March 25, 1999
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan Named 1999 Commencement Speaker
Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Board of Governors of the
Federal Reserve System, has accepted Harvard's invitation to
be the speaker at Afternoon Exercises during Harvard
University's 348th Commencement, on Thursday, June 10.
Digital Initiative Brings Library of Future into Focus
The Harvard University Library Digital Initiative
[LDI] is a large-scale program to develop the University's capacity to acquire, organize,
deliver, and archive digital resources.
Wireless Club Marks 90 Years on Airwaves
Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, the Harvard
Wireless Club is the nation's oldest amateur radio club.
Paying Attention to Attention
How active is hyperactive?
Ad Hoc Committee to Review Employment Policies
President Neil L. Rudenstine has announced that he will form an ad hoc
faculty committee to review the University's policies for employees and
City of Cambridge Closes Oxford/Kirkland Streets
The City of Cambridge has closed Oxford Street to vehicles because
of repairs to underground pipes that city officials say may take
Proceedings from the Faculty Council's thirteenth meeting of the year.
A 'Surgeon of the Soul'
Nobelist's work in plastic surgery and organ transplants brings
hope as well as health.
G. Gordon Watts Professorship of Music Established
Beverly and David B. Watts '55 have established a
professorship in music, benefiting a department that boasts a widely
acclaimed cadre of faculty as well as increasing numbers of
undergraduates enrolling in its courses each year.
State Gives Harvard Radiation Safety Program High Marks
University revamps inspection and training program in a
process that involves Harvard faculty.
Busch-Reisinger Exhibit, The Word Company, Displays Words Invented by Artist Adib Fricke
The special exhibition Words to Watch: An Exhibition by Adib
Fricke, The Word Company, Berlin will be on display at the Busch-
Reisinger Museum through May 2.
Law School Holds Panel On Holocast-Related Litigation
The Harvard Law School Graduate
Program sponsored this discussion on March 23.
View from the Mound
Determined Crimson baseballers look forward to another award-
WHRB To Broadcast Women's Hockey National Championships
The women's hockey national championships are taking
place in Minneapolis, Minn., on March 26 and March 27.
Challenge Grant Program Assists Libraries
An exciting element of the LDI is a challenge grant program
designed to encourage innovation and also to ensure broad faculty
representation in the LDI.
Ensuring Long-term Access by Digitizing Images
Digital imaging projects across campus.
University-Wide Advisory Services Available
To assist those planning or already involved in digital projects
of all kinds, the Harvard University Library's Office for
Information Systems has identified four areas in which experts are
available to the University community.
Finding Out More About the Library Digital Initiative
The Harvard University Library is hosting a series of events to
keep the Harvard community abreast of developments and
opportunities concerning digital libraries.
Bregman Gift Funds Preservation of Research Materials in University Libraries
The Harvard University Library is pleased to announce a gift
from Mark and Yvonne Bregman, endowing The Mark and Yvonne
Bregman Fund for the Preservation of Digital Information.
Climbing to the Top in the Groves of Academe
New booklet offers advice to grad students in their
Academics Learn Dramatics From A.R.T.'s Houfek
On March 3, 10, and 17, Nancy Houfek, the head of voice and speech at
the American Repertory Theatre, led a three-part workshop titled
"Teaching as Performance: The Storyteller's Art."
Nine Receive Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Three Harvard students and six alumni have received Paul &
Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, an honor that carries
with it financial assistance for up to three years of graduate study at
a U. S. college or university.
Faculty of Medicine -- Memorial Minute
A memorial for Bernard D. Davis, long a prominent figure at Harvard Medical School.
Top Business Schools Join To Sponsor Gay Business Event
Gay and lesbian business students from all over the country will
converge at the Business School Saturday, March 27, for the first-
ever gay and lesbian business conference.
Daffodil Sales Bloom for Cancer Fundraiser
March came in like a lion this year with the roaring success of the
annual "Daffodil Day," the fundraiser that supports the
American Cancer Society.
Dances with Chickens (and others):A Potpourri
Photo essay with pictures by Jon Chase and Kris Snibbe.
1999 President and Fellows of Harvard College