Year: 2006

  • Nation & World

    Get-tough measures suggested in Darfur

    A no-fly zone over the southwestern Sudan region of Darfur coupled with beefed-up international forces with a more aggressive mandate could go a long way toward stemming the humanitarian crisis in one of the worlds most troublesome spots, high-level participants at a Kennedy School conference on Sudan recommended Saturday (March 4).

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    Top economists take a close look at U.S. budget

    Two of the nations top economists, Gregory Mankiw and Gene Sperling, offered their perspectives on how to keep the American economic engine revving during a panel discussion March 1 at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers moderated the Kennedy School event.

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    NAACP’s Jackson inspires conference attendees

    You were created for such a time as this, attendees of the Harvard Graduate School of Educations Alumni of Color Conference were told – or, rather, challenged – as they listened to the conferences keynote talk. The inspiring voice belonged to John Jackson Ed.D. 00, chief policy officer for the National Association for the Advancement…

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    Zoellick on foreign policy future

    International diplomacy requires both policy and political savvy to succeed, explained U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick, M.P.P. 81, in a March 2 discussion on the future of U.S. foreign policy at a Kennedy School forum.

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    Juan Manuel Taveras

    Dr. Juan M. Taveras died March 27, 2002, in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, at the age of 83. He was widely regarded as the father of neuroradiology, and pioneered the concept of subspecialization in radiologic practice. He was emeritus Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and emeritus Chair of the Department of Radiology…

    4 minutes
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    Harvard Film Archive honors actress Tantoo Cardinal

    Canadian actress Tantoo Cardinal presented a sampling of her films at the Harvard Film Archive and accepted the Sun Hill Award for Excellence in Native American Filmmaking on March 3 and 4, respectively. Now in its second year, the award (jointly sponsored by the Sun Hill Foundation and the Harvard Film Archive) is given in…

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    Summers praises Harvard’s ‘authority of ideas’

    Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers thanked the parents of this years juniors for giving him the chance to work with their children, saying working with and for the students has been an enormous privilege and the greatest joy of his time as president.

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    Leonardo da Vinci, proto genetic engineer?

    A conceptual artist named Eduardo Kac ignited a fierce controversy in 2000 when he tried to enter a genetically modified bunny that glowed green under ultraviolet light in an art exhibition in France.

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    President Summers’ office hours in March

    President Lawrence H. Summers will hold office hours for students in his Massachusetts Hall office on the following dates: Wednesday, March 15, 4-5:30 p.m. (students and staff) Thursday, April 20,…

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    Memorial service set for John Langstaff

    A memorial service for John Langstaff, founder of The Christmas Revels, will be held at the Memorial Church on March 18 at 2 p.m. Langstaff passed away this past December…

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    Faculty Council meeting March 8

    At its 13th meeting of the year on March 8, the Faculty Council met with incoming interim President Derek Bok, continued their discussion of the Curricular Review, and heard reports…

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    Arnold Arboretum

    When Gazette photographer Rose Lincoln first proposed shooting the Arnold Arboretum in wintertime, the entire Harvard News Office staff responded enthusiastically at the prospect of capturing the still and barren beauty of Harvards 265 woody acres during the cruelest and often prettiest months of the year. And though winter 2006 hardly cooperated with our preconceived…

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    Countway reveals ‘buried’ treasures

    There is something about the physical manifestations of history that communicate both intellectual heft and inspirational authority. Which is why Longwood’s Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine — the largest…

    2 minutes
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    Broad vision required to fight HIV

    A major new public health campaign focused on AIDS is needed in the wake of the World Health Organization’s “3 by 5” campaign, which forced a new approach to fight…

    1 minute
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    Judge Baker Children’s Center welcomes a groundbreaking research project that may shed light on autism

    Harvard-affiliated Judge Baker Children’s Center is launching a research project to study autism. Jerome Kagan and Nancy Snidman, director and research director, respectively, of Harvard’s Infant and Child Study Center,…

    2 minutes
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    Vitamin D critical to human TB response

    Vitamin D plays a critical role in the human body’s response to tuberculosis, according to new research that explains why people of African descent are more susceptible to TB. The…

    1 minute
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    Depression is bad for the heart

    Depression is more likely to break your heart than smoking or eating fatty food. “Recurrence of cardiovascular events, including heart attacks, strokes, cardiac arrest, severe chest pain and other problems…

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    Binge eating disorder may have genetic ties

    Researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital have reported that binge eating disorder runs in families, raising the possibility that this condition may have a genetic basis. In the study, published in…

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    Donald Alan Malt

    Donald A. Malt died on October 5, 2002, after a protracted illness, thus ending a brilliant academic surgical career in his 71st year of life. Professor, prolific writer, editor, productive investigator, courageous clinician of undaunted spirit, he came to be regarded by the scores of young surgeons he mentored as the prototypical academic surgeon.

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    Salma Hayek hosts Cultural Rhythms

    Actor, producer, and international beauty Salma Hayek has been named Artist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relation. Hayek received the honor at the 21st annual Cultural Rhythms concert on Feb. 25.

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    James Robert Hightower dies at 90

    Professor of Chinese literature James Robert Hightower died Jan. 8, at the house of his daughter, Josie, in Germany. He was 90.

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    OfA announces spring 2006 grant recipients

    Sponsored in part by the Office for the Arts (OfA) at Harvard grant program, more than 2,400 students will participate in 47 projects in dance, music, theater, and multidisciplinary genres at the University this spring. Grants are designed to foster creative and innovative artistic initiatives among Harvard undergraduates.

    7 minutes
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    Sports in brief

    Men earn hockey playoff bye, women stun Clarkson The No. 8 Harvard men’s hockey team ousted the Clarkson Knights, 2-1, at Bright Hockey Center on Feb. 25 to secure the…

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    In brief

    Friday (March 3) marks the last day to order a vivid bouquet of daffodils through Harvard’s annual Daffodil Days fundraiser. To place an order – just $7 a pop with…

    1 minute
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    Newsmakers

    Peterkin receives AASA humanitarian award Francis Keppel Professor of Educational Policy and Administration Robert Peterkin recently received the Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award at the American Association of School…

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    Playwright to receive Arts Medal

    Playwright Christopher Durang ’71 has recently been named the recipient of the 12th annual Harvard Arts Medal. Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers will present the medal to Durang on May 5 as part of Harvards 14th annual Arts First 2006 celebration (May 4-7). A discussion with Durang on his career and creative process will follow…

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    Innovative financing schemes boost conservation

    Conservation-minded citizens, corporations, nonprofits, and governments are developing new ways to finance their efforts at a time of tight budgets and waning government enthusiasm for traditional conservation programs, Harvard Program on Conservation Innovation Director James Levitt said Monday (Feb. 27).

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    Fund for Instructional Technology seeks proposals

    The Office of the Provost makes funds available to faculty for University projects that promise to alter and improve teaching and learning through the use of technology. The Provosts Instructional Technology Fund is made up of two funds: the Innovation Fund and the Content Fund. The Innovation Fund is for large-scale projects that propose to…

    1 minute
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    William Montgomery

    The profession of medicine and the Department of Otology and Laryngology at the Harvard Medical School lost a major figure upon the passing of William Wayne Montgomery, M.D., on November 7, 2003.

    6 minutes
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    William Herbert Sweet

    William H. Sweet, Professor of Surgery, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School and former Chief of the Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, died on January 22, 2001. He was 90 and had had a career matched by few others in his chosen specialty. He was one of the great figures in world neurosurgery, that specialty of surgery…

    7 minutes