January 28, 1999
Nerve Cell Clones Repair Brain Damage
Clones of human brain cells are being used in laboratory experiments aimed at repairing, even re-creating, brain areas damaged by injury, disease, and birth defects.
Social Policy Graduate Program Gets NSF Funding
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a team of Harvard faculty a five-year, $2.5 million grant to launch the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy.
Map Collection Is Window to Past, Present
For the next few months, the Harvard Map Collection is showing off some of its holdings in an exhibit of the work of Harvard mapmaker Erwin Raisz.
Law School To Host Session of Navajo Nation Supreme Court
In a first for Harvard, the Law School will host a session of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court on Saturday, Feb. 6.
The Evangelist Billy Graham To Visit, Lead Service, Give Lecture
The evangelist The Rev. Billy Graham will visit Harvard for two events to be held at the Memorial Church.
Director of Benefits Services Appointed
Regina Perris, who most recently served as director of benefits at Tufts University, has been appointed director of benefits services at Harvard.
Eastern Europe's 'Virtuous Circle'
Grzegorz Ekiert goes home to investigate post-Soviet societies
Library Collections Emergency Team Launches
To ensure that an unexpected disaster, such as the broken water main that devastated the Boston Public Library last summer, doesn't catch Harvard by surprise, a Library Collections Emergency Team has been assembled.
Olin Center Receives $6M Grant
The John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business at the Law School has been awarded a four-year, $6 million grant by its longtime sponsor -- the John M. Olin Foundation
HMS Researchers Johnson and Goulder Honored for
Two Harvard researchers will receive the 1999 Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Award.
Getting a Hold on a Slippery Schedule
Crimson wrestlers grapple with challenging competition -- and a lot of down time.
Crimson Rocks Skating into Beanpot
The Crimson (8-9-1, 3-9-1 ECAC), winners of six of its last seven games, is the hottest of the four teams entering the 47th Beanpot.
Global Conference on Government Reform
Organized by Kennedy School
A global conference on government reform, featuring Vice President Al Gore as moderator and organized by the Kennedy School of Government, brought together representatives from 45 countries and a host of international groups to discuss ways in which governments can cut bureaucracies and provide services more efficiently.
School of Public Health Initiative Dedicated to Defeating Malaria
The Harvard Malaria Initiative, directed by Wirth and housed at SPH, is one of many strategies the world is taking to try and beat the disease.
De Fortabat Fellowships Support Argentine Scholars
Seven Argentine students in fields ranging from education to economics to literature to law have received 1998-99 Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat fellowships to attend graduate programs at Harvard this year.
HPRE Proposes Increase for Current Affiliated Residents
Harvard Planning and Real Estate (HPRE) has proposed a 4 percent increase for current affiliated housing residents who live in the approximately 2,300 Harvard Affiliated Housing apartments open to graduate students and University affiliates.
Students Garner Activities Fund Grants
Student groups that were recently awarded grants by the Harvard College Activities Fund.
Organic Chemistry Research Fellowships Awarded
Research fellowships sponsored by Eli Lilly Research Laboratories, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, and Glaxo Wellcome Inc. have been awarded to twelve graduate students of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.
Allied Commander at KSG
Fresh from his meeting last week with Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, the supreme allied commander for Europe, U.S. Army General Wesley K. Clark, spoke at the Kennedy School Monday night, Jan. 25.
Weatherhead Center Appoints Cooney
James A. Cooney has been appointed executive director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
1998 President and Fellows of Harvard College