Harvard University

4 hours ago
  People who enjoy one glass of wine a day are less likely to be admitted to hospital than teetotallers, a new study suggests. Researchers said the finding show “moderate” consumption of alcohol means a lower risk of hospitalisation and of suffering heart disease. The study involving Harvard University tracked more than 21,000 men and women living in Italy for six years. It found that teetotallers were 11 per cent more likely to end up being hospitalised, compared with those who drank a small amount of alcohol every day - equivalent to one 125 ml of wine - every day. Those who drank heavily were at most risk of ending up in hospital, the study, published in the journal Addiction, found. Overall, there were around 13,000 hospital admissions among participants, who had an average age of 56. Study first author Doctor Simona Costanzo, of the Mediterranean Neurological Institute, said: "We observed that a heavy consumption of alcohol is associated with a higher probability of hosp...
www.yahoo.com
1 day ago
Columnist sneers at diversity, claims the WASPs were better rulers. Maybe his problem with Trump is bad manners. The president of the United States is a larger than life figure. As seen with George H.W. Bush, this is even more true in death.The senior President Bush, who died last week, is now the subject of hagiographies that depict him as humble, kind and decent: A leader and man whose life was committed to public service, an exemplary human being and role model of civility in an ugly and tumultuously partisan America.In the age of Donald Trump, George Herbert Walker Bush has taken on new significance. It can appear as if for every way that Trump befouls the presidency and the White House, the elder Bush elevated it.Bush's critics have refused to play along with that script, instead highlighting the late president's many shortcomings. These include the race-baiting of the infamous 1988 "Willie Horton" campaign ad, lack of empathy for AIDS victims, efforts to restrict women's...
www.alternet.org
2 days ago
Columnist sneers at diversity and claims the WASPs were better rulers. The president of the United States is a larger than life figure. As seen with George H.W. Bush, this is even more true in death.The senior President Bush, who died last week, is now the subject of hagiographies that depict him as humble, kind and decent: A leader and man whose life was committed to public service, an exemplary human being and role model of civility in an ugly and tumultuously partisan America.In the age of Donald Trump, George Herbert Walker Bush has taken on new significance. It can appear as if for every way that Trump befouls the presidency and the White House, the elder Bush elevated it.Bush's critics have refused to play along with that script, instead highlighting the late president's many shortcomings. These include the race-baiting of the infamous 1988 "Willie Horton" campaign ad, lack of empathy for AIDS victims, efforts to restrict women's reproductive rights, the nomination of ...
www.alternet.org
5 days ago
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been chosen to give Harvard University’s commencement speech May 30. Harvard officials announced the selection Friday, calling Merkel “one of the world’s most influential leaders” since she was elected her country’s first female chancellor in 2005. Merkel was elected to her fourth term in 2017 but […]
5 days ago
Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has been honoured by Harvard University for her work promoting girls’ education.
5 days ago
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH’-lah YOO’-suhf-zeye) was honored Thursday by Harvard University for her work promoting girls’ education. Yousafzai received the 2018 Gleitsman Award from Harvard’s Kennedy School. Yousafzai became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 when she was recognized for her global work supporting […]
6 days ago
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH’-lah YOO’-suhf-zeye) is being honored by Harvard University for her work promoting girls’ education. Harvard’s Kennedy School says Yousafzai will be awarded the 2018 Gleitsman Award at a ceremony Thursday. Yousafzai became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 when she was […]
6 days ago
A group of US fraternities and sororities are suing Harvard University, saying its crackdown on single-sex clubs amounted to sexual discrimination.
1 week ago
A group of U.S. fraternities and sororities on Monday sued Harvard University, saying its crackdown on single-sex clubs amounted to sexual discrimination. In lawsuits filed in federal and state courts in Boston, the group challenged a policy that the Ivy League university adopted in 2016 and began enforcing this academic year that Harvard said was intended to end longstanding practices of exclusion at the elite school. Harvard has long sought to stamp out single-sex clubs, which it stopped formally recognizing in 1984.
www.yahoo.com
1 week ago
A group of fraternities and sororities is suing Harvard University over a campus policy discouraging private, single-sex organizations.There were two separate suits lodged Monday, one in Boston's federal court and one in Massachusetts...
1 week ago
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Several national fraternities and sororities sued Harvard University on Monday over a 2016 rule that discourages students from joining single-gender social clubs, marking the first legal challenge to the school’s policy. Two fraternities and two sororities filed a lawsuit in Boston’s federal court, while another sorority separately sued the school in Massachusetts...
nypost.com
 
1 week ago
Several national fraternities and sororities sued Harvard University on Monday over a 2016 rule that discourages students from joining single-gender social clubs, marking the first ...
