Brandon Niederauer Joins String Cheese Incident At SweetWater 420 Fest [Watch]

first_imgBrandon “Taz” Niederauer took the stage with the String Cheese Incident during the band’s headlining performance at SweetWater 420 Fest in Atlanta on Friday night. The 14-year-old guitar prodigy joined the fray for a second set-opening “Close Your Eyes” before returning with vocalist Rhonda Thomas for the encore rendition “I Saw The Light” that closed out the show.Niederauer and Thomas weren’t the only guests who sat in with SCI yesterday. The band also got some help from The Motet singer Lyle Divinsky and drummer Dave Watts, who added their chops to the live debut of “Get To You”, a new collaborative single with Divinsky that was officially released earlier this week. Additionally, SCI revisited their cover of Jamiroquai’s “Space Cowboy” for the first time since October 30, 2010, thereby furthering speculation about Jamiroquai’s potential appearance at the 2018 Suwannee Hulaween festival.You can relive the entire first day of SweetWater 420 Fest by checking out the recording of the festival’s free livestream., but we’ve cued up Taz’s sit in for you below.The String Cheese Incident – SweetWater 420 Fest (Second Set)SweetWater 420 Fest will continue Saturday and Sunday with sets from Tedeschi Trucks Band, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Umphrey’s McGee, Vulfpeck, Greensky Bluegrass, Tauk, The Infamous Stringdusters, and many more. You can check out a free livestream of many of those shows via The String Cheese Incident | SweetWater 420 Fest | Atlanta, GA | 4/20/2018Set One: Sirens > Let’s Go Outside, Song In My Head, My One And Only, Get To You^, Space Cowboy#, Believe*Set Two: Close Your [email protected], Beautiful > Hi Ho No Show, Joyful Sound > Rumble > Falling Through The Cracks, Rollover > Restless WindEncore: Happy Birthday Travis, I Saw The Light%^ = First Time Played, w/ Lyle Divinsky, Dave Watts of The Motet and Rhonda Thomas# = Jamiroquai cover w/ Rhonda [email protected] = w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer% = w/ Taz & Rhonda* = w/ Rhondalast_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Showcases Their Soulful Side For Night 2 Of Beacon Run [Videos]

first_imgOn Saturday night, Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to New York City’s Beacon Theatre for the second night of their annual residency, which will find the band performing six shows from October 5th to 13th, including shows featuring special guests Steve Earle and JJ Grey on October 9th and 10th, respectively. For their second Beacon show last night, the band offered up one of their classic “Evening With” performance, a two-set show without openers. Following Friday night’s guest-filled second set, TTB kept things “all in the family” last night, offering up two hearty sets of originals and covers.The first set of Saturday night’s show saw the twelve-piece sounding loose and feeling at home, anchored by the husband-and-wife duo of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi. Opening up with a cover of the late Aretha Franklin’s “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”, Tedeschi found herself front and center out of the gates, before sandwiching a take on the Derek Trucks Band’s “Mahjoun” between two songs off of 2016’s Let Me Get By, “Laugh About It” and “Just As Strange”. After moving through a soulful rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Bird On The Wire”, the band launched into one of their setlist staple Bob Dylan covers, “Down In The Flood”, which made way for “Bound For Glory”. Tedeschi Trucks Band closed out their first frame with a cover of Van Morrison’s “Call Me Up In Dreamland”.Tedeschi Trucks Band – “I Never Loved A Man” – 10/6/2018[Video: Sean Roche]Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Call Me Up In Dreamland” – 10/6/2018[Video: Sean Roche]Following a brief set break, Tedeschi Trucks Band opened up set two with “Don’t Let Me Slide”, as the twelve-piece decided to continue delivering original material, with “Midnight In Harlem” and “Right On Time” following suit. Up next was a cover of Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers’ “How Blue Can You Get?”, before offering up renditions of “Going Down Slow”, “Shame”, and “Don’t Know What It Means”, with the band firing off on all cylinders. TTB brought the second set to a close with a pair of covers, Derek & The Domino’s “Keep On Growing” followed by Roosevelt Sykes’ “Night Time Is The Right Time”.After a short break before encore, the twelve-piece band returned, with Susan Tedeschi taking a moment to address her parents in the crowd. Tedeschi got emotional as she dedicated the encore to her loved ones, coasting into a moving rendition of Leon Russel’s “A Song For You”, before closing out the show with a cover of Joe Cocker’s “Space Captain”.Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Shame” – 10/6/2018[Video: Evan Pragliola]Tedeschi Trucks Band – “A Song For You” – 10/6/2018[Video: Evan Pragliola]Tedeschi Trucks Band returns to the Beacon Theatre Tuesday, October 9th, for a show featuring special guest Steve Earle. Head to the band’s website for more information.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Beacon Theatre | New York, NY | 10/6/2018Set One: I Never Loved A Man, Laugh About It, Mahjoun, Just As Strange, Bird On The Wire, Down In The Flood, Bound For Glory, Call Me Up In DreamlandSet Two: Don’t Let Me Slide, Midnight In Harlem, Right On Time, How Blue Can You Get?, Going Down Slow, Shame, Don’t Know What It Means, Keep On Growing, Night Time Is The Right TimeEncore: A Song For You, Space Captainlast_img read more

