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November-December 2013

Letters

An editor's guide to this issue’s perspectives on teaching and learning

On the humanities, the Internet, Alzheimer’s care, and more

The College Pump

Petting zoo on the Plaza, a Harvard/Yale man, and a late-blooming novelist

Treasure

A rare collection of blooms housed at Dumbarton Oaks

In this Issue

The singular character of the College’s residences, now in renewal

Michael Van Valkenburgh helps lead a second great age of city-making.

Should the president approve construction?

Brief life of a statesman-orator: 1794-1865

Teaching students the value of deceleration and immersive attention

Letters

An editor's guide to this issue’s perspectives on teaching and learning

On the humanities, the Internet, Alzheimer’s care, and more

Right Now

A new book documents censorship by Hollywood at the bidding of Hitler's Nazi government.

Apps are shaping teens' notions of identity, intimacy, and imagination.

Genetic information about specific cancer can lead to better patient treatments

New England Regional

Harvard arts and cultural events

Harvardians share their favorite Northeast Nordic skiing sites.

Northeast Nordic skiing offers wide range of trails, scenic beauty, and vigorous exercise

Catalyst’s hearty American-French food fares well on a winter’s night.

John Harvard's Journal

The Harvard Campaign's $6.5-billion goal and priorities

An unconventional undergraduate's College years, and the birth of the personal-computer software industry

A taste of the talk

President Drew Faust’s campaign address

Dean Michael D. Smith discusses the priorities of the $2.5-billion FAS campaign.

A new master’s degree teaches computation and modeling in the age of big data.

The bioengineering professor does 3-D printing on a micron scale.

Investment gains and asset growth after a down year

Further developments in online learning and improving teaching

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

Coping with dashed hopes and seizing opportunities

Harvard news: Southeast Asian studies, biotech fellows, digital journalism, and more

Crimson football finds redemption in California.

The art of playing point guard

Montage

Composer Michael Friedman’s “investigative theater”

James MacGregor Burns, Ph.D. ’47, on intellect, governance, and the Enlightenment

“One of America’s best all-round intellects” scrutinizes books.

Recent books with Harvard connections

Bronze and granite come alive for Murray Dewart.

Derek Bok’s new book on higher education in America, reviewed by Richard Morrill

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Alumni

John S. Wilson Jr. grabs the chance to realize his calling.

Six win awards for their years of volunteering.

Sandra Goldmark ’97 puts the focus on repair, not replace.

Shared Interest Group events in November and December

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

The College Pump

Petting zoo on the Plaza, a Harvard/Yale man, and a late-blooming novelist

Treasure

A rare collection of blooms housed at Dumbarton Oaks