Year: 2009

  • Campus & Community

    Crimson get weekend split

    After No. 2 Clarkson handed the Harvard women’s hockey team its second defeat of the season Nov. 6 by a score of 2-1, the No. 10-ranked Crimson picked themselves up and responded forcefully Nov. 7 with a 3-0 shutout of No. 7 St. Lawrence for the Crimson’ 500th win in the program’s history.

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  • Campus & Community

    New learning space opens in Lamont

    Lamont Library recently opened Collaborative Learning Space, an innovative learning space designed to foster collaboration and bring a new level of flexibility to library instruction.

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  • Campus & Community

    Crimson prepare for Penn showdown

    After the Crimson’s 34-14 victory over Columbia on Nov. 7, only one obstacle still stands in the way of the Harvard football team’s third consecutive Ivy League Championship. That obstacle resides in Philadelphia.

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  • Campus & Community

    Harvard historian sees banks, China dragging down U.S.

    Harvard economic historian Niall Ferguson, whose “The Ascent of Money” book and TV series traced the world’s financial system, last night painted a pessimistic prognosis for U.S. recovery unless the government takes decisive action.

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  • Campus & Community

    Q&A: Josh Lerner on Innovation’s Role in the Economy

    His book “The Money of Invention” examined the role of venture capital. “Innovation and Its Discontents,” cowritten with Adam Jaff, looked at how changes in intellectual property have hurt the process of innovation. His new book, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” examines why public efforts to boost entrepreneurial innovation so often comes up short…

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  • Arts & Culture

    Arts at center stage

    While Harvard the institution is picking up the pace on supporting the arts, Harvard the students — as ever — are busy making the arts their “irreplaceable instruments of knowledge.”

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  • Arts & Culture

    Sing sacred, and hide the flute

    A timeline of the arts at Harvard begins in 1636, when Harvard was founded, the Massachusetts Bay Colony had barely 10,000 settlers, and wolves howled at the edge of the endless forests.

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  • Arts & Culture

    “Street Scene” in the Yard

    “Street Scene” is performed in Harvard Yard by a group of A.R.T. students.

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  • Health

    Researchers ‘NOTCH’ a victory in war on cancer

    Normal 0 0 1 819 4673 38 9 5738 11.1282 0 0 0 Scientists have devised an innovative way to disarm a key protein considered to be “undruggable,” meaning that…

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  • Campus & Community

    Faculty diversity on the rise

    Harvard University has made steady progress toward a more diverse faculty and the numbers of women and minority members stand at all-time highs, according to the annual report of the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (FD&D).

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  • Campus & Community

    Sullenberger receives Harvard Foundation Humanitarian Award

    For safely landing US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River and saving the lives of his passengers, the Harvard Foundation will present the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award to skillful pilot and airline safety expert Chesley Sullenberger on Nov. 11 at Memorial Church at 6 p.m.

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  • Campus & Community

    Hub lab writing the book on face-reading

    Pity the Boston car salesman who negotiated across the table from Charles A. Nelson III, a Harvard neuroscience professor who runs the nation’s top laboratory studying how people learn to decode facial expressions…

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  • Campus & Community

    A Dream Interpretation: Tuneups for the Brain

    In a paper published last month in the journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Dr. J. Allan Hobson, a psychiatrist and longtime sleep researcher at Harvard, argues that the main function of rapid-eye-movement sleep, or REM, when most dreaming occurs, is physiological…

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  • Arts & Culture

    The Lab experiment

    The Lab, a three-year experiment orchestrated by David Edwards, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Biomedical Engineering, offers a “forum to help catalyze ideas” across many fields. Stemming from his course “Idea Translation” (ES 147), the exhibition of student-based experiments is designed to morph into an ongoing series of events and “idea nights” open…

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  • Campus & Community

    Harvard, Yale Back Students in Patent Stance That Aids Poor

    Nov. 9 (Bloomberg) — Harvard University, Yale University and three other schools are pledging to encourage companies to give poor countries better access to drugs and medical products based on…

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  • Campus & Community

    Iraq latest crucible for Harvard mediation

    Dispute resolution programs now offer master’s and even doctoral degrees at some campuses, among them the University of Massachusetts at Boston, MIT, Tufts, and Brandeis. The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is a renowned source of expertise in the field….

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  • Health

    Speeding new medicines and technologies to the developing world

    A consortium of Harvard and five other leading research universities and the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) have endorsed a far-reaching “Statement of Principles and Strategies for the Equitable…

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  • Campus & Community

    Harvard vs. Dartmouth – Men’s soccer

    What does Harvard bring to the field against Dartmouth following a devastating overtime loss to Princeton?

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  • Health

    Breast cancer: Scourge of developing world

    Three-day symposium opens, focusing attention on the rise of breast cancer in developing nations, even as resources are scarce to contain it.

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  • Arts & Culture

    Irony and identity

    Philosopher and classicist Jonathan Lear, this year’s Tanner lecturer, begins his two-lecture look at irony and identity.

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  • Campus & Community

    Faculty Council meeting held Nov. 4

    At its fifth meeting of the year (Nov. 4), the Faculty Council discussed changes to the protocol regarding the use of human subjects in research and a proposal regarding the…

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  • Health

    Caught in the act

    Breaking up may actually not be hard to do, say scientists who’ve found a population of butterflies that may be on its way to a split into two distinct species.

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  • Science & Tech

    Quantum gas microscope created

    Physicists have created a quantum gas microscope that can be used to observe single atoms at temperatures so low the particles follow the rules of quantum mechanics, behaving in bizarre ways.

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  • Campus & Community

    Public’s view of health care overhaul has familiar ring

    WASHINGTON – Americans’ opinion of the health care proposals now before Congress is eerily similar to public sentiment about the Clinton health reform initiatives in 1994, according to an analysis published online yesterday in The New England Journal of Medicine – and that may not bode well for Democrats…

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  • Science & Tech

    Quantum gas microscope offers glimpse of quirky ultracold atoms

    Harvard physicists have created a quantum gas microscope that can be used to observe single atoms at temperatures so low the particles follow the rules of quantum mechanics, behaving in…

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  • Campus & Community

    A day in the life of President Faust

    A university president’s day is packed with public presentations, private meetings, and a steady stream of phone calls and visitors. A photo essay chronicles one day on President Faust’s schedule, from dawn till dusk.

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  • Health

    Orphan army ants adopted

    Colonies of army ants, whose long columns and marauding habits are the stuff of natural-history legend, are usually antagonistic to each other, attacking soldiers from rival colonies in border disputes that keep the colonies separate. But new work by a researcher at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology and colleagues at the University of Copenhagen…

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  • Science & Tech

    New wrinkle in old approach

    Harvard materials scientists have come up with what they believe is a new way to model the formation of glasses, a type of amorphous solid that includes common window glass.

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  • Science & Tech

    Materials scientists find better model for glass creation

    Harvard materials scientists have come up with what they believe is a new way to model the formation of glasses, a type of amorphous solid that includes common window glass.…

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  • Campus & Community

    Darrel B. Hoff dies at 76

    Darrel B. Hoff, 76, who taught at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics for six years, died on Nov. 2 at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, Iowa.

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