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HDS Names Ahmed Ragab as the Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion

HDS Names Ahmed Ragab as the Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion

February 14, 2011

Ahmed Ragab, physician, historian, and scholar of the medieval and modern Middle East, has been named the Richard T. Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion at Harvard Divinity School, effective July 1, 2011.

Ragab was a visiting lecturer at Harvard Divinity School for the 2009 fall semester, and since 2008 he has been a postdoctoral fellow then lecturer in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard. He holds a medical degree from Cairo University and a doctorate in the history of science from the Ecole Pratiques des Hautes Etudes in Paris.

Islamic Treasures a Click Away

Islamic Treasures a Click Away

February 18, 2010

The Islamic Heritage Project, a unique and extensive collection of Harvard’s vast Islamic material is now easily accessible through the Internet.

The Other Side of Disaster

The Other Side of Disaster

February 6, 2010

Rick Santos, MTS '92, has spent years working for nonprofit organizations that provide relief, medical aid, and economic development for people all over the world, but while attending a work-related meeting in Haiti on January 12, he found himself on the other side of need, trapped in the rubble of a collapsed hotel for two and a half days.