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Research

Researchers Pave Way for Anti-Obesity Drug

The discovery could help transform the body’s energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat.

FAS

Physics Professor Awarded Fellowship for Nanotech Research

Yacoby’s research is primarily focused on how particles behave at a nanoscale.

Bridging the Gap, Hugo Van Vuuren, Lebone, STOP
SEAS

Harvard-Affiliated Xfund Raises $100 Million, Expands to Silicon Valley

A Harvard-affiliated seed-stage venture capital firm with an office in Maxwell Dworkin announced Thursday that it is launching its second fund with $100 million in new capital and has opened an additional office in Silicon Valley.

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FAS

Former College Dean Lewis Named Interim SEAS Head

Lewis will step in as the division head for Cherry A. Murray, who announced her resignation in late October, until Smith names a permanent replacement for the post.

Guide to CS50
Computer Science

Harvard Approves Joint Yale CS50 Venture, Malan Says

Harvard’s approval was the final step necessary for a joint Harvard-Yale CS50 venture, which was first reported in The Crimson in October and approved by Yale faculty in early November.

FAS

Three More Departments Endorse Section Size Cap

Faculty from the departments of Anthropology, Linguistics, and East Asian Languages and Civilizations have endorsed a 12-student cap on section sizes.

Marvin Zelen
School of Public Health

Zelen Remembered as Generous, Original Biostatistician

Zelen, a professor in the Biostatistics department at the School of Public Health, died on Nov. 15 from cancer. He was 87.

Playing Catch Up?
SEAS

Profs Urge Interdisciplinarity in CS Expansion

Faculty and students in the proliferating computer science program say that it should build upon Harvard’s liberal arts tradition and expand existing interdisciplinary offerings.

Harvard Bookstore
Books

Professors Make Case for ‘Long-Term’ History

During the talk, the authors emphasized taking long-term perspectives in the study of history, rather than focusing on brief moments in time.

History of Science

Professor Wins History of Science Award

The Sarton Medal is awarded every year to a scholar from the international community and is considered one of the highest honors in the history of science field.

Graduate School of Design

Romance Languages and Lit Endorses Section Cap

The endorsement statement expressed support for the movement, citing individualized attention for undergraduates and professional development for graduate students as benefits of smaller sections.

Science

‘Breakthough Prize’ Grants $3 Million to Univ. Researchers

The awards were given to 12 recipients in in the celebrity-studded “Breakthrough Prize Ceremony” on Nov. 9.

FAS

John Briscoe, Winner of Water's Nobel, Dies

Originally from South Africa, John Briscoe also spent two decades working for the World Bank, where he served as the country director for Brazil, the organization’s biggest borrower.

College

Controversial Study Photographed 29 Courses in Total

Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching researchers photographed students in 29 courses during a controversial attendance study last spring, the researchers said Thursday when pressed to disclose the exact number of courses studied.

FAS

Harvard Will Keep Controversial Health Plans, Faust Says, But Will Subsidize Some Affected Employees

University President Drew G. Faust wrote Thursday night that Harvard will keep the controversial changes in place for 2015 but will also establish a fund to mitigate cost increases for some employees and explore alternative plan designs for the future.

Eldo Kim
Crime

News Analysis: Could Eldo Kim Return to Harvard?

Protestors on Mass Ave
Race

Seen and Heard: Harvard's March Through Cambridge

OKWELOGU
Track and Cross Country

Decorated Thrower Looks To Continue Success

Protest
Columns

Reconstruction 3.0