Year: 2008

  • Campus & Community

    Harvard to collect, disseminate scholarly articles for faculty

    In a move to disseminate faculty research and scholarship more broadly, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) voted Tuesday (Feb. 12) to give the University a worldwide license to make each faculty member’s scholarly articles available and to exercise the copyright in the articles, provided that the articles are not sold for a profit.

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  • Science & Tech

    Hauser presents theory of “humaniqueness”

    Shedding new light on the great cognitive rift between humans and animals, a Harvard University scientist has synthesized four key differences in human and animal cognition into a hypothesis on…

    3 minutes
  • Health

    Major step forward in understanding cell reprogramming

    Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have taken a major step toward eventually being able to reprogram adult cells to an embryonic stem cell-like state…

    3 minutes
  • Science & Tech

    The ethics of the organ bazaar

    In nearly every country in the world, there is a shortage of kidneys for transplantation. In the United States, around 73,000 people are on waiting lists to receive a kidney.…

    7 minutes
  • Arts & Culture

    Pauletta Washington honored

    There was no debating the glamour of the Harvard Foundation’s black-tie, red-carpet premiere of “The Great Debaters,” starring and directed by Denzel Washington, at the Harvard Film Archive at the Carpenter Center. Close to 200 students, faculty, and staff attended the Dec. 18 premiere, which was followed by a lively question-and-answer session with Washington and…

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  • Arts & Culture

    Exhibition shows a lot of soul

    Ever wonder what a soul looks like? You have 30 chances to see a picture of one at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Gutman Library through Feb. 15. Hundreds more chances if you look at the related book, “Soul” (Reg Vardy Gallery/Satellite Arts, 2007), or if you go to the Web site http://www.drawyoursoul.org.

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  • Arts & Culture

    Gamelanathon!

    Stepping carefully in their stocking feet, the musicians thread their way among the array of low-lying gongs, drums, and metallophones and lower themselves cross-legged onto the floor. Lifting their padded mallets, they begin to play. The ringing sound of the metal bars, punctuated by the dry slap of the drum and the gong’s shimmering resonance,…

    4 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    ‘I’m ready for my close-up, Professor Kuriyama …’

    How do you attract students to a course? With more than 5,400 classes on offer each year, it can be a difficult proposition. Shigehisa Kuriyama, Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, borrows a Hollywood technique: offer a movie trailer.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Police reports

    Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) for the week ending Feb. 4. 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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  • Campus & Community

    Appointments

    HUAM appoints Williams first director of education, Lawry appointed senior research fellow at Hauser Center

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  • Campus & Community

    In brief

    Bok Center offering half time postdoc fellowship, HSPH symposium to tackle thorny international health issues, Grants, fellowships available to HMS members, HSPH announces new scholarship opportunity, Docent-led tour at Semitic Museum upcoming, HMS center honors trio for global environmental efforts, Center for Wellness and Health announces spring bounty

    5 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Newsmakers

    Taubes awarded NAS prize, School of Dental Medicine receives ADEA Award for Vision, Ph.D. candidates receive Kauffman Dissertation Fellowships, Peter Black elected to lead WFNS, HHL-Leipzig honors Porter, Stone receives Batchelor Prize

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  • Campus & Community

    Korea Institute receives grant for development of programs

    The Northeast Asian History Foundation (NEAHF) in Seoul, Korea, has awarded a grant of $1 million over a five-year period to the Early Korea Project at the Korea Institute, Harvard University.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Lester Kissel Grants available to undergrads

    Harvard College students are eligible to apply for a Lester Kissel Grant in Practical Ethics to support research and writing that makes contributions to the understanding of practical ethics. A number of grants, each up to $3,000, will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects to be conducted during the summer of 2008. The…

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Kuwait Program accepting proposals for one-year grants

    Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (HKS) has announced the 14th funding cycle for the Kuwait Program Research Fund. With support from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, an HKS faculty committee will consider applications for one-year grants (up to $30,000) and larger grants for more extensive proposals to support advanced research by Harvard…

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    HRES proposes 2008-09 rents for Harvard Housing

    Harvard Real Estate Services manages approximately 3,000 apartments, offering a broad choice of styles, amenities, and sizes to meet the individual budgets and housing needs of Harvard affiliates (full-time graduate students, faculty members, or employees). Apartments are available in a variety of sizes: standard and double studios; standard and convertible one-bedrooms; and two-, three-, and…

    7 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    IOP announces spring resident fellowships

    Harvard University’s Institute of Politics (IOP), located at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, has announced the selection of an experienced group of individuals for resident fellowships this spring. Resident fellows interact with students, participate in the intellectual life of the community, and pursue individual studies or projects throughout an academic semester.

