In Focus is a window into the ideas, research, and work happening across Harvard communities. Each week we bring a different topic into focus, sharing perspectives on the big conversations of the moment—and sparking new ones.
Welcome to Harvard
With world-class faculty, groundbreaking research opportunities, and a diverse group of talented students, Harvard is more than just a place to get an education.
Over the past year, Harvard scientists, researchers, faculty, and public health experts have contributed to developing COVID-19 vaccines, therapies, and guidance. But this isn’t the first pandemic where our researchers have helped develop lifesaving therapies.
Harvard has been a home to poets and poetry scholars for centuries. Today, poetry flourishes here through scholarship and collaboration, in our vast archival collections, and in lively community readings and events.
As a new coronavirus spread across the globe, the Harvard community quickly became a hub for researchers, hospitals, and institutes to pool their resources and share their findings. One year later we’ve made breakthroughs on everything from vaccines to tracking apps.
Since founding the world’s first Neurobiology Department in 1966, Harvard has been a hub for researchers who aspire to understand how the brain works, and clinician-scientists who are driven to fix it when it doesn’t.
Women’s History Month
Women’s legacy at Harvard—first as staff members, then as students and faculty—shaped today’s University, and allows a new generation of women to build a better tomorrow.