news.harvard.edu‘The Rockefeller Beetles’ explores the beauty of a major gift“The Rockefeller Beetles,” a new exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, features hundreds of specimens from an exceptional collection that reflects the story of a man whose childhood pursuit grew into a lifelong passion.
news.harvard.eduNew tool simultaneously senses magnetic fields in various directionsIn their quest to build a tool that uses atomic-scale impurities in diamonds to sense magnetic fields, a pair of Ph.D. candidates from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences have developed a method that can simultaneously detect magnetic fields in various directions: "It's like listening to four FM radio stations at once and having it all make sense."
news.harvard.eduCreating a more diverse Harvard with need-blind financial aidOften, getting into college and paying for it are two very different challenges. That’s where Harvard’s Financial Aid Initiative comes in. By opening the doors to exceptional students regardless of their family income, the initiative has brought more diversity — both racially and economically — to Harvard College.2
news.harvard.eduAs malaria increases in Africa, medical and faith communities join forcesHarvard Divinity School and the Harvard Chan School came together to discuss how education, trust, and acknowledging the role of faith in community members’ lives is crucial to helping curtail malaria in Africa.
news.harvard.eduLess stress, clearer thoughts with mindfulness meditationRooted in Buddhism, mindfulness meditation has developed a prominent perch in the self-help movement. Its popularity has been fueled by research that indicates mindfulness often reduces stress and promotes emotional well-being.
news.harvard.eduHarvard inaugurates Larry Bacow as its 29th presidentLarry Bacow was inaugurated as Harvard’s 29th president on Friday, the culmination of a two-day celebration that drew together faraway friends, colleagues from other universities, and members of the Harvard community for a range of events that ended with a block party.