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  • Campus & Community

    Alumni Association announces spring election candidates

    This spring, alumni can vote for a new group of Harvard Overseers and elected directors for the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) board.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    John Kenneth Galbraith

    At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on December 11, 2007, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late John Kenneth Galbraith, Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Galbraith served under or advised every Democratic president from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Bill Clinton.

    8 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Shorenstein Center names visiting faculty, fellows for spring

    The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, located at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, recently announced its spring fellows.

    2 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Tenney Kelley Lehman, 90, headed Nieman Foundation

    Tenney K. Lehman, 90, died on Jan. 7 at Coolidge House nursing home in Brookline, Mass. She was on the staff of Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism from 1968 to 1985, retiring as executive director. Her life was defined by devotion to her family, dedication to finding meaning through poetry and writing, and determination…

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  • Campus & Community

    Painting of Kiyo Morimoto is unveiled

    The Harvard Foundation unveiled the portrait of Kiyo Morimoto, former director of the Bureau of Study Counsel in the Dunster House Dining Room last week (Feb 1). Morimoto served the bureau from 1958 to 1985 and is remembered as as a widely respected counselor by generations of students. A thoughtful listener, he offered soft-spoken, helpful…

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  • Campus & Community

    Stephen Ansolabehere appointed professor of government at FAS

    Stephen Daniel Ansolabehere, an accomplished scholar of American elections, public opinion and voting behavior, has been appointed professor of government in Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) effective July 1.

    3 minutes
  • Campus & Community

    Sports briefs

    Women top Northeastern, 3-1, in Beanpot semifinals; Icers break 10-year drought, set to compete for ’Pot; Skiers capture ninth at UV carnival in Stowe, Vt.

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  • Campus & Community

    Crimson crash glass, smash cats

    Among the fundamental elements accounting for Harvard’s convincing win over the visiting Princeton Tigers women’s basketball team this past Saturday (Feb. 2) — superior ball movement, finer marksmanship, the avoidance of frustrating fouls — one aspect of the Crimson’s skill set certainly stood out: their height. Indeed, en route to their dominating 82-64 victory, the…

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  • Campus & Community

    Icers slide into title game

    The Harvard men’s hockey team exploded for three first-period goals to overwhelm Northeastern in the first round of the Beanpot tournament on Monday evening (Feb. 4) at the Garden.

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  • Campus & Community

    Local kids kick up Bright ice

    A plucky group of more than 20 young hockey players recently (Jan. 15) kicked up the ice at Bright Arena.

    1 minute
  • Campus & Community

    Flower power: Daffodil Days, Harvard team up to fight cancer

    The first flower of spring, the daffodil has long been a symbol of hope and renewal. It has also become a powerful tool in the American Cancer Society’s efforts to treat patients.

    1 minute
  • Health

    Cancer stem cells can be targeted for destruction

    It’s increasingly believed among scientists that nearly every cancer contains small populations of highly dangerous cells — cancer stem cells — that can initiate a cancer, drive its progression, and create endless copies of themselves. On the theory that targeting these cells might be an effective therapeutic strategy, researchers around the world have begun isolating…

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  • Health

    Research in brief

    Major differences in protocols used to determine brain death; Harvard researchers achieve stem cell milestone; Consortium links chromosome abnormality to autism disorders; Blocking HIV infection; Oral osteoporosis meds appear to reduce the risk of jaw degradation; Six new genetic variants linked to heart-disease risk factor; Gene variation may elevate risk of liver tumor in some…

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