Leo Damrosch has the relaxed air of a man six years into retirement. Since adding emeritus to his title as Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature, Damrosch has won a National Book Critics Circle award and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2013 for “Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World.” More recently, “Eternity’s Sunrise: The Imaginative World of William Blake,” his study of the English poet and engraver, made this year’s shortlist for the National Book Critics Circle award in criticism.
Interview with geneticist George Church as part of the Experience series.
Five Harvard faculty members were elected to the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.
On April 27, the members of the Faculty Council approved preliminary versions of the University Extension School courses for 2016–2017 and Courses of Instruction for 2016–2017.
Leaving a legacy of curriculum innovation and diplomacy, Dean of Arts and Humanities Diana Sorensen steps down after 10 years of elevating the division.
Nicco Mele, the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Journalism at the University of Southern California, is the new director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
On April 13 the members of the Faculty Council discussed the rescission of degrees.
Interview with Michael Sandel, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, as part of the Experience series.
On March 9 the members of the Faculty Council met with Provost Garber to ask and answer questions as representatives of the faculty.
On Feb. 24 the members of the Faculty Council met. Their next council meeting is March 9. The next meeting of the faculty is March 1.
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On Feb. 10 the members of the Faculty Council voted to approve proposed legislation regarding the General Education Program.
Erin O’Shea, the Paul C. Mangelsdorf Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, has been named the sixth president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
On Jan. 27 the members of the Faculty Council heard presentations on concussion management and on faculty research funds. They also voted to approve a joint program in jazz with the Berklee College of Music and discussed proposed legislation regarding the General Education Program.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad has been named professor of history, race, and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and appointed the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. He will begin at Harvard on July 1.
On Dec. 9 the members of the Faculty Council heard a proposal to create a joint program in jazz with the Berklee College of Music.
Historian Ann Blair has been named a University Professor, Harvard’s highest faculty honor. She will become the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor.
On Nov. 18 the members of the Faculty Council approved the Harvard Summer School course list for 2016. They also heard a report on the legislated review of the Ph.D. program in Film and Visual Studies and a report on student diversity. Finally, they discussed proposed reforms to the General Education program.
On Oct. 28 the members of the Faculty Council heard an update on new systems and information security.
On Oct. 14 the Faculty Council met with Provost Garber to ask and answer questions as representatives of the faculty and heard an update on the library.
Harvard has appointed Mark C. Elliott, Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History and current director of the John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, as vice provost for international affairs.