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Hoffman Laboratory
FAS

Harvard Study Identifies Key Role of Soil Moisture on Crop Yields

A new research study by Harvard faculty is shedding light on the significant influence of water supply on global crop yields and its connection to climate change.

Winthrop Gates
Student Life

‘Not What I Expected from Harvard’: Summer Research Interns Say Record Heat and Poor Communication Tarnished Experience

Faced with record-breaking heat and no air conditioning, some students on Harvard’s campus for the summer reported adverse living conditions and minimal support from program administrators.

Avi Loeb
On Campus

Harvard Astrophysicist Avi Loeb Set to Explore Pacific Ocean for Potential ‘Alien’ Meteor Fragments

Harvard professor and astrophysicist Abraham “Avi” Loeb is preparing to search the Pacific Ocean floor for fragments of an interstellar meteor and potential alien technology.

Schlesinger Library Radcliffe
Research

Radcliffe Institute Welcomes New Cohort of Fellows

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study welcomed its new cohort of fellows last week, who will tackle a range of year-long projects from waste management strategies to feminist poetry.

Research

Well-Being Among Young Adults is Declining, Harvard-led Study Finds

A Harvard-led team of researchers found that the well-being of young people has declined, relative to 20 years ago, in a study published last month.

SEAS SEC Flood Greenspace
Research

Harvard Launches ‘The Grid’ to Support Science and Engineering Startups

The University launched an initiative last week that aims to help affiliates translate research into startups by providing funding, work spaces, and mentorship opportunities.

Registrar's Office
Research

Harvard Partners with Amazon to Advance Quantum Science Research

Harvard launched a three-year research partnership with Amazon Web Services, according to a Monday press release from the Harvard Office of Technology Development.

Littauer
Research

Opportunity Insights Study Shows Link Between Social Capital and Economic Mobility

A paper published last month by a Harvard-affiliated economic research group found new links between social connections and economic mobility.

Harvard Kennedy School
Politics

Why Did Trump Supporters Storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6? Because of Trump, New Harvard Study Finds

Former President Donald Trump’s lies about election fraud and enthusiasm for his re-election drove supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, according to a study from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center.

Massachusetts Hall
Politics

‘Low-Hanging Fruit’: Experts Criticize Senator Marco Rubio’s Letter Questioning Harvard’s Ties to China

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) alleged without direct evidence that Harvard officials may have helped suppress some theories regarding the origins of Covid-19 in a “quid pro quo” effort to advance Chinese state interests in a June 16 letter addressed to University President Lawrence S. Bacow.

Helium Shortage
Research

Helium Shortage Forces Harvard Physics Labs to Shut Down Equipment, Suspend Projects

Harvard is running out of helium — and it is no laughing matter. Harvard labs impacted by the helium shortage have been forced to shut down equipment that uses liquid helium and suspend entire research projects. Without the ability to continue their experiments, some Ph.D. candidates could even have their graduation delayed.

Harvard Yard
Research

Harvard to Establish New Institute for Climate and Sustainability Through $200 Million Donation

Harvard will establish the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability to advance the University’s commitment to climate-oriented research and foster a hub for collaborative studies, the University announced Tuesday.

Mass General Hospital
Health

Harvard-Affiliated Researchers Discover Link Between Infertility and Risk of Heart Failure in Women

A recent study published by Harvard affiliated-researchers in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found infertility in women to be linked with a 16 percent increase in risk of heart failure.

HMS
Research

Harvard Medical School Researchers Develop Genetic Risk Scores for Six Common Diseases

A team of researchers from Harvard Medical School and its affiliated hospitals have developed genetic risk scores — which have the potential to aid screening and prevention in high-risk patients — for six common diseases and applied them clinically.

Harvard Science and Engineering Complex
College

Faculty and Students Weigh the Risks and Rewards of SEAS’ Corporate Partnerships

Research at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences spans interdisciplinary academic fields and relies on collaboration with organizations beyond the University — including for-profit partners. While some faculty members and students highlight the benefits of corporate partnerships, others caution working with for-profit entities requires balancing ethical risks and educational rewards.

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