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Coup in Iran, Obama's democracy, squash

March-April 2011


Quotable Harvard

An expert's pick of choice Harvard words

by Fred Shapiro

The Gene Hunter

Louis Kunkel’s 30-year quest to diagnose and cure muscular dystrophy

by Victor McElheny

Bao Luong

Brief life of a Vietnamese revolutionary: 1909-1976

by Hue-Tam Ho Tai

Famous Comedian, “Dangerous” Playwright

Ubiquitous on film and TV, Wallace Shawn writes plays that pack the house—with 20.

by Craig Lambert

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

A Revolution in Corporate Reporting

Integrated reporting gives stakeholders information about the sustainability of a corporation’s business.

An African Breadbasket?

Calestous Juma sees agricultural innovation as a catalyst to promote development.

Multiple Wives, Substandard Lives

Polygyny has mainly negative consequences for women, children, and unmarried young men—and is linked to violence among nations.

John Harvard's Journal University news

Back to the Lab Bench

University provost Steven E. Hyman prepares to step down.

Wanted: Corporation Members, Provost

Searches are under way for new Fellows of Harvard College and for a successor to Steven E. Hyman.

Harvard Library’s First Director

Helen Shenton and a new University-wide management will reshape the libraries for the digital future.

Tackling Teaching and Learning

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith and his colleagues refocus on their educational mission.

Gregory N. Connolly

The former smoker turned anti-smoking guru directs Harvard School of Public Health's Center for Global Tobacco Control.

Prototyping House Renewal

A plan is in hand to rehab "Old Quincy" as a trial run.

Yesterday’s News

Headlines from Harvard history


University Professorship for Paul Farmer, ROTC after DADT, admissions angst, a higher-education update, and other University news

The Frisson of Friction

The Undergraduate takes a chance on a hard and unfamiliar course.

Strokes in Parallel

Tennis co-captains Rosekrans and Cao converge on the court.

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Pizzazz on the Podium

Alan Gilbert’s music that should be heard

On Behavioral Ethics

Analyzing cognition and behaviors to explore how individuals and organizations conduct themselves relative to ethical standards

Bishop Redux

New collections of poems, prose, and correspondence by Elizabeth Bishop

Kosher Delights

Law School alumna Dawn LaRochelle left her law practice to become a caterer and restaurateur.

And the War Came

At its sesquicentennial, a fresh, revealing narrative of the advent of the Civil War

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

Chapter and Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Volleys in F# Major

A new CD of "op-ed pieces with key signatures"

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

Air Afghanistan

Radio news and the "journalism of hope" thrive in a dangerous place.

Return to Harvard Day

A special event on April 6 for reunion-year alumni and their families

Vote Now

The slates of nominees for the Board of Overseers and elected directors of the Harvard Alumni Association are ready.

Alumni Awards

The Harvard Alumni Association honors outstanding service to, and innovation by, Harvard clubs and Shared Interest Groups.

Crimson in Congress, II

An update on Harvard matriculants in the 112th Congress

Comings and Goings

A sampling of Harvard Club events around the country

The SIGnboard

Shared Interest Group early spring events

The Classes

Harvard alumni may sign in to view class notes and obituaries.