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Harvard’s hand across the bridge to citizenship: Annual dinner welcomes the University’s newest Americans

April 9, 2018

By Deborah Blackwell, Harvard Correspondent

For years, 10-year-old Daniel Espinosa would watch news reports about the immigration crisis in America and worry that his mom, who works with Restaurant Associates at Harvard Medical School, would be deported back to her native El Salvador.

He can relax now. Armida Espinosa, his mother, recently became a U.S. citizen, in part with the help of an adult-education program for Harvard employees.... Read more about Harvard’s hand across the bridge to citizenship: Annual dinner welcomes the University’s newest Americans

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Jury Finds Former Bolivian President Responsible for Extrajudicial Killings of Indigenous People; Awards $10M in Damages

April 3, 2018

Landmark litigation originated in Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic

In a landmark decision today, a federal jury found the former president of Bolivia and his minister of defense responsible for extrajudicial killings carried out by the Bolivian military in September and October 2003. The decision comes after a ten-year legal battle spearheaded by family members of eight people killed in what is known in Bolivia as the “Gas War.”... Read more about Jury Finds Former Bolivian President Responsible for Extrajudicial Killings of Indigenous People; Awards $10M in Damages

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Computational problems of cosmic proportions: Cross-cultural, interdisciplinary program combines astronomy and data science

March 12, 2018

By Adam Zewe

Nearly 2,000 years ago, Chinese astronomers recorded what historians believe to be the first documented sighting of a supernova, a star that “dies” in a catastrophic explosion. Technological advances, from the simple telescopes of the early 1600s to the first computer-controlled supernova search in the 1960s, offered new insights into these dramatic astronomical events.... Read more about Computational problems of cosmic proportions: Cross-cultural, interdisciplinary program combines astronomy and data science

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In Sweeping War on Obesity, Chile Slays Tony the Tiger

February 7, 2018

In September of 2017, Chilean senator Guido Girardi was hosted by DRCLAS. Girardi and DRCLAS Director Brian Farrell signed a letter of intent to collaborate in research on science and technology. One of Girardi's major legislative efforts aims to address obesity, nutrition, and corporate interests of large food companies in Chile. Read more about his work bringing public health of Chile to the attention of the government in this feature published in The New York Times:... Read more about In Sweeping War on Obesity, Chile Slays Tony the Tiger

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