A year of data science

After a successful first year, the Harvard Data Science Initiative reports on successes and introduces new research areas

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For the ‘Queen of Soul,’ nothing but respect

Harvard scholars reflect on the life and music of Aretha Franklin

Air quality linked to air safety

Harvard Chan School investigators see a dip in pilot performance when carbon dioxide levels rise

A ‘Passport’ to other lives

A new exhibit at Houghton Library explores the meaning of borders

Events

Aug. 17 & 18, 7 p.m.

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Permanent Installation

Arthropods: Creatures That Rule

Through Aug. 18

Passports: Lives in Transit

Aug. 17 & 18, 7 p.m.

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Mindfulness research probes depression benefits

Gaelle Desbordes, a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor in radiology at Harvard Medical School, is probing mindfulness meditation’s effect on depression.

“Sing Out, March On” at Harvard Commencement

Joshuah Campbell '16 and Harvard friends perform “Sing Out, March On”—a powerful tribute to John Lewis, Harvard's Commencement speaker.

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Insights on bike-sharing from Harvard researcher

Harvard Chan School researcher Anne Lusk discusses the progress and potential of bike-sharing systems.

Harvard reflects on the ‘Queen of Soul’

Harvard faculty, others reflect on one of the great voices and artists of the 20th century, Aretha Franklin.

Collaborate on complex problems, but only intermittently

When solving problems, both groups in which members never interacted and groups whose members constantly interacted provided expected results. …

Harvard Data Science Initiative rolls out new research areas

After a successful first year, the Harvard Data Science Initiative puts its focus on five new research areas and four new fellows.

News from Around Harvard

Worker Representation on Boards Won’t Work Without Trust

Right now, U.S. companies are chartered by states. But what if they were chartered by the federal government?

How to Email Someone You Haven’t Talked to in Forever

Yes, it’s awkward, but you should still do it.

Charlie Stang on Keeping the Faith

Professor Charlie Stang, director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, talks about how he formed his Christian identity, discovering his love of Ashkenazi food, and the challenge of …

Whiteboard Session: How to Work Successfully Across Borders

Adopt these mindsets and behaviors.

What Allows Sex Abuse to Proliferate within the Catholic Church

Professor Mark Jordan discusses truth and secrecy within the Catholic Church following the release of the Pennsylvania grand jury report.

Most Managers Don’t Know How to Coach People. But They Can Learn.

Most are just telling their employees what to do.

How Women Can Get What They Want in a Negotiation

Five strategies for success.

Heat related illness: How to keep your cool

Prolonged periods of hot and humid weather increase the chance of a heat related illness, and you are at higher risk if you are older or spend time exerting yourself outdoors. …