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Harvard’s fall 2021 humanities curriculum gets a refresh

Harvard’s fall 2021 humanities curriculum gets a refresh

May 11, 2021

Students, faculty, and postdoctoral scholars will have the opportunity to engage more deeply in the humanities, beginning this fall, through two new intersecting programs designed by leaders in the field.

The Intergenerational Humanities (I-HUM) Project and the Undergraduate Scholars Initiative (USI) will provide “a route for students to explore the humanities across Harvard,” said Suzannah Clark, director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, where the I-HUM project is hosted. Clark designed the programs with Robin Kelsey, dean of arts and humanities and Shirley Carter Burden Professor of...

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After a personal revelation, Ph.D. grad discovers true passion

May 11, 2021

This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.

Nelson LaMarche arrived at immunology in an unexpected way. Growing up in New Jersey, he said, he idolized his Dominican physician father and wanted to become a doctor.

So, LaMarche, who received his Ph.D. from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in November 2020, attended an honors high school with a specialized premed curriculum, where he studied anatomy...

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