Year: 2006

  • Campus & Community

    Running on empty

    Committing 14 penalties for a loss of nearly 100 yards against a team playing their best football of the season is hardly a formula for success. Luckily for the only recently careless Crimson, the team’s defensive corps stuck to the script – shut down the running game – with spectacular results. And for that (along…

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    Newsmakers

    College sophomore named top entrepreneur by Business Week Harvard sophomore Allan Sahagun was recently named one of Business Week magazine’s “Best Entrepreneurs Under 25” for his social networking Web site…

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    Hasty Pudding donates $12,000 to Cambridge public schools

    Hasty Pudding Theatricals (HPT) will once again present a check for $12,000 to the “Hasty Pudding Theatricals Cultural Endowment Fund” to support Cambridge public schools and their arts programs. Launched four years ago, the fund allows Cambridge public school students to pursue experiences in theater, dance, and the visual arts that would otherwise be closed…

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    Student composers’ concert to feature professional orchestra

    The Harvard University Music Department will present a concert of competition-winning orchestral works by graduate students Ulrlich Kreppein, Hannah Lash, and Bert Van Herck Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. in Paine Hall. The works will be performed by a 45-piece professional orchestra and conducted by New York-based contemporary music specialist Jeffrey Milarsky.

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    Inaugural Islamic studies director named

    Roy P. Mottahedeh, Gurney Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed inaugural director of the new Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University.

    5 minutes
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    Zhuang named professor of chemistry and chemical biology, physics

    Xiaowei Zhuang, whose creative and daring application of chemistry and physics to key questions in biology has enabled observation of single molecules and the creation of pioneering “molecular movies,” has been appointed professor of chemistry and chemical biology and of physics in Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), effective Jan. 1, 2007.

    3 minutes
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    Community Gifts campaign revs up for another season of giving

    The University’s employee drive for charities, Community Gifts Through Harvard, is an open-choice campaign that runs throughout the month of November.

    3 minutes
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    MBTA fare increase, Charlie Card transition, and changes to existing pass types

    Changes that will impact the 5,400 employees at Harvard who currently purchase monthly MBTA passes are scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1. To learn more: • Visit CommuterChoice at…

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    This month in Harvard history

    Nov. 5, 1948 – The Law School Forum makes radio history, broadcasting the first program on “American Sex Standards.” Held in the auditorium of Cambridge’s Rindge Technical High School (now…

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  • Campus & Community

    Free flu vaccinations are now available

    Free flu shots are now available to all Harvard ID holders and HUGHP health plan members at Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) every Monday and Tuesday through Dec. 19, and at a range of times and days at additional Harvard locations in Cambridge and Boston.

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    Hands-on ceramics studio

    The Harvard Ceramics Studio hosted an exciting day of events Saturday (Nov. 4) featuring a slide lecture and demonstrations from potters, tile painters, and ceramicists from around the world, with an emphasis on Asian, Islamic, and Renaissance influences. Workshops, mariachi bands, and even a poetry reading rounded out the day. Attending were students from the…

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    Law School’s Human Rights Program applicants sought

    Through its visiting fellowships program, the Harvard Law School (HLS) Human Rights Program seeks to give thoughtful individuals with a demonstrated commitment to human rights an opportunity to step back and conduct a serious inquiry in the human rights field. Individuals who become fellows at the program are usually experienced activists or scholars with a…

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    GSD students, faculty receive awards from ASLA

    The American Society for Landscape Architects (ASLA) honored faculty and students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) with its highest awards at the society’s annual meeting last month in Minneapolis.

    1 minute
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    Adolescent criminal behavior partly a matter of choice

    Community violence and poverty are not the only aspects of neighborhoods that predict adolescent crime, according to Harvard University sociologist Patrick Sharkey. In a study released in the latest issue of the American Sociological Review, Sharkey finds that community organization, familial relations, and personal attributes all shape an adolescent’s decision to engage in or refrain…

    3 minutes
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    Origins of Life to theorize about universe

    A cross-faculty effort to understand life’s most basic mystery – how complex chemicals can become the simplest organisms – kicked off Wednesday (Nov. 8) with a symposium at the Gutman Conference Center.

    4 minutes
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    Philip J. King Professorship created to study ancient civilizations

    The Leon Levy Foundation has established the Philip J. King Professorship to support an outstanding scholar of the ancient world, Harvard University announced today (Nov. 9). The gift underscores the foundation’s commitment to fostering a cross-cultural academic environment that aims to understand ancient civilizations such as those in the Near East and the Mediterranean basin.

    3 minutes
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    Tanner lecturer and geneticist on ‘Genomics, Race, and Medicine’

    Cancer researcher, geneticist, and social activist Mary-Claire King will deliver the 2006-07 Tanner Lectures on Human Values.

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    When does racism begin?

    World War II, with its influx of multiracial colonial volunteers and billeted American troops, was the caldron that created Great Britain as a state in which race became an instrument of policy and a tool of cultural division.

    5 minutes
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    Out like a Lion

    The evolution of this year’s Harvard men’s soccer team – from 3-1 losers to Penn in their Ivy opener back in September to recent winners of the Ivy League championship – was hardly a smooth and steady progression. On the contrary, the 2006 Crimson, who downed visiting Columbia 3-1 this past Saturday (Nov. 4) to…

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    In brief

    Career fair to have European flair The European Commission is partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) European Club to organize a science and technology space at MIT’s upcoming…

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    Three faculty make list of Scientific American 50

    Three Harvard faculty members – a geneticist, an economist, and a stem cell biologist – are on the 2006 “Scientific American 50,” Scientific American magazine’s annual list of science and technology leaders.

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  • Campus & Community

    Eight additional 2006-07 Fulbright Visiting Scholars named

    Eight additional Harvard affiliates have recently been named Visiting Fulbright Scholars for the 2006-07 academic year. The initial group of Harvard Fulbright Scholars – composed of nine recent Harvard College graduates and 14 current and former students of the University – was announced in the Aug. 24 issue of the Harvard Gazette (available online at…

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  • Campus & Community

    Building a better auction

    When Susan Athey was a junior at Duke University in 1990, her adviser suggested she do a thesis on government timber auctions, a subject she agreed to only reluctantly because she thought the topic would be too tedious.

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Armed robbery reported on Garden Street

    On Nov. 3 at approximately 2:30 a.m., a male undergraduate reported to the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) that he was robbed at the corner of Garden and Sheppard streets. Three unidentified males, one of whom was armed with what appeared to be a handgun, approached the victim. The armed suspect then threw the victim…

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  • Campus & Community

    President’s office hours

    Interim President Derek Bok will hold office hours for students in his Massachusetts Hall office from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 11. Sign-up begins at 2:30 p.m., unless otherwise…

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    Police reports

    Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) for the week ending Nov. 6. 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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    Memorial services upcoming for Bower, Symonds, Clausen

    Symonds memorial service on Nov. 13 at Agassiz Theatre A memorial service for Alan Symonds, technical director for Harvard College Theatre Programs under the Office for the Arts at Harvard,…

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    Faculty Council

    At its fifth meeting of the year on Nov. 8, the Faculty Council discussed general education, and received a report from Dean Theda Skocpol on the activities of the Task…

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    HMS conference examines research on women’s aging

    With the decline in hormone replacement therapy in women, dermatologists like Sandy Tsao are seeing more patients with skin complaints.

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    Comprehensive model first to map protein folding at atomic level

    Scientists at Harvard University have developed a computer model that, for the first time, can fully map and predict how small proteins fold into three-dimensional, biologically active shapes. The work…

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