Year: 2005

  • Campus & Community

    Banks Street fire cause undetermined

    A pre-dawn, Nov. 25 fire has resulted in the tragic death of a 77-year-old resident, Gladys Evans, who was at home at the time of the blaze, which gutted the three-unit Harvard Real Estate Services-managed building at 47-49 Banks St., Cambridge. The residents of the other two units, an assistant professor and a graduate student,…

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  • Campus & Community

    Feature photos

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  • Campus & Community

    Faculty Council meeting

    At its sixth meeting of the year on Nov. 30, the Faculty Council was joined by three members of the Standing Committee on Advising and Counseling to discuss advising in a new curriculum, and also considered the next steps in the Curricular Review. The council next meets on Dec. 14. The preliminary deadline for the…

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  • Campus & Community

    Correction

    Due to a reporting error, an article that appeared on page 13 of the Nov. 17 Gazette misidentified the wife of Theodore H. Ashford 58. Jane Ashford is the late wife of Theodore H. Ashford.

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  • Campus & Community

    Harvard senior wins Marshall Scholarship

    Harvard senior Lauren Schuker has won a prestigious two-year Marshall Scholarship with which she plans to study art history, with a focus on how art serves as a window on the society that produces it.

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  • Campus & Community

    Philanthropists Eli & Edythe Broad announce $100M gift to Harvard for research at the Harvard-MIT Broad Institute

    Only 18 months after the launch of the Broad Institute, a unique collaboration of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Los Angeles-based philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad announced on Wednesday (Nov. 30) that they are doubling to $200 million their donation to the Broad Institute with a $100 million gift to Harvard for…

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  • Campus & Community

    Violence as a health problem

    “Are we a nation in which violence is out of control and will plague us and will interfere with our freedom?” asks Felton Earls, professor of social medicine at Harvard…

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  • Science & Tech

    A star that looks like a planet

    Astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered a remarkably small brown dwarf surrounded by a dusty disk. The brown dwarf contains only about eight times the mass of Jupiter,…

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  • Health

    Internet discussion group provides an inspiring, supportive ‘oasis’ for people with diabetes, Joslin study shows

    A study that appears in the November/December 2005 issue of The Diabetes Educator examined the impact of Joslin’s Online Discussion Boards – forums in which people with diabetes can find…

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  • Health

    Moms who breastfeed may be protected from type 2 diabetes

    Researchers have demonstrated that breastfeeding a child for one year may reduce a woman’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 15 percent. This study appeared in the Nov. 23,…

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  • Health

    Warning labels on high-risk drugs inconsistently heeded by doctors

    In a survey of approximately 930,000 ambulatory care patients, researchers from the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention (of Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care) and colleagues found…

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  • Campus & Community

    Service emphasizes continuing need for help

    Better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness, but better still to dig deep into your pockets and make a real contribution to relieve human suffering – that was the theme that reverberated through an evening ceremony held Nov. 9 in the Memorial Church – An Offering of Remembrance and Dedication for…

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  • Campus & Community

    Two doctoral candidates awarded Gilder Lehrman Fellowships

    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has awarded Harvard doctoral candidates Margot Minardi ’07 and Daniel Wewers ’06 short-term research fellowships. The institute awards short-term fellowships in two categories:…

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  • Campus & Community

    Global bazaar to feature indigenous wares, live music

    Indigenous rights group and nonprofit organization Cultural Survival will celebrate 26 years of bringing native art and crafts to the University community with an upcoming holiday bazaar this Dec. 3-4 at Pound Hall, 1563 Massachusetts Ave. The bazaar will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days.

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  • Campus & Community

    Family Van opens door to health care system

    The man came through the Family Vans open door for a blood pressure screening, but Harvard Medical School (HMS) student Melissa Burroughs soon realized something else was wrong.

