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Members of the Harvard community take different inspirations from Malala Yousafzai

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Rewinding the brain

With the brain organoid, Paola Arlotta sees a chance to shape the future of how we fight neurological disease

Stage-worthy shop talk

A new show at the American Repertory Theater lifts the curtain on a universal meeting space for men of color: the barbershop

Angela Merkel named Harvard Commencement speaker

The German chancellor will deliver the Afternoon Program address next May

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Bloomberg Harvard City Initiative: Mapping Poverty in Laredo

Harvard students embedded themselves in mayors’ offices around the country in a new fellows program targeting local problems. In Laredo, Texas Santiago Mota helped officials understand why a third of households remain in poverty for generations.

Angela Merkel named Harvard Commencement speaker

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, one of the world’s most influential leaders since ascending to her country’s highest office in 2005, will be the principal speaker at the Afternoon Program of Harvard’s 368th Commencement on May 30.

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Cardiologists can reduce leaky heart valves with 3-D printing

Getting the perfect-size artificial heart valve without ever actually looking at the patient’s heart was a challenge … until now. …

Harvard neuroscientist Paola Arlotta sees disease-fighting potential in brain organoids

Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Paola Arlotta is seeking to develop a new tool to understanding brain function and dysfunction: self-generating brain organoids.

Playwright Inua Ellams discussed research behind ‘Barber Shop Chronicles’

Playwright Inua Ellams talks about the research behind “Barber Shop Chronicles,” which is at the American Repertory Theater through Jan. 5.

Harvard specialist focuses on opioid crisis as U.S. life expectancy drops

Against a backdrop of recent jumps in drug overdose deaths and suicide, McLean Hospital psychologist R. Kathryn McHugh discusses the opioid crisis and increasing suicide deaths with the Gazette.

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The Global Warming Emissions Report Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Didn't Want You to See

Dec 7, 2018Joel Clement discusses Federal Lands Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sequestration in the United States: Estimates for 2005–2014, a recently released report by the U.S. …

Jihadists from Ex-Soviet Central Asia: Where Are They? Why Did They Radicalize? What Next?

Dec 7, 2018Thousands of radicals from formerly Soviet Central Asia have traveled to fight alongside IS in Syria and Iraq; hundreds more are in Afghanistan. …

Innovation for a New Arctic

Dec 3, 2018The authors write that solving the challenges of a changing Arctic will require new approaches.

Carbon Markets Could Make the Paris Climate Deal More Effective

Dec 6, 2018Robert Stavins addresses the following question: What can climate negotiators do to further strengthen the Paris climate agreement and to encourage countries to further reduce their …

Mahali Pop-Up Lab Addresses Education in Conflict

1000x500-chalk-globe.jpg According to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), 20 percent or more of Syrians between the ages of 6 and 22 cannot read or write, in …

The Student Debt Crisis, and the FIRE Movement

Youngme, Felix, and Mihir discuss staggering student debt levels, the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) Movement, and share their After Hours picks for the week.

The Epoch of Planet Formation, Times Twenty

Astronomers have cataloged nearly 4,000 exoplanets in orbit around distant stars. …

Smell disorders: When your sense of smell goes astray

A person’s sense of smell can be affected by numerous causes and to varying degrees, and loss can be complete or partial. …