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


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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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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.

Happiness exercises boost moods of those recovering from addiction says MGH study

Reliving happy memories and anticipating pleasure boosted the moods of people recovering from addiction in a study conducted by researchers at MGH’s Recovery Research Institute who eye such …

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From a Kickstarter about avocados to conviction as an American spy

ason Rezaian’s twin allegiances were baked into his life and his journalism. He was born and raised in Marin County, California, the son of an Iranian father and American mother. …

Belfer Center Convenes Council on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence

Jan 22, 2019CAMBRIDGE MA – Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has convened the inaugural meeting of The Council on the Responsible Use of Artificial …

“Are We Really Where We Are?”: Trump, Putin, and Washington’s Unbelievable New Normal

Jan 18, 2019Regardless of whether Trump ends up making a speech on Capitol Hill on January 29th, the state of the union is not strong, and everyone knows it.

Shining light on a “shadow” special-ed program in the Georgia public schools

  ew Yorker writer Rachel Aviv often writes about psychologically complex people — like a Nebraska woman who confessed to a murder she didn’t commit, and a mother from the Philippines who …

An Evolving State of Play? Exploring Competitive Advantages of State Assets in Proliferation Networks

Jan 17, 2019Illicit procurement networks often target industry in developed economies to acquire materials and components of use in WMD and military programs. …

Lifting the Veil on the Black Hole at the Heart of Our Galaxy

A black hole four million times as massive as our Sun lurks at the center of the Milky Way. …

Study Skills: Daniel Haack

When Daniel Haack was growing up on a dairy farm outside Madison, Wisconsin, dreaming of becoming an actor or director or TV news host, he was also always writing. …

Right on the Nail

As a child, I liked pink, played dress-up in my mother’s skirts, dressed as the wicked witch from The Wizard of Oz on Halloween (twice), held my pinky out for chocolate milk — the list goes on. …