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The Progress of the Disciplines

Leading professors on the future of their fields

September-October 2011

Pamela Silver

Pamela Silver

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Sidebars:

Pamela Silver

An ancient science becomes the new technology.

Preparation for international practice

Helen Vendler

How to preserve the humanities

Cherry A. Murray

A question of convergence

Edward L. Glaeser

Better data, the rise of real experiments, and interdisciplinary advances in the social sciences

For Harvard’s 375th anniversary, leading professors predict the future of their fields:

Biology in This Century, by Pamela A. Silver

Educating Business Leaders for a Global Century, by Nitin Nohria

Reading Is Elemental, by Helen Vendler

Engineering in the Twenty-First Century,  by Cherry A. Murray

Sciences Still Young, by Edward L. Glaeser

 

Sidebars:

Pamela Silver

An ancient science becomes the new technology.

Preparation for international practice

Helen Vendler

How to preserve the humanities

Cherry A. Murray

A question of convergence

Edward L. Glaeser

Better data, the rise of real experiments, and interdisciplinary advances in the social sciences

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