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.
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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.
Annual dinner honors Harvard staff who became U.S. citizens with help from the Harvard Bridge Program and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.
Utopian worlds, sign-language poetry, and DNA origami — the subjects are as fascinating and varied as the students who explore them. The Carpenter Center presents “From Here,” an exhibition of thesis projects by seven graduating seniors from VES. The exhibit continues through May 29.
Now in its 30th year, CityStep will hold its annual year-end performance at Sanders Theatre this weekend. Tonight and Saturday more than 150 Cambridge middle school students will perform.
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students talked with Harvard researchers using the deep-sea submarine Alvin to explore the Gulf of Mexico.
A panel discussion served as the launchpad for the Harvard Alumni Association’s annual global month of service, with gatherings planned worldwide.
Two Harvard College students deliver pizza (with some STEM education baked in) to Cambridge middle school kids.
Harvard lecturer Tim McCarthy teaches a free American history course to low-income adult students as part of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, for which he now holds the first endowed chair.
Created 25 years ago as a way to connect Harvard with the Cambridge public schools, Project Teach now involves sharing a research-based approach with educators in the local schools.
A Harvard program that welcomes high school interns to learn science in the lab often sets them on new academic and career paths.
Hundreds of Cambridge sixth-graders swarmed the Harvard Museum of Natural History for a look at prehistoric New England.
The Outdoor Church, a group founded by Harvard Divinity School graduates, and supported by current HDS students, ministers to the homeless every week during an open-air service.
A town hall meeting with Boston Mayor-elect Marty Walsh, well-supported by Harvard affiliates, broke into 11 idea-generating sessions on Saturday, focusing on various issues facing the city.
Harvard President Drew Faust, speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Barry’s Corner project in Allston, thanked Boston Mayor Tom Menino for being a “powerful and persistent voice of support” for the city.
On most days, around noon, Richard Griffin ’51 makes his way from the Malkin Athletic Center to the café at Dudley House. Griffin was once a Jesuit priest, and Harvard’s Roman Catholic chaplain during the tumultuous years 1968 to 1975, a time of campus antiwar protests and social upheaval.
The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences hosted an annual tradition, a holiday lecture for children on how science works.
Five Harvard graduate Schools challenged each other in a competition to collect cans and other dry goods for the Greater Boston Food Bank. The result: 1,899 cans and enough money to provide 738 meals.
Professor Annette Gordon-Reed was at the Ed Portal to talk about her scholarship on the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings.
Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents to the press, was the subject of the Ed Portal’s mock trial, as local residents determined his fate.