Harvard University

Harvard University was established in 1636 and is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Harvard University is a private institution with an endowment of nearly $30 billion and annually attracts research grants from private and governmental sources. Harvard is divided into schools and research institutes. Among the most noteworthy for our purposes is the Harvard Medical School, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard School of Pubic Health, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The Gazette publication covers Harvard as a whole. Each of the schools and institutes publish separate news releases and updates of their research, which may be accessed via their Web page. Media inquiries are welcome.

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New research improves global climate models

When it comes to understanding climate change, there is the easy part and the hard part. The easy part is understanding how greenhouses gasses such as carbon dioxide and methane trap solar radiation and warm the planet. The ...

dateDec 15, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Using math to improve disaster recovery

The text message Heidi Hurst received from her father contained only four words: "headed for higher ground." Sitting in a Harvard classroom, she felt helpless as her father frantically packed the car to escape floodwaters ...

dateNov 17, 2015 in Engineering
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New pop-up sensor may help robotic surgery

Robots have taken over the O.R. Today, more and more surgeries are performed from behind a computer console as multi-million dollar, multi-armed surgical robots like the Zeus or Da Vinci systems replace hand-held scalpels. ...

dateNov 11, 2015 in Engineering
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School testing a mixed bag, study says

The efforts to put pressure on Texas schools during the 1990s to raise test scores improved some students' life chances and but hindered those of others. According to a new study that probed students' long-term outcomes, ...

dateNov 02, 2015 in Social Sciences
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