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Meera S. Nair

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Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

City Council Discusses 2022 Budget Allocations, Bike and Pedestrian Safety, and COVID-19 Cases in Cambridge

The City of Cambridge held a meeting Monday to discuss policy orders about the city budget and bike safety, as well as update residents on measures taken to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

HMS Holmes Society
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical Society Renamed in Honor of First Black Tenured Professor, Physician-Scientist Hinton

HMS Dean George Q. Daley approved the renaming of the Holmes Society in honor of William Augustus Hinton, the first Black tenured professor at Harvard.

Empty Chamber
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Passes Affordable Housing Overlay, Smoothing Permits for Low-Cost Units

The Cambridge City Council passed a measure that would expedite permits for affordable housing developers.

Creative Writing Theses

English Department Discusses Emerging Issues in Literature in New Virtual Forum

Harvard’s English department has developed a new online forum to discuss emerging issues and trends within the field of literature as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into the fall semester and keeps the University’s scholars apart.

Harvard School of Public Health
School of Public Health

HSPH Researchers Explore Pandemic’s Impact on Employee Well-Being

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have found that disrupted workplace relationships are strongly connected to emerging mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent study.

Boylston Art Windows

Language Courses Adapt to Connect Students Across Screens and Across Cultures

As Harvard students and faculty settle into virtual classrooms this fall, language instructors across several FAS departments have been developing new methods of engaging students virtually.

Harvard Medical School

HMS Researchers Develop New Tool for Early Detection of Local-Level COVID-19 Outbreaks

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have developed a new machine learning-based online tool for the early detection of COVID-19 outbreaks within individual U.S. counties.


SEAS Researchers Draw on Marine Sponges for Inspiration in Designing Sturdier Buildings

Harvard SEAS researchers have found inspiration in the architecture of deep-sea marine sponges’ skeletal systems for building sturdier load-bearing structures.

Harvard Glee Club Lite

Faculty-Led Music Ensembles Adapt to Virtual Rehearsals and Performances

Several faculty-led music ensembles have transitioned this fall to online auditions, rehearsals, and performances in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Harvard Medical School Quadrangle

Harvard Medical School Researchers Devise Brain Mapping Technique

Harvard Medical School researchers have shown that a new X-ray imaging technique could help construct a comprehensive map of the circuitry of the brain.

Cambrian Arthropods

OEB Professor Ortega-Hernández Discovers Ancient Arthropod Species

Organismic and Evolutionary Biology assistant professor Javier Ortega-Hernández, as part of a team of international paleontologists, has discovered a new shrimp-like species originating from the early Cambrian period through a technique called micro-computed tomography.

On Campus

A.R.T. Announces Initial Action Steps to Further Anti-Racism Commitment

The American Repertory Theater, led by Artistic Director Diane M. Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announced initial steps toward establishing its commitment to anti-racism on its website earlier this month.

HMS Gordon Hall

HMS Researchers Discover Link Between Autism and Cholesterol

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have discovered a new genetic link between a subtype of autism spectrum disorder and abnormal regulation of blood cholesterol levels.

Barker Center

Arts and Humanities Division Outlines New Undergraduate Fellowship Program

The Arts and Humanities Division has announced initial details on their website regarding the launch of a new humanities fellowship program in the spring of 2021.

Inside SEAS Allston SEC

SEAS Researchers Invent Shape-Remembering Wool-Like Material

Researchers at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have invented a wool-like material that remembers shape and changes form when soaked in water.