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Courtesy of the Office for Sustainability


The University reports progress on a variety of fronts.


A new jumping robot developed by Harvard engineers seamlessly integrates soft and hard materials. Courtesy of Nicholas Bartlett

Harvard researchers report new techniques for fabricating soft robots.


One of Evidence Action's flagship programs is Dispensers for Safe Water, a rural water service that maintains chlorine dispensers in communities in Kenya, Malawi, and Uganda that lack access to safe drinking water. Photograph courtesy of Evidence Action

Evidence Action strives to make international development cost-effective.


Widener’s reading room was once an exclusively male intellectual sanctum.

As Widener Library Celebrates its 100th anniversary, a look at its history and future


Brian Powers is a rising fourth-year student in the MD-MBA program that Harvard Medical School jointly runs with the Business School.

Medical School student Brian Powers makes his opinions heard through prolific research and writing


“Swing Time” is an interactive installation on Lawn on D, a park in South Boston.

Eric Höweler and Meejin Yoon design swings for all.


Terry Fisher

Online education looks beyond the MOOC.

July-August 2015

Researchers have transplanted a circadian clock from cyanobacteria into a gut microbe, <i>E. coli.</i>

Harvard synthetic biologists have engineered a circadian clock, with implications for treating obesity and metabolic diseases.


In her opening remarks, physics professor Melissa Franklin stressed the importance of creating spaces where students can engage in hands-on learning.

Exploring innovative learning spaces at Harvard