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.
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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.
The Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is adding five faculty members this fall, as the rapidly growing School expands its computer science strengths.
Cherry A. Murray, former dean of Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, was nominated by President Obama to be director of the Office of Science in the U.S. Department of Energy, a key administration post.
Professor Caroline Elkins, founding director of the Center for African Studies, has been named the Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Center for African Studies at Harvard University.
Profile of windsurfer Gonzalo Giribet as part of the Practice series.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute appoints Levi Garraway, Pardis Sabeti, and Tobias Walther as investigators.
Interview with Gerald Holton as part of the Experience series.
On April 29 the members of the Faculty Council approved preliminary versions of the University Extension School courses for 2015-16 and Courses of Instruction for 2015-16.