Scott A. Abell ’72 has been elected president of Harvard’s Board of Overseers for the academic year 2017-18. Tracy P. Palandjian ’93, M.B.A. ’97, will serve as vice chair of the Overseers executive committee for 2017-18.
Harvard has named a new Title IX officer, as well as a director for the Office for the Dispute Resolution.
Ash Carter, former U.S. secretary of defense, has been named to head the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and lead a new initiative on technology and global affairs. He succeeds Graham Allison, who will continue to teach at the School.
In a Q&A session, the co-directors of the emerging Harvard Data Science Initiative discuss a new era in cooperation.
Danoff Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana sat down with the Gazette to outline his goals for the year ahead, including the implementation of Harvard’s new single-gender organization policy, efforts to strengthen inclusion and investments in more social spaces across campus, and his life as a faculty dean of Cabot House with his wife, Stephanie.
In a question-and-answer session at the start of the new academic year, Harvard President Drew Faust discussed single-gender social organizations, endowment issues, the importance of increasing diversity and safeguarding the humanities, and how she spends her downtime.
New Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin Kelsey talks about his goals for the division.
George Q. Daley will become the next dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Harvard President Drew Faust and Provost Alan Garber announced.
Katherine O’Dair has been appointed dean of students at Harvard College.
The annual Harvard Heroes ceremony honored staff members who have displayed, according to President Drew Faust, “ingenuity and grit.”
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Robin Kelsey, chairman of the Department of History of Art and Architecture, has been named dean of arts and humanities. He will begin July 1.
Harvard University Provost Alan Garber announced the appointment of Martha Tedeschi as the Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard Art Museums, beginning in July.
Michelle A. Williams, a distinguished epidemiologist and educator, will become the next dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
“But I Don’t See Color! Consequences of Racial Color-Blindness,” was the topic of a talk by John Dovidio, the Carl Iver Hovland Professor of Psychology at Yale University. The discussion was part of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Diversity Dialogue series.
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.
Jeffrey S. Flier will step down as dean of Harvard Medical School next July and return to teaching following a sabbatical year in 2016-17.
Diane Quinn has been named executive director of the American Repertory Theater, Harvard University and the Board of Trustees of the A.R.T. announced on Nov. 9.
When not overseeing shipping and receiving at the Faculty Club, Dan White loves to compete in motocross.
After his freshman year as College dean, Rakesh Khurana takes stock, and reinforces the importance of diversity.
Francis J. Doyle III, a distinguished scholar in chemical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), has been appointed the next dean of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and will take the reins on Aug. 1.
Claudine Gay, a Harvard professor of government and African and African American Studies, and a distinguished scholar of mass political behavior, has been appointed dean of social science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Thomas J. Hollister, a business executive with expertise in global financial management and banking, has been named Harvard’s chief financial officer and vice president for finance.
Julio Frenk, dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will become the next president of the University of Miami, it was announced today. Frenk, the T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development (a joint appointment with the Harvard Kennedy School), will step down at the end of August and assume his new role on Sept 1.
Rob Reider, an administrative coordinator with Harvard’s Campus Services, is also a longtime rocker.
Harvard art and architecture history professor Alina Payne has been named the director of the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti in Florence, Italy.
Jodi Goldstein has been appointed the Evans Family Foundation Managing Director of the Harvard Innovation Lab.
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.
Political theorist Danielle S. Allen has been appointed both to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as a professor in the Government Department and to Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics as its director.
Michael D. Smith, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, today announced the appointment of Harry R. Lewis, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, as interim dean of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), effective Jan. 1, 2015.
A Q&A with Cherry A. Murray, who will depart Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the end of December.
In a question-and-answer session, Harvard Kennedy School Dean David T. Ellwood, whose 11 years in that position will conclude next spring, discusses how the School changed during his tenure, how it is evolving, and what comes next for him.
In recognition of the long, sustained support of Paul B. Edgerley, M.B.A. ’83, and Sandra Matejic Edgerley ’84, M.B.A. ’89, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences deanship will be named in honor of the Edgerley family. This is the first of Harvard’s deanships to be named.
Panelists discuss how to make inclusion a central part of workplace culture.
The Gazette recently sat down with Professor Alison Johnson to discuss her committee, which is charged with examining issues of sexual misconduct and other forms of gender discrimination for Harvard College and the rest of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
A staff profile of Alex Calabrese, who splits time between working as a lifeguard at Harvard and performing with his band, Neversink.
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith and Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development Tamara Elliott Rogers have announced O’Neil A.S. Outar will become the new senior associate dean and director of development for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) effective Sept. