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Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

March-April 2010

Letters

Letters from our readers

The College Pump

Notes on a forty-fifth-reunion report, and a telescope trespasser

Treasure

A professor's passion reveals how one learned to dance in Jane Austen's day.

In this Issue

Harvard scientists are using genomic tools to fight newly resurgent malaria.

A Harvard Magazine roundtable

College students today lead hyper-active, highly scheduled lives.

Brief life of a conflicted musician: 1908-1989

Letters

Letters from our readers

Right Now

The most prosperous countries have economies that produce a variety of goods.

Inflicting pain changes the perceptions of torturers, not necessarily their knowledge.

Other people’s experience is a more accurate guide than your own imagination to what you will like.

Harvard researchers have developed multibeam, multiwavelength miniature lasers.

New England Regional

Harvard alumni work to make a 3,000-mile greenway along the Eastern seaboard a reality.

Enjoy stretches from Boston to Portland, Providence to Worcester, and New Haven to Northampton.

Spring events at Harvard

Sofra Bakery and Café specializes in small items with an Eastern Mediterranean accent.

John Harvard's Journal

With construction on its huge science facility in Allston halted, Harvard reconsiders its planned expansion there.

Construction continues at the Law School and begins at the Fogg Art Museum.

Meet a scholar enthralled by the Romans.

Headlines from Harvard history

James R. Houghton, senior fellow of Harvard’s senior governing board, will step down on June 30.

Short takes on recent Harvard news

…but more hard work remains to be done.

Boosting faculty-student ties

Chasing a bird that flies indoors at 200 miles per hour

An update on the basketball and swim teams

A new DVD pays tribute to the “Old Timers,” players from the 1946 through 1950 teams.

Montage

Carl Sprague ’84 designs sets for local theater companies and Hollywood movies.

An excerpt from Tocqueville's Discovery of America, by Leo Damrosch

Fredric Wilson’s book The Theatrical World of Angus McBean collects British midcentury theater images.

Film producer Mynette Louie ’97 on films, audiences, and the quest to connect them.

Adam Kirsch review Maurice Charney’s Wrinkled Deep in Time: Aging in Shakespeare.

Recent books with Harvard connections

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Alumni

Steven Crist '78 is a newspaperman for the turf tribe.

This year's candidates for Overseer and Harvard Alumni Association elected director have been chosen.

The Harvard Alumni Association sponsors a global public-service initiative.

The winners of the 2010 HAA Clubs and SIGs Committee honors

An April invitation for all College alumni and alumnae, their spouses, and their high-school-age children

A sampling of spring speakers at Harvard clubs around the country

News from Shared Interest Groups

The College Pump

Notes on a forty-fifth-reunion report, and a telescope trespasser

Treasure

A professor's passion reveals how one learned to dance in Jane Austen's day.