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  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 13:40
    Earlier this week NPR’s All Things Considered ran a story on Turnitin, which describes itself as “the most innovative and effective online technology for evaluating student learning.” Its main feature is an enormous database against which instructors can check their students’ writing for “originality.” As the NPR segment explains, students are directed to upload their work straight to Turnitin, which compares the text against over 45 billion web pages, more than 337 million student papers, and...
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 13:09
    Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room uncovered forgotten audio from a 1953 conference on the novel, including the confident voice of the newly famous Ralph Ellison.
  • Friday, August 22, 2014 - 11:06
    Harvard Lampoon president and ADF recipient Alexis Wilkinson '15 takes on the Steel City this summer to hone her writing skills.
  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 09:04
    By Beth Bayley, former Byzantine Archives Assistant (2012-2014) No matter how complete a collection may seem, it will always only tell part of the story. But it’s a part that opens up infinite possibilities. While processing the Robert Van Nice letters, I noticed something small, but special – a possible hint at a larger way … Continue reading →
  • Monday, August 18, 2014 - 15:21
    metaLAB has been partaking in a Summer of Color this year, which has brought a different color-related topic before the group each week for a discussion followed by a short period of collaborative making and tinkering. In looking at color’s relationship to the digital world, we examined the history and progression of black and white […]
  • Monday, August 18, 2014 - 15:14
    VES concentrator and Artist Development Fellowship recipient Ethan Pierce '14 undergoes "rapid reorientation" on an artistic journey to the Middle East.
  • Monday, August 18, 2014 - 12:05
    Over the past three decades, visual artist William Kentridge has garnered international acclaim for his work across media including drawing, film, sculpture, printmaking, and theater. Best known for his entrancing stop-motion films of charcoal drawings, he creates images that are personal, poetic stories, often reflecting his native South Africa. The cultural boycott of the anti-apartheid movement allowed his art to form and flourish on its own trajectory, unaltered by what his contemporaries...
  • Friday, August 15, 2014 - 16:07
    This summer, Reylon Yount '16 became the first American to enter a professional yangqin (hammered dulcimer) competition in China.
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 17:26
    The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) is pleased to announce the publication of several new finding aids. Check under the “Finding Aids” field in the following collection-level records in our online inventory, AtoM@DO: Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive, 1968-2011 Robert L. Van Nice Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. 1936-1989 Mildred Barnes … Continue reading →
  • Monday, August 11, 2014 - 17:04
    Eleven Harvard undergraduates worked closely with Harvard faculty and administrators this summer as part of the Summer Humanities and Arts Research Program. The second-year program connects students seeking research opportunities in the arts and humanities with Harvard scholars and experts looking for help.