Year: 2006

  • Campus & Community

    Employee Career Connection to help staff make most of career

    Career resiliency is the ability to remain employable in the midst of the constant changes in todays job market, said Devin Ryder, senior consultant for career management at Harvards Office of Human Resources. Its a persons ability to adapt and change in the workplace as needed, including a willingness to keep updating ones skills, she…

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  • Campus & Community

    Ants are surprisingly ancient, arising 140-168 million years ago

    Ants are considerably older than previously believed, having originated 140 million to 168 million years ago, according to new Harvard University research that is the cover story in this weeks issue of the journal Science. But these resilient insects, now found in terrestrial ecosystems the world over, apparently only began to diversify about 100 million…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Law School’s Randall Kennedy is Fletcher Fellow

    Randall Kennedy, the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School (HLS), was recently named one of 11 scholars and artists nationwide to join the 2006 class of Alphonse Fletcher Sr. Fletcher Fellows.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Sports in brief

    Trio of Crimson paddlers elected All-American Harvard squash players Will Broadbent ’06, Ilan Oren ’07, and Ivy League Player of the Year Siddharth Suchde ’07 have recently been named First-Team…

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  • Campus & Community

    Kennedy School students help New Orleans rebuild – and regroup

    Walking down a city block in the heart of New Orleans, it seems like Hurricane Katrina struck last week rather than half a year ago. Smashed and abandoned cars straddle sidewalks, body counts remain spray-painted on front doors, and toxic mold grows inside boarded and condemned homes.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    HDS panel IDs crises in African-American community

    One predicament per speaker seemed to be the rule at the Harvard Divinity School (HDS) as ministry and service leaders gathered to discuss African-American religious responses to crisis. This overflow of emergencies answered a – perhaps inevitable – question posed by a member of the audience. Q: Why dont people get involved? A: Theyre overwhelmed…

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Gomes named HDS award recipient

    The Harvard Divinity School (HDS) Alumni/ae Association recently named the Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, its 2006 Preston N. Williams Black Alumni/ae Award winner. Gomes was honored April 7 at A Time to Speak, a daylong event sponsored by the HDS Black…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Police reports

    Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department for the week ending April 10. The official log is located at 1033 Massachusetts Ave., sixth floor, and is available online at http://www.hupd.harvard.edu/.

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  • Campus & Community

    Harvard initiative says states, towns should lead health reform

    A Harvard interfaculty program Tuesday (April 11) recommended sidestepping federal paralysis on health care reform by fostering innovation in states and towns in a process that would eventually spread the best ideas across the nation.

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Religion, morality playing important roles in politics of college students, Harvard poll finds

    A new national poll by the Kennedy School of Governments Institute of Politics (IOP) finds that seven out of 10 college students in the United States believe that religion is somewhat or very important in their lives, but they are sharply divided – along party lines – over how strong a role religion should play…

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  • Campus & Community

    Reischauer Lectures upcoming

    Established in 1986, the annual Reischauer Lectures are sponsored by the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research at Harvard. This years lectures will be held April 19-21 in room S020 on the concourse level of the Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) South Building. Each lecture will feature a different discussant and will begin…

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  • Campus & Community

    Installation explores price of conflict

    Memorial Hall was given to the University in 1878 in remembrance of Harvard students who died in defense of the Union during the Civil War. This month, the Union soldiers are joined by their Confederate classmates in Deep Wounds, a temporary art installation by local artist Brian Knep that explores relationships destroyed by conflict and…

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Christo visits the Business School

    Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the husband-and-wife team known for their enormous outdoor art installations, were at Harvard Business School (HBS) April 5 teaching M.B.A. students about being entrepreneurs.

    6 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Point taken

    One point at a time could very well be the strategy behind the Harvard womens tennis teams recent string of successes. It also makes for a fitting introduction in the telling of the teams tale over the past few weeks.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    In brief

    Earth fair, Harvard flair The Undergraduate Environmental Action Committee is sponsoring a free Earth Day Fair on April 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Winthrop House Courtyard…

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  • Campus & Community

    Newsmakers

    Tuskegee University awards Gomes honorary degree The Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, was awarded an honorary doctor…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Olupona named professor of African studies, religion

    Jacob K. Olupona, a noted scholar of indigenous African religions who is currently leading an ambitious study of the religious practices of African émigrés in the United States, has been appointed professor of African and African-American studies and religion in Harvard Universitys Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Divinity School, effective July 1.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    President’s office hours on 20th

    President Lawrence H. Summers will hold office hours for students in his Massachusetts Hall office on Thursday (April 20) from 4 to 5 p.m. Sign-up begins one hour earlier unless…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    This month in Harvard history

    April 1957 – To the delight of Boston Red Sox fans, the Harvard Band performs on opening day at Fenway Park. April 1962 – On the ground floor of Holyoke…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Faculty Council meeting on April 12

    At its 15th meeting of the year on April 12, the Faculty Council discussed the Committee on Undergraduate Educations evaluations and considered two motions: one for a cluster of concentrations…

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  • Campus & Community

    New course provokes students

    Professor Douglas Melton asked his Harvard class this question: Should drugs and other treatments used for curing disease also be used to extend our physical capabilities, to, say, enhance athletic performance?

    6 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Evolution follows few possible paths to antibiotic resistance

    Darwinian evolution follows very few of the available mutational pathways to attain fitter proteins, researchers at Harvard University have found in a study of a gene whose mutant form increases bacterial resistance to a widely prescribed antibiotic by a factor of roughly 100,000.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Step-by-step to a cleaner energy future

    A Princeton University energy expert laid out a framework to arrest atmosphere-warming carbon emissions over the next 50 years, saying he was optimistic that significant action could be taken to…

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    ‘Wintering-over’ at the South Pole

    They came to the South Pole, enduring months of bitter cold, darkness, and isolation, to peer at the galaxy’s center through clear, dry skies. And in December, they – scientists…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Eating plants that grow on plants

    Parasitic plants are not just a biological curiosity. Every year, parasitic plants damage farmers’ fields, particularly in Africa. Kristin Lewis, a junior fellow at the Rowland Institute at Harvard, is…

    2 minutes
  • Health

    Advances in chemotherapy improve outcomes in select breast cancers

    Recent advances in chemotherapy have significantly reduced the risk of disease recurrence and death in breast cancer patients whose tumors are not hormone sensitive, according to a study by researchers…

    1 minute
  • Health

    Scientists discover new genetic subtypes of common blood cancer

    Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and collaborators have identified four distinct genetic subtypes of multiple myeloma, a deadly blood cancer, that have different prognoses and might be treated most effectively…

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  • Health

    Gene chips aid drug search in rare cancers

    When Kimberly Stegmaier was a pediatric oncology fellow at Dana-Farber and Children’s Hospital Boston six years ago, she says,”I was struck by how poorly our young patients with AML (acute…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Shepherd speaks at Youth Leadership Forum

    Harvard Business Schools (HBS) Spangler Center hummed recently with the voices of 30 high school students from across Massachusetts participating in the Youth Leadership Forum (YLF). Sponsored by the office of the University Disability Coordinator in the Office of the Assistant to the President, Partners for Youth With Disabilities in Boston, and the Governors Commission…

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  • Campus & Community

    Warner, Clarey are IOP Visiting Fellows

    Harvard Universitys Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG), recently announced that former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner and Patricia Clarey, former chief of staff to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, have been selected to serve as IOP Visiting Fellows this month. Warners fellowship is currently under way Clareys fellowship begins April…

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