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FAS Strengthens Grant Compliance Procedures

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is now giving faculty “mandatory training packets” on grant proposal disclosure responsibilities and will recommit to enforcing a rule that faculty submit their grant proposals early, Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs said in a Tuesday interview.


Three Finalists Announced for Allston Enterprise Research Campus Development

Harvard has selected three development teams — Alexandria Real Estate Equities and National Development, the HYM Investment Group, and Breakthrough Properties — as finalists for a bid to develop the University’s new Enterprise Research Campus in Allston.


Harvard Forms New Oversight Bodies After Federal Agency Inquires Into ‘Academic Espionage’

Harvard has formed two new oversight committees in response to National Institutes of Health inquiries into potential “academic espionage” by faculty members at American universities, Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs announced at the Faculty’s monthly meeting Tuesday.


HKS Panel Evaluates Causes and Future Implications of Brexit

British policy experts pointed to polarization and rising populist sentiments as causes of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union — commonly referred to as “Brexit” — during a panel Monday evening at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.


Ben Bellet

Graduate student Benjamin W. Bellet is conducting research at Harvard about the purportedly negligible benefits of trigger warnings. His work has been covered by numerous news outlets and sparked heated discussion online.


UC Berkeley Files Patent Motions Against Harvard, MIT

The University of California, Berkeley alleged in documents submitted Tuesday to the US Patent and Trademark Office that the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT employed “deceit” to win patent rights to CRISPR-Cas9 in eukaryotic cells.


Seventy-Two Harvard College Seniors Awarded 2019 Hoopes Prize

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences awards Hoopes Prizes annually to a select number of nominated student projects. The prizes aim to honor College seniors by “recognizing, promoting, honoring, and rewarding excellence in the work of undergraduates and their capabilities and skills in any subject.”


Harvard Medical School and MIT See Green With High Value Donation to Fund Joint Cannabis Research

The donation, given by Charles R. Broderick, is the largest independent donation ever made to fund biological study of cannabinoids on the brain and behavior.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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