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Photograph of Harvard’s Loeb House

Loeb House, where the University's governing boards meet
Photograph by Harvard Magazine/JC

News

The coronavirus pandemic threatened to disenfranchise alumni balloting.

3.31.20

Five Harvard deans sit on stage in a panel.

Five Harvard deans—Bridget Terry Long, Nitin Nohria, Claudine Gay, Douglas Elmendorf, and Michelle Williams—discuss the importance of education.
Photograph courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Education

At its centennial, the Harvard Graduate School of Education celebrates and looks ahead. 

1.31.20

A network of curli fibers (produced by genetically altered E. coli bacteria) can bind to intestinal surfaces, where it acts like a Band-Aid, and can even deliver probiotic therapies.

A network of curli fibers (produced by genetically altered E. coli bacteria) can bind to intestinal surfaces, where it acts like a Band-Aid, and can even deliver probiotic therapies.
Image courtesy of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University

Neel Joshi harnesses bacteria to build products sustainably.

12.11.19

Super-resolution microscopy developed in the lab of Peng Yin allows researchers using conventional microscopes to see the inner workings of cells at the single molecule level. Above, microtubules (green) and mitochondria (purple) dominate the intracellular landscape.

Super-resolution microscopy developed in the lab of Peng Yin allows researchers using conventional microscopes to see the inner workings of cells at the single molecule level. Above, microtubules (green) and mitochondria (purple) dominate the intracellular landscape.
Image courtesy of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University

Peng Yin uses the physical properties of DNA to illuminate life’s smallest parts.

12.11.19

Photograph of Harvard graduate students during their strike

Walking the line: Graduate Student Union picketers in Harvard Yard on December 3, the morning their strike began.
Photograph by Jonathan Shaw/Harvard Magazine

HGSU-UAW members go out on strike two days before reading period. 

January-February 2020

Online summer programs get students ready for inclusive M.B.A., J.D., and M.Ed. studies.

January-February 2020

Photo of James Collins in his lab

James Collins
Photograph by by Jim Harrison

For synthetic biologists, there appears to be no limit to what they can build.

January-February 2020

An illustration of a handgun with bullets

Illustration by Gary Neill

David Hemenway advocates a pragmatic, public-health-based solution to gun homicides and suicides.

January-February 2020

Illustration showing innovators going underground rather than assaulting an established fortress

Illustration by Stephen Collins

In her new book, Rosabeth Moss Kanter thinks “outside the building.”

January-February 2020