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H. Luke Shaefer directs the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions—now partnering with Harvard to address economic mobility in Detroit.
Photograph courtesy of Poverty Solutions/University of Michigan

News

Joint efforts aim at alleviating poverty and fighting the opioid epidemic.

9.17.18

Photograph by Jon Chase/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

President Larry Bacow’s first Freshman Convocation 

9.3.18

Andrew Pérez and James Bedford present Larry Bacow a FYRE t-shirt.

Photograph by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Harvard’s inaugural pre-orientation program for low-income freshmen

8.27.18

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

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

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

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

Claudine Gay is the new dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell/HPAC

President Bacow’s first major appointment

7.23.18

The HGSU-UAW prepares for fall negotiations.

7.16.18