Grammy-winning jazz star Esperanza Spalding and flutist Claire Chase will be Harvard professors starting in the 2017-2018 academic year.
Acclaimed chemist Charles M. Lieber has been named a University Professor and is the first to receive the Joshua and Beth Friedman University Professorship.
Tom Lee, head of Harvard’s Learning from Performers program, is stepping down after 23 years.
Harvard Corporation member explains where the search for Drew Faust's successor will focus, and how it will work.
Plans for immersive student experiences in Canada’s far north and in Italy received grants from the President’s Innovation Fund for International Experiences.
Interview with Professor Pamela Silver as part of the Experience series.
Interview with Professor Joseph Nye as part of the Experience series.
The five faculty members named Harvard College Professors this month all share a talent for making their respective subjects come alive in the classroom.
Interview with Professor Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard Law School and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as part of the Experience series.
On April 26 the members of the Faculty Council approved preliminary versions of the University Extension School courses for 2017–2018 and of "Courses of Instruction" for 2017–2018.
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Interview with Nobel Prize winner Martin Karplus as part of the Experience series.
The 28th U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations has been named to a joint faculty appointment at the Law School and Kennedy School.
On April 12 the members of the Faculty Council heard the five-year legislated review of the rules regarding the awarding of degrees summa cum laude and a report on English honors. They also discussed the Faculty Council election results and potential changes to the Handbook for Students.
On March 22 the members of the Faculty Council heard five-year legislated reviews of the Electrical Engineering concentration and of the Mechanical ...
On March 1 the members of the Faculty Council met with Provost Garber to ask and answer questions as representatives of the Faculty. They also heard a ...
On Feb. 15 the members of the Faculty Council heard a report from the General Education Implementation Committee and an update on the work of the ...
On Jan. 25 the members of the Faculty Council heard a report on the activities of the Standing Committee on Athletic Sports and met with the President to ...
On Nov. 30 the members of the Faculty Council approved the Harvard Summer School course list for 2017. They also approved a proposal to establish a ...
On November 16 the Faculty Council heard a proposal to establish a master’s degree in Data Science and a proposal on course scheduling. The Council next ...
Danielle Allen has been named a University Professor. The political theorist and classicist has been recognized for her scholarly work on justice and citizenship.
Cheryl A. Giles, the Francis Greenwood Peabody Senior Lecturer on Pastoral Care and Counseling, has been counseling and educating young people for more than 30 years.
On October 19 the Faculty Council heard a review of the Biomedical Engineering concentration and a proposal on course scheduling. They also met with ...
Sarah Lewis ’97 talks to the Gazette about returning to Harvard to join the faculty of the History of Art and Architecture.
On September 14 the Faculty Council nominated a Parliamentarian for the 2016–2017 academic year and heard a presentation of a resolution by Professors Harry Lewis, Margo Seltzer, and Richard Thomas.
On August 31 the Faculty Council welcomed new members, reviewed history and policies, elected subcommittees for 2016–2017, and discussed the work of the Council in the new academic year.
In a sign of the times, political technologist Nicco Mele is taking the helm at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy. In a Q&A session, he discusses the issues that he and his center will face.
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.
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.
The New Faculty Institute welcomed new teachers to campus. Part welcome exercise, part information session, part networking opportunity, the faculty forum was designed to make the 64 assistant professors, four associate professors, and 41 professors new to campus feel at home.
Michael D. Smith, Edgerly Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, announced five new Harvard College Professors in 2015.
On Sept. 16 the Faculty Council nominated a Parliamentarian for the fall term of 2015 and a Parliamentarian for the spring term of 2016. They also heard a presentation on the General Education review.
On Sept. 2 the Faculty Council welcomed new members, reviewed history and policies, elected subcommittees for 2015-16, discussed the work of the council in the new academic year, and heard presentations on health benefits and advanced standing.