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  • Ex-UK PM Gordon Brown to serve as Harvard fellow

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been named a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.

  • IOP welcomes Gordon Brown as visiting fellow

    Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics welcomes former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown as a visiting fellow.

  • Crossing that bridge

    On Sept. 14, Kalan Chang was sworn in as an American citizen, thanks in part to Harvard’s Bridge to Learning and Literacy program, which also connected him with an internship at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

  • Collecting race, ethnicity data

    In compliance with new government regulations, Harvard is required to collect ethnicity information from faculty and staff. In addition, Harvard employees will have an opportunity to voluntarily self-identify their veteran status.

  • New January Innovation Fund Established

    Harvard President Drew Faust today (Sept. 10) announced the creation of the President’s January Innovation Fund for Faculty, a special venture fund to support the development and implementation of creative academic or co-curricular experiences for students during the January break period.

  • Harvard endowment posts strong positive return

    Harvard’s endowment earned an investment return of 11 percent for the year and was valued at $27.6 billion on June 30.

  • Support for student life

    Harvard’s undergraduates will compete and perform across the country and enjoy the rituals of residential life on campus again this year, thanks to renewed support from Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds’ Student Life Fund.

  • They’re good without God

    The first humanist student and community center on a U.S. campus opens in Harvard Square.

  • In good taste

    Harvard launches “Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter.” The class, open only to undergraduates, is part of the new Gen Ed curriculum, which introduces students to subject matter and skills from across the University.

  • Medical Liability Costs Make Up 2.4% of U.S. Health Spending

    Medical malpractice and guarding against suits cost the U.S. about $55.6 billion annually, or 2.4 percent of the total health-care bill, according to Harvard University’s Atul Gawande and co-authors.

  • Extra help

    Harvard is making sure that approximately 3,000 bags of homework support materials for grades K-5 will be distributed to family members attending Boston Public Schools’ Back-to-School Night sessions beginning in mid-September.

  • Stepping into action

    Harvard programs help incoming freshmen to get into the flow

  • NARSAD awards professors for breakthrough schizophrenia research

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry Marc J. Kaufman and Associate Professor of Psychology Dara Manoach, both of Harvard Medical School, are among 42 innovative researchers awarded NARSAD 2010 Independent Investigator grants for schizophrenia research.

  • Lunt, scholar of Slavic languages and literatures, dies at 91

    Horace Gray Lunt, Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures Emeritus, passed away on Aug. 11, in Baltimore, Md., scarcely a month short of his 92nd birthday.

  • Back to the field

    Senior forward Katherine Sheeleigh hopes to lead the Harvard women’s soccer team to another Ivy title and the NCAA playoffs.

  • Easy blend of old and new

    A group from the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement is taught Scratch, a basic programming tool, by teaching fellows and course assistants from CS50: “Introduction to Computer Science I,” a popular Harvard course taught by David Malan.

  • Coping with Hurricane Earl

    Helpful information in case Hurricane Earl brings heavy rain and high winds to the area.

  • Faculty Council meeting held Sept. 1

    At its first meeting of the year on Sept. 1, the Faculty Council welcomed new members, reviewed history and policies, elected subcommittees for 2010-11, and discussed the work of the council in the new academic year.

  • First-Year Outdoor Program

    Harvard programs help incoming freshmen to get into the flow.

  • Harvard wrestlers prepare to get down

    The Harvard men’s wrestling team faces another challenging year on the mats.

  • Angeliki E. Laiou

    At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on May 11, 2010, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Angeliki E. Laiou, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine History, was placed upon the records. Laiou was known for her path-breaking research in Mediterranean economic and women’s history.

  • Hard science, soft verse

    Ron Spalletta, whose first poem has just been published, is a clerkship manager at Harvard Medical School.

  • Men’s basketball releases 2010-11 schedule

    The Harvard men’s basketball team has released its 2010-11 schedule, and will play its first game against George Mason on Nov. 13.

  • Harvard University Police Department Clery Act Report

    The Harvard University Police Department is releasing its annual Clery Act report, titled “Playing it Safe.”

  • Ash Center welcomes 2010-11 student and executive fellows

    The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School announced its 2010-11 student and executive fellows for the 2010-11 academic year.

  • Harvard College welcomes four Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholars

    Four recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship are now students at Harvard College.

  • Divinity School professor wins book award for excellence

    Divinity School professor Kimberley C. Patton has received an award for excellence in religion for analytical-descriptive studies from the American Academy of Religion for her book “Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity.”

  • BSC offers 5-week fall course on reading

    The Bureau of Study Counsel’s Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies will open for registration on Sept. 7.

  • Harvard hosts New England Writers Association luncheons

    Harvard will once again serve as the host of the weekly New England Football Writers luncheons, which will be held each Wednesday at 11:45 a.m., from Sept. 8 to Nov. 17.

  • New retirement investing options

    Harvard reshuffles its retirement fund lineup, trimming the number of individual options while introducing adaptive “lifecycle funds.” The University will allow investment-savvy employees to invest in thousands of additional mutual funds through a new brokerage account option.