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.
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.
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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.