The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School has named humanitarian Eric Greitens, founder and former CEO of The Mission Continues, as this year’s recipient of the Gleitsman Citizen Activist Award, which he will receive on Nov. 12. The biennial award includes a $125,000 prize.
Michael Kieffer, an advanced doctoral student in language and literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is the recipient of the International Reading Association’s (IRA) Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship.
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.
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.
Harvard student Evan O’Dorney ’15 is named a Churchill Scholar.
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.
The Harvard Extension School has announced the following student prize and faculty award winners for 2007.
Martin Karplus, the Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry Emeritus in Harvard's Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, is one of three to share in the Nobel Prize in chemistry, the The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced this morning.
The Committee on Regional Studies — East Asia (RSEA) announced the recipients of the 2012 Joseph Fletcher Memorial Awards.
In 2012, Fanelesibonge Mashwama ’17 and Bo Seo ’17 met on a bus in South Africa en route to an international debate tournament. Little did they know that fate would lead them from two different continents to Harvard, to Pforzheimer House, and ultimately to triumph earlier this month at the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC), the world’s largest debating competition.
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Jazz musician and composer Vijay Iyer, who won a MacArthur Foundation grant, in January will become the first Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts in Harvard’s Department of Music.
LL Cool J, recording artist, actor, author, and philanthropist, has been named the 2014 Harvard University Artist of the Year.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 197 new members, including 10 from Harvard.
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the Harvard Foundation’s 2015 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian of the Year on Oct. 16.
The following awards were presented at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) during June Commencement.
Phi Beta Kappa recently elected 24 students from the Class of 2010 to the Harvard College chapter of Alpha Iota of Massachusetts.
Economics concentrator Pulkit Agrawal ’15 has been awarded a bursary by the University of Warwick International office to attend the Warwick Economics Summit on Feb. 17-19.
Two Harvard Ph.D. candidates, Itay Budin and Nicolas Chevrier, were among 13 students awarded the 2012 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award.
Stephen Greenblatt, the John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities, was awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction for “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.”
More than 100 sophomores finalized applications for the Jacob Wendell Scholarship Prize this week. Established in 1899, the prize is awarded without reference to financial need, and the recipient is free to spend the $17,000 award as he or she sees fit.
Malala Yousafzai, the 16 year-old Pakistani girl who was shot on Oct. 9, 2012, in an assassination attempt for expressing her philosophy of gender equality in education and who famously said, “I want every girl, every child, to be educated,” will receive the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award.
James E. Rothman, a 1976 Harvard alumnus, won a share of the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for work illuminating the internal machinery that cells use to transport molecules.
The Harvard Foundation has named U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a Harvard Kennedy School alumnus, the 2014 Humanitarian of the Year. The award will be presented to Ban at a ceremony on Dec. 2.
Six Harvard students were chosen to study in Beijing as part of first class of Schwarzman Scholars.
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.
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.
Cancer geneticist Pier Paolo Pandolfi at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is the recipient of the 2011 Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research.
Alvin E. Roth, an economist whose research as a member of Harvard Business School and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences improved the design and functioning of markets, has won the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. He shares the prize with Lloyd S. Shapley, A.B. '44, of the University of California, Los Angeles.
Six from Harvard win Rhodes Scholarships, among only 32 students nationally selected for the prestigious academic honor.
Harvard Global Institute seeks applicants for grants to help tackle international concerns.
Sixty-five FAS employees from 45 departments were recognized with the annual Dean’s Distinction Awards.
The Harvard Committee on African Studies has awarded 13 research grants for Harvard undergraduates and graduate students to travel to sub-Saharan Africa during the summer of 2007. The undergraduates are juniors who will be doing research for their senior honors theses. The graduate students will be conducting research for their doctoral dissertations.
Three women and six men received honorary degrees at Harvard's 356th Commencement. President Derek Bok read the citations.
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting innovative early career researchers, has named 18 new Damon Runyon Fellows, including three from Harvard.
Brandon Liu has been named one of 36 students nationwide to receive a Marshall Scholarship, which will allow him to study for two years at a university in the United Kingdom.
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.
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.
Now in its 10th year, the Cordeiro Family Undergraduate Research Fellowship for Global Health and Health Policy has funded undergraduate research projects for more than 100 students. A celebratory program highlighted some of their accomplishments.
Seven Harvard faculty members were elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
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.
Award-winning architect Frank Gehry, Ar.D. ’00, is the recipient of the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony on April 28 at 4 p.m. at Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St., Cambridge.
The Harvard Foundation honored Lucy Liu as its 2016 Artist of the Year.
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.
The Roy and Lila Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University has awarded $245,000 in grants for faculty research and retreat in 2007, director Gowher Rizvi recently announced. Each of the nine projects funded supports the goals of the institute by seeking to advance good government and to strengthen democratic institutions worldwide by studying and fostering creative and effective government problem solving.
Two Harvard undergraduates and three recent graduates are among the 32 American men and women named Rhodes Scholars on Nov. 22. Each of the five will begin study next October at the University of Oxford in England.
A paper by Ruhul Abid was recently selected by the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology as the most outstanding vascular biology paper of 2010.
In a luncheon address, retired jurist Margaret Marshall, the 2012 Radcliffe Medalist, cautioned that money-mad judicial races may be tipping the scales of justice.
On Oct. 9, 2012, Taliban gunmen shot 15-year-old Malaa Yousafzai in the head as she rode home from school on a bus. She was simply trying education. On Sept. 27, Yousafzai was in Cambridge to receive the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian of the Year Award.
Six Harvard undergraduates are among the 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars Nov. 24. They will begin their studies at the University of Oxford in October 2014.
Harvard Senior Levent Alpoge ’14 will study mathematics at the University of Cambridge on a Churchill Scholarship.