Explore Harvard’s Iconic Spaces with 360° Interactive Videos

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For me, nothing captures those occasional feelings of post-graduate yearning like “I Wish I Could Go Back to College,” a N-quite-SFW track from the Broadway musical, Avenue Q.

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Daily Meditation Boosts & Revitalizes the Brain and Reduces Stress, Harvard Study Finds

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I don’t mean to sound dramatic, but meditation may have saved my life. During a particularly challenging time of overwork, underpay, and serious family distress, I found myself at dangerous, near-stroke levels of high cholesterol and blood pressure, and the beginnings of near-crippling early-onset arthritis. My doctors were alarmed.

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Discover Harvard’s Collection of 2,500 Pigments: Preserving the World’s Rare, Wonderful Colors

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If modern paint companies’ pretentiously-named color palettes gall you to the point of an exclusively black-and-white existence, the Harvard Art Museums’ Forbes pigment collection will prove a welcome balm.

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What Does the Spleen Do? A Music Video Starring Harvard School of Medicine’s Class of 2016

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According to Harvard Medical School’s Admissions department, “to study medicine at Harvard is to prepare to play a leading role” in the “quest to improve the human condition.

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Steven Pinker Uses Theories from Evolutionary Biology to Explain Why Academic Writing is So Bad

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I don’t know about other disciplines, but academic writing in the humanities has become notorious for its jargon-laden wordiness, tangled constructions, and seemingly deliberate vagary and obscurity.

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Science & Cooking: Harvard’s Free Course on Making Cakes, Paella & Other Delicious Food

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I can hardly think of a more appealing nexus of the sciences, for most of us and for obvious (and delicious) reasons, than food. Add a kind of engineering to the mix, and you get the study of cooking.

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Harvard’s Free Computer Science Course Teaches You to Code in 12 Weeks

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At the beginning of last year, we wrote about CS50, Harvard’s Introductory Computer Science course, taught by Professor David Malan. Today, we bring you the updated version of the class, filmed throughout the past semester at Harvard.

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Watch Six TED-Style Lectures from Top Harvard Profs Presented at Harvard Thinks Big 5

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Harvard has a few propositions it would like you consider. Take, for example, the one expounded on above by Robert Lue, whose titles include Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, and the faculty director of HarvardX.

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Herbie Hancock Presents the Prestigious Norton Lectures at Harvard University: Watch Online

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There may be no more distinguished lecture series in the arts than Harvard’s Norton lectures, named for celebrated professor, president, and editor of the Harvard Classics, Charles Eliot Norton.

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Harvard Presents Two Free Online Courses on the Old Testament

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A quick note: Shaye J.D. Cohen, a professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy at Harvard, has just released his second free course on iTunes. The first course was called The Hebrew Scriptures in Judaism & Christianity.

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