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Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

November-December 2009

Letters

Letters from our readers

The College Pump

A class tradition refurbished, and “Harvard Yard” threads

Treasure

Investigators construct a virtual Italian Renaissance altarpiece.

In this Issue

Students and service at a new frontier

Visual, audio, and interactive media are transforming the college classroom

View video from an exhibition at the Harvard Art Museum that explores the visual legacy of ACT UP’s campaign to galvanize action against a new epidemic.

Brief life of an iconoclastic individualist

On the professionalization of faculty life, doctoral training, and the academy’s self-renewal

Letters

Letters from our readers

Right Now

A Harvard anthropologist argues that cooking, a cultural practice, crucially shaped human evolution.

With “spaced education,” a surgeon offers a better way to learn.

Orchid bees in flight extend their hind legs for stability.

Imprinted genes may affect the timing of pregnancy and nursing in humans.

New England Regional

Eating well and feeling good through the holidays

Tips for healthy eating at parties and everywhere else

Late fall events at and around Harvard

An update on Harvard construction

A cozy Beacon Hill spot that’s a bit French

John Harvard's Journal

The Great Mammal Hall in the Harvard Museum of Natural History is restored and reopened.

A status report on the state of the endowment

Meet the director of Harvard’s African language program.

President Faust opens the academic year with a State of the University address.

Headlines from Harvard history

A new book of photographs tells Harvard Square’s history since the 1950s. Test your own Square knowledge for a chance to win a copy of the book.

The Graduate School of Education creates a new doctor of education leadership program.

An early-semester financial talk by the dean

Short takes on recent news

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences develops a 10-year strategic plan.

A senior assesses life at—and after—college without the pre-med track.

Renaissance for the Archery Club

Football kicks off against Holy Cross, Brown, and Lehigh

A new DVD and book capture the legendary 1968 Harvard-Yale game.

Montage

Diane Paulus, the new artistic director of the American Repertory Theater, has an ambitious populist vision.

An excerpt from <em>Green Metropolis,</em> by David Owen ’78

Adam Kirsch reviews <em>Poems 1959-2009</em> by Frederick Seidel ’57

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

David Wax’s trio La Tuza performs Mexican <em>son</em> music.

<em>Top Producer,</em> by Norb Vonnegut ’80, is a thriller set on Wall Street. Listen to excerpts from an interview with its stockbroker author.

Recent books with Harvard connections

Alumni

Two Harvard-trained doctors launch a practice in the emerging field of age-management medicine.

The University’s Medal of Honor recipients are memorialized.

The winners of the 2009 Harvard Alumni Association Award

A sampling of Harvard Clubs’ forthcoming events

Harvard offices seek jobs and mentors for undergraduates

News from Shared Interest Groups

The College Pump

A class tradition refurbished, and “Harvard Yard” threads

Treasure

Investigators construct a virtual Italian Renaissance altarpiece.