Topic: education

Dean's message: Investment in the future

[ Winter 2008 ] In her installation speech as President of Harvard University in October, Drew Faust reflected on the special quality of universities, stating that “The essence of a university is that it is uniquely accountable to the past and to the future—not simply or…

Across Harvard, cross-registration on the rise

Jessica Walradt, who is pursuing a master of science in health policy and management at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), spent last summer interning at the White House in the Medicaid branch and returned to her classwork curious about affordable housing…

Improve education to boost global economy

Despite progress made in educational systems in recent decades, over 100 million children are not enrolled in primary or lower-secondary school, and many of those who do attend lack basic reading and writing skills, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Meanwhile,…

Harvard School of Public Health launches obesity prevention website

The Obesity Prevention Source Aims to Help Policymakers and Public Reverse Growing Worldwide Epidemic For immediate release: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Boston, MA - What is causing the obesity epidemic—and how can we stop and reverse this worldwide weight problem? A new…

Commencement 2013: Larry Brilliant's address

May 30, 2013 Dean Frenk—Julio—and your family; graduating students of the class of 2013, and your families and partners and friends; Miss Liang, for that amazing speech; distinguished members of the faculty; all members of the entire School of Public Health community:…

Using media—and Muppets—to promote health

February 26, 2013 -- A small girl in Tanzania is getting ready to go to sleep. She is tucked safely in her bed, surrounded by mosquito netting. “Hey mosquito, I hear you, but you can’t get at me,” she says. “My net…