HMS Study Finds Abortion Restrictions May Increase Number of Children in Foster Case

A study conducted by affiliates from Harvard Medical School found a significant relationship between abortion restrictions and the number of children in the foster care system.

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Physics Professor Jennifer Hoffman ’99 Shatters Women’s Transcontinental Running Record

Harvard Physics professor Jennifer E. Hoffman ’99 broke the world record for the fastest trans-America run by a woman last Friday, running more than 3,000 miles in under 48 days.

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Harvard Medical School Professor Gregory Petsko Awarded National Medal of Science

Renowned biochemist Gregory A. Petsko, Harvard Medical School professor of neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, received a 2022 National Medal of Science on Oct. 24.

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Harvard Northwest Labs Director Alain Viel Appointed UNESCO Chair on Life Sciences and Innovation

Alain Viel, director of the Northwest Undergraduate Laboratories and a Harvard senior lecturer in Molecular and Cellular Biology, has assumed the role of chair on life sciences and social innovation for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

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HKS Postdoc Christine Gschwendtner Talks Electrical Vehicle Charging Research at Harvard-China Project Presentation

Christine Gschwendtner, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, spoke about strategies to handle strain on electrical grids from increased electric vehicle use in a presentation at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Wednesday afternoon.

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Hundreds of Students ‘Hack to the Future’ at Eighth Iteration of HackHarvard

More than 600 students representing universities around the country and the world gathered in the Science and Engineering Complex last weekend to participate in HackHarvard, a student-run hackathon.

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One Small Quantum Dot, One Giant Leap for Nanoscience: Moungi Bawendi ’82 Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Moungi G. Bawendi ’82 was among three scientists awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced in a press release Wednesday morning.

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‘Struggling to Keep Up’: Harvard Students and Faculty Grapple with Impact of Generative AI in Classrooms

From evolving syllabi to entirely new course offerings, Harvard’s classrooms are adapting in real time to the widespread impact of ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence tools.

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Harvard Astronomer Avi Loeb, Team Find Spherules of ‘Likely Extrasolar Composition’

Harvard Astronomy professor Abraham “Avi” Loeb and his research team have found metallic spherules of “likely extrasolar composition,” according to an Aug. 29 preprint posted to the online paper repository arXiv.

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Judge Says Harvard and Biotech Company 10x Must Face Antitrust Claims in Two Gene Analysis Lawsuits

Harvard and 10x Genomics — a biotechnology company — must face antitrust claims over their licensing practices in two gene analysis lawsuits, a federal judge ruled in July.

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In Photos: STAHR-Gazing at the Loomis-Michael Observatory

The Crimson Multimedia staff visit the Loomis-Michael Observatory on the 10th floor of the Science Center to take in the space and gaze at the stars.

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Harvard SEAS Holds Annual BRIDGE Week to Celebrate Diversity in STEM

Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences held a series of events for an annual celebration of diversity in STEM last week.

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‘Father of Environmental Justice’ Robert Bullard Honored by Harvard Law School Environmental Law Society

The Harvard Law School Environmental Law Society presented Robert D. Bullard with the Horizon Award in an award ceremony Tuesday evening.

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Harvard Sciences Dean Stubbs Offers No Comment on Interest in FAS Dean Vacancy

Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs declined to comment on whether he is interested in succeeding University President-elect Claudine Gay as the next Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean, calling the position a very “demanding” role.

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Harvard Medical School Professor Michael Greenberg Wins Brain Prize for Neuroplasticity Research

Harvard Medical School professor Michael E. Greenberg has won The 2023 Brain Prize for his decades-long research on brain plasticity, alongside University of Cambridge professor Christine E. Holt and Max Planck Institute Director Erin M. Schuman.