Two groups of Harvard scientists will be among the first researchers nationwide to receive grant funding through the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative launched last year by President Obama. Read more about A boost for understanding the brain
Working beyond the walls of the classroom, many students at Harvard explore sustainability every summer through a variety of summer opportunities, including internships. Ashley Chen and Jenny Gao, College ’16, spent their summers interning at State Street , an international financial services...
At nearly 100 feet long and weighing as much as 170 tons, the blue whale is the largest creature on the planet, and by far the heaviest living thing ever seen on Earth. So there’s no way it could have anything in common with the tiniest fish larvae, which are mere millimeters in length and tip the scales at a fraction of a gram, right?
When undergraduates returned to Leverett House’s McKinlock Hall for the start of the academic year, they found some surprises, including new programmatic and educational spaces, fresh life given to common rooms, and even a “rabbit hole” — far different from the one Alice ventured down. Read more about McKinlock Hall, rejuvenated
During the War of 1812, on the rainy morning of Sept. 13, 1814, British troops launched a land and sea attack on Fort McHenry, a star-shaped U.S. stronghold built to guard Baltimore from naval assault. Despite the relentless cannonade, the fort’s commander, George Armistead, refused to surrender.
“The British bombardment went on until the morning of September 14, when their guns fell silent” writes author A.J. Langguth in his book “Union 1812: The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence.” Read more about Star-spangled beauty
Farrell, who has conducted extensive molecular and ecological research on beetles and other insects from Central America and the Caribbean, is just part of the changed leadership team at the center. Ned Strong, longtime director of the center’s office in Santiago, Chile, took over as executive director when Farrell became director on July 1. Read more about The biologist in charge
Sustainability orientation activities reach thousands of undergraduate and graduate students across all of Harvard's 12 Schools and departments each year. More than 3,000 reusable mugs and water bottles and over 2,000 energy-efficient LED bulbs were distributed across campus these past two weeks...