Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

A 1944 map of the beaches of Iwo Jima, donated by a Harvard staff member who served in the U.S. assault on the island 

Courtesy of the Harvard Map Collection

Maps can be applied to straightforward ends; they can also be fanciful, surprising, or plain weird. 

8.17.18

Latest News

A 1944 map of the beaches of Iwo Jima, donated by a Harvard staff member who served in the U.S. assault on the island 

Courtesy of the Harvard Map Collection

Maps can be applied to straightforward ends; they can also be fanciful, surprising, or plain weird. 

8.17.18 | Museums and Collections

Despite its toxic reputation, arsenic may play a key role in the battle against cancer.

8.9.18 | Research

The 2018 participants in the Global Health Delivery Intensive summer session

Photograph by Nilagia McCoy

A Harvard summer program provides a “lexicon” for healthcare professionals.

8.8.18 | International

Photograph by SARINYAPINNGAM/iStockPhoto

The “glass ceiling” in the operating room

8.8.18 | Research

Laura van den Berg

Photograph by Paul Yoon

In Laura van den Berg’s fiction, the deeply strange is ordinary.

8.2.18 | Books

An art installation designed by local architect Haydee Casellas sits in the center of “Passports: Lives in Transit,” created with glass plates and dozens of passports purchased by the curators on eBay.  

Photograph by Brandon J. Dixon/Harvard Magazine

Houghton exhibit documents “the dream of a globalized world.”

8.1.18 | Museums and Collections

Harvard recently acquired one of Nam June Paik's most famous works, TV Buddha (Bronze Seated Buddha). “I think he is interested in the confrontation between this ancient figure and modern technology, or religion and the secular," says Marina Isgro, who helped curate the exhibit. "But I think he's also really interested in the idea of time and the infinite, or an eternal loop.”

Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of the Hakuta Family

Recent acquisitions at the Harvard Art Museums train a fresh lens on photography and video art.

7.31.18 | Museums and Collections

Latest News

A 1944 map of the beaches of Iwo Jima, donated by a Harvard staff member who served in the U.S. assault on the island 

Courtesy of the Harvard Map Collection

Maps can be applied to straightforward ends; they can also be fanciful, surprising, or plain weird. 

8.17.18 | Museums and Collections

Despite its toxic reputation, arsenic may play a key role in the battle against cancer.

8.9.18 | Research

The 2018 participants in the Global Health Delivery Intensive summer session

Photograph by Nilagia McCoy

A Harvard summer program provides a “lexicon” for healthcare professionals.

8.8.18 | International

Photograph by SARINYAPINNGAM/iStockPhoto

The “glass ceiling” in the operating room

8.8.18 | Research

Laura van den Berg

Photograph by Paul Yoon

In Laura van den Berg’s fiction, the deeply strange is ordinary.

8.2.18 | Books

An art installation designed by local architect Haydee Casellas sits in the center of “Passports: Lives in Transit,” created with glass plates and dozens of passports purchased by the curators on eBay.  

Photograph by Brandon J. Dixon/Harvard Magazine

Houghton exhibit documents “the dream of a globalized world.”

8.1.18 | Museums and Collections

Harvard recently acquired one of Nam June Paik's most famous works, TV Buddha (Bronze Seated Buddha). “I think he is interested in the confrontation between this ancient figure and modern technology, or religion and the secular," says Marina Isgro, who helped curate the exhibit. "But I think he's also really interested in the idea of time and the infinite, or an eternal loop.”

Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of the Hakuta Family

Recent acquisitions at the Harvard Art Museums train a fresh lens on photography and video art.

7.31.18 | Museums and Collections

More to Explore

Illustration by Jim Frazier

Right Now

Could place-based policies solve regional economic and social problems?

September-October 2018

Autumnal mist over Spot Pond

Photograph by Mike Ryan

Explorations and Curiosities

Just north of Boston, a wild park is filled with forests, lakes, and rocky hills.

September-October 2018

Harvard
in the Headlines

Harvard Magazine sorts through news and commentary in other media and shares diverse views with you. Learn More

Harvard Magazine
delivered to your Inbox

Enter your email address to sign up for our weekly email, a roundup of the latest stories:

Fill out my online form.