Distinguished Harvard Geneticist Richard C. Lewontin ’50, A ‘Fantastic Mentor,’ and ‘Polymath,’ Dies at 92
Richard C. Lewontin ’50, a renowned population geneticist and organismic and evolutionary biology professor at Harvard, died on July 4 at the age of 92. Though he retired in 2003, he remained involved with Harvard until shortly before his death.
A team of researchers from Harvard and the University of Cambridge used novel techniques to examine how and when early tetrapods — four-limbed animals — transitioned from living in marine environments to terrestrial ones.
Researchers at Harvard, CSU Sacramento, and UCSB discovered a new gene responsible for nectar spur development in columbine flowers.
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.
Jonathan B. Losos ’84, professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, explains the ecological significance of islands and their role in understanding evolution. The talk took place in a packed Geological Lecture Hall and was part of the Cambridge Science Festival, happening from April 17-26.
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.
Graduating natural sciences concentrators in the Class of 2012 rated their overall satisfaction with their respective concentrations on a scale of one to five.
Richard T. T. Forman, Professor of Landscape Ecology at the Graduate School of Design, speaks with members of the audience at a reception following his talk on Biodiversity, Ecology, and Global Change yesterday.
In our new Office Hours series, we interview some of Harvard's most colorful professors on issues related, or sometimes unrelated, to their field of expertise. In this edition, Professor Andrew Berry talks about Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the beauty of evolutionary theory.
Wildlife biologist Stephen Destefano and photographer Amy Stein discuss the increasingly blurred borderline between human development and wildlife at the Harvard Museum of Natural History on Saturday afternoon. Both Destefano's new book, "Coyote at the Kitchen Door", and Stein's new exhibit at the museum, "Domesticated: Modern Dioramas of our New Natural History", address this theme.