Year: 2003

  • Health

    Physicians report trouble obtaining specialty services for uninsured

    A research team surveyed more than 2,000 physicians at U.S. academic health centers who had provided direct patient care during the preceding year. Among the questions asked were whether the…

    1 minute
  • Health

    Study challenges proposed changes to clinical definition of mental illness

    As the American Psychiatric Association prepares for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’s fifth edition, there is debate over whether to eliminate milder forms of diseases to prevent…

    1 minute
  • Health

    Adolescent stress can change brain during adulthood

    Researchers found that adult rats exposed to a social stress during adolescence (ages approximating 13 to 15 years in humans) showed a significant decrease in a specific protein found in…

    1 minute
  • Health

    Is your heart in the right place?

    In a frog, the position of the heart is determined within the first hour in the womb, Harvard scientists have discovered. Researchers all over the world believe that frogs and…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Faculty of Arts and Sciences ‹ Memorial Minute

    At a meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on October 21, 2003, the following Minute was placed upon the records.

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Twelve named to the Administrative Fellowship Program

    Twelve new fellows have been selected for the 2003-04 Administrative Fellowship Program. Of the 12 fellows, seven are visiting fellows (talented professionals drawn from business, education, and the professions outside the University) and five are resident fellows (minority professionals currently working at Harvard). Resident fellows are identified by their department and selected by the fellowship…

    8 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    ‘Staying the hand of vengeance’

    Why not just shoot Slobodan Milosevic?

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Houghton bridge is coming down

    As one of the final projects in the renovation and restoration of Widener Library, the bridge that formerly connected the Widener Library stacks to the Houghton Library reading room will be removed in spring 2004. During the course of the stacks renovation, the bridge was identified as a structure that did not meet current building…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Busch-Reisinger marks a century

    The name is instantly familiar from the beer: Busch, as in Anheuser-Busch, the worlds largest brewer and producer of such well-known brands as Budweiser and Michelob. But what, one wonders, does Harvards Busch-Reisinger Museum have to do with a family of St. Louis beer barons?

    8 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Debating a brave new world

    As biotechnology increasingly lets us change ourselves and our children, bioethics asks whether we should.

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Schauer: Profiling can be a useful investigative tool

    In the 1980s, after a rash of attacks by pit bull terriers on children and adults as well as on other dogs, many municipalities passed ordinances making it illegal to own pit bulls.

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    William L. Fash named Peabody Musuem director

    William L. Fash Jr. has been named Howells Director of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, effective Jan. 1, 2004. Fash, the Charles P. Bowditch Professor of Central American and Mexican Archaeology and Ethnology in the Harvard Anthropology Department, will succeed Rubie Watson, the first Howells Director of the Peabody Museum,…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Richard Neustadt remembered as guiding force at KSG

    Richard E. Neustadt, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government Emeritus at Harvards Kennedy School of Government and eminent presidential scholar and former adviser to three U.S. presidents, is being remembered fondly by former colleagues as a guiding force in Kennedy School history. Neustadt passed away in England on Friday (Oct. 31) at age 84.

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Miller named chair of ophthalmology at HMS

    Professor of Ophthalmology Joan W. Miller, an internationally recognized expert in the field of macular degeneration, was recently named chief of ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) and chair of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School (HMS).

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Gephardt throws strikes at ‘Hardball’

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

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Panel probes power, personality of LBJ

    The complex personality and power of President Lyndon Baines Johnson and his legacy to todays political and media landscape were the topics of the Theodore H. White Seminar Wednesday morning (Oct. 29) at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG). Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Johnson, Robert Caro, joined a panel of prominent media figures for a…

    6 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Richardson Fellowships go to grads committed to public service

    Rachelle Gould 03, an environmental science concentrator working for The Nature Conservancy in Washington, D.C., and Chile, and Krishnan Subrahmanian 03, a social studies concentrator developing programs for children with HIV/AIDS in South Africa, are this years recipients of the Elliot and Anne Richardson Fellowships in Public Service. The two recent graduates received the second…

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Kuwait Program accepting grant proposals until Dec. 1

    The Kennedy School of Government (KSG) has announced the fifth funding cycle for the Kuwait Program Research Fund. With support from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science, a KSG faculty committee will consider applications for small one-year grants (up to $30,000) to support advanced research by Harvard University faculty members on issues of…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Civil War historian, beloved professor, William Gienapp, at 59

    William E. Gienapp, Harvard College Professor, professor of history, and a prominent authority on the Civil War, died Oct. 29 at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass., of complications related to cancer. He was 59. Passionate about baseball, Gienapp was known as a popular, engaging teacher whose lectures regularly packed halls with undergraduates.

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Lapse from the past

    For all the musing over the stadiums centennial this season, the outcome of Saturdays game against Dartmouth proved to be regrettably reminiscent. After all, it was Nov. 14, 1903, when the then Dartmouth Indians blanked the Crimson, 11-0, to break in the new stadium. And though the Crimson put up a good fight Nov. 1,…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Needling Harvard community about flu shots

    University Health Services (UHS) will be providing free flu vaccines to members of the Harvard community beginning this month. The walk-in clinics are being held at the following locations:

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    The Big Picture

    Nature draws her, the rocks and the water and the trees the constant change that cycles around until its familiar again and comfortable.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    In brief

    IOP, Kennedy Library Foundation launch new award The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and the Institute of Politics (IOP) have announced the creation of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Newsmakers

    Order of Academic Palms honors Nye Kennedy School Dean Joseph S. Nye Jr. received the insignia of Chevalier in the Order of Academic Palms by M. Jean-David Levitte, French ambassador…

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Radcliffe Fellow explores early female film pioneers

    When Jane Gaines was studying film history in graduate school, tracking the achievements of the industrys early female pioneers was easy. There were exactly four: two French, Alice Guy-Blache and Germaine Dulac, and Americans Dorothy Arzner and Lois Weber. By the 1990s, however, scholars had unearthed, from deep in film archives around the world, evidence…

    6 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Community Gifts campaign kicks off giving season

    Whether the impending holidays bring joyful anticipation or stressed-out dread, Harvard employees can get a jump-start on the giving season with the Universitys 2003-04 Community Gifts Through Harvard Campaign, which launched this week and runs through November. The campaign, with a goal this year of $1 million, provides a low-stress, high-impact vehicle for improving the…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Mark your calendar for meeting with president

    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 Nov. 1. The official log is located at 1033 Massachusetts Ave., sixth floor.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    This month in Harvard history

    Nov. 2, 1657 – By request of the Board of Overseers, the Great and General Court approves an Appendix to the Charter of 1650 clarifying the division of power between…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    4/15/47: Robinson’s day

    Gerald L. Early, Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters at Washington University in St. Louis, delivers the first of The Alain LeRoy Locke Lectures inside the Barker Center. In this talk, Early concentrated on Jackie Robinson, a staunch civil rights activist, successful businessman, and the first African American to play in major league baseball. Early,…

    1 minute