Year: 2000

  • Campus & Community

    Alzheimer’s vaccine looks promising

    Medical researchers have successfully treated Alzheimer’s disease in mice by putting drops of vaccine in their noses. They think it will ultimately be possible to do the same with people.

    6 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Physicist draws on left side of brain

    A molecule streaks in from the right, smashing into a smaller molecule entering from the top. A third strikes the two as they briefly merge, sending all three on their separate ways, down and out of the frame.

    6 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    HLS is key in developing new rules to protect women

    With guidance from the Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinic, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has recently issued a comprehensive set of new rules providing asylum to abused women if their home countries fail to protect them.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Stable relationship

    For the 18 members of the Harvard Equestrian Club, riding instructor Alyce McNeil is part drill sergeant, part cheerleader, and part ringmaster. Lets pick up to a trot, McNeil instructed during a recent Wednesday outing for the club. Really make them trot. Hard! Hit her harder . . . yank her and say get-up!

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    ACS recognizes Rosenthal

    David Rosenthal, director of University Health Services, accepted an American Cancer Society Sandra C. Labaree Volunteer Value Award for Mission last month at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. The award recognizes an outstanding contribution in leadership to the American Cancer Societys mission. Stephanie Harrison-Diggs, an American Cancer Society New England board member, presented…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    European College information session set at the Barker Center

    The European College of Liberal Arts (ECLA), a recently founded Anglophone liberal arts college in Berlin, will host a wine and cheese party from 4 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, in the Thompson Room of the Barker Center.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Bridging racial gaps

    In an attempt to find ways to bridge the potentially explosive gap between police and minority communities throughout the country, a diverse group of civil rights activists, law enforcement officials, legal experts, journalists, and victims of racial injustice visited Harvard Law School (HLS) last week to participate in a three-day conference examining race and the…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Joint statement on ‘casual’ employees released

    A message from Provost Harvey V. Fineberg: This statement was prepared jointly by HUCTW and representatives of the University on casual employees. The statement summarizes the very productive work done by the joint committee working on this issue. I am confident that you will join me in supporting the sentiments in the statement, and that…

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    GSD Prize awarded for transforming Rio Slums

    A massive project that is transforming Rio de Janeiro’s squalid shantytowns into functioning, integrated neighborhoods has won the Graduate School of Design’s Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design. Argentinian-born…

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Innovations in tech teaching garner grants

    The Provosts Office has awarded the first round of 16 grants to Harvard professors and instructors for projects that will enhance the use of technology in education.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Seminar: Stereotypes persist about women in academia

    Listen to this physics concentrator at Harvard. In high school it never occurred to me that it was an issue to be a woman. Since I came here, its been a major issue in my experience. I really feel the fact that Im one of two women in a class of 30 students. And I…

    7 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Men’s basketball tames Terriers

    Although early foul trouble continues to be something of a problem for the Crimson mens basketball team – it can also prove troublesome for opponents.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Panayotou is first Sawhill Lecturer

    Theo Panayotou, an environmental adviser to the Smithsonian, World Bank, and the United Nations Development Program, has been named the first John Sawhill Lecturer in Environmental Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Dean Joseph S. Nye Jr. announced earlier this month.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    University Choir carries on 90-year-old tradition

    The Harvard University Choir will perform the 91st annual Carol Services on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 5 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 18, at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Church, Harvard Yard.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    New Cabot fellowship is created at Bok Center

    Two new postdoctoral fellowships have been created at the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. The Cabot postdoctoral fellowships, made possible by the Cabot family, are designed to support strong scholars with a distinguished record of teaching, and to promote innovations in undergraduate teaching at Harvard. The Cabot fellows for 2000-01 are No&eumll Bisson…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Today’s support fuels tomorrow’s knowledge

    University-based research – responsible for the Internet, organ transplants, and the vaccine that changed polio from a scourge into an afterthought – is regaining favor in Washington, D.C., and winning federal budget increases after a decade of slow- or no-growth funding.

    8 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Bok earns Grawemeyer Award in Education

    Derek Bok, president of the University from 1971 through 1991, and William G. Bowen, president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, have won the 2001 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education for their book The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Hospitals struggle for Medicare solution

    Even as federal spending rises for basic university research, the hospitals where Americas future doctors are trained are hoping to see federal reimbursements frozen for the second year in a row.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Police across state address hate crimes

    Roll call at the Harvard University Police Department will be a little different today (Dec. 14). At the beginning of each shift – there are three of them – after the shift supervisors call the roll, they will address the problem of hate crimes, a growing threat to every community in the country. The department…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Dimpled chads, butterfly ballots take center stage

    With much of the nations attention still focused on the mysteries of the dimpled chad and the passionate dispute over butterfly ballots in Florida, five players in the U.S. election process presented their ideas for fixing the troubled system during a panel discussion Tuesday night at the ARCO Forum of Public Affairs at the Kennedy…

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Commitment, dollars spell a bright future

    With talk of research budgets doubling, and the country in the midst of a revolution in technology, science, and health care, the future seems bright for scientific research.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    A peripatetic returns:

    Chance played a hand in getting Gisela Striker where she is today – a professor of philosophy and of the classics at Harvard.

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    NewsMakers

    Dunlop receives Gold Medal Award The National Policy Association (NPA), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that focuses on major economic and social problems facing the United States, presented John T. Dunlop,…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Rising research tide lifts math, physical sciences

    The theory, with its mathematical description of knots and their permutations, is an unlikely tool for todays advanced geneticists. It was actually invented a century ago to help describe what was then thought of as the cosmic ether that surrounded all things.

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    University’s holiday schedule

    While the University will not be officially closed during the holidays, administrative, professional, non-bargaining unit support staff, and Harvard Union of Clerical Technical Workers staff will have an extended holiday period in 2000. Normally, staff receives 1.5 days of holiday time off for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and one day of holiday time off…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Rogers named Radcliffe associate dean

    Tamara Elliott Rogers 74, who has been Harvards Associate Director of University Development and Director of University Capital Projects, has been named Associate Dean for Advancement and Planning at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Rogers will assume her newly created position at Radcliffe on Jan. 8.

    1 minute
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    Police Log

    Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) through Dec. 9.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Notes

    Next set of Community Gift winners are announced The winners of the Dec. 7 drawing for solicitors of the Community Gift Through Harvard Campaign are: 1. $50 gift certificate to…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Leaders listen

    An informal talk featuring speaker Gail C. Christopher (near right), executive director for Innovations in American Government at the Kennedy School of Government, was hosted by the Harvard Office of Community Affairs on Dec. 12 at the Faculty Club. Leaders from Cambridge community-based organizations were on hand. After the talk, Macy DeLong (far right), executive…

    1 minute
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    Fiscal 2000 positions University well for future challenges

    Fiscal 2000 was a year of milestones for Harvard University, including its merger with Radcliffe College, the end of the six-year Capital Campaign, and the Endowments remarkable 32.2 percent return, which boosted its value to $19.2 billion.

    3 minutes