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Education Department Dismisses Complaint From Asian Americans' Group Against Harvard

3 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Education Department on Tuesday dismissed a complaint against Harvard University by some Asian-American groups who say the university uses racial quotas to keep out high-scoring Asians. The complaint was filed in May with the department's civil rights office by more than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean and Pakistani groups. Show More Summary

Why Major Automobile Makers Like Toyota And GM Have Yet To Take Tesla's Challenge Seriously?

Tesla may have been a pioneer in manufacturing fancy electric cars, and won the buzz on Main Street and Wall Street. But it may not win the race for the mass market, according to Harvard Business report. The likely winners of this race, if there is one, will be General Motors  and Toyota [...]

Can Gene Editing Provide a Solution to Global Hunger?

Co-authored with Ramadhani Noor, Harvard University According to the World Food Program, some 795 million people - one in nine people on earth - don't have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That will only get worse with theShow More Summary

HP's Bill Veghte Joins SurveyMonkey As New CEO

Tech industry veteran Bill Veghte will replace the late David Goldberg as SurveyMonkey CEO, the company announced on Tuesday. Veghte, who held top posts at Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft, attended Harvard with Goldberg and credits the SurveyMonkey founder as a mentor. Show More Summary

Olympic Figure Skater Sasha Cohen Is Engaged And Showing Off Her Gorgeous Bling!

An Olympic medal isn't the only bling Sasha Cohen is sporting these days! On Monday evening, the pro figure skater announced her engagement to Tom May, a graduate of Harvard's prestigious business school. The two originally met at a Harvard party last year and went on their first date in October. [ Related: Gymnast Nastia Is Engaged! [...]

Ig Nobel ceremony tickets will go on sale July 9

Tickets for the 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony will go on sale on THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015 at NOON (Boston time). They will be available exclusively from the Harvard Box Office (online, by phone, and at Holyoke Center). If you want us to notify you the day before they go on sale, add yourself […]

Surfing a wake of light

For the first time, Harvard researchers have created wakes of light-like waves moving on a metallic surface, called surface plasmons, and demonstrated that they can be controlled and steered. The creation and control of surface plasmon wakes could lead to new types of plasmonic couplers and lenses that could create two-dimensional holograms or focus light at the nanoscale.

Noted for Your Afternoon Procrastination for July 6, 2015

Must- and Should-Reads: Carmen M. Reinhart, Vincent Reinhart, and Kenneth Rogoff: [Dealing with Debt]( Andrew Sprung: [How red states propped up]( More Summary

Finding the Way Back

The Harvard professor John Huth first offered his course “Science of the Physical Universe 26: Primitive Navigation” in 2007. Since then, he has taught around five hundred undergraduates about the rudiments of analogue way-finding (sun, stars, tides, weather, wind) in a range of cultures (Berber, Norse, Polynesian, early European). Show More Summary

Two Current Fronts of the American Health Care Wars: Hepatitis C and Cancer

The Pharmaceutical Industry, Health Insurance and Recurrent Questions of Extortion, Murder and Evil Asking patients to delay treatment for hepatitis C is like asking patients to delay treatment for diabetes or cancer. Harvard Art Museum "Waiting...Show More Summary

Fiverr and the Hyperspecialization of Jobs

The Harvard Business Review's The Big Idea: The Age of Hyperspecialization covers the trend towards work being divided into ever smaller tasks performed by ever more specialized workers. The article suggests these workers will increasingly be contractors provided via online...

Harvard Art Museums join Google Cultural Institute; Digital initiative allows increased accessibility to audiences world

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Harvard Art Museums?comprising the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums? announced that they are now part of the Google Cultural Institute, joining more than 800 collections from art museums, heritage sites, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world. Show More Summary

How 16 Harvard Students Built the Ultimate BBQ Bot

Pitmasters, this will be hard to swallow: Some of the best smoked brisket comes out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The post How 16 Harvard Students Built the Ultimate BBQ Bot appeared first on WIRED.

The Sexiest (And Last?) Job Of The 21st Century

Data scientist, according to a 2012 Harvard Business Review article, is the sexiest job of the 21st century. Given its authors, Thomas H. Davenport and D.J. Patil, the declaration is hardly surprising. Nonetheless, the IT industry is besotted with the term and expecting huge shortages of skilled workers. Read More

Front of House Manager

The A.R.T. at Harvard University is a leading force in the American theater, producing groundbreaking work in Cambridge and beyond.

Weigh in: Are hybrid real estate brokers forging new ground or emulating the same old discounters?

Newly minted Harvard MBA Ben Kubic and 25-year real estate veteran Jude Rasmus are an odd couple. But they share a vision: turn the traditional real estate business model on its head...

Meditation in Business: A Potent Medicine with Potential Side Effects

A recent article in Harvard Business Review stated that meditation is "close to taking on cult status in the business world." Indeed, in the past year the use of meditation in business seems to have hit a tipping point. A number of prominent leaders have begun to speak openly about their own personal meditation practices. Show More Summary

Harvard Professor Who Bombed the Capitol

5 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

On July 2, 1915, a German sympathizer sought to make America pay for supporting the allies against the Kaiser with a spree of terror.

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