Year: 2002

  • Science & Tech

    Study examines data withholding in academic genetics

    Eric G. Campbell, of the Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and his colleagues recently surveyed geneticists and other life scientists at the 100…

    1 minute
  • Health

    Can weight loss decrease heart disease in type 2 diabetes?

    Can weight loss decrease heart disease in type 2 diabetes? That’s the question being asked by Harvard researchers and others based at three Boston medical centers. In a nationwide study…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Wilson optimistic amid environmental gloom

    The world is on the road to becoming a barren, overcrowded, and lonely place for humanity, but famed biologist Edward O. Wilson is optimistic we will alter our path and emerge better stewards of the Earth, its creatures, and by doing so, ourselves.

    6 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    “The Ethical Foundations of Dr. King’s Political Action”

    Remarks of Charles V. Willie Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus On the occasion of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    15 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    At HMS: Learning how body clock sets itself

    Harvard Medical School (HMS) researchers have gained one of the first glimpses of how the bodys circadian clock – a tiny cluster of nerve cells behind the eyes – sends out the signals that control natural daily rhythms. The newly discovered pathway, reported in the Dec. 21 edition of Science, opens a long-closed door to…

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    The Big Picture

    Robert Jan Augusts hands fly across the Fisk Organs four keyboards, fingers pausing and crossing to deftly punch a button or pull out a stop. His feet dance along the pedals, playing a counterpoint to the melody. Above him, the organs pipes shimmer and boom, swell and fade as Bach trumpets across Appleton Chapel and…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Spalding Gray tells all!

    Spalding Gray may best be known for ruthlessly blurring the line between life and art. Since 1979, he has been writing and performing confessional autobiographical monologues that plumb lifes experiences for all their irony, absurdity, and edgy intensity. Hes been compared to Anna Devere Smith, Garrison Keillor, and Anna Quindlen and called a new wave…

    10 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Philosopher Nozick dies at 63

    University Professor Robert Nozick, one of the late 20th century’s most influential thinkers, died on the morning of Jan. 23 at the age of 63. He had been diagnosed with stomach cancer in 1994.

    9 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Charles Willie to speak at Martin Luther King Jr. service

    Charles Willie to speak at Martin Luther King Jr. service

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Frodo feted at Lampoon

    Elijah Wood, the young actor currently starring as Frodo in the blockbuster film The Lord of the Rings, journeyed from Middle Earth to Harvard Yard last Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 12 and 13) to be feted by the Harvard Lampoon.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    FAS prize sends administrators packing

    From the underwater magic of the Great Barrier Reef to New Mexicos colorful mesas and the castles of Prague, some Harvard administrators expanded their vistas far beyond their office windows last year, thanks to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Administrative/Professional Prize.

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Standing Committees for 2001-02 – Faculty of Arts and Sciences

    Upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the President approved and announced the following Standing Committees at the F.A.S. Faculty Meeting of Oct. 16, 2001. Standing Committees of the Faculty are constituted to perform a continuing function. Each committee has been established by a vote of the Faculty, and…

    20 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Seminar designs refuge

    The students studied the European beech tree, as wide as it is tall even though it towers 70 feet into the air. Before them, Catherine Cardamone talked as she squatted in the street, sketching the scene before them in bright blue marker on a large pad laid in the road.

    7 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Road read

    Taking advantage of every available moment, Annie Wong 02 studies for an upcoming English exam while taking the Harvard bus from Radcliffe Quad to the Yard.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Art museums look inward

    Art museums have never been more popular, rivaling professional sports in their ability to pull in huge audiences.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Beloved guide to students, Young dies at 68

    William Clinton Burriss Young 55, formerly associate dean of freshmen in Harvard College, died in Cambridge on Jan. 8 after a long illness. He was 68 years old.

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Distinguished HMS scholar Ryan dies at 75

    Dr. Kenneth John Ryan, former chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Brigham and Womens Hospital and the Kate Macy Ladd Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Emeritus at Harvard Medical School (HMS), died on Saturday, Jan. 5. He was 75.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Molecule that determines cell’s fate ID’d

    Harvard Medical School (HMS) scientists have identified a key molecule that helps push very early embryonic cells down the road to becoming a specific organ or tissue. Though the molecule, CBP-1, occurs in worms, it is very similar to one found in humans. The discovery, which appears in the January EMBO Reports, has implications for…

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    KSG hosts city leaders in lively session

    Cambridge officials huddled with Kennedy School faculty Thursday (Jan. 10) to discuss the challenges facing local government in todays trying economic and social times.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    HAA’s 2002 Overseer candidates:

    Appearing below are the Harvard Alumni Associations (HAA) candidates for the 2002 election to the Harvard Board of Overseers and the HAA Board of Directors. The election this spring will determine five new Overseers and six new HAA Elected Directors. Ballots will be mailed by April 15 and results of the election will be announced…

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Juke joint jumpin’

    During a reading period study break, Caitlin Riley 04 puts in a request for Bob Marley just after someone else had requested 45 minutes of Tupac Shakur songs on the free jukebox inside Loker Commons.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Rough and tumble

    After matching archrival Yale goal for goal throughout two periods last Saturday night (Jan. 12) at the Bright Hockey Center, the Harvard mens hockey team dominated the final stanza, scoring two consecutive tallies to earn a 4-3 victory. The game had the look and feel of a wild playoff battle, complete with a second-period melee.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Senior 48 selected by Phi Beta Kappa

    The following students were selected as the Senior 48 by the Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Harvard College. The students, listed below with their Houses and concentrations, were elected to Alpha Iota this past November.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    ‘Sackler Saturdays’ series back at HUAM

    Following the success of the inaugural Sackler Saturdays series last fall, the Harvard University Art Museums (HUAM) will again sponsor the program for families with children ages 6 to 11. The program, which is free and open to the public, aims to foster the appreciation of artworks from ancient cultures and distant lands.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Radcliffe sends arts seminars to Lesley

    The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study is sending its Radcliffe Seminars in Creative Arts to Lesley University so the institute can focus on its new, postmerger mission.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Newsmakers

    Halperin selected as Eisenhower Fellow

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Professor Wiley’s death ruled accidental

    On Jan. 14, 2002, the Shelby County Medical Examiners Office issued a report indicating that an accidental fall from a bridge into the Mississippi River was the probable cause of death for Professor Don C. Wiley. Wiley was first reported missing by the Memphis, Tenn., police on Nov. 16. His body was recovered from the…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Segal memorial service is set

    A memorial service for Charles Segal, Walter C. Klein Professor of the Classics, will be held on Friday, March 1, at 3 p.m., at the Memorial Church. The service will be followed by a reception at the Faculty Club, 20 Quincy St., from 4 to 6 p.m.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    President holds office hours

    President Lawrence H. Summers will hold office hours for students in his Massachusetts Hall office from 4 to 5 p.m. on the following dates: Feb. 1, 2002 March 5, 2002…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Police reports

    Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) for the week ending Saturday, Jan. 12. The official log is located at 29 Garden St.

    1 minute