A Summer Explorations program gives young students a hands-on (and tasty) lesson in science to both engage and inspire.
Harvard’s MEDscience program teaches Boston high school students how to think and act like a doctor.
This 360 video puts you in the shoes of a Harvard student experiencing graduation as it unfolds.
A full day of coverage from Harvard's 366th Commencement.
Sally Yates, who President Trump fired as acting attorney general when she refused to enforce his tightened travel regulations, said Wednesday that she acted out of a belief that defending the executive order would have meant falsely claiming it was not directed at Muslims.
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden tells College seniors to avoid apathy and help shape their nation, during Class Day speech in Harvard Yard.
On June 5, 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall stood on the steps of Memorial Church and delivered an address that changed the world. The retired five-star general, credited during World War II with organizing the fastest and biggest military buildup in U.S. history, took just under 11 minutes to announce the creation of one of the largest and most successful international aid programs in history.
An impressive range of orators have used the opportunity of delivering seminal speeches at Harvard, reaching not only those in attendance but the nation and sometimes the world.
In an interview with the Gazette, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow reflects on her eight years leading the School.
Ph.D. graduate Jisung Park focuses on the natural environment’s effects on society—a boyhood interest that grew first in Kansas, then sharpened in Seoul.
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Organized by an all-volunteer group of students, community members, and trained artists, the opera offers undergrads the opportunity to learn on the job while rubbing shoulders with seasoned professionals.
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.
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.