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Harvard Scientists Dive Into Structure of Bacterial Genomes

Harvard scientists have unraveled the inner architecture of bacterial genomes in a breakthrough discovery that may shed light on how chromosomes organize within a cell.



Students and professors alike say that the image of the computer scientist has changed along with the growing popularity of the field.


Renaissance Engineering

In the four years since SEAS became its own school within the University, Harvard has come a long way towards addressing that “incomplete” on its report card.

Cecilia Rouse
Harvard in the World

Cecilia Rouse

Economist and Princeton professor Cecilia E. Rouse ’86 wanted to become an engineer when she first came to Harvard, but her academic path took a quick turn when she enrolled in the popular freshman course Social Analysis 10, better known as “Ec 10.”


Joanna Aizenberg Named Director of Kavli Institute

Materials science professor Joanna Aizenberg has been appointed the new director of the interdisciplinary Kavli Institute for Bionanoscience and Technology, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences announced last Tuesday.


Challenges Remain for SEAS, Murray Says

Faculty, staff and students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences joined SEAS Dean Cherry A. Murray for this semester’s All Hands meeting to highlight the renewed emphasis on teaching labs at SEAS as well as goals for future investment across the School.

Computer Science

Record Number of Women Declare CS

Though it remains a field that is predominantly male, computer science at Harvard has made important strides towards addressing the gender divide.

Electrical Engineering

SEAS Plans New Electrical Engineering Concentration

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences plans to petition for a new concentration in Electrical Engineering—projected to be offered in fall 2012—in response to student desire for a more focused curriculum in the engineering sciences. The concentration would have 20 required half-courses and give students a Bachelor of Sciences degree.


Lab Safety Assessed in Wake of Tragedy

Harvard’s experimental laboratories are planning to strengthen lab safety practices following the death of Yale senior Michele Dufault in a chemistry lab machine shop.


Young Entrepreneurs Put College on Hold

Harvard’s leave policy—which allows students to return and complete their degree after an indefinite time of absence—is a boon for contemporary tech entrepreneurs following in Gates’ footsteps. For them, attending Harvard full-time while simultaneously building a company is an impossible balance.


Former Premeds Move Towards Other Career Paths

Most former premeds say that their interest in medicine declined when they discovered more exciting opportunities that were better suited to their skill sets.

Harvard Medical School

Scientists Create Human Leukemia Model in Mice

Researchers at Harvard and University of California, San Francisco have developed a model for human leukemia in mice, a breakthrough that may allow scientists to more effectively study human cancers.


Engineering Sciences Concentration Grows

Interest in engineering sciences at Harvard continues to grow.


Engineering School Sees Low Satisfaction Ratings

Despite impressive growth in the number of engineering concentrators—and a noted rise in Harvard’s national reputation for engineering—many of Harvard’s young engineers do not seem to be satisfied.