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The Freestyle Life: Lane Changes and Intersections

October 12, 2016

Michael E. Jones is always on the move. Whether he’s training for a triathlon, curating a museum exhibit, serving on an Olympics national governing body, or putting paintbrush to canvas, he approaches each endeavor with boundless energy.  

Often, his passions intersect. Take his latest artistic creation: the painting that adorns the US Olympic Triathlon poster for the 2016 Rio games.

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Eli Dershwitz’s road to the Olympics

October 3, 2016

Harvard sophomore Eli Dershwitz represented the United States at the Summer Olympics in the men’s saber fencing competition in Rio de Janeiro. While he didn’t win a medal this time, Dershwitz said the intense training and discipline required to make it to Brazil gave him the confidence to succeed at Harvard and the drive to “reach certain academic levels.”

Sarah Lewis ’01 shares the story of her return to Harvard to become a faculty member in History of Art and Architecture and African American Studies.

Becoming her fullest self

September 29, 2016
Douglas Melton, co-director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, received the Ogawa-Yamanaka Stem Cell Prize for his work turning stem cells into beta cells.

Douglas Melton wins Ogawa-Yamanaka Stem Cell Prize

September 28, 2016
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On the Road

September 22, 2016

Somewhere along the A2 in Kazakhstan, their plans changed.

GSAS students Benny Shaffer and Justin Stern, and GSD visiting PhD Fellow Xiaoxuan Lu, MLA ’12, had sketched out a project back in Cambridge that would study the impact of the 1,100 mile Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline on the natural environment, urban areas, and local population. While their thought had been to consider how the area known for being part of the Silk Road had become the Gas Road, as they began their journey in summer 2015 it quickly became clear that would be difficult.

A joint Harvard-New England Conservatory student concentrating in English, George Li is a piano virtuoso looking to make connections between his instrument and the literature he reads.

Artful balance

September 6, 2016

This article is the first in an occasional series on the impact of humanities studies in and out of the classroom.

George Li ’18 does most of his English assignments on an airplane.

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.