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September-October 2006

Letters

As a clinical and research psychologist who has been doing research on these subjects for more than 20 years, I wish to add a few important points

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." Found in the University Archives, a cache of English-department...

Treasure

The Z closet in Houghton Library is called that because Z is not used in the accession codes for the ordinary run of items in the collection:...

In this Issue

Illustration by Tom Mosser

Editor’s note: Introducing himself as a Princeton professor wearing a Yale gown as he prepared to address a Harvard audience, historian...

An undated portrait (circa 1908) of Ginn by an unknown artist

Painting courtesy of the Kennedy School of Government's Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution

There will be no need of great national armies,” Edwin Ginn declaimed in 1901, once an international force controlled by a league of...

Seven members of the 2006 "Leadership and Corporate Accountability" teaching group gather in an Aldrich Hall classroom at Harvard Business School. Course head Lynn Paine, a lawyer who holds a doctoral degree in moral philosophy, studies how businesses meld high ethical standards with strong financial performance. Her colleagues' expertise, described in the text, encompasses work on individual values and leadership, finance, tax and corporate law, marketing, technology and operations management, and organizational behavior, plus senior operating experience in companies and nonprofit enterprises. The two other faculty members appear on pages 45 and 48. (The name cards mimic those that students have in each class, to facilitate discussion.)

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Last January 13, in the amphitheater of Aldrich Hall 107, Henry B. Reiling began taking his students through the quaint details of a real-estate...

The Nazis’ Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938 prompted Harvard student activists to devise a way to rescue endangered European students. The Harvard Yearbook covered their fellow students’ efforts.

Courtesy of Harvard Yearbook

At noon on November 16, 1938, some 500 Harvard and Radcliffe students jammed Emerson Hall to express their outrage at Kristallnacht, as the...

Lawrence H. Summers, at his new home in Brookline, Massachusetts, photographed July 18

Portrait by Jim Harrison

Lawrence H. Summers brought to the Harvard presidency prodigious energy and a penchant for framing the University’s future in visionary terms.

Letters

As a clinical and research psychologist who has been doing research on these subjects for more than 20 years, I wish to add a few important points

Right Now

At a Chicago rally, a Latino American protests tighter immigration laws as well as false ethnic stereotypes

Photograph by Steve Shapiro/Corbis

First-generation immigrants are more likely to be law-abiding than third-generation Americans of similar socioeconomic status, reports Robert...

An acupuncturist taps needles into a patient’s back.

Photograph by Ron Chappie/Jupiter Images

Doctors once kept jars full of sugar pills, in various colors, in their offices. “Take two of these and call me in the morning...

Complications from pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death and disability among women between the ages of 15 and 49, according...

New England Regional

The streetside view from the large, airy dining room at Rendezvous.

Photograph by Matthew Demers

Don’t get us wrong: We like a Whopper now and again. But any more-innovative restaurant that replaces a Burger King (and nixes the chairs...

Enjoy a range of offerings in and around Harvard Square this fall, from jazz bands and rowing competitions to a retrospective on Rembrandt and a Latino film festival.

In 1990, as workers peeled off dark brown burlap-like wallpaper, removed old ceiling tiles, and scrubbed away sooty residue, Jo and Maxwell...

John Harvard's Journal

Photograph by Jim Harrison

• Education Executive • Harvard Portrait • Harvard by the Numbers • Sweeping Change for Science • Map...

When he found out he would spend his third year of medical school based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, rather than rotating among...

What does it mean to be a physician? How do I work as part of a team? Which career options lie ahead? What’s it like to watch a patient...

Kathleen McCartney, Harvard Graduate School of Education’s (HGSE) new dean, has already shown she can handle controversy with poise. Three...

Photograph by Stu Rosner

“I was a fat kid,” says Barbara Ruhs. “My sister was a French fry, and I was a beachball. I always wanted to be a French...

The rich get richer, at least as measured by annual giving to Harvard’s schools, compared to their existing endowments, as shown in...

The University Planning Committee for Science and Engineering released on July 14 a preliminary report outlining a comprehensive and sweeping...

