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Ph.D. Students Present Research at Harvard Horizons Symposium

Eight Ph.D. candidates presented their research at the Harvard Horizons Symposium held Wednesday evening in Sanders Theatre. Launched in 2013, the program seeks to recognize and celebrate the ideas of Ph.D. students at Harvard.

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Harvard Astronomers Help Capture First-Ever Image of Black Hole

A research group led by a Harvard scientist unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole Wednesday morning, drawing praise from both the scientific community and the general public.

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FAS Dean Gay Says Trump’s Free Speech Executive Order Poses No Threat to Harvard Funding

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said she is not concerned about President Donald Trump’s recent executive order conditioning federal funds to universities on their free speech policies, calling it “unnecessary” in an interview Wednesday.

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Dana-Farber Memory Cells

Ramesh A. Shivdasani (right) is a professor at the Harvard Medical School and deputy director of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Unmesh Jadhav (left) is a post-doctoral fellow.

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Trump’s College Free Speech Order Ambiguous and Unlawful, Experts Say

Experts say it is unclear how President Donald Trump’s recent executive order conditioning certain federal funds to universities based on their free speech policies will affect Harvard given the order's vague nature and unclear enforcement mechanisms.

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Harvard Inks $100 Million Drug Research Deal with Investment Firm

The healthcare investment firm Deerfield Management has committed $100 million as part of a new alliance with Harvard science researchers aimed at promoting drug innovation. As part of the deal, Deerfield will form a private company to support Harvard researchers’ projects.

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Sleep 101 and Sleep Matters Initiative Promote Healthy Sleep Patterns

Programs like the Sleep 101 training module and the Sleep Matters Initiative are sparking conversations about issues of sleep and wellness at Harvard, and shedding light on why researchers believe sleep should be prioritized on college campuses.

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Current Policy, Past Investigations Offer Window Into Harvard’s Next Steps In Abramson Plagiarism Case

The allegations against Abramson evoke comparisons between University policies for responding to undergraduates who commit academic dishonesty and procedures concerning faculty misconduct.

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Grad Students in STEM Talk Lab Culture Issues at Union-Led Discussion

Graduate students in STEM departments shared stories about sexual harassment in the lab, issues with advisors, and unsafe working conditions at a discussion hosted by the graduate student union Wednesday night.

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Shutdown Poses Research Challenges For Some Harvard Faculty

Funding lapses and restricted access to collaborators and resources — consequences of the longest government shutdown in United States history — have left some Harvard faculty members’ research projects mired in uncertainty, though most remain insulated from the shutdown’s effects for now.

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Chinese Researcher Who Said He Gene-Edited Babies Breaks Week of Silence, Vows to Defend Work

He Jiankui vowed to defend his work in an email to The Crimson Wednesday. He's email appeared to mark his first public communication in at least a week — and came after multiple news outlets reported the scientist had seemingly gone missing.

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SEAS Researchers Invent Technology to Improve Lenses

Professor Federico Capasso, postdoctoral fellow Wei-Ting Chen, and graduate student Alexander Y. Zhu pioneered the technology, alongside other members of the Capasso Group and researchers at other institutions.

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Harvard Radcliffe Institute Renovating Schlesinger Library To Increase Use of Collections

Harvard is renovating its Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute in an effort to drive increased engagement with the library's extensive collection of documents vital to the history of women in America.

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Harvard Engineering Professor Wood Awarded Medal for Work in Robotics

Robert J. Wood, a Harvard professor of engineering and applied sciences, won the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal last week for his innovations in soft robotics. The medal comes with $68,000 in prize money.

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Harvard Scientists Suggest Interstellar Object Could be Sent by Aliens

‘Oumuamua — which Loeb said means “a visitor from a great distance” in Hawaiian — was first discovered in October 2017 by a telescope in Hawaii.

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