system. Earth-like planets, defined by the researchers as planets comparable in size and temperature to Earth, may be as close as 13 light years away.
Greater efforts should be taken to integrate scientific research into policies, Paul M. Nurse, the president of the Royal Society, said at the Science and Democracy Lecture Series on Wednesday evening.
Project Lever, a startup founded by recent Harvard grad, aims to facilitate student searches for thesis advisers and research opportunities. The project joins the growing movement to digitize Harvard’s archives and resources.
Professors and students gathered together to discuss research in the humanities, social sciences, hard sciences, and quantitative studies at the second annual National Collegiate Research Conference.
Speaking at the second annual National Collegiate Research Conference, MIT physics professor Walter H. G. Lewin kicked off the three-day symposium with a bang—the big bang.
Samuel T. Moulton ’01, director of educational research and assessment at the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching, is not averse to a little battiness.