Adam Cohen, professor of chemistry and chemical biology and of physics, has been named one of three winners of the 2014 Blavatnik National Awards, which honor young scientists and engineers who have demonstrated important insights in their respective fields and who show exceptional promise going forward.
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith and Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development Tamara Elliott Rogers have announced O’Neil A.S. Outar will become the new senior associate dean and director of development for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) effective Sept. 8.
Six Harvard faculty members received Human Frontier Science Program awards to fund international collaborative science research.
Teens from The Hip Hop Transformation program visited the Hutchins Center’s Hiphop Archive and Research Institute at Harvard to learn about the culture’s history and make their own music.
Seymour Slive, Gleason Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at Harvard and one of the world’s leading authorities on 17th-century Dutch painting, died in June at the age of 93. Slive had been battling cancer, but was present at Harvard’s May Commencement, where he received an honorary doctor of arts degree.
Rakesh Khurana became dean of Harvard College on July 1. On his first official day on the job, he reflected on the College’s power to transform undergraduates, and as a result to change society for the better.
Harvard Square dive bar Charlie’s Kitchen has one waitress as legendary as itself.
Robert Gardner ’48, A.M. ’58, the noted anthropological filmmaker who founded the Peabody Museum’s Film Study Center, died of cardiac arrest at the age of 88.
Harvard chemist Cynthia Friend has been awarded a major center grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Basic Energy Sciences’ Energy Frontier Research Centers program, which is designed “to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy.”
Researchers gave Boston students some lessons in scientific method during an event at the Hennigan Elementary School in Jamaica Plain.
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The Harvard Museum of Natural History has opened a permanent exhibition of the glass sea creatures created by famed artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka more than a century ago.
In a question-and-answer session, Harvard’s first Title IX officer, Mia Karvonides, discusses the new University-wide policy and procedures in that area.
Harvard University has unveiled a University-wide policy and set of procedures to prevent sexual harassment, including sexual violence related to gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
The two farmers' markets at Harvard have reopened for the summer.
Harvard mathematics Professor Jacob Lurie has been named one of five inaugural recipients of the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics for outstanding achievement in his field. Honorees will each receive a trophy and $3 million prize at a ceremony this fall.
Their scholarly interests range from the design of programming languages to health economics to the molecular changes that influence evolutionary fitness. One thing the five faculty members who were awarded Harvard College Professorships in recent weeks have in common is a gift for instilling passion for education in their students.
Memorial Church has gained another dimension of resonance with the installation of a new bell.
Nearly 400 sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders from 15 schools across Boston and Cambridge visited Harvard Medical School as part of the annual program Reflection in Action: Building Healthy Communities. The program works to expand students’ knowledge of health and public health issues.
University and Harvard Management Company officials gathered Thursday to mark the anniversary of the latter’s founding, which made Harvard one of the first universities with a specialized organization to oversee its institutional investments.
Harvard Heroes ceremony celebrates 64 unsung staffers for their unusual and valuable contributions to University life.