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Harvard College student combines art, science, and public service

Harvard College student combines art, science, and public service

May 12, 2017

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

On the walls of Mather House hangs a painting by one of its residents. Julia Grotto ’17 has layered acrylic paint onto paper, transforming the exterior of the House’s Brutalism architecture in an intricate play of light and shadow.

The painting’s mix of light and dark also reflects peaks of achievement and valleys of struggle in… Read more about Harvard College student combines art, science, and public service

Kennedy School fellow Ban Ki-moon reflects on issues of global concern

Kennedy School fellow Ban Ki-moon reflects on issues of global concern

May 12, 2017

After 10 years as secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, M.P.A. ’84, stepped away from the international stage at the end of last year. The onetime South Korean foreign minister remains active on global issues, including as the Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School this spring.

The fellowship marks a return for Ban, who earned his graduate degree at the School as an Edward S. Mason Fellow. His current role involves meeting with students and collaborating with scholars, as well as lecturing, writing, and… Read more about Kennedy School fellow Ban Ki-moon reflects on issues of global concern

Marshall family’s 1950-61 impact in Kalahari explored in book

Marshall family’s 1950-61 impact in Kalahari explored in book

May 15, 2017

Striking in their beauty and their intimacy, the photographs the Marshall family made during their eight expeditions into the Kalahari from 1950 to 1961 have pure visual appeal. Landscapes of flowering fields or towering baobab trees and dominated by a majestic sky alternate with portraits of a family’s growth and change.

It is that change — beyond the stunning aesthetics — that mark these photos as special, forming the impetus behind “Where the Roads All End: The Marshall Family’s Kalahari Photography… Read more about Marshall family’s 1950-61 impact in Kalahari explored in book