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.
Over the past few decades, we’ve felt global temperatures rise, seen coral reefs disappear, and watched extreme fires, droughts, and floods endanger our communities. Climate change is not just a global threat—it’s an urgent responsibility.See full story
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.See full story
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.See full story
Unequal: Democratic Deﬁcits
The second entry in the Unequal series looks at the ideas, research, and actions from across Harvard University that are aimed at making democracy, democratic institutions, and elections more representative.
Unequal: Criminal Injustice
“Unequal” is a multi-part series highlighting the work of Harvard faculty, staff, students, alumni, and researchers on issues of race and inequality across the United States. The first part explores the experience of people of color with the criminal justice system in America.
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.