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Allston
FAS

SEAS Allston Campus on Track to Open in 2020, Gay Says

Though some smaller details remain undecided, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is still set to complete its long-awaited move into Allston by September 2020, according to FAS Dean Claudine Gay.

DNA Talks
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Geneticist Discusses Insights and Questions from Ancient DNA

“In the last few years, the cost of genetic sequencing has decreased by a factor of a million,” David E. Reich '96 said. “This has revealed how little was known about the genetic relationships between people.”

Galactic Panspermia Authors
Science

New Harvard Study ‘Galactic Panspermia’ Posits Transfer of Life Between Planets

Researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics recently released a study about an astronomical theory called panspermia.

Galactic Panspermia Authors
Science

Galactic Panspermia Authors

Manasvi Lingam, Avi Loeb, and Idan Ginsburg, authors of the study Galactic Panspermia, pose for a photo.

SEAS Sign
SEAS

SEAS To Invest In Quantum Engineering and Quantitative Biology

Dean of SEAS Francis J. Doyle III said the school will expand two research areas—quantitative biology and quantum science and engineering—in the coming years.

Taproot
Religion

Divinity School Event Explores Humans’ Relationship to Nature

The event convened thinkers from a variety of backgrounds, who spoke about everything from indigenous communities, to religion, to mental health, each in relation to nature and humans’ complex relation to it.

Loomis Observatory
Science

Loomis Observatory

The Student Astronomers at Harvard-Radcliffe, a student group known as STAHR, recently announced that the Loomis-Michael Observatory is under repair.

Earth & Planetary Sciences Gallery
College

With Rising Enrollment Numbers, EPS 10 Explores Earth’s History

The course offers EPS concentrators and non-concentrators alike a glimpse into important processes in the history of the Earth.

Loomis Observatory
College

Undergrads Spearhead Repairs to Loomis-Michael Observatory Telescope

The changes are minor, but long overdue, according to Student Astronomers at Harvard-Radcliffe President Rodrigo E. Cordova ’19.

Gravitational Wave Astronomy
On Campus

Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Lisa Barsotti, a principal research scientist at the MIT Kavli Institute, spoke about the dawn of gravitational wave astronomy in Science Center Hall C.

Avi Loeb
Science

Breakthrough Starshot Initiative Aims to Discover Life in Other Solar Systems

Loeb said in an interview Monday that one of Breakthrough Starshot’s greatest challenges is designing a lightweight spacecraft that can travel at a fifth of the speed of light.

Ahlfors Lecture
Science

Ahlfors Lecture

Sanjeev Arora, a Princeton University computer science professor, gives a lecture about the theoretical understanding of deep learning in Science Center Hall D.

The Broad Institute
Sciences Division

Harvard, MIT Win Major Victory in CRISPR Patent Dispute

A federal appeals court ruled that the Broad Institute holds patent rights to the gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9.

Drew Faust
Science

In Letter to Pruitt, Faust Condemns Suggested EPA Rule on Scientific Research

The proposed rule, which Faust called "fundamentally flawed," calls on the EPA to make public all data used to support scientific studies that inform its regulations.

Wrangham vs Lieberman
Science

Wrangham vs Lieberman

Richard W. Wrangham and Daniel E. Lieberman discuss the role of heat in human deveopment.

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