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Journey to the Amazon

In this video, travel to Brazil with Harvard climatologists to see their work and the plants and critters they encountered.

Anger Management

Researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston develop a video game to help children with anger problems handle their emotions. See how it works.


A Story Curled Inside

“In Motion: The Experience of Travel,” by Tony Hiss, makes the case for mindful attention to one’s environs—even the most ordinary.


Right Now

Hyman professor of  chemistry Charles Lieber has created a transistor so small it can be used to  penetrate cell membranes and probe their interiors, without disrupting function. The transistor (yellow) sits near the bend in a hairpin-shaped, lipid-coated  silicon nanowire. Its scale  is similar to that of intra-cellular structures such as  organelles (pink and blue orbs) and actin filaments (pink strand).

Virus-Sized Transistors

Chemist Charles Lieber and his colleagues have developed a nanoscale transistor so small it can enter, probe, and communicate with cells without harming them.
When poverty is defined as living on $1.25 or less a day, about 40 percent of both Ethiopians and Uzbekistanis are considered poor. But by multidimensional measures that capture living standards, almost 90 percent of Ethiopians live in poverty, while only a small percentage of Uzbekistanis do.

Who Is Poor?

A multidimensional poverty index, based on the ideas of Amartya Sen, reveals a different map of the world’s poor.
A screen shot from the therapeutic video game RAGE Control (Regulate and Gain Emotional Control)

Gaming the Emotions

At Children’s Hospital Boston, a video game offers emotionally explosive youths methods of self-control.

New England Regional

Warm colors and innovative culinary combinations in Inman Square

Nouveau Chinese

Cambridge restaurant East by Northeast offers multisensory delights.

John Harvard's Journal

Mike Way

Mike Way

A new squash coach has arrived from Canada.

A Digital Public Library?

Leaders of research libraries, foundations, and national cultural institutions gathered at Harvard to discuss the feasibility of creating a national digital library.

No Surprises

The University’s annual financial report portrays an institution adapting to an era of reduced revenues and expenses.
FOGG FACADE. The Fogg Art Museum renovation, seen in December, has now reduced the building to a three-sided shell, into which Renzo Piano’s new design for expanded  facilities will be fitted.


HBS building boomlet and innovation lab, Rhodes and Marshall Scholars, HMS Center for Primary Care, studying “institutional corruption,” and other University news

Comparing Notes

The Undergraduate and her law-student mom ponder career choices.
Quarterback Collier Winters completed 13 of 16 passes against Yale. His longest throw, a 46-yard pass to receiver Marco Iannuzzi, set up Harvard’s first score of the day. Back in action after breaking a collarbone in the season’s third game, Iannuzzi returned the second-half kickoff for a game-changing touchdown.

Four in a Row

A spectacular kickoff return inspirits another triumph over Yale.


Harvard Arab Weekend

The fourth annual gathering focuses on the global economy in the Middle East.

Heritage and Service

Harvard’s Cuban-American Undergraduate Student Association hosts its first alumni conference.
Constance Adams gets a real-world feel for the conditions faced by some of her clients.

Space Architect

Constance Adams seeks creative solutions for extreme problems, and new ideas for this planet.
Daniel Rasmussen’s revised and enlarged senior thesis will be published this January.

Independent Historian

Daniel Rasmussen’s new book rescues the forgotten facts of the largest slave revolt in U.S. history.
Her Campus founders Kaplan, Hanger, and Wang

Enterprising Women

Stephanie Kaplan, Windsor Hanger, and Annie Wang founded and run the popular Internet site Her Campus.

The Classes

Harvard alumni may sign in to view class notes and obituaries.


The Inuit artist who created this dogsled from carved ivory, leather, and sealskin is unknown.

Good Dogs

For centuries, a simple technology permitted people to survive the Arctic.

The College Pump

Chester M. Pierce, professor of education and psychiatry emeritus, lecturing in the Ether Dome at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Apollo stands behind him.

New Faces

Steven Coit’s portraits diversify Harvard’s walls, and the 1947 football team defies racism.