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Science Center
On Campus

‘Capable of Change and Evolution’: The Debut of Harvard’s Undergraduate Science Center

Today, having a class in the Science Center is a staple of the Harvard College experience. But when the Class of 1973 arrived at Harvard, construction had not even begun on what is now an iconic feature of the University.

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FAS

Who the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Want as Harvard’s Most Powerful Dean

As Claudine Gay prepares to move from her station in University Hall to the president’s office across Harvard Yard, one of her most important tasks will be to select her own successor as the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. With the search now in motion, several FAS professors spoke with The Crimson about their hopes for the successor to Harvard’s most powerful dean.

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.

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FAS

Quantum Physicist Mikhail Lukin Appointed University Professor

Quantum physicist Mikhail Lukin has been appointed a University Professor, Harvard’s highest faculty rank, the University announced Tuesday.

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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 Medical School
Research

Harvard Researchers Receive Grant to Develop New Treatments for Neurodegenerative Diseases

A team of Harvard researchers received a grant from the Vranos Family Foundation for a five-year project seeking to find new methods to treat neurodegenerative diseases, according to a December press release.

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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FAS

Following Harvard Report on ‘Unsustainable’ Faculty Workload, FAS Dean Gay Solicits Professors’ Feedback

After a report found that Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences faces an “increasing and unsustainable” amount of non-research work, the school is holding discussions to collect feedback on the report’s recommendations.

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.

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.

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Humanities Division

'An Open Secret’: Harvard Graduate Students Decry Harassment, Neglect from Faculty

In the wake of the Comaroff controversy, graduate students say power-based abuse by faculty pervades advising relations.

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College

Seventy-Three Students Awarded 2022 Hoopes Prize

Seventy-three students undergraduates learned Thursday that they had won the Hoopes Prize, an award that recognizes outstanding scholarly work each year.

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FAS

Harvard FAS Dean to Release Plans on Implementing Tenure Process Changes

Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay said in an interview last Wednesday she hopes to release plans in the coming weeks on how to implement recommendations issued last fall by a committee that reviewed Harvard's tenure process.

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Crime

Following Charles Lieber’s Conviction, ‘Shock’ and Sadness Linger Among His Harvard Colleagues

Following Chemistry professor Charles M. Lieber’s conviction last month, Harvard scientists say they are “shocked” and “saddened” about the prolific research chemist's fall from grace — and apprehensive about the future of international scientific collaboration.

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Research

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pledges $500 Million for AI Institute at Harvard

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan ’07 pledged $500 million over the next 15 years to found the Kempner Institute for the Study of Natural and Artificial Intelligence at Harvard, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced Tuesday.

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