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The Christmas Revels 2014

Sanders Theatre Sat., Dec. 20, 2014, 3 p.m. A Victorian Celebration of the Winter Solstice. Directed by Patrick Swanson. George Emlen, Music Director Gazette Classification: Theater Organization/Sponsor: Revels Inc. Cost: Adults: $60, $46, $27 ($10 obstructed view) / Children: $42, $32, $15 ($7 obstructed view) Ticket Web Link: www.boxoffice.harvard.edu Ticket Info: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222 More info: www.ofa.fas.harvard.edu…
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From Sin City to Atro/City

The Cooper Gallery, 102 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA02138 Sat., Dec. 20, 2014, 2 p.m. Forrester considers the juncture of African American males, guns, and art in a walking contemplation through two galleries of Luminos/City. Part of a series of “In-Gallery Talks,” located in the intimate spaces of the Cooper Gallery. RSVP required: coopergalleryhc@gmail.com Gazette Classification: Art/Design, Exhibitions, Humanities, Lecture Organization/Sponsor: The Cooper Gallery Speaker(s): Marlon Forrester, artist Contact Info: coopergalleryhc@gmail.com More info: hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu…
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The Light Princess

American Repertory Theater - Loeb Drama Center64 Brattle StreetCambridge, MA 02138 Sat., Dec. 20, 2014, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Gazette Classification: Comedy, Music, Theater Organization/Sponsor: American Repertory Theater Directed By: Allegra Libonatti Written By: Lila Rose Kaplan Cost: Tickets from $15 Ticket Web Link: tickets.americanrepertorytheater.org… More info: americanrepertorytheater.org…
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Kara Walker on sweet talk

The artist Kara Walker spoke about her process, ephemerality and her work "Sugar Baby" at the Radcliffe Institute earlier in December.
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A Far Cry Nominated for Grammy Award

The debut album from Crier Records, the record label of the chamber orchestra A Far Cry (profiled in our January/February issue), has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Dreams and Prayers is the only member of its category, Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, to have been crowd-funded on Kickstarter; a sampling of the music may be heard on the album’s website. Winners will be announced on February 8. Miki-Sophia Cloud ’04 first proposed the program for the group’s sixth season, as a concert exploring music and spirituality; she traces the central themes of ­Dreams and Prayers back to her undergraduate studies. “I’d grown up in the Protestant tradition, where when you go into a sanctuary, everything is pretty spare,” she says. “There isn’t a lot of emphasis on the sensual, physical ...
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Harvard Gazette

Leading role for Murthy

With Harvard’s Vivek Murthy confirmed as the next surgeon general, health experts shared their views on areas where his focus and influence are most needed.
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Harvard Magazine

Classical Studies and Today’s Middle East

Wedged between an economic Scylla that privileges the study of science and a Charybdis where history before the Middle Ages struggles to survive in popular imagination, the study of Classics—from the Bronze Age civilizations of the Middle East and the Mediterranean through medieval Byzantium—hides in general obscurity in our contemporary culture and is in decline in many of our universities. A cottage industry of books and articles analyzing the closing of Classics departments attests to the longstanding crisis in this once dominant pillar of the humanities, which already stand in the shadows of newly built temples of biology and chemistry. The changes that have engulfed the Middle East for more than three years and the uncertainties about the region’s future, however, offer a rich opportunity for Classics to claim a voice ...
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Harvard Magazine

Cryptic Puzzle: “Lighten Up”

Download the puzzle You can find all puzzles published in Harvard Magazine between 1986 and 1998 at John de Cuevas’s website, www.puzzlecrypt.com, under Harvard Puzzles. You will also find additional puzzles and contact information there and can subscribe to his mailing list. Check back January 15 for hints and solution. 
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Inside the Rise of Computer Science at Harvard

(Mark Zuckerberg returns to Harvard in 2012; Image via Harvard University.)  When Harry Lewis signed on as dean of Harvard College in 1995, an antiquated rule remained in place, forbidding students from running a business out of their dorm room....
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Harvard Highlights How It's Become 'An Ecosystem of Innovation'

Over the last three years, 15 Harvard-connected, venture-backed biotech companies have gone public. Over the University's more than 375-year history, however, the school has proved to be a linchpin of Massachusetts' economy. Helping highlight...
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Harvard Arts Blog

The life syllabus of David Amram

The legendary composer talks about the music industry, the importance of history and his Dec. 5 concert with the Harvard Wind Ensemble.
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Lewis named interim dean of SEAS

Michael D. Smith, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, today announced the appointment of Harry R. Lewis, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, as interim dean of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), effective Jan. 1, 2015.
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The Harvard-Yale post-game, body and soul

Harvard and Yale meet up, this time in the arts.
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Harvard Arts Blog

Clive Davis: Living a legendary musical life

Clive Davis HLS '56 talks about a globe-spanning career, the power of Whitney Houston and pearls of wisdom.
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Lone Star assembly

The Harvard clubs of Dallas and San Antonio marked their centennials at a Your Harvard celebration with a gala dinner, bluegrass and piano performances, and remarks from Harvard President Drew Faust.
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