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Stealing Rembrandts Does Not Pay

A video interview with Anthony Amore, director of security at the museum where the largest heist in history took place

Into India

President Faust’s first visit to the South Asian nation highlights research and curricular connections old and new.

An Enchanted “Colorful Realm”

In a video interview, Yukio Lippit explains the beauty of Japanese paintings displayed in the Cherry Blossom Festival centennial exhibit.


Megan Amram

Tweeter Titters

LA comedy writer Megan Amram has mastered the form of the Twitter joke.


Cambridge 02138

Touchpoints, tea party, theater’s future, water woes, medieval literature, a life of faith, and more

Right Now

The Art of the Dodge

How people successfully dodge questions and how to prevent them from getting away with it.
Genetic alterations allow researchers to observe the electrical firing of a neuron (pink) as a flash of light, detectable by specially modified optical microscopes.

Light-Up Neurons

Harvard researchers create neurons that light up when they fire.

New England Regional

Minimalist décor that is both restful and dynamic allows the food to shine.

Urbane Yet Casual

Boston’s Audubon Circle offers terrific food in relaxed environs.

John Harvard's Journal

The <em>Rajpath,</em> or King’s Way, in New Delhi runs from the federal government complex to the India Gate monument (seen through morning fog in the distance). It is the route for the annual Republic Day parade.

Into India

President Faust’s first visit to the South Asian nation highlights research and curricular connections old and new.
Joseph Aldy

Joseph Aldy

Profile of a scholar and adviser to presidents on energy policy and climate change policy
<i>Nandina and Rooster</i> (c. 1761–1765)

A Blossoming Centennial

Masterworks of Japanese painting on display for the Cherry Blossom Festival’s centennial
ACADEMIC ARMS RACE: As Harvard pursues a commercial “enterprise business campus” on 36 acres it owns in Allston near the Massachusetts Turnpike (above; see “Allston Agenda,” November-December 2011, page 57), competing sites are expanding. MIT’s Kendall Square properties are slated for $700 million of investment, including offices, housing, retail space, and more laboratories, totaling 1.1 million square feet of new facilities. Nearby, Pfizer is building a 230,000-square-foot building, and Alexandria Real Estate Equities is proceeding with a $500-million, seven-building complex. Closer to lower Massachusetts Avenue, Novartis has approved a $600-million, three-building laboratory expansion, designed by Maya Lin, Ds ’83, Ar.D. ’96. And in the Longwood Medical Area, Brigham and Women’s Hospital has advanced plans for an adjacent $450-million, 12-story clinical and research building and a separate 360,000-square-foot laboratory. Harvard’s Allston plans are to be submitted to the Boston Redevelopment Authority by this December.


Competition for Allston development, College admissions, Old Leverett House renewal, primate care, and more

New Life Lessons

Discovering diverse concerns outside the bubble of campus life

Lingua Branca

New book shows how baseball words apply to all of life.


Anthony Malkin ’84 has transformed the Empire State Building into a model of “green” engineering.

A Green Empire

How Anthony Malkin ’84 engineered the largest “green” retrofit ever

Vote Now

Nominations for Harvard Overseers and HAA Elected Directors

Alumni Awards

Honors for Harvard Club and Shared Interest Group stalwarts and innovators
Tom Fields-Meyer with his son Ezra

Father-Son Venture

Autism tightened the bond between Tom and Ezra Fields-Meyer and led to a moving book.

The Classes

Harvard alumni may sign in to view class notes and obituaries.


Salubrious advice for January (Aquarius) and February (Pisces)…

Orderly Living

A medieval manuscript illuminates monthly guides to diet and health.

The College Pump

Kahlil Gibran's likeness of Harvard president Charles William Eliot, drawn in 1910

Cold Meets Flame

The prophet (Gibran) and the president (Eliot), plus Arnoldia turns 100.