Drew Faust named University Professor

Recent Harvard president and Lincoln Professor of History receives Harvard’s top faculty honor

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It’s ‘Nutcracker’ season

Harvard-Radcliffe conductor Federico Cortese on the history, melody, and ubiquity of the holiday classic

935 admitted early to Class of ’23

From an applicant pool of 6,958, Harvard College’s early action program admitted 935 students to the Class of 2023

'Exercise hormone' found to target key bone cells

Could provide new treatments for osteoporosis, prevent disease, and help burn excess fat

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Exhibition: Measure

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Tour: The Renovation and Expansion Project

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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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$1.5M gift kick-starts sexual, gender minority health equity initiative

With a $1.5 million gift, Harvard Medical School launched the Sexual and Gender Minorities Health Equity Initiative, a three-year plan to amend the core M.D. …

Drew Faust named Harvard University Professor

Celebrated historian Drew Faust, Harvard president emerita and Lincoln Professor of History, has been named a University Professor, Harvard’s highest faculty honor. …

Exercise-related hormone irisin found to target key bone cells

Scientists have discovered that irisin, a hormone released by muscles during exercise, directly acts on key regulatory cells that control the breakdown and formation of bone.

Harvard students create plan for renewable electricity in Puerto Rico

The community group Unidos por Utuado has won $100,000 in seed funding from the Puerto Rico Big Ideas Challenge to implement a plan — designed by Harvard students — for renewable and affordable …

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HDS Professor Clooney Lectures in Jerusalem

"We can only pray that people of all three faith traditions reach deep into their traditions to find how God wants us to live together in peace ...," writes Professor Francis X. Clooney.

John Gibbons ’50 (1924-2018)

John J. Gibbons ’50, a former federal judge who argued for rights for Guantánamo detainees and dedicated his five-decade career to protecting the rule of law in the United States, died Dec. 9. …

Holidays Can Be Stressful. They Don’t Have to Stress Out Your Team.

Here’s how to keep everyone’s spirits and productivity up.

What Companies Can Do to Help Employees Address Mental Health Issues

From raising awareness to providing online tools, organizations can make a difference.

THE PITCH: How to Crack the Code for Live Storytelling with Pop-Up Magazine

hen I first saw Pop-Up Magazine in San Francisco a couple of years ago, I struggled to describe the experience to friends. …

Heart failure and salt: The great debate

While doctors typically recommend restricting sodium for heart failure patients, a recent review of studies found limited and inconclusive evidence that a low-salt diet makes a difference. …

Virgin of Guadalupe Is ‘No. 1 Mother’ in Mexico, a Binding Force Across Divides

Professor Davíd Carrasco on importance of the Virgin of Guadalupe to the Mexican identity.

The 5 Things All Great Salespeople Do

What sets them apart is attitude and a sense of urgency.