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The changes in drug research, testing

February 27, 2017

Amid today’s interparty rancor, health care experts looked back on Monday at more tranquil times — say, December 2016 — when Democrats and Republicans worked together to pass legislation to fight... Continue reading

Bogie, Bergman, and the Brattle

February 23, 2017

In November 1942, a timeless story of love, loss, and redemption first appeared on the silver screen. Along with the hearts of audiences, “Casablanca” won Academy Awards for best picture, best... Continue reading

Gut details

February 23, 2017

For researchers studying possible connections between health and the trillions of microbes that inhabit our digestive tract, what makes the work so exciting is also what makes it challenging.... Continue reading

Rihanna named Humanitarian of Year

February 22, 2017

The popular singer Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year, and will come to campus to accept the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony next Tuesday (... Continue reading

When bias hurts profits

February 22, 2017

Researchers have long known that bias can have an impact on hiring, but a new Harvard study suggests that it may also affect workplace performance. Co-authored by Amanda Pallais, the Paul Sack... Continue reading

‘Moonlight’ reflection

February 22, 2017

Nicholas Britell ’03 can connect his career ascent closely to the many friends he made at Harvard. The composer-pianist will celebrate with several of them this weekend as his score for “Moonlight”... Continue reading

A close reading of Elizabeth Bishop

February 21, 2017

A new book on Elizabeth Bishop offers readers a revealing look at how the professional and private lives of one of the greatest American poets of the 20th century often converged. “Elizabeth... Continue reading

Lamont wins Erasmus Prize

February 20, 2017

Harvard Professor Michèle Lamont has been named winner of the 2017 Erasmus Prize, which recognizes individual or group contributions to European culture, society, or social science. In awarding... Continue reading