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July-August 2015

Letters

A letter from the editor

Scarcity, energy options, David Ferry, home schooling, and more

A letter from President Faust

The College Pump

Long a mystery to passers-by at the Harvard Club of New York, these photographs depict Mullgardt’s Tower

A Harvard Club discovery, a College artist’s epiphany

Treasure

An earthworm rendered in 3D, with transparent outer skin to show the internal structures

New technology lets researchers see differences inside museum specimens

In this Issue

Terry Fisher

Online education looks beyond the MOOC.

Eliot, 1919

A rediscovery of the emerging poet

Olympic aftermath: the 2004 Athens softball venue, derelict a decade later

An economic analyst of sports dissects the assumptions behind Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics.

A New Jersey Transit train crosses a 1910 bridge in Kearney, N.J., over which 150,000 to 200,000 passengers cross daily—making it perhaps the busiest rail span in the Western Hemisphere. It is obsolete, but a $940-million plan to replace it remains unfunded.

Rosabeth Moss Kanter on solving America’s infrastructure problems

Sears in her Woods Hole office in 1960

Brief life of an oceanographer and patriot: 1905-1997

Letters

A letter from the editor

Scarcity, energy options, David Ferry, home schooling, and more

A letter from President Faust

Right Now

The Harvard Football Players Health Study aims to treat athletes’ medical problems, from head injuries to torn ACLs.

What smart gadgets mean for big business

Eliminating the Great Recession’s overhang

Harvard Squared

Panels from <i>A Florentine Fete,</i> by Maxfield Parrish, loom over the museum&rsquo;s lobby.

Original works by “Golden Age” illustrators on view in Newport, Rhode Island

Spicy rice cake topped with fresh vegetables

The sister restaurant to Bibim in Allston opened earlier this year

A view from Piers Park

Playing and picnicking in Greater Boston

Graham McKay (front) with Jim Heller and Justin Kennick launching one of the shop's boats on the Merrimack River

A visit to Lowell’s Boat Shop in Amesbury, Massachusetts

John Harvard's Journal

Kennedy School mid-career-degree celebrants (from left) Tadahiro Ikemoto, M.P.H. &rsquo;14, M.P.A. &rsquo;15, of Japan, Zhuldyz Bakytzhanova, M.P.A. &rsquo;15, Sahar Albazar, M.P.A. &rsquo;15, of Egypt, and Alvaro Henzler, M.P.A. &rsquo;15, of Peru

A mannerly, serious-minded 364th Commencement, from Drew Faust and Deval L. Patrick to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Linda B. Buck

Harvard honoraries to Renee Fleming, Deval Patrick, Denis Mukwege, and more

Drew Faust

President Drew Faust, Governor Deval L. Patrick, and others weigh in during ROTC and Commencement exercises.

Self-effacing senior fellow, senior reunioners, silent protests, and more

Rakesh Khurana

Rakesh Khurana, dean of the College, asks hard questions about the mission of a Harvard education.

Andrew Manuel Crespo

Andrew Crespo ’05 connects the law to real life.

John Meara

Lack of access to surgery globally will cost $12.3 trillion during the next 15 years.

Francis J. Doyle III

A new dean for engineering and applied sciences, a departing public-health leader, the new CFO, top teachers, and more

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

Sean D. Kelly

Endowing engineering and applied sciences, critiquing Gen Ed, addressing sexual assault, and evolving online

Reconstructing the Kennedy School campus, Toni Morrison lectures, inventing venture capital, administrators’ pay, and more

Sharpening your mind during the summer months with a HarvardX course or a faculty profile.

A Gen Ed course teaches a booklover about science, and her parents.

Margaret &ldquo;Midge&rdquo; Purce

On scoring in a low-scoring game

Montage

Adams in front of his 2015 installation, <i>Life, or Something Like It.</i>

Christopher Adams brings ceramics to life (or vice versa).

Julia Margaret Cameron, <i>Madonna and Two Children,</i> 1864, albumen print: artistically arranged&mdash;but could she control the expressions?

Robin Kelsey probes the place of photography within art.

Lauren Willig

From lawyering to a literary life.

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Danielle Feinberg

At Pixar, putting the finishing touches on animated worlds

Tall tales from biology’s Wild West

Among Harvard&rsquo;s tangible things: &ldquo;Blondie Goes to Leisureland,&rdquo; a comic-based 1940 game, promoting Westinghouse products

Recent books with Harvard connections

Alumni

Candice Hoyes performs at the legendary Harlem jazz club Minton&rsquo;s.

Singer Candice Hoyes reinterprets Duke Ellington songs in her new album On a Turquoise Cloud.

Olivia Gentile

Author Olivia Gentile goes digital in her new project.

From top left: Charles J. Egan Jr., Michael E.A. Gellert, Thomas W. Lentz Jr., Sandra O. Moose, and Robert D. Reischauer

Five alumni are honored for their contributions to the University.

From left: Robert Richardson, Gordon Wood, Louise Ryan, and Wade Davis

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences honors four distinguished alumni.

Newly elected directors of the Harvard Alumni Association

Four Harvard seniors have won scholarships to study at Cambridge University

Evelyn Richmond and Robert F. Rothschild

Harvard College’s oldest alumni at Commencement

Alumni may sign in to view class notes or obituaries.

The College Pump

Long a mystery to passers-by at the Harvard Club of New York, these photographs depict Mullgardt’s Tower

A Harvard Club discovery, a College artist’s epiphany

Treasure

An earthworm rendered in 3D, with transparent outer skin to show the internal structures

New technology lets researchers see differences inside museum specimens