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Radcliffe looks ahead

November 12, 2013

When is a garden more than a garden? When it combines art and science, unites theory and practice, incorporates experimentation and discovery, hosts a student competition, and is part of The... Continue reading

A Colonial goldmine

November 12, 2013

Historians and archivists know a secret that most of us do not: that vast stores of primary documents about North America’s Colonial era lie untouched and unseen in repositories throughout the... Continue reading

A poet’s own epitaphs

November 8, 2013

In late August, the world lost poet Seamus Heaney, who died in his native Ireland at age 74. Harvard also lost this modest, tender, ebullient man who first arrived to teach in 1979, setting off a... Continue reading

An end to trans fats?

November 7, 2013

A proposal issued today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, if finalized, would effectively make trans fat in the food supply a thing of the past. The Gazette asked Professor Walter Willett,... Continue reading

Harvard leads in Fulbright awards

November 6, 2013

Harvard is the leading producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2013–2014, with 44 students — 32 from Harvard College and another 12 from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) — receiving the... Continue reading

Poets, meet translators

November 6, 2013

Several noted Spanish-language poets are visiting Harvard this week in a unique event that pairs the poets and their works with top translators in the field. Argentinian poets Washington... Continue reading

Professor Robert R. Bowie dies at 104

November 6, 2013

Robert R. Bowie, the Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs Emeritus and founder and first director of the Center for International Affairs (now the Weatherhead Center for International... Continue reading

HDS gives thanks for its harvest

November 6, 2013

Rain may be good for the garden, but last Friday it forced Harvard Divinity School (HDS) to take its Harvest Celebration inside Radcliffe Hall. The annual fete gathered together students at HDS... Continue reading

Three days, three wild finds

November 5, 2013

The house-size boulder looked like a good landing site, at least viewed from the maps and satellite images Tim Laman and Conrad Hoskin found online. It was large and stood out in the boulder... Continue reading