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September-October 2005

Letters

Understanding Sleep Your readers should know something of what was left out of “Deep into Sleep,” by Craig Lambert (May-June, page...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." Learning from Performers debuted 30 years ago. Jerold S...

Treasure

One of the most consequential and beautiful medical books ever published, Andreas Vesalius’s De Humani Corporis Fabrica (“On the...

In this Issue

I have chosen to discuss Iraq in part because there are over 150,000 Americans serving there in the military, as well as U.S. civilians:...

To a forensic investigator, trivial details can reveal transgressive acts. Consider the card Frances Glessner Lee carried in her later years...

Robert Creeley ’47 died on March 30, shortly after being named the poet for the Literary Exercises conducted annually by Harvard’s...

After he was hanged, John Hughson’s lifeless body was hung in chains, next to Caesar’s rotting corpse, on the island in the midst...

Illustration by Gianpaolo Pagniby

Is aging necessary? Are the wrinkles and gray hair, weakening muscles, neurodegeneration, reduced cardiovascular function, and increased risk of...

Letters

Understanding Sleep Your readers should know something of what was left out of “Deep into Sleep,” by Craig Lambert (May-June, page...

Right Now

For many summers, people have slathered and sprayed on sunscreens and fretted about SPF factors while scrambling to protect themselves from...

In a biography of composer Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Richard Kogan ’77, M.D. ’81, found startling episodes like this: “In a...

Each year, about 19 million adult Americans report the onset of depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That’s...

When Tom Brady joined the New England Patriots as a sixth-round draft pick in 2000, he told the team’s owner, Bob Kraft, “I’m...

Last December’s devastating tsunami leveled building walls that faced the sea in Sri Lanka—but walls perpendicular to the shoreline...

New England Regional

The University and its environs offer a robust mix of activities this fall, ranging from watching boat races on the Charles River and feasting...

For years, Robert I. Owens ’68 and his wife, Elizabeth, lived with their children in the grand 1837 Greek Revival row house with hardly...

In general, Italian food has been so thoroughly assimilated into the American diet that it no longer counts as “ethnic” fare. Pizza...

John Harvard's Journal

This enormous excavation might tempt Virginia Lee Burton, who lived in Gloucester, Massachusetts, when she wrote Mike Mulligan and His Steam...

Evelynn M. Hammonds has become Harvard’s first senior vice provost for faculty development and diversity. She will direct implementation...

Conrad K. Harper resigned from Harvard’s senior governing board on July 14. In an interview following the official announcement two weeks...

The revelation last autumn that the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) had made offers of tenured professorships to only four women during...

With a near-term goal of establishing an expanded campus footprint across the Charles River during the next decade, Harvard released on June 2 a...

“The sense of smell was very poorly understood,” says professor of molecular and cellular biology Catherine Dulac, until a seminal...

Kim B. Clark’s move from Allston to Idaho—he became president of Brigham Young University-Idaho on August 1, in response to a call...

Jay O. Light Harvard Business School Jay O. Light, Dwight P. Robinson Jr. professor of business administration, became acting dean of...

More than 300 units of new housing (500 beds), primarily for graduate students but some for faculty and staff, are being built on two sites in...

1920 The Graduate School of Education registers its first female students, making them the first women ever admitted to candidacy for a Harvard...

Homi Bhabha tells a story about corn flakes to illustrate the relevance of the humanities to international commerce. “For many years in...

The provost’s office (www.provost.harvard.edu) continues to add staff to cover more areas of University-wide planning and coordination...

Perhaps the best business on campus this summer was the rental concession for scaffolding and the rolls of plastic mesh used to wrap building...

The charismatic, maverick field anthropologist Patrick Tracy Lowell Putnam ’25 moved to what was then the Belgian Congo in the 1930s to...

On June 26, 1974, merchandise tracking was revolutionized with a 10-pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit chewing gum. The gum package, today...

Silent Justice John G. Roberts Jr. Harvard Year Book Publications  U.S. Senators seeking a paper trail of the career and views of...

In its report issued in May, the University's Task Force on Women in Science and Engineering dramatically highlighted the "leaky...

Grinning, the new head coach of women’s soccer, 29-year-old Stephanie Erickson, says she has friends “who would call me a typical...

“It’s such a crazy position,” says Katie Shields ’06, who has tended goal for the Harvard women’s soccer team...

On a rainy summer’s night in New York City, a month after graduation, a group of my college friends meet for dinner...

Alumni

Nicholas Lemann ’76 seems an unlikely candidate for the role of higher-education reformer. Best known as a columnist and Washington...

The new president of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) Yuki Moore Laurenti ’79, plans to expand on the organization’s...

Once we were The Corporate Empires. Today, Bob does fiber-optics research in Arizona. Chester works at the U.S. Patent Office, refereeing...

Six alumni are to receive this year’s Hiram S. Hunn Memorial Schools and Scholarships Awards, presented by the Harvard College Office of...

Alumni colleges scheduled for this fall center on South Asia, career tactics, and the historic role of women during wartime. The events...

The University has printed 11,000 new alumni directories, most of which were scheduled to be shipped in mid August. The hardback volume lists...

As of August 1, users of Post.Harvard—the University’s on-line alumni community—may note some changes that make the system...

Navin Kumar ’06, of Kirkland House, and Joshua Reyes ’05, of Leverett House, are this year’s David Aloian Memorial Scholars...

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." Learning from Performers debuted 30 years ago. Jerold S...

Treasure

One of the most consequential and beautiful medical books ever published, Andreas Vesalius’s De Humani Corporis Fabrica (“On the...