Combating pregnancy discrimination. Reducing racial disparities in obesity rates. Working on the front lines of the opiate epidemic. These are a few of the experiences undertaken by Harvard’s Presidential Public Service Fellows. The deadline to apply for the 2016 fellowships is Feb. 8.
Local high school students looked at life in the deep sea as they explored the Harvard Museum of Natural History’s “Marine Life” exhibit. The visit was part of Cambridge Rindge and Latin’s Marine Science Internship Program.
Inaugural study shows that Harvard alumni worldwide create vast businesses and nonprofit organizations, accounting for millions of jobs, economic impact, and volunteering success.
Principal for a Day program allows local leaders, including Harvard Vice President Paul Andrew, to see the changes that have occurred in the way students learn. Andrew visited Thomas Edison K-8 School in Brighton.
A Your Harvard gathering in Atlanta probed the ways in which the nation’s educational system has fallen short in promoting equality in learning.
To bring that dream of opportunity to Boston, Harvard undergrads, local educators, and parents from Allston, Brighton, and Cambridge gathered at the Harvard Ed Portal on Oct. 29 to explore paths to college.
During an Ed Portal discussion, Harvard Professor Ashish Jha examined where the global health system failed when Ebola began to spread.
Harvard has filed its Institutional Master Plan Notification Form with the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Science and Engineering Complex in Allston.
The nation’s first student-run overnight shelter for 18- to 24-year-olds is the brainchild of two Harvard graduates.
Guests from Allston-Brighton and Cambridge attended a Harvard football game and festivities as part of Community Football Day.
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Harvard University Dining Services’ Crista Martin was named a Cambridge Food Hero at City Hall last week. She shared the award with Food for Free’s Executive Director Sasha Purpura.
A midmonth charity arts showcase called Karisma has raised $20,000, which will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Nepali hurricane relief efforts according to Karisma president and founding director Meenakshi Krishna ’17.
Harvard President Drew Faust tells U.S. mayors’ panel that addressing inequality nationally begins with investing in education.
Harvard’s Michael Sandel and an all-star panel engaged in a “Justice” style dialogue to kick off HUBweek.
More than 450 Harvard students, staff, and faculty crossed the Charles River on Sunday to run in the Brian J. Honan 5K, an event that has become a tradition for the Harvard community.
As one of four sponsors, Harvard will be a major player in HUBweek, hosting 18 presentations celebrating Boston area innovation.
Harvard, Cambridge mayor host 40th annual senior picnic.
At the Cambridge-Harvard Summer Academy, students stretch their minds through science.
In summer, the Cambridge Youth Enrichment Program, sponsored by the Phillips Brooks House, provides campers with a focus.
Local children learn the scientific principles behind cooking food.
Local students learn how the body talks to the brain — by making bugs dance — at the Harvard Ed Portal.
The Digital Literacy Project, run by Harvard undergraduates, is helping to drive computer learning among Boston middle schoolers.
High school students have a chance to see how science works, and a role in research, through the CRLS Marine Science Internship program at Harvard.
Cambridge eighth-graders immersed themselves in science’s future during their visit to Harvard.
A young students’ leadership group from Boston celebrates its success stories during a commencement gathering at Harvard.
Students with disabilities explain how they got to Harvard in a book by Professor Thomas Hehir, Ed.D. ’90, and co-authors, including Laura Schifter, Ed.D. ’14, an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Hehir and Schifter shared some of the stories in a recent talk at the Ed Portal.
Grants from the President’s Innovation Fund for International Experiences are helping faculty members plan and develop a suite of new study-abroad experiences for students.
Addressing an audience at the Harvard Ed Portal, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, the 300th Anniversary University Professor and a Pulitzer Prize winner for history, said that many objects in Harvard’s collections defy easy categorization. Consider, she said, the tortilla.
Awards given after New Venture Competition celebrate entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School.
Harvard runners training for the Boston Marathon found ways to train throughout this season's record snowfall.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and Harvard’s Public School Partnerships brought local students to campus to view, and share thoughts on, A.R.T.’s production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ “Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3).”
Harvard University recently launched an effort to address chronic hunger among its neighbors in Cambridge and Boston by partnering with the local nonprofit Food for Free to donate nearly 2,000 nutritious meals each week to families in need.
The reimagined Harvard Ed Portal, a 12,000-square-foot space devoted to teaching and innovation, opened its doors Feb. 21 at Western Avenue and North Harvard Street in Allston.
Photo gallery: Harvard staff members keep the campus running throughout record snowfalls.
More than 750 students from two Allston schools packed the stands at Lavietes Pavilion to watch the Harvard women’s basketball team in action and learn about student athletes.
Harvard’s Online Learning gateway houses the University’s open online learning opportunities under one roof for the first time, and anyone can access the breadth and depth of Harvard’s learning content.
Harvard undergrads joined a showcase of work they helped develop as part of the Ed Portal’s mentoring program.
Harvard will partner with Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and The Boston Globe for a new, weeklong festival of big ideas and bold solutions next October.
This past fall, more than a dozen Boston sixth- and seventh-graders got a taste of life as journalists. Participating in a program called Project Lede, the students learned just how much hard work goes into creating and publishing a newspaper, thanks to Project Lede founders who hail from Harvard and the University of Delaware.
Howard Stone returned to Harvard to lead the annual holiday lecture at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, with hundreds of family and community members in attendance.
Peter Girguis, professor of organismic and evolutionary biology, hosted nearly two dozen Cambridge Rindge & Latin School students on Harvard’s campus for a discussion about the various career paths available in marine science.
The Harvard Allston Education Portal featured another free seminar, this one part of its “in-person dialogue sessions” exploring the popular HeroesX series, an online class that focuses on the modern relevance of the "Ancient Greek Hero."
There are many formal spaces in the Langdell Library of Harvard Law School (HLS). But not on the top floor on a bridge leading to the Lewis Hall stacks, ...
The Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences is hosting its fifth annual Giving Thanks open house, welcoming its staffers to write personal messages of gratitude to colleagues and friends across the University.
Harvard Assistant Professor Karen Brennan is one of the developers of Scratch, a free online computer programming language that allows users to create stories, games, and animations. She discussed its benefits at a recent Ed Portal’s Faculty Speaker Series talk.
Harvard’s SmartTALK is offering a three-session training to teens chosen as homework mentors through the Boston Public Library’s Homework Help program. The teens will assist children in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Since 1995, Music in Hospitals and Nursing Homes Using Entertainment as Therapy (MIHNUET) has brought undergraduate musicians to 17 different sites in Cambridge and Boston to share the healing gift of music.
During a talk at the Harvard Allston Education Portal, Professor Tarun Khanna explored the benefits of interdisciplinary problem-solving on health care, based on his HarvardX course “Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in Emerging Economies,” launching on Oct. 30.
Despite gloomy skies and rain showers, hundreds of residents of Cambridge and Allston-Brighton watched Harvard beat Cornell 24-7 on Saturday (Oct. 12) as part of the annual Community Football Day.
Ten Harvard Presidential Public Service Fellows who spent the summer scattered across the country working to help others. In an annual luncheon with President Drew Faust, the fellows shared their experiences.