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Harvard School of Public Health
School of Public Health

School of Public Health Forum Discusses the Threat of Covid Variants on Vaccinated Population

Epidemiology assistant professor Michael Mina shared his concerns about the emergence of new variants of the coronavirus at a Harvard forum Tuesday.

Liller Birthday
House Life

Former Adams House Master and Astronomy Professor William Liller ’48, ‘Enamored With the Cosmos,’ Dies at 93

Former Harvard Astronomy professor and Adams House Master William Liller ’48 couldn’t take his eyes off the stars.

Bernard Lown
School of Public Health

Renowned Cardiologist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Bernard Lown Dies at 99

Bernard Lown, whose life’s work spanned from pivotal breakthroughs in medicine to humanitarian efforts against nuclear war that won him the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, died at age 99.

Nina C. de W. Ingrao 1
Humanities Division

Nina C. de W. Ingrao, ‘Devoted’ and ‘Gracious’ Spanish Instructor for Four Decades at Harvard, Dies at 87

Nina C. de W. Ingrao, who served Harvard for 40 consecutive years between her roles as a Spanish Language preceptor at the College and the Extension School, died at 87 on Feb. 3.

Harvard Medical School Quadrangle
Harvard Medical School

HMS Professor Alexander Goldfarb, ‘Fantastic Physician’ and ‘Kind-Hearted Person,’ Dies at 57

Alexander Goldfarb — an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School — was found dead on Jan. 18 at the age of 57. He went missing while attempting to summit Pastore Peak in Pakistan.

Tommy Raskin with family
Harvard Law School

Harvard Remembers Tommy Raskin, an ‘Extraordinary Young Person’ with a ‘Perfect Heart' And ‘Dazzling Radiant Mind'

Relentlessly passionate about aiding the global poor, Thomas B. “Tommy” Raskin's friends and family said they will remember him as a visionary who displayed an intense commitment to justice and the truth.

US Japan Relations
FAS

Professor Ezra Vogel, ‘A Towering Figure in East Asian Studies’ with a ‘Heart of Gold,’ Dies at 90

Vogel, who served as Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Emeritus, and was described by his colleagues as a visionary in East Asian studies, died on Dec. 20 at age 90 of complications from cancer surgery.

School of Public Health
Research

Public Health School Researchers Document U.S. Government’s Failures to Slow Pandemic in New Study

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health documented points at which federal officials failed to take action to slow the COVID-19 pandemic’s spread in a study published Nov. 2.

Aggasiz House
Radcliffe Institute

Astronomy Professor Discusses Mystery of Increasingly Expanding Universe

Paul Martini, an astronomy professor at Ohio State University, discussed the mystery of cosmic acceleration at a Radcliffe Fellows event Wednesday.

HPR at Institute of Politics
IOP

IOP Speaker Draws on Experience in AIDS, TB, and Malaria Prevention to Talk COVID-19

Peter A. Sands — the executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria — discussed the global response to the coronavirus pandemic at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics Thursday.

Center for European Studies
Race

Harvard’s Center for European Studies Hosts Seminar on the Removal of Pro-Slavery Monuments

Howard University professor Ana Lucia Araujo and Carnegie Mellon professor Mame-Fatou Niang discussed the removal of statues that depict slave traders and owners in Europe Wednesday afternoon.

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Research

OEB Professor Showcases 3-D Models of ‘Wonderful Cambrian Beasts’ in Webinar

Javier Ortega-Hernández, an Organismic and Evolutionary Biology professor at Harvard, reconstructed the history of the versatile organisms which lived more than half a billion years ago in his Wednesday evening lecture, “Wonderful Cambrian Beasts.”

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Politics

Panelists Speculate About Effects of COVID-19 on Eurasian Integration

Four academics discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the economic and geopolitical integration of Eurasia in a Tuesday morning webinar.

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