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 Professor David Charbonneau has won a Blavatnik Award for his work identifying faraway planets, and other science.
Homi K. Bhabha, director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, wins a Humboldt Research Prize.
The 2016 winners of the Harvard Deans’ Challenges were announced in a ceremony at the Harvard i-lab on May 4. In its fourth year, the startup competition received more than 90 proposals from ventures representing 12 Harvard schools.
Five faculty members have been selected as Harvard College Professors, five-year appointments that provide them with extra support for research or scholarly activities, a semester of paid leave, or summer salary.
The Star Family Challenge makes grants every year to high-risk, high-reward research efforts that might not receive funding through other programs. This year’s recipients are Edo Berger, Katia Bertoldi, Edward Glaeser, Talia Konkle, and Bence Ölveczky.
Ellen Langer, professor of psychology, is among the 2016 recipients of the Liberty Science Center Genius Awards.
The Harvard Business School Club of New York will honor five alumni leaders at its 49th Annual Leadership Dinner on May 18 at the American Museum of Natural History.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 213 new members. They include several Harvard faculty members. The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on Oct. 8 in Cambridge, Mass.
Carrie Fisher of “Star Wars” fame shared her battles with addiction and mental illness at the Memorial Church on Monday, where she was honored with an Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism.
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The Office for the Arts at Harvard (OFA) and the Council on the Arts at Harvard, a standing committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, are pleased to ...
Sixty-five FAS employees from 45 departments were recognized with the annual Dean’s Distinction Awards.
Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, will receive the inaugural Elisabeth B. Weintz Humanitarian Award on March 29 at the Harvard Art Museums. Earlier that day, he will deliver a Director’s Seminar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard. On March 30, he will speak at the Kennedy School.
Professor Stephen Greenblatt has been honored with the Holberg Prize his extraordinary body of writing and its profound impact on humanities scholarship.
Ten student-led teams have been named finalists in the Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge and the Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge. Grand prize winners will be named on May 4.
Ten teams have been selected as finalists for the 2016 President’s Challenge, President Drew Faust will award $100,000 to be shared among the grand prize winners on April 25.
Nancy Kleckner, the Herchel Smith Professor of Molecular Biology, has been awarded the Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal by the Genetics Society of America in recognition of her many significant contributions to our understanding of chromosomes and the mechanisms of inheritance.
The Harvard Foundation honored Lucy Liu as its 2016 Artist of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
For seminal discoveries that have illuminated the DNA damage response, Stephen J. Elledge, the Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is being recognized with the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. The award is considered to be among the most respected in biomedicine.
Harvard Professor Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, is among the 10 recipients of the 2014 National Humanities Medal.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, is this year’s Radcliffe Medal recipient. Ginsburg will be honored at a luncheon on May 29 during Radcliffe Day, an annual celebration of Radcliffe.
Ruth Bielfeldt, Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities, and Sarah Richardson, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, are this year’s winners of the Roslyn Abramson Award, given annually to assistant or associate professors for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Seven Harvard faculty members were elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Seven students from Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences were awarded Fulbright Fellowships earlier this week. The scholars’ research will take them across the globe — to Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Roland Fryer, Harvard’s Henry Lee Professor of Economics, has been awarded the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark Medal, which is given annually to a rising young economist.
Four graduating seniors will begin yearlong fellowships as part of the Fulbright Scholars program administered by the U.S. Department of State. Joy Ming, Tyreke White, and Amanda Reilly will all complete their studies at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences this year.
The emergency communications startup RapidSOS was awarded $70,000 as the winner of the fourth President’s Challenge.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 197 new members, including 10 from Harvard.
Five winners have been named as recipients of this year’s Star Family Challenge for Promising Scientific Research awards. Now in its second year, the challenge is designed to acknowledge and support some of the most innovative research being done by Harvard faculty in the natural and social sciences.
Now in its 10th year, the Cordeiro Family Undergraduate Research Fellowship for Global Health and Health Policy has funded undergraduate research projects for more than 100 students. A celebratory program highlighted some of their accomplishments.
Catherine Dulac, Hopi Hoekstra, and Xiaowei Zhuang have received National Academy of Sciences awards.