17February2019

Nuclear Power after Fukushima | Special Series on Post-Disaster Japan

Program on US-Japan Relations / Edwin O. Reischauer Insitute of Japanese Studies Speaker: Charles Ferguson President, Federation of American Scientists Moderator: Susan J. Pharr Director, Program on US-Japan Relations; Edwin O. Reischauer Professor [...]

Rebuilding Japan | Special Series on Post-Disaster Japan

Program on US-Japan Relations / Edwin O. Reischauer Insitute of Japanese Studies Program on US-Japan Relations Seminar Panalists: Robert Alan Feldman Managing Director, Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd. Michael Reich Taro Takemi Professor [...]

Japan Disaster Response and Future Assessment | Special Series on Post-Disaster Japan

Program on US-Japan Relations / Edwin O. Reischauer Insitute of Japanese Studies A keynote presentation by Prof. Michael Sandel followed by an interdisciplinary panel discussion about the March 11 disaster in Japan. Keynote Speaker: Michael [...]

Libraries, Archives and Museums: A Strategic Conversation: Opening Talk

Monday, April 9 For generations Harvard’s libraries, archives, and museums have been pre-eminent participants in support of the research, teaching, and learning carried out both within the university, and also beyond its walls. In an increasingly [...]

Varanasi’s clay art struggling for survival

Once famous, the city’s clay art now seems to be on its last legs. The potters selling their products were seen aloof and ignored at the prominent fairs held during the Durga Puja, Dussehra and Bharat Milap episode in Nati Imli. “China [...]
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NGSS, take one

The first public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards is available on-line — and your feedback is invited. The Next Generation Science Standards are intended to be “rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner [...]
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A preview of Hot

NCSE is pleased to offer a preview (PDF) of Mark Hertsgaard’s Hot: Living through the Next Fifty Years on Earth (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011). The preview consists of the first part of chapter four, “Ask the Climate Question,” [...]

PROBA-2:Proposals invited for the PROBA-2 Guest Investigator Programme

The Royal Observatory of Belgium is soliciting proposals for analysis of data from PROBA-2’s two solar observation instruments, SWAP and LYRA, under its Guest Investigator Programme. Proposals in response to this Third Call for Ideas [...]

From Cubicles, Cry for Quiet Pierces Office Buzz

Jennifer S. Altman for The New York Times. Barrie Berg, the chief executive of American operations for What If, in one of the diner-style booths the firm installed in its Manhattan office. “There’s something very satisfying about a booth,” [...]

10 Mundane Traditions with Strange Origins

Sometimes, there are things we do as part of a tradition without really considering where the practices may have started. It’s easy to forget that many of the rituals that we automatically take part in today had their roots in something [...]