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Summing Up Summers The article on, and interview with, Lawrence Summers (Summers in Summary, September-October, page 56) should be required...

November-December 2006

Features

The Ethanol Illusion

Americans annual consumption of gasoline (for both private and commercial transportation) amounts to more than 140 billion gallonsclose to 500...

Ouch!

The social status of physicians rose in the eighteenth century as their understanding of disease grew apace. But effective new treatments or...

by Christopher Reed

Zane Grey

Brief life of an American original: 1872-1939

Hello, Geotech

Take your geographic information system (GIS) for a spin around the block. Its easy. Sit at your computer, which you have loaded with GIS...

by Christopher Reed

Seamus Heaney, Digging with the Pen

One of the most revealing questions you can ask about any poet has to do with his sense of responsibility. To whom or what does he hold himself...

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

The Beauty Bounty

Beauty is Natures coin, John Milton wrote in 1634. It is currency in todays labor market as well. Since 1994, numerous studies have found that...

Questing Eye

Each night that it has run since its April launch, the 72-inch optical telescope at the Oak Ridge Observatory in Harvard, Massachusetts, has...

Grading Teachers

Education researchers and policymakers, like the rest of us, have long known that a good teacher can make all the difference to a childs...

"Unsales" Pitches

These days, prescription drug ads bombard the consumer at every turn. Even so, the $4 billion spent annually on direct-to-consumer...

John Harvard's Journal University news

In this Issue

Yesterdays News Harvard Portrait Interim Agendas An Allston Metamorphosis? Adios, Early Admissions Money-Management Makeover Controversial...

Taking Teaching Seriously

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) has begun a effort to encourage innovative, effective teaching. A committee of nine senior professors...

The Business of Teaching

Harvard Business School (HBS) classes are taught interactively by the case methodand by the professors themselves, who also do the grading...

Yesterday’s News

1911 Witter Bynner 02 writes the Bulletin to protest Harvards refusal to allow Emmeline Pankhurst to address the Harvard Mens League for Woman...

Susanne Ebbinghaus

The recently appointed Hanfmann curator of ancient art at the Harvard University Art Museums and a lecturer on the classics, Susanne Ebbinghaus...

Interim Agendas

Although Derek Bok and Jeremy R. Knowles are serving as president and dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), respectively, on an...

An Allston Metamorphosis?

Harvard's first science complex in Allston will be big by any measure. One thousand people will work in a facility designed as four buildings...

Adios, Early Admissions

Harvard College has ended its early admissions deadline. Beginning in the fall of 2007, students applying for admission to the class of 2012...

Money-Management Makeover

The value of Harvards endowment increased by $3.3 billion during the fiscal year ended June 30, rising to $29.2 billion. The 12.7 percent...

Controversial Visitor

Even before he arrived in the United States for a 12-day speaking tour, Mohammad Khatami, the former president of Iran, stirred controversy...

Bigger Biology

When a first draft of the human genome was sequenced in 2001, biology suddenly became much bigger. The genomethree billion DNA letters long...

Brevia

Nobel NotablesTwo alumni have won Nobel Prizes in science. Roger D. Kornberg ’67, JF ’76, Winzer professor in medicine at Stanford University...

Sciences and Gender

Women are underrepresented in academic science and engineering, according to a report issued in September by the National Academies, not because...

Open for Business

Before telegrams became scarce, the Japanese artist On Kawara would send them with the message I AM STILL ALIVE. Normally he would sign them...

Fleet Policy

Her mother says that Lindsey Scherf 08 was running as soon as she could walk; she might almost have sprinted out of the womb. Given her current...

How to Handle Hills

Tracks are fairly level, but cross-country running demands mastery of hills, which offer a natural form of interval trainingalternating intense...

Skipper with a Stopwatch

Jason Saretsky, Harvards new head coach of cross country and track and field (he succeeds Frank Haggerty 68, who retired in June), competed as a...

Challenges on the Field and Off

Beset by an ugly string of off-season incidents, the football team sought to make amends on the playing field. After pounding Holy Cross, 31-14...

Soccer Summary

Mens Soccer The Crimson (6-4, 1-1 Ivy) came back twice to beat Yale, 3-2, in a crucial rebound from losses to Penn (3-1) and Rhode Island (4-1)...

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

A Lesson with Liv

The singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor was artist-in-residence in Lowell House from 2000 through September, participating in House life and...

The FOX News Channel News We Can Use

From an entry in The Republican Playbook (Hyperion, $16.95), containing all the schemes, scams, and dirty tricks used to achieve victory since...

Arriflex and Amber

At nightfall, the hyenas began to cry and laugh after we had eaten and were enjoying our recent successes in the art of nonfiction filmmaking...

Off the Shelf

Union 1812: The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence, by A.J. Langguth 55 (Simon & Schuster, $30). This gripping history of...

Chapter & Verse

Martha Neumann hopes to learn if Freud indeed made a comment often attributed to him: Immortality is being loved by many anonymous people. Ann...

Admissions Equity

A review of Daniel Golden’s The Price of Admission: How Americas Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates

Big Sky Blues

In high school, Philip Aaberg 71 took train voyages lasting 12 hours each way between his hometown of Chester, Montana, and Spokane to study...

Grolier Reincarnated

Tucked into a single room behind a window in Harvard Square, the Grolier Poetry Book Shop is to the world of bookselling what La Sainte...

High Art

Since its founding, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has commissioned artists to depict explorations of the upper...

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

“This Craving to Fly”

In a darkened alley next to the Cleveland Public Theatre, the crowd stares up at a sprite in white suspended from two rings high above the...

Alumni College

The Alumni College programs, run by the Harvard Alumni Association, range from day-long symposia to two-hour workshops and cover an array of...

Well Done

The Harvard Alumni Association Awards were established in 1990 to recognize outstanding service to Harvard University through alumni...

Job Notices

Several college programs match students with paid and unpaid jobs and internships. To find out more about how alumni can provide these learning...