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Every stitch of Hitch

July 10, 2013

What will provide you with vertigo, frenzy, suspicion, and a touch of blackmail — in 39 steps? The answer is rich and strange: “The Complete Alfred Hitchcock,” a summer series at the Harvard... Continue reading

Pfister named interim dean

July 9, 2013

Donald Pfister, Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany and dean of the Harvard Summer School, has been appointed interim dean of Harvard College, effective July 10. Pfister’s career at Harvard... Continue reading

Designing a cleaner future

July 8, 2013

A slum on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana, received major media attention in 2010 and 2011 when the outside world realized where computers go to die. In an area called Agbogbloshie, impoverished... Continue reading

Feast your eyes

July 8, 2013

Refreshing gazpacho, pizza peppered with crisp basil, and fruit smoothies for dessert — something about summertime brings out the gourmand in us all. From luscious strawberries to ripe tomatoes to... Continue reading

A globe-trotter, by design

July 3, 2013

Engineering graduate William Marks departs Harvard with a hat trick of achievements: a Fulbright Scholarship, which will send him trekking across northern India this fall; a Gates Cambridge... Continue reading

Connell family donates $10M to HBS

July 3, 2013

The family of the late William F. Connell, M.B.A.’63, has donated an additional $10 million to Harvard Business School (HBS) to establish the Margot and William F. Connell Family MBA Program... Continue reading

A Harvard crossroads in summer

July 2, 2013

Some people came to drink kombucha and eat lamb sandwiches. Others came to study organic chemistry, smack pingpong balls, and breathe some fresh air. Jasmine Boussem and Jennifer Jones came to... Continue reading

Collaborative museums

July 2, 2013

Harvard Museums of Science and Culture (HMSC) celebrated the first day of summer with free admission, solar-telescope viewing from the roof observatory of the Science Center, and music and dancing... Continue reading

In pursuit of science

July 1, 2013

In a Rindge Avenue Upper School science classroom, sixth-grader Nicholas Chiriboga was investigating a virtual ecosystem, developed by Harvard researchers, to understand the real world better.... Continue reading