Year: 2003

  • Nation & World

    Researchers find way to block SARS virus from entering cells and spreading infection

    SARS – severe acute respiratory syndrome – is a viral respiratory illness caused by coronavirus, a family of viruses also implicated in the common cold. SARS is a distinct form…

    1 minute
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    Strategies to help AIDS patients take medicines are cost effective

    The effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection depends on how well patients adhere to complicated drug regimens. Researchers found that among patients with lower levels of adherence to their…

    1 minute
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    Museum oasis

    After an exhausting, if exciting, tour of Roman busts and Indian painting at the Sackler, a thrilling, if wearying, rendezvous with the Renaissance at the Fogg, and a provocative and stimulating, albeit enervating and challenging, flirtation with German Expressionism at the Busch-Reisinger, you need a place to sit and down some coffee or tea and…

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    Behind the scenes at the Science Center

    In the prep room behind the blackboards of the Science Centers five lecture halls, excitement crackles in the air as 11 oclock approaches. Members of the media services and lecture demonstrations staffs stand at the ready with computers, buckets of soapy water, a bicycle wheel, and a bed of nails. As the top of the…

    3 minutes
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    Grandparenting is the reason for longevity

    Grandparents, hug your grandchildren. They just may be the reason youre here.

    4 minutes
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    Newsmakers

    Austin applauded for leadership Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration James E. Austin has received a faculty pioneer award from the Aspen Institute and World Resources Institute…

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    Played out

    Heading into halftime down just 15 points this past Saturday (Nov.15) against a sharp Penn squad, the Harvard football team could have considered itself the luckiest team in all of football. Later in the fourth quarter, down eight points and threatening to score and possibly tie the game in the closing moments, the Crimson appeared…

    4 minutes
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    Phillips Brooks House to launch holiday gift drive

    Phillips Brooks House (PBH) will launch its annual holiday gift drive on Dec. 1. Organizers hope to collect over 1,000 gifts for children in Boston and Cambridge, many of whose parents are impoverished, homeless, or incarcerated.

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    Flour shower

    Harvard Band manager Dave Nierenberg 04 was showered with flour after showering his fellow band members with real flowers, as is the tradition at the Penn game. Harvard lost, 32-24. (Staff photo Rose Lincoln/Harvard News Office)

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    Personal pain, national character

    To Arthur Kleinman, suffering lifts a veil on society.

    6 minutes
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    Harvard Square Homeless Shelter offers refuge

    As she reflects on her years at Harvard, the moments that will be foremost on senior Alethea Murrays mind are those spent helping the homeless.

    4 minutes
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    Police reports

    Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department for the week ending Nov. 15. The official log is located at 1033 Massachusetts Ave., sixth floor.

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    President as professor

    A guest expert with real-world experience can enliven any college class, from physics to literature.

    4 minutes
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    Documentary auteur

    Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris visited the Harvard Film Archive for a benefit screening of his newest film The Fog of War, a look at Robert S. McNamara, who served as secretary of defense during the Vietnam War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Morris confesses during the Q&A session, One of my greatest fears is to…

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    Study: Drugs are effective against eye disease

    New hope may be on the horizon for some people with the wet form of macular degeneration (AMD), an eye disease in which abnormal blood vessel growth causes loss of vision. Results of two large international clinical trials have shown positive results using Macugen, an experimental treatment that targets these abnormal blood vessels. The results,…

    3 minutes
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    Directory lists community outreach programs

    When Eric Dawson started Peace Games as a Harvard undergraduate in 1992, his aim was to prevent violence by equipping children with the skills they needed to resolve conflict. Since that time Harvard student volunteers have taught conflict resolution each year in Cambridge and Boston public schools.

    2 minutes
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    Syncretic miracles

    In the 1920s, a young bandleader named Duke Ellington galvanized audiences at Harlems Cotton Club with infectiously rhythmic dance tunes that came to be known as jungle music because of their supposed resemblance to the music of Africa.

    4 minutes
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    Talking science and religion

    Prior to the beginning of the first of the Tanner Lectures on Human Values, The Science of Religion and the Religion of Science, President Lawrence H. Summers (from left) speaks with Keith DeRose, professor of philosophy at Yale University Tanner lecturer Richard Dawkins, the Charles Simonyi Chair in the Understanding of Science at Oxford University…

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    New policy changes Early Application status

    A significant change in policy has predictably decreased the number of students applying to Harvard College under its nonbinding Early Action program by almost 50 percent compared with last year. The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid estimates just under 4,000 students will apply Early Action for admission to the class of 2008, compared with…

    2 minutes
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    In brief

    Free flu shots available University Health Services (UHS) will be providing free flu vaccines to members of the Harvard community beginning in November. The walk-in clinics are being held at…

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    Nature/nurture debate considers violent ment

    Subjects ranged from warrior berserkers to Jessica Lynch as students, faculty, and staff at the John F. Kennedy School of Government engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of masculinity, femininity, and warfare Thursday (Nov. 13) in a lunchtime talk with the author of a new book on the subject.

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    Moseley Braun takes aim at Bush

    This is the fifth in a series of interviews with Democractic presidential candidates.

    3 minutes
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    The first Australians

    In many ways, Australia and the United States seem mirror images of one another.

    6 minutes
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    The Big Picture

    Jon Woodward was born in Wichita, Kan., where Wyatt Earp was once marshal. The Woodwards werent outlaws. They were more like the families for whose benefit men like Earp had tamed the West. Woodwards father was the principal of a Lutheran elementary school. His mother worked there as a teacher until she dropped out to…

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    President Summers opens office to students, staff Dec. 1

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

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    Signs point to …

    First-year Riya Sen studies for her government class in her dorm room while listening to music and looking out at bustling Massachusetts Avenue.

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    This month in Harvard history

    Nov. 21, 1953 – In Yales Woolsey Hall on the morning of the Harvard-Yale football game, Yale confers an honorary Doctor of Laws degree upon recently installed Harvard President Nathan Marsh Pusey 28, AM 32, PhD 37. Not in his fondest dreams, [Pusey] said – with a solemnity which brought a smile to the faces…

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    Falls the shadow

    A shadow of a tree cast by the late afternoon, mid-November sun has the ominous looking limbs of some strange arboreal creature.

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    Changing behavior: Easier than we thought?

    At a Harvard-convened social science research conference on Nov. 14, 2003, research from the fields of economics, social psychology, and public health showed how psychological changes could affect sexual health,…

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    New stage of memory found

    It’s been known for a while that sleep helps consolidate certain memories; that’s probably a major purpose of sleep. But the latest experiments by Harvard Medical School researchers show that…

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