The Universe and the Big Picture
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The Universe and the Big Picture

  Yeilanise Noriega, a sixth-grader at Jackson/Mann K-8 School, recently experienced a course that changed her world perspective exponentially — so much so that she is now convinced life exists on other planets.   “I didn’t think so before, but I do now believe there is life elsewhere,” she said. “There are billions and billions … Continue reading

Within Each of Us, a Legacy of Collaboration
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Within Each of Us, a Legacy of Collaboration

In exploring how humans harness energy to do work, Robert A. Lue – faculty director of HarvardX, professor of the practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and the Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning – said the answer lies within. Very deep within. “When we think about work, we think … Continue reading

In Troubled Waters, Cousteau Finds Resilience
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In Troubled Waters, Cousteau Finds Resilience

 Despite environmental devastation across earth’s oceans, Philippe Cousteau – explorer, adventurer, and grandson of renowned ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau – firmly believes there is hope. In the annual Lowell Lecture at Harvard University, Cousteau showed his audience of 250 people an image of pristine, turquoise waters before informing them it was the site of the … Continue reading

Discovering ‘Detectives’ of Science
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Discovering ‘Detectives’ of Science

Walking through a sea of young students crowding the stage of Science Center B, Howard Stone neatly created order out of chaos, pairing children as he passed. “We need an A here,” called out the Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, who is also chair of the … Continue reading

Artful Balance
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Artful Balance

In speaking at Harvard about “dOCUMENTA (13),” Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, the exhibit’s artistic director and the Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor at Northwestern University, found great meaning in a piece of art “the size of an iPod.” The 2012 show was based in Germany with installations in Egypt, Afghanistan, and Canada that attracted scores of … Continue reading

Taking Stock of Technology
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Taking Stock of Technology

At the recent Harvard IT Summit, Anne Margulies, vice president and University chief information officer, mentioned how Harvard had been at the forefront of information technology since its inception, even to the point of naming the burgeoning field. Quoting from a then-futuristic piece titled “Management in the 1980s” in a 1958 issue of the Harvard … Continue reading

Embracing the Magic of Science
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Embracing the Magic of Science

All her life, Jennifer Cloutier ’13 wanted to understand how things work. “When you’re a kid, basic mechanisms like household appliances can seem magical,” she said, explaining her fascination with science. “I wanted to understand and explain that magic.” Cloutier’s curiosity has long since evolved from kitchen items to stem cells. As an undergraduate researcher … Continue reading