2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Xiaowei Zhuang is recognized for her pioneering work in the development of super-resolution microscopy techniques

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Student with progressive illness strives in life

Elsie Tellier’s Harvard experience is inextricably tied to her cystic fibrosis diagnosis

The search for a California sphinx

A panel discussed Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 “The Ten Commandments,” a movie that has captivated film buffs for generations

Creating a more diverse Harvard

Harvard’s expansive financial aid program welcomes students regardless of their circumstances

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Harvard’s new president Larry Bacow returns to his roots

In one of his first official trips as president, Larry Bacow headed back to his hometown of Pontiac, Michigan, where he revisited childhood memories and met with students, educators, Harvard alumni, state and local leaders, and made the national case for college.

Claudine Gay named Dean of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Claudine Gay, a government scholar who has studied political behavior, citizenship, and inequality in America, is the new dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

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Study examines how mammal backbones changed during evolution

Harvard scientists are using the fossil record and a close examination of the vertebrae of thousands of modern animals to understand how and when specialized regions in the spines of mammals …

Study: Foot-binding was driven by economics, not sex and beauty

A recent study is suggesting that the real underpinnings of foot-binding may have been economic.

7 projects win Harvard Global Institute grants

Seven projects that feature interdisciplinary, cross-collaborative research and span five Harvard Schools will receive grants from the Harvard Global Institute.

‘The Rockefeller Beetles’ explores the beauty of a major gift

“The Rockefeller Beetles,” a new exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, features hundreds of specimens from an exceptional collection that reflects the story of a man whose childhood …

News from Around Harvard

Jamal Khashoggi’s Long Road to the Doors of the Saudi Consulate

Oct 12, 2018The long road that took Jamal Khashoggi to the front door of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and the horror that lay inside began in the 1980s in Afghanistan, when he was a passionate …

Uncovering the Economics of Foot-Binding

Study suggests the cultural practice was driven by economics, not sex and beautyFoot-binding ended 100 years ago and people have long assumed that its demise was due to reform-minded efforts. …

Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? I Intended to Find Out

After serving time for a crime I committed at 16, I discovered how hard it is for a felon to get a second chance. …

Exploring Native America

PBS’s latest series, Native America, explores the world created by America’s first peoples. …

Why Climate Change and Other Global Problems Are Pushing Some Business Leaders to Embrace Regulation

Executives realize that government is part of the solution.

A Conversation with Juan Manuel Santos

Oct 19, 2018Former President of Colombia and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Juan Manuel Santos sat down with Professor Nicholas Burns (Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of …

Former President of Colombia Talks Peacekeeping Efforts, Offers Advice to Harvard Students

Oct 19, 2018Former President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos spoke at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics on Thursday, reflecting on his experiences pursuing peace in Colombia and …

#039;Oumuamua

One year ago this week astronomers discovered an unusual object moving through space not too far from the Earth#039;s orbit. …