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...
While assembly lines have been the gold standard in manufacturing for more than a century, and have put together everything from Model T’s to tablet computers, one aspect of their operation has remained constant: the need for a hand, robotic or human, to manipulate objects.
As the bell at Memorial Church rang out, the Class of 2018 — 1,667 members strong — streamed through Harvard Yard on Monday, bound for Freshman Convocation at the Science Center Plaza. The newcomers found their seats to a raucous welcome from the Harvard University Band.
“Every day I wake up I say to myself, ‘I can’t believe I am here at Harvard,’” said Kamran Jamil ’18. “I’m excited; I’m ready to go.”
This summer, Harvard adopted the first University-wide Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy and created a new, centralized body — the Office of Dispute Resolution — to investigate incidents of sexual misconduct. Each School at Harvard is undertaking the process of incorporating the University-wide policy and procedures into its individual standards and protocols.
To accomplish this task at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), History Professor Alison Johnson is leading a committee of students, faculty, and staff from across the College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Division of Continuing Education. Read more about FAS seeks community input
When he was in high school, Ozdemir Vayisoglu ’16 dug into the past, uncovering buried secrets at an archaeological site in his native Turkey. This summer, he was digging again. But instead of carefully sifting through dirt thousands of miles away, he was poring over archives at Harvard’s Semitic Museum.