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Harvard hits 12 3s, beats Howard 84-71

Justin Bassey scored 18 points with four 3-pointers, Robert Baker added his second career double-double and Harvard defeated Howard 84-71            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Harvard, Howard, Robert Baker, Justin Bassey


Could You Turn Down a $2.5B Partnership With Coca Cola – and Would You?

I think we can all agree that it’s a lot of money. Could you turn down a $2.5B partnership with Coca-Cola for your business? Furthermore, why would you? This is exactly what Harvard trained Phuong Tran, the deputy CEO of the THP Beverage Group, a leading beverage company in Vietnam did with her father. The THP Beverage Group Story I interviewed Phuong Tran this week who’s family turned down this offer to partner with Coca-Cola to produce their quality healthy drinks. She says they were initia...
Tags: Asia, Interviews, Russia, US, Sales, Harvard, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Coca Cola, Asia Australia, Phuong, Vietnam Laos, DepositPhotos, Energy Drink, THP Beverage Group


A Harvard professor says a huge opportunity for disruption has been in front of us all along

Disney World is ripe for technological disruption. That's according to Clayton Christensen, an author of "The Prosperity Paradox." Someone could create a more affordable, local version of Disney World so more people people can experience it. Economic development works much the same way, Christensen says: An innovation makes a product or service available to a broader swath of the population. This article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on   Better Capitalism. The happiest place o...
Tags: China, Disney, America, Trends, Harvard, Electric, Orlando, Disney World, Christensen, Das, Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School, Clay Christensen, Karen Dillon, Efosa Ojomo, Christensen Institute


Sociologist and intellectual, Nathan Glazer, dead at 95

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Sociologist Nathan Glazer, who assisted on a classic study of conformity, “The Lonely Crowd,” and co-authored a groundbreaking document of non-conformity, “Beyond the Melting Pot,” has died. He was 95.   Glazer’s daughter, Sarah Glazer, confirmed her father died at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Saturday morning. A longtime professor at Harvard […]
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U.N.C. Admissions Lawsuit Brings Another Attack on Affirmative Action

The lawsuit, brought by a group that is suing Harvard over similar issues, accuses the university of using race at every stage of the admissions process.
Tags: News, Harvard, Affirmative Action, Discrimination, Minorities, University Of North Carolina, Colleges and Universities, Admissions Standards, Race and Ethnicity, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Students for Fair Admissions


Have Aliens Found Us? A Harvard Astronomer on the Mysterious Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua (slashdot)

On October 19, 2017, astronomers at the University of Hawaii spotted a strange object travelling through our solar system, which they later described as "a red and extremely elongated asteroid." It was the first interstellar object to be detected within our solar system; the scientists named it 'Oumuamua, the Hawaiian word for a scout or messenger. The following October, Avi Loeb, the chair of Harvard's astronomy department, co-wrote a paper (with a Harvard postdoctoral fellow, Shmuel Bialy) tha...
Tags: News, Nbc, Earth, Harvard, The New Yorker, Loeb, University of Hawaii, Heidelberg Germany, Isaac Chotiner, Avi Loeb, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Msmash, Oumuamua, Chotiner, Shmuel Bialy, Harvard Astronomer


Full 10-Step Plan to Complete Rangers’ Rebuild

The New York Rangers are in the midst of a critical period in their development. Every move they make from this point forward may play a large role in shaping the next generation. There are many different paths that general manager Jeff Gorton and company can take to bring the team back to relevance. Below is a detailed 10-step plan that would set the Rangers up for the future. Be aware that the following will not result in a Stanley Cup-winning team but rather one that will complement the...
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A megathread of dirty industry secrets that you'll be glad you know even as you wish you didn't

Holly, a Harvard seminarian and activist, invited Twitter users to DM her the dirty secrets of their industries, which she then anonymized and posted in a megathread with more than 600 parts (as of this writing); while many of them are mild or self-evident, many of them are the kind of sphincter-tightening or blood-boiling confessions that you always suspected might be true but hoped like hell were not. Some of them are also a little uplifting (library workers are reliably helpers with immi...
Tags: Twitter, Post, News, Harvard, Arkansas, Starbucks, Holly, Open Secrets


