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March-April 2014

Letters

A letter from the editor

A letter from President Faust

Letters on loving L.A., Robert Frost, Keystone XL, and more

The College Pump

Anatomy on view, and the return of Pooh

Treasure

<i>Bowles's new pocket map of the United States of America: the British possessions of Canada, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland, with the French and Spanish territories of Louisiana and Florida, as settled by the preliminary articles of peace signed at Versailles the 20th. Jany. 1783,</i> published by Carington Bowles (London, 1784)

A library loan—with latitude

In this Issue

Gary King&rsquo;s study of social media uncovered massive government censorship in China.

Information science promises to change the world.

Murray in 1962

Brief life of a personality psychologist: 1893-1988

“Third-stage” learners using a novel Harvard curriculum engage social challenges.

Elaine Scarry

“Out of ratio” weapons are essentially ungovernable.

Letters

A letter from the editor

A letter from President Faust

Letters on loving L.A., Robert Frost, Keystone XL, and more

Right Now

Sarah Richardson presents a history of the sex chromosomes in science and culture.

Brain-to-brain interface lets a human control a rat's tail.

Dariush Mozaffarian

With changed policies and food supply systems, healthy foods would cost less.

New England Regional

Beatrix Potter&rsquo;s home, gardens, and tales of small creatures, at the Arnold Arboretum

Harvard arts and cultural events

Take a dip in the pool at the Equinox Resort & Spa pool.

Regional spas offer “a place to ease burdens.”

Dining room at The White Barn Inn

Options for getting away from it all

The small Baraka Café lays out a feast of North African fare.

A French-Tunisian chef’s personal touch in Cambridgeport

John Harvard's Journal

Renovating the Inn at Harvard for student swing space as College House renewal scales up

Harvard in Allston, now (above) and in development (left). The figure at left shows existing uses, such as the athletic facilities (the Stadium is the blue <em>U</em>) and the Business School campus.

An update on Harvard’s expanding campus

Huntington Lambert

The “handyman” dean who runs continuing education and University extension

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

A preview of Dunster House renovations to come

Dunster House redesign, the University’s benefits costs, primate-care penalties, spatiotemporal thinking, and more

Rakesh Khurana

Rakesh Khurana, a scholar of leadership development and psychology, becomes Harvard College dean.

The Undergraduate ponders a phenomenon both alien and familiar.

Sean and Chris Satterthwaite

Chris, Tim, and Sean Satterthwaite all compete in Ivy League swimming meets.

Montage

An Aero L-39 Albatros (foreground) and Dassault Falcon 2000 over the Golden Gate Bridge

Jessica Ambats '95 makes amazing photographs of airplanes from the air.

Dean Norris, at right, in the television series <i>Breaking Bad</i> with Bryan Cranston

Breaking Bad’s Dean Norris ’85, a prime-time stalwart

Michael Carney (standing left) with friends, and (seated) brothers Tom, Martin, and Paddy.

Recent books with Harvard connections

<i>Autumn</i>

Paper artist Robert Pillsbury ’61 makes his work from stacked cut sheets of paper.

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

On familiar ground: AMS Jr. at the White House, 1965

Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.'s "fighting faith" in liberalism, revealed in his letters

Alumni

The plate-glass windows in Avis Buchanan&rsquo;s downtown Washington, D.C., office neatly frame the U.S. Archives building. &ldquo;I get to see that building every single day,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s the repository of our Constitution. The Sixth Amendment gives us our existence and we use the Fourth and Fifth and Sixth in our fight on behalf of our clients every day.&rdquo;

A profile of Avis Buchanan, director of the D.C. Public Defender Service

John P. &ldquo;Jack&rdquo; Reardon

The HAA’s executive director will step down on June 30.

HarvardX for Alumni to be launched in March

Election ballots will be mailed on April 1.

The 2013 honorees

An update from the Commencement Office

Moulton (at right) leads a mission in Najaf.

A profile of former Marine Seth Moulton ’01, M.B.A.-M.P.P. ’11

The Harvard Alumni for Agriculture Shared Interest Group

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

The College Pump

Anatomy on view, and the return of Pooh

Treasure

<i>Bowles's new pocket map of the United States of America: the British possessions of Canada, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland, with the French and Spanish territories of Louisiana and Florida, as settled by the preliminary articles of peace signed at Versailles the 20th. Jany. 1783,</i> published by Carington Bowles (London, 1784)

A library loan—with latitude