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March-April 2005

Letters

WATER AND OIL The quote from Azzam Alwash, director of the Eden Again Project, with which Christopher Reed's article on Iraq's Marsh Arabs...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." As many readers of this magazine are well aware, every five...

Treasure

"The northern hemispheres were almost black from dirt," says David A. Cobb, head of the Harvard Map Collection, referring to a...

In this Issue

The current discussion of ways to reform the U.S. Social Security retirement system is becoming increasingly polarized over the issue of...

Ninety years ago in what is now Malawi, a tall, asthmatic, American-trained Baptist preacher attempted bravely, in the manner of John Brown at...

Although Stuart L. Schreiber's office number is 223 Conant, one of several buildings in the chemistry complex, only part of his suite is...

Literary critics have found any number of ways to divide writers into opposing teams. Isaiah Berlin distinguished between...

Letters

WATER AND OIL The quote from Azzam Alwash, director of the Eden Again Project, with which Christopher Reed's article on Iraq's Marsh Arabs...

Right Now

 In October 1952, the British governor of Kenya, Sir Evelyn Baring, declared a state of emergency. Mau Mau rebels were attacking and...

Geologists have long believed that the world's supply of oil and natural gas came from the decay of primordial plant and animal matter, which...

Current low birthrates among highly educated women pose a challenge to the U.S. economy and may compound existing social problems, says David...

In the human ear, it takes only a few millionths of a second from the time a sound wave vibrates the receiving "hair cells" to the...

New England Regional

A full slate of activities can be found throughout the University this season, ranging from performances of children's theater and French...

Caffé Umbra, a simply decorated restaurant serving rustic French (and some Italian) fare, is the product of chef/owner Laura Brennan's...

"A home is not a mere transient shelter," H.L. Mencken wrote in Prejudices: Fifth Series, "its essence lies in its permanence, in its...

John Harvard's Journal

Even as Harvard's planning consultants conclude the private phase of their development grid for Allston, it is possible to get a sense of their...

Meanwhile, back in Cambridge, students of Bucksbaum professor in urban design Joan Busquets have transformed their studio class at the Graduate...

Hongkun Park Photograph by Stu Rosner "Your brain doesn't run at three gigahertz, believe me," kids professsor of chemistry...

The University announced on January 11 that Jack R. Meyer, M.B.A. '69, president and chief executive officer of Harvard Management Company...

In light of continued strong investment returns (see "Endowment Gains: Last Hurrah?" November-December 2004, page 56), the Harvard...

Following two years of high investment returns on endowment assets, the Harvard Corporation has approved an increase in funds distributed to...

On January 14, President Lawrence H. Summers appeared as a luncheon speaker at "Diversifying the Science and Engineering Workforce," a...

The discussion of tenured appointments of women within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) cooled somewhat during an extended airing of the...

1920 The Corporation and Overseers have voted to admit female students to the new Graduate School of Education, which will open its doors in...

In his annual decanal letter to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), published February 3, William C. Kirby fleshes out the three principal...

Dean of Harvard College Benedict H. Gross announced in early January a series of appointments and new positions intended to manage undergraduate...

Marc Kirschner, one of the world's leading cell biologists, has a new office. He apologizes for a mess that hardly exists -- a microscope and...

Harvard's faculty consists of both tenured professors and "ladder faculty" (associate and assistant professors), and other teaching...

The pilot project with Google announced by the Harvard University Library in December is a small step toward a future of possibilities in which...

In agreements announced December 14, the world's largest search engine, Google, undertook to build an on-line reading room to house digital...

Scientific Ventures Albert J. WeatherheadCelia J. Weatherhead Justin Ide / Harvard News OfficeJustin Ide / Harvard News Office Flexible...

"Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets," wrote British...

The Harvard athletic department website, a shrine to the accomplishments of Crimson athletes, makes a peculiar boast regarding ice hockey...

Women's Ice Hockey The icewomen (11-6-2) revenged an early 3-2 road loss to Yale with an 11-2 blowout at home in January. Four of the team's six...

It's hard to escape San Francisco, where I grew up, without a car. A couple of commuter trains snake into the suburbs, but once you break past...

Alumni

While investigating the genocide in Rwanda for the United Nations in 1994, attorney Gary Haugen '85 directed the exhumation of mass graves to...

The University-wide on-line learning initiative, Harvard@Home, has released several new programs. "Reproductive Health in the 21st...

This spring, alumni can vote for a new group of Harvard Overseers and elected directors for the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) board. Ballots...

On April 13, alumni/ae of all classes, their spouses, and their high-school-aged offspring are welcome to visit the College to attend...

"Harvard in Hollywood," an Alumni College featuring graduates in the entertainment industry, is to take place on March 12 in Los...

The HAA's Clubs Committee presents two annual awards for contributions to Harvard clubs. Recipients of the 2004 Outstanding Club Contribution...

Harvard clubs host lectures, seminars, and social gatherings. Following is a partial list of Harvard-affiliated speakers appearing at local club...

In 1968, Lucy Moore '66 accompanied her then-husband, Bob Hilgendorf, J.D. '67, to Chinle--Canyon de Chelly--in the heart of the Navajo Nation...

On December 26, the tsunami struck Sri Lanka. Jehan Perera '82, J.D. '87, was not directly endangered, but a close relative lost her husband and...

Melanie Carr '97 once planned to go to law school, but her passion for social justice has led her to her own niche in public-interest law. She...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." As many readers of this magazine are well aware, every five...

Treasure

"The northern hemispheres were almost black from dirt," says David A. Cobb, head of the Harvard Map Collection, referring to a...