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Amy L. Jia

Staff writer Amy L. Jia can be reached at amy.jia@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @AmyLJia.

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Avi Loeb
Research

Harvard Scientists Suggest Interstellar Object Could be Sent by Aliens

‘Oumuamua — which Loeb said means “a visitor from a great distance” in Hawaiian — was first discovered in October 2017 by a telescope in Hawaii.

Science Center
FAS

Changing the Distribution: The Transformation of Harvard’s Statistics Department

For its first 58 years, Harvard's Statistics Department did not have a single female tenured faculty member. In recent years, the tides have turned.

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.

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.

Popular Course Enrollment
FAS

Computer Science, Greek Mythology Classes Surpass Intro to Economics in Top Fall Course Enrollment

Computer Science 50 led course enrollment numbers with 724 undergraduates, according to data from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences registrar’s office Thursday.

Maxwell Dworkin
FAS

CS100 Seeks to Bridge Tech and Humanities

Unlike CS50, however, basic coding knowledge and an online application were both required to enroll in Malan’s latest offering.

Ahlfors Lecture
On Campus

Princeton Prof Details Mysteries of Machine Learning at Harvard Lecture Series

Hundreds of faculty and students crowded into Science Center Hall D this week to hear a Princeton University computer science professor limn the secrets of machine learning.

Harvard Affiliates Working for Trump
Politics

Breaking With 'Tradition,' Harvard Faculty Avoid Trump Administration

The distaste is mutual. Harvard faculty don’t want to work for Trump—and the administration likely doesn’t want to elevate academic elites.

Committee Kids Venn Diagram
College

The Committee Kids

They’re known on campus as committee kids—the students whose names appear time and time again on the rosters of Harvard’s student committees. But some charge the committee kids do not accurately represent the College's student body.

The Broad Institute
Research

Harvard Researchers Trace Embryo Development

Harvard researchers—using zebrafish and frog embryos as models—have traced the process by which a single cell builds a complete organism.

The Science Center
Research

Harvard Scientists Create New Dipolar Molecule

Harvard researchers have combined two atoms for the first time to form a single dipolar molecule with unique properties.

Research

Harvard, MIT, and Cambridge Researchers Refine Origin of Life Hypothesis

Researchers from Harvard, MIT, and the University of Cambridge have found that sulfur compounds in the early earth’s atmosphere may have contributed to the origins of life.

Math Department Hires Second-Ever Senior Female Faculty Member
Mathematics

Math Dept Hires 2nd-Ever Female Tenured Prof, Ending Six-Year Drought

​Harvard’s Math Department has hired a woman as a senior professor for the second time in its history, ending a six-year streak in which the department boasted not a single woman of that rank.

Cora Dvorkin
Sciences Division

Physics Prof. Dvorkin Named 2018 Harvard Scientist of the Year

Assistant Physics professor Cora Dvorkin was named the 2018 Harvard Scientist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations last month.

Chemistry Professor Aspuru-Guzik
FAS

Chemistry Professor Aspuru-Guzik to Leave Harvard

Chemistry Professor Alán Aspuru-Guzik will leave Harvard to join the faculty of the University of Toronto this summer.

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