Two Harvard undergraduates, Ruth Fong and Benjamin Sprung-Keyser, are among the 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars on Saturday. They will begin their studies at the University of Oxford next October.
The Harvard Allston Education Portal featured another free seminar, this one part of its “in-person dialogue sessions” exploring the popular HeroesX series, an online class that focuses on the modern relevance of the "Ancient Greek Hero."
Minutes from the Faculty Council meeting held Nov. 19, 2014.
After nine years and two terms as vice provost for international affairs, Jorge Domínguez will end his appointment term in June and return to the faculty. He will remain the Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico in the Government Department.
Professor Marvin Zelen of the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) died on Nov. 15 after a battle with cancer. He was 87. Zelen was known for developing the statistical methods and study designs that are used in clinical cancer trials.
A Gen Ed course linked to the South Asia Institute takes an interdisciplinary approach to the region’s challenges.
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.
Steven Shapin, the Franklin L. Ford Research Professor in the History of Science, whose scholarship has had a wide-reaching impact on both the history and sociology of science, has been awarded the 2014 Sarton Medal for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement by the History of Science Society.
There are many formal spaces in the Langdell Library of Harvard Law School (HLS). But not on the top floor on a bridge leading to the Lewis Hall stacks, ...
The Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences is hosting its fifth annual Giving Thanks open house, welcoming its staffers to write personal messages of gratitude to colleagues and friends across the University.
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John Briscoe, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering and Environmental Health at Harvard University, died Nov. 12 at his home in Poolesville, Md. He was 66.
In a weekend celebration, the public swirled through the galleries of the revitalized Harvard Art Museums.
Harvard Assistant Professor Karen Brennan is one of the developers of Scratch, a free online computer programming language that allows users to create stories, games, and animations. She discussed its benefits at a recent Ed Portal’s Faculty Speaker Series talk.
Twenty undergraduates from around the world will have the chance to get hands-on experience in Harvard labs this summer, thanks to a four-year renewable grant to expand the Amgen Scholars Program to the University.
Experiences in Moscow reinforced for Dylan Perese ’16 the importance of trust in cultural exchange.
Emperor Akihito of Japan presented Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor Joseph S. Nye with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star. Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies faculty Professor Andrew Gordon was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.
Families converged in Cambridge for Freshman Parents Weekend, the annual welcoming of parents that features faculty presentations, tours of the libraries and museums, and the opportunity to sit in on classes. Approximately 2,000 family members came to Harvard to visit their student over the weekend.
HGSE is launching a new teacher fellows program, giving undergraduates a pathway to teaching careers.
Keeping with its mission as a new type of teaching and learning museum, on Thursday evening the Harvard Art Museums welcomed its first visitors: University students.
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.