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FAS Waits For Dean’s Initiative

In the midst of last year’s financial crisis, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith assembled six “working groups” to establish top Faculty priorities.

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Obama Nominates Knighted Professor To Head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Roughly a week after winning the battle over health care reform, the Obama administration is set to nominate a Harvard knight to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to Associated Press reports attributed to sources within the administration.

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Harvard Physicist Runs For Congress

When Harvard nanotechnology researcher Michael P. Stopa went to the polls in 2008, there was only one name on the ballot for the Third District of Massachusetts’s Congressional seat—incumbent Democrat Jim McGovern.

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Collections To Find New Home in Northwest Science Building

Five departmental collections in the Museum of Comparative Zoology are facing a yearlong move from their age-old home on Oxford St. into the basement of the Northwest Science Building, after a series of clouded administrative indecisiveness that prompted some confusion among the staff.

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Amy Guan ’12 works in the lab of David Liu performing research on the green fluorescnet protein to improve activities of proteins and enzymes, which may have medicinal impact in the future.

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Wrangham Illuminates Link Between Fire and Evolution

Around 50 members of the Harvard Mind/Brain/Behavior community gathered in the Harvard-Yenching Library yesterday afternoon to hear biological anthropology professor Richard W. Wrangham explain how the cultural invention of cooking food has contributed to human evolution.

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Changing the Culture

Harvard's new and innovative stem cell concentration focuses on the humanity behind the research to create classes that are anything but standard.

Eric Kandel discusses memory.
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Eric Kandel discusses memory.

Eric R. Kandel ’52 speaks about the biology of memory at the Science Center yesterday. The Nobel laureate discussed the molecular basis of memory and answered questions from curious attendees.

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New Cancer Vaccine Developed in Mice

A team of Harvard bioengineers and biologists say that they have developed a cancer vaccine that eradicates melanoma tumors in mice and slows their reoccurrence.

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Physicists Create Microscope

Members of Harvard’s physics department have created a quantum gas microscope that allows atoms to be observed individually at a temperature of five billionths of a degree above absolute zero.

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Symposium Examines Climate Change

<p>Penn State Geosciences Professor Richard B. Alley ended his presentation at yesterday’s Harvard climate change symposium with a grave warning.</p>

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HMS Launches Breast Cancer Symposium

Harvard Medical School kicked off a three-day symposium on breast cancer in the developing world yesterday afternoon. The conference—also sponsored ...

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Peter H. Lehner ’80, who directs the National Resource Defense Center, speaks in the Science Center about strategy for moving greenhouse gas legislation through the U.S. Congress.

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Harvard professors Daniel Schrag and Joel Schwartz join NRDC Executive Director Peter H. Lehner ’80 at the Science Center yesterday to talk about bringing climate change from science to legislation.

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