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Largest Donor to Harvard Doubles Gift to Wyss Institute

Nearly five years after donating $125 million to Harvard—the largest philanthropic gift ever to the University—Hansjörg Wyss has matched that sum with a second $125 million gift to the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, the Institute announced Tuesday.


Harvard Researchers Create 'Smallest Robotic Insect Capable of Flight'

A team of Harvard researchers have created what they say is the smallest robotic insect capable of flight—a nickel-sized prototype called RoboBee—that could one day be deployed in swarms for tasks, including environmental monitoring and search-and-rescue operations.

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News Front Feature

Computer Science Professors Experiment With Flipped Classrooms

Faculty of Arts and Sciences classes have promoted group work in the classroom for years, but the flipped classroom method goes a step further by moving the traditional lecture out of the lecture hall.

HBS Community Gathering
Harvard Business School

Krystle Campbell, Former HBS Employee, Dies in Boston Marathon Explosions

Just as it seemed all members of the Harvard community who ran or attended the Boston Marathon were safely accounted for after the fatal bombing, FBI officials said Monday that Krystle Campbell, a former Harvard Business School employee whose mother and brother still work at the University, was among three killed in the attacks.

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Student Groups

Today in Photos (3/26/2013)

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SEAS Allston

Computer science professor Stuart M. Shieber ‘81 speaks with architectual consultant Stephen J. Erwin about the design of the SEAS Allston campus at an open house event in Maxwell Dworkin Monday afternoon.


SEAS Anticipates Growth in Faculty Numbers

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Cherry A. Murray said that she anticipates a 30 percent growth in the size of the SEAS faculty over the next 10 to 15 years.

The Future of Supercomputers
Computer Science

Computation Talk Stresses Applications

Delivering the keynote speech at a symposium Friday on the future of computation, hedge fund founder and scientist David E. Shaw predicted that researchers will increasingly rely on high-speed simulation to probe biological questions.


Coders Face Off In Virtual Foosball

Most people would not spend days strategizing how to win a foosball game, but in this year’s second annual Student Computational Challenge, teams were challenged to do just that and code a program to trump opponents in a virtual tournament.


New Detector Puts a Twist on Fiber Optics

Applied physics professor Federico Capasso remembers the emergence of fiber optics vividly—he was working at Bell Laboratories when the research institution performed the first industrial tests of the technology forty years ago.

Harvard Business School

For Some, 2+2 Is Greater Than Four

The majority of students enrolled in the Harvard Business School’s 2+2 Program choose to wait longer than two years before attending the Business School, according to statistics for the second class admitted to the program.


Harvard Business School Plans Research Center in Istanbul

In addition to seven current research centers scattered around the world, Harvard Business School is on track to open a new research center in Istanbul in early 2013, Dean Nitin Nohria said in an interview with The Crimson last week.

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Harvard Business School

HBS History Professor Dies

Thomas K. McCraw, Sr., who expanded the teaching of business history at the Harvard Business School and won the Pulitzer Prize for his book “The Prophets of Regulation,” died.

Harvard Business School

HBS To Build New Student Space

Harvard Business School’s Kresge Hall will be torn down to make space for the new Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center, following a $40 million donation by the Chao family, Harvard administrators announced Friday.

Harvard Business School

Debora Spar Opens HBS 50-Year Celebration of First Admitted Female Students

Barnard College president Debora L. Spar addressed the challenges women still face in higher levels of business organizations in the Spangler Auditorium Tuesday, giving the keynote address on the 50th anniversary of the admission of women into the Business School’s two-year M.B.A. program.