October 2019 News

A young Syrian refugee performs tests with a researcher
October 24, 2019
Household poverty alone drives cognitive decline in war-displaced children, a study has found — in keeping with research on U.S. children living under hardship.
Ned Cooke
October 22, 2019
Cooke discusses his book “Inventing Boston: Design, Production, and Consumption, 1680–1720,” an examination of Boston’s distinctive material culture.
Timothy Snyder with his books On Tyranny and The Road to Unfreedom
October 21, 2019
Timothy Snyder’s books “On Tyranny” and “The Road to Unfreedom,” which examine the rise of authoritarianism, are each on the New York Times bestseller list.
Iron ore
October 21, 2019
The search for sustainable fuels has brought scientists back to one of the most abundant materials on Earth — rust. 
Fred Strebeigh '74 B.A.
October 21, 2019
The Oct. 23 panel, called “How I Learned to Write,” will feature Wesley Morris ’97 B.A., Ava Kofman ’14 B.A., Sarah Stillman ’06 B.A., and Yuki Noguchi ’97 B.A.
Paul Freedman and his book American Cuisine: And How It Got This Way
October 15, 2019
In his new book, “American Cuisine: And How It Got This Way,” historian Paul Freedman gives readers a window into American history through its food.
Harold Bloom
October 15, 2019
Bloom, Sterling Professor of English and the influential author of over 40 books including “The Anxiety of Influence,” died Oct. 14 at the age of 89.