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  • Campus & Community

    Research in brief

    Marine bacteria may help in myeloma therapy An anti-cancer compound derived from bacteria dwelling in ocean-bottom sediments appears in laboratory tests to be a potent killer of drug-resistant multiple myeloma…

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  • Campus & Community

    Poll: College students skeptical about politics

    A new national poll by the Kennedy Schools Institute of Politics (IOP) finds that college students think that President George W. Bush is at the lowest point in his presidency, and believe in record numbers that the country is on the wrong track.

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  • Campus & Community

    Contemplating Allston

    Visitor views a map, part of the exhibit on Harvard in Allston located in the Holyoke Center Arcade. The exhibit is open to all visitors. It features a model of existing conditions, a slide show, and boards depicting the work of Harvards master planning team, the Cooper/Robertson Gehry/Olin collaboration. The room serves as a visual…

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  • Campus & Community

    Derek Lamb, early teacher of animation, dies at 69

    Derek Lamb, one of the first teachers of film animation at Harvard and a prolific and admired animator in his own right, died Nov. 5 in Seattle after a long struggle with cancer. He was 69.

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  • Campus & Community

    Ashfords support grad students

    Hearing that Harvard faced serious competition from other schools for the most talented graduate students spurred the Ashford family into action. I understood that something needed to be done right away or we would begin to fall behind, explains Theodore H. Ashford 58. As a family, Ashford and his wife, Jane (who died in 2003),…

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  • Campus & Community

    Warren Center names seven fellows in residence

    James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, has announced the names of seven scholars currently working at the center who are participating in the 2005-06 workshop, American Intellectuals and the Cultures of the Atlantic World. Leading the workshop are James…

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  • Campus & Community

    When oil became black gold

    Texas, Alaska, Russia, the Middle East – these are the regions one is likely to think of when asked to name the worlds top oil-producing areas.

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  • Campus & Community

    Green mountain

    The not-so-renowned Mount Trashmore was sculpted on the Science Center lawn on Nov. 15. It is composed of one days trash from around Harvard Yard – about 400 bags. The trash heap reaches 12 feet tall. It would be 15 feet tall if Harvardians didnt recycle at all, and could be as short as 6…

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  • Campus & Community

    Weekend spill is half full

    Flying high on a three-game win streak, an unbeaten Harvard womens hockey team took its first spill of the young season this past weekend at home, picking up a 4-3 loss to Clarkson and a 2-2 tie against St. Lawrence. To put the Crimsons mini-slide into perspective, however, consider that Sundays stalemate (Nov. 13) against…

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  • Campus & Community

    Sports in brief

    Crimson cross country flies at Franklin Park The Harvard men’s and women’s cross country teams put forth impressive efforts in NCAA Northeast Regional Championship action this past Saturday (Nov. 12)…

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  • Campus & Community

    Icers end 26-year-old win freeze

    Harvard mens hockey split a weekend homestand against Cornell and Colgate, falling to the former, 4-3, on Nov. 11, before responding with a 6-4 victory over the Raiders the next evening. Opening play on Nov. 11, Cornell rattled off 10 shots in the final period on its way to tallying two goals at the 14:56…

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  • Campus & Community

    Widman, Crimson cruise past Penn, 29-3

    Senior fullback Kelly Widman reeled in three touchdown passes over the weekend to help spot Harvard a 29-3 victory over visiting Penn. Widmans three consecutive first-half TD catches (for 4, 18, and 22 yards) tied a school record for single-game TD receptions.

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  • Campus & Community

    In brief

    Flu shots are available The Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) has received another supply of flu vaccine and will resume scheduled flu vaccination clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon…

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  • Campus & Community

    Newsmakers

    Breukelein Institute honors Gomes The Breukelein Institute, a nonreligious, not-for-profit project of the Brooklyn Oratory of St. Philip Neri, recently presented the Gaudium Award to the Rev. Professor Peter J.…

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  • Campus & Community

    Grad students will climb highest peaks

    To climb the seven highest peaks on each of the seven continents is a formidable aspiration. To reach the seven summits in a record-setting 198 days, while raising $5 million for pediatric oncology research is the goal of a group of Harvard graduate school students, the Mountains for Miracles team.

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