Miley Cyrus, Sean Lennon, Mark Ronson Release Timely “War Is Over” Cover

first_imgAt midnight, Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus, and Sean Lennon released a brand new track together, a powerful cover of “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”, with the Harlem Community Choir. The 1971 classic was originally written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the parents of Sean Lennon, as a protest song against the Vietnam War before it became a Christmas standard.This weekend, Cyrus and Lennon will sing their duet on Saturday Night Live. During an interview with Howard Stern‘s Sirius XM show on Wednesday, she admitted to the upcoming surprise performance, saying “It’s just so magic every time we sing it… goosebumps all over the place.”Cyrus goes on to explain the song choice: “This song… the way that it is so true to where we are right now and these lyrics of, ‘What have we done?’ Are we doing enough, are we actually active? All we do is complain and we don’t actually get out there and do enough in our communities,” she said. “I think it’s so timely for right now, and for him (Sean) and I just to kind of be this… next generation to encourage people to fight for the change we want to see (makes it a perfect choice).”“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” marks the second single released by Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson is as many weeks, following the undeniably catchy “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”.Ronson and Cyrus are currently working on the country-pop star’s seventh studio album together, much to the delight of fans starving for more from the young artist (including us, guilty!). Cyrus has been rather quiet since her 2017 album, Younger Now–even deleting her personal Instagram account for several months leading to the announcement of her most recent single. Before that, she self-released her boldest work of art to date, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, with Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips.On the other hand, Sean Lennon is currently gearing up to release his second original album with bassist Les Claypool, South of Reality, under the moniker The Claypool Lennon Delirium. The psychedelic song crafters have been met with wildly deserving success since their inception in 2016, and will tour this upcoming spring in support of the new music.Listen to the new single from Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus, and Sean Lennon below:last_img read more

Jason Isbell Delivers Acoustic Performance On ‘Live From Here’ [Watch]

first_imgJason Isbell recently made an appearance on Live From Here With Chris Thile, formerly known as A Prairie Home Companion hosted by Garrison Keillor, at Chicago, IL’s  Symphony Hall.For Isbell’s guest segment, the southern rocker was joined by host Thile and house band member Chris Eldridge, as the trio delivered stripped-down acoustic renditions of “Last of my Kind”, “If We Were Vampires”, and “White Man’s World”, off of Isbell’s 2017 The Nashville Sound studio release. Isbell then worked through “Live Oak” off of his 2013 Southeastern album, before joining a collective of musicians on stage for “Voodoo Woman”, honoring late Chicago blues legend Koko Taylor.Watch portions of Isbell’s Live From Here performance below:Jason Isbell – “If We Were Vampires”[Video: Live from Here]Jason Isbell – “White Man’s World”[Video: Live from Here]For more information on tickets and Live From Here’s upcoming guests, head to Live From Here with Chris Thile’s website.For a full list of Jason Isbell’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to his website.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Bob Weir And Wolf Bros Announce Free Webcast Of Intimate NYC Shows [Watch]

