Uncovering Harvard Square’s past

Clover store restoration saved glass-covered, tiled school pennants from a century ago

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Ash Carter to head Belfer Center

Former secretary of defense will lead new effort on technology and global affairs

Harvard launches data science initiative

Francesca Dominici and David Parkes named co-directors

From the ‘Fruit Belt’ to the lab

Student bound for med school explains how financial aid made Harvard, and more, possible

Events

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:00pm - 7:15pm

Examining America's Opioid Crisis

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 8:30pm

Lowell House Opera: Ariadne Auf Naxos

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Gallery Talk: Winslow Homer’s 'Summer Night'

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 4:00pm

Game Changers: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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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 scientists help develop algorithm that predicts social cooperation

Harvard scientists helped develop an algorithm for predicting whether a social structure is likely to favor cooperation.

Elena Kramer and Martin Nowak receive Fannie Cox Prize

Professors Elena Kramer and Martin Nowak have been named the recipients of the 2016 Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching.

Harvard researchers help solve mystery of the Arctic’s green ice

Researchers have found that due to warming temperatures, phytoplankton can now grow under Arctic sea ice, dramatically changing the ecology.

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense to head Harvard’s Belfer Center

Ash Carter, former U.S. secretary of defense, has been named to head the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and lead a new initiative on technology and global …

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Living in the shadows: Health of poor urban women often overlooked

March 29, 2017 – An elderly woman struggles to find food, clean water, and a toilet in her slum in India. …

Air pollution within legal limits may increase risk of early death

March 29, 2017 – Current limits on fine particulate matter in the air set by the U.S. …

Harvard EdCast: Keeping the DREAM Alive

400x200-graduation-hugs.jpg While a doctoral student at Arizona State University (ASU), Jesus Cisneros was struck by the lack of visible supports in place for …

A Deeper Sense of Muslim Africa

The Harvard Gazette interviewed Professor Ousmane Kane to illuminate the roots and influence of Islam in Africa, which is home to nearly 30 percent of the world’s Muslims. …

Figuring Out Which Companies and Industries Will Be Most Damaged by Brexit

It’s going to hurt, and trade with the Commonwealth won’t make up for it.

At HDS, 'Moral Outrage' and Mass Incarceration

During a panel event at the Divinity School, experts in criminal justice policy discussed the racial, moral, and ethical implications of mass incarceration in the United States.

Fear of Solar Geoengineering is Healthy — But Don't Distort Our Research

Mar 29, 2017 "Fear of solar geoengineering is justified. So is fear of the largely unaccounted-for tail risks of climate change, which make the problem much worse than most realise. …

Book Talk: James Forman, Jr., Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, Thursday, Apr. 13 at noon

The Harvard Law School Library staff invite you to attend a book talk and discussion in celebration of James Forman, Jr. …