1 week ago
A group of U.S. fraternities and sororities on Monday sued Harvard University, saying its crackdown on single-sex clubs amounted to sexual discrimination. In lawsuits filed in federal and state courts in Boston, the group challenged a policy that the Ivy League university adopted in 2016 and began enforcing this academic year that Harvard said was intended to end longstanding practices of exclusion at the elite school. Harvard has long sought to stamp out single-sex clubs, which it stopped formally recognizing in 1984.
www.yahoo.com
 
1 week ago
A group of U.S. fraternities and sororities on Monday sued Harvard University, saying its crackdown on single-sex clubs amounted to sexual discrimination.
www.reuters.com
1 week ago
Several fraternities and sororities are suing Harvard University over a 2016 rule that discourages students from joining single-gender clubs.
1 week ago
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Several fraternities and sororities are suing Harvard University over a 2016 rule that discourages students from joining single-gender clubs. Two fraternities and two sororities filed a lawsuit against Harvard in Boston’s federal court on Monday, while another sorority sued the school in Massachusetts state court. The lawsuits say Harvard’s rule discriminates […]
1 week ago
Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard University professor of economics and public policy and former iMF president, joins ‘Squawk Box’ to weigh in on the U.S-China cease-fire and how it will impact the market.
2 weeks ago
Harvard University researchers probed the way ADHD is assessed by taking advantage of a quirk found in many U.S. school systems that means some kids are a year younger their classmates.
www.npr.org
2 weeks ago
Remember to eat your fruits and veggies: They might just boost your memory. Scientists have linked several kinds of produce — including leafy greens, orange and red vegetables, berries and orange juice — to better memory. Researchers at Harvard University have found that men who consistently ate those fruits and vegetables over a period of...
nypost.com
2 weeks ago
A Chinese researcher claims he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies - twin girls whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life. If true, it would be a profound leap of science and ethics. A US scientist said he took part in the work in China, but this kind of gene editing is banned in the United States because the DNA changes can pass to future generations and it risks harming other genes. Many mainstream scientists think it's too unsafe to try, and some denounced the Chinese report as human experimentation. The researcher, He Jiankui of Shenzhen, said he altered embryos for seven couples during fertility treatments, with one pregnancy resulting thus far. He said his goal was not to cure or prevent an inherited disease, but to try to bestow a trait that few people naturally have - an ability to resist possible future infection with HIV, the Aids virus. He said the parents involved declined to be identi...
www.yahoo.com
2 weeks ago
For the businessman Dwight Davis and his three friends on the Harvard University tennis team in 1899, however, the vision was a little more modest: a transatlantic men’s tennis challenge between the United States and the British Isles. The Davis Cup final between France and Croat
sports.yahoo.com
2 weeks ago
Some researchers say the geo-engineering technique known as stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI) could limit rising temperatures that are causing climate change. Total costs to launch a hypothetical SAI effort 15 years from now would be $3.5 billion, scientists at Harvard University said in a report published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, adding that average annual operating costs would be about $2.25 billion a year over 15 years. The scientists emphasized that this is merely a hypothetical scenario.
www.yahoo.com
2 weeks ago
Jin Kyu Park became the first Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) illegal alien to win the Rhodes Scholarship. The 22-year-old South Korean illegal immigrant backed by Harvard University received the prestigious award on Saturday.
www.breitbart.com
3 weeks ago
Odd Man Rush: A Harvard Kid’s Hockey Odyssey from Central Park to Somewhere in Sweden – With Stops Along the Way is the memoir of former professional hockey player Bill Keenan. If you’re unfamiliar with Keenan like I was, he is a retired American hockey player who played college hockey at Harvard University before injuries […] The post Odd Man Rush: A Review appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
3 weeks ago
He’s the Billy the Kid of bitcoin. Twenty-one-year-old Manhattan con man Nicholas Truglia hacked into the phones of Silicon Valley bigwigs to try to steal their cryptocurrency — and in one instance, pulled it off, authorities said Tuesday. Truglia, who claims on Facebook to be a Harvard University student, targeted the Who’s Who of the...
nypost.com
See Related...
3 weeks ago
A convicted rapist who died in 2001 has been identified as the killer of a 23-year-old Harvard University graduate student nearly 50 years ago, a Massachusetts prosecutor said Tuesday.