Edward Forbes Smiley III, of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, was caught in June 2005 leaving Yale’s Beinecke Library with five of...

What does it mean to be part of a community of scientists? For Chimdimnma (“Chi-Chi”) Esimai ’08, it meant, for one thing...

Illustration by Mark Steele

1911 Holworthy Hall, refurbished after 99 years, boasts hot-water heating and “shower baths” for the first time. 1916 More than...

In my first year of doctoral studies in England, a group of colleagues and I gathered at the pub after work one evening, along with some senior...

“Harvard is at the beginning of a very long journey,” writes senior vice provost for faculty development and diversity Evelynn M...

Daniel Steiner ’54, LL.B. ’58, died June 11 from complications of chronic lung disease, ending a life of distinguished contributions...

In the years immediately following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy ’40, LL.D. ’56, a group of the president’s...

College Change Harvard College dean Benedict H. Gross announced in mid July that Patricia O’Brien, deputy dean for the past two years and...

Scientists at Harvard and the affiliated Children’s Hospital Boston announced on June 6 that they had begun experiments with somatic cell...

As the summer months trickle through my sweaty fingers, September looms, bringing with it the first of my Lasts. For the last time, I will...

Harvard Magazine’s Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows for the 2006-2007 academic year will be senior Casey N. Cep and sophomore...

Watch him this fall, if you can: football players of Clifton Dawson’s caliber don’t show up very often in Harvard Stadium. The...

Clifton Dawson has become a standout running back because of what he has done, but he has also excelled at not doing something: fumbling the...

Montage

From his home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Kornbluth creates a gourmet menu of culture.

Photograph by Robert Adam Mayer

I'm so disappointed,” began the e-mail to Head Butler, a website that recommends books, films, and music. “I have bought so many...

Sculpture breaks free of the frames that confine paintings and drawings. Released into the wider world, sculptures may even inhabit the fourth...

What Terrorists Want: Understanding the Enemy, Containing the Threat, by Louise Richardson, Ph.D. ’89, executive dean of the Radcliffe...

This may make me a less than completely loyal Harvard alumnus, but I can’t help thinking of Geyser University Professor William Julius...

Wayles Brown seeks to locate a story about a boy of English and Hindu parentage who encounters the word “Eurasian” and asks his...

Leonard Bernstein ’39, D.Mus. ’67, will always be remembered as the conductor of the New York Philharmonic, but he was a native New...

"It’s a food-obsessed culture in Berkeley,” says Mollie Katzen. “It’s a gourmet ghetto—boutique breads and...

In his gift to Red Sox fans, Feeding the Monster: How Money, Smarts, and Nerve Took a Team to the Top (Simon & Schuster, $26), Seth Mnookin...

Imagine American Beauty with a Chinese-American cast, or Eat Drink Man Woman transplanted from Taipei to an affluent New York suburb: such...

Alumni

Gilbert Gale ’69. a field biologist with the United States Forest Service, battles invasive plants and restores native vegetation in the Bitterroot National Forest.

Photograph by Jeremy Lurgio

Gilbert Gale uses all tools at his disposal to fight invasive plants in Western grasslands.

Stephanie Wilson ’88 lived out nearly every child’s fantasy when she soared aloft aboard NASA’s space shuttle Discovery in...

As the new president of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA), Paul J. Finnegan ’75, M.B.A. ’82, says the organization must be...

The Alumni College programs, run by the Harvard Alumni Association, range from day-long symposia to two-hour workshops and cover an array of topics. Alumni events offered this fall include

Six alumni receive Hiram S. Hunn Memorial Schools and Scholarships Awards, presented by the Harvard College Office of Admissions.

Eric Lesser ’07, of Kirkland House, and Lauren Tulp ’07, of Eliot House, are this year’s David Aloian Memorial Scholars.

The College Pump

"Your wooden arm you hold outstretched to shake with passers-by." Found in the University Archives, a cache of English-department...

Treasure

The Z closet in Houghton Library is called that because Z is not used in the accession codes for the ordinary run of items in the collection:...