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Taking big bites of history

July 7, 2016
Gary King

Behind China’s viral curtain

June 16, 2016

The Chinese government fakes 448 million social media posts a year in a strategy that seeks to create the appearance of “viral” outbursts of Web activity, according to a new study by Harvard data scientists.

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.

Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has awarded four of its alumni the Centennial Medal, one of its highest honors.

GSAS presents Centennial Medals

May 25, 2016

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) on May 25 awarded the Centennial Medal to four alumni who have made extraordinary contributions to society.

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.

The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants

Putting the Glass Flowers in new light

May 17, 2016

What do they mean by glass flowers?

That’s what Donald Pfister wondered when he embarked on his first trip to see the jewel of Harvard’s botanical collection as a graduate student.

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.