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.
Murray To Resign as SEAS Dean at Year's End
Murray has served as dean since July 2009 and is the second dean this year to announce her impending departure, following the announcement earlier this month that David T. Ellwood ’75 will resign as dean of the Kennedy School of Government at the end of the academic year.
Two-Thirds of SEAS Faculty Will Move to Allston in 2019
Computer science, biomedical engineering, and mechanical engineering faculty and facilities will move to Allston in 2019, SEAS officials said.
Wyss Institute Robotic Suit Wins $2.9 Million Contract
The robotic suit is designed to help soldiers travel farther, conserve energy, and shoulder heavy loads with less strain.
The Clap 'n Snap
Mary Carmack '16, left, and Ali Forelli '16 ,right, present their ES52 project, "The Clap 'n Snap," which allows users to clap within a one meter radius of the camera, causing it to turn towards them and take their picture.
HMS Researchers Study Blind, Sighted Cavefish To Explore Genetics of Social Behavior
Harvard Medical School researchers have identified genomic regions that contribute to schooling behavior in cavefish.
Wyss Researchers Use DNA as Smart Glue
Two researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed a new technique to construct biological structures the size of a grain of sand with unprecedented precision, a discovery that could herald better construction of artificial tissues.
Largest Donor to Harvard Doubles Gift to Wyss Institute
Nearly five years after donating $125 million to Harvard—the largest philanthropic gift ever to the University—Hansjörg Wyss has matched that sum with a second $125 million gift to the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, the Institute announced Tuesday.
Concentration Satisfaction: Class of 2012
As freshmen enter the second week of Advising Fortnight, Flyby presents a complete set of data from the Class of 2012's concentration satisfaction ratings. For all freshmen looking to narrow down the list of potential concentrations, sophomores or juniors curious about their chosen concentrations, and seniors reflecting on their undergraduate careers, here are the stats from last year's graduating seniors on how satisfied they were with their respective concentrations. Check out our four interactive graphs showing overall satisfaction rates among Humanities, Natural Sciences, SEAS, and Social Sciences concentrators in the Class of 2012.
Computation Talk Stresses Applications
Delivering the keynote speech at a symposium Friday on the future of computation, hedge fund founder and scientist David E. Shaw predicted that researchers will increasingly rely on high-speed simulation to probe biological questions.
Bioengineer Discuses ‘Closing the Design Gap’
Bioengineer Christina D. Smolke presented her research on developing genetically encoded technologies that would advance cell-based therapies for diseases like cancer, brain tumors, and leukemia, at the Neekeyfar Lecture on Science and Mathematics on Thursday.
George Church Visits Colbert
On Thursday, Harvard Medical School Professor of Genetics George M. Church appeared on "The Colbert Report" with 20 million copies of his new book, co-authored with Ed Regis, in his front jacket pocket (don't worry, it's a DNA trick!). The book is called "Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves," and according to Colbert, it may contain information that "will eventually destroy all of mankind." In reality, the book is actually about the many possibilities presented by synthetic biology, one of which is digital information storage in DNA.