Year: 2006

  • Campus & Community

    Sports in brief

    Crimson skaters score gold, bronze in Torino On the heels of Team Canada’s 4-1 win against Sweden this past Monday (Feb. 20) in Torino, former Harvard skater Jennifer Botterill ’02-03…

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    High school AP courses do not predict college success in science

    A survey of 18,000 college students enrolled in introductory biology, chemistry, and physics has found little evidence that high school Advanced Placement (AP) courses significantly boost college performance in the sciences. The study by researchers at Harvard University and the University of Virginia (UVA) found the best predictors of success in college science courses to…

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    Charlotte I. Loeb, Dudley House co-master, dies at 84

    Former co-master of Dudley House, Charlotte I. Loeb, died at her home in Cambridge, Mass., on Feb. 8. She was 84.

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    Daffodil Days

    Despite the mild winter thus far, Harvards annual Daffodil Days fundraiser remains a welcome affair this time of year for its power to conjure up a touch of spring and a heap of charity. Now in its 19th year, the campus-wide program benefiting the American Cancer Society (ACS) will deliver a vivid bouquet of 10…

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    Summers to step down as president at end of academic year

    Lawrence H. Summers announced today that he will conclude his tenure as president of Harvard University at the end of the 2005-06 academic year.

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    Provost fund seeks project 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.

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    Program combats Peru’s mental, social health problems

    In response to the devastating long-term health effects of violence in local communities throughout Peru, the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma is currently conducting a weeklong training session for 25 medical doctors, psychologists, nurses, and social workers. The training initiative – running through Feb. 27 at the Inn at Harvard – was implemented by Peruvian…

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    Wunderkinder study wonders

    Harvard students who signed up for last semesters Freshman Seminar titled The Book of Hours: Picturing Prayer in the Middle Ages hurdled some common obstacles for such young researchers. During their study of medieval art history, the 10 freshmen received unlimited access to rare 15th and 16th century manuscripts, became published scholars, and mounted a…

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    Raymond Siever

    Raymond Siever, Professor of Geology, Emeritus, died September 24, 2004 at his home on Avon Street in Cambridge, a victim of Parkinson’s Disease. He will be remembered for his leadership in the field of sedimentary geology, for his excellent work as an educator, and as a benefactor both to his students at Harvard and to…

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    Saudi ambassador addresses Kennedy School forum

    Prince Turki Al-Faisal, the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, commended efforts by both countries to defeat international terrorists during a speech Feb. 15 at the Kennedy School of Governments forum.

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    KSG group says violence over cartoons result of ‘frustration’

    The rioting across the Islamic world over Danish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad results from a deep well of frustration felt by Muslims that will very likely boil over again even after the cartoon furor fades, according to panelists at the John F. Kennedy School of Government Tuesday (Feb. 21).

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    ‘Kroks’ to celebrate 60 years of song

    The Universitys oldest a cappella singing group, the Harvard Krokodiloes, will celebrate its 60th anniversary next month in Cambridge. The main event of the four-day fête, which kicks off March 16, is a gala concert on March 17 at 8 p.m. in Sanders Theatre. The concert will feature current Harvard Krokodiloes, with special guest appearances…

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    Newsmakers

    Abraham awarded HHMIs Gilliam Fellowship Harvard College graduate Jonathan Abraham ’05 was recently named one of six recipients of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Gilliam Fellowship program. Born in Haiti,…

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    Where economics and politics clash

    The humble dollar bill may be made of paper, but savvy politicians can wield it as a cudgel damaging enough to bend nations to their will or control markets for goods, services, and people.

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    Harvard Foundation names Salma Hayek Artist of Year

    Acclaimed actress, producer, and director Salma Hayek has been named the 2006 Artist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations. Hayek, the unanimous choice of the selection committee, will be awarded the foundations most prestigious medal at Harvards annual Cultural Rhythms ceremony this Saturday (Feb. 25).

