University News

Harvard in the World

Faust Travels to Davos for World Economic Forum

Harvard University President Drew G. Faust attended the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland last week, sharing her thoughts on the future of higher education and women in economic leadership with high-profile leaders and thinkers from around the world.

Harvard Law School

HLS Professor Files DOMA Amicus Brief

Harvard Law School professor Vicki C. Jackson filed an amicus brief Thursday arguing that the U.S. Supreme Court does not have the constitutional power to rule on United States v. Windsor, the landmark case challenging the way marriage is defined in the Defense of Marriage Act.

The Future of Supercomputers
Computer Science

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.

Central Administration

Students, Corporation To Discuss Social Choice Fund

Five students will meet with the Harvard Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility this Friday to discuss the details of a social choice fund, the creation of which the University announced in December.


Study Examines ACA Support

Although divisions over the Affordable Care Act persist along party lines, there is widespread public support for the extension and revision of Medicare, according to a recent joint survey conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and two partner organizations.


HMS Professor Quashes Neanderthal Cloning Rumors

When Harvard Medical School genetics professor George M. Church was interviewed by the German magazine Der Spiegel about his new book, he had no idea that a misinterpretation of something he said would set off a worldwide media firestorm.

Gospel of Jesus' Wife

'Jesus's Wife' Parchment Continues to Ignite Controversy

The Harvard Theological Review continues to hold off on publishing the long-awaited article on the so-called “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife,” a scrap of papyrus that if authenticated would provide evidence that some early Christians believed Jesus was married.

Grad School of Education

Ed School Dean To Leave for Smith College

Dean of the Graduate School of Education Kathleen McCartney will leave her post at Harvard to become president of Smith College next summer.