John Lithgow sat down with the Gazette to talk about how he got his start in acting, his formative years in theater on campus, and his deep affection for Harvard.
Childhood cancer survivor Taylor Carol found hope through music and turned it into his thesis.
Harvard University was well-represented in this year’s Pulitzer Prizes, announced Monday, with honors for sociologist Matthew Desmond in general nonfiction, David Fahrenthold ’00 in national reporting, Colson Whitehead ’91 in fiction, and composer Du Yun who received a Ph.D.
Harvard’s Financial Aid Initiative has helped Michael Wingate make the most of his education.
Internet leader and philanthropist Mark Zuckerberg is the featured speaker at Harvard’s 366th Commencement on May 25.
Harvard’s brightest share their stories in a new video highlighting the value of studying art and culture.
The Ivy League style of clothiers such as J. Press and the Andover Shop has stood the test of time.
Thomas C. Schelling, a major figure in shaping the modern Harvard Kennedy School and a 2005 Nobel Prize winner in economics, died at 95.
“The Chorus Line” documents the process of auditioning for the Harvard University Choir. Those chosen will perform two concerts in December.
The opening of the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab in Allston marks the newest addition to the Innovations Labs cluster, which fosters the cross-disciplinary approach to entrepreneurship.
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Just days after Oliver Hart, the Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics, received the Nobel Prize in economics, the Harvard Gazette sat down with him and Adams University Professor Eric Maskin, who won the prize in 2007, to look back on their distinguished careers.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School, M.C./M.P.A. ’81, has been named the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced this morning.
Take a look back at the 2015-2016 school year at Harvard, in pictures.
Five graduating seniors say farewell to Harvard, reflecting on their experiences in some of their favorite University spaces.
In his Commencement address, veteran filmmaker Steven Spielberg urged the members of Harvard’s Class of 2016 to stick to their morals and act when necessary.
Graduating Harvard seniors gathered in the Memorial Church for a personal farewell and words of wisdom from President Drew Faust during the Baccalaureate Service.
Harvard Business School, the Ed Portal, and the Harvard i-lab gave 30 local high school students front-row seats to how entrepreneurship works.
Harvard officials unveil a plaque as part of efforts to recognize the lives and contributions that enslaved people have made to the University.
Steven Spielberg, one of the most illustrious filmmakers in the history of American motion pictures, will be the featured speaker at the Afternoon Program of Harvard’s 365th Commencement on May 26.
Harvard University formally launched its official interactive online tour app last week. PIVOTtheWorld is a free app that allows visitors to visually experience the history of Harvard with a swipe — or pivot — of their smart phone.
Get out your calendars — here are the must-see events at Harvard this spring.
Michelle A. Williams, a distinguished epidemiologist and educator, will become the next dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Staff members from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences gathered at University Hall to see friends, enjoy cider and cookies, and write notes to co-workers, in the annual Giving Thanks open house.
Students stay involved with sustainability on campus through REP — the Undergraduate Resource Efficiency Program — and its affiliates. REP helps students “educate their peers on issues such as energy, waste, water, food, and more through fun, personal, community-building events, competitions, and campaigns.”
Matthew Desmond, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, and Beth Stevens, an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and neuroscientist at Boston Children’s Hospital, have been named MacArthur Fellows.
As one of four sponsors, Harvard will be a major player in HUBweek, hosting 18 presentations celebrating Boston area innovation.
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For seminal discoveries that have illuminated the DNA damage response, Stephen J. Elledge, the Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is being recognized with the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. The award is considered to be among the most respected in biomedicine.
They can’t take out the trash or do the dishes, but a recent Harvard Medical School report suggests that dogs — including those living with their owners in Harvard’s Houses — can have a very healthy influence on their fellow residents.
Harvard’s freshmen arrived on campus Tuesday, and started settling in to college life, and new routines.
Local students learn how the body talks to the brain — by making bugs dance — at the Harvard Ed Portal.
Harvard University captures some of its most memorable moments from the 2014-15 academic year.
The Harvard community celebrates John A. Paulson’s $400 million gift to boost the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the University’s largest donation ever.
Narrated by her proud parents, this video celebrates one of the greatest milestones yet for Katherine Kulik ’15, and those who guided her along the way to her graduation from Harvard.
The sights and sounds of Harvard’s joyful 364th Commencement in the Yard.
After more than a decade as director, Thomas Lentz is departing, with sparkling, renewed Harvard Art Museums as his legacy.
Class Day speaker tells seniors that even as a Harvard student and a successful actress, she questioned her worth, but she learned to set her own goals
Every Commencement at Harvard, the Yard fills with graduates and their families celebrating. But look closely in the front row, and you’ll see another jovial gathering. Press photographers from all over the region flock to the Yard to immortalize the regalia and traditions in Tercentenary Theatre. For the Boston press corps, noted for its collegiality, it’s a reunion of sorts.
Narrated by John Lithgow ’67, this visual love letter to libraries celebrates books and those who watch over them while marking the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library, Harvard’s flagship library.
For the next week, Daniel Chester French’s iconic statue will be animated by the faces, voices, and gestures of Harvard students as part of “John Harvard Projection,” a video installation created by artist and Harvard Graduate School of Design Professor Krzysztof Wodiczko.
Harvard President Drew Faust delivered Morning Prayers on Friday, offering those gathered in Appleton Chapel for the solemn service a deeply personal reflection on her experience with the Civil Rights Movement 50 years ago.
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.
Harvard student comics just flew in from the coast, and, man, are their arms tired.
Here’s a sound and snapshot sample of Wintersession classes in action.
After successfully rebuilding the Harvard Art Museums, and more than a decade at the helm, Director Thomas W. Lentz will step down on July 1.
Golden Globe Award-winning actress, comedian, producer, writer, and best-selling author Amy Poehler has been named Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 2015 Woman of the Year.
In 2014, the Harvard Gazette featured major news from the University. From treatments for diabetes and depression to snapshots of Commencement, the Gazette captured the essence of the Harvard community.
Thomas M. Menino, who was a transformative mayor of Boston for 20 years and worked with Harvard officials on myriad projects, is dead at 71. The Harvard community mourned his loss.
A tour of Harvard’s “haunted” Houses, in advance of Halloween.
For decades, WHRB’s radio show “Hillbilly at Harvard” has tracked old-time and country-flavored music, developing a deep and loyal following.