On My Honor

A letter from the editor

Cambridge 02138

Climate change, China’s gains, palliative care

An Extraordinary Season

A letter from President Faust

May-June 2015


The Science of Scarcity

A behavioral economist’s fresh perspectives on poverty

by Cara Feinberg

Vita: Thomas Nuttall

Brief life of a pioneering naturalist: 1786-1859

by John Nelson

Altering Course

Why the United States may be on the cusp of an energy revolution

by Jonathan Shaw

Line by Line

Poet and translator David Ferry

by Spencer Lee Lenfield

RIGHT NOW Harvard research and ideas

The Mr. Mom Switch

Locating the “command neurons that drive parental behavior”

The “Bionic Leaf ”

Harvard scientists find a way to convert solar energy into a liquid fuel.

Is Vitamin D a Wonder Pill?

Two Harvard studies investigate the nutrient's cancer-fighting properties.

John Harvard's Journal University news

Toward Precision Medicine

Building scale in biomedical informatics

Harvard Portrait: Jelani Nelson

A theorist explores the limits to shrinking datasets.

Yesterday’s News

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

Debating Sharia Law, Digitally

SHARIASource—“Google-like aspirations” for an online resource on Islamic law

University News Briefs

Climate change, divestment, the honor code, Olympics, fundraising, MOOCs, and more

Putting the “New” in House Renewal

Along with fixing up the old things, something new for Winthrop House


Deval Patrick at Commencement, College admissions—and $60,000 term bills, public-affairs VP, and more University news

The Undergraduate: Outsmarting Our Smartphones

Harvard students find that not being connected is not really an option, but still…

How the Ball Bounced

After a rollercoaster season, and another Ivy crown, whither men’s basketball?

A Feel for the Water

Charley Butt succeeds the legendary Harry Parker as Harvard's heavyweight men's crew coach.

Hockey Highlights—and Heartache

Strong hockey seasons end in the NCAA tournaments.

Montage Books, creative arts, performance and more

Net Effects

Janet Echelman’s urban sculptures take to the skies.

“Wrestling at Every Moment”

A young composer, finding his next notes

Off the Shelf

Recent books with Harvard connections

Visas and Visions

Kavita Shah makes music in many idioms.

An Oxford Efflorescence

The literary flowering of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, et al.

Grow Up!

A philosopher’s take on individuals and maturity, in a world of institutions

Chapter and Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Harvard Squared What to do in Boston, Cambridge and beyond

The Modern Revolution

Bauhaus-inspired architects built their domestic visions in Lexington and on Cape Cod.

Branching Out

Sculptor Patrick Dougherty builds his latest fanciful structures on Boston's North Shore.

The Fruit of Others’ Labor

Visitors may explore more than 30 urban green spaces during the South End Garden Tour 2015.

The Week’s Events

Commencement week calendar

Festive Fare, Afield

Celebrating the graduates and their families, without the throng

Almuni Harvardians far and wide

“The Risk of Inaction”

Opower works with electrical utilities to help curb energy consumption.

The SIGnboard: Spring Events

Shared Interest Group gatherings

The Classes

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