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Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

May-June 2010

Letters

Letters from our readers

The College Pump

Of philanthropy rewarded, broken glass, and pennies for Harvard

Treasure

What lead, chromium, and oxygen can do

In this Issue

Harvard’s libraries deal with disruptive change.

Time for a new paradigm for executive compensation

Brief life of a pioneering African nationalist: 1930-1975

Exploring the weblike structures that underlie everything from friendship to cellular behavior

Letters

Letters from our readers

Right Now

Deciphering sea levels

The online voting system Helios offers a prototype for transparency and security in elections.

Applying "natural experiments" to the study of history

John Harvard's Journal

The building’s façade is now visible.

A new center in Shanghai reflects Harvard’s growing engagement with the People’s Republic.

The professor of African and African American studies uses multiple media to study slavery.

On University governance and management

Headlines from Harvard history

Short takes on recent Harvard news

Anonymous voices from the lonely Harvard crowd

The Harvard men’s tennis team is profiting from a new approach to movement on the court.

High honors in squash and wrestling

Nearly everything about the Harvard-Yale regatta is unique.

Montage

Fashion designer Laura Mehlinger draws on inspirations ranging from Vladimer Nabokow to Prince.

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Poking fun “at the academic-bureaucratic mentality of university life”

In Tall Building: Imagining the Skyscraper, Scott Johnson explores the semiotics of these urban giants.

David Warsh reviews Robert J. Samuelson's The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath

Sculptor James Dinerstein’s works in concrete and bronze fuse ancient forms with modern abstraction.

Recent books with Harvard connections

Alumni

An alumna works to sustain commerce and conservation

Candidates for Overseer and Harvard Alumni Association director

A sampler of Harvard club speakers this spring

A new University website aims to promote public service by Harvard affiliates around the globe.

Political activists Staughton and Alice (Niles) Lynd have written a memoir about marriage and social commitment.

John Berlow works to promote safe, sustainable agriculture in Vietnam.

News from Shared Interest Groups

David Allyn, Ph.D. ’96, is looking for est graduates to interview for an academic article.

The College Pump

Of philanthropy rewarded, broken glass, and pennies for Harvard

Treasure

What lead, chromium, and oxygen can do