Year: 2003

  • Campus & Community

    Faculty panel sets the stage for what’s to come

    Moderator Roderick MacFarquhar, Anthony Saich, Regina Abrami, and Alastair Iain Johnston participated in the faculty panel on China that preceded yesterday’s (Dec. 10) visit of China’s Premier Wen Jiabao.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Tellers of tale talk at Nieman narrative conference

    More than half of the weekends 23 inches of snow had fallen, and, with the wind launching most of it at me, I climbed over a knee-high drift to free myself from the shin-high swell blanketing the sidewalk. Walking on the street allowed for some speed, and the circumstances demanded speed. It was close to…

    6 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Linguist Linda

    Linda Wanlin Zhang 06, winner of this years Tazuko Ajiro Monane Award, views Japanese books and artwork inside the Houghton Librarys Yenching Library Exhibition, which celebrates the 75th year of the Harvard-Yenching Library and highlights its special collections. The Tazuko Ajiro Monane Prize is awarded each year to an outstanding student of Japanese who has…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Seniors steam UNH

    A strong outing for Harvards seniors propelled the womens hockey team past New Hampshire, 4-0, on Tuesday night (Dec. 9) at the Bright Hockey Center. Lauren McAuliffe and Angela Ruggiero – two of the teams three seniors – posted a goal and an assist each as the No. 3 Crimson earned its seventh shutout to…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Mental health task force announced

    Provost Steven Hyman and Dean of Harvard College Benedict Gross have announced a task force on mental health that will include clinicians, students, and faculty. The purpose of the task force is to develop a plan to increase education about, and decrease stigma around, mental and emotional problems as well as to provide an optimum…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Sperm cells made in laboratory can fertilize eggs

    Scientists know that stem cells from embryos have the potential to develop into brain, bone, or any other type cell, but getting them to actually do this in a laboratory is a different thing. Now, for the first time, researchers have crossed this bridge by coaxing uncommitted stem cells to grow into sperm cells in…

    6 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Go to bed! say experts at pajama party panel

    They packed Ticknor Lecture Room in Boylston Hall, some wearing pajamas, some snuggling beneath blankets. They drank warm milk and ate cookies. They listened to soothing music.

    7 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Community Gifts reaches out a special hand to area hungry

    Harvards Community Gifts Campaign is a way for Harvard employees to help the city of Boston meet a critical need for food donations.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    First snowful

    An aerial view of Eliot Tower as seen from Lowell House. The Yard and its environs look all spiffed up by the regions first snow, a mighty storm that hit the East Coast well in advance of the official beginning of winter.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Start year off right

    President Lawrence H. Summers will hold office hours for students in his Massachusetts Hall office on the following dates:

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Police reports

    Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department for the week ending Dec. 6. The official log is located at 1033 Massachusetts Ave., sixth floor.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    CCSR annual report is available

    The 2003 Annual Report of the Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility (CCSR), a subcommittee of the President and Fellows, is now available upon request from the Office for the Committees on Shareholder Responsibility. Please call (617) 495-0985 to request copies.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    China premier comes to Harvard

    Capping his first-ever visit to the United States with a talk at Harvard University yesterday (Dec. 10), Wen Jiabao, premier of the Peoples Republic of China, drew upon Chinas rich cultural past and current atmosphere of openness to predict a bright future of development, economic wealth, and democracy.

    7 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    New task forces tap Harvard expertise to advance next phase of Allston planning

    Faculty task forces with representation from across the University will help shape the next phase of planning for a future campus in Allston. The four task forces are charged with discussing, and ultimately sharpening, the preliminary academic framework outlined in President Lawrence H. Summers October letter to the Harvard community.

    6 minutes
  • Health

    Sperm cells made in lab can fertilize eggs

    Scientists injected laboratory-created sperm into eggs, and the resulting embryos grew to the point where they would normally be implanted into a womb. The experiment was done with mouse stem…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Picturing a universe that’s out of sight

    Giovanni Fazio, a senior physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, directed the design and construction of a camera that is looking beyond the visible universe to see planets, stars,…

    1 minute
  • Health

    One combination of AIDS drugs appears better for starting treatment

    Combination drug therapy – also called highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) – made a huge difference in the treatment of HIV infection during the 1990s, changing HIV/AIDS into an illness…

    1 minute
  • Health

    Scientists create lab model of human pancreatic cancer

    Currently, nearly all the 30,000 cases of pancreatic cancer diagnosed annually are fatal within a matter of months because they are too advanced to remove surgically by the time they…

    1 minute
  • Health

    Ritalin use in childhood may increase depression

    A study, led by McLean Hospital’s William Carlezon and Susan Andersen, found that adult rats given Ritalin as juveniles behaved differently than their placebo-treated counterparts in a host of tests…

    1 minute
  • Health

    Researchers shed light on myotonic muscular dystrophy

    Research by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) helps to explain the wide range of signs and symptoms associated with myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD). The findings appeared in…

    1 minute
  • Science & Tech

    More TV means fewer veggies

    Harvard researchers tracked 548 sixth and seventh graders from public schools for 19 months. The children were asked to fill out surveys to determine the time they spent per day…

    1 minute
  • Health

    Finding challenges predominant theory that arthritis prevents bone loss

    For more than 30 years, it has been accepted in the medical community that women with arthritis are actually much less likely to experience accelerated bone loss. New findings, outlined…

    1 minute
  • Science & Tech

    Minimally invasive prostate cancer treatment works as well as traditional techniques

    Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men and the cause of approximately 29,000 deaths a year. Currently, the most common treatments for prostate cancer include radical prostatectomy…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Forty-eight selected by Phi Beta Kappa

    The following Harvard seniors were elected to Alpha Iota of Massachusetts, the Harvard College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (PBK). The students, listed below with their Houses and concentrations, were elected in November.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Day of awareness

    Dec. 1, AIDS Awareness Day, is commemorated on the Science Center lawn with rows of red ribbons. (Staff photo Rose Lincoln/Harvard News Office)

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Considering the curriculum

    For six hours on Sunday (Nov. 23), approximately 60 faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates shared their thoughts about the ongoing review of the Harvard College curriculum.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Commuter programs work at Harvard

    In the Boston area, the average commuter will spend 58 maddening hours this year stuck in traffic. Even NPR isnt that good.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Fairbank Center welcomes fellows and visiting scholars

    Professor of Chinese Literature Wilt Idema, director of the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, has announced the centers fellows and visiting scholars who are spending the 2003-04 academic year at Harvard. Each of these scholars specializes in some aspect of China, Idema said, and each is contributing new insights to their field of inquiry.…

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Haunting tale of ghostly revenge

    You wont find brooms like these at Home Depot. Made to order in the American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) scene shop, they feature Plexiglas handles and fiber-optic bristles whose tips are bobbing pinpoints of white light.

    6 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Still caustic after all these years

    Gore Vidal, the outspoken and prolific writer of novels, essays, screenplays, and history, visited the Graduate School of Educations Askwith Forum on Nov. 20, ostensibly to promote his new book Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson.

    5 minutes