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WATER AND OIL The quote from Azzam Alwash, director of the Eden Again Project, with which Christopher Reed's article on Iraq's Marsh Arabs...

March-April 2005

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Reforming Social Security

The current discussion of ways to reform the U.S. Social Security retirement system is becoming increasingly polarized over the issue of...

John Chilembwe

Ninety years ago in what is now Malawi, a tall, asthmatic, American-trained Baptist preacher attempted bravely, in the manner of John Brown at...

The Chemical Biologists

Although Stuart L. Schreiber's office number is 223 Conant, one of several buildings in the chemistry complex, only part of his suite is...

The Rebellion of E.E. Cummings

Literary critics have found any number of ways to divide writers into opposing teams. Isaiah Berlin distinguished between...

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

10 Downing Street's Gulag

 In October 1952, the British governor of Kenya, Sir Evelyn Baring, declared a state of emergency. Mau Mau rebels were attacking and...

Rocks into Gas

Geologists have long believed that the world's supply of oil and natural gas came from the decay of primordial plant and animal matter, which...

Fertility and Destiny

Current low birthrates among highly educated women pose a challenge to the U.S. economy and may compound existing social problems, says David...

Cilia in C-Major

In the human ear, it takes only a few millionths of a second from the time a sound wave vibrates the receiving "hair cells" to the...

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Parallel Universities

Even as Harvard's planning consultants conclude the private phase of their development grid for Allston, it is possible to get a sense of their...

Connecting to the River Parklands

Meanwhile, back in Cambridge, students of Bucksbaum professor in urban design Joan Busquets have transformed their studio class at the Graduate...

Hongkun Park

Hongkun Park Photograph by Stu Rosner "Your brain doesn't run at three gigahertz, believe me," kids professsor of chemistry...

Money-Manager Transition

The University announced on January 11 that Jack R. Meyer, M.B.A. '69, president and chief executive officer of Harvard Management Company...

Compensation Controversy, Continued

In light of continued strong investment returns (see "Endowment Gains: Last Hurrah?" November-December 2004, page 56), the Harvard...

The Payout Payoff

Following two years of high investment returns on endowment assets, the Harvard Corporation has approved an increase in funds distributed to...

Gender Gap

On January 14, President Lawrence H. Summers appeared as a luncheon speaker at "Diversifying the Science and Engineering Workforce," a...

Women and Tenure

The discussion of tenured appointments of women within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) cooled somewhat during an extended airing of the...

Yesterday's News

1920 The Corporation and Overseers have voted to admit female students to the new Graduate School of Education, which will open its doors in...

Envisioning Arts and Sciences Anew

In his annual decanal letter to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), published February 3, William C. Kirby fleshes out the three principal...

The College Reconfigures

Dean of Harvard College Benedict H. Gross announced in early January a series of appointments and new positions intended to manage undergraduate...

Seeing Biological Systems Whole

Marc Kirschner, one of the world's leading cell biologists, has a new office. He apologizes for a mess that hardly exists -- a microscope and...

Faculty Composition

Harvard's faculty consists of both tenured professors and "ladder faculty" (associate and assistant professors), and other teaching...

Leaner Libraries

The pilot project with Google announced by the Harvard University Library in December is a small step toward a future of possibilities in which...

Harvard's Googled Library

In agreements announced December 14, the world's largest search engine, Google, undertook to build an on-line reading room to house digital...

Brevia

Scientific Ventures Albert J. WeatherheadCelia J. Weatherhead Justin Ide / Harvard News OfficeJustin Ide / Harvard News Office Flexible...

Painting across Cultures

"Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets," wrote British...

Freezing Out the Forwards

The Harvard athletic department website, a shrine to the accomplishments of Crimson athletes, makes a peculiar boast regarding ice hockey...

Winter Sports in Brief

Women's Ice Hockey The icewomen (11-6-2) revenged an early 3-2 road loss to Yale with an 11-2 blowout at home in January. Four of the team's six...

Daytripper

It's hard to escape San Francisco, where I grew up, without a car. A couple of commuter trains snake into the suburbs, but once you break past...

Fun's Expediter

Zac Corker Harvard News Office Styled "Harvard's Fun Czar" by Reuters and CNN, Zac Corker '04 sits in his University Hall...

Back with a Marshall, Still Strong in the Rhodes

Thomas Wolf Jon Chase / Harvard News Office Melissa Dell Sarah Hill Rose Licoln / Harvard News Office Justin Ide / Harvard News...

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

A Calling for Justice

While investigating the genocide in Rwanda for the United Nations in 1994, attorney Gary Haugen '85 directed the exhumation of mass graves to...

What's New at Harvard@Home?

The University-wide on-line learning initiative, Harvard@Home, has released several new programs. "Reproductive Health in the 21st...

Cast Your Ballot

This spring, alumni can vote for a new group of Harvard Overseers and elected directors for the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) board. Ballots...

Return to Harvard Day

On April 13, alumni/ae of all classes, their spouses, and their high-school-aged offspring are welcome to visit the College to attend...

Harvard Entertains

"Harvard in Hollywood," an Alumni College featuring graduates in the entertainment industry, is to take place on March 12 in Los...

HAA Clubs Committee Awards

The HAA's Clubs Committee presents two annual awards for contributions to Harvard clubs. Recipients of the 2004 Outstanding Club Contribution...

Comings and Goings

Harvard clubs host lectures, seminars, and social gatherings. Following is a partial list of Harvard-affiliated speakers appearing at local club...

Lessons from the Navajo

In 1968, Lucy Moore '66 accompanied her then-husband, Bob Hilgendorf, J.D. '67, to Chinle--Canyon de Chelly--in the heart of the Navajo Nation...

A Long Struggle toward Peace

On December 26, the tsunami struck Sri Lanka. Jehan Perera '82, J.D. '87, was not directly endangered, but a close relative lost her husband and...

"A Difficult and Compelling Pursuit"

Melanie Carr '97 once planned to go to law school, but her passion for social justice has led her to her own niche in public-interest law. She...