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July-August 2014

Letters

Humanities hubris, hoop humor, undergraduate prolixity

A letter from the editor

A letter from President Faust

The College Pump

Touring Yale, trombone sextet, and talking back to John Foster Dulles

Treasure

Two keyboards, each with a story to tell

In this Issue

Innovation guru Clayton Christensen on spreading his gospel, the Gospel, and how to win with the electric car

Harvard scholars recall the Tiananmen era and ponder its continuing impact

Brief life of Cuba’s greatest naturalist: 1799-1891

The interdisciplinary Tobin Project addresses real-world problems.

Letters

Humanities hubris, hoop humor, undergraduate prolixity

A letter from the editor

A letter from President Faust

Right Now

Genetics sheds light on early human history.

A tiny insect, the woolly adelgid, is killing off these giant evergreens.

Inspired by birds’ feathers, engineers craft long-lasting structural colors.

Harvard Squared

Early American artifacts help animate history.

Rebirth Brass Band plays in Cambridge.

This Boston Harbor island offers an urban oasis.

A diversity of Latin American food shines in East Boston.

Nepalese history revealed in photographs

A Boston Public Library exhibit illustrates immigration history.

John Harvard's Journal

The University’s 363rd Commencement, featuring George H. W. Bush, Aretha Franklin, Michael R. Bloomberg, and more

At the 363rd Commencement, honorary degrees for George H. W. Bush, Michael R. Bloomberg, Aretha Franklin, Isabel Allende, Joseph Stiglitz, and more

Class of 2014 careers and concerns, hockey jersey for the Corporation's senior fellow, degrees conferred, and more

President Drew Faust on universities' role, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on tolerance, and a seventieth reunion puts learning and life in perspective

Fun during Commencement week: Salman Kahn on the luxe Business School, Mindy Kaling on why law rocks, Michael R. Bloomberg on strong-armed fundraising, and a helmeted Latinist

The temperature rises as students, faculty members, and administrators disagree on University investments in fossil-fuel producers.

Harvard reacts to sexual assaults with new policies and a task force to address issues of campus culture.

Harvard historian of science Naomi Oreskes takes on climate-change skeptics.

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

Adopting a College honor code, addressing e-mail privacy, moving from courses to credits, and more

From rebates to a discount, retailing remodeled

National Academy scientists, Pulitzer Prize-winner, Radcliffe Fellows, and more

Fundraising launches for the Business, Dental, Divinity, and Kennedy Schools

Harvard Business School’s Chao Center, College admissions, endowment managers’ compensation, and more

The Corporation’s senior financial leadership changes.

Stretching for success

Harvard crew has a winning season

Montage

Photographs that admire, probe, and “flinch from” family members.

Artist Matt Freedman ’78 confronts adenoid cystic carcinoma.

The Chinese people’s individual acts of self-transformation

Fiction that paints a regional subculture with “merciless realism.”

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Recent books with Harvard connections

Alumni

Peabody Terrace Children’s Center celebrates a golden anniversary.

Harvard Alumni Association director Philip W. Lovejoy

New e-books bring Shakespeare to life.

Four alumni are honored for their contributions to the University.

Graduate school alumni receive highest honors

Harvard’s oldest living graduates

Newly elected directors of the Harvard Alumni Association

Four seniors have won scholarships to study at Cambridge University.

A “great show of commitment to the community of Harvard and Radcliffe”

The Harvard Alumni for Mental Health Shared Interest Group

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

The College Pump

Touring Yale, trombone sextet, and talking back to John Foster Dulles

Treasure

Two keyboards, each with a story to tell