Shelly C. Lowe, the executive director of the Harvard University Native American Program and a leading advocate for Native Americans in higher education, has been confirmed by the United States Senate and appointed by President Obama to join the National Council on the Humanities.
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.
All the Places Personal Data Goes, based out of Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, was one of 17 recipients of a Knight News Challenge award. The group was awarded $440,000.
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.
Harvard professors C. Ronald Kahn and Stuart L. Schreiber have won the Wolf Prize, considered the most prestigious award in science after the Nobel Prize and the Lasker Award.
Six Harvard students were chosen to study in Beijing as part of first class of Schwarzman Scholars.
The Council on Library and Information Resources, through its Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards program, has awarded a grant of $275,795 to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, in collaboration with a Yale partner, to create the Digital Archive of Native American Petitions in Massachusetts.
Jene Golovchenko and John Johnson are the 2015 winners of the Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching.
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.
Three Harvard professors and scientists have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.
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Harvard physicist Federico Capasso is the co-recipient of the 2015 Rumford Prize, awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He shares the prize with Alfred Cho in recognition of their contributions to the field of laser technology.
Harvard Global Institute seeks applicants for grants to help tackle international concerns.
Five Harvard students are among the 32 Americans headed to Oxford as Rhodes Scholars. Their interests are diverse, but one thing Neil Alacha, Grace Huckins, Rivka Hyland, Garrett Lam, and Hassaan Shahawy share is a desire to leave a lasting, positive impact on the world.
Five students from the Class of 2016 were named Rhodes Scholars on Saturday, and will begin their studies at Oxford next October.
Following the death of Trayvon Martin, Alicia Garza posted a Facebook message proclaiming “Black lives matter,” a phrase that would quickly go viral and spawn a movement. On Friday she received the Robert Coles “Call of Service” award for starting that movement and the work that has followed.
Harvard University Dining Services’ Crista Martin was named a Cambridge Food Hero at City Hall last week. She shared the award with Food for Free’s Executive Director Sasha Purpura.
Professor Joanna Aizenberg has won the George Ledlie Prize, which is awarded once every two years.
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the Harvard Foundation’s 2015 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian of the Year on Oct. 16.
Seven African-American leaders receive Du Bois Medals from the Hutchins Center.
Matthew Desmond, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, and Beth Stevens, an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and neuroscientist at Boston Children’s Hospital, have been named MacArthur Fellows.