Year: 2006

  • Nation & World

    ‘Between the dark and the daylight’

    This is the second in an ongoing Gazette series giving our readers and viewers a glimpse into the life of Harvard after dark. Here, photographer Kris Snibbe captures the ghostly…

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  • Nation & World

    Past due: Middle-class debt relief

    Balancing protections for creditors and debtors is the goal of American bankruptcy law. Late last year, when the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) went into effect, it upset that delicate balance, according to members of a panel discussion on bankruptcy policy and the middle class held at Harvard Law School on Monday…

    4 minutes
  • Nation & World

    Harry Richard Nesson

    H. Richard (Dick) Nesson was born in Boston on May 6, 1932, and died on October 18, 1998. His parents were hardworking, and struggled to ensure that their children were educated. In the summers and part-time during the school year, Dick worked in his fathers store. The clientele were primarily blue-collar workers and their families.…

    8 minutes
  • Nation & World

    Summers leads Harvard delegation to India

    Harvard University President Lawrence H. Summers led a faculty delegation to India this week to celebrate the Universitys ties to the worlds largest democracy and to emphasize Harvards important research initiatives in India.

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  • Nation & World

    Renovating, preserving ‘the Square’

    A partnership between the city of Cambridge and Harvard University will bring a series of streetscape and other physical improvements to Harvard Square over the next 18 months.

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  • Nation & World

    Admissions, financial aid to move to Agassiz House

    Agassiz House, the grand, columned building that is the focal point of the Radcliffe Yard, will become the new home of Harvards Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid beginning in September. The Office of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) will also leave Byerly Hall, relocating to Holyoke Center.

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  • Nation & World

    Businessman, former HBS professor Andrall Pearson dies at 80

    Former Business School Professor Andrall E. Pearson, whose legendary business career and devotion to family served as a model to many, died at his home on March 11 in Palm Beach, Fla. He was 80 years old.

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  • Nation & World

    Harvard Foundation honors mathematician Treisman

    Noted mathematician Philip Uri Treisman was recently honored by the Harvard Foundation for his notable contributions to the teaching of mathematical skills to educationally disadvantaged youth at the annual Advancing Minorities and Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics science conference at Harvards Science Center. Treisman is a professor of mathematics and executive director of the…

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  • Nation & World

    Schepens receives French Legion of Honor Award

    The French Consul General in Boston M. Francois Gauthier conferred the insignia of Knight of the Legion of Honor on Charles L. Schepens, clinical professor of ophthalmology emeritus, in a special ceremony on March 21. Given on behalf of the French government, the prestigious award recognizes Schepens patriotic service to the Nazi resistance in World…

    2 minutes
  • Nation & World

    In brief

    Campus-wide contest seeks artful, sustainable solutions Members of the Harvard community, including staff, faculty, students, alumni, and spouses and children of the aforementioned, are invited to submit work to this…

    2 minutes
  • Nation & World

    Newsmakers

    Royal Society of Edinburgh names Bailyn honorary fellow The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) recently elected Adams University Professor Emeritus Bernard Bailyn an honorary fellow. An independent, educational charity, the…

    1 minute
  • Nation & World

    Research in brief

    New research shows Pin1 enzyme key in preventing onset of Alzheimers A new discovery has found that Pin1, an enzyme previously shown to prevent the formation of the tanglelike lesions…

    2 minutes
  • Nation & World

    Police reports

    Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department for the week ending March 20. 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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  • Nation & World

    This month in Harvard history

    March 29, 1872 – The Arnold Arboretum (the nations oldest arboretum) formally comes into existence when, at the discretion of three Boston trustees (George B. Emerson, John James Dixwell, and…

    1 minute
  • Nation & World

    Dominican insects make natural art

    It’s the brilliant colors and otherworldly shapes of the Dominican insects that catch the eye and draw a viewer in. It’s the alien forms magnified for all to see clearly…

    1 minute
  • Nation & World

    James Robins makes statistics tell the truth

    The white board that covers hundreds of feet of the curved hallway at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) is not always covered with equations – but lately, it…

    2 minutes
  • Nation & World

    Gilby blogs from Ugandan forest

    Ian Gilby was following a chimpanzee through Uganda’s Kibale Forest, observing behavior and testing revised data collection methods. Gilby had done his doctoral dissertation on chimpanzees in Tanzania and was…

    2 minutes
  • Nation & World

    Suzuki’s passionate plea for change

    David Suzuki, the Japanese-Canadian scientist and environmentalist, professed astonishment at having been awarded this year’s Roger Tory Peterson medal from the Harvard Museum of Natural History. “I’m not a birder,”…

    2 minutes
  • Nation & World

    Getting ACL tears to heal themselves

    Orthopedic surgeon Martha Murray reports that a collagen gel enriched with blood platelets can stimulate natural healing of a partial anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. Murray and colleagues at Harvard-affiliated…

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  • Nation & World

    Blogging from the Ugandan forest

    A Web log, or blog, co-written by Harvard researcher Ian Gilby, working in Uganda’s Kibale Forest, makes vivid the family lives of chimpanzees. The blog, on the Anthropology Department Web…

    1 minute
  • Nation & World

    Exercise cuts risk of sudden cardiac death

    Exercise improves your health, but can you kill yourself with too much snow shoveling, yard work, jogging, or playing tennis? “Despite all of the known benefits of exercise, there are…

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  • Nation & World

    Global warming yields ‘glacial earthquakes’ in polar areas

    Seismologists at Harvard University and Columbia University have found an unexpected offshoot of global warming: “glacial earthquakes” in which Manhattan-sized glaciers lurch unexpectedly, yielding temblors up to magnitude 5.1 on…

    2 minutes
  • Nation & World

    Dominican insects, digitized

    It’s the brilliant colors and otherworldly shapes of the Dominican insects that catch the eye and draw a viewer in. It’s the alien forms magnified for all to see clearly…

    1 minute
  • Nation & World

    Enzyme key in preventing Alzheimer’s onset

    A new discovery has found that Pin1, an enzyme previously shown to prevent the formation of the tangle-like lesions found in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients, also plays a…

    2 minutes
  • Nation & World

    At Carpenter Center, ‘Empire Strikes Back’

    For those peering in the windows from the outside, the Carpenter Centers main gallery looks like a work in progress, or the studio of a frantic, grim, compulsive artist.

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  • Nation & World

    Dan Rather at Kennedy School of Government

    Acknowledging that demographics, not ratings, are now king in the media world, former CBS anchor Dan Rather told a Kennedy School of Government (KSG) audience that he could easily see Daily Show host Jon Stewart replacing Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes when Rooney retires.

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  • Nation & World

    ‘Hidden Wounds’ documentary uncovered at KSG

    Reflecting upon his own experience after returning from the Vietnam War, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said to a Kennedy School of Government (KSG) audience, We lived in a very complicated period of time when the war was confused with the warrior and vice versa, so that whatever normal proclivity there was in America to welcome…

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  • Nation & World

    Sports in brief

    Skilled and lucky 13 named All-Ivy fencers One month after capturing Ivy League championships, the Harvard men’s and women’s fencing teams placed 13 athletes on the All-Ivy squads, including seven…

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  • Nation & World

    Newsmakers

    Schlesinger Library archivist Kraft honored with ACRL award Katherine Kraft, archivist at the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for…

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  • Nation & World

    The challenges of women’s leadership

    Closing the leadership gap between men and women is one of the central challenges of this century, said David Gergen, director of Harvard Universitys Center for Public Leadership (CPL), after two days of intense discussions at a Kennedy School conference on womens leadership.

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