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.
Harvard student Evan O’Dorney ’15 is named a Churchill Scholar.
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.
Three Harvard College seniors and a first-year Harvard Medical School student are among the 32 American men and women named as 2011 Rhodes Scholars.
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the Harvard Foundation’s 2015 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian of the Year on Oct. 16.
Jack W. Szostak, a genetics professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), has won the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for work on cellular structures called telomeres, which protect chromosomes from degradation.
The Committee on Regional Studies — East Asia (RSEA) announced the recipients of the 2012 Joseph Fletcher Memorial Awards.
The Harvard Extension School has announced student prize and faculty award winners for 2009.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FAS Dean Michael D. Smith recognized the hard work and contributions of 52 FAS employees during the fifth annual Dean’s Distinction Awards ceremony and reception, held in University Hall on Thursday.
Tianhao He ’15, a Mather House sociology concentrator, was named a 2014 Truman Scholar. The annual prize, which recognizes college juniors with an interest in a career in public service, provides up to $30,000 toward graduate school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Harvard senior James McAuley was recently named a Marshall Scholar, a prestigious award that will allow him to study for two years at a university of his choice in the United Kingdom, likely Oxford.
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.
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.
Judges on Thursday gave an innovative Harvard group $30,000 and the grand prize in the inaugural Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge.
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.
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.
Professor of Mathematics Jacob Lurie, whose work has helped to transform algebraic geometry to derived algebraic geometry and made it applicable to other areas in new ways, has been named a MacArthur fellow.
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.
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.
Sixty-five FAS employees from 45 departments were recognized with the annual Dean’s Distinction Awards.
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.
E.O. Wilson, the Pellegrino University Professor Emeritus at Harvard, has been awarded the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture, the highest external honor given by the University of Virginia.
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.
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.
Comedian, actor, and (perhaps) politician Eddie Izzard ruminated on infallibility and the Golden Rule as he accepted the sixth annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism.
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.
Harvard is the leading producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2013–14, with 44 students — 32 from Harvard College and 12 from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences — receiving the prestigious grants to conduct research or teach abroad. Of the 44, 39 accepted the awards.
Harvard Senior Levent Alpoge ’14 will study mathematics at the University of Cambridge on a Churchill Scholarship.
College seniors Michael George and Anna Hagen have won Marshall Scholarships for graduate work in the United Kingdom.
The emergency communications startup RapidSOS was awarded $70,000 as the winner of the fourth President’s Challenge.
Six Harvard students were chosen to study in Beijing as part of first class of Schwarzman Scholars.