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Videos from the Library Test Kitchen

Watch videos of Library Test Kitchen student projects, including a WiFi cold spot, a Neo-Carrel sleeping chair, and “library friend” Biblio.


Film director Mustapha Khan near his home and studio, in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge

High-speed, Rocksteady

Rocksteady, a film directed by Mustapha Khan ’84, explores the culture of stock car races.
Getting them while they’re young: tiny cigarette packs, meant for children to incorporate into their play with dolls or toy soldiers

Thinking Outside the Pack

Robert Proctor’s Golden Holocaust urges abolition of cigarettes, the leading preventable cause of death.
Video-game artist Scott Duquette at his home in Providence, Rhode Island

Cities for Games

Video-game designer Scott Duquette ’05, a new kind of urban planner


Cambridge 02138

Letters on E.O. Wilson, Senator Franken, dating data, Overseers, lecture lessons, softball, basketball, taxes, lilacs, and primate research

Right Now

An imagined scene of a meeting between a Spanish expeditionary party and a group of indigenous South Americans.

Why Nations Fail

James Robinson says that in the modern period, greedy leaders and institutional corruption, rather than geography, explain why some nations fail.
The Neo-carrel does triple duty as chair, laptop stand, and comfortable napping station.

The Library Test Kitchen

An innovative course yields new products, services, and experiences that model the possible future of libraries.

New England Regional

John Harvard's Journal

John Adams and Walter Kohn

Honoris Causa

The University confers honorary degrees on six men and two women.
Fareed Zakaria

At the Mic

An oratorical omnium gatherum, from Donald Berwick and Derek Bok to Margaret Marshall and Fareed Zakaria

Harvard, Extended

Harvard partners with MIT to form edX, an ambitious online learning venture.
Jonathan L. Walton

University People

Memorial Church’s new minister, Pulitzer Prize winners, and other Harvardians in the news


Shading the Yard, new digital Niemans, Brazil’s Harvard commitment, and more
At home, far from home: New Zealander brothers James (left) and Sam O’Connor in Newell Boathouse

Kiwi Crewmen

The brothers O’Connor, from New Zealand, row on the Harvard varsity heavyweight crew.


John West with his children—Georgia (20 months), Jack (8 years), and Danny (5 years)—at-hand audience members for, and friendly critics of, The Whistle

The Whistle

An entrepreneur’s multimedia ESPN for kids, “the next generation of sports fans”

Alumni Gifts

New records are announced on Commencement afternoon.
Top row, from left: Daniel Aaron and Karl Eikenberry. Bottom row, from left: Nancy Hopkins and Robert Keohane

GSAS Centennial Medalists

A literary scholar, an East Asia expert, a trailblazing biologist, and a specialist on international relations are honored.
Nick Volk has worked hard for years to provide more affordable housing in Toronto.

Home Builder

Nick Volk ’53 champions affordable housing.

The SIGnboard

Shared Interest Group happenings in July and August

The Classes

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


Watch Out

Mollusks of amazing diversity—some deadly—are on display at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

The College Pump

Mark Saltveit displays for the first (and last?) time the World Palindrome Championship trophy.

Wow. Huh?

A World Palindrome Champion, a sleuthing architect, and Yo-Yo Ma on Leon Kirchner