What is FAS?

Founded in 1890, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) is the largest division of Harvard University. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to being at the forefront of teaching and learning and fostering cutting edge research and discovery. FAS is redefining liberal arts education for the 21st century and is committed to an open Harvard and student aid by making a Harvard education accessible to students from all backgrounds.

FAS comprises Harvard College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, including undergraduate and graduate admissions; the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and the Division of Continuing Education, including the Extension and Summer Schools. FAS also encompasses academic resources such as libraries and museums, as well as campus resources and athletics.

Stories from around FAS:

About: College

Continuing Education

About: Athletics

Video: Success on, and off, the field

Less football than life

November 18, 2015

Tim Murphy has a recurring nightmare that it’s game day, and he can’t find the venue. He always jerks awake in a cold sweat.

But in real life, Murphy always shows up, and so does his Crimson football team. That was never truer than in the Oct. 30 game against Dartmouth, a potent opponent with a real shot at toppling the winning empire Murphy and his men have so painstakingly built.


About: SEAS

Quality control

Quality control

March 6, 2014

After more than a decade of sometimes incremental, sometimes paradigm-shifting advances in stem cell biology, most people with a basic understanding of life sciences know that stem cells are the basic form of cell from which all specialized cells, and eventually organs and body parts, derive.

About: Libraries

This two-volume set by Kan Kikuchi, a popular Japanese author of the day, gives a lively account of a railway trip in Manchukuo.

Testament to Manchukuo

September 23, 2015

Some utopian experiments become parables of idealism gone awry, mythologized for their fascinating collapse. Others fade from memory, ignored or hidden not just because they failed, but because of their inhumane practices. One such example is Manchukuo.