At Harvard, shark researcher documents surge of great whites off Cape Cod

For the past decade, scientist Greg Skomal and a team of researchers have been tagging and studying great white sharks off the Massachusetts coast. He hopes his work tracking the sharks’ movement, biology, and behavior will help shed light on the giant predators, help protection efforts, and perhaps reduce their encounters with humans.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
April 3, 2019 ~7 min

Tags:  science-technology  colleen-walsh  cape-cod  greg-skomal  massachusetts-division-of-marine-fisheries  sharks

Bauhaus exhibit showcases influential art movement as it celebrates centennial

Walter Gropius, who would become a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, founded the Bauhaus movement in Germany and ensured that much of its output would have a final home at the University. An exhibit at the Harvard Art Museums features that material.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Feb. 7, 2019 ~14 min

Tags:  arts-humanities  harvard-graduate-school-of-design  harvard-art-museums  colleen-walsh  harvard-law-school  walter-gropius

At Harvard, the life and legacy of Gore Vidal

Author Gore Vidal left his papers and library to the University. The fruits of that gift, combined with an earlier gift of a portion of his papers in 2001, have been meticulously cataloged and archived at Houghton Library.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Nov. 9, 2018 ~9 min

Tags:  arts-humanities  houghton-library  colleen-walsh  williwaw  gore-vidal  lincoln

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