University of Virginia announces $120m gift to fund new data science school

One of America’s oldest universities is launching a school for one of the world’s youngest disciplines. The University of Virginia announced today that it has received a $120 million private donation to endow a new School of Data Science. The donation is the largest in the university’s history, and will create the twelfth school at the university. The donation was offered by the Quantitative Foundation, which is based in UVA’s hometown of Charlottesville. Jaffray Woodriff, the founder and CEO of...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Education, Virginia, America, Tech, Bloomberg, Analytics, Mit, Harvard, University, Data Science, Uva, University Of Virginia, Charlottesville, University Of California San Diego


Have Aliens Found Us? A Harvard Astronomer on the Mysterious Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua

On October 19, 2017, astronomers at the University of Hawaii spotted a strange object travelling through our solar system, which they later described as "a red and extremely elongated asteroid." It was the first interstellar object to be detected within our solar system; the scientists named it 'Oumuamua, the Hawaiian word for a scout or messenger. The following October, Avi Loeb, the chair of Harvard's astronomy department, co-wrote a paper (with a Harvard postdoctoral fellow, Shmuel Bialy) tha...
Tags: Nbc, Tech, Earth, Harvard, The New Yorker, Loeb, University of Hawaii, Heidelberg Germany, Isaac Chotiner, Avi Loeb, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Oumuamua, Chotiner, Shmuel Bialy, Harvard Astronomer, Harvard s astronomy department co


Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family

BOSTON (AP) — The Sackler name is emblazoned on the walls at some of the world’s great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard. But now the family’s ties to OxyContin and the painkiller’s role in the deadly opioid crisis are bringing the Sacklers a new and unwanted kind of attention and […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Boston, Ap, Harvard, Nation, Sackler


Burrito Bond!; Steve Martin; Client Command; Jan 22 Closing

Hello ScaleUps,Hope it's been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. This is How You Customer Fund a Business -- The Burrito Bond has raised almost over £ 2.6 million so far for co-founder Eric Partaker's UK-based Mexican restaurant chain Chilango. And it was this very entertaining and clever video that drove the campaign. Note's Partaker, "Layered into the video are several important points from Steve Ma...
Tags: UK, Leadership, Harvard, Steve Martin, Salesforce, Don, Jonathan, Atlanta United, Robert Cialdini, Better Book Club, John Ratliff, Denise Richmond, Verne, Eric Partaker, Ron Lovett, Burrito Bond


What is the Green New Deal?

Recent protests by the Sunrise Movement have taken the Green New Deal from forgotten policy to trending hashtag.The Green New Deal aims to move the U.S. to 100% renewable energy within a decade.Proponents also hope to catalyze a top-down restructuring of the U.S. economy and advance social justice issues. None In October of last year, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report, titled 'Global Warming of 1.5°C'. The report's authors believed that human...
Tags: Politics, Resources, Activism, Obama, Democracy, Government, Senate, White House, Politico, Environment, US, Economics, Sustainability, Policy, Harvard, Atlantic


The Incurable Disease vs the Relentless Couple

When Sonia Vallabh lost her mother to a rare disease called fatal familial insomnia, she soon found out that she had inherited the disease, that there was no cure, and that she’d be dead in “a decade or two”. Despite almost no scientific training, Vallabh and her husband both quit their jobs to work on a cure. Talk about going all-in. Within a few weeks of the diagnosis, Sonia had quit her job to study science full time, continuing classes at MIT during the day and enrolling in a night class in...
Tags: Mit, Harvard, Lander, Fda, National Geographic, Max, Jason Kottke, Eric, HUNTINGTON, Sonia, Schreiber, Vallabh, Sonia Vallabh, Minikel


A Harvard professor has a tip for entrepreneurs looking for the next big thing: Check out the electric-car market in China

In China, the electric-car market is "booming." That's according to Clayton Christensen, a Harvard Business School professor and an author of "The Prosperity Paradox." Christensen said electric cars in China are examples of "market-creating innovations," in that they make a product affordable and accessible to a broader swath of the population. In his new book, "The Prosperity Paradox," coauthored with Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen provide...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Mexico, China, Trends, Tesla, Harvard, Beijing, United States, Electric, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Christensen, Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School, Clay Christensen


