The popular singer Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year, and will come to campus to accept the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony Feb. 28.
Harvard Professor Oliver Hart was awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for his work on contracts theory.
Realizing new dreams, Harvard’s four newest Rhodes Scholars unveil plans for their Oxford years.
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.
The Harvard Alumni Association has announced that three alumni will receive the 2017 Harvard Medal.
David Cox and Lorgia García Peña are winners of the 2017 Roslyn Abramson Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Ten Harvard students and alumni have been selected to attend Tsinghua University in Beijing as Schwarzman Scholars.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 228 new members, including 13 Harvard faculty.
Eight Harvard faculty elected as members of the National Academy of Sciences.
John Lithgow sat down with the Gazette to talk about how he got his start in acting, his formative years in theater on campus, and his deep affection for Harvard.
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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.
Five grants from the Harvard Campus Sustainability Innovation Fund were awarded for student research projects.
Two Harvard students were among those selected to receive prestigious Marshall Scholarships, which support up to two years of study in the United Kingdom.
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.
NFL teams have signed five of Harvard’s graduating seniors.
"NewsHour" co-anchors Judy Woodruff and the late Gwen Ifill will be awarded Radcliffe medals on Radcliffe Day, May 26.
Weatherhead Center director Michèle Lamont wins the Erasmus Prize and is honored for her contributions to social sciences.
The dozens of FAS staff who gathered in University Hall on March 9 were honored as Dean’s Distinction award winners, with 59 recipients receiving a total of 61 awards.
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.
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.
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.
Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis receives award and urges his listeners to act against injustice.
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.
Susan J. Pharr has been given the Japan Foundation Award for her contribution to the study of the island nation and its international ties.
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.
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.
The Harvard Foundation has named Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis as the 2017 Artist of the Year for her powerhouse performances across TV, film, and theater and philanthropic dedication to her Rhode Island hometown.
Professors Elena Kramer and Martin Nowak have been named the recipients of the 2016 Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching.
Harvard Professor of the History of Science Naomi Oreskes will be awarded the sixth annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication.
Harvard University was well-represented in this year’s Pulitzer Prizes, announced Monday, with honors for sociologist Matthew Desmond in general nonfiction, David Fahrenthold ’00 in national reporting, Colson Whitehead ’91 in fiction, and composer Du Yun who received a Ph.D.
Rihanna received the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award during an hourlong ceremony before a raucous crowd that had waited hours to get a coveted seat inside jam-packed Sanders Theatre.
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.
Award-winning actor John Lithgow ’67, Ar.D. ’05, is the recipient of the 2017 Harvard Arts Medal, which marks the opening of Arts First at Harvard.
Joshua R. Sanes, the Jeff C. Tarr Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and founding director of the Center for Brain Science, has been named recipient of the 2017 Gruber Neuroscience Prize.
Nobel laureate Takaaki Kajita will be honored as the 2016 Scientist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations.
Louis Menand, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English, was awarded a National Humanities Medal from President Obama.