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 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.
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.
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.
Bob Moses, A.M. ’57, the Civil Rights leader who conceived and shaped the effort in 1964 to connect black Mississippi citizens with more than 1,000 out-of-state volunteers in a grassroots voter-registration drive — Freedom Summer, as it would come to be known — returned to his alma mater to receive the eighth annual Robert Coles Call of Service award from the Phillips Brooks House Association on Oct. 24.
Briana Burton, associate professor of molecular and cellular biology, and Kiran Musunuru, an assistant professor of stem cell and regenerative biology, have been named the winners of the 2014 Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching.
Professor Andrew Murray was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute professor and will receive $1 million in funding for innovation in undergraduate science education.
Four scientists from across Harvard will receive nearly $8 million in grant funding through the National Institutes of Health’s High Risk-High Reward program to support research into a variety of biomedical questions, ranging from how the bacterial cell wall is constructed to how the blood-brain barrier works.
Cherry A. Murray, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, National Medal of Technology and Innovation, White House
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The W.E.B. Du Bois Medal was awarded to seven recipients, who were recognized for their outstanding contributions to African-American culture. The special ceremony concluded with a ribbon-cutting for the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.
Two groups of Harvard scientists will be among the first researchers nationwide to receive grant funding through the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative launched last year by President Obama.
Six Harvard Medical School (HMS) researchers were among the recipients of the 2014 António Champalimaud Vision Award, the highest distinction in ...
Professor of Mathematics Jacob Lurie, whose work has helped to transform algebraic geometry to derived algebraic geometry and made it applicable to other areas in new ways, has been named a MacArthur fellow.
Revitalized Stone Hall wins platinum level LEED certification. The project was also honored by the Cambridge Historical Commission as part of its annual Preservation Awards Program for the extraordinary efforts undertaken to conserve and protect Cambridge’s historic architecture.
Adam Cohen, professor of chemistry and chemical biology and of physics, has been named one of three winners of the 2014 Blavatnik National Awards, which honor young scientists and engineers who have demonstrated important insights in their respective fields and who show exceptional promise going forward.
Six Harvard faculty members received Human Frontier Science Program awards to fund international collaborative science research.
Harvard chemist Cynthia Friend has been awarded a major center grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Basic Energy Sciences’ Energy Frontier Research Centers program, which is designed “to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy.”
Harvard mathematics Professor Jacob Lurie has been named one of five inaugural recipients of the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics for outstanding achievement in his field. Honorees will each receive a trophy and $3 million prize at a ceremony this fall.
Harvard Heroes ceremony celebrates 64 unsung staffers for their unusual and valuable contributions to University life.