Ten professors in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) have been named 2017 Walter Channing Cabot Fellows. These annual awards honor distinguished faculty members for their outstanding publications in the fields of literature, history, or art. Among the ten are six from the Division of Social Science:
Timothy Colton, Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, for Russia: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford, England: Oxford UP, 2016)
Most people see drones as a hobby, a fun toy for photographers and videographers, or maybe even the future of package delivery.
But Jason Ur sees them as an invaluable research tool.
A professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Geographic Analysis, Ur in recent years has used drones to quickly create 3-D maps of ancient sites in the Kurdistan region of Iraq — something that used to take days or weeks.
For every remarkable object displayed in the new exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, visitors might be just as impressed by some other object they can’t so readily see.
Eight Harvard University faculty, including four from Harvard Medical School, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) this year, honored for “their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research,” the NAS announced Tuesday.
Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding contributions to research.
Harvard President Drew Faust traveled to Southeast Asia in March, stopping in Singapore and Vietnam to meet with national education leaders, with Harvard alumni, and with schoolchildren, to whom she spoke about the opportunities an education can bring. Faust also spoke about the aftermath of war in a speech at the University of the Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City.
With scholarly interests ranging from the evolution of mollusks to particle physics to the culture of ghettos, the five faculty members named Harvard College Professors this month may not appear to have much in common. But one trait they all share is a talent for making their respective subjects come alive in the classroom.
Life stories from Martin Karplus, Steven Pinker, Helen Vendler, E.O. Wilson, and many more, in the Experience series.
For as long as she can remember, Annette Gordon-Reed wanted to write. As a child, she loved words and books, especially biographies, and was all of 7 when she became an author herself. More than four decades later, “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family” brought a Pulitzer Prize and recognition as a major historian of U.S. slavery.
Imagine you’re getting hungry at work and you see a candy bar on a co-worker’s desk. Why not just eat it while she’s out of the room?
Some people might not do it because they know it’s wrong; risk might dissuade others. But a new study suggests that for many people, the immediate response might be that taking the candy isn’t even possible.
A portrait of Orlando Patterson, the John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard, is now among the University-wide collection.
To date, 17 portraits (including Patterson’s) have been commissioned and hung throughout the Harvard as part of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations’ Portraiture Project, which ensures recognition of the diversity of individuals who serve the University with distinction. They can include — but are not limited to — persons of African-American, Asian… Read more about Harvard professor recognized with portrait