Year: 2000

  • Campus & Community

    Historical group proves to be guiding light:

    With special temporary light fixtures illuminating its grand arched ceilings and stained-glass windows, Memorial Hall gleamed last Tuesday evening, Nov. 21, during a presentation honoring the Cambridge Historical Commission.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Quarter pounded

    For three solid quarters, the Harvard and Yale football teams fought it out with finesse, precision, and classic gridiron grit – a fitting performance for the 117th edition of this rivalry of rivalries. Up 24-17 midway though the final quarter, it looked as if this season’s Crimson team, marked equally by shattered records and unfulfilled…

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Children will benefit from new interfaculty initiative

    As a practicing pediatrician, Judith Palfrey brings a special perspective to her post as director of the Harvard Children’s Initiative (HCI).

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Policies relating to research and other professional activities within and outside the University*

    1. With the acceptance of a full-time appointment in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, an individual makes a commitment to the University that is understood to be full-time in the most inclusive sense. Every member is expected to accord the University his or her primary professional loyalty, and to arrange outside obligations, financial interests,…

    9 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Programs drive home commuting alternatives

    In an effort to curb the growing commute for thousands of Harvard employees, University Transportation Services has launched CommuterChoice – a new program aimed at encouraging Harvard faculty and staff to use modes of transportation other than driving to work alone. With University parking facilities unable to keep pace with the increased demand among Harvard’s…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    American Indian tribes receive $80,000 for eight programs

    In recognition of their achievements in governance, the University awarded eight American Indian tribal government programs with $10,000 each at ceremony in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Administered by the Honoring Contributions in the Governance of American Indian Nations (Honoring Nations) Program, the award identifies and celebrates outstanding examples of tribal governance, including…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    State Street CEO accepts KSG position

    Marshall N. Carter, retiring chairman and CEO of State Street Bank and Trust Co., will become a resident senior fellow at the Kennedy School of Government’s Center for Business and Government (CBG) beginning in February.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    South Africa program names six new fellows

    Six Harvard South Africa Fellows have begun a year of study at the University’s graduate schools. They are participating in the Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program, a program begun by Harvard in 1979 to address the needs of South Africans who were denied access to advanced education because of apartheid. The program provides educational opportunities…

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Supreme Court Justice rules at HLS moot court

    Imagine arguing a case before a U.S. Supreme Court Justice – and doing it in front of your parents, professors, and about 200 of your peers at Harvard Law School (HLS). Talk about butterflies in the pit of your stomach!

    7 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Orsi is named Warren Professor at HDS

    Robert Orsi, who has taught in the department of religious studies at Indiana University for the past 12 years, has accepted Harvard Divinity School’s invitation to become the Charles Warren Professor of American Religious History. He will join the Divinity faculty in September 2001.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    NewsMakers

    Hart elected to British Academy Oliver Hart, the Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics, was elected a Corresponding Fellow by the Council of the British Academy on July 6. The…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Citizens’ housing association honors Rudenstine

    As President Neil L. Rudenstine completes his final academic year at Massachusetts Hall he continues to build the legacy he will leave behind. A pillar of that legacy will be the University’s efforts to support affordable housing in Boston and Cambridge.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Radcliffe fellows look at ‘ordinary heroines’

    Seven years ago Tina Rodriguez left Mexico for San Francisco so she could care for her newborn nephew while her sister returned to work. She is now married with two U.S.-born children, and has been waiting nearly five years in legal limbo since submitting her green card application – to which she is entitled as…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Reno speaks of ‘lowest point’ in office

    As she nears the end of her tenure as one of the nation’s longest-serving attorneys general, Janet Reno is beginning to contemplate her legacy. She addressed questions on the topic following her speech on DNA technology last week at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG).

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Fighting crime through science

    In what was most likely her final appearance at Harvard while serving as the nation’s top law enforcement officer, Attorney General Janet Reno LLB ’63 last week called upon the nation’s top universities to play a larger role in the development and understanding of new crime-fighting technologies.

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Harvard breaks new ground in genomics:

    Genomics – the analysis, study, and manipulation of thousands of genes and biomolecular processes simultaneously – is expected to yield breakthrough treatments for diseases from cancer to Alzheimer’s in the coming years. With the recent gift of $25 million from Charles T. ‘Ted’ Bauer AB ’42 endowing the Bauer Life Sciences Building that will house…

    6 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Filling a hole at Harvard

    “I don’t have a job; I have fun,” says Andrew Murray, a newly appointed professor of molecular and cellular biology. Fun for him is trying to change evolution, watching life…

    7 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    University Information Systems launches home page

    On Friday, Dec. 1, University Information Systems releases its new home page: http://www.uis.harvard.edu. The new site is the culmination of a yearlong project to create easy access for Harvard community members to find information on specific technology projects, to purchase technology products and services online, and to obtain information on telephones, printing and publishing, University…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Victim robbed by four

    A Harvard affiliate was the victim of an unarmed robbery on Sunday, Nov. 19, at approximately 6:57 p.m. While walking along Putnam Avenue near Entry 18 of the Peabody Terrace complex, the victim was approached by four individuals. The suspects struck the victim, pushing him to the ground. One of the suspects demanded the victim’s…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Police Log

    Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD). The official log is located at 29 Garden St.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Hauser Center to award five two-year fellowships

    The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations will award up to five two-year residential doctoral fellowships to outstanding students registered in any program at Harvard. Applications are accepted from doctoral or advanced degree candidates who have completed their coursework and general examinations and are engaged in research or writing a dissertation on a nonprofit sector topic.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Crimson women rally

    After a slow start that had then down by eight points early in the game, the Harvard women’s basketball team rallied and held off a late surge by the University of New Hampshire Wildcats to win their first game of the season, 54-45, at Lavietes Pavillion Tuesday night. Freshman Hana Peljito pulled down 15 boards…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Rosie’s appeals to Harvard for donations

    As dinner time approaches, a quiet murmur grows to a steady hum inside the sparkling new kitchen at Rosie’s Place in Boston’s South End.

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Outlaw entrepreneurs:

    A woman selling tamales from a shopping cart in East L.A., a vendor of religious pictures on the median strip of La Brea Avenue, a father and son who have turned the front yard of their Watts home into a mattress showroom – to most city planners, government officials, and others responsible for maintaining the…

    7 minutes
  • Science & Tech

    Street vendors often define urban landscape

    “The question is, how is public space to be created — by designers, by the state, or by the people who use it?” asks Margaret Crawford, a professor at the…

    1 minute
  • Health

    Researchers identify symptoms of marijuana withdrawal

    Irritability, anxiety and physical tension, plus decreases in appetite and mood, were experienced by regular marijuana users who quit the drug for four weeks during a study conducted at McLean…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Yale Defeats Harvard

    Crimson football failed to shake the great gridiron rule – the team that makes the fewest mistakes wins – falling apart in the fourth quarter in an otherwise well-executed and…

    1 minute
  • Science & Tech

    Workers in buildings with less fresh air more likely to call in sick

    Donald Milton, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, hypothesized that the nature of the air that employees breathe affects how often…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Care for Glass Flowers branches out

    The Glass Flowers – Harvard’s majestic collection of more than 4,000 botanical models – is proof that the marriage of art and science is not only possible, but something quite…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    The art of action

    Southern Africa has been hit harder by AIDS than any area of the world. In some countries, one in three adults is infected with HIV. One might expect these societies…

    3 minutes