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Bringing far nearer

Bringing far nearer

July 21, 2015

Maybe you couldn’t afford a vacation this summer, and the closest you’ll come to paradise is a glass of rosé and some dollar oysters on the waterfront. Fortunately, you can now tag along on other people’s jaunts, without the galling price tag — and minus the jetlag.

Vivid reminders of war

Vivid reminders of war

June 24, 2015

Minoo Emami’s artistic spin on the iconic painting “The Birth of Venus” is as much about the birth of terror as it is a nod to Botticelli’s sweeping romantic panorama.

Eight Harvard Teams Earn NCAA APR Public Recognition Awards

Eight Harvard Teams Earn NCAA APR Public Recognition Awards

May 20, 2015

A total of eight (8) Harvard varsity athletic teams have received Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA, in an announcement on Wednesday morning.  The NCAA recognized more than 1,100 Division I sports teams from across the country for their exceptional work in the classroom as part of the NCAA's Academic Performance Program.

Creatures of habit

Creatures of habit

May 6, 2015

When he set out to understand how the motor cortex changes with learning, Bence Ölveczky, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences, assumed, like nearly all other scientists, that unique learned motor behaviors originate in the motor cortex.

What he found, however, was the opposite.