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March-April 2014

Letters

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

A letter from the editor

A letter from President Faust

The College Pump

Anatomy on view, and the return of Pooh

Treasure

A library loan—with latitude

In this Issue

Information science promises to change the world.

Brief life of a personality psychologist: 1893-1988

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

“Out of ratio” weapons are essentially ungovernable.

Letters

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

A letter from the editor

A letter from President Faust

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.

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

New England Regional

Harvard arts and cultural events

Regional spas offer “a place to ease burdens.”

Options for getting away from it all

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

An update on Harvard’s expanding campus

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

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

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

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

The Undergraduate ponders a phenomenon both alien and familiar.

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

Montage

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

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

Recent books with Harvard connections

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

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

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

Alumni

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

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

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

A library loan—with latitude