Crimson staff writer
Steven H. Tenzer
Colleagues and students recall the positive impact that Earth and Planetary Sciences professor Richard O’Connell has left on his field and acquaintances.
BioVisions, an initiative supported by Harvard and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, works to make digital visualization a more common tool in studying the life sciences.
In its inaugural semester, Harvard’s new Energy and Environment secondary field has drawn 20 students from concentrations across the life sciences, social sciences, humanities, and engineering.
The gift follows a $350 million donation to HSPH by Hong Kongese billionaire and alumnus Gerald L. Chan, which was unveiled earlier this month.
A series of speeches and videos accompanying the unveiling framed the gift, valued at $350 million, as the cornerstone of the 100-year-old school’s second century.
Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, who has served as the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since May 2009, will headline the School of Public Health’s centennial Commencement exercises.
Its campaign funds will be distributed across two priorities: financial assistance for student scholarships and fellowships and supporting for public oral health programs.