Year: 2003

  • Campus & Community

    Luminosity

    A certain slant of November afternoon light haunts a stairway in Paine Hall. (Staff photo Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard News Office)

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Film, panel examine bioethics

    Its like some brain-teasing riddle – How can a baby have five parents, none of whom are recognized by law?

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    As South Africa joins AIDS fight, ambassador sees hope

    Nov. 20 was a good day in South Africa, according to U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Cameron Hume.

    7 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Panel examines Beijing/Dalai Lama negotiations

    Twice this year, delegations representing the Dalai Lama have gone to Beijing to hold talks with officials of the Chinese government. Many have interpreted these discussions as a sign that tensions between Beijing and the Tibetan religious leader are easing, and that the next step may be a visit to China by the Dalai Lama…

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Fellowships give breathing room

    Joan Larrabee, instructor in medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center, hopes to discover whether there is a distinct subtype of neuropathy in patients with diabetes.

    6 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Grandkids can make you sick

    They may be grandmas little pride and joy, but taking care of grandchildren more than nine hours a week can also be the ticket to increased heart problems, a study by Harvard researchers said.

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Newsmakers

    Alma mater honors Nye Princeton University recently announced that Kennedy School of Government Dean Joseph S. Nye Jr. has been chosen the 2004 recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award, one…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Matthews pitches some heat to Dean

    This is the sixth in a series of interviews with Democratic presidential candidates.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    KSG intern shares the ‘view from Afar’

    It was what Id always imagined Ethiopia to be like. Afar was dry, hot, and barren. Located near the border with Djibouti, its where the bones of prehistoric Lucy were discovered. Afar is a region thats mostly desert baked by a scorching sun, where afternoon temperatures reach well over 100 degrees. Camels dot the landscape,…

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Return of service

    As the wind howls outside and staying in shape moves indoors, a couple of young warriors fight it out in the Hemenway Gymnasium. Matt Prasse 06 (right), poised and ready, waits for Gregg Peeples HLS 03 to challenge him with a mighty stroke.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    HLS establishes joint degree with University of Cambridge

    In a new joint degree program with the University of Cambridge law faculty in Cambridge, England, up to six Harvard Law School (HLS) students each year may spend their third year in England to pursue that schools LL.M. degree. After earning an LL.M. at the end of the academic year, students would then be eligible…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    New associate VP of Harvard Real Estate Services appointed

    James Gray, a seasoned professional in real estate management, has been appointed associate vice president of Harvard Real Estate Services (HRES). He assumed his new Harvard role on Nov. 11.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Sports in brief

    Peljto named player of the week After averaging nearly 23 points and 8 rebounds per game to pace the Harvard women’s basketball team (2-2), senior forward Hana Peljto has been…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    ‘The Game’ boys

    Featuring two of Division I-AAs most prolific teams, the 120th playing of The Game was billed as a battle of offensive might. And even though Harvard and Yale combined for nearly 1,000 total yards and 48 first downs (not to mention Yale quarterback Alvin Cowans record-setting day of 438 yards), that tagline proved less than…

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    In brief

    Holiday blood drive is under way The American Red Cross will team up with the University for a blood drive today (Dec. 4) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    When costs shift from insurers to employees, some patients stop taking medication

    Large increases in copayments in tiered prescription drug plans increase the likelihood that patients will choose not to pay them and to stop taking prescribed drugs, including needed medications for chronic illnesses such as heart disease and acid reflux, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    The Big Picture

    Jill Martyn has million-dollar views from her front porch. And in the summertime, every night has its social hour and every weekend its party.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Federation for Children helps parents negotiate the ‘maze’

    Ashley couldnt have picked a better dad than Ed DeNoble.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    President Summers’ next office hours for students is Jan. 8

    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 (HUPD) for the weeks beginning Nov. 16 and ending Nov. 29. The official log is located at 1033 Massachusetts Ave., sixth floor.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    This month in Harvard history

    December 1832 – In his Cambridge home, German-born Charles Theodore Christian Follen, Professor of the German Language and Literature (1830-35), introduces the Christmas tree to the United States. The “Harvard…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Faculty Council meeting Nov. 26

    At its fourth meeting of the year, the Faculty Council voted to endorse the proposed Summer School Courses for 2004. The council also continued its discussion of space planning opportunities in Cambridge and Allston.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Dunlop memorial service set

    A memorial service for John T. Dunlop, Lamont University Professor Emeritus, will be held Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Church. A reception will follow in the Faculty Room, University Hall. Please enter through the north entrance.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Exterior decorator

    Rick McGregor, a Forestry Department employee for the city of Cambridge, makes sure a wreath looks just so on its lamppost in front of Lehman Hall as the holiday season kicks off in earnest.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Sexual assault reported near Harvard Square

    The Cambridge Police Department (CPD) reported a sexual assault at the intersection of Bow and Arrow streets on Tuesday (Dec. 2) at 10 p.m. The report states that a woman walking alone was struck from behind by a blunt object, knocked to the ground, and sexually assaulted. The suspect is described as a white male…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Harvard snags six Rhodes

    Five Harvard students and one recent alumnus have been selected for 2004 Rhodes Scholarships, more than from any other school.

    7 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Cerebral silhouette

    Against a backdrop of afternoon sun, GSE doctoral student Kathleen Moran

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Surgery done on a single cell

    A superprecise scalpel that can be used to operate on an individual cell is now a reality thanks to experimenters at Harvard University. “Ultrashort laser pulses [up to 1,000 a…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Scientists show how fish save energy by swimming in schools

    Researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have provided new insights into the hydrodynamic benefits fish reap by swimming in schools. “The annual upstream voyage of fish…

    1 minute
  • Health

    Dramatic gains shown with moderate weight loss, exercise

    A study of 35 obese people included three groups of volunteers; all were obese and had a body mass index above 30 kg/m2 and had insulin resistance. The first group…

    1 minute