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Lewontin in lab
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Distinguished Harvard Geneticist Richard C. Lewontin ’50, A ‘Fantastic Mentor,’ and ‘Polymath,’ Dies at 92

Richard C. Lewontin ’50, a renowned population geneticist and organismic and evolutionary biology professor at Harvard, died on July 4 at the age of 92. Though he retired in 2003, he remained involved with Harvard until shortly before his death.

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Research

Harvard Researchers Link Arm Bones and Evolutionary Timelines

A team of researchers from Harvard and the University of Cambridge used novel techniques to examine how and when early tetrapods — four-limbed animals — transitioned from living in marine environments to terrestrial ones.

Widener Library
Research

Harvard, California Researchers Discover Spur Development Gene in Columbine Flowers

Researchers at Harvard, CSU Sacramento, and UCSB discovered a new gene responsible for nectar spur development in columbine flowers.

MCB

Ruth Hubbard, Harvard Biology Professor and Political Activist, Dies at 92

Ruth Hubbard ’45, the first woman to receive tenure as a biology professor at Harvard, passed away last Thursday at age 92 after a recent decline in her health.

Understanding Islands
Museums

Understanding Islands

Jonathan B. Losos ’84, professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, explains the ecological significance of islands and their role in understanding evolution. The talk took place in a packed Geological Lecture Hall and was part of the Cambridge Science Festival, happening from April 17-26.

Incubating Ideas
Social Sciences Division

Incubating Ideas

A set of emu eggs are incubated Thursday afternoon at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. The eggs are on loan from an emu farm in Gill, MA, to which the chicks will be returned after hatching.

Sciences Division

OEB Concentration Renamed Integrative Biology

The Organismic and Evolutionary Biology concentration will be renamed Integrative Biology, according to an email announcement sent to concentrators Thursday.

College

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.

Sciences Division

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Books

Berry, Pinker, and Blyth Wish Dr. Seuss a Happy Birthday

From FM, here's a happy belated!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Books

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

OEB

‘Indiana Jones’ Professor Was Classroom Star

Students recalled Jenkins’ dedication to science, discovery, and teaching after he died Sunday in Boston at age 72.

Naomi Pierce
Science

Naomi Pierce

Naomi Pierce is a member of National Geographic's Committee for Research and Exploration. She traveled to India for a site visit of one of their grants to learn about the research being done.

OEB Spring Break
OEB

OEB Spring Break

Professor Scott Edwards and 13 students from OEB190: Biology and Diversity of Birds visited the highland rainforest near Volcan Baru in Panama over Spring Break for bird watching.

Graduate School of Design

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Richard T. T. Forman, Professor of Landscape Ecology at the Graduate School of Design, speaks with members of the audience at a reception following his talk on Biodiversity, Ecology, and Global Change yesterday.

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