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Letters from our readers

January-February 2010


Tools and Tests

Stem cells are being used as tools in regenerative medicine and drug discovery.

by Jonathan Shaw

Li Shizhen

Brief life of a pioneering pharmacologist: 1518-1593

by Carla Nappi

Conceptualizing Small

In words and images, George M. Whitesides and Felice. C. Frankel explicate tools, concepts, and applications in nanoscience.

The Art Army

Harvard’s Monuments Men at war

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

Genomic Architecture

Harvard and UMass researchers elucidate DNA's ability to file data and fit into the nucleus.

Family or Fortune

Research on work-life balance casts the financial sector in a harsh light.

Grabbing Flu by the Neck

Researchers may have found the viruses' Achilles heel

American Cheese Cultures

Heather Paxson explores the anthropology of American artisanal cheese.

John Harvard's Journal University news

Libraries on the Edge

The University's financial crisis is exacerbating existing problems in expanding, coordinating, and technologically improving the collections.

Theresa McCulla

Meet the director of Harvard Dining Services’ Food Literacy Project.

Yesterday's News

Headlines from Harvard history

Further Financial Fallout

The Harvard University Financial Report for fiscal year 2009 documents losses not previously detailed.

"Two Radically Different Worlds"

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith presents his annual report.

Faculty Diversity Developments

The annual report of the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity shows gains for women, slow progress elsewhere


Short takes on recent Harvard news

Radcliffe's New Life

Harvard’s former sister college celebrates its first decade as an institute for advanced study.

January Reading

Harvard undergraduates and the "great books" puzzle

Fraternal Forechecking

Alex, Mike, and Danny Biega, a talented trio of brothers, play ice hockey for Harvard.

Soccer Champs

The men's and women's squads lead the Ivy League.

Stinging the Blues

Yale saved its best for last. So did Harvard.

Strokes in Glass

Ellen Kennelly ’85 has created a new glass sculpture for Weld Boathouse.

Hits, Heads, Helmets

Vin Ferrara ’95 manufactures the Xenith football helmet to protect players from concussions.

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Radio Wits

Three Harvard graduates help create the weekly humor of NPR’s Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me!

Anatomy as Entertainment

An excerpt from A Hole in the Head: More Tales in the History of Neuroscience, by Charles Gross ’57

Intellectual Entrepreneurs

Three Harvard Advocate alumni helped found a highbrow literary periodical.

What This Country Needs

David Warsh reviews This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly, by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff.

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

Chapter & Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Plain Speaker

Bruce Corsino promotes "usable, efficient, and transparent" writing inside government and out.


Harvard's alumni website has a new look and a new home.

Harvard Serves

The Harvard Alumni Association's plans a global public-service initiative

Veterans Day Salute

A plaque honoring Harvard’s Medal of Honor recipients is dedicated in Memorial Church.

Records of Harvard Heroes Wanted!

Advocates for Harvard ROTC seek information on Harvard alumni who hold military awards for valor.

Woolf Hunters

Rare-book dealers Jon and Margaret Richardson are fans of the Bloomsbury Group.

From a Rebound to a Slam Dunk

Sportscaster J.B. Brown writes about his "Role of a Lifetime"

Insider Activist

Jerusalem city councilor Laura Wharton seeks a more open and pluralistic city.

The SIGnboard

News from Shared Interest Groups