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Friedman University Professor charged with lying about research ties to China

1.28.20

Friedman University Professor charged with lying about research ties to China

1.28.20

Chart showing a scale balancing workers on one side against a big bag of money on the other

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A Harvard Law School initiative calls for rewriting labor law “to shift power from corporations to workers.” 

1.23.20

Curtis McMullen's prints hang in the Science Center lobby

Curtis McMullen's prints hang in the Science Center lobby. 
Photograph by Drew Pendergrass

A Harvard mathematician’s “interwoven tapestries” help make the infinite visible.

1.21.20

Native Americans cultivating a field

Written accounts of Native Americans cultivating the land in New England overstate the importance of agriculture in the pre-contact period, according to a new study. Here, an engraving by Theodor De Bry, after a drawing by Jacques Le Moyne, depicts Timucua Indians at Fort Caroline, a French settlement established in what is now Florida, hoeing and sowing seeds, including beans and maize. The image may be the only contemporaneous visual depiction by Europeans showing the importance of agriculture to Native Americans in the New World.

Courtesy of the Lewis Ansbacher Map Collection, permanently housed in the Morris Ansbacher Map Room, Jacksonville (Florida) Public Library.

Before Europeans arrived in New England, local ecology was driven by climate shifts, not by human interventions.

1.20.20

Photograph of Loeb House, Harvard University

Loeb House, where the Corporation and Board of Overseers conduct their University business
Photograph by Harvard Magazine/JC

The spring-semester agenda on climate-change advocacy takes shape—on campus and beyond.

1.9.20

Red dots represent the Radcliffe Wave, superimposed here on an artist's rendering of the Milky Way as it appears in a screen shot taken from WorldWide Telescope.

The clouds that make up the Radcliffe Wave (highlighted in red) pass within just 500 light years of our sun (yellow). Wave data has been superimposed on an artist’s rendering of the Milky Way galaxy as it appears in a screen shot taken from WorldWide Telescope.

Image courtesy of Alyssa Goodman, Harvard University

The massive “Radcliffe Wave” traces a new map of the sky.

1.7.20

Vegan muffins, hash, bacon, and other plant-based options are served at a cafeteria counter

This year's Campus Services holiday breakfast featured a "plant-forward" station. 
Photograph by Robert Fitta/Harvard Magazine

End-of-semester news and fun from around campus

1.2.20

A conceptual rendering of a portion of the Enterprise Research Campus

A conceptual rendering of a portion of the Enterprise Research Campus
Rendering courtesy of Tishman Speyer

The Allston Land Company designates Tishman Speyer to develop the “enterprise research campus” on Western Avenue, with detailed plans yet to come. 

12.19.19