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University Finances

‘There’s Very Little There’: Technologists, Including at Harvard, Urge Lawmakers to Resist Crypto’s Siren Song

In recent years, crypto proponents have poured millions of dollars into lobbying efforts in Washington. This month, a group of concerned technologists are pushing in the opposite direction.

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Student Life

Two Harvard Students Went Viral for Creating a Website to Help Ukrainian Refugees. But Some Experts Have Concerns.

Soon after the debut of a platform launched by two Harvard students seeking to help Ukrainian refugees, experts raised concerns over a lack of security measures.

SEAS Complex Exterior Yard
Research

Harvard-led Research Team Receives Department of Defense Award

The Department of Defense awarded its Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative prize to a team of researchers led by Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences professor Katia Bertoldi for the team’s work studying origami structures.

Sheila Jasanoff Awarded the Holberg Prize
Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Professor Sheila Jasanoff ’64 Awarded Prestigious Holberg Prize

Harvard Kennedy School professor Sheila S. Jasanoff received the 2022 Holberg Prize, which is described by some as the “Nobel Prize for social science and humanities.” Jasanoff will be officially presented with the award on June 9 during a ceremony in Norway.

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SEAS

Massachusetts Awards SEAS $3 Million for Wearable Tech Research

The Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, a state agency, has awarded Harvard $3 million to support the development of next-generation robotics and wearable technologies.

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University Finances

Harvard’s Shareholder Panel Votes On Three Facebook Governance Measures

Harvard’s Committees on Shareholder Responsibility voted on three resolutions presented to Facebook shareholders during the last fiscal year, according to a report published earlier this month.

Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Radcliffe Institute

AI Experts Discuss the Relationship Between AI and its Users at Radcliffe Symposium

Experts on artificial intelligence discussed the future of AI, its ethical implications, and its practical applications at a virtual symposium hosted by Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on Friday.

Airr App Creators
Technology

Airr App Creators

Security Oversight Fall 2021
Central Administration

In Massive Security Oversight, Thousands of Private University Documents Left Vulnerable

A widespread security oversight left at least tens of thousands of Harvard’s administrative files — including sensitive and confidential information on University governance — available for anyone with Harvard credentials to view, edit, download, and share.

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Ed School

Harvard Graduate School of Education Releases Its First Early Literacy Mobile Apps

The Harvard Graduate School of Education released three new early literacy apps targeted at parents, caregivers and children last week, marking the first time HGSE has developed mobile apps for public use.

HGSE Education Now: Innovations in Global Education
Ed School

Education Leaders Speak on Future of Global Schooling, Technology in HGSE Webinar

Civic and education leaders from around the world spoke on the future of education in technology in a Harvard Graduate School of Education webinar Friday.

Vaccine Rollout Fenway
Computer Science

Harvard College Students Build Website to Provide Americans with Covid Vaccine Information

Two Harvard College students launched a website last month that provides information on states’ Covid-19 vaccine programs in an effort to demystify the process, which has left many Americans confused.

Robinhood
Technology

Robinhood

The app Robinhood allows users to trade stocks commission-free and played a significant role in the short squeeze of shares in the video game retail chain GameStop.

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Libraries

Cambridge Public Library Launches Augmented Reality Exhibition

The City of Cambridge installed a student-designed augmented reality exhibit exploring systemic racism in front of the Cambridge Public Library at Joan Lorentz Park earlier this month.

Harvard Kennedy School
Research

HKS Alumni, Professors Develop App to Promote Inclusive Learning

As faculty and students across the University adjust to this fall’s online academic model, some are turning to a web app developed by a team of Harvard affiliates to promote inclusive classroom learning.

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