Photos: See how the rain storm impacted Southern California

A family braves the rain for a stroll on the San Clemente Pier in San Clemente on Monday, January 14, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) Lucas Feduska, 6, of Buena Park, plays in the snow with family along Hwy 38, north of Forest Falls in the San Bernardino National Forest on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds With a break in storms moving through Southern Californ...
Tags: Weather, Boston, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Orange County, Pacific Coast Highway, Southern California, San Bernardino, Anaheim, Sun Valley, Grapevine, Costa Mesa, Irvine


Scientists discover novel process to convert visible light into infrared light

Columbia and Harvard scientists have developed a novel chemical process to convert infrared energy into visible light, allowing innocuous radiation to penetrate living tissue and other materials without the damage caused by high-intensity light exposure. The discovery could advance numerous fields, including clinical applications for photodynamic therapy and drug development.
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Novel materials convert visible into infrared light, opening up new routes for photodynamic therapy and drug development

Columbia and Harvard scientists have developed a novel chemical process to convert infrared energy into visible light, allowing innocuous radiation to penetrate living tissue and other materials without the damage caused by high-intensity light exposure. The discovery could advance numerous fields, including clinical applications for photodynamic therapy and drug development.
Tags: Science, Harvard, Columbia


Democratic governors have bold ideas to transform health care: Harvard researchers

Republican and Democratic governors have strikingly different visions for the future of health care, according to a new analysis published in the American Journal of Public Health. While Republican leaders favor maintaining or shrinking public health insurance programs, Democratic leaders are advancing several new proposals to expand public coverage, including 'public option' and single-payer health reforms.
Tags: Science, Harvard, American Journal of Public Health While Republican


'Aquinas and the Market' and the Possibility of a "Truly Humane Economic System"

Rational value dominates our moral as well as our economic decisions today. What began as a theory examining financial data by mathematical applications turns into the contemporary default system by which goods are measured and value ascribed. While theologians along with many humanists have challenged this paradigm, very few have the acumen to analyze markets and to interpret financial data. Economist and theologian Mary L. Hirschfeld pioneers an informed investigation into the relationship bet...
Tags: Business, Music, Review, Religion, Book Review, Economics, Harvard, Capitalism, Pope Francis, Philosophy, Notre Dame, Wells Fargo, Aristotle, Simon, Villanova University, Hirschfeld


Steven Pinker's 13 rules for writing better

Steven Pinker is many things: linguist, psychologist, optimist, Harvard professor, and author.When it comes to writing, he's a student and a teacher. Here's are his 13 rules for writing better, more simply, and more clearly. 1. Reverse-engineer what you read. 2. Prose is a window onto the world.  3. Don’t go meta.  4. Let verbs be verbs. Interlude for Steven Pinker's view of human nature. Is it evil?  Against chaos: The world is a hard place, but maybe humans aren't ...
Tags: Productivity, Learning, Writing, Communication, Harvard, Innovation, Storytelling, Literature, Steven Pinker, Pinker


The Artistry Behind an All-White Painting: A Short Art History Lesson on Minimalism and the All-White Painting

“I could do that” goes the refrain of philistines at modern art galleries, sometimes followed by a “Hell, my dog/cat/baby/elephant could do that!” Sophisticates smirk knowing smirks. Oh no, sir or madam, they most certainly could not. But maybe everyone, at some level, comes across Agnes Martin’s White Stone or Jo Baer’s Untitled (White Square Lavender) and thinks it looks like someone “just took a tube of white paint and spread it on a canvas.” It's tempting to imagine, notes Vox in the...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, College, Harvard, Vox, Sherman, Whitney Museum, Frank Stella, Facebook Twitter, Josef Albers, White Stone, Josh Jones, Agnes Martin, Delacroix, Yasmina Reza


Making Sense of White Paintings: A Short Art History Lesson on Minimalism and the All-White Painting

“I could do that” goes the refrain of philistines at modern art galleries, sometimes followed by a “Hell, my dog/cat/baby/elephant could do that!” Sophisticates smirk knowing smirks. Oh no, sir or madam, they most certainly could not. But maybe everyone, at some level, comes across Agnes Martin’s White Stone or Jo Baer’s Untitled (White Square Lavender) and thinks it looks like someone “just took a tube of white paint and spread it on a canvas.” It's tempting to imagine, notes Vox in the...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, College, Harvard, Vox, Sherman, Whitney Museum, Frank Stella, Facebook Twitter, Josef Albers, White Stone, Josh Jones, Agnes Martin, Delacroix, Yasmina Reza


