Harvard President Drew Faust met with public school superintendents and professional associates from Boston area schools on Feb. 8 to share ideas about, among other things, educational leadership, teaching and learning, and preparing students from preschool through college and beyond.
A plucky group of more than 20 young hockey players recently (Jan. 15) kicked up the ice at Bright Arena.
The first flower of spring, the daffodil has long been a symbol of hope and renewal. It has also become a powerful tool in the American Cancer Society’s efforts to treat patients.
A walking tour of Dublin and a pair of Red Sox tickets are just two of the items up for bid at the annual Summer Internship Fund auction scheduled for today (Dec. 6) at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG). The silent auction, featuring dozens of items, will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a live auction.
More than 300 guests attended a gala event on Nov. 17 at the new WGBH offices on Guest Street in Brighton in honor of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Brighton and Allston communities.
This is the second in a series of Gazette articles highlighting some of the many initiatives and charities that Harvard affiliates can support through this month’s Community Gifts Through Harvard campaign. The Community Gifts campaign allows you to donate to a charity of your choice through cash, a check, or a payroll deduction.
This is the first in a series of Gazette articles highlighting some of the many initiatives and charities that Harvard affiliates can support through this month’s Community Gifts Through Harvard campaign. The Community Gifts campaign allows you to donate to a charity of your choice through cash, a check, or a payroll deduction. For more information or to pledge online, visit http://www.community.harvard.edu/communitygifts.
Distrigas of Massachusetts/SUEZ Energy Resources has announced its support as the lead corporate sponsor of Wild Wednesdays, a program for urban youth at the Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH).
Nonprofit organization Cultural Survival will celebrate 28 years of bringing native art and crafts to the University community with an upcoming holiday bazaar Nov. 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cambridge College, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. The bazaar, which is being co-sponsored by Harvard, will feature unique products by indigenous artisans from Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Among the fair-trade items will be Afghan and Tibetan hand-knotted rugs, hand-woven rebosos (shawls), a selection of jewelry, clothing, art, and pottery, and decorative pieces such as carvings and masks, among other goods.
Few names are as universally known as Harvard, yet little is known about John Harvard. What is known is that the donation of his personal library to a fledgling Colonial college helped lay the foundation for the largest academic library in the world. In honor of the 400th anniversary of the University’s original benefactor’s birth and with the goal of supplying books to local schools, a group of students, in collaboration with Community Affairs is kicking off the John Harvard Book Project.
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Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (KSG) is the recipient of a five-year $3.75 million donation from the Shell Exploration & Production Co., KSG Dean David T. Ellwood recently announced. The funds will be used to enhance and expand University research efforts on critical issues of energy policy.
The Office for Sponsored Programs is holding a blood drive Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Holyoke Center (conference room 704) for the benefit of Mount Auburn Hospital.
This summer, Ming Thompson learned a few things about telling a story.
Elizabeth Dexter Hay, embryologist and educator at Harvard Medical School (HMS), died this past Aug. 20. She was 80 years old.
The dusty old grand dame of Harvard theater has gotten a new lease on life, and what was once known as the Hasty Pudding Theatre has been reborn as the New College Theatre, a state-of-the-art facility boasting the latest in technology, ambience, and creature comforts.
In her first official public appearance since her installation as Harvard’s 28th president, Drew Faust joined more than 700 Allston Brighton neighbors at the Allston Brighton Family Football Day Oct. 13 at Harvard Stadium.
The atmosphere was cheerful and upbeat as volunteers, young and old, from Harvard and beyond, gathered on a bright autumn morning last Saturday (Sept. 29) for what organizers and University officials hope will be the first in a long tradition of an annual University-wide Day of Service.
A major advance in distance education was initiated this fall in a specially equipped classroom at the Harvard Extension School. Classes held there give online students the ability to view on-campus lectures in real-time and actually take part in classroom discussions. The facility also serves as an experimental locus to test distance education teaching methods and technology. One of the extraordinary benefits of the $1 million in state-of-the-art equipment is that several courses can be taught at the same time.
Harvard University has received the approval from the Board of Directors of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), the city’s planning and economic development agency, for plans for the Harvard Allston Science Complex, the first new academic building of the University’s planned extended campus in Allston. Following completion of the zoning approval, construction can begin. Formal groundbreaking is expected to be in November.
This year’s RiverSing at the Weeks Footbridge was, as always, a festive affair with music from a variety of lyrical sources, including the Halalisa Singers and saxophonist Stan Strickland. Chiming along were bells rung by assorted visitors. Of course, there was the usual dazzling appearance by the gargantuan puppets Oshun and Poseidon. The music, the color, the weather — all conspired to make this autumnal welcome a success.
All of Harvard’s museums opened their doors to the community on Sept. 16.All of Harvard’s museums opened their doors to the community on Sept. 16.
Local fans of jazz and blues will soon have a chance to hear some of the most talented and admired performers in those genres and to help the homeless as well.
A core of 13 faculty members is collaborating across disciplines to create a new Harvard fellowship program they say will harness a largely untapped universe of leadership skills.
David T. Ellwood, dean of the Kennedy School of Government, recently announced that former U.S. Congressman James A. Leach (R-IA) has been named the new director of Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP). Leach will serve for this academic year, beginning immediately and succeeding outgoing director Jeanne Shaheen.
Harvard University this week reiterated its long-standing commitment to improving the environment, voluntarily agreeing to limit greenhouse gas emissions ...
Among the abundance of fun and free offerings for the public in and around Harvard Square this fall are two upcoming events sponsored by Harvard’s Office of Community Affairs.
