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Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

January-February 2013

Letters

Letters on the humanities, cesarean sections, soda social science, and cheating considerations

Recognizing three outstanding Harvard Magazine contributors

The College Pump

Tennessee Williams, Mother Teresa…and Gore Vidal

Treasure

Julia is feted in her centenary year.

In this Issue

Natural gas, the economy, and America’s energy prospects

Designers, models, and merchants tint the fashion industry Crimson.

Brief life of soap opera’s single mother: 1901-1973

An ingenious researcher finds the real ingredients of “fake” medicine.

An unusual art collection in an unexpected place

Letters

Letters on the humanities, cesarean sections, soda social science, and cheating considerations

Recognizing three outstanding Harvard Magazine contributors

Right Now

Land-use restrictions lead to growing income disparities between states, Kennedy School researchers find.

The breeding behavior of tropical cuckoos, in which unrelated adults share a communal nest, proves an exception to the theory of kin selection.

Harvard scientists have developed a tiny, lightweight, distortion-free lens that focuses light without glass.

New England Regional

Young activists live their beliefs—"every day"

Harvard arts and cultural events

True Bistro offers higher-order vegan fare with international flair.

John Harvard's Journal

The institutional master plan notification form Harvard filed in October 2012 no longer relies on debt-financing or unrealistic endowment payouts.

A blunt picture of universities' altered circumstances—and a forecast of changed operations to come

A reporting change reflects the upheaval in Harvard's finances.

The suburban sustainability expert rides her bike to work.

Major academic and building priorities come into focus.

From the pages of the <i>Harvard Alumni Bulletin</i> and <i>Harvard Magazine</i>

The first University-wide Sustainability Impact Report reveals challenging goals.

Harvard news: Nobelists, Rhodes and Marshall winners, edX update, and more

I-Lab students work in interdisciplinary teams to address urban and civic challenges in the Dudley and Upham’s Corner neighborhoods.

The Undergraduate discovers that doubt is the place from which to start.

The football team broke records, but the Ivy trophy went south.

Two national champions rule the wall with flicks, nicks, and immense talent.

Montage

A contemporary take on an ancient medium

In <i>Brothers: On His Brothers and Brothers in History,</i> George Howe Colt offers autobiography and biography both.

Ben Loory's minimalist stories ambush the reader.

Hannah Lash’s personal, yet crystalline, music

The “mixed multitudes” of early Colonial America—and the Native Americans

Recent books with Harvard connections

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Alumni

The dazzling beauty and strangely human behavior of one of the world’s most diverse bird families.

David G. Nathan on watching his patients grow up and flourish

Alumni, an alumna, and a former Law School professor will join the 113th Congress.

A letter from President Drew Faust

George West ’72 and his students foster oral history at Little Rock Central High.

Rachel Cox ’74 pays written tribute to an uncle and his friends with <i>Into Dust and Fire: Five Young Americans Who Went First to Fight the Nazi Army.</i>

Shared Interest Group events in January and February

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

The College Pump

Tennessee Williams, Mother Teresa…and Gore Vidal

Treasure

Julia is feted in her centenary year.