In new exhibit, fragile tapestry pays homage to war’s victims

“A Flor de Piel” by contemporary Colombian artist Doris Salcedo on display at Harvard Art Museums

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The first fully 3-D-printed heart-on-a-chip

Technique paves the way for more complex, customizable devices

Confronting the refugee crisis

Whether working in camps or at policymaking, Harvard students, researchers, and analysts try to help solve a Rubik’s Cube of concerns in Europe

Youth justice study finds prison counterproductive

New report documents urgent need to replace youth prisons with rehabilitation-focused alternatives




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.

Harvard health van brings care to the community

Harvard Medical School’s Family Van reaches Boston’s underserved neighborhoods in the most direct way possible: by driving there. The van’s screening and referral services help bridge health inequalities by connecting local residents with a health care system that may otherwise seem distant and inaccessible.

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Theater from the inside

Oberon’s presentation of “The Garden” is an intimate, inside-out theater experience for tiny audiences.

The first fully 3-D-printed heart-on-a-chip

A new approach to manufacturing organs-on-chips developed by Harvard researchers could cut the length and cost of clinical trials significantly.

Steven Hyman awarded 2016 Sarnat Prize

The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded Professor Steven Hyman ’80 the 2016 Sarnat Prize for his work on treating and understanding psychiatric disorders as biological diseases.

Rose petals for the lost

Recently the Harvard Art Museums acquired the evocative “A Flor de Piel,” a room-sized tapestry by contemporary Colombian artist Doris Salcedo made of thousands of dyed rose petals stitched …

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Living Mitigation Plans: The Co-Evolution of Mitigation Pledge and Review

The 2015 Paris Agreement completed the transition to pledge-and-review as the core of the multilateral climate policy architecture. …

Reshaping Europe's Africa Policies

"Africa's economic diplomacy will be dramatically shaped by the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations that will conclude in 2017. …

A tension as old as the country

Harvard Law School, the Harvard University Native American Program, and the Harvard Native American Law Students Association held a a two-day conference in October to examine relations between Native …

Celebrating National Pro Bono Week at HLS

This week, Harvard Law School is celebrating National Pro Bono Week with a number of events to honor the outstanding work of lawyers who volunteer their time to help people in their communities.

Panelists Debate Conservatism in Light of 2016 Campaign

“There were conservative and liberal activist movements [in the 1960s]. …

Commentary: Justice is long overdue for the widows of South African mineworkers

We’re very pleased to cross-post this piece by Emily Nagisa Keehne, Associate Director of HRP’s Academic Program, who argues in The Guardian that it’s vital the

The Ghana Project

In Nima, a large community in the center of Accra, Ghana, water flows through the plumbing system of a small human rights advocacy office for only a few hours each day. …

Tim Wu: The Battle for Our Attention

October 25, 2016—Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch and professor at Columbia Law School, discussed his new book, The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads, during a …