Since its establishment in 1925, the John Simon Guggeheim Foundation has, through its fellowship program, been a significant source of support for artists, scholars in the humanities and social sciences, and scientific researchers "who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts &...
"Eye on the Cosmos" examines the recent work of Dr. Sara Schechner, David P. Wheatland Curator, and her husband Kenneth Launie, as they rediscovered the lenses and cells of the Bruce Telescope at the Harvard's Oak Ridge Observatory, closed since the early 2000s. Sara and the CHSI have been working hard on salvaging the best telescopes and objects from that research observatory built in the 1930s.
Graduate students and faculty participating in this year's History Beyond the Classroomexpedition to the Galapagos Islands enjoyed the adventure of a lifetime while exploring firsthand the enormity of experiential learning and education.
The New York Times profiled an important new study by History of Science Professor Naomi Oreskes and postdoc Geoffrey Supran on climate change research and the politics of doubt-mongering in the case of Exxon-Mobil. They analyze four decades of documents from the company and find clear evidence of a strategy to mislead the public. Find written and video abstracts for study here. Read more about Study by Naomi Oreskes & Geoffrey Supran profiled in New York Times