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May-June 2012

Letters

Letters about Al Franken, the value of lectures, education and economics, justice, the Tea Party, primate care, and more

The College Pump

A star-spangled Colonial find and a book honoring Motif No. 1

Treasure

The Arnold Arboretum's "Lilac Sunday" tradition

In this Issue

Rahul Mehrotra's architecture spans eras and cultural divides.

Sociobiologist E.O. Wilson on the evolution of culture

Brief life of a female visionary: 1256-c. 1302

The Digital humanities at Harvard encompass a vast array of new tools and scholarly creations

Letters

Letters about Al Franken, the value of lectures, education and economics, justice, the Tea Party, primate care, and more

Right Now

How personal preferences drive our choice of mates—as understood through an online dating site.

Malcolm Whitman reveals how the blue evergreen hydrangea stops autoimmune disease.

A map of protein interactions in fruit flies provides new ways to study disease.

John Harvard's Journal

An aerial view of the Fogg art Museum reconstruction.

Harvard Medical School's primate research center encounters repeated, serious lapses of proper procedure and safe animal care

Meet the expert on nineteenth-century novels and reformist writings.

The Harvard Initiative on Learning and Teaching launched its activities with a day-long symposium.

The threat of library staff layoffs, absent details, leads to consternation and protests.

Faculty members predict what a Harvard education will look like in 2036.

Headlines from Harvard history

Lizabeth Cohen named Radcliffe dean; David N. Hempton named Divinity School dean

Brandt steps down, ROTC on campus, admissions bill increase, education Ph.D., and more

The Nieman Journalism Lab tracks innovations in journalism, online, in print, and on the business side.

The Undergraduate mines alumni class reports for real-world lessons about life.

Rachel Brown of the softball team broke Ivy records for strikeouts last year.

The Harvard basketball team completed its best season with an appearance against Vanderbilt in the NCAA tournament.

Montage

Brooke Lampley '02 heads modern and impressionist art at Christie's.

A musical Vermont couple record local music collected decades ago.

GSD's Preston Scott Cohen designed a new wing on the Tel Aviv art museum.

On the evolving system of international criminal justice

Recent books with Harvard connections

Excerpt from <i>The Great Divergence</i> by Timothy Noah ’80

Alumni

Keas—founded by computer programmer Adam Bosworth ’76—combines social media and gaming to make wellness fun.

Faculty speakers at local Harvard clubs

The 2012 nominees for Harvard overseers and HAA elected directors

Shared Interest Group happenings in May and June

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

The College Pump

A star-spangled Colonial find and a book honoring Motif No. 1

Treasure

The Arnold Arboretum's "Lilac Sunday" tradition