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.
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.
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.
Sarah Lewis ’97 talks to the Gazette about returning to Harvard to join the faculty of the History of Art and Architecture.
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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.
Leaving a legacy of curriculum innovation and diplomacy, Dean of Arts and Humanities Diana Sorensen steps down after 10 years of elevating the division.
Interview with Michael Sandel, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, as part of the Experience series.
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.
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.
Historian Ann Blair has been named a University Professor, Harvard’s highest faculty honor. She will become the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor.
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.
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.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute appoints Levi Garraway, Pardis Sabeti, and Tobias Walther as investigators.
Interview with Gerald Holton as part of the Experience series.
Interview with Dean Nitin Nohria of Harvard Business School as part of the Experience series.
Interview with Professor Helen Vendler as part of the Experience series.
Interview with Professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich as part of the Experience series.
Harvard physicist Jenny Hoffman has a passion for distance. Last month in Cleveland she brought home the 2014 national championship in USA Track and Field’s 24-Hour Run, posting a final distance of more than 127 miles.
Harvard Professor Evelynn Hammonds served as a mentor for Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard (SROH), a 10-week residential program that exposes undergraduates from across the country to life in a research university. SROH is dedicated to training young scholars from ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate training.
Beetle biologist Brian Farrell is taking the reins of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, with an eye toward increasing collaboration between Harvard scientists and those at institutions in the region. The center will also get a new executive director, Ned Strong, former director of the Chilean office.
One year into his tenure, Dean James Ryan of the Harvard Graduate School of Education is setting a course for the future.
Rakesh Khurana became dean of Harvard College on July 1. On his first official day on the job, he reflected on the College’s power to transform undergraduates, and as a result to change society for the better.
Interview with Professor Stephen Greenblatt as part of the Experience series.
The vast majority of Harvard faculty report that they are satisfied with their positions here, according to the latest Faculty Climate Survey released today by the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity.
Interview with Professor Melissa Franklin as part of the Experience series.
Interview with Professor Walter Willett as part of the Experience series.
Interview with Professor Steven Pinker as part of the Experience series.
Interview with Professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot as part of the Experience series.
Interview with Dean Martha Minow as part of the Experience series.
E.O. Wilson has devoted his life to a better understanding of the workings of the natural world and to sharing his research and insights with Harvard students.
Matthew Rabin wants to know what makes you tick. One of the nation’s top scholars of behavioral economics, Rabin has been appointed to the first of three ...
Carolyn Abbate, one of the world’s most accomplished and admired music historians, has been named a University Professor. Her appointment as the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor will take effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
One of an occasional story in which Harvard faculty members recount their early influences, Howard Gardner recalls the mentors who helped to shape his early academic career.
In his final semester teaching, Professor Alan M. Dershowitz and his colleagues look back on his 50 years at Harvard Law School.
Steven E. Hyman, former provost and Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard, has been named president-elect of the Society for Neuroscience, the world’s largest organization of brain and nervous system scientists and physicians.
Five faculty members have been awarded Harvard College Professorships: Joseph D. Harris, Steven R. Levitsky, Michael Puett, Jennifer L. Roberts, and Maryellen Ruvolo. The Harvard College Professorships are five-year appointments. They provide faculty with extra support for research or scholarly activities and a semester of paid leave or a summer salary.
Michael Shinagel was honored on May 14 for his accomplishments as dean of the Extension School, a position he has held since 1977. He will be retiring at the end of this academic year.
Adam Cohen, professor of chemistry and chemical biology and of physics, and Hopi Hoekstra, professor of organismic and evolutionary biology and molecular and cellular biology, are among the 27 scientists nationwide to be appointed as investigators by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.