3 weeks ago
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say they have identified the killer of a 23-year-old Harvard University graduate student who was sexually assaulted and bludgeoned to death in her apartment nearly 50 years ago. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said Tuesday DNA testing points to Michael Sumpter as the suspect in the killing of Jane Britton […]
3 weeks ago
Larry Summers, president emeritus and Charles W. Eliot professor at Harvard University, speaks exclusively to CNBC’s Joumanna Bercetche.
www.cnbc.com
3 weeks ago
Anyone who thinks attending Harvard University is an all-work no-play proposition needs to check out the results of a sex survey conducted there by erotic-toy maker CalExotics. The research project was headed up by the West Coast company’s resident sexologist, Jill McDevitt, Ph.D. Coinciding with the annual Harvard Sex Week, the study invited students to...
nypost.com
3 weeks ago
Anyone who thinks attending Harvard University is an all-work, no-play proposition needs to check out the results of a sex survey conducted there by erotic-toy maker CalExotics. The research project was headed up by the West Coast company’s resident sexologist, Jill McDevitt, Ph.D. Coinciding with the annual Harvard Sex Week, the study invited students to...
nypost.com
3 weeks ago
LONDON (AP) — A book about the causes and consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster has won Britain’s leading nonfiction literary award. Serhii Plokhy was awarded the 30,000-pound ($39,000) Baillie Gifford Prize at a ceremony in London on Wednesday for “Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy.” Plokhy, a professor of Ukrainian history at Harvard University, explores […]
4 weeks ago
A lawsuit alleging Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American students in admissions has brought affirmative action — and its future — into the news.
www.npr.org
4 weeks ago
The Vancouver Canucks selected Jack Rathbone in the fourth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Rathbone is currently skating for Harvard University in the ECAC, and making some noise there while he does so. #Canucks prospect Jack Rathbone has been named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week He had 2 goals and 3 assists […] The post Canucks Prospect Pipeline: Jack Rathbone appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
November 11th, 2018
“We are free to have any idea we want, and crazy ideas are welcome, but they need to be testable." Scientists are still puzzling over last year’s interstellar visitor, ‘Oumuamua, and the latest theory is sure to excite UFO believers. According to a new paper published by astronomers from Harvard University, the mammoth, cigar-shaped rock that swung in and out of our solar system in October 2017 had some strange properties that suggest it was an alien spacecraft. And while 'Oumuamua's unique physical properties have prompted some scientists to speculate about aliens, other scientists are unconvinced and even concerned about the effect of such conjecture."'Oumuamua may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization," wrote authors Abraham Loeb, professor and chair of astronomy, and Shmuel Bialy, a postdoctoral scholar, both at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.‘Oumuamua, which is Hawaiian for "an obje...
www.alternet.org
November 8th, 2018
These guys really need a lift. Macho men who are super into lifting weights at the gym are more likely to struggle with depression, weekend binge drinking, problematic dieting and body image issues, according to a new study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Harvard University. It’s the first study of its...
nypost.com
November 7th, 2018
Recent claims by Harvard University researchers that an interstellar rock, zooming through our solar system, might have been sent by aliens has been dubbed an “outlandish idea” by astrophysicists. Read Full Article at RT.com
www.rt.com
November 7th, 2018
Astronomers in Canada are questioning the evidence behind a sensational new paper by researchers at Harvard University that suggests a mysterious cigar-shaped interstellar object spotted last year may have been an alien probe sent to Earth.
November 7th, 2018
A cigar-shaped interstellar object that flew past the sun probably isn't an alien spacecraft, scientists are saying, despite the suggestion by researchers from Harvard University.
news.sky.com
November 6th, 2018
A scientific paper led by two researchers at Harvard University made a splash this week by claiming that a cigar-shaped rock zooming through our solar ...
November 6th, 2018
The truth is out there regarding the origins of a mysterious cigar-shaped object seen tumbling through the solar system last year, according to researchers from Harvard University who argue it may have been an alien spacecraft sent to investigate Earth.
November 6th, 2018
Google could soon tell you which restaurants are more likely to give you food poisoning, thanks to an algorithm that can identify lapses in food safety in near real time. Working with researchers from Harvard University, Google tested a machine-learn...
November 6th, 2018
A cigar-shaped interstellar object that flew past the sun could be an alien spacecraft, researchers from Harvard University have said.
news.sky.com
November 6th, 2018
A mysterious cigar-shaped object spotted tumbling through our solar system last year may have been an alien spacecraft sent to investigate Earth, astronomers from Harvard University have suggested.
www.cnn.com
See Related...
November 5th, 2018
BEIJING (AP) — A researcher at a prominent Chinese think tank repeatedly targeted by the Communist government says he and the organization’s director have been barred from leaving the country. Jiang Hao told The Associated Press on Monday that he and director Sheng Hong were due to attend a symposium at Harvard University this month […]
November 3rd, 2018
Harvard University defended its admissions policies Friday against a group accusing it of discriminating against Asian-American applicants in the closing arguments of a trial that ...
