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Christopher W. Stubbs
FAS

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.

Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School

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.

Yoshito Kishi Lab
FAS

Yoshito Kishi, Organic Chemist Who Climbed ‘Mount Everest’ of Synthesis, Dies at 85

Yoshito Kishi, a Harvard emeritus chemistry professor known for his contributions to breast cancer treatment, died on Jan. 9.

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Research

Harvard Scientists Study Impact of Infections on Social Behavior in Animals

New research at Harvard’s Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology sheds light on how infections can alter the social behavior of animals.

HMS
Harvard Medical School

Structural Racism Linked to Disparities in Adolescent Brain Development, HMS Study Finds

Harvard Medical School researchers at McLean Hospital published a study demonstrating a correlation between race-based adversity in childhood and structural differences in brain development.

Ash Carter Obituary
IOP

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter Remembered as ‘Laser Smart’ and Devoted Public Servant

A lifelong academic and public servant who would go on to serve as the 25th Defense secretary under President Barack Obama, Ashton B. Carter died on Oct. 24 in Boston after suffering a heart attack. He was 68.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Panelists Discuss Ethics of Biotechnology at Science, Technology, and Society Symposium

Medical and legal authorities spoke about the ethics and future of biotechnology at a Friday panel hosted by the Program on Science, Technology, and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Harvard Kennedy School
Events

Arundhati Roy Talks Indian Politics, Development in Keynote at HKS Science, Technology, and the Human Future Symposium

Indian author Arundhati Roy, who wrote “The God of Small Things,” spoke about the political and social effects of India’s development in her keynote lecture Thursday for a symposium hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Research

Harvard Astrophysicists Confirm Existing Theories of Composition, Expansion of the Universe

Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics found that dark energy makes up two-thirds of the universe, according to a study published in a special issue of The Astrophysical Journal last month.

Harvard Law School - HLS
Harvard Law School

Experts Discuss Neuroscience and the Death Penalty at Harvard Law School Panel

A pair of psychology and legal experts discussed the role neuroscience plays in legal decisions about the death penalty at a panel hosted Thursday by the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School.

Harvard Graduate School of Education Gutman Library
Ed School

Educators and Scholars Stress Collaboration, Urgency in Confronting Climate Change at HGSE Conference

Education officials and sustainability experts discussed how students and educators can “engage creatively and intelligently” on climate change at a Harvard Graduate School of Education conference Thursday.

Chan School of Public Health
Health

HSPH Panel Envisions the Future of Public Health

A panel of health practitioners convened at the Harvard School of Public Health on Wednesday to discuss potential solutions to challenges facing public health.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Research

Harvard Astrophysicists Discover Black Hole With Delayed Stellar Burp

In October 2018, Sebastian Gomez, then a Harvard PhD student, observed a black hole tear apart and engulf a small star in a galaxy located 665 million light years away from Earth. Almost three years later, he and a team of researchers noticed that the same black hole had begun ejecting stellar material.

Schlesinger Library Radcliffe
Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Launches Five-Year Focus on Climate Change with Symposium of Interdisciplinary Scholars

A panel of activists, scientists, and journalists discussed the human impacts of climate change at an event hosted last Friday by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

HMS
Research

Harvard Researchers Receive NIH Funding for Biomedical, Behavioral, and Social Sciences Research

Nine Harvard researchers are set to receive a total of more than $200 million in grants over the next five years through a National Institutes of Health program that funds “high-risk, high-reward” research.

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