Summoning happiness to aid recovery

Positive psychology exercises boost the moods of those struggling with addiction

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Theda Skocpol, Patriots superfan

Harvard Professor Theda Skocpol is passionate about comparative and American politics and social policy, and the Patriots

An off-court education

While in Atlanta, the men’s basketball team met former President Carter and visited Martin Luther King Jr.’s church and gravesite

A moment ripe for ‘Othello’

Marking A.R.T. production, Greenblatt and Rauch marvel anew at depths of Shakespeare’s tragedy

Events

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Gallery Talk: Introduction to the Dark Arts — Ancient Egyptian Magic

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Borrowed Power: Financial Origins of Grand Strategy

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Jace Clayton, The Great Salt

Friday, January 25, 2019, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Clay — Modeling African Design

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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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Evidence of atherosclerosis found in 16th-century mummies from Greenland

CT scans reveal evidence of atherosclerosis in 16th-century mummies from Greenland. …

New technique enables subcellular imaging of brain tissue 1,000X faster than other methods

Combining two recently developed technologies — expansion microscopy and lattice light-sheet microscopy — researchers have developed a method that yields high-resolution visualizations of large …

A new look at John Rawls, nearly 50 years later

A conference at the Edmond J. Safra Center will examine the life and works of the late Harvard Professor John Rawls, whom many consider the father of modern political philosophy.

A seasonal guide to the arts in the Boston area

A guide to the arts in the Boston area for the chilly (and the warmer) months ahead.

News from Around Harvard

Can This New Approach to Nuclear Disarmament Work?

Jan 23, 2019An estimated 14,485 nuclear weapons exist on earth today — most are far more powerful than those that twisted railway ties, leveled buildings, and crushed, poisoned, and burned human …

The History of Fissile-Material Production in China

Jan 23, 2019This article reconstructs the history of China’s production of highly enriched uranium and plutonium for nuclear weapons based on newly available public sources. …

A Pioneer’s Logic

As soon as Yuko Miyazaki LL.M. ’84 joined the Supreme Court of Japan in January 2018, she made history and international headlines. …

High CEO Churn, and the 401(k) Turns 40

Youngme, Felix, and Mihir discuss why CEO departures are occurring so frequently, before unpacking the flaws in our 401(k) system. They also offer their After Hours picks for the week.

Book Talk: FIBER: The Coming Tech Revolution—and Why America Might Miss It, Wednesday, February 13 at noon

The Harvard Law School Library staff invite you to attend a book talk and discussion in celebration of the recent publication of FIBER: The Coming Tech Revolution—and Why America Might Miss It by …

Post-hospital syndrome: Tips to keep yourself or a loved one healthy after hospitalization

Post-hospital syndrome is a period of vulnerability after a patient is discharged from the hospital that leaves a person at increased risk for rehospitalization. …

Does Having a Bad Boss Make You More Likely to Be One Yourself?

People with strong morals are less likely to adopt their supervisor’s toxic behavior.