first_imgUtilizing three days off in their touring schedule, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros announced a pair of shows at New York City’s intimate Blue Note Jazz Club set to go down tonight, Monday, March 11th at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., respectively. The two surprise sets were announced on SiriusXM’s “Tales From The Golden Road” program on Sunday.Tonight, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros’ 8 p.m. show and 10:30 p.m. show will be webcast for free via Watch below:Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – Blue Note Webcast TONIGHT: We’ve got a special FREE webcast of @BobWeir and Wolf Bros at @BlueNoteNYCWatch both sets from tonight’s show in their entirety for FREE at starting at 8PM ET— (@LiveDownloads) March 11, 2019Bob Weir, Don Was, and Jay Lane are currently in the midst of their 20-date late-winter tour that spans through March 30th. Following Bob Weir and Wolf Bros upcoming intimate NYC club shows, the trio will head south for a two-night run at Red Bank, NJ’s Count Basie Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday, March 13th and 14th.For a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to Bob Weir’s website.last_img read more

The rights of women

first_imgThe question put to Irina Bokova caught the director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) off guard, not because the question was difficult but because it was breathtakingly simple and direct.Bokova, a former minister in Bulgaria who last year was elected UNESCO’s first female director-general, had just outlined at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), in measured if sweeping terms, her vision for the world organization.In a talk on Wednesday (Nov. 3) sponsored by the Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe, Bokova had discussed the need to improve education and end extreme poverty, noting that “our byword should be respect for diversity.” She had talked about UNESCO’s “groundbreaking” agreement with the Smithsonian Institution to promote aspects of “intangible” culture. She emphasized that the designation of a location as a World Heritage Site was not only a source of cultural pride for a country but built wealth and employment as well. Culture “is the ultimate renewable energy … but it needs support,” she said.Bokova praised the U.N.’s eight Millennium Development Goals for 2015, approved by more than 190 countries, that target poverty, child mortality rates, and health issues. Only five years away from the deadline, “progress has been made, but we’re not there yet,” she said. Gender equality is needed throughout the world, she told the audience, citing disparities in regions like sub-Saharan Africa, where as many as 12 million girls may never attend school.“It is a common wisdom that women’s rights are human rights … but we believe that empowering girls and women is almost the most powerful way to reach the Millennium Development Goals,” she said.But during the question-and-answer period, Maria Ivanova, assistant professor of global governance at University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a fellow Bulgarian, asked Bokova: “Given this ambitious vision that you set out for what a new world should look like … how do you characterize the obstacles that prevent us from reaching that vision? … How can we help you in overcoming those obstacles?”“A very difficult question,” Bokova said after a slight pause. “That’s my job,” Ivanova replied. “I am happy I am not one of your students,” Bokova said as Ivanova smiled.Bokova, who attended the Government Executive Program in Leadership and Economic
 Development at HKS in 1999, struggled to find the right words. The question is difficult, in part because the world is rapidly transforming, she explained.“Whenever you look at the economy, the environment, you take any area, everything is being transformed — it is in a state of dynamics,” she said. “How [do] we channel this dynamism and energy to work for the public good?”Perhaps the world is not more dangerous today, but 20 years ago “it was clearer. There were political divisions, East, West, nuclear warheads. Things seemed to be kind of simpler in terms of who was doing what.”People have become fearful because they no longer feel protected by boundaries; consider the rise of xenophobia in Europe, she said. “People fear change, the other.”Diversity is an important goal, but it is difficult because many of us have multiple identities, she said, a theme that struck a chord with her audience, a largely international crowd.“We shouldn’t put people in front of impossible choices — to choose between this or this identity. And to tell them, no, no, no, you’re not an Arab, you’re French. And you’re not a Turk, you’re a German. The biggest challenge is how to manage this diversity and how to make it work for the benefit of all.”The audience burst into applause.Can Soylu ’14 pressed Bokova on how to improve education for girls in areas with cultural attitudes and religious beliefs that frown on sending girls to school.“It depends on the circumstances. In some cases, we work with religious leaders and local leaders, and we convince them,” she said. “And then we work with many governments, and we convince them to put the right type of legislation and policies” in place.This might include raising the legal age for marriage, since girls who marry usually drop out of school, she said.Bokova acknowledged that UNESCO has had its difficulties, particularly when it was “torn by ideological debate.” But her goal is to “bring back moral and intellectual leadership in a different age.”UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova (right) met with Harvard President Drew Faust (left) in Massachusetts Hall prior to her talk at the Harvard Kennedy School on Nov. 3. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographerlast_img read more

