MOOCs ahead

Harvard gathering to review how online learning has worked best, and how to improve it

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Politics in a ‘post-truth’ age

In this topsy-turvy presidential campaign, the old laws may no longer apply

Minding the details of mind wandering

New research elucidates separate modes

Where women once ruled

Excavated tombs of Peru’s Moche priestesses provide archaeologists with troves of artifacts, data

Events

Sun., July 31, 2016, 11:00am - 11:50am

Student Guide Tour

Sun., July 31, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Sensory Ethnography Lab: Experiments with Cinema presents "Leviathan"

Volunteer at the Arnold Arboretum!

Tue., August 2, 2016, 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Gallery Talk: Flowers of Evil: Symbolist Drawings, 1870–1910

Wed., August 3, 2016

The Legacy of Penobscot Canoes: A View from the River

Multimedia

Harvard researcher: Food waste reduction key to combating climate change

Forty percent of food produced in the United States goes uneaten, according to lecturer on Law Emily Broad Leib, the director of Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic who was awarded a research grant in the inaugural year of Harvard President Drew Faust’s Climate Change Solutions Fund.

This Week in Health: Tracking police killings and deaths

In a special episode, we examine how the state of Tennessee is taking action to more accurately track police deaths and police killings—and explore how that could lead to changes in how police forces operate.

Latest Harvard Gazette News

Religion as social unifier

Religion helps make it possible for humans to live in large groups and pack into cities, performing as a social unifier, studies say.

MOOCs ahead

A Harvard conference will review how online learning works best, and how to make it better.

In Turkey, a struggle for normalcy

A Harvard student recalls the night of a failed apparent coup in Turkey, and the new mood that followed its failure.

A family of common zeal

The extraordinary Blackwell family, who for generations played important roles in 19th- and 20th-century American social reform movements such as the abolition of slavery and women's rights, are on …

News from Around Harvard

Nineteenth-Century Bound Sheet Music Volumes Part I: Edith Forbes Perkins volumes

With one of this summer’s Pforzheimer fellowships came the opportunity for frequent trips to a remote corner of Houghton Library’s sub-basement level, where several hundred bound sheet music …

Three Things I Wish I Had Realized Earlier at Harvard

Continue reading HFGP, first generation students, First Generation, first gen, summer

Seeking fresh faces to join our Volunteer Program

Do you love… Spending your weekends outdoors? Having conversations with new people? Learning new things about the natural world? Volunteer at the Arnold Arboretum! Join our Interpreter Program. …

Looking Ahead: Goals for my Sophomore Year

After some time off and much needed reflection on my freshman year I have decided that I want to do some things differently. …

Birnbaum on the Presidential Library Site

Charles Birnbaum (LF '98) responds to the announcement that the Obamas have settled on Jackson Park in Chicago for the site of the presidential library. He's not neutral. …

Tim Kaine, Mike Pence, and Faith

As the race for the White House enters the final stretch, the recently chosen GOP and Democratic Party picks for vice president are introducing themselves to the nation. …

Intensive Training

International leaders come together to learn how to deliver on the promise of global health

Hunter S. Thompson, William Burroughs and Dorothy Parker — now that would be some party

Just in time for the weekend, here’s a little list of some of the things I’ve been listening to and reading this week, some of it online — Storyboard included, natch — and some of it on vinyl …