Year: 2002

  • Campus & Community

    Study predicts risk of prostate cancer death:

    I underwent radiation treatment for prostate cancer in 1996, so I was startled to come across a recent report that predicts who among men like myself would still be alive after 10 years.

    7 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Harvard helps renovate affordable housing in Allston

    Standing in front of the row of homes on Hano Street in Allston where she has lived since 1966, Minnie Walcott paused for a moment as her voice thickened with tears. ‘I raised three daughters here, and now my grandchildren come back to visit me,’ she told the crowd assembled to celebrate the recent renovation…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Corn, butterflies drive genetically modified food debate at KSG:

    Corn, butterflies, and the media were center stage at the John F. Kennedy School of Government on Nov. 21 at a conference that examined the media’s role in keeping the public informed – or frightened – about the growing presence of biotechnology in food production.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Matmos makes music from found sound

    They dont do the duckwalk like Chuck Berry or the moonwalk like Michael Jackson. They dont strut around the stage like Mick Jagger. They dont play guitar with their tongues like Jimi Hendrix, and they dont smash their instruments like The Who. What kind of musicians are they?

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    FDR slept here:

    The toilet runs, theres graffiti on the windows, and a former resident left behind some belongings.

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    From film director to group home director:

    At a modest Victorian home on the Somerville-Cambridge border, Harvard graduate student Kermit Cole is cooking a spinach frittata for dinner.

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Take the high road:

    Women from the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations recently joined the women of Latinas Unidas, the Association of Black Harvard Women, and the South Asian Womens Collective in sponsoring the Road to Success, a panel discussion on the career paths of successful minority women. Saru Jayarama (from left), executive director of the Restaurant…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Sandel defends human cloning for research:

    Is there a moral distinction between procedures carried out daily at fertility clinics across the nation and the cloning of human embryos for research purposes? Michael Sandel does not think so.

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Women wearing beards:

    Every evening this past summer, after returning from her job at the Baltimore City Health Department, Laura Perry 04 read and re-read Shakespeares play The Merchant of Venice. When she was not doing that, she was either reading criticism about the play or developing her own ideas about what it means and how it should…

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Research finds benefits for adults who have tonsils removed:

    Researchers at Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH) have found that adults who have tonsillectomies to treat their chronic, recurring tonsillitis take fewer sick days and less medication than those who opt to leave their tonsils in and repeatedly treat the condition with antibiotics.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Paul Taylor Dancers bring signature style to Harvard:

    As the music swelled, dozens of dancers arched and twisted, contracted and spiraled their arms raised heavenward, feet planted in a wide, earthy stance.

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Ellison ’00 speaks at youth forum:

    Despite the gusty winds and driving rain of a seasonal Noreaster, 21 young people with disabilities recently made their way from all over Massachusetts to the Charles Hotel to attend the Youth Leadership Forum (YLF), where they served as delegates. The Nov. 16 event was sponsored by the Office of the University Disability Coordinator, Office…

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Hockey’s seasoned seniors score honors:

    Harvards mens and womens hockey programs received dual honors last week when seniors Dominic Moore and Jennifer Botterill were each named ECAC Player of the Week. Team captain Moore tallied a pair of goals for the Crimson (4-1,1-1 Ivy) in a 5-2 win over Dartmouth on Nov. 8. He recorded his 100th career point in…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Penn beats Crimson:

    Penn staked its claim to the Ivy League football championship, defeating Harvard, 44-9, at Franklin Field this past Saturday (Nov. 16). The victory clinches at least a share of the crown for the Quakers (7-1, 6-0 Ivy), while the Crimson (6-3, 5-1 Ivy) – whose three losses of the season all came at the hands…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Key gene discovered for obesity and diabetes:

    A team of researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (SPH), led by Gökhan Hotamisligil of the Department of Nutrition, has identified the gene JNK (c-Jun amino-terminal kinases) as the key component in interfering with insulin sensitivity in the metabolic pathway for obesity, obesity-induced insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. The discovery identifies a…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Overseer, benefactor Barker dies:

    Robert R. Barker 36, an investment executive and former Harvard Overseer whose gifts to the University enabled Harvard to create a new humanities center, died on Nov. 8.

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Michael Dawson explores black political thought, now and then:

    To explore the political visions and behavior of African Americans, Professor of Government Michael Dawson looks to history and asks questions about the present. He goes to church and the voting booth, workplaces and the unemployment line.

    7 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Memorial service set for Viggiani

    Friends and colleagues of Janet Viggiani, former assistant dean for coeducation at Harvard College, are invited to attend a memorial service and reception at 3 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston. Parking is available at the rear of the building.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Statement regarding invitation to Tom Paulin

    The Harvard University English Department resolved on Nov. 19 to renew its invitation to Tom Paulin to give a poetry reading under the Morris Gray Lectureship. All faculty members present, constituting nearly the entire department, approved this decision.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    President Summers holds office hours today for students, employees

    President Lawrence H. Summers will hold office hours for students and employees in his Massachusetts Hall office from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Police reports

    Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) for the week ending Nov. 16.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Meeting on the square

    The city of Cambridge and the Harvard Square Design Committee invite the public to attend a community meeting today (Nov. 21) between 6:30 and 9 p.m. to review potential changes to the streets and sidewalks in the square. Specifically, the meeting, which will be held in the Cronkhite Living Room (6 Ash St.), will address…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    This month in Harvard history

    Nov. 13, 1875 – New Haven, Conn., hosts the first Harvard-Yale football game, which Harvard wins, to the delight of some 150 student boosters from Cambridge. November 1903 – After…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Police issue advisory:

    On Nov. 13, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) officers responded to Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School to take a report of an unarmed robbery that occurred in the Yard approximately 30 minutes prior. The victim, a Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School student, stated that while walking through the Yard…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Stem cells reduce brain damage:

    Implants of stem cells have, for the first time, been used to replace and preserve missing and dying nerve cells in the brains of mice with human-like diseases. The research opens the way for a better understanding of how our brain develops and ages, and how stem cells might be used to treat injuries and…

    7 minutes
  • Health

    New alternative to USDA dietary guidelines nearly twice as effective in reducing risk for major chronic disease

    Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health rigorously assessed the diets of more than 100,000 men and women and found that the reduction in risk was nearly twice as…

    1 minute
  • Science & Tech

    Exploring black political thought, now and then

    Professor Michael Dawson’s most recent book, “Black Visions: The Roots of Contemporary African American Mass Political Ideologies” (University of Chicago Press, 2001), brings a historical perspective to black political ideologies.…

    1 minute
  • Health

    Key gene discovered for obesity and diabetes

    Obesity is closely associated with insulin resistance and is one of the leading risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Both affect more than 50 percent of the U.S. population. Little…

    1 minute
  • Health

    Research finds benefits for adults who have tonsils removed

    A study followed 83 chronic tonsillitis sufferers over a three-year period. Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers found that removing the tonsils was ultimately more effective than antibiotic treatments because those…

    1 minute
  • Health

    Stem cells reduce brain damage

    Mice with the kind of brain damage caused by strokes or cerebral palsy received implants of stem cells that resulted in the spontaneous replacement of many of the missing cells,…

    1 minute