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Postdoc fellow Barnabas Daru, who at Boston's Carson Beach.

Strong case for seagrass

September 15, 2016
Writer Terry Tempest Williams

Words aimed at action

September 12, 2016

Author and conservationist Terry Tempest Williams is the guest speaker Wednesday at the Environment Forum at the Mahindra Center, a new initiative convened by Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin Kelsey and history Professor Ian J. Miller. The forum is a three-year effort to highlight new work being done in the humanities on environmental issues.

Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences developed an ultra-thin planar lens

A thinner, flatter lens

June 2, 2016

Curved lenses like those in cameras or telescopes are stacked to reduce distortions and clarify images. That’s why high-powered microscopes are so big and telephoto lenses so long. While lens technology has improved, it is still difficult to make a compact and thin lens.

Christos Hatzopoulos, who will graduate from Harvard Extension School, is a detective with the Harvard University Police Department.

Dual investigator

May 26, 2016

This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.

Growing up in Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood, Christos Hatzopoulos thought of himself as an average Joe. He wasn’t the type who would one day earn a master’s degree, much less at Harvard.

Yet this June, he will receive a master’s degree in history from the Harvard Extension School.

Scott Hosch '16 gets set to pass during the Nov. 14, 2015 game against Penn at Harvard Stadium.

From Harvard to the NFL

May 23, 2016

The Harvard football team hosted its annual barbecue party on April 30 in the courtyard of one of the Radcliffe Quad’s dorms. The barbecue is a ritual that allows the players to celebrate with each other before the seniors graduate and the underclassmen head back into grueling summer practices. But some members of Harvard’s highly successful team were not there.

Laser-assisted direct ink writing let a researcher print this delicate 3-D butterfly without any auxiliary support structure.

Printing metal in midair

May 16, 2016

“Flat” and “rigid” are terms typically used to describe electronic devices. But the increasing demand for flexible, wearable electronics, sensors, antennas, and biomedical devices has led a research team to innovate an eye-popping way of printing complex metallic architectures as though seemingly suspended in midair.