The DMS Bulletin is devoted to responsible coverage of the developing landscape of graduate education. The changing states of the national economy and the funding environment for life sciences research conspire to make this an ever-more complicated issue. In June of 2012, the Bulletin published a review covering an official set of recommendations from an [...]
Update: The Harvard Office for Sustainability (OFS) has launched Earth Month. Check out the full list of activities here. And read more about the program in the Harvard Gazette.
Biochemistry is messy: you have to get your hands dirty to make progress. But just how lasting is the messiness? And who pays the bill for cleanup? [...]
The DMS student lounge is due for an update! The old couches are already gone – the Bulletin has been told that they are in a better place now…
So what amenities would get you to use the lounge if you already don’t? What features should be retained? Add your thoughts to the comments section before [...]
As a continuation of our popular Pathfinder Series, the DMS Bulletin caught up with Connie Chow, Ph.D., an alumna of the DMS Virology Program and the executive director for Science Club for Girls, a non-profit organization providing science enrichment programs to grade school girls. Chow’s involvement…
This article originally appeared here in the Harvard Gazette, and it is republished here with permission.
Exorcising the curse of knowledge:
Explaining how to write well, Pinker says to think about your readers
by Chuck Leddy (Harvard Gazette), photos by Scott Eisen (Harvard Staff Photographer)
On a snowy, windy evening the day after the election, author Steven Pinker told [...]
Scientists are generally altruistic, right? That would explain why almost every one of my graduate school friends has found some way to gain volunteer experience during their march towards degrees. Among Division of Medical Sciences (DMS) students here at Harvard, some volunteer to be high school student mentors. Another friend works in a kitchen at [...]
With the start of a new academic year, events organized by the seven Division of Medical Sciences (DMS) Paths programs are once again in full swing. One event particularly close to the hearts of several DMS Bulletin editors here, who also happened to lead the Science Writing and Publishing Path (full disclosure), is the so-called [...]
The Bulletin is pleased to present this piece as the latest edition in our Pathfinders Series, inspired by the DMS Paths program.
Porter Anderson is a microbiologist whose work towards a widely-administered Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine earned him the Lasker and Pasteur Awards in 1996. Anderson earned a PhD in Bacteriology from Harvard Medical School [...]
In the spirit of yearly renewal, commensurate with the beginning of another academic year, check out the first edition of “When I was your age,” a Bulletin series that seeks to give new life to old articles. Check out this piece from PhD candidate Roy Auty (now Dr. Auty). It ran in 1999!
My name is [...]
Have you ever wondered how science and policy-making intersect? At Harvard’s Science Policy Careers Symposium, panelists from the government, private, and non-profit sectors, as well as current and former AAAS fellows, spoke about their careers in science policy. This day-long event took place on May 2, 2012 on the Longwood and Cambridge campuses. The collective efforts from co-sponsors at the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Office of Career Services, FAS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, [...]
This article is part of the DMS Bulletin’s continuing effort to cover developing issues in graduate education and post-graduate life. For more information on changes in training philosophy in the sciences and on life after graduate school, please check out these other recent Bulletin articles:
BBS Admissions: Identifying young scientists, answering life’s persistent questions
Student Leaders [...]
Visit the SITNwebsite to find out about all their exciting events and publications. For a full list of SITN seminars, check here. There are many terrific opportunities to get involved!
SITN Spring Seminar Series
Sudden Death: A Tale of Cell Suicide
Wednesday, April 17, 7 PM
Pfizer Hall, Mallinckrodt Building
12 Oxford St., Cambridge
Join Science in the News and [...]
Mónica Feliu-Mojer, former DMS student and vice-director of Ciencia Puerto Rico was recently recognized with the Paul Shin Award from the Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science. It’s always great to see DMS students get recognized for their hard work inside and outside the lab! Find out more about Ciencia Puerto Rico here.BBS G3 Scared of What’s to Come
“I just thought I’d have it all figured out by now” revealed BBS G3 Alex Meeske in a candid interview outside The Squealing Pig. And it’s not just him. Reports of “G3 slumps” are being sounded across HMS, though an anonymous leading scholar asserted “it’s probably just mono going around.”Engagement announcement
Ann Fiegen (Virology G3, Gehrke Lab) and Wilford Durbin, a graduate student in American history at Boston College, got engaged on October 13, 2012. They met as undergraduates at Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH), and will be wed in Columbus, OH in the summer of 2014.