Harvard University

  • Alex Ferguson to become a Harvard lecturer 04-04-2014 10:27 PM

    Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson will be swapping the dugout for the lectern after agreeing a long-term teaching position at Harvard University. The 72-year-old Scot, who ended his glittering reign at Old Trafford last year after 26 years in charge, will share his wisdom as an academic in a...
  • Buildings evacuated at Harvard after report of explosives 16-12-2013 08:40 PM

    Harvard University on Monday evacuated four buildings at the heart of its centuries-old campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after warning students of unconfirmed reports that explosives had been planted. The Ivy League school said it evacuated the Science Center, Thayer, Sever and Emerson Halls. "Out of an abundance of caution, the...
  • The Good Road: India's Oscar entry to be screened at Harvard University 06-12-2013 02:40 PM

    Mumbai: Gujarati film 'The Good Road', India's official submission for the foreign language film category at the 86th Academy Awards, will be screened at Harvard University's Cambridge campus in Massachusetts, US. A production by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), the film will be shown Dec 9 at Harvard University's...
  • Kanye West gives speech at Harvard, proud fiance Kim tweets picture 19-11-2013 02:16 PM

    Los Angeles: Rapper Kanye West gave a lecture about designing at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The 36-year-old 'Stronger' hitmaker spoke at the Ivy League university as a part of his design company's DONDA Design Lecture series, reported Us magazine. West, who talked about the design said, "Just wanted...
  • Malala Yousafzai who was shot by Taliban honoured at Harvard 28-09-2013 07:09 AM

    A Pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban is being honoured as Harvard University's humanitarian of the year. Malala Yousafzai is an outspoken proponent for girls' education. She was at Harvard on Friday to accept the 2013 Peter J Gomes Humanitarian Award. Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust...
  • Indian-origin scientist, team successful in controlling human brain via Internet 28-08-2013 01:17 PM

    Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have conducted the world's first non-invasive human-to-human brain interface in which one person was able to control the motions of another person via Internet. Using electrical brain recordings and a form of magnetic stimulation, Rajesh Rao, a University of Washington professor, sent a brain signal...
  • US: Obama to name Jason Furman as chief economist 10-06-2013 04:39 PM

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate longtime adviser Jason Furman to be his new chief White House economist, an administration official said. Furman, who will replace economist Alan Krueger as chair of the White House's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), has a Ph.D in economics from Harvard University...
  • US' Hopkins University invites UP minister for lecture 09-05-2013 05:55 PM

    Lucknow: After Harvard University's invitation to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, his uncle and senior Cabinet Minister Shivpal Yadav has been invited by John Hopkins University, US, to deliver a lecture on flood control, official sources said here. "Yadav, who besides others holds portfolio of Irrigation Department has been invited by...
  • 'Tired' Ekta Kapoor set to study at Harvard University 08-04-2013 12:29 PM

    Mumbai: TV and film producer Ekta Kapoor, who has back-to-back projects -- 'Ek Thi Daayan', 'Shootout At Wadala', and 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' -- lined up for release, is tired and says that she will take a break to attend a summer entrepreneur course at the Harvard University. "I am...
  • Ekta Kapoor all set to study at Harvard University 07-04-2013 05:42 PM

    Mumbai: TV and film producer Ekta Kapoor, who has back-to-back projects -- 'Ek Thi Daayan', 'Shootout At Wadala', and 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' lined up for release, is tired and says that she will take a break to attend a summer entrepreneur course at the Harvard University. "I am planning...
  • 2 Indians among Forbes' top 15 education innovators list 10-11-2012 07:49 AM

    New York: Indian-origin CEO of Datawind, the maker of India's low-cost tablet Aakash, Suneet Singh Tuli and Massachusettes Institute of Technology professor Anant Agarwal have been named by Forbes magazine among the 15 "classroom revolutionaries" who are using innovative technologies to reinvent education for students and teachers globally. The Forbes...
  • Swamy's courses removal part of norm: Harvard 09-12-2011 12:56 PM

