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March-April 2013

Letters

Placebos, memorable McKinlock bell, paramedics

The College Pump

Statistically, a Harvard man—and Vigeland on MacLeish

Treasure

An item in the history of note-taking

In this Issue

How gaps in medical knowledge affect matters of the heart

On activism, litigation, and social change in America

Brief life of an Amazon explorer: 1875-1956

Sociologist Bruce Western rethinks incarceration in America

Letters

Placebos, memorable McKinlock bell, paramedics

Right Now

Modified H5N1 could infect a billion people if it escapes the lab.

In the plant's tendrils, L. Mahadevan and colleagues discover a new type of spring.

New study reveals just how many years of life are added by varying levels of exercise.

New England Regional

A small selection of the region’s best public gardens

Additional public gardens to note around New England.

Harvard arts and cultural events

Bergamot offers fresh food and refined comfort.

John Harvard's Journal

At its centennial, Harvard University Press continues publishing books, while vastly expanding its digital products.

View diverse versions of HUP's logotype through time.

Harvard proposes moving the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to the University’s expanded campus.

The pediatric psychiatrists’ book depicts emergency-room experiences with mentally ill children.

Harvard College imposes penalties severe following investigation of undergraduate academic misconduct

HarvardX, edX, and online teaching and learning proliferate.

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

Three Fellows offer a briefing on the effects of reforming the University's senior governing board.

Harvard news: Allston development, education dean departs, social investing, multimillion-dollar gifts to universities, and more

The Undergraduate reflects on mentoring and community.

Rebecca Nadler is Harvard's first NCAA gold medalist in skiing.

Montage

Jennifer Rubell makes art to touch, crawl into, or even drink and eat.

Recent books with Harvard connections

Bob Egan finds the original venues of iconic images.

“Doc” Willoughby talks grilling and writing.

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

The "Literally Psyched" columnist on Sherlock Holmes, perception, and mental prowess

Alumni

Philip Slater has happily progressed from fame to obscurity.

Author Philip Slater explains his views on the world

2013 Candidates for Harvard University Overseers and HAA elected directors

Harvard alumni are honored for service to clubs and Shared Interest Groups

Instructions for degree candidates and others

Alumni and their children visit Harvard

A letter from President Drew Faust

Shared Interest Group events in March and April

The College Pump

Statistically, a Harvard man—and Vigeland on MacLeish

Treasure

An item in the history of note-taking