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Alexander B. Stein

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Kennedy School Revisits Chernobyl

The recent disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan is a “decision moment” for the nuclear power community, according to Associate Professor of Public Policy at Kennedy School of Government Matthew Bunn.

Harvard in the City

Harvard To Sponsor Five Stations in Boston Bike-Sharing Program

Harvard announced that it will sponsor five bike stations in Allston and Longwood as part of Boston’s “Hubway” bike sharing program, which officials said will launch this summer.

Harvard Law School

Laurence Tribe Will Work Closely With Massey & Gail

Back at the Law School after a nine month stint in the Obama administration, Tribe is planning to teach a seminar at the Law School in the fall.


Scientists Explore Neural Networks That Avoid Food Threats

Over thousands of years of eating and evolving, humans have developed the ability to learn to avoid the foods that make them sick. This capacity, to know better than to eat another piece of that cheese that kept you awake last night with a stomach ache, is not a uniquely human trait though. In fact, according to a recent Harvard study, even one-millimeter-long worms can also develop food aversions.

Identity Groups

'One Laptop Per Child' Founder Recalls Challenges

Nicholas P. Negroponte, the driving force behind One Laptop Per Child—the non-profit organization that provides low-cost laptops to children around the globe—recalled the entrepreneurial obstacles he faced despite his philanthropic mission.


Project Helping Patients in India Find Care Advances in Competition

Two Harvard students who have developed a technology that connects Indian health care providers and patients via a text message ...

On Campus

Challenge Showcases Startup Ventures

Dozens of Harvard student startup ideas—including a program to track news articles written about friends and a website that helps student filmmakers to gain exposure—were on display last night.

Student Life

Article Spurs Dialogue About Mental Health

In the wake of a Feb. 17 Crimson article about mental health and a struggle with suicidal thoughts, one Harvard student has launched an effort to foster dialogue about issues of depression on campus.