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Amy L. Jia

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In Wake of Climate Survey, SEAS Administrators and Students Reflect on Diversity Initiatives

SEAS has implemented a number of diversity and inclusion measures following a survey that found more than a quarter of respondents have experienced harassment or discrimination.

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Mass. Turnpike To Undergo Major Renovations in Allston

The $1.1 billion project — which may not begin for a few years and may take up to eight years to complete — will lower the Mass. Turnpike to ground level in Allston and elevate Soldiers Field Road along the Charles River onto a new viaduct above the highway.


Nada Amin To Join Harvard Computer Science Faculty

Nada Amin will join the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Computer Science faculty this fall as an associate, the school announced Tuesday.

Christopher Stubbs

New Dean of Science to Implement Research Initiatives, More Courses

Physics and Astronomy Professor Christopher W. Stubbs has been appointed dean of science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

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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 Medical School

New Data Reveals Harvard Researchers Saw Spate of Retractions In Last Decade

Harvard researchers are far from immune to retractions, according to new data published online last month. The database — released in October by Retraction Watch — includes over 18,000 listings dating as far back as the 1970s.

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Harvard Launches Quantum Science Initiative

Harvard University launched a new Harvard Quantum Initiative last Wednesday, aiming to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in pioneering quantum methods.

Avi Loeb

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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Changing the Distribution: The Transformation of Harvard’s Statistics Department

For its first 58 years, Harvard's Statistics Department did not have a single female tenured faculty member. In recent years, the tides have turned.

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With Rising Enrollment Numbers, EPS 10 Explores Earth’s History

The course offers EPS concentrators and non-concentrators alike a glimpse into important processes in the history of the Earth.

Avi Loeb

Breakthrough Starshot Initiative Aims to Discover Life in Other Solar Systems

Loeb said in an interview Monday that one of Breakthrough Starshot’s greatest challenges is designing a lightweight spacecraft that can travel at a fifth of the speed of light.

Popular Course Enrollment

Computer Science, Greek Mythology Classes Surpass Intro to Economics in Top Fall Course Enrollment

Computer Science 50 led course enrollment numbers with 724 undergraduates, according to data from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences registrar’s office Thursday.

Maxwell Dworkin

CS100 Seeks to Bridge Tech and Humanities

Unlike CS50, however, basic coding knowledge and an online application were both required to enroll in Malan’s latest offering.

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On Campus

Princeton Prof Details Mysteries of Machine Learning at Harvard Lecture Series

Hundreds of faculty and students crowded into Science Center Hall D this week to hear a Princeton University computer science professor limn the secrets of machine learning.

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The Committee Kids

They’re known on campus as committee kids—the students whose names appear time and time again on the rosters of Harvard’s student committees. But some charge the committee kids do not accurately represent the College's student body.