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Lurie
Mathematics

Math Professor Wins 'Genius' Grant

Mathematics professor Jacob A. Lurie ’00, along with three other Harvard graduates, was named a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship on Wednesday.

FAS

Recent Gifts Support Arts, Humanities

Faust made it clear in an interview on Tuesday that the humanities will be a focus for her during the academic year.

Drew Faust

At Conference, Top Admins Weigh Ups, Downs of Virtual Education

Despite voicing concerns about blending online courseware and in-person teaching, Vice Provost for Advances in Learning Peter K. Bol expressed cautious optimism for new technology’s potential in higher education at a conference on Tuesday.

Binary Lights
On Campus

Binary Lights

Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science David J. Malan demonstrates how to use binary code with programmable light bulbs.

University Finances

Faculty for Divestment Renew Call for Open Forum

Members of Harvard Faculty for Divestment called once again for an open and public forum with members of the Harvard Corporation and the Harvard Management Company on Tuesday.

Kimberly Theidon
Central Administration

Former Anthropology Professor Plans To Sue University

Kimberly Theidon has withdrawn her complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination with intent to file a lawsuit against the University.

College

FAS Committee on Sexual Misconduct Hosts First Community Discussion

FAS Committee Chair Allison F. Johnson led a question-and-answer discussion on the new University-wide Title IX policy and its implications for FAS Tuesday.

College

Freshman Dean's Office Launches Faculty Dinner Program

Small groups of freshmen will now have the opportunity to rub shoulders with star professors over dinner at the Harvard Faculty Club.

Obituary

Former Director of Harvard-Yenching Institute Dies

A former director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Patrick D. Hanan is remembered for his contributions to sinology.

Undergraduate Council

UC Negotiates with Administrators to Reverse Q-Guide Changes

Over the summer, members of the Undergraduate Council negotiated with administrators in an effort to reverse the Faculty Council’s decision on removing course difficulty scores from the Q Guide starting in 2015.

Romance Languages

Expert on Brazilian Cultural History Dies

Romance Languages and Literatures professor Nicolau Sevcenko, who died in mid-August, is fondly remembered by his colleagues.

Health

University Restructures Health Plans in Cost Control Measure

The University will significantly restructure the benefit plans it offers to non-union employees, cutting premiums but introducing, for the first time, a deductible at the point of care.

Museums

Slive Remembered as Engaging Professor, Prolific Scholar, and Warm Presence

Seymour Slive, a former director of the Fogg Art Museum and fine arts professor emeritus, died on June 14 at the age of 93.

Dean Smith at Convocation
Interfaculty Initiatives

Education and the Campaign

As Harvard seeks to improve its teaching and learning practices through the campaign, some faculty members wonder where the school’s innovation is headed.

Number of Undergraduates Enrolled in SEAS Concentrations
SEAS

Engineering a Balance

As enrollment at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences continues to grow, many remain concerned about the school’s persistent gender gap.

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College

This Is CS50.

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Visual Arts

Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track

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Visual Arts

Script Doctors

Harvard vs. Yale
Yale

Freshman Survey Part V: A Look at New Haven