    New York: A day after Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy said Harvard University should have approached him first before deciding on removing his courses, the American institution said it was a norm for the faculty to annually "amend" and vote upon the course list for its summer school sessions. Harvard's...
  • Harvard removes courses taught by Swamy 08-12-2011 09:14 AM

    New York: The Harvard University has removed economics courses taught by Janta Party leader Subramanian Swamy. The decision was taken following a heated debate after two Indian students on campus submitted a petition with 450 signatures against him. The uproar is over an op-ed article Swamy wrote in the DNA...
  • In developing world, poor still means thin: Study 04-11-2011 11:02 AM

    New York: 'First world' health problems such as obesity and heart disease may be gaining ground in developing nations, but they are mostly afflicting the rich and middle class while poor people remain undernourished and underweight, a study said. Researchers who looked at more than 500,000 women from 37 mid-...
  • Harvard invite for Mamata Banerjee 04-09-2011 06:13 PM

    Kolkata: Months after forming the West Bengal government by defeating the communists, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has received an invitation from Harvard University to give a lecture on the politics and culture of the state, officials said. Sources close to Banerjee said the formal invitation from the hallowed institution was...
  • Harvard most discussed university on Web: survey 31-08-2011 12:19 PM

    Los Angeles: Harvard regained its top spot on a list of most talked-about US universities on the Internet, beating its rivals just in time for a return to fall studies, according to a survey released on Tuesday. Harvard conquered stiff competition from runners-up Northwestern University and the University of California,...
  • Indian Muslims have Hindu ancestry: Swamy 14-08-2011 08:34 PM

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. In a recent article in DNA Subramanian Swamy has said that Indian Muslims must either proudly accept and acknowledge their Hindu ancestors and legacy or be disenfranchised. To many that feels like hateful, communal prejudice. But how does Doctor Swamy defend himself....
  • Harvard students upset with Subramanian Swamy 28-07-2011 08:35 AM

    Washington: Upset over his recent article on Islamic terrorism in an Indian newspaper, a group of Harvard students are urging the varsity authorities to sever ties with the Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy, who teaches economics at this prestigious University every summer. "We demand that the Harvard administration repudiate Swamy's...
  • Facebook wins dismissal of 2nd Winklevoss case 23-07-2011 01:03 PM

    New York: Facebook Inc won a dismissal of a second lawsuit by the Olympic rowing twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss seeking to boost their $ 65 million settlement with the company and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. US District Judge Douglas Woodlock in Boston dismissed litigation over the accord, three months...
  • Weaving a novel from a thread of history 10-06-2011 01:49 PM

    New York: Little is known of Caleb Cheeshahteaumauk, a member of the Wampanoag tribe on Martha's Vineyard believed to be the first Native American to graduate from Harvard in 1665. Only a letter, written in Latin to a benefactor, remains. From this thread of history, Geraldine Brooks has woven "Caleb's...
  • Harvard study: Taj employees response to 26/11 27-01-2011 12:11 PM

    Boston: The heroic response by employees of Mumbai's landmark Taj Hotel during the 26/11 terror attacks is now a case study at Harvard Business School that focusses on the staff's selfless service for its customers and how they went beyond their call of duty to save lives. The multimedia case...
  • English language has doubled over last century 17-12-2010 07:07 PM

    London: The English language is enjoying unprecedented growth and has nearly doubled in size over the last century. Researchers at Harvard University and Google found that the language was expanding by 8,500 words a year in the new millennium and now stands at 1,022,000 words. The rate of increase over...
  • Scientists unlock secret of eternal youth 30-11-2010 11:27 AM

    London: Scientists have found a way to reverse aging, unlocking the secret of eternal youth and paving the way for a drug to keep one "forever young". Lives could be longer and healthier, free from illnesses such as Alzheimer's and heart disease, with skin and hair retaining their youthful lustre....