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July-August 2013

Letters

Letters on online gender equity, e-mail investigations, Dean John Monro, and more

A letter from the editor

The College Pump

<i>A Theory of Justice</i> as musical comedy, and the class of ’44

Treasure

A personification of time

In this Issue

The political economy of a continent at cross-purposes

Brief life of an ardent pacifist: 1906-1993

No one has carved wood like David Esterly since... well, about 1700.

David Keith and the question of climate engineering

Letters

Letters on online gender equity, e-mail investigations, Dean John Monro, and more

A letter from the editor

Right Now

A project to map the brain is "the biggest challenge of the century."

The part of the brain that stores memories also actively predicts the future behavior of others.

Creative partnerships between government, non-profits, and investors may lead to more effective social services spending.

New England Regional

Regional house museums of prominent alumni

Harvard arts and cultural events

Puritan & Company’s thoughtful food with local flavor

John Harvard's Journal

Moments of reflection in a year when Harvard swung between low points and high.

The University confers honorary degrees on six men and three women.

Commencement addresses varied in tone and texture while serious rhetoric prevailed

Commencement moments and people—pleasing, surprising, and funny

From the pages of the <i>Harvard Alumni Bulletin</i> and <i>Harvard Magazine</i>

Harvard Law School’s Wasserstein Caspersen Clinical center is a beautiful gathering space.

He has led unionizing efforts full time since 1986.

Highlights from the second University-wide Harvard Initiative on Learning and Teaching conference

A snapshot of new alliances in online education

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences considers “consultation, communication, and governance.”

President Faust responds to concerns about the University’s e-mail policies.

The new Harvard Program in Therapeutic Science seeks a better basis for drug development.

A Baker Library | Bloomberg Center exhibit helps commemorate women’s history at the school.

Honors and appointments for faculty members

The Undergraduate contemplates cassettes and semesters.

Harvard news: the Marathon bombing, earnings update, galvanizing gifts, primate-center closure, and more

The Crimson Cricket Club, bowling and batting

Montage

A Berkshire yard that recalls poetry, fiction, and drama

A café-goers' view of Cambridge, a generation ago

An excerpt from Reuben Brower’s <i>The Fields of Light: An Experiment in Critical Reading</i>

Recent books with Harvard connections

Navigating the smartphone world

Danny Rubin teaches the “impossible” craft.

Does in-group humor displace political action?

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

Alumni

Oceana aims to restore the oceans’ health.

Attending their fiftieth reunion, the "Thundering Herd" reads predictions made in 1988.

Three people received the HAA’s 2013 Harvard Medal

The 2013 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Centennial Medalists

The senior members of Harvard and Radcliffe on Commencement day

New members of the Board of Overseers and new elected directors of the HAA

Four seniors have won scholarships to study at Cambridge University during the 2013-2014 academic year.

The Class of 1988 raised an all-time-record Harvard-reunion gift of $115 million.

Shared Interest Group events in July and August

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

The College Pump

<i>A Theory of Justice</i> as musical comedy, and the class of ’44

Treasure

A personification of time