Harvard’s MEDscience program teaches Boston high school students how to think and act like a doctor.
Nearly 400 local eighth-grade students came to Harvard’s campus for SEAS’s third annual Science and Engineering Showcase.
An Ed Portal cooking workshop explored the science behind aioli and ice cream.
Eighth-graders from upper schools across Cambridge brought their science projects to campus as part of the seventh annual Science and Engineering Showcase.
During an instructive session at the Harvard Ed Portal, elementary school students learned the benefits of helpful spiders.
Local children learn the scientific principles behind cooking food.
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 President Drew Faust explored the country’s history of mourning in a conversation at the September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York.
A Harvard senior bound for medical school explains how financial aid made Harvard possible, and opened doors to her future.
Native Americans from many tribes make up a small but vital segment of the Harvard community.
Sign up for daily emails with the latest Harvard news.
The Tennis Academy at Harvard (TAH), which offers summer instruction for children and adults, will start its third season on June 14 at the Soldiers Field Athletic Complex.
Every House is best: The Class of 2019 learns their housing fate.
Harvard’s Financial Aid Initiative has helped Michael Wingate make the most of his education.
As part of the John Harvard Book Celebration, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker brought the findings from his latest book, “The Better Angels of Our Nature,” to the Allston community, presenting his findings on how the world is growing less violent.
Harvard has filed its Institutional Master Plan Notification Form with the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Science and Engineering Complex in Allston.
Harvard-based program exposes high school students to the excitement and challenges of entrepreneurship.
Varsha Varman is a step closer to reaching her goals thanks in part to financial aid from Harvard.
A group of Cambridge Rindge and Latin students recently completed a marine biology internship that placed them in labs of local universities, including Harvard.
A restoration at Clover restaurant in Harvard Square saved previously hidden, glass-covered, tiled school pennants from a century ago.
Inaugural study shows that Harvard alumni worldwide create vast businesses and nonprofit organizations, accounting for millions of jobs, economic impact, and volunteering success.
Cambridge’s Irving Street has been the inspirational home to, among others, a famed psychologist, poet, chef, historian, chemist, and physicist.
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.
The Ivy League style of clothiers such as J. Press and the Andover Shop has stood the test of time.
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.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) on Oct. 17 unanimously approved Harvard’s 10-year development plan in Allston, giving the initial green light to seven new building projects and two major renovations.
Educators gathered at the Harvard Ed Portal for Data Wise, a new HarvardX course that will transform classroom dynamics and build “collaborative inquiry” among teachers. The Data Wise Leadership Institute will begin in June.
Young and old travel from near and far to the Radcliffe sunken garden to sit and enjoy this splendid oasis in the city.
Paola Villarreal, a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center, is using data visualization to shed light on inequality in health, housing, and more.
Profile of George Li as part of a new series on the impact of humanities studies in and out of the classroom.
Shaunte Butler ’14 studied neurobiology as an undergraduate and is now in her first year at Yale Medical School. For the Miami native whose single mother worked two jobs to raise her children, Harvard’s generous financial aid helped make her College dreams a reality.
Professor Annette Gordon-Reed was at the Ed Portal to talk about her scholarship on the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings.
Harvard offers myriad programs to alleviate the inequality gap within the University, from neighboring communities to overseas.
Suppose you have a lot of information and you want to put it together so it makes sense. Here’s a suggestion from psychologists at Harvard Medical School — sleep on it.
East Boston elementary school children are exploring and interpreting "The Wizard of Oz" through the creative arts using a program called Pre-Texts, which was developed by Doris Sommer, the Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and director of the Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard.
The Digital Literacy Project, run by Harvard undergraduates, is helping to drive computer learning among Boston middle schoolers.
Monica Tesoriero and Kalan Chang are products of the Harvard Bridge Program, which connects workers with citizenship and career-development services.
Gardner Pilot Academy sixth-graders were given the opportunity to tell their stories at PRX’s Podcast Garage, which partners with Harvard University to promote a dynamic, creative community known as the Zone 3 initiative.
Dinner honors 14 Harvard employees who have worked to become U.S. citizens
Three student ventures have been recognized with 2017 President’s Innovation Challenge awards, and three runners-up also won awards.
Katherine Bogdanovich Loker, a major Harvard benefactor and one of the nation's most active and generous supporters of higher education, died June 26 in Oceanside, Calif. She had suffered a massive stroke earlier in the week.
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.
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.
When incoming freshman Kevin Yang learned he was accepted to Harvard College, he quickly wrote and thanked one of the people who helped him the most — Tri Huynh. As a Harvard student, Huynh, now a teacher in California, tutored Yang once a week at Harvard’s Education Portal in Allston.
Last year’s Presidential Public Service Fellows spent a summer answering Drew Faust’s questions “What is your responsibility to others? What values guide your work?”
As part of the first-ever Summer Explorations program at the Harvard Ed Portal, students enriched their learning experience. The program helps halt summer learning loss, which many experts say is a key step in closing the achievement gap.
Harold Amos, scientist, educator, mentor, and avid Francophile, was born in Pennsauken, New Jersey, the second of nine children of Howard R. Amos Sr., who worked in the Philadelphia post office, and his wife Iola Johnson. Iola had been adopted by, and worked for, a prominent Philadelphia Quaker family who home schooled her with their own children. This family remained lifelong friends of Iola and kept the young Amos family well supplied with books, including a biography of Louis Pasteur, which stimulated fourth-grader Harold's interest in science. Harold did confide that an important factor in his becoming enchanted with microbiology and immunology at such a young age was the combination of Pasteur's use of goats as experimental animals and his own dislike of the family goat.
When I and 11 fellow Harvard students drove into Money, Miss., last week searching for the site of Emmett Till’s murder, we were expecting to find something to mark the event credited with igniting the Civil Rights Movement. Instead there was nothing.
To enhance the Harvard community’s campus experience, the University will install tables and chairs within Harvard Yard and the Radcliffe Quad and host open-air performances.
More than two dozen Harvard undergraduates returned to campus early this month to help provide meals and beds to guests at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter during Winter Break.
During a panel discussion, Crimson Summer Academy mentors, themselves graduates of the program, tell current students how they reached their academic goals.