Strengthening ties among women in physics

Conference connects undergrads in a still-lopsided field

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And now: President CEO

Here's how businessman Trump is likely to change how government works

Even in ‘Hamilton,’ a glimpse of mediocrity

Research on sensational shows details case for the mundane

Sugar stands accused

Author Gary Taubes ’77 makes case for ‘uniquely toxic’ health effects in talk at HLS

Events

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Whoopee!

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 8:00pm - 10:00pm

I.D. Festival – Alison Young and the Swinging Steaks

Monday, January 23, 2017, 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Gallery Talk: The Materiality of Mourning (en Español)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Materials Lab Workshop: Metal

Video

Potters give anthropology students hands-on lessons

Native American potters Wilma and Aaron Tosa bring their hand-coiled pottery to anthropology students at the Ceramics Studio.

Harvard Art Museums’ blackest pigment

British biotech company Surrey NanoSystems has developed a material known as Vantablack, a sample of which is now part of the collections at the Harvard Art Museums. The color is located in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies’ Forbes Pigments Collection, an assortment of about 2,500 synthetic and organic pigments that helps conservators, curators, and students study and safeguard artworks.

Latest Harvard Gazette News

Octavia Spencer named Woman of the Year

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, has named Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer as its Woman of the Year.

The long Crimson line

For almost 250 years, the U.S. military and Harvard have shared a deeply interwoven history. A Harvard University Archives exhibition at Pusey Library demonstrates the scope of this relationship.

From Harvard to ‘La La Land’

The composer for “La La Land” met his Hollywood collaborator, Damien Chazelle, and charted his musical path while at Harvard.

New hope for children with brain tumors

A new study out of Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center suggests that precision medicine can provide vital care in treatment and diagnosis of pediatric …

News from Around Harvard

The promise and peril of emerging reproductive technologies

Harvard Law School Professor Glenn Cohen, faculty director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, recently co-authored an article with Harvard Medical School …

A time of endings: a presidency, and a tree that held lifetimes of memories

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 …

When Giving Critical Feedback, Focus on Your Nonverbal Cues

Your body language can speak volumes.

A Late Discovery from the Philosophy Chamber

Via Harvard Art Museums—Whitney Barlow Robles, a recent curatorial intern at the Harvard Art Museums, helped make important contributions to the upcoming special exhibition The Philosophy Chamber: …

How to Speak Up If You See Bias at Work

Stay calm and choose your audience carefully.

Raise a glass to freedom

On inauguration day, Harvard Blog reporters talk about standing strong for the arts during a new presidential administration. …

5 ways to hold on to optimism — and reap health benefits

Despite many Americans feeling discouraged as 2016 ended, optimism abounds for the future. …

The Evolution of Massive Galaxy Clusters

Galaxy clusters have long been recognized as important laboratories for the study of galaxy formation and evolution. …