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Professor Summers
Scrutiny

Professor Summers

This week, FM looks into what former University President Larry Summers has been up to after resigning in 2006.

Health

Study: Genes Can Help Explain Coffee Consumption

The research indicates that eight genes in the human body may be related to coffee consumption, either directly or indirectly.

Harvard Medical School

Professor Outlines Risks, Benefits of Genome Editing

Harvard Medical School professor George M. Church discussed the possibilities and dangers of genetic engineering at a lecture Wednesday.

Research

Researchers Unveil Nanoparticle Construction Method

By enabling the creation of nanoparticles in user-specified shapes out of materials like silver or gold, the breakthrough offers a range of applications in solar cells, disease detection, and laser technology.

Endowment

Activists Kick Off Week-Long Fast for Divestment

Dozens of members of the Harvard community will not be swiping into dining halls this week as they participate in Divest Harvard’s week-long fast.

Harvard Law School

Snowden, Lessig Speak via Google Hangout

Edward Snowden—a whistleblower considered by different groups to be a martyr, a coward, and a traitor—spoke with Law School professor Lawrence Lessig via Google Hangouts at a packed lecture hall Monday.

Harvard Medical School

Mass. Gen. Eyes Expansion in China; Harvard Not Involved

The project, under the working title “MGH Hospital China,” would be MGH’s first major international satellite and has the potential to be a key source of revenue for the hospital.

Events

Panelists Weigh Implications of Cyprus Natural Gas Reserves

The discovery of natural gas reserves around Cyprus raises both hope and concern regarding relations among countries in the Middle East and Europe, panelists said Thursday at the Center for European Studies.

Civil War Exhibition
Radcliffe Institute

Civil War Exhibit Opens at Schlesinger Library

University President Drew G. Faust, Radcliffe Institute Dean Lizabeth Cohen, and the curator of manuscripts at the Schlesinger Library addressed more than 100 attendees at the opening of the exhibit.

Graduate School of Design

Design School Launches Center for Sustainable Buildings, Cities

Staff and affiliates will begin researching and developing design strategies to create more sustainable buildings and cities at the center next month.

Coop Election
Books

Coop Announces 9 Percent Rebate

The 9 percent rebate is a slight increase from the 8.8 percent offered in 2013 and marks the last year that members will receive an end-of-year rebate on purchases.

Reforma Migratoria
College

Government Grants Temporary Visa to Junior Stuck in Mexico

Dario Guerrero-Meneses ’15 is set to return to Harvard after the federal government granted him a humanitarian visa on Tuesday afternoon to travel back to the United States from Mexico.

Community Conversation: Racist Emails
College Administration

After Threats, Khurana Says Admins ‘Can Do Better’ Communicating

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said College administrators “can do better” to communicate with students and took full responsibility for their response to the threat.

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
Commencement

GARBER AT COMMENCEMENT

University Provost Alan M. Garber (right), pictured at Commencement 2014 ceremonies in May, defended the University's health benefits changes at the monthly faculty meeting Tuesday.

Free Time
Columns

In Search of Lost Time

Larry, In His Element
Scrutiny

Professor Summers

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

School at School
Columns

What We Forget About School: School