Harvard research reveals potential therapeutic target for ALS

Harvard-led ALS research revealed that the protein TDP-43 regulates a gene called Stathmin2 (STMN2). Human pluripotent stem cell models of ALS successfully predicted the relationship between TDP-43 and STMN2. Findings were validated by independent work carried out at the University of California, San Diego. STMN2 shows promise as a therapeutic target and could be the first biomarker ALS, which is extremely difficult to diagnose and treat.
Tags: Harvard, University Of California San Diego


Trading Divorce for Travel

Reflecting on it now, it seems appropriate that my husband and I took a weekend trip to sign our divorce papers.  At the time, I was living in New York City and he in San Diego.  In an attempt to be amicable, we decided to meet in Palm Springs for the “official” signing.  It was a typical Palm Springs weekend that we’d experienced dozens of times before: the air hot and dry, with oily and glistening leathery women sprawled out on chaise lounges around the pool.  The difference this time was that...
Tags: Travel, England, New York, London, Featured, Australia, California, Relationships, China, India, New York City, Africa, Taiwan, Harvard, Hawaii, Italy


DACA recipients being allowed to travel outside U.S. was stopped by Trump. Now they want it back

His mother was dying and he was desperate. So Dario Guerrero Meneses took her to Mexico for an experimental treatment. Guerrero, a DACA recipient, had applied for permission to leave the U.S., but, eager to save his mother, didn’t wait for the answer. That move cost the Long Beach resident, then a student at Harvard University, the immigration status that gave him temporary relief from the fear of deportation. The government figured he self-deported. Guerrero was eventually allowed back into the...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Australia, California, Washington, Mexico, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, United States, Harvard University, Washington Dc, Mexico City, Long Beach


DACA recipients from SoCal go to D.C. with a request: Can we travel?

His mother was dying and he was desperate. So Dario Guerrero Meneses took her to Mexico for an experimental treatment. Guerrero, a DACA recipient, had applied for permission to leave the U.S., but, eager to save his mother, didn’t wait for the answer. That move cost the Long Beach resident, then a student at Harvard University, the immigration status that gave him temporary relief from the fear of deportation. The government figured he self-deported. Guerrero was eventually allowed back into the...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Australia, California, Washington, Mexico, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, United States, Harvard University, Washington Dc, Mexico City, Long Beach


Disclosure, Dasein, and the Divine in Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life'

None The tree of life is a common metaphor for the interconnectedness of all beings. While this metaphor is a familiar framework for ecological thinking—all regions, systems, and species are interwoven and inseparable—the tree of life is also a provocative paradigm for thinking about creativity. The Tree of Life is also both the name of Terrence Malick's 2011 masterpiece and an apt descriptor for his creative process, as evident by The Criterion Collection's 2018 release. The Criterion's rel...
Tags: Feature, Music, Jessica Chastain, Hollywood, Texas, Drama, Germany, Fantasy, US, America, Earth, Mit, Harvard, Roger Ebert, Oxford, Brad Pitt


Knight scores 20, hot-shooting Dartmouth beats Harvard

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Chris Knight scored 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field and hot-shooting Dartmouth defeated Harvard 81-63 in an Ivy League opener on Saturday night. Dartmouth shot 68 percent from the field and no player for the Big Green missed more than three shots. Dartmouth had 21 assists on 32 baskets […]
Tags: News, Sports, Harvard, Dartmouth, Ivy League, Hanover, N H AP, Big Green, Chris Knight


Feinstein Ban on Semiautos Deliberately Undermines ‘Security of a Free State’

It's not unfair to wonder just what she's swearing an oath to. (Dianne Feinstein Facebook photos) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today led a group of senators in introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, an updated bill to ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines,” a Thursday press release from the senator’s lair threa...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, America, Harvard, United States, House, Dartmouth, Nancy Pelosi, Resistance, Dianne Feinstein, Miller, Second Amendment, Richard Blumenthal