Year: 2006

  • Campus & Community

    Fred Lawrence Whipple

    At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences September 27, 2005, the following Minute was placed upon the records.

    6 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Enhancing participation in, access to, clinical trials

    Cherishing Our Hearts and Souls (COHS), a Roxbury-based, community-centered coalition affiliated with the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), has received funding from the Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials (ENACCT) and the networks founding partner, the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF), to implement a community-wide effort to raise public awareness and improve access to…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Training teachers to teach about religion

    As recent debates over the teaching of intelligent design in our nations classrooms show, the teaching of religion in public schools remains a controversial topic. The First Amendment to the Constitution, as well as the concept of the separation of church and state, cause many educators to shy away from religion in the classroom. Yet…

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Three from Harvard are Gates Scholars

    In October 2006, the sixth annual contingent of new Gates Scholars, selected from countries around the world, will begin graduate studies at the University of Cambridge, England. Recently, 40 successful candidates from the United States, including three Harvard affiliates, were among the latest round of recipients.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    HBS raises nearly $600 million in capital campaign

    In its first-ever capital campaign, the Harvard Business School (HBS) has surpassed the record for the most money raised by a business school, nearly $600 million. This amount far exceeds the goal of $500 million set at the campaigns launch.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    The transformations of an itinerant mind

    Looking at the courses Francesco Erspamer is teaching his first year at Harvard, one is struck by their historical breadth. There is a course on the great figures of the Italian Renaissance, one on the writers of the decadent period at the turn of the 20th century, and two that examine the Italy of today,…

    6 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Police reports

    Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department for the week ending Feb. 14. The official log is located at 1033 Massachusetts Ave., sixth floor, and is available online at http://www.hupd.harvard.edu/.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Faculty Council meetings, Feb. 8 and 15

    The 10th and 11th meetings of the Faculty Council for 2005-06 were extra sessions held on Feb. 8 and 15 to discuss the process by which the next dean of…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Professorship Challenge Fund set into motion

    Harvard University announced today (Feb. 16) the establishment of a $50 million Professorship Challenge Fund. The group of generous donors who created the fund hopes to encourage gifts from alumni and friends to endow named professorships across the University and provide other critically needed faculty support.

    14 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Study says ‘widower effect’ is real

    A spouse’s illness can not only be bad for your health, it can kill you, according to a new study of couples over age 65 that highlights the importance of…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    End of the fossil fuel era?

    A car about to run out of gas can be traveling 70 mph until the moment the tank runs dry. Good thing cars have fuel gauges. While the world economy…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Claude Alvin Villee Jr.

    Harvard lost one of its greatest teachers and quintessential biologists with the death of Claude Alvin Villee Jr. on August 7, 2003, at age 86, after a long illness with Parkinsons disease.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    HRES proposes 2006-07 rents for residential housing

    After three years of minimal increases in market rents (0 percent in 2003, 0.7 percent in 2004, 0.7 percent decrease in 2005), research for this year suggests a recovery is under way in the local rental market, thereby supporting an increase in Harvard residential housing rents.

    7 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Kicking and scheming – robot soccer

    In a suite of newly remodeled offices in the basement of Pierce Hall, a group of undergraduates huddles near a whiteboard besmirched with diagrams. Laptops glow. Uncompleted circuit boards lay scattered across tables like abandoned blue books. A blur of voices doesnt make the scene any less puzzling: We have something here, and we have…

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Boston Latin junior shadows prez

    The shadow knows, and so does Zuleika Velazquez.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Marks first Senior Fellow at committee on rights studies

    Provost Steven E. Hyman and the Chair of the University Committee on Human Rights Studies Professor John Coatsworth have announced the appointment of Stephen P. Marks as the first Senior Fellow at the University Committee on Human Rights Studies. His responsibilities will include working with the committee to expand undergraduate education opportunities in human rights,…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Applications to the College remain near record levels

    After a 15 percent increase last year, applications to the College kept pace, remaining near record levels. Applications for the Class of 2010 number 22,719, compared to last years record 22,796.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    FAS prize committee seeks administrative/professional nominees

    The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Administrative/Professional Prize Committee is now seeking nominations for this years prize, which recognizes the outstanding performance of members of FASs administrative and professional staff.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Stanford’s Athey named FAS professor of economics

    Susan Athey, an economic theorist who has made significant contributions to the study of industrial organization, has been named professor of economics in Harvard Universitys Faculty of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Reporting across the Israeli-Palestinian divide

    They are very different.

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Influence peddling in D.C. discussed at K School

    The Jack Abramoff influence-peddling scandal currently encircling the United States Congress is the worst case of corruption to hit Washington in a long time, according to experts taking part in a Kennedy School of Government forum Tuesday night (Feb. 7).

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    New Orleans, Mississippi towns welcome help

    When the busload of Harvard undergraduates arrived at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in New Orleans, one of the citys first schools to reopen after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the back yard was a debris-clogged mess.

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    $5 million Pritzker gift to fund potential solutions for childhood obesity

    To address the national and global epidemic of childhood obesity, Harvard College alumna Penny Pritzker 81 and her husband, Bryan Traubert, have pledged $5 million to Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) to fund the nationwide application of a childhood exercise and nutrition program that has been piloted by HSPH and the YMCA.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Institute of Politics opens video archives

    Theres President George H.W. Bush riffing on Saturday Night Live comedian Dana Carvey riffing on him. Theres South African Bishop Desmond Tutu talking about people power. Theres Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai talking about the importance of striving to do your best.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Cranmer receives Harvey Prize

    Astrophysicist Steven Cranmer of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) has been awarded the 2006 Karen Harvey Prize by the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the largest organization of professional astronomers in North America.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Sports in brief

    Womens swimming & diving scores perfect 10 Host Harvard women’s swimming and diving team sunk rivals Yale (252-67) and Princeton (203-116) in this past weekend’s Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet (Feb. 4-5) to…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Crimson cook up sweet finish

    This years opening round Beanpot challenge was hardly a cakewalk for the No. 7 Harvard women icers. But for these reigning best-of-Boston champs long-accustomed to hoisting the ceramic prize each and every February since 1999 (whilst annually whipping their Pot opponents by an average score of 7-1), the outcome – a 2-1 win in overtime…

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Undergrad travelers swap stories

    Where do university lectures end in applause? Where can you see country folk taking their first train ride? Where is Tiger Leaping Gorge and its 1,000 species of plants and animals? If you were among the 123 students who spent the fall semester abroad, you could answer these exotic questions (Germany, Southern India, and Chinas…

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Guido Imbens, ‘distinguished econometric theorist,’ joins faculty in July

    Guido Imbens, widely considered among the most creative, productive, and influential econometricians of the past two decades, has been appointed professor of economics in Harvard Universitys Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), effective July 1.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    President Summers holds office hours

    President Lawrence H. Summers will hold office hours for students in his Massachusetts Hall office on the following dates: 2006 Wednesday, Feb. 15, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 4-5:30 p.m.…

    1 minute