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Articles: Research

Illustrated portrait of John Rawls

Illustration by David Johnson


The lasting influence and limitations of John Rawls’s political philosophy


An illustration depicts the torso of a patient as teams of tiny, Lilliputian physicians run tests and examinations.

Illustration by Richard Beacham

Do patients who defeat cancer hold biological secrets?

September-October 2019

Photograph of electrical engineering and applied math associate professor Na Li

Na Li
Photograph by Stu Rosner

For a star electrical engineering professor, it's all about systems.

September-October 2019

Photograph of Hansjörg Wyss

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Photograph courtesy of the Wyss Institute

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering gets another boost.

September-October 2019

A coach cashiered, a professor sanctioned, an Allston update, and more

September-October 2019

Photograph of Elizabeth Hinton

Elizabeth Hinton
Photograph by Stu Rosner

Historian Elizabeth Hinton probes the roots of a gathering crisis.

September-October 2019

Photograph of David Damrosch

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David Damrosch’s literary global reach

September-October 2019

Painted portrait of Adella Hunt Logan

This portrait of Hunt Logan by the Parisian-trained, African-American painter William Edouard Scott, was begun in 1915 while he was in residence at Tuskegee and completed at her daughter’s direction in 1918.
Portrait from Adele Logan Alexander’s personal collection

Brief life of a rebellious black suffragist: 1863-1915

September-October 2019

An illustration depicting the loss of mental functioning

Photograph by Brian Light/Alamy Stock Photos

A medical anthropologist cares for his Alzheimer’s-stricken wife.

September-October 2019