November 2nd, 2018
The Harvard University admissions trial comes to a close on Friday. The case centers on how much a school can consider race in admissions.
www.npr.org
November 2nd, 2018
Harvard University defended its admissions policies on Friday against a group accusing it of discriminating against Asian-American applicants in the closing arguments of a trial that could change the role of race in U.S. college admissions.
www.reuters.com
November 2nd, 2018
Harvard University defended its admissions policies on Friday against a group accusing it of discriminating against Asian-American applicants in the closing arguments of a trial that could change the role of race in U.S. college admissions.
www.reuters.com
November 2nd, 2018
Harvard University and a group accusing it of discriminating against Asian-American applicants are expected to deliver their closing arguments on Friday in a trial that could have wider implications for the role of race in U.S. college admissions. The trial in federal court in Boston has pitted the Ivy League school against Students for Fair Admissions, or SFFA, which was founded by an anti-affirmative action activist and whose case is backed by the Trump administration. The non-jury trial before U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs has provided a rare look into how the private, Cambridge, Massachusetts-based university selects applicants from a pool of about 40,000 annually for about 1,600 seats.
www.yahoo.com
November 2nd, 2018
Harvard University and a group accusing it of discriminating against Asian-American applicants are expected to deliver their closing arguments on Friday in a trial that could have wider implications for the role of race in U.S. college admissions.
www.reuters.com
November 2nd, 2018
BOSTON (AP) — Both sides get one last chance to make their cases in a trial alleging discrimination in Harvard University’s admissions system. Closing arguments are set to begin Friday in a lawsuit that has reignited a national debate over affirmative action. The group Students for Fair Admissions says Harvard holds Asian-American applicants to a […]
November 1st, 2018
Former Harvard University President Drew Faust on Thursday rejected claims that the Ivy League school discriminates against Asian-American applicants, saying that doing so would be "totally at odds with what we believe."
www.reuters.com
See Related...
November 1st, 2018
The genetic code of all 1.5 million known species of animals, plants and fungi living on Earth will be mapped to save help species from extinction and boost human health. In a multi-billion pound collaboration involving scientific institutes from around the globe the genomes of all eukaryotic species - organisms with complex cell structures - will be sequenced to learn more about their biology. It could also help bring them back from the dead if they do go extinct. Scientists are already attempting to use the stored DNA from the northern white rhino to restore the species, which became functionally extinct earlier this year with the death of the last male. And researchers at Harvard University have used genetic sequencing to map the genome of the extinct wooly mammoth in the hope it could be resurrected. Scientists also hope that unpicking the genetic code from plants could help uncover new treatments for infectious diseases, slow ageing, improve crops and agriculture, and create new b...
www.yahoo.com
October 30th, 2018
Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai is being honoured by Harvard University for her work promoting girls’ education.
October 30th, 2018
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH’-lah YOO’-suhf-zeye) is being honored by Harvard University for her work promoting girls’ education. Harvard’s Kennedy School says Yousafzai will be awarded the 2018 Gleitsman Award at a Dec. 6 ceremony. Yousafzai became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 when she […]
October 29th, 2018
Two out of three 18 to 29-year-olds said they want Democrats to control Congress, according to research by Institute of Politics at Harvard University
October 29th, 2018
Should they reclaim a majority in the House come November, Democrats will prioritize legislation that would extend federal anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community, minority leader Nancy Pelosi said recently. The legislation, which Pelosi unveiled during a speech at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, would expand upon the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — which currently covers race, religion, gender, and national origin — to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. If passed, the bill would outlaw discrimination against LGBT Americans seeking loans, applying for jobs, ordering in a restaurant, or seeking to serve on a jury.
www.yahoo.com
October 26th, 2018
In addition to the continued pursuit of Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu, a new name has reportedly come across U.S. Soccer’s radar. [ STREAM: ] According to a report in The Athletic, U.S. Soccer is now also courting Heerenveen defender Kik Pierie. The 18-year-old left back was born in Boston in 2000, while his father worked in a program at Harvard University. Since then, Pierie has been raised in Heerenveen’s youth divisions, progressing to make his first team debut in 2017. He’s also been a regular call-up for the Netherlands at youth level, most recently captaining the Netherlands U-19s. Interestingly, Pierie would be just the second Dutch-American fullback in the U.S. youth system should he make
sports.yahoo.com
October 26th, 2018
In addition to the continued pursuit of Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu, a new name has reportedly come across U.S. Soccer’s radar. According to a report in The Athletic, U.S. Soccer is now also courting Heerenveen defender Kik Pierie. The 18-year-old left back was born in Boston in 2000, while his father worked in a program at Harvard University.
sports.yahoo.com
October 23rd, 2018
Were Manchester United given a lesson in how to defend by Juventus at Old Trafford? Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho thinks so after his side's 1-0 defeat by the Italians in the Champions League on Tuesday. "Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini, they could go to Harvard University to give classes about how to be a central defender," he said. "Quality in football is everywhere. When I say quality I don't just say creative players - Chiellini and Bonucci, it is absolutely beautiful to see." So were Chiellini and Bonucci really the professors and United the students? Here are the numbers from their educated performance: Mourinho is referring to two centre-backs with a combined age of 65 (Chiellini
sports.yahoo.com
Powered by ECMS Horizons