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The Legionella pneumophila strategy: molecular mimicry to hijack host-signaling pathways

Harvard Medical SchoolNew Research Building - Room 103177 Ave. Louis Pasteur Tue., May 26, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Gazette Classification: Health Sciences, Lecture, Science Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Medical School Speaker(s): Carmen Buchrieser, Institut Pasteur Contact Info: mbib_dept@hms.harvard.edu
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Harvard Gazette

Sunday Worship Service: Senior Sunday

The Memorial Church Sanctuary Sun., May 24, 2015, 11 a.m. We are a space of grace at the center of Harvard Yard serving the Harvard University community and beyond. Sunday services are broadcast on Harvard's radio station, WHRB 95.3 FM. For those outside the Cambridge area, WHRB provides live Internet streaming from its web site www.whrb.org. Gazette Classification: Religion Organization/Sponsor: The Memorial Church Speaker(s): Professor Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister, The Memorial Church, Harvard University Cost: Free Contact Info: The Memorial Church, Harvard University, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138, P: 617-495-5508 More info: memorialchurch.harvard.edu…
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Harvard Gazette

Faith & Life Forum

Pusey Room of the Memorial Church Sun., May 24, 2015, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. The Faith & Life Forum explores matters of faith and public life. Each week we hear from leading thinkers as it pertains to matters of ultimate concern such as love, justice, suffering, and salvation. The presentations take place in the Pusey Room of the Memorial Church and begin at 9:30 a.m. Come for coffee at 9:00 a.m. Gazette Classification: Humanities, Religion, Support/Social Organization/Sponsor: The Memorial Church Speaker(s): Rodney L. Petersen, Adjunct Instructor and Visiting Researcher, Center for the Study of Global Christianity and Mission, Boston University School of Theology Cost: Free Contact Info: The Memorial Church, Harvard University, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138, P: 617-495-5508 More info: memorialchurch.harvard.edu…
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Mobile Service for International Students, Used at Harvard and Northeastern, Gets $1.5M

A Boston startup that aims to let international students easily begin using their mobile phones in the U.S. has raised $1.5 million in funding. The company is CampusTVs Inc., which began as a TV rental business for college students about...
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Harvard Magazine

For Kennedy School Journals, Policy Beyond the Classroom

The summer before Juana Hernandez, M.P.P. ’15, arrived at the Kennedy School (HKS), a copy of The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy (HJHP) arrived in the mail. It was the first time she’d seen the slim print journal, which editors sent as part of a campaign to welcome Latino-identifying students to campus. But the publication’s reputation had preceded it—Hernandez had heard about it from HKS alumni she’d met in college, mentioned it in her personal statement when applying, and even considered it a major factor in her decision to enroll. “Pretty much anyone I had known that was a Latino alum from Harvard had participated in the publication,” she reports. “To me, it signaled something really important and valuable as a prospective applicant.” For Hernandez, HJHP’s editor-in-chief this academic year, ...
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Harvard Gazette

Strong enrollment for Class of 2019

Nearly 81 percent of the students admitted to the Class of 2019 plan to enroll in August. Last year, 80.9 percent matriculated; 81 percent did so the year before. The last time Harvard’s yield on admitted students reached these levels was 1969 for the Class of 1973.
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Harvard Magazine

The State of the Libraries

Editor’s note: Pforzheimer University Professor Robert Darnton, the Harvard University Librarian since 2007, is retiring at the end of the academic year. This is the text of his remarks at a farewell celebration with members of the library community and other friends on May 13. The individuals he addresses at the beginning of his remarks are Sarah E. Thomas (vice president for the Harvard Library and Larsen librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences); Dan Cohen (executive director of the Digital Public Library of America, who had spoken at length about Darnton’s work); and Alan Garber (Harvard’s provost). Links to additional sources of information have been inserted by Harvard Magazine.  Sarah, Dan, Alan, thank you for your generous remarks. I can’t pretend ...
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Harvard Magazine

An Endowment Manager’s Pay Exceeds $11 Million

The University this afternoon released its tax return for nonprofit organizations (Form 990) for 2013, covering the tax year from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014 (which represents Harvard’s fiscal year 2014). As is its practice, Harvard has simultaneously disseminated information on the compensation paid to Jane L. Mendillo, then president and chief executive officer of Harvard Management Company (HMC, which is responsible for investing the endowment) and to its highest-paid portfolio managers. The tax filing discloses compensation for other University officials as well, including President Drew Faust. (As noted in May 2010, the basis for such reporting has changed, so the HMC information just released covers calendar year 2013). Thus, the newly released HMC compensation figures, reflecting annual incentive pay disbursed once each year, span the second half of fiscal 2013 (a year ...
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A Crimson kind of town

Amid a discussion probing inequality, the Your Harvard series celebrates the University’s ties to Chicago.
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Harvard Gazette

Seven graduate students awarded prestigious fellowships

Seven students from Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences were awarded Fulbright Fellowships earlier this week. The scholars’ research will take them across the globe — to Africa, Asia, and Europe.
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Harvard Arts Blog

Art works at ARTS FIRST

Exciting new works created by Harvard students will premiere during ARTS FIRST weekend
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Harvard Arts Blog

The broad focus of Damian Woetzel

Harvard Arts Medalist Damian Woetzel MPA '07 talks about life after professional dancing and the value of education.
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Harvard Arts Blog

“Deep Wounds”: War as metaphor

Unresolved conflict and healing are at the heart of artist Brian Knep's public installation in Memorial Hall.
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Harvard Arts Blog

ART FIRST: Ask the experts

Overwhelmed by the festival's many offerings this year? Office for the Arts staff are here to help.
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