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Bharath Venkatesh

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Over Lunch in the Women's Center, Ferguson Apologizes to Harvard Community

Before an audience of about 30 Harvard students and affiliates crowded in the intimate setting of the Harvard College Women’s Center, history professor Niall Ferguson offered another apology Monday afternoon for his recent controversial comments about economist John Maynard Keynes’s sexuality.

Carr Center Speakers Express Disapproval of Israeli-Palestinian Water Distribution

Calling for comprehensive solutions to the water crisis in the West Bank, Tufts professor Annette Huber-Lee and Palestinian refugee Nidal al-Azraq presented work on improving Palestinian access to adequate safe water at an event hosted Thursday evening by the Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

Journalists Discuss Impact of Social Media on Recent Coverage

Speaking at a panel discussion at the Walter Lippmann House Wednesday evening, several professional journalists said that Twitter fundamentally shaped the way they covered the Boston Marathon bombings and the ensuing shootout and manhunt.

Donuts in Quincy!

For those of you who have as big of a sweet tooth as some of us here at Flyby do, you'll be happy to know that the pop-up "Donut Shop" might become a regular Sunday morning phenomenon in Quincy. The brainchild of Sam R. Peinado '15 (who learned how to make donuts over Winter break and came up with the idea of selling them on campus), the Shop had its grand opening this past Sunday at the Quincy Grill and stayed open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..

How to Save a Life

Nalini Ambady, a former associate professor of psychology at Harvard, is currently fighting for her life against leukemia. Ambady, who is now a professor at Stanford, has just seven weeks to find a bone marrow match before her next round of chemotherapy. According to the website, Ambady has a one in 20,000 chance of finding a matching donor.

Searching for Supernovae

The trip, which is an optional part of Astronomy 100, allows undergraduate students to work with Harvard Astronomy’s Supernova Forensics group to identify and learn more about the nature of supernovae, or stellar explosions. But more than supplementing students’ academic material, the course’s unique spring break trip gives students a glimpse into the lives of professional astronomers.

HKS Panel Encourages Religion in the Public Sphere

Christian author Jim Wallis and Memorial Church Minister Jonathan L. Walton argued that the public should harness the power of religion to pursue the “common good” in politics on Monday in an event hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership.

Lecture on Muhammad Kicks Off Islamic Awareness Month

In celebration of its annual Islamic Awareness Month, the Harvard Islamic Society kicked off a series of events this week in order to bring attention to Islamic issues and the Muslim community at Harvard.

Harvard Places First In Putnam Math Competition

Harvard placed first in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, which is often considered the most prestigious annual college-level math competition in the world, the Mathematical Association of America announced last week.