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FAS Waits For Dean’s Initiative

In the midst of last year’s financial crisis, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith assembled six “working groups” to establish top Faculty priorities.

Caroline Light Hey Professor
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Caroline Light Hey Professor

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Harvard To Acquire First Egyptology Professor in Decades

After years dedicated to shedding light on the work of the late Harvard Egyptology Professor George A. Reisner, Class of 1889, Peter D. Manuelian ’81 will become the first egyptology professor at Harvard since his predecessor’s death 68 years ago.

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Hiring for Vacancy in EALC Dept. Remains Uncertain

The hiring of a new Chinese Language Program director for the upcoming academic year remains uncertain for the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, according to Department Chair Wilt Idema.

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FAS Dean To Take Leave

Diana Sorensen, the divisional dean for the arts and humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will leave Harvard at the end of the academic year to take a year-long sabbatical.

Harvard Thinks Big: 10 Professors, 10 Minutes to Speak
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Harvard Thinks Big: 10 Professors, 10 Minutes to Speak

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English Department Adds Professors

The English department will welcome two new professors from Columbia University and grant tenure to one of its current associate professors.

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Cuts Threaten Unique Post

Harvard Medieval Art History Professor Jeffrey F. Hamburger embarked on a crusade last week to save a rare professorship at King’s College London from being eliminated due to budget cuts.

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Burt Recognized For Critique of Poetry

Stephen L. Burt, an associate professor of English, was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism on Saturday.

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Harvard History Professor Testifies in Proposition 8 Case

History Professor Nancy F. Cott testified on Tuesday in a federal case against California's Proposition 8—which currently restricts same-sex marriage within state borders—to provide an overview of the various marriage restrictions in American history.

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Eminent Byzantinist Dies, Leaves Legacy of Open-Minded Scholarship

Ihor Ševčenko once said that some historians, in their compulsion to ponder the same questions repeatedly, were like mindless dogs who urinated on the same tree in a forest—leaving other trees unexplored for no specific reason. But according to one colleague, this metaphor—called Ševčenko's law—did not apply to Ševčenko himself, who never sought to follow just one trail, both as a historian and a man.

Jasper van Putten
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Jasper van Putten

Jasper van Putten discusses the intersection of art, geometry, and cartography in the works of Augustin Hirschvogel yesterday evening in the Barker Center.

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Sandel Takes on ‘Right Thing’

Harvard Professor Michael J. Sandel challenged his audience to explore the moral dilemmas behind political controversies at a talk last night.

ARE WE HUMAN, OR...?
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ARE WE HUMAN, OR...?

Jonathan Lear, professor at the University of Chicago, speaks about how “becoming human is not that easy” yesterday in Lowell Lecture Hall as part of this year’s Tanner Lecture series. The event attracted a wide range of audience members, including University President Drew G. Faust.

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