Life support for medical faculty

first_imgFor Roy Ahn, life is a joy — and sometimes a struggle.The father of 1-year-old Charlie is blessed with a blossoming research career at the Division of Global Health and Human Rights in Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Department of Emergency Medicine. Some people might even say that Ahn has it all.Ahn’s not complaining, but he’s in the same boat as many young Harvard researchers, handling the duties of a young family even as the pressures to perform professionally are soaring.“We’re just constantly juggling our schedule and finances to make child care in Boston work,” Ahn said. “It’s expensive. And logistically, we each have to do our part to get him there and pick him up.”When he’s not shuttling Charlie to and from day care or playing tag-team parent with his wife, Amy, a Brookline teacher, Ahn is working on several projects at MGH, including work that seeks to understand how global health activities of nonprofit hospitals fit into their conception of providing community benefits, something the hospitals are required to do to retain their nonprofit status.Ingrid Katz, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, feels Ahn’s pain. Katz is juggling life as mother of 3-year-old Tomás, along with clinical duties, and a multipronged research effort based in South Africa that takes her away from home for several weeks four times a year.To the rescue of Ahn and Katz, and to others such as instructor in pediatrics Lynda Vrooman and Instructor in Medicine Bindu Chamarthi, comes the Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Fellowship Program for Scholars in Medicine. The program is aimed at junior researchers in the squeeze years when young families and blossoming research careers both demand attention. Young physicians and scientists during these years often have to teach, conduct research, treat patients, publish research articles, write grant applications, and care for their little children.The program, established in 1996 to honor the 50th anniversary of the admission of women to HMS, provides fellows with between $25,000 and $50,000 for one or two years, with the aim that the money be used to buy protected time to pursue a key activity, whether finishing a grant proposal, completing important research, or concluding a manuscript. The money can be used, for example, to hire lab help that a fellow would otherwise not be able to afford. The program has 80 fellows this year.Katz said that 75 to 80 percent of her research is based in South Africa, and if it weren’t for her young family, she’d probably be based there herself. Still, Katz said that family life is important to her. Her son was born in 2007 to her and her partner, Alexi, a physician at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Adding to the challenge is the fact that their condominium burned down two years ago during Thanksgiving week. They lost everything.“We were learning to rebuild our lives while [completing our] training and becoming young parents,” said Katz, who also sees patients at the Brigham. “It taught us a great deal about how great and kind people are, and what to be grateful for.”Katz’s research includes several projects being conducted in collaboration with the Perinatal HIV Research Unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa. The Shore Fellowship is aimed at boosting her work on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine research. Katz is studying uptake and adherence to the multistep process of administering the vaccine. HPV is a common sexually transmitted virus that is a major cause of cervical cancer.“Few fellowships out there recognize the importance of this time in our careers,” Katz said. “It is a tremendous gift.”For Chamarthi, the Shore Fellowship comes at a crucial point as she builds a research career after six years in practice. Chamarthi, an endocrinologist at Brigham and Women’s as well as an HMS instructor in medicine, worked as a primary care physician at Harvard Vanguard. She resumed her research career with a fellowship in endocrinology, completed last year, and is now an associate physician in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.Her research and clinical interest is in cardiovascular endocrinology, and she is working on research projects focusing on the hormonal and genetic mechanisms that increase the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Chamarthi said the Shore Fellowship is providing critical support for her at a time when she’s still establishing herself as a researcher.“It helps during the transition period when we’re trying to get our own funding,” Chamarthi said.For Vrooman, an instructor in pediatrics at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital Boston, the fellowship is helping her to track the lasting and sometimes severe effects of cancer treatment in children. In addition to her clinical work, Vrooman, who serves as the associate medical director of the Perini Clinic for Childhood Cancer Survivors, is conducting research into the effects on a child’s bones of the treatment for the most common type of childhood leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In some cases, Vrooman said, children can develop breaks in the bone or serious joint issues during or soon after treatment ends.Researchers suspect that the bone problems stem from steroids used in treatment, as well as other factors. She is looking at past cases of patients who developed a serious bone complication, known as osteonecrosis, in order to better understand the long-term consequences of this condition. She is also developing a study of current and future patients to monitor their body’s vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is a known factor in bone health.Vrooman is the mother of a young child, 2-year-old Lillian, who required intensive parental attention early in life because she was born prematurely, weighing just a pound and a half.“She’s done very well. It was a very intense experience as a new parent,” Vrooman said. “She’s almost 3 now, running and walking and talking. She’s on the small side, but she doesn’t know it.”last_img read more

