Problems solved at Harvard's math lounge

Science Center common room doubles as student think tank and retreat

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Echoes of war, seeds of hope

In visit to Vietnam, President Faust stresses importance of remembrance in healing from conflict

Critical step found in DNA repair, cellular aging

Experiments in mice suggest way to thwart DNA damage from aging, radiation

Student returns to Harvard after diagnosis changed his life

Miguel Garcia ’17 shares his new perspective on life, literature, and his future

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Refugee crisis draws Harvard alum home to Germany

Recent Harvard graduate Ilke Kiral is lending a helping hand to refugees fleeing hardship for security in her native Germany. Kiral, who graduated in May from the Harvard Kennedy School, is teaching language and helping bridge the cultural gulf between recent arrivals and German society while volunteering at refugee centers near her Berlin home.

One potato, two potato: Contemporary work at Harvard Art Museums

On view in the Harvard Art Museums is a clever work by the conceptual Argentine artist Victor Grippo. “Analgoia I" incorporates a series of potatoes connected to electrodes and a meter that registers the energy they produce. The piece is both an example of the artist's unusual use of everyday materials and a statement about how a united community could resist the nation’s repressive political regime. 

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Harvard researchers develop framework to explain shape of plant stems

A mathematical framework can explain how a plant stem’s “sense of self” contributes to its growth upward or downward.

Director of ‘A Quiet Passion’ talks Emily Dickinson ahead of Houghton screening

Terence Davies, director of the new Emily Dickinson biopic "A Quiet Passion" talks with The Gazette about his challenges in making movies, his artistic kinship with Dickinson, and what drew him to …

University history uncovered in Harvard Square restaurant

A restoration at Clover restaurant in Harvard Square saved previously hidden, glass-covered, tiled school pennants from a century ago.

Harvard men’s ice hockey wins the ECAC Tournament

Harvard men’s hockey defeated both Quinnipiac (3 goals by Sean Malone ‘17) and then Cornell (2 goals by Ryan Donato ’19) by identical 4-1 scores to win the ECAC Tournament at Lake Placid, N.Y. …

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Radcliffe Lightweight Crew Edged by Georgetown in Class of 2004 Cup

The Radcliffe lightweight crew varsity four defeated Georgetown, but the Hoyas claimed the varsity eight race to retake the Class of 2004 Cup on the Potomac River Saturday.

Taking Their Best Shot

Researchers draw closer to effective vaccination of newborns

Immigration and Refugee Clinic students testify at Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

On March 21, Harvard Law students Jin Kim '18 and Malene Alleyne LL.M. ’17 traveled to Washington, D.C. …

Why Is Water Sacred to Native Americans?

Women's Studies in Religion Program Research Associate Rosalyn LaPier writes that for Native Americans, water does not only sustain life–it is sacred.

Understanding Body and Soul

For Steven Jungkeit, balance is key: balance of his twin vocations as a Congregationalist minister and a professor of critical theory and ethics at Harvard Divinity School. …

How to Deal with a Chronically Indecisive Boss

Managers who can’t seem to pick a course of action — or who constantly change their minds – can be maddening. …

Sun's Out

There is a time that every Harvard student waits for. Just when the crisp air picks up a gentle breeze and the skies are blue for hours on end. …

The oranges of John McPhee, on the page and on backyard trees

This week I left the snows of New England for a visit to my old stomping grounds in California. It was a bit head-spinning for a couple of reasons: When I left last year, California was in drought. …