FAS Dean Smith to step down

Over 11 years, he has worked to improve teaching excellence and student life

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Giving kids a running start

MGH researchers measure the impact of a before-school exercise program on emotional and physical health

Startup points toward minimally invasive heart repair

A specialized catheter device could transform the way doctors correct organ defects

A storyteller partial to sand

Experiences in Russia, Montana, and at Harvard converge in freshman Dasha Bough’s creations


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Gallery Talk: Two Relief Carvings from Ancient Egypt

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Sound Inventur: New Music Festival, 1953


Harvard names Lawrence S. Bacow as 29th president

Lawrence S. Bacow, one of the most experienced and respected leaders in American higher education, will become the 29th president of Harvard University on July 1, 2018.

First generation graduate hopes to impact and better lives in marginalized communities

Raised by immigrant parents, Yesenia Ortiz was their second child to attend Harvard, and is using the opportunity to help others overcome the obstacles her parents faced.

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McLean-sponsored summit seeks strategies for fighting opioid epidemic

Shelly F. Greenfield of McLean Hospital provides a recap of a Boston summit aimed at generating ideas for attacking the opioid epidemic.

Drawing inspiration from plants, animals to restore skin tissue

Harvard researchers have developed new wound dressings that dramatically accelerate healing and improve tissue regeneration.

Harvard findings show role for cyanide in origins of life

New Harvard findings show that a mixture of cyanide and copper, when irradiated with UV light, could have helped form the building blocks of life on early Earth.

At Harvard, FAS Dean Smith to step down

Michael D. Smith, Edgerley Family Dean of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will step down from his leadership of Harvard’s largest School to return full-time to teaching.

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