Topics in Bioengineering series kicks off Jan. 18 at SEAS

first_imgThe Topics in Bioengineering (TIB) seminar series, sponsored by the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), will kick off on Jan. 18.The talks are open to anyone interested in bioengineering research, including undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty.TIB lectures will be held on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m.; lunch will be provided for all attendees. The permanent room for this semester is still to be determined. All of the talks will be held in Cambridge.Tentative schedule for Topics in BioengineeringSpring 201101/18    Professor Ed Boyden (MIT)01/20    Keith Murphy (CEO of Organovo)01/25    *no seminar*02/01    Professor Neil Forbes (UMass, Amherst)02/08    Professor Laura Niklason (Yale University)02/15    Professor Roger Mark (MIT & HST)02/22    TBA03/01    Professor Sanjay Kumar (University of California, Berkeley)03/08    Professor Lance Munn (Mass General Hospital & HMS)03/15    *spring break – no seminar*03/22    Professor Sangeeta Bhatia (MIT)03/29    Professor Henry Hess (Columbia University)04/05    TBA04/12    Professor Peter So (MIT)04/19    Professor Yu Sun (University of  Toronto)04/26    Professor Yu-li Wang (Carnegie Mellon University)The complete and up-to-date schedule of talks can be found online: more information, contact Catia Verbeke.last_img read more

GSD to create visiting professorship in honor of John Portman

first_imgHarvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) announced this week that it will name a distinguished visiting professorship in architecture in honor of John Portman, founder and chairman of John Portman & Associates, a leading design firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. The John Portman Visiting Chair in Architecture will create a special opportunity for the GSD to bring internationally recognized designers to campus in a sustained role. This position provides an important chance for esteemed practitioners to engage in the life of Harvard for an extended period of time, ranging from one to three years. The Portman Chair creates a worthwhile complement to traditional faculty structures, offering a flexible appointment for a leading practitioner and programmatic support to ensure the chair holder’s maximum impact while in residence. In addition to providing for the role itself, the Portman Chair will include research assistance, the curation and organization of exhibitions, and production of related publications.Portman is an American architect who has designed iconic buildings and cityscapes that have redefined and revitalized the urban environment. Portman’s career has spanned nearly 50 years and produced projects in more than 60 cities throughout the world. He has expanded his role into that of entrepreneur and real estate developer, creating projects such as Peachtree Center in Atlanta, Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, and Shanghai Center in Shanghai. Many members of his immediate family have attended various schools at Harvard, including his son Jack Portman, GSD M.Arch. ’73, the CEO of John Portman & Associates. Read Full Storylast_img read more

