Checklists are boring, but death is worse

In conversation with Malcolm Gladwell, surgeon-writer Atul Gawande explains how simple systems can save lives

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In surge of strawberries, some dirty details

California scholar devoting Radcliffe fellowship to study of an industry transformed

‘Genius’-level honor for Harvard historian

MacArthur Fellowship gives Sunil Amrith chance to pursue dream projects

Scroll through Colonial life

Library's vast collection from era, from love letters to receipts, digitized for public view


Wednesday, October 18 – Friday, October 20, 2017

Feminism and Womanism Week

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Harvard Arthrobots

Inspired by arthropod insects and spiders, Harvard researchers have created an entirely new type of semi-soft robots capable of standing and walking using drinking straws and inflatable tubing. 

Harvard Professor takes Alzheimer’s fight personally

Harvard Medical School Professor Reisa Sperling talks about the personal impact of Alzheimer’s disease, which killed both her father and grandfather.

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Student learns more than just her part in ‘The Owl Answers’

La’Toya Princess Jackson, a master’s of liberal arts candidate in dramatic arts, takes a main role, and learns more than just her part.

Flour Bakery owner goes beyond sweet in ‘Science and Cooking’ lecture

Flour Bakery owner Joanne Chang ’91 explained for 500 listeners the uses of sugar in a “Science and Cooking” lecture.

Harvard’s global engagement showcased during Worldwide Week

Harvard’s Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs sponsors Worldwide Week to showcase the University’s global outreach.

Harvard announces plan for Allston ArtLab

Harvard University on Monday unveiled plans for a new hub of arts innovation in Allston, the ArtLab.

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A conversation and visual journey with muralist Paul Deo

During his visit on October 25, Paul Deo will talk about the history of murals and present his work during a jointly hosted LFP and Harvard Ed Portal conversation that is open to everyone. …

Writers Speak: Richard Price in conversation with Claire Messud

Richard Price is the acclaimed author of numerous novels and screenplays. His books include Clockers (1992) Lush Life (2008) and, most recently, Whites (2015), under the pseudonym Harry Brandt. …

Writers in the Parlor

A conversation with Lorraine Adams (Journalist and Novelist), Jill Abramson(Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Harvard), and Claire Messud (Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, Harvard). …

The Harvard Cubans: Film screening and Q&A with Director

The Harvard Cubans (Los cubanos de Harvard) is a documentary film produced by the Cuba Studies Program and directed by Danny González Lucena. …

Space Junk: A Traffic Crisis in Outer Space?

It's been 60 years since the launch of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, and space is getting busier and busier. …

Finding Babel Film Screening + Discussion

The Harvard Ed Portal, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and Ballet Russes Arts Initiative are proud to present a film screening of Finding Babel followed by a discussion with …

2017 Beatboxing Residency at Harvard

Beatboxer, film producer and Broadway actor Chesney Snow and film producer Rich McKeown will present their award-winning film American Beatboxer and a series of related events during a three-day …

Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office

Research suggests the problem isn’t the noise, but the interruptions.