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March-April 2015

Letters

A letter from the editor on Harvard’s construction costs

Publishing, women’s safety, football

A letter from President Faust

The College Pump

Here lies an eager patriot.

Love Story locale, and other passionate pursuits

Treasure

Harvard’s collection of early American paintings are mostly portraits, all men.

In this Issue

The progress of palliative medicine

Michael Maltzan Architecture’s New Carver Apartments stands out against the busy Santa Monica Freeway.

A public interest movement redefines architecture.

Lafayette became a friend of American artist and inventor Samuel F.B. Morse, who depicted him with Revolutionary icons Washington and Franklin in this 1826 portrait.

Brief life of an American champion: 1757-1834

Graduate School of Education professors Tina Grotzer and Christopher Dede have designed virtual realities, such as the pond above, for students to explore as scientists: for example, by collecting data along the shoreline or underwater, via submarine.

From the “Teaching Machine” to the promise of twenty-first-century learning technology

Letters

A letter from the editor on Harvard’s construction costs

Publishing, women’s safety, football

A letter from President Faust

Right Now

Globalization’s benefits flow unevenly to a garbage collector in Allahabad, India, and a call-center worker in Bangalore.

Modeling how globalization leaves the least-skilled workers behind

A new Harvard School of Public Health study suggests people naturally regulate their coffee consumption.

Visualizations like Stephen Malinowski’s Music Animation Machine version of Debussy’s Arabesque no. 1 for piano solo can lead to new insights into musical compositions.

Two scholars—in jazz, and in German music—team up on a tool that makes musical structure visible.

Harvard Squared

Manchester’s old mills still form the heart of the city.

Art, history, and eclectic restaurants—less than an hour away

The Currier Museum of Art

Things to do and places to go eat in Manchester, New Hampshire

A winter soupmaking workshop

Bucolic Powisset Farm has a strong Community Supported Agriculture program.

A new exhibit traces navigation by mariners from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries.

From <i>Dark Victory</i>

The pick for Schlesinger Library Movie Night is Dark Victory

A painted andiron (c. 1909)

A new baseball exhibit at the Concord Museum is curated by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

<i>Gold</i> reflects on the rights and roles of parents…

Irish film festival at the Somerville Theater

John Harvard's Journal

The Continuum residential and retail project at Barry&rsquo;s Corner (see photo position A on map)

After years of planning, significant development in Allston is imminent.

Vijay Iyer

Harvard’s first tenured professor and jazz-artist-in-residence.

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sexual-assault settlement, honor codes, HUB hoopla, and more

Coping with what the college brochures don’t tell you

Head coach Tommy Amaker says that to win Harvard&rsquo;s fifth straight conference title, his players must &ldquo;rely on each other.&rdquo;

Pursuing another Ivy championship, the men’s basketball team finds new challenges.

Montage

Sara Jobin conducts a rehearsal of <i>Purchase of Manhattan,</i> which premiered at the Marble Collegiate Church in November.

Conductor Sara Jobin highlights the intimate stories within grand productions.

Student occupiers in University Hall, 1969

Photographer Tim Carlson focuses on athletes in nature.

Tracy K. Smith

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith ’94 crafts a memoir.

Sarah Manguso

Dissecting her diary, a writer weaponizes solipsism.

Algebra, a high-wire act for math phobics, is here rendered clearly, amusingly, and memorably.

Recent books with Harvard connections

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Alumni

Jade nuzzles Cloos en route to getting his new shoes.

How a farrier spends her days

The slates for this spring’s elections

Honoring the providers of exemplary service and exceptional programming

Guidelines from the Commencement Office

Alumnae-i Network for Harvard Women

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

The College Pump

Here lies an eager patriot.

Love Story locale, and other passionate pursuits

Treasure

Harvard’s collection of early American paintings are mostly portraits, all men.