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  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 10:30
    At the end of the academic year, as we finish writing exams and papers (and grading exams and papers), it seems like a good moment to take a look at two student compositions by Charles Lefebvre (1843-1917), each with corrections by Charles Gounod. Lefebvre began studying with Gounod in 1861, before entering Ambroise Thomas’s composition […]
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 13:59
    Feature on jazz pianist Vijay Iyer as part of the Practice series.
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 10:55
    One can hardly fling a mortarboard these days without hitting someone decrying the state of American higher education. And there’s much to decry. One particular strain of critique centers on the issue of choice, with students suffering from either too many or too few options. The problem apparently lends itself to gastronomic metaphor, as two recent takes make clear. First there’s the cafeteria. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges, which we published last month, seems to have been the...
  • Friday, May 15, 2015 - 16:08
    “Such A Curious Dream! Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is on view from May 20 through Sept. 5 at Houghton Library.
  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 15:36
    Three young Harvard alumni explain the genesis and the process of their making the hit film “Whiplash.”
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 12:36
    “Never during my three years as a law student or two years as a law clerk at federal courts did I hear of the ‘Insular Cases.’ Yet the series of US Supreme Court decisions gathered under this name established a doctrine, in force to this day, determining that the US Constitution does not apply fully to territories acquired through conquest after the Spanish-American War and the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1898.” So writes Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow in her Preface to...
  • Monday, May 11, 2015 - 13:56
    A historian, digital library pioneer, and champion of books, Robert Darnton will depart Harvard early this summer, giving up his post as University Librarian to resume a life of full-time scholarship.
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 16:24
    Author chronicles how a system in which Myanmar’s elephants were made half-captive likely has ensured their survival.
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 14:34
    A clever exhibit at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, designed by Graduate School of Design Professor Rosetta Elkin, is bringing organic beauty out of the shadows. Her installation highlights the root system of a white poplar.
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:36
    A Harvard panel assesses Walt Whitman’s vivid and pictorial ‘Drum-Taps,’ a collection of Civil War poems out in print for the first time in 150 years. Professor Elisa New will explore “Drum-Taps” (along with Melville’s war poems) in a new HarvardX online American poetry course, which launches May 8.

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