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Letters from our readers

March-April 2010


An Evolving Foe

Harvard scientists are using genomic tools to fight newly resurgent malaria.

by Courtney Humphries

Changing, Challenging China

A Harvard Magazine roundtable


College students today lead hyper-active, highly scheduled lives.

by Craig Lambert

John Waldo Green

Brief life of a conflicted musician: 1908-1989

by Sol Hurwitz

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

Complexity and the Wealth of Nations

The most prosperous countries have economies that produce a variety of goods.

The Power of Torture

Inflicting pain changes the perceptions of torturers, not necessarily their knowledge.

Pleasure by Proxy

Other people’s experience is a more accurate guide than your own imagination to what you will like.

Many Lasers from One

Harvard researchers have developed multibeam, multiwavelength miniature lasers.

John Harvard's Journal University news

Arrested Development

With construction on its huge science facility in Allston halted, Harvard reconsiders its planned expansion there.

Two Projects Proceeding

Construction continues at the Law School and begins at the Fogg Art Museum.

Emma Dench

Meet a scholar enthralled by the Romans.

Yesterday's News

Headlines from Harvard history

The Corporation Changes

James R. Houghton, senior fellow of Harvard’s senior governing board, will step down on June 30.


Short takes on recent Harvard news

FAS Narrows Its Budget Chasm

…but more hard work remains to be done.

Friending the Faculty…and Others

Boosting faculty-student ties

Badminton’s Lightning Charm

Chasing a bird that flies indoors at 200 miles per hour

Sports Wrap

An update on the basketball and swim teams

Hard Times for Harvard Football

A new DVD pays tribute to the “Old Timers,” players from the 1946 through 1950 teams.

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Visual Conjurer

Carl Sprague ’84 designs sets for local theater companies and Hollywood movies.

A Man in Motion

An excerpt from Tocqueville's Discovery of America, by Leo Damrosch

Theatrical Chiaroscuro

Fredric Wilson’s book The Theatrical World of Angus McBean collects British midcentury theater images.

Indie Film Blues

Film producer Mynette Louie ’97 on films, audiences, and the quest to connect them.

An Ageless Voice on Aging

Adam Kirsch review Maurice Charney’s Wrinkled Deep in Time: Aging in Shakespeare.

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

Chapter and Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Horseplayer Extraordinaire

Steven Crist '78 is a newspaperman for the turf tribe.

Vote Now

This year's candidates for Overseer and Harvard Alumni Association elected director have been chosen.

Harvard Serves

The Harvard Alumni Association sponsors a global public-service initiative.

Alumni Awards

The winners of the 2010 HAA Clubs and SIGs Committee honors

Return to Harvard Day

An April invitation for all College alumni and alumnae, their spouses, and their high-school-age children

Comings and Goings

A sampling of spring speakers at Harvard clubs around the country

The SIGnboard

News from Shared Interest Groups