Harvard Medical School Professor Michael Greenberg Wins Brain Prize for Neuroplasticity Research
Harvard Medical School professor Michael E. Greenberg has won The 2023 Brain Prize for his decades-long research on brain plasticity, alongside University of Cambridge professor Christine E. Holt and Max Planck Institute Director Erin M. Schuman.
Experts Discuss Neuroscience and the Death Penalty at Harvard Law School Panel
A pair of psychology and legal experts discussed the role neuroscience plays in legal decisions about the death penalty at a panel hosted Thursday by the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School.
Two Harvard Seniors Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Neuroscience concentrators Nidhi Patel ’22 and Marissa G. Sumathipala ’22 were among 23 students in the United States tapped for the 2022 Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Gates Cambridge announced in early February.
Radcliffe Fellow Discusses Animal Attachments in ‘Biology of Intimacy’ Talk
Radcliffe fellow Steven Phelps, a professor of integrative biology at the University of Texas at Austin, discussed his research on intimate attachments between animals during a presentation Wednesday afternoon.
Harvard Researchers Find Spanking Can Harm Child Brain Development in Ways Similar to Severe Abuse
Harvard researchers found that spanking may negatively impact children’s brain development in ways similar to more severe forms of violence and abuse, according to a study published this month in the journal Child Development.
Harvard MCB Prof. Catherine Dulac Wins 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
Harvard Molecular and Cellular Biology professor Catherine Dulac won a 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, one of the most prestigious and lucrative awards in the sciences, the prize’s foundation announced Thursday.
Harvard Professors Win Lifetime Achievement Award in Neuroscience
Catherine Dulac and Michael Greenberg have independently researched how mechanisms in the brain influence social behavior and developmental disorders.
Professors to Examine Proposed Cognitive Science Concentration
Harvard’s Mind Brain and Behavior Interfaculty Initiative hopes to create interdisciplinary “cognitive science” undergraduate courses by 2020.
Faculty Council Votes For New Engineering Concentration
Harvard’s Faculty Council voted in favor of a new engineering concentration and discussed proposals concerning the Neurobiology department and the Asia Center.
Ruth Hubbard, Harvard Biology Professor and Political Activist, Dies at 92
Ruth Hubbard ’45, the first woman to receive tenure as a biology professor at Harvard, passed away last Thursday at age 92 after a recent decline in her health.
Five Harvard Seniors Win Rhodes Scholarship
Five Harvard undergraduates are winners of the 2016 Rhodes Scholarship, up three from last year when two Harvard students won the award.
A set of emu eggs are incubated Thursday afternoon at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. The eggs are on loan from an emu farm in Gill, MA, to which the chicks will be returned after hatching.
Ice Cream at Deep Learning Talk
Audience members enjoy ice cream in Maxwell Dworkin on Thursday afternoon before a talk by Andrew Y. Ng, co-founder of Coursera.
Hubel Remembered for Innovative Research, Dedication to Teaching
David H. Hubel, a founding member of Harvard Medical School’s neurobiology department and Nobel laureate died last Sunday.
HMS Researchers Study Blind, Sighted Cavefish To Explore Genetics of Social Behavior
Harvard Medical School researchers have identified genomic regions that contribute to schooling behavior in cavefish.
Brian Scholl, professor of psychology, speaks about the role of fMRI in cognitive science research in the Science Center D on Thursday.
Scoped!: 15 Hottest Freshmen Class of 2013
Eager to see how they are doing three years later, FM checks in with a few of Class of 2013’s hottest freshmen.
Overall Satisfaction with SEAS Concentrations among Class of 2012
Graduating SEAS concentrators in the Class of 2012 rated their overall satisfaction with their respective concentrations on a scale of one to five.
Overall Satisfaction with Natural Sciences Concentrations among Class of 2012
Graduating natural sciences concentrators in the Class of 2012 rated their overall satisfaction with their respective concentrations on a scale of one to five.
Concentration Satisfaction: Class of 2012
As freshmen enter the second week of Advising Fortnight, Flyby presents a complete set of data from the Class of 2012's concentration satisfaction ratings. For all freshmen looking to narrow down the list of potential concentrations, sophomores or juniors curious about their chosen concentrations, and seniors reflecting on their undergraduate careers, here are the stats from last year's graduating seniors on how satisfied they were with their respective concentrations. Check out our four interactive graphs showing overall satisfaction rates among Humanities, Natural Sciences, SEAS, and Social Sciences concentrators in the Class of 2012.
Levitt Stresses Early Socialization in Center on the Developing Child’s Lecture Series
Pat Levitt, a neuroscience professor at the University of Southern California, discussed the ways early development shapes social behavior in a lecture Tuesday afternoon.
Pat Levitt speaks about the development of complex social behaviors in humans and other animals. Levitt, of the University of Southern California, lectured Tuesday afternoon in Fong Auditorium.