HBS’s Thomas K. McCraw Sr., 72

first_imgThomas K. McCraw Sr., a renowned and much-honored Harvard Business School (HBS) historian, teacher, and author, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1985 for his book “Prophets of Regulation,” died Nov. 3 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass., after a long illness. He was 72.McCraw, who played an important role in making business history more influential and accessible in the broader fields of history and management, retired from the active HBS faculty in 2006. At the time of his death, he was the School’s Isidor Straus Professor of Business History Emeritus. He was also the former editor of the Business History Review, a quarterly journal of research published by Harvard Business School.“Tom McCraw was an extraordinarily insightful and influential historian who won acclaim both on this campus and around the globe,” said HBS Dean Nitin Nohria. “His work will influence students and scholars for generations to come. Tom was the personification of the phrase ‘a scholar and a gentleman,’ and he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him at Harvard Business School as a friend, colleague, or teacher.”McCraw joined the HBS faculty as a visiting associate professor in 1976, when he became a colleague and protégé of the late Professor Alfred D. Chandler Jr., the great historian of American and global big businesses and organizations. Chandler was recruiting a group of young historians, including Richard S. Tedlow, now the School’s Class of 1949 Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, and Richard H.K. Vietor, the Paul Whiton Cherington Professor of Business Administration, to make HBS the center of research in business history.The group also became known for its excellence and innovations in the classroom, including the creation of a required first-year M.B.A. course “Creating Modern Capitalism,” an effort McCraw led and for which he edited an accompanying case book (published in 1997) titled “Creating Modern Capitalism: How Entrepreneurs, Companies, and Countries Triumphed in Three Industrial Revolutions.”According to Geoffrey G. Jones, the current incumbent of the Straus professorship and faculty chair of the School’s Business History Initiative, “Tom was a true leader and institution builder, who strove courageously and selflessly to create and sustain the big picture. A prolific and lucid author, he repeatedly made the case that history matters to the concerns of today. He was a master of using biography to deepen understanding of highly complex issues, but he was also a remarkable synthesizer, a skill he employed to pioneer the teaching of global business history in the 1990s. Charismatic, brilliant, and generous, Tom inspired generations of colleagues and students. In that regard, I speak from personal experience as well. He recruited me to join the HBS faculty from my university position in England. He was my mentor and my role model, and I will miss him terribly.”In his early work, McCraw combined his knowledge of history and public policy to provide a long-term perspective on issues raised by business and government relations. In an influential series of books and articles, he analyzed the rise of economic regulation in the United States in the past two centuries and explored how government policies affected competitiveness.As McCraw saw it, “Too much government regulation can kill a company, an industry, and even a national economy — but so can too little. Successful capitalism requires the persistent encouragement of private entrepreneurship, but also constant public monitoring to ensure that the system does not spin out of control.”He believed that a “foundational truth about capitalism is that no industry can regulate itself. The pressures for innovation and profit are simply too great — and never more so than in the present era of global capitalism.”McCraw’s most recent book, “The Founders and Finance: How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy,” was published just a few weeks ago by Harvard University Press. This volume is the first to tell the story of how several foreign-born financial specialists, including Alexander Hamilton, the first U.S. secretary of the treasury, solved the fiscal crisis facing the newly created United States of America after the Revolution, when the new country was bankrupt and without the power to tax.At the time of his death, McCraw was preparing to write another book that he planned to publish in 2015, covering 10 industries and important entrepreneurs who had come to the United States from other lands.McCraw was born Sept. 11, 1940, in Corinth, Miss. The son of an engineer for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), he grew up near several dam and power plant construction sites in Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Witnessing firsthand the people, events, and places that shaped the history of the TVA — one of the broadest reform programs of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal — influenced McCraw’s decision to study business history.After receiving a bachelor’s degree in 1962 from the University of Mississippi, which he attended on a Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship, and serving four years as an officer in the U.S. Navy, McCraw earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin.McCraw began his academic career as a professor in the history department at the University of Texas, Austin, but came to Harvard Business School in 1973-74 on a Harvard-Newcomen Fellowship in Business History. He returned in 1976 for a two-year appointment as a visiting associate professor and was named a full professor with tenure in 1978. He became the Straus professor in 1989.McCraw is survived by his wife of 50 years, Susan (Morehead) of Belmont, Mass.; two children, Elizabeth McCarron of Wellesley, Mass., and Thomas Jr., of Bedford, N.H.; three grandchildren; and a brother, John C. McCraw of Gainesville, Fla. Another daughter, Carey, predeceased him in 1970.In lieu of flowers, donations in McCraw’s memory can be sent to the Belmont Library Foundation, P.O. Box 125, Belmont, MA 02478.To read the full obituary.last_img read more