The Harvard Undergraduate Council, the Harvard Graduate Council, and the Phillip Brooks House Association have partnered to coordinate the first University-wide Day of Service on Sept. 29.
Each fall and spring, Harvard Swim School provides swimming and diving lessons for children and adults.
Katie Ferrari (right) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) reads with second-grader Alicia Morency from the Amigos School on Putnam Avenue. Ferrari participates in the Lectores y Amiguitos program managed by the Office of School Partnerships and Cambridge School Volunteers.
The palm trees on the steps of the Memorial Church lent Harvard Yard a tropical look on July 31 as the sounds of steel drums and smells of exotic fruits wafted through the air on a balmy afternoon.
More than 100 summer interns, faculty, and staff converged on the Bio Labs courtyard on July 24 for the inaugural Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS) summer barbecue.
Each fall and spring, Harvard Swim School provides swimming and diving lessons for children and adults. Held at Blodgett Pool, the Saturday morning lessons will commence Sept. 22 and run through Oct. 27 (lessons will be suspended during the week of Oct. 13). For more information, contact Keith Miller at (617) 496-8790, or visit http://www.athletics.harvard.edu/swimschool/.
High school students from six states gathered at Harvard Divinity School (HDS) in June for a conference on religious diversity and tolerance. Co-sponsored by the Interfaith Action’s Youth Leadership Program and Harvard University’s Pluralism Project, the daylong conference, called ‘T.I.D.E. (Teenage Interfaith Diversity Education): The Wave of Change,’ featured workshops, dialogue, games, and other activities.
Harvard and City of Cambridge officials on Tuesday (June 19) used the penultimate day of spring to celebrate a double dose of sunny news.
Auction aims to expand day care vouchers for Oxford Street co-op The Oxford Street Day Care Cooperative is the only Harvard-affiliated day care that accepts state-issued tuition vouchers for families who cannot afford the high cost of day care. To help support the expansion of the voucher program, the co-op will hold a silent auction June 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, third-floor Maya Galleries.
Beginning (Tuesday) June 19, the Harvard community can once again enjoy weekly access to freshly harvested fruits and vegetables, handmade breads and pastries, and other healthy, homemade options, when the Farmers’ Market at Harvard reopens. Started by Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) in 2006, the market will be held between the Science Center and Memorial Hall every Tuesday through October.
On Thursday afternoon (June 7), in the shade of a tree in the Old Yard, Philip Keene of Natick, Mass., sat in a wheelchair holding a small sign that read “1925.” Nearby was Thayer Hall, where he lived as a senior 82 years ago.
How do you celebrate getting into Harvard with your family, if your family has no real concept of Harvard?
“I really don’t have a plan for my life,” says Martin Bratt, who is receiving his master’s in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government (KSG), “but feel that by being who I am I can help break down some stereotypes.” Bratt has seen both sides of the chasm that splits public service and the private sector, and believes his experience will help him build a necessary bridge between the two.
As a toddler, Sarah Skye Eggleston ’07 of Quincy House wore a Harvard jumpsuit — the stuff of parental dreams. It worked.
As a young girl, Viviany Taqueti followed her doctor father as he made rounds in the two hospitals he built in the jungles of Brazil. Sitting on the banks of the muddy, mighty Amazon River, Taqueti decided that she wanted to be like him, a person who improves the lives of others and who believes that you can do anything you set your mind to.
When Raul Ruiz was a teenager, some of his teachers realized he had potential. But most, he says, recommended he apply to a vocational school; it would be a big step toward the American dream for a first-generation Mexican-American boy whose migrant-worker parents had never finished high school.
Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) for the week ending May 28. The official log is located at 1033 Massachusetts Ave., sixth floor, and is available online at http://www.hupd.harvard.edu/.
Allston Room to extend hours Commencement Week The Harvard in Allston exhibit room in the Holyoke Center Arcade will hold extended hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) from June 4 to 8. Members of the University community are invited to stop by for free iced tea and lemonade and to have a look at the maps and model of Harvard’s proposed master plan for Allston. Visit http://www.allston.harvard.edu for more information.
Westheimer memorial set for June A memorial gathering for Frank H. Westheimer, Morris Loeb Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, will be held June 29 at 3 p.m. in Pfizer Lecture Hall, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, 12 Oxford St. Westheimer died at his home in Cambridge, Mass., on April 14. He was 95.
Gene G. Ketelhohn, the building manager of Cabot House since 1983, died May 26 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He was 60.
Honoring the legacy of Albert Schweitzer, area graduate students are committing to a year of service with a community agency. In a competitive selection process, 29 students — including six from Harvard — were recently selected as 2007-08 Boston Schweitzer Fellows.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has announced the names of 32 women and 19 men selected to be 2007–08 Radcliffe Fellows. The fellows — among them 18 humanists, 13 scientists, 12 creative artists, and eight social scientists — will work individually and across disciplines on projects chosen for both quality and long-term impact. Their projects range from the production of a film and photographic series on 21st century American workers to research into deriving heart cells from stem cells to improve cardiovascular development.
A peal of bells will ring throughout Cambridge next week, on June 7. For the 19th consecutive year, a number of neighboring churches and institutions will ring their bells in celebration of the city of Cambridge and of Harvard’s 356th Commencement Exercises.
Morning Exercises To accommodate the increasing number of those wishing to attend Harvard’s Commencement Exercises, the following guidelines are proposed to facilitate admission into Tercentenary Theatre on Commencement Morning: