Harvard physicists Cumrun Vafa and Andrew Strominger have been named winners of the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics in recognition of their groundbreaking work in a number of areas, including black hole theory, quantum gravity, and string theory.
At this time of year, most Harvard seniors are worrying about job interviews or graduate school applications, but not Dhruva Bhat and Julius Bright Ross. The two seniors will spend the next two years studying in the United Kingdom, Bhat as a Rhodes Scholar and Ross as a Marshall Scholar.
Ten Harvard students and alumni have been selected to attend Tsinghua University in Beijing as Schwarzman Scholars.
Harvard Medical School geneticist Stephen Elledge won the 2017 Breakthrough Prize for unraveling the mechanism by which cells sense DNA damage and initiate self-repair.
Two Harvard students were among those selected to receive prestigious Marshall Scholarships, which support up to two years of study in the United Kingdom.
Realizing new dreams, Harvard’s four newest Rhodes Scholars unveil plans for their Oxford years.
Nobel laureate Takaaki Kajita will be honored as the 2016 Scientist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations.
Just days after Oliver Hart, the Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics, received the Nobel Prize in economics, the Harvard Gazette sat down with him and Adams University Professor Eric Maskin, who won the prize in 2007, to look back on their distinguished careers.
The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded Professor Steven Hyman ’80 the 2016 Sarnat Prize for his work on treating and understanding psychiatric disorders as biological diseases.
Harvard Professor Oliver Hart was awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for his work on contracts theory.
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Susan J. Pharr has been given the Japan Foundation Award for her contribution to the study of the island nation and its international ties.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School, M.C./M.P.A. ’81, has been named the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced this morning.
Douglas Melton, co-director of Harvard Stem Cell Institute and the Xander University Professor in Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, has been awarded the 2016 Ogawa-Yamanaka Stem Cell Prize from the Gladstone Institutes.
Ten Harvard scientists have won the support of a new funding initiative by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation, and the Gates Foundation.
Louis Menand, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English, was awarded a National Humanities Medal from President Obama.
Harvard Medical School Professor William G. Kaelin Jr. was named the winner of the 2016 Lasker Award for Medical Research, America’s most prestigious biomedical award. He was honored for his work in the root causes of cancer.
Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was the general secretary of the newly formed National League for Democracy (NLD) in Myanmar in 1990, will receive the Harvard Foundation’s 2016 Harvard Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award on Sept. 17.
Harvard Professor of the History of Science Naomi Oreskes will be awarded the sixth annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication.
NFL teams have signed five of Harvard’s graduating seniors.
The No. 16 Harvard men's lacrosse team did what no other Crimson team had done in 24 years on Saturday, as it clinched the program's first Ivy League championship since 1990 with an 11-10 win at No. 13 Yale.
Harvard men's basketball head coach Tommy Amaker has been named a finalist for the 2014 Ben Jobe Award, presented annually to the top minority coach in Division I men's basketball. The winner will be announced on April 4.
Harvard women's basketball head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith earned career win No. 515 on Friday to become the all-time winning Ivy League head coach with a 69-65 victory over Yale at Lavietes Pavilion.
Harvard's head basketball coach Kathy Delaney-Smith earned career win No. 514 to tie Pete Carril for the most wins by an Ivy League coach. Women's basketball goes up against Yale on March 7 at 7 p.m.
Capturing its 11th Ivy League title, and fourth over the past six years, Harvard women's soccer beat Dartmouth, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.
Junior Wesley Saunders has been named to the 2013 Lou Henson Preseason All-America Team, as announced Wednesday by the award committee.
Harvard men's basketball head coach Tommy Amaker has been selected for induction into the Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame, adding to the growing list of honors he has received this offseason. The ceremony will be held Sept. 24 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., as part of "An Evening with the Legends of the Game" event.
Harvard’s Head Tennis Professional Michael L. Mercier has been named Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Member of the Year for the State.
For the first time in program history, the Harvard men’s basketball team is ranked in the AP and ESPN/USA Today coaches' national polls. The Crimson appears at No. 25 in the country in the AP rankings and No. 24 in the coaches' poll.
The Harvard football team clinched its 14th Ivy League championship — its sixth under Tim Murphy — with a 37-20 win against Penn Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium.
Sophomore defenseman Danny Biega of the Harvard men’s hockey team has been named to the ECAC Hockey all-league second team.
Harvard sophomore Victoria Lippert earned her first league honors of the season this week (Jan. 3) as she was named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week for her performances last week for the Crimson.
Harvard was voted as the league favorite in the Ivy League preseason media poll, released today (Aug. 10) as part of the league's annual football media day.
Freshman forward Kaitlin Spurling of the Harvard women’s hockey team was named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week on Dec. 15 after netting the game-winning goal in the second period of the Crimson’s 2-1 victory over UConn.
Jeremy Lin ’10 was named Ivy Player of the Week for the third time this season.
Andre Akpan ’10 has been named one of three finalists for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, which honors the top Division I college soccer player in the country.
Victoria Lippert ’13 of the Harvard women’s basketball team (6-3) was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Dec. 12 after tallying 21 points and 10 rebounds in the Crimson’s 90-85 double-overtime win against Northeastern (Dec. 9).
Emma Markley ’11 of the Harvard women’s basketball team was named Ivy Player of the Week on Dec. 7.
The Crimson dominated the postseason awards with four players named to the New England Football Writers' Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-Star Team and 19 members of the team named All-Ivy League.
Goaltender Christina Kessler ’10 of the Harvard women’s hockey team was named ECAC Goaltender of the week on Monday (Dec. 8) after shutting out No. 2 Minnesota twice this past weekend. It is her second-consecutive honor this season and third overall.
A 30-point, nine-rebound effort by co-captain Jeremy Lin ’10 may not have been enough to help the Harvard men’s basketball team defeat the University of Connecticut (UConn) in their 79-73 loss to the No. 13-ranked Huskies on Dec. 6, but it did earn the senior guard his second Ivy Player of the Week award this season.
Senior goaltender Christina Kessler has been named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week, while freshman defender Josephine Pucci was tabbed ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.
For his four-goal performance in the Crimson men’s hockey team’s 6-5 overtime loss to Boston University, Harvard forward Conor Morrison ’13 was named Rookie of the Week by the ECAC on Nov. 30.
Crimson forwards Andre Akpan ’10 and Brian Rogers ’13 have been named 2009 Ivy Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year, respectively.
Alex Killorn ’12 was named the ECAC player of the week on Nov. 2 after notching two goals and an assist in the Crimson’s 5-3 victory over Dartmouth on Oct. 30.
Senior Lizzy Nichols, co-captain of the women’s soccer team, was named one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for women’s soccer on Oct. 5.
For the second time this season, goalkeeper Austin Harms ’12 of the Harvard men’s soccer team has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week.
Senior forward Andre Akpan of the Harvard men’s soccer team was named Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week on Monday (Sept. 21).
For the second consecutive season the National Soccer Coaches Association of America has named Andre Akpan ’10 to the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy Watch List.
The Ivy League has recently announced that both Chris Clayton ’09 of the Harvard men’s tennis team and Beier Ko ’09 of the Harvard women’s tennis team have been honored as the 2009 recipients of the Ivy League Player of the Year award.
For the third time this season, Crimson basketball forward Emma Markley ’11 has been named Ivy League Player of the Week. Markley had 18 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks in the Crimson’s 18-point win against Cornell on Friday (Feb. 13). Then, in a 71-74 loss to Columbia on Saturday (Feb. 14), Markley tied her career-high of 27 points, while adding career-bests in rebounds with 14 and blocks with eight.