Tommy Amaker reflects on becoming the Crimson’s winningest men’s basketball coach after his 179th win.
Harvard Professor David Charbonneau has won a Blavatnik Award for his work identifying faraway planets, and other science.
Homi K. Bhabha, director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, wins a Humboldt Research Prize.
The 2016 winners of the Harvard Deans’ Challenges were announced in a ceremony at the Harvard i-lab on May 4. In its fourth year, the startup competition received more than 90 proposals from ventures representing 12 Harvard schools.
Five faculty members have been selected as Harvard College Professors, five-year appointments that provide them with extra support for research or scholarly activities, a semester of paid leave, or summer salary.
The Star Family Challenge makes grants every year to high-risk, high-reward research efforts that might not receive funding through other programs. This year’s recipients are Edo Berger, Katia Bertoldi, Edward Glaeser, Talia Konkle, and Bence Ölveczky.
Ellen Langer, professor of psychology, is among the 2016 recipients of the Liberty Science Center Genius Awards.
The Harvard Business School Club of New York will honor five alumni leaders at its 49th Annual Leadership Dinner on May 18 at the American Museum of Natural History.
Carrie Fisher of “Star Wars” fame shared her battles with addiction and mental illness at the Memorial Church on Monday, where she was honored with an Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism.
Sixty-five FAS employees from 45 departments were recognized with the annual Dean’s Distinction Awards.
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Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, will receive the inaugural Elisabeth B. Weintz Humanitarian Award on March 29 at the Harvard Art Museums. Earlier that day, he will deliver a Director’s Seminar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard. On March 30, he will speak at the Kennedy School.
Professor Stephen Greenblatt has been honored with the Holberg Prize his extraordinary body of writing and its profound impact on humanities scholarship.
Ten student-led teams have been named finalists in the Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge and the Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge. Grand prize winners will be named on May 4.
Ten teams have been selected as finalists for the 2016 President’s Challenge, President Drew Faust will award $100,000 to be shared among the grand prize winners on April 25.
Harvard professors C. Ronald Kahn and Stuart L. Schreiber have won the Wolf Prize, considered the most prestigious award in science after the Nobel Prize and the Lasker Award.
Six Harvard students were chosen to study in Beijing as part of first class of Schwarzman Scholars.
Jene Golovchenko and John Johnson are the 2015 winners of the Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching.
Harvard Quincy House residents Rebecca Panovka and Bianca Mulaney were recently selected to receive Marshall Scholarships. They will be joined in the United Kingdom by Yen Pham ’15-’16, who recently received a Rhodes Scholarship in her native Australia.
Harvard physicist Federico Capasso is the co-recipient of the 2015 Rumford Prize, awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He shares the prize with Alfred Cho in recognition of their contributions to the field of laser technology.
Five Harvard students are among the 32 Americans headed to Oxford as Rhodes Scholars. Their interests are diverse, but one thing Neil Alacha, Grace Huckins, Rivka Hyland, Garrett Lam, and Hassaan Shahawy share is a desire to leave a lasting, positive impact on the world.
Five students from the Class of 2016 were named Rhodes Scholars on Saturday, and will begin their studies at Oxford next October.
Following the death of Trayvon Martin, Alicia Garza posted a Facebook message proclaiming “Black lives matter,” a phrase that would quickly go viral and spawn a movement. On Friday she received the Robert Coles “Call of Service” award for starting that movement and the work that has followed.
Harvard University Dining Services’ Crista Martin was named a Cambridge Food Hero at City Hall last week. She shared the award with Food for Free’s Executive Director Sasha Purpura.
Professor Joanna Aizenberg has won the George Ledlie Prize, which is awarded once every two years.
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the Harvard Foundation’s 2015 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian of the Year on Oct. 16.
Seven African-American leaders receive Du Bois Medals from the Hutchins Center.
Matthew Desmond, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, and Beth Stevens, an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and neuroscientist at Boston Children’s Hospital, have been named MacArthur Fellows.
For seminal discoveries that have illuminated the DNA damage response, Stephen J. Elledge, the Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is being recognized with the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. The award is considered to be among the most respected in biomedicine.
Harvard Professor Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, is among the 10 recipients of the 2014 National Humanities Medal.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, is this year’s Radcliffe Medal recipient. Ginsburg will be honored at a luncheon on May 29 during Radcliffe Day, an annual celebration of Radcliffe.
Ruth Bielfeldt, Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities, and Sarah Richardson, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, are this year’s winners of the Roslyn Abramson Award, given annually to assistant or associate professors for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Seven Harvard faculty members were elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Roland Fryer, Harvard’s Henry Lee Professor of Economics, has been awarded the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark Medal, which is given annually to a rising young economist.
Four graduating seniors will begin yearlong fellowships as part of the Fulbright Scholars program administered by the U.S. Department of State. Joy Ming, Tyreke White, and Amanda Reilly will all complete their studies at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences this year.
The emergency communications startup RapidSOS was awarded $70,000 as the winner of the fourth President’s Challenge.
Five winners have been named as recipients of this year’s Star Family Challenge for Promising Scientific Research awards. Now in its second year, the challenge is designed to acknowledge and support some of the most innovative research being done by Harvard faculty in the natural and social sciences.
Catherine Dulac, Hopi Hoekstra, and Xiaowei Zhuang have received National Academy of Sciences awards.
Harvard student Evan O’Dorney ’15 is named a Churchill Scholar.
Sixty-three Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) employees from 36 departments — representing 2.5 percent of the FAS staff — were recognized at the sixth annual awards ceremony and reception, held in the faculty room of University Hall.
Harvard University announced 20 student-led teams on Monday as finalists in four Deans’ Challenges focused on cultural entrepreneurship, health and life sciences, the food system, and innovation in sports.
For the second year in a row, Harvard is the leading producer of Fulbright Scholars, with 34 students ― 22 from the College, 12 in total from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Law School, Graduate School of Design, and Graduate School of Education — receiving the prestigious grants.
Ten student teams have been named finalists for the 2015 President’s Challenge, Harvard President Drew Faust announced.
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital Professor Emery N. Brown, who also holds appointments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was named to the National Academy of Engineering in early February.
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard presented the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence to documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, and the I.F. Stone Lifetime Achievement Award to broadcast journalist Amy Goodman.
Jeffrey Hamburger, the Kuno Francke Professor of German Art and Culture and a world authority on the religious art of the Middle Ages, is among this year’s recipients of the Anneliese Maier Research Award.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, will receive this year’s Radcliffe Medal on May 29 during Radcliffe Day, an annual celebration of Radcliffe’s past, present, and future.
Hasty Pudding Theatricals named Chris Pratt the recipient of its 2015 Man of the Year Award.
Ballet dancer, director, and now arts leader Damian Woetzel, M.P.A. ’07, has been announced as recipient of the 2015 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard President Drew Faust at a Farkas Hall ceremony on April 30 at 4 p.m.
Golden Globe Award-winning actress, comedian, producer, writer, and best-selling author Amy Poehler has been named Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 2015 Woman of the Year.
College seniors Michael George and Anna Hagen have won Marshall Scholarships for graduate work in the United Kingdom.