Harvard University - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Harvard University Harvard student submits rap album as his senior thesis BOSTON (AP) — While other Harvard University students were writing papers for their senior theses, Obasi Shaw was busy rapping his. Shaw is the first student in Harvard's history to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in the English Department, the university said. The album, called "Liminal Minds," has earned the equivalent of an A-minus grade, good enough to guarantee th... Fri, 19 May 2017 00:30:00 GMT 2017-05-19T00:30:00Z Harvard museum marking 150 years with new exhibit CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Harvard University museum is marking its 150th anniversary with a new exhibit showcasing its role developing the study of anthropology. The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology on Saturday is opening "All the World is Here," a renovated exhibition gallery featuring more than 600 objects from Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Many of the items a... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:54:00 GMT 2017-04-22T13:54:00Z Harvard honors a famous grad _ JFK _ with special symposium CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University has honored one of its most famous graduates — John F. Kennedy — with a symposium marking the 100th anniversary of the slain president's birth. Harvard hosted the John F. Kennedy Centennial Symposium on Thursday. Former U.S. ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, who is Kennedy's only surviving child, was among the featured speakers... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:44:00 GMT 2017-04-20T23:44:00Z Professor behind designated drivers takes on distracted ones BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University professor who introduced Americans to the concept of designated drivers to deter drunken driving is now taking on the deadly problem of motorists distracted by cellphones and other electronics. Jay Winsten is consulting with federal and Massachusetts officials to develop a new generation of public awareness messages. "We... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 21:16:00 GMT 2017-04-05T21:16:00Z Former Pentagon chief Ash Carter returns to teach at Harvard BOSTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter is the latest member of Barack Obama's cabinet heading to the world of academia. Harvard University said Tuesday that Carter is being hired as a professor and as director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a university think tank. Carter follows other top members... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:56:00 GMT 2017-03-28T22:56:00Z Harvard-educated lawyer gets 40 years for bizarre kidnapping SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Matthew Muller was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for a kidnapping so elaborate and outlandish that investigators first thought his victims were carrying out a bizarre hoax. The Harvard University-trained lawyer and former Marine who meticulously planned his attack was tripped up months later by a stupid mistake: He drop... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:56:00 GMT 2017-03-17T22:56:00Z Harvard dropout Zuckerberg to address grads at alma mater CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg is headed back to Harvard, but this time he'll be giving the commencement speech. The Ivy League school announced Tuesday that the Facebook CEO and Harvard dropout was chosen to address students at a May 25 graduation ceremony on the Cambridge campus. Harvard President Drew Faust says Zuckerberg "... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:49:00 GMT 2017-03-07T18:49:00Z Scalia family donates justice's papers to Harvard Law School WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of the late Justice Antonin Scalia will donate his personal papers to Harvard Law School's library, the school announced Monday, but it could be years before the public can see documents that offer a glimpse into high court deliberations. The school said that the collection would include Scalia's writings from his tenure on th... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:02:00 GMT 2017-03-06T19:02:00Z Another award for Viola Davis: Harvard 'Artist of the Year' CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Fresh from her best supporting actress Oscar win for her role in "Fences," Viola Davis is at Harvard University to receive the 2017 Artist of the Year Award from the Harvard Foundation. Davis is attending the Cultural Rhythms Festival on Saturday. She briefly came on stage before taking a seat to watch a series of cultural musical ... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 22:05:00 GMT 2017-03-04T22:05:00Z Harvard publicly acknowledges historical ties to slavery CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University publicly acknowledged its deep ties to colonial-era slavery on Friday, casting a light on parts of its history that long remained in the shadows. At a conference that Harvard organized to explore the relationship between colleges and slavery, university President Drew Faust said the school must confront the grimmer parts of its past... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 23:04:00 GMT 2017-03-03T23:04:00Z Rihanna is named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year. The Grammy Award-winning singer will receive the Harvard Foundation's Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony scheduled for Feb. 28. Rihanna is being honored for several philanthropic efforts. She built a state-of-the-art center ... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:10:00 GMT 2017-02-23T18:10:00Z Nobel-winning economist Kenneth J. Arrow dies at 95 PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Kenneth J. Arrow, the youngest-ever winner of a Nobel prize for economics, whose theories on risk, innovation and the basic mathematics of markets have influenced thinking on everything from voting to health insurance to high finance, has died. He was 95. Arrow died Tuesday at his home in Palo Alto, in the San Francisco Bay Area, ... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:51:00 GMT 2017-02-23T01:51:00Z Fire alarm, protests disrupt ex-pharma exec Shkreli's talk CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A fire alarm rang out moments before indicted former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli was to speak at Harvard University, briefly delaying an appearance that also was disrupted by student protests. The former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, who was widely criticized for hiking up the price of a drug used by AIDS and cancer pa... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:07:00 GMT 2017-02-16T07:07:00Z Harvard's Hasty Pudding award goes to Octavia Spencer CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Octavia Spencer has another honor to go along with her Best Supporting Actress Oscar: Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. Spencer accepted the honor Thursday and used the opportunity to pay homage to Mary Tyler Moore and talk about her inspiring film roles. Fresh off her nominatio... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:49:00 GMT 2017-01-27T13:49:00Z Flabby heart keeps pumping with squeeze from robotic sleeve WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are developing a robotic sleeve that can encase a flabby diseased heart and gently squeeze to keep it pumping. So far it's been tested only in animals, improving blood flow in pigs. But this "soft robotic" device mimics the natural movements of a beating heart, a strategy for next-generation treatments of deadly heart failure. ... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:33:00 GMT 2017-01-18T20:33:00Z Octavia Spencer is named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Octavia Spencer, who won an Oscar and several other awards for best supporting actress in "The Help," was named Woman of the Year on Wednesday by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. "The Pudding is proud to honor an actress whose depth of talent has captivated audiences with her comedic wit and her graceful portrayals o... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:32:00 GMT 2017-01-18T18:32:00Z Harvard reaches goal of cutting gas emissions by 30 percent CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University says it has achieved a 2008 goal to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent. In a report released Thursday, university officials say they reached the goal by making buildings more energy efficient, installing a geothermal heating and cooling system, and adding solar panels on roofs, among other measures. ... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:47:00 GMT 2016-12-08T18:47:00Z Study: 2016 campaign coverage was overwhelmingly negative NEW YORK (AP) — A Harvard University study released Wednesday concludes that media coverage of the 2016 presidential election was topped only by the 2000 Bush-Gore campaign for its overwhelming negativity. Strip away "horse race" stories about who was leading or trailing in the polls, and coverage of issues relating to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's f... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:50:00 GMT 2016-12-07T17:50:00Z Trump, Clinton campaign managers hash out election at forum CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The campaign managers for Republican President-elect Donald Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton clashed as they offered their behind-the-scenes perspectives on the 2016 presidential contest at a forum, with Clinton's aide saying interference from the FBI's director cost her the White House. Clinton aide Robby Mook zeroed in ... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:21:00 GMT 2016-12-02T02:21:00Z Slow as molasses? Sweet but deadly 1919 disaster explained BOSTON (AP) — The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 — one of Boston's most peculiar disasters — killed 21 people, injured 150 others and flattened buildings when a giant storage tank ruptured. Now Harvard University researchers think they know why the wave of sticky stuff claimed so many lives: A winter chill rapidly cooled the molasses as it streamed through the streets, complic... 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