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Peabody
Museums

Pioneering Anthropologist, Prolific Teacher, Dies

Former Chair of the Anthropology Department Irven DeVore, who taught generations of Harvard undergraduates a lotteried class popularly known as “Sex”, died last week at age 80.

Decisions, Decisions
Undergraduate Council

Council Votes Against Q Change, Vows Increased Transparency

The meeting marked the first official Council-wide gathering of the fall semester and featured 44 new Council members who were elected just two weeks ago.

Tozzer Library
Social Sciences Division

Anthropology Library Reopens

The project renovated the nearly 40-year-old library and centralized the offices of the faculty in the Anthropology Department, who were previously spread across campus.

Research

Harvard Team's Big Bang Findings Called into Question

Findings from the European Space Agency’s Planck satellite indicate that the data collected by Harvard’s telescope, BICEP2, did not completely account for galactic dust.

Primitive and Intelligent Life Lecture
Events

Astronomy Chair Breaks Down Search for Other Life Forms

Abraham "Avi" Loeb highlighted several modern strategies for finding extraterrestrial life Tuesday.

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Kimberly Theidon has withdrawn her complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination with intent to file a lawsuit against the University.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

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Boxes
Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload
College

Unloading the Ad Board