People say food can represent culture. I like food as well as the next human being. However, perhaps I was not gifted with particularly refined taste buds, as I never understood what food could do over any other facet of culture—clothing, celebrations, values.
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ inaugural Harvard Horizons initiative—a program designed to highlight some of the best work of Harvard Ph.D. students—culminated in a TED Talk-style symposium on Monday.
The Graduate Student Council of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences elected Summer A. Shafer as GSC president Wednesday evening. Several other executive board positions were taken in a surprise coup that Shafer called “an impromptu coalition,” as a number of write-in candidacies were declared at last night’s meeting.
The sight of students hunched over, burdened by an overflowing bag of books, is all too familiar in Harvard Yard. But with Harvard University Press’s digital content partnership agreement with AcademicPub, it may soon become a thing of the past.
Launched in a Kirkland dorm room, Facebook is now seeking 7,000 square feet of office space in the Kendall Square area, reports the Boston Business Journal.
The new office space would be just a few miles from Harvard Square, and from the Phoenix Club, which may now find itself becoming Zuckerberg's personal ping pong room.
In the seventeenth century, Harvard students were required to take three years each of Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Syriac as well as demonstrate fluency in Latin as part of their graduation requirements, according to The Crimson.
Ten Iraq and Afghanistan veterans will learn to apply their military skills to the private sector during a three week business training program in which Harvard Business School professors and lecturers will serve as mentors.
According to an op-ed penned by University Professor Robert C. Darnton '60, director of the Harvard University Library, there is a widespread belief in China that the walls of Harvard libraries are graced by 20 allocutions which express an expectation that Harvard students constantly grind away at studies.
Harvard President Drew G. Faust, Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick ’78, and Vice Chairman of the Banco de Chile Andrónico Luksic stressed the importance of collaboration between Harvard and Chile during the inaugural event Thursday morning for the Rethinking Chile at the Beginning of the 21st Century Seminar.
Thomas E. Donilon, national security advisor to President Barack Obama, disputed the idea that American supremacy is on the decline during a conversation at the Institute of Politics Wednesday evening.
A new test for tuberculosis could efficiently reduce the prevalence of TB in southern Africa by over 28 percent, according to a study released last week by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology edged out Harvard in a study comparing cognitive skills released earlier this month.
Unlike other college ranking systems, this study analyzed results from online games that use neuroscience to measure five aspects that contribute to intelligence: speed, attention, flexibility, memory, and problem solving.