Year: 2010

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    Second-half deluge lifts Crimson

    Harvard football gets by Yale, 28-21, with three unanswered touchdowns. A photo gallery and video capture the day, the traditions.

    6 minutes
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    Like-minded

    Former Washington, D.C., chancellor of schools Michelle Rhee, former Florida governor and current visiting fellow Jeb Bush, and the Center for American Progress’ John Podesta tackled the politics of education reform at an Institute of Politics forum moderated by former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.

    5 minutes
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    Brian Marsden, astronomer and comet predictor, 73

    Brian Marsden passed away on Nov. 18 after a prolonged illness at the age of 73. He was a supervisory astronomer at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and an associate of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

    1 minute
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    48 seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa

    Forty-eight seniors were recently elected to the Harvard College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Iota of Massachusetts.

    2 minutes
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    Harvard prof wins prize for criminology study

    The 2011 Stockholm Prize in Criminology has been jointly awarded to John Laub of the National Institute of Justice and Harvard’s Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Robert Sampson for their research showing why and how criminals stop offending.

    1 minute
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    Ceramics Program hosts holiday show and sale

    The Ceramics Program of Harvard’s Office for the Arts will present its annual holiday show and sale Dec. 9-12 at 219 Western Ave. in Allston.

    1 minute
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    PBHA launches holiday gift drive

    Phillips Brooks House has launched Harvard’s annual holiday gift drive — an effort to collect more than 1,000 gifts for children in Boston and Cambridge.

    1 minute
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    Three scholars recognized for music contributions

    Three scholars from Harvard’s Music Department received prizes at the Society for Ethnomusicology conference in Los Angeles in early November.

    1 minute
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    Keeping creature company

    For 33 years, José Rosado has taken care of more than 300,000 amphibians and reptiles in Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology.

    4 minutes
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    New Campus Services department takes shape

    Campus Services, the administrative group that serves every School and unit across the University, announced plans today (Nov. 18) to increase efficiencies and strengthen the University commitment to sustainability.

    3 minutes
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    Attention!

    War is an unpredictable, nonlinear interplay of policy and strategy, Adm. Mike Mullen said in a Harvard talk, and “sense and adjust” is the way to proceed.

    5 minutes
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    A program of exploration

    Freshman seminars connect students with new subjects and star faculty.

    6 minutes
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    Harvard’s lasting effect

    Harvard senior Marcel Moran recalls the classes he loved. But, more important, he realizes how his education has helped him to analyze and synthesize what he learned while at Harvard.

    4 minutes
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    Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice

    In 50 interviews with individuals working for racial justice, Associate Professor of Education Mark Warren uncovers the processes through which white Americans become activists for racial justice.

    1 minute
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    Hardly the retiring kind

    A vital resource, the Harvard University Retirees Association keeps former employees connected to the University’s vast resources, and to each other.

    3 minutes
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    A look inside: Currier House

    Security guard Yohannes Tewolde does his job with flair at Currier House.

    2 minutes
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    Harvard students improve recycling

    Students from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Resource Efficiency Program and staff from Harvard Recycling conducted the 13th annual waste audit on Nov. 11.

    2 minutes
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    Mystery woman

    Harvard Extension School instructor Suzanne Berne has written “Missing Lucile,” a family memoir about the grandmother she never knew.

    3 minutes
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    Rebound

    The Harvard men’s basketball team is on the up and up, thanks to its newest coach Tommy Amaker.

    5 minutes
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    Handing One Another Along: Literature and Social Reflection

    Robert Coles, emeritus professor of psychiatry, examines literature’s contribution to the development of our moral character, delving into the works of Raymond Carver, Ralph Ellison, Flannery O’Connor, and others.

    1 minute
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    Passion, Betrayal, and Revolution in Colonial Saigon: The Memoirs of Bao Luong

    Kenneth T. Young Professor of Sino-Vietnamese History Hue-Tam Ho Tai tells the story of Vietnam’s first female political prisoner, Bao Luong, who, in 1927, joined Ho Chi Minh’s Revolutionary Youth League and fought both for national independence and for women’s equality.

    1 minute
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    Being black in Western art

    A research project and photo archive, as well as an art installation and the publication of reissued works on the image of the black in Western art, come to life at Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute.

    4 minutes
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    You are where you live

    A Harvard School of Public Health associate professor examines the link between health and neighborhoods to see whether people’s residential landscapes matter.

    5 minutes
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    Getting genetic leg up on climate change

    Harvard botanist Charles Davis is examining evolutionary relationships between species affected by climate change for clues to past and future changes.

    4 minutes
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    Divided they stand

    What to expect in 2011 and beyond? After this month’s midterm elections, Harvard’s resident analysts look ahead to Congress’ upcoming agenda, from tax reform to foreign policy to the 2012 political calculus.

    5 minutes
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    Biology researcher’s on a roll

    Florian Engert, a new professor of molecular and cellular biology in Harvard’s Bio Labs, works and plays hard.

    4 minutes
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    Marsden appointed new dean of social science

    Peter Marsden, the Edith and Benjamin Geisinger Professor of Sociology and a Harvard College Professor, has been appointed the new dean of social science by Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith.

    1 minute
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    Probing the golden years

    In an aging society, Harvard researchers are plumbing the depths of what it means to have a larger proportion of the population elderly — and figuring out how to keep them healthy.

    10 minutes
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    Postdoc fellow wins neurobiology prize

    Christopher Gregg, a postdoctoral fellow in Harvard’s Molecular and Cellular Biology Department, is the 2010 Grand Prize winner in the annual international competition for the Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology.

    1 minute
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    Moot points

    Harvard Law School students and United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts participated in the final round of the annual HLS Ames Moot Court Competition on Nov. 16.

    4 minutes