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  • A Letter from President Rudenstine

    January 21, 2000 Dear Alumni, Alumnae, and Friends, I write with a simple purpose: to thank you, on behalf of the entire Harvard community, for taking part in the most…

  • Scott M. Black Professorship Established at Kennedy School

    The Kennedy School of Government has established a new chair in government, the Scott M. Black Professorship of Government. The chair, made possible by a gift from Scott M. Black…

  • First Report in a Decade Quantifies Healthcare for U.S. Children

    Taking a comprehensive look at healthcare delivery to children for the first time in more than a decade, a report by the Harvard School of Public Health’s Center for Children’s…

  • Kokkalis Program Offers Travel Grants, Seeks Scholars

    The Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe will award travel grants to students seeking to work or pursue research in the region of its focus during the summer of…

  • Harvard College Names Donahue As New Financial Aid Director

    Sarah Clark Donahue has been appointed director of financial aid for Harvard College. Donahue served for over a decade as director of financial aid at Harvard Law School, where she…

  • Artist To Discuss His Work at Free Illustrated Lecture

    Painter, sculptor and printmaker Oliver Jackson will discuss his work and career in an illustrated lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, at the Sackler lecture hall, Arthur M.…

  • Notes

    Lottery to be held for Harvard Conference on Internet & Society Registration Spaces The Third International Harvard Conference on Internet & Society, to be held May 31-June 2, 2000, will…

  • Landscape Architecture Establishes Hornbeck Chair

    The Graduate School of Design (GSD) has received a $1.7 million gift to establish the Peter Louis Hornbeck Fund supporting the Department of Landscape Architecture. Made through the bequest of Peter L. Hornbeck, a graduate of the Department (MLA ’59), the fund will endow the Hornbeck Professor-in-Practice of Landscape Architecture, as well as support research, exhibitions, and visiting practitioners and scholars in the Department.

  • Online Reference Shelf Will Put Historical Data at Your Fingertips

    When researchers seek historical information about Harvard or Radcliffe, or even about the history of higher education in the United States, they often turn to primary sources in the Harvard and Radcliffe Archives. Most often, the quest begins with a browse through the many volumes of annual reports of the Harvard and Radcliffe presidents.

  • Little Named Director of Center for the Study of Values in Public Life

    David Little, T.J. Dermot Dunphy Professor of the Practice in Religion, Ethnicity, and International Conflict at the Divinity School, has been named director of the School’s Center for the Study of Values in Public Life, effective immediately.

  • Mondrian Painting Is First for Busch-Reisinger

    The Busch-Reisinger Museum has acquired its first painting by one of the century’s greatest masters of geometric abstraction, Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872-1944). Composition with Blue, Black, Yellow and Red (1922) is an exceptionally well-preserved example of the artist’s “classic” period, clearly showing Mondrian’s painterly sensibility – shiny black lines and delicately brushed fields, subtle gray hues and bold primaries, and careful adjustment of lines and planes as they reach the painting’s edge.

  • Marilyn Monroe’s Books Donated to Schlesinger Library

    Five books owned by American film icon Marilyn Monroe have been anonymously donated to the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Purchased in October at Christie’s auction house in New York, the books will be on display at the library throughout the month of January.

  • Radcliffe Professorship Established

    Terrence Murray, a 1962 graduate of Harvard College, has donated one of the largest gifts in Radcliffe history to establish the first professorship of the new Radcliffe Institute for Advanced…

  • Newsmakers

    Kahn Named President of Joslin Diabetes Center C. Ronald Kahn took over as president of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston on Jan. 13. The Mary K. Iacocca Professor of…

  • Phillips Brooks House To Celebrate Centennial

    The Phillips Brooks House Association Inc. (PBHA), the oldest and largest volunteer public service organization at Harvard College, is rededicating its home, the historic Phillips Brooks House, on the centennial…

  • Notes

    Office of Work and Family relocates The Office of Work and Family has relocated to 1350 Massachusetts Ave., Holyoke Center Rm. 761, Cambridge, MA 02138. The phone and fax numbers…

  • 2000-01 Fellowships at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

    The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs has announced the following opportunities for fellowships during the 2000-01 academic year: Graduate Student Associate Positions The Graduate Student Associate Program provides a supportive…

  • Healthy Lifestyles, Regular Screenings Would Cut U.S. Colon Cancer Morbidity in Half

    The bad news: colon cancer is a killer. The disease is responsible for approximately 48,000 deaths in the United States each year, making it the second leading cause of cancer death in the country.

  • Ocean Weather Prediction System Developed

    Oceanographer Allan Robinson stared at the front page of the newspaper showing where EgyptAir Flight 990 had plunged into the sea with 217 people aboard. He focused on a map…

  • Young Scholars Find Challenges, Acceptance at Extension School

    Extension School students David Colt and Amos Lichtman strolled into Sever Hall on their way to their College Algebra class. A little early, they plunked themselves down on the wooden…

  • Determining Your Risk for Cancer

    The first Web site in the country where you can get a personalized estimate of your risk for various cancers, together with advice on how to lower that risk, is now available to everyone for free.

  • Police Log

    The following are some of the incidents reported to the HUPD for the week ending Jan. 15. The official log is located at Police Headquarters, 29 Garden St. Jan. 9:…

  • Presidential Debates Get Attention, Not Enthusiasm

    The recent rash of presidential primary debates has spawned news coverage that has caught the public’s attention, but the debates have failed to generate deep voter interest or excitement, according to recent polls by the Joan Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

  • Smith To Conclude Service With Harvard Corporation

    Richard A. Smith, a member of the Harvard Corporation since 1991, will conclude his service as a Fellow of Harvard College at the end of the 1999-2000 academic year. Smith…

  • Dede To Join GSE Faculty

    Chris Dede, an expert in technology and education, will join the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a full professor in August 2000.

  • Karl Strauch, High Energy Physicist, Dies at 77

    Karl Strauch, a leading high energy physicist, and professor emeritus of physics at Harvard University, died at Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston on January 3, 2000. He was 77…

  • Librarian Finds Treasure in the Stacks

    A librarian’s mundane afternoon in the Widener Library stacks and a subsequent sleepless night have thrust Harvard into the limelight throughout the Spanish-speaking literary world.

  • Studies: ‘High Stakes’ Tests Are Counterproductive Economically Disadvantaged Students

    So-called “high stakes” testing policies that require students to pass standardized tests deepen educational inequity between whites and minorities and widen the educational gap between affluent and impoverished students, according…

  • Faculty Council Jan. 12

    At its seventh meeting of the year the Faculty Council met with the Vice President for Finance, Elizabeth Huidekoper, to review the implementation of Project ADAPT in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Present for this discussion were Dan Moriarty, Assistant Provost and Chief Information Officer for the University; Sara Oseasohn, Acting Director of Project ADAPT; and Paul Bakstran, Controller.

  • For the Love of the Race

    When Alexis Todor was 10 years old, she experienced her first serious clash with authority: the principal of her elementary school reprimanded her for not throwing away her lunch (she…