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Articles: Research

Image of Uncle Sam walking away with ladders, leaving a brown hand grasping from a hole in the ground

Illustration by Phil Foster

Research

Documenting the history and scope of federal “reparatory compensation.”

10.7.22

A woman speaking at a podium, with an image of a high-power rifle projected beside her

Ieva Jusionyte spoke at the Radcliffe Institute on the effect of American firearms on Mexican society.

Screenshot by Harvard Magazine

On the “exit wounds” of America’s gun industry in Mexico

12.2.22

liriodendron tulipifera of Eastern North America and liriodendron chinense of Eastern Asia

Tulip trees of Eastern North America and Eastern Asia, which last shared a common ancestor 14 million years ago.

Photographs by William (Ned) Freedman

Exploring the “plant humanities” at Harvard’s Dumbarton Oaks

11.3.22

Hansjörg Wyss portrait

Hansjörg Wyss

Courtesy of The Wyss Foundation

The philanthropist makes a fourth gift to support basic and translational research.

10.20.22

Melanie Wood, Danna Freedman, and Emily Wang

Melanie Wood, Danna Freedman, and Emily Wang

Photographs courtesy of MacArthur Foundation; montage by Niko Yaitanes/Harvard Magazine

A mathematician, a chemist, and a professor of medicine who studies the health effects of incarceration

10.12.22

Portrait of John Kenneth Galbraith

DeLong’s analysis resembles John Kenneth Galbraith’s (shown 1965) critique of the “affluent society.”

Photograph by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A sweeping history of society and the economy in the twentieth century

November-December 2022

An abandoned development project in China

China, coping with a meltdown of its property sector and a variety of other economic problems, may no longer be a disinflationary engine of global growth.

Photograph by Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

China’s economy, a disinflationary engine of global growth, may stall.

November-December 2022

George Reisner, 1924

George Reisner, 1924

Photograph courtesy of Peter Der Manuelian

Brief life of a pioneering Egyptologist: 1867-1942

November-December 2022

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan at Kempner Institute debut

At the Kempner debut, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan extolled cooperation among the disciplines.

Photograph by John Deputy

Fostering businesses within enginnering and applied sciences, Amazon’s quantum support, and changing concentrations

November-December 2022