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Barker Center Cafe Opening
Food and Drink

Barker Café Formally Reopens

The café welcomed community members to an open house that featured refreshments, as well as a glimpse at its new interior design.

Massachusetts Hall
Visual Arts

New Concentration Was Years in the Making

Although implementation is just a series of approvals away, much has yet to be determined for Harvard’s first-ever dramatic arts concentration.

Cooper Gallery Opens
Af Am Department

Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art Opens

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helped celebrate the gallery's opening before the first visitors went to 104 Mt. Auburn St.

UC Meeting - Alison Johnson
Faculty

FAS Office, Not ODR, Still Handling Faculty Misconduct Cases

The newly-formed Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Dispute Resolution will play no role in the investigation of faculty misconduct.

Physics professor Jenny Hoffman ‘99
Faculty

Physics Prof Wins 24-Hour Run, Funds for Special Olympics

For Physics professor, mother of three, and ultrarunner Jenny Hoffman ’99, “time is [her] most limited resource.”

FAS

Teaching Campaign Gets Another Endorsement, Plans Outreach

The Teaching Campaign secured an endorsement from the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality last Thursday, as it bumped up efforts to rally undergraduate support.

University Hall
Theater

Harvard Likely To Offer Concentration in ‘Theater, Dance, and Media’

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is likely to adopt a new concentration in “Theater, Dance, and Media” to begin enrolling undergraduates in fall 2015, University officials announced on Monday.

History Is Everything
College

Professors Discuss Diversity, Relevance of History

Six professors shared the everyday implications of history during the third annual “History is Everything, Everything is History” talk Wednesday afternoon.

Lieber pumpkins
Chemistry

Chem Professor Grows Mass.’s Largest Pumpkin, No Plans for Pie

Chemistry professor Charles M. Lieber grew a 1,870-pound pumpkin, which was named the biggest pumpkin in Massachusetts and the 17th largest pumpkin in the world this year, he said.

Higher Education

For-Profit Degree Holders Disadvantaged in Job Market, Study Shows

Degree holders from for-profit online institutions are 22 percent less likely to receive callbacks when applying for business and health-related jobs, according to a study led by David Deming, an associate professor at the Graduate School of Education.

Health

Faculty Seek To Push Back Against Benefits Changes

Several members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences said they are weighing options for how best to push back against a new set of University health benefits plans they call “regressive,” even as a University spokesperson said Tuesday that the University does not plan to alter the policy for 2015.

Doug Melton Stem Cells
Health

Melton Lab Cells Could Help Cure Type 1 Diabetes

A team of Harvard researchers developed a scalable technique for creating human insulin-producing beta cells in vitro, a huge stride towards an effective treatment for type 1 diabetes.

Libraries

Robinson Library Restricts Entrance to Grad Students

The library of the History Department’s Robinson Hall was recently closed off to undergraduate students, when a sign reading “this lounge is reserved for graduate students only” was placed in the library entrance Tuesday.

Jocelyne Cesari: Book Talk
Religion

Scholar Discusses Democracy in Islamic States

Cesari, who recently released a book on political systems in Islamic states, said that Islamic states that govern themselves according to both religious and secular principles are not necessarily undemocratic.

GARBER AT COMMENCEMENT
Health

Garber Defends Benefits Changes at Faculty Meeting

University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 argued that increases in health care costs at Harvard necessitated adjustments, including the introduction of a deductible in some instances and a 10 percent co-pay.

Free Time
Columns

In Search of Lost Time

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

School at School
Columns

What We Forget About School: School

Head of the Charles
Men's Crew

Head of the Charles 2014