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 Century" covers the Radcliffe Institute's October conference on women, gender, and society. Panel discussions on science, ethics, and the social dimensions of technological advances are highlighted.
"Socks before Shoes: Unraveling Cell Division" features an edited presentation by Smith professor of molecular genetics Andrew Murray, along with slides, video, and animations that elucidate the research.
"The Business of Baseball" is based on the Alumni College held at the Harvard Club of Boston in 2004. A panel discussion offers diverse perspectives on the sport, its marketing, history, and future path. Speakers include Tom Werner '71, an owner of the Boston Red Sox, and Peter Carfagna '75, J.D. '79, general counsel of IMG Worldwide Inc., a sports-marketing firm. (Due on-line April 8.)
"Class of 1954: 50th Reunion" offers insights, ideas, and opinions from the class's roster of influential leaders in the worlds of finance, government, politics, literature, science, and medicine. Panelists include John Updike and Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
"Changing Habitats...Vanishing Species" highlights a symposium sponsored by the Harvard Museum of Natural History and includes presentations by Harvard's Pellegrino University Professor emeritus E. O. Wilson and Jeremy Jackson, a professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.
Harvard@Home offers desktop access to a wide range of intellectual happenings throughout the University. The programs, which range in length from 10 minutes to three hours, are free and available to the public. For more information, visit http://athome.harvard.edu.