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    Memorials set for Soltan, Forbes, Howells

    Upcoming memorial to celebrate Soltan A “memorial celebration for the life” of Jerzy Soltan, the Nelson Robinson Jr. Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Emeritus, will be held March 3…

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    This month in Harvard history

    February 1952 – Outgoing Student Council President Richard M. Sandler ’52 sounds a radical note in his final report by “asking that Council members be allowed to sit on Faculty…

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    Faculty Council meeting, Feb. 22

    At its 12th meeting of the year on Feb. 22, the Faculty Council held an in-camera discussion about the agenda for the Feb. 28 regular meeting. The Council next meets…

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    Wherefore art thou a strawberry Danish?

    The American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) is launching a new initiative – Breakfast at the A.R.T. – commencing Feb. 28 at 9 a.m. in the west lobby of the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St. The new initiative includes a light breakfast followed by a theatrical performance of Romeo and Juliet.

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    Harvard University takes first science, arts steps in Allston

    Harvard is moving forward to create the new Allston portion of its 21st century campus with the selection of a site and an architectural firm for a state-of-the-art science complex in Allston, University President Lawrence H. Summers announced Feb. 17.

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    Containment buys time but…

    Containing an emerging bird flu pandemic at its source will probably only delay – not stop – the illness’ spread because of likely multiple introductions of the pathogen, assert researchers…

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    Winter in a Pakistani medical tent

    In late December and January, while most of us found ways to remain warm and snug in the face of a mild winter, three students from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and a research fellow from Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH) braved an unusually cold winter in the mountains of Pakistan. They had…

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    HLS students spend winter break assisting New Orleans hurricane victims

    In addition to food, shelter, and medical care, many victims of Hurricane Katrina are in dire need of legal advice. Twenty-five Harvard Law School (HLS) students volunteered a week of their winter break to provide free legal and humanitarian assistance to area residents and community organizations in southeast Louisiana. Additionally, eight HLS students worked throughout…

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    Fourteen win Soros Fellowships

    Fourteen Harvard-affliated students are among the 30 graduate students nationwide recently named Paul and Daisy Soros New American Fellows for 2006. Fellows receive a stipend of up to $20,000 plus half-tuition for as many as two years of graduate study at any institution of higher learning in the United States.

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    Fromm Festival promises cutting-edge compositions

    The Fromm Foundation and the Harvard University Department of Music are proud to present this years Fromm Festival, a free concert series running March 10-12 in the John Knowles Paine Concert Hall. Curated by composer Hans Tutschku, the concerts are part of an impetus to program work that would otherwise not be seen in the…

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    Boston College says seven is enough

    Down 2-0 with 57 seconds remaining in Tuesdays (Feb. 14) Beanpot championship bout versus Boston College at Bright Hockey Center, the Crimsons Jennifer Sifers 07 was whistled for roughing. Specifically, she was called for bowling over Eagle goaltender Alison Quandt while in pursuit of the puck. Though hardly a cheap shot, Sifers overzealous efforts reflected…

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    In brief

    Hasty Woman of the Year feted today, beginning with parade Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ Woman of the Year Halle Berry will lead the celebrated group’s traditional parade through the streets of…

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    Godfrey-Smith joins FAS as professor of philosophy

    Peter Godfrey-Smith, whose work at the intersection of philosophy and biology has provided striking philosophical analysis of the nature of genetics and evolution, has been appointed professor of philosophy in Harvard Universitys Faculty of Arts and Sciences, effective Jan. 1.

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    Memorial services set for Forbes, Hutchison, Howells

    Elliot Forbes memorial set for Feb. 25 A memorial service for Elliot Forbes, the Fanny Peabody Professor of Music Emeritus, will be held Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. at the…

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    This month in Harvard history

    Ca. February 1963 – In the latest of a long series of skirmishes with Harvard, Cambridge City Councilor Alfred E. Vellucci proposes that the Lampoon Castle be converted into a…

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