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March-April 2012

Letters

Touchpoints, tea party, theater's future, water woes, medieval literature, a life of faith, and more

The College Pump

The prophet (Gibran) and the president (Eliot), plus <em>Arnoldia</em> turns 100.

Treasure

A medieval manuscript illuminates monthly guides to diet and health.

In this Issue

The satirist and comedian Al Franken has a new role: statesman.

"Active learning" may overthrow the style of teaching that has ruled universities for 600 years.

Brief life of a feisty mountaineer: 1859-1925

From causes to clinical applications and treatment, Harvard researchers investigate traumatic brain injury.

Time to restore American higher education’s lost mission

Letters

Touchpoints, tea party, theater's future, water woes, medieval literature, a life of faith, and more

Right Now

How people successfully dodge questions and how to prevent them from getting away with it.

Harvard researchers create neurons that light up when they fire.

Geoffrey Jones studies America's forgotten green entrepreneurs.

New England Regional

Early spring events at and around Harvard

New England mountain, river, and woodland adventures

The Appalachian Mountain Club offers thousands of outdoor trips and activities.

Boston’s Audubon Circle offers terrific food in relaxed environs.

John Harvard's Journal

President Faust's first visit to the South Asian nation highlights research and curricular connections old and new.

Profile of a scholar and adviser to presidents on energy policy and climate change policy

Displaying a fascinating body of work

Masterworks of Japanese painting on display for the Cherry Blossom Festival's centennial

Headlines from Harvard's history

Excerpt from Harvard Medical School Dean Joseph Martin's memoir

Competition for Allston development, College admissions, Old Leverett House renewal, primate care, and more

Discovering diverse concerns outside the bubble of campus life

Lacrosse and soccer star Melanie Baskind scores with synergy.

Account of the first game at Fenway Park in 1912, Harvard vs. Red Sox

New book shows how baseball words apply to all of life.

Montage

A new book shatters myths about art theft.

A gritty Western depicts a brief, violent crusade.

LA comedy writer Megan Amram has mastered the form of the Twitter joke.

Some of Megan Amram's twitter gems.

Diana Eck on Hindus' sacred geography

A correspondence corner for not-so-famous lost words

America’s flawed criminal justice system

Recent books with Harvard connections

Alumni

How Anthony Malkin ’84 engineered the largest “green” retrofit ever

Reducing heating and cooling loads is the first step in the engineering design sequence of any energy efficient building retrofit

Nominations for Harvard Overseers and HAA Elected Directors

Honors for Harvard Club and Shared Interest Group stalwarts and innovators

A special invitation for reunion-year alumni and their families

Be The Change CEO Kevin Jennings ’85 speaks at Wintersession.

News from Shared Interest Groups

Autism tightened the bond between Tom and Ezra Fields-Meyer and led to a moving book.

Utpal Sandesara and Tom Wooten uncover a dam-disaster cover-up.

Harvard alumni may sign in to view class notes and obituaries.

The College Pump

The prophet (Gibran) and the president (Eliot), plus <em>Arnoldia</em> turns 100.

Treasure

A medieval manuscript illuminates monthly guides to diet and health.