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A splash with the spleen

January 22, 2014

Who knew the spleen was so funny? And popular? A parody video by a group of Harvard Medical School students went viral in December, garnering a million YouTube hits in just five days and... Continue reading

Keys to a good life

January 22, 2014

How do you lead a good life? That seemingly simple question has preoccupied and perplexed mankind for centuries. For author and historian Jill Lepore, one key to fulfillment involves poring... Continue reading

Neil Patrick Harris is Man of Year

January 22, 2014

Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, has named Emmy Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris its 2014 Man of the Year. Harris joins Dame Helen Mirren,... Continue reading

Helen Mirren named Woman of the Year

January 22, 2014

Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals has announced Academy Award-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren is its 2014 Woman of the Year. “How very saucy of the Hasty Pudding organization to offer me... Continue reading

New Harvard College dean

January 22, 2014

Rakesh Khurana, the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development at Harvard Business School (HBS), professor of sociology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), and co-master of Cabot House... Continue reading

‘Junk?’ Not so fast

January 22, 2014

Ever since the Human Genome Project decoded the genome, the prevailing scientific view has been that only the 2 percent that makes proteins — the building blocks of cells — was important. The rest... Continue reading

Vitamin D could slow MS progression

January 20, 2014

For patients in the early stages of multiple sclerosis (MS), low levels of vitamin D were found to strongly predict disease severity and hasten its progression, according to a new study led by... Continue reading

Inconsistent? Good

January 17, 2014

Anyone who has ever stepped on a tennis court understands all too well the frustration that comes with trying to master the serve, and instead seeing ball after ball go sailing out of bounds in... Continue reading

‘The weapon of love’

January 16, 2014

The man who literally wrote the book on the preaching of Martin Luther King Jr. will himself preach about the civil rights leader during Sunday’s sermon at the Memorial Church. His homily will come... Continue reading