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Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

May-June 2015

Letters

A letter from the editor

Climate change, China’s gains, palliative care

A letter from President Faust

The College Pump

Goalpost antics, Harvard vinegar, and the flip-flop menace

Treasure

Harvard class albums from the early days of photography, on exhibit at Pusey Library

In this Issue

A behavioral economist’s fresh perspectives on poverty

Brief life of a pioneering naturalist: 1786-1859

Why the United States may be on the cusp of an energy revolution

Poet and translator David Ferry

Letters

A letter from the editor

Climate change, China’s gains, palliative care

A letter from President Faust

Right Now

Locating the “command neurons that drive parental behavior”

Harvard scientists find a way to convert solar energy into a liquid fuel.

Two Harvard studies investigate the nutrient's cancer-fighting properties.

Harvard Squared

Bauhaus-inspired architects built their domestic visions in Lexington and on Cape Cod.

Sculptor Patrick Dougherty builds his latest fanciful structures on Boston's North Shore.

Visitors may explore more than 30 urban green spaces during the South End Garden Tour 2015.

Commencement week calendar

Celebrating the graduates and their families, without the throng

John Harvard's Journal

Building scale in biomedical informatics

A theorist explores the limits to shrinking datasets.

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

SHARIASource—“Google-like aspirations” for an online resource on Islamic law

Climate change, divestment, the honor code, Olympics, fundraising, MOOCs, and more

Along with fixing up the old things, something new for Winthrop House

Deval Patrick at Commencement, College admissions—and $60,000 term bills, public-affairs VP, and more University news

Harvard students find that not being connected is not really an option, but still…

After a rollercoaster season, and another Ivy crown, whither men’s basketball?

Charley Butt succeeds the legendary Harry Parker as Harvard's heavyweight men's crew coach.

Strong hockey seasons end in the NCAA tournaments.

Montage

Janet Echelman’s urban sculptures take to the skies.

A young composer, finding his next notes

Recent books with Harvard connections

Kavita Shah makes music in many idioms.

The literary flowering of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, et al.

A philosopher’s take on individuals and maturity, in a world of institutions

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Alumni

Opower works with electrical utilities to help curb energy consumption.

Shared Interest Group gatherings

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

The College Pump

Goalpost antics, Harvard vinegar, and the flip-flop menace

Treasure

Harvard class albums from the early days of photography, on exhibit at Pusey Library