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SEAS Dean Hopes to Hire New Diversity and Inclusion Head Within Weeks

Dean of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Francis J. Doyle III said last week he hopes the school will name a new head for its Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in the coming weeks.

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Research

New Harvard-MIT Biotech Center Appoints CEO, Begins Construction on Facility

The University’s new biological research and manufacturing facility appointed biotechnology industry veteran Ran Zheng as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer and began construction on a 40,000 square-foot facility in Watertown, Mass. on Thursday.

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SEAS Cancels Class on Controversial Policing Strategy After Student Petition

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences canceled a new course this semester focused on police counterinsurgency tactics after a widespread petition called for its withdrawal, SEAS Dean Francis J. Doyle III wrote in an email to school affiliates Monday.

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Extracellular Vesicles Can Heal Cardiac Cells After Oxygen Deprivation, Harvard Researchers Find

Harvard researchers have successfully used a human heart-on-chip to demonstrate that endothelial extracellular vesicles — particles released from cells lining the surface of blood vessels — are able to keep cardiac cells viable both during and after oxygen deprivation due to a heart attack.

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Harvard Scientists Develop Method to Limit Fat Absorption as Treatment for Obesity

A team of Harvard scientists have found a potential new method of treating obesity by limiting the body’s absorption of fat, according to a paper published Nov. 25 in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

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Harvard Scientists Make Lab-Grown Meat Breakthrough

Harvard scientists have engineered a structural innovation in lab-grown meat that gives it a more palatable, realistic texture, according to a paper published in Science of Food last week.

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Wyss Donates $131 Million Gift Toward Namesake Institute

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss has donated an additional $131 million to his namesake research organization, the University announced Friday.

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SEAS

SEAS Dean Doyle Outlines Efforts to ‘Close the Gap’ Between Allston and Cambridge Campuses

With the construction of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ new complex in Allston almost complete, SEAS Dean Francis J. Doyle III said one of his foremost priorities is to “close the gap” — both physical and perceptual — between the new facilities and the main campus in Cambridge.

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SEAS To Invest In Quantum Engineering and Quantitative Biology

Dean of SEAS Francis J. Doyle III said the school will expand two research areas—quantitative biology and quantum science and engineering—in the coming years.

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Dr. Zhang's Pipettes

Dr. Zhang's pipettes hang on a shelf above his lab bench. With a nearly two-year-old daughter at home, Zhang now spends less time in the lab.

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Martin Shkreli

Martin Shkreli speaks in the Science Center on Wednesday night at an event organized by the Harvard Financial Analysts Club. Protesters disrupted the event, standing up, walking out, and encouraging others to move to a “teach-in” panel on AIDS treatment and unethical pharmaceutical practices.

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Scientists Developing Robot to Explore Ocean 'Twilight Zone'

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are developing an underwater robot that analyzes ocean chemistry and biology.

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SEAS Finalizes List of Academic Areas Moving to Allston

Four teaching areas as well as the soft materials and robotics units make up the final list of groups that will move to Allston.

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One Semester In, Doyle Outlines Vision for SEAS

Arriving at Harvard by way of the University of California at Santa Barbara, Doyle has taken the helm at a unique time in SEAS’s history.

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As SEAS Dean, Doyle Will Face Opportunities and Challenges

Francis J. Doyle III will take the helm of a school that just received the largest donation in Harvard’s history and that is slated to relocate to Allston in just four years.

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