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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A seasonal guide to the arts in the Boston area

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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 …

‘Othello’ still resonates 400 years later

Professor Stephen Greenblatt sits down with Bill Rauch ’84, director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, to discuss a new production of “Othello” now at the A.R.T.

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.

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Helping Early Childhood Educators De-stress

Wondering how early childhood educators can de-stress and not burn out? With the help of the MindfulEC project, which she started with two Harvard Kennedy School students while at the Ed School, …

The Making of Junlei Li

People are often influenced by the teachers they had growing up. Junlei Li certainly was, but in the “if I ever teach, I won’t teach that way” kind of way. …

The Story of the Unlikely Children's Book Author

Once upon a time there was a professor. His name was Fernando Reimers. Professor Reimers lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. …