Spring blooms in Harvard Yard 🌼⠀ ⠀ Photo by María F. Sánchez
Did you know that researchers have found that meditation helps reduce stress? Harvard offers mindfulness and meditation classes, including a spring break retreat and weekly drop-in meditation sessions. This #StressAwarenessDay take a moment to destress!⠀ ⠀ Photo: @Rosie_Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer
Among the 30,000 runners taking on the #BostonMarathon are these members of the Harvard community.⠀ ⠀ Vlad Sevostianov, '19/'20; Alison Steinbach, '19; Bob Surette, Harvard University Police Department; Bjarni Atlason, '22 and Jenn Greiner, '21 are part of the Harvard College Marathon Challenge (HCMC) and they are set to raise more than $67,000 to benefit the Phillips Brooks House Association, a student-run nonprofit focusing on public service.⠀ ⠀ “It just makes it that much more meaningful,” said junior Jenn Greiner, who grew up in Brockton and has wanted to run the race for as long as she can remember. Harvard community members not affiliated with HCMC are also running for charity.⠀ ⠀ While fundraising is often an incentive, many run for the sense of community built through connecting with other marathoners. “I’ve made friends just by running,” said Vladislav Sevostianov ’19.⠀ ⠀ #MarathonMonday #Harvard ⠀ ⠀ Photo: @Rosie_Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer
“The East Side,” a student-produced musical by the Asian Student Arts Project, is about cultural authenticity, gentrification, and dumplings. ⠀ ⠀ “The East Side,” at Farkas Hall through Sunday, follows Ryan, a Chinese American teenager working at his family’s restaurant in New York City’s Chinatown and getting ready to leave for college. As the neighborhood changes around them, Ryan and his family must adapt their recipes to the tastes of their new neighbors, or face impending bankruptcy.⠀ ⠀ “We wanted to make the show funny and upbeat, so it could be enjoyed by everyone,” said Julia Riew ’21. “But it also has a special meaning and certain jokes that will hit close to home for a lot of people.”⠀ ⠀ Photo: @rosie_lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer
On #NationalPetDay, meet Dayton, one of the therapy dogs in the Countway Cuddles program at @HarvardMed. Nicknamed "The Dude," Dayton loves to go to work each day with his human, Beth. He has an affinity for apples, recently learned to swim (although he still has to wear swimmies), and has his own Instagram hashtag, #DaytonofRozzie. ⠀ ⠀ The Countway Cuddles program brings registered therapy dogs and HMS students and staff together in de-stressing sessions at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Dayton is a favorite there!
A global team of astronomers, led by Harvard scientists, have, for the first time, captured an image of a black hole.⠀ ⠀ This image, revealed today by researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), is the result of a massive, years-long effort by dozens of researchers. The EHT focused on a pair of supermassive black holes: the one at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, known as Sagittarius A*, and a second that lies at the heart of an elliptical galaxy called M87.⠀ ⠀ This first-ever image of a black hole is destined for the shortlist of iconic images not only for what it can tell astronomers and physicists about how gravity and general relativity work under the most extreme conditions, but because it captures what EHT Director Sheperd Doeleman called “a one-way door from our universe.” ⠀ ⠀ “This is a real breakthrough,” said Doeleman. “We’re seeing something we never thought we could see.” ⠀ ⠀ #Harvard #BlackHole #EHTBlackHole
Happy #NationalLibraryWeek! These are some of the beautiful libraries at Harvard:⠀ ⠀ 1. The main staircase in Widener Library. Photo: Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer⠀ 2. Houghton Library in the spring. Photo: Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer ⠀ 3. @harvardhbs' Baker Library. Photo: Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer⠀ 4. The Langdell Library at @HarvardLaw in winter. Photo: Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer
During Wellness Week, students can participate in guided meditation in the Serenity Room. Other activities this week include yoga, zumba, and movie night. ⠀ ⠀ Photo: Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer