Bricks and Mortar

A letter from the editor on Harvard’s construction costs

Cambridge 02138

Publishing, women’s safety, football

A Cosmopolitan Spirit

A letter from President Faust

March-April 2015


An Extra Layer of Care

The progress of palliative medicine

Good Design

A public interest movement redefines architecture.

by Stephanie Garlock

Vita: Lafayette

Brief life of an American champion: 1757-1834

by Laura Auricchio

Computing in the Classroom

From the “Teaching Machine” to the promise of twenty-first-century learning technology

by Sophia Nguyen

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

How Globalization Begets Inequality

Modeling how globalization leaves the least-skilled workers behind

Self-Regulating Coffee Drinkers?

A new Harvard School of Public Health study suggests people naturally regulate their coffee consumption.

Animating Music

Two scholars—in jazz, and in German music—team up on a tool that makes musical structure visible.

John Harvard's Journal University news

A New Era in Allston

After years of planning, significant development in Allston is imminent.

Harvard Portrait: Vijay Iyer

Harvard’s first tenured professor and jazz-artist-in-residence.

Yesterday’s News

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine


Honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sexual-assault settlement, honor codes, HUB hoopla, and more

The Undergraduate: To Give and Take Care

Coping with what the college brochures don’t tell you

Championship Complications

Pursuing another Ivy championship, the men’s basketball team finds new challenges.

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Orchestrating Opera’s Emotions

Conductor Sara Jobin highlights the intimate stories within grand productions.

His Own “Decisive Moment”

Photographer Tim Carlson focuses on athletes in nature.

Open Book: Discerning a Blink

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith ’94 crafts a memoir.

Speak, Memory

Dissecting her diary, a writer weaponizes solipsism.

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

Chapter & Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

Manchester, Redux

Art, history, and eclectic restaurants—less than an hour away

Visiting Manchester, NH

Things to do and places to go eat in Manchester, New Hampshire

Grow, Pick, Cook

Bucolic Powisset Farm has a strong Community Supported Agriculture program.

Finding Our Way

A new exhibit traces navigation by mariners from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries.

Bette Davis at the Schlesinger

The pick for Schlesinger Library Movie Night is Dark Victory

Take Me Out

A new baseball exhibit at the Concord Museum is curated by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Irish Pictures

Irish film festival at the Somerville Theater

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

No Hoof, No Horse

How a farrier spends her days

Overseer and HAA Director Candidates

The slates for this spring’s elections

HAA Clubs and SIGs Awards

Honoring the providers of exemplary service and exceptional programming

A Special Notice Regarding Commencement Day

Guidelines from the Commencement Office

The SIGnboard: SIG Snapshot

Alumnae-i Network for Harvard Women

The Classes

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