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Rhodiola rosea

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Research

Research links a Rhodiola rosea extract to enhanced memory.

10.24.18

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

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

Robert Reid-Pharr

Courtesy of Robert Reid-Pharr

The CUNY scholar will become the first senior faculty hire for the program, which has added new members in recent years.

6.29.18

Phil Torrey

Photograph courtesy of Phil Torrey

Harvard Law students address immigrants’ legal challenges.

July-August 2018

A student protest during the 1968 Commencement

Courtesy of The Boston Globe via Getty Images

A senior thesis, and a new film, on the “historic generational shift” of which the class of 1968 was a part.

6.7.18

Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Photograph by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

The legal historian will become dean on July 1. 

4.26.18

Sellers at the John Brown Fort, at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Photograph by T.J. Kirkpatric

William Sellers aims to expose a new generation to America’s origins.

May-June 2018

Mara Sidmore, artistic director of Applied Theatre Practice at the Bok Center
Photograph by Jim Harrison

A theatre troupe aims for higher ed.

May-June 2018