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July-August 2015

Letters

A letter from the editor

Scarcity, energy options, David Ferry, home schooling, and more

A letter from President Faust

The College Pump

A Harvard Club discovery, a College artist’s epiphany

Treasure

New technology lets researchers see differences inside museum specimens

In this Issue

Online education looks beyond the MOOC.

A rediscovery of the emerging poet

An economic analyst of sports dissects the assumptions behind Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Rosabeth Moss Kanter on solving America’s infrastructure problems

Brief life of an oceanographer and patriot: 1905-1997

Letters

A letter from the editor

Scarcity, energy options, David Ferry, home schooling, and more

A letter from President Faust

Right Now

The Harvard Football Players Health Study aims to treat athletes’ medical problems, from head injuries to torn ACLs.

What smart gadgets mean for big business

Eliminating the Great Recession’s overhang

Harvard Squared

Original works by “Golden Age” illustrators on view in Newport, Rhode Island

The sister restaurant to Bibim in Allston opened earlier this year

Playing and picnicking in Greater Boston

A visit to Lowell’s Boat Shop in Amesbury, Massachusetts

John Harvard's Journal

A mannerly, serious-minded 364th Commencement, from Drew Faust and Deval L. Patrick to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Harvard honoraries to Renee Fleming, Deval Patrick, Denis Mukwege, and more

President Drew Faust, Governor Deval L. Patrick, and others weigh in during ROTC and Commencement exercises.

Self-effacing senior fellow, senior reunioners, silent protests, and more

Rakesh Khurana, dean of the College, asks hard questions about the mission of a Harvard education.

Andrew Crespo ’05 connects the law to real life.

Lack of access to surgery globally will cost $12.3 trillion during the next 15 years.

A new dean for engineering and applied sciences, a departing public-health leader, the new CFO, top teachers, and more

From the pages of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin and Harvard Magazine

Endowing engineering and applied sciences, critiquing Gen Ed, addressing sexual assault, and evolving online

Reconstructing the Kennedy School campus, Toni Morrison lectures, inventing venture capital, administrators’ pay, and more

Sharpening your mind during the summer months with a HarvardX course or a faculty profile.

A Gen Ed course teaches a booklover about science, and her parents.

On scoring in a low-scoring game

Montage

Christopher Adams brings ceramics to life (or vice versa).

Robin Kelsey probes the place of photography within art.

From lawyering to a literary life.

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

At Pixar, putting the finishing touches on animated worlds

Tall tales from biology’s Wild West

Recent books with Harvard connections

Alumni

Singer Candice Hoyes reinterprets Duke Ellington songs in her new album On a Turquoise Cloud.

Author Olivia Gentile goes digital in her new project.

Five alumni are honored for their contributions to the University.

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences honors four distinguished alumni.

Newly elected directors of the Harvard Alumni Association

Four Harvard seniors have won scholarships to study at Cambridge University

Harvard College’s oldest alumni at Commencement

Alumni may sign in to view class notes or obituaries.

The College Pump

A Harvard Club discovery, a College artist’s epiphany

Treasure

New technology lets researchers see differences inside museum specimens