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William Rawn: Patterns of Place

Architect William Rawn discusses “patterns of place” and their application to his design for the Cambridge Public Library.


Laurie Krasny Brown in her studio on Martha’s Vineyard

The Art of Paper

Laurie Krasny Brown crafts colorful works from an “accessible, flexible, beautiful” material.

Over and Done

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot on life’s liberating exits
The Murphy High School Marching Band before a game in Mobile, Alabama, captured in <i>Why We Are Here</i>

Off the Shelf

Interoperability, rebuilding New Orleans, the Brothers Grimm, and other books with Harvard connections
Pianist Steve Kuhn at Avatar Studios in New York City, during a 2011 recording session for his album <i>Wisteria</i>

Three for the Mode

For his new CD, Wisteria, jazz pianist Steve Kuhn proves good things come in trios.


Cambridge 02138

Letters on compromise, constitutional revision, voting fraud, American democracy, and students and cigarettes

Right Now

Curbing Clots

Rutin, a substance found in apples, could help prevent heart attacks and stroke.
Wyss Institute scientists have developed a drug-delivering nanorobot that looks like an open-ended barrel (above). The exterior surface of the device is programmed to recognize a target on a cell surface; the drug payload (purple) is secured with anchor strands (yellow) to the interior. Double-stranded DNA latches (blue, red, and orange) ensure that the robot unlocks only in the presence of a molecular key expressed by the target cells. That opens the device (below right), enabling the payload to attack only the designated cells. [<a href="">View larger image.</a>]

Cancer-fighting Robots

Shawn Douglas of the Wyss Institute is developing drug-delivering machines that target designated cells.

New England Regional

John Harvard's Journal

This view of the Fogg Art Museum, taken in mid summer, shows the new structure being inserted in the original Quincy Street façade.

Work Zone

Summer construction—on the Fogg Art Museum, the Business School’s Tata Hall, Old Quincy, and more—renews the campus.
The once and future site of a science building in Allston

Allston’s New Agenda

Harvard will build housing and resume construction of a science building, submitting a new Institutional Master Plan by October.
Tea production in China, c.1790-1800

The China Trade

An exhibition from Harvard Business School’s historical library collections documents the first wave of U.S. trade with imperial China.
The solar array installed atop the Gordon Indoor Track offers 591.5 kilowatts of clean-energy capacity.


Harvard’s largest solar installation, edX develops, Drew Faust’s research becomes a TV program, the Gilgamesh sculpture, and more
Dunster House

Designating Dunster

Dunster House will get the first makeover as part of a project to renovate Harvard’s Houses. Students will take up temporary residence at the Inn at Harvard.

Summer Reflections

The Undergraduate proctors high-schoolers and looks back on her own high-school days—and her discovery of American liberal-arts education.
Kathryn Reed and Cherone Duggan

New Fellows

Cherone Duggan ’14 and Kathryn Reed ’13 are the magazine’s new Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows.


First-Generation Challenges

A Shared Interest Group aims to support undergraduates whose parents didn’t attend a four-year college.
Carl Muller

Stay Connected

Meet Harvard Alumni Association president Carl Muller.
Top row from left: Teresita Alvarez-Bjelland, F. Gorham Brigham, and Deborah Gelin. Bottom row from left: Joseph K. Hurd Jr., John Paul Kennedy, and Michael G. Yamin

HAA Award Winners

Six alumni are recognized for outstanding service to the University.
Top row from left: Stephen W. Baird , Deborah Kaufman Goldfine, and Stacie J. Kerrigan. Bottom row from left: Ralph A. Mariani, Daniel A. Medina, Paul E. Thornton, and Stephen C. Trivers

Hiram Hunn Awards

The College’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid honors seven alumni.
David Bisno in the Santa Barbara (California) Courthouse clock tower&rsquo;s Bisno-Schall Gallery

Clock Enthusiast

David Bisno ’61 has spearheaded the creation of a mini-museum of horology in the Santa Barbara Courthouse.
Sue Minter displays the special license plate, &ldquo;I Am Vermont Strong,&rdquo; issued by the state in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene to raise money for the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund and the Vermont Food Bank.

“Vermont Strong”

Sue Minter ’83 is helping her state recover from the devastation of Hurricane Irene.

The SIGnboard

Shared Interest Group events in September and October

The Classes

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


<i>Industrial Problems, Welfare Work: United States. Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh.H.J. Heinz Company: Bottling Department, </i> c. 1903. Gelatin silver print.

Reform School

Harvard’s long-closed Social Museum promoted progressive values.

The College Pump