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The cover from the March-April 2001 issue of Harvard Magazine with an illustration depicting an anatomical drawing of a human surrounded by the different contributions to aging well, or not.

Click image to see full cover from the March-April 2001 issue of Harvard Magazine.

George E. Vaillant's generational research on Harvard men unveils the differences that distinguish the "happy-well" from the "sad-sick" in later life.

8.9.19 |
Teenagers watch a television screen showing a glamorous actress smoking.

Illustration by James Yamasaki

Two public-health veterans warn of new smoking risks, especially for the young.

8.8.19 | Science

In 1999, scholars, finance experts, an entrepreneur, and a journalist considered the emerging Internet. 

8.2.19 |

From left: Ashish Jha (at podium), Theresa Betancourt, Sural Shah, Jodi Berger Cardoso, and Sarah Sherman-Stokes

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Global Health Institute

Stories from the front lines of the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border

8.1.19 | News

The lunar rock sits in the angled glass cylinder on the left (light reflecting off the glass gives the appearance of a white ribbon, along with the rock, inside the cylinder).

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Museum of Natural History

A lunar rock and a moon landing’s fiftieth anniversary prompt a party at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

7.30.19 | Museums and Collections

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Every year, scientists use millions of animals—mostly mice and rats—in experiments. The practice provokes passionate debates over the morality and efficacy of such research—and how to make it more humane.

7.25.19 |

Unlike a Band-Aid®, an active adhesive dressing mechanically pulls a wound shut. Eventually, such bandages may find applications in the closure of internal wounds. 

Photograph courtesy of Serena Blacklow Appignani

Researchers in the lab of Professor David Mooney have developed a wound-dressing design that works like embryonic skin to heal injuries rapidly.

7.24.19 | News

“It’s kind of like when you go to the library to check out one book, but it’s actually the book next to the book you were looking for that was the important one. A syllabus sets up that opportunity.”

7.23.19 | News

Winthrop House interim faculty deans Mary Herlihy-Gearan and Mark Gearan

Photograph by Kevin Colton

After a tumultuous semester, Mark and Mary Herlihy-Gearan take up the reins.

7.19.19 | News

A screenshot from Curricle, a new tool for exploring the curriculum. The word “curricle” refers to light, open, two-wheeled horse-pulled carriages popular during the nineteenth century. Schnapp chose the name because the word “curricle”—like the English word “curriculum”—derives from the Latin “curriculum,” meaning “race,” “running,” or “chariot.” “Curricle” as a platform name thus invokes the metaphor of the curriculum as an academic vehicle and journey.

Researchers with metaLAB (at) Harvard will test a new course exploration tool that presents the curriculum as a rich network of connections.

7.17.19 | News