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.
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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.
Harvard’s i-lab is a safe place for students to take risks and explore potentially commercial ideas, like cricket chips, aerial drone service and repair, or a public service-oriented website to connect voters and officials.
The 11th annual Brian J. Honan 5K Run/Walk in Allston-Brighton on Sept. 20 brought together people from both sides of the Charles, including 600 Harvard runners.
Harvard University’s early buildings hugged the ground; after two centuries, the campus began to soar.
Boston native Aldel Brown, who helped found a charter school in the District of Columbia, credits his childhood tennis lessons with Tenacity in helping him to succeed. Brown has returned as a member of the Harvard Law School Class of 2017.
A Harvard graduate and Lowell House residence manager help homeless artists find a mass market for their work.
Rain or shine, slush or mush, the mail gets through, only it's not the U.S. Postal Service that goes the last mile to your door, it's Harvard Mail Services.
Walking into the Yard from Massachusetts Avenue, keeping Wigglesworth to the right, visitors come to a wrought-iron fence with a gate. Here, tucked behind Lamont Library, lies a little treasure called Dudley Garden.
This summer, 51 local high school students and recent graduates spent the school break working in various departments across Harvard’s Cambridge and Allston campuses as part of the Summer Youth Employment Program.
The Harvard Allston Education Portal provides camp scholarships to young residents of Allston and Brighton over the summer. This year a soccer school and a swimming and tennis academy were among the camp offerings.
Summer camps run by the Phillips Brooks House Association are making a difference for youths across Boston and Cambridge.
The Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment summer camp, one of 12 Summer Urban Program camps offered by the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA), is helping ...
The 39th Annual Senior Picnic celebration welcomes Cambridge seniors to Harvard Yard.
Teens from The Hip Hop Transformation program visited the Hutchins Center’s Hiphop Archive and Research Institute at Harvard to learn about the culture’s history and make their own music.
Harvard Square dive bar Charlie’s Kitchen has one waitress as legendary as itself.
Researchers gave Boston students some lessons in scientific method during an event at the Hennigan Elementary School in Jamaica Plain.
The two farmers' markets at Harvard have reopened for the summer.
Nearly 400 sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders from 15 schools across Boston and Cambridge visited Harvard Medical School as part of the annual program Reflection in Action: Building Healthy Communities. The program works to expand students’ knowledge of health and public health issues.
Three Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students who interned in Harvard’s marine biology labs during the spring recently shared their semester-long projects with their teachers, Harvard mentors, and family members.
For more than 15 years, Harvard’s Summer Youth Employment Program has been helping local teens develop positive work habits, establish networks, and gain motivation and real-world experience, as well as earn a paycheck.
Local students visited the Harvard campus to celebrate their partnership with the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and to present their final science and engineering projects.
Harvard Professor Laura Nasrallah encouraged a crowd at the Harvard Allston Education Portal to consider the historical letters of Christian texts — an effort she explores in her HarvardX course “Letters of Paul.”
A gathering on May 5 marked the distribution of grants by the Harvard Allston Partnership Fund, with 11 nonprofits receiving support totaling $100,000.
At the annual Allston-Brighton Legislators’ Breakfast on May 2, nine area residents were honored by the Allston-Brighton Adult Education Coalition.
Volunteers from the Harvard community joined together on April 25 to make the 12th annual Boston Shines a success. With 75 pairs of hands, they did just that.
When Peter K. Bol was in college, a revolution halfway around the world changed his life. Bol, the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, explored the history of China at a HarvardX for Allston talk earlier this month at the Harvard Allston Education Portal.
As Massachusetts and the nation remember the tragic events at last year’s Boston Marathon, Harvard runners are getting ready to move ahead the best way they know: together.