A vision for Houghton Library

A planned renovation will improve research and teaching facilities, expand exhibition spaces, and improve accessibility

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Meet Remy, Harvard’s resident cat

This 4-year-old orange tabby, who lives nearly a mile from Harvard, has quite a campus following

ZIP code or genetic code?

Researchers used a massive database to determine the effects of genes and environment in 560 common conditions

A growing role as a living lab

The Arnold Arboretum is a 281-acre living museum holding more than 2,100 woody plant species from around the world

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Friday, January 18, 2019, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Othello

Friday, January 18, 2019, 8:00pm - 10:00pm

What Rough Beast

Friday, January 18, 2019, 9:30pm - 11:10pm

Rue de l’Estrapade

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Exhibition: Measure

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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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Harvard workshops explore data and computational science

Two Harvard events on data and computational science showcase the breadth of data experts and help meet the demand for training in the field.

Financial stress linked to heart disease risk among African-Americans

In a new study, researchers found that African-Americans who experienced moderate to high financial stress had an increased risk of developing heart disease compared with those who did not report …

The Harvard men’s basketball team gets an off-court education

Harvard’s men’s basketball team takes advantage of a day off in Atlanta, meets former president Jimmy Carter, and tours Civil Rights sites.

Talking Patriots with Harvard political scientist and superfan Theda Skocpol

Theda Skocpol, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard, is passionate about comparative and American politics and social policy. …

News from Around Harvard

Customer Surveys Are No Substitute for Actually Talking to Customers

A dozen interviews can be more useful than thousands of responses to a questionnaire.

The Double-Edged Sword of Palm Oil

January 16, 2019Stanford Earth Image: BY ROB JORDAN, STANFORD WOODS INSTITUTE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Nearly ubiquitous in products ranging from cookies to cosmetics, palm oil represents a …

Books: Winter 2019

TEACHERS BRIDGING DIFFERENCE: EXPLORING IDENTITY WITH ART Marit Dewhurst In her new book, Marit Dewhurst, Ed.M.’03, Ed.D. …

What Trump’s Syria Decision Means on the Front Lines of the Fight Against the Islamic State

Dec 23, 2018Mazloum explained the dangers of a terrorist resurgence after Trump’s sudden decision. …

The Saudi Engine of Repression Continues to Run at Full Speed

Jan 10, 2019One hundred days after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is pressing ahead with anti-dissident campaigns and remains in regular contact with Saud …

Communication Can Be a . . . Drag?

Date and Time: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7:00 PMLocation: Knafel CenterType: PerformancesExperience the performance of gender through a spectrum of drag culture with onstage …

Scientists to Inaugurate Prototype Schwarzchild-Couder Telescope at Whipple Observatory in Preparation for First Light

Expected to see first light in early 2019, a prototype Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope (pSCT) for gamma-ray astronomy will be unveiled in a special inauguration event on January 17, 2019 at the Center …

Does weather affect arthritis pain?

The question of whether there is a link between weather and aches and pains has been studied extensively, and so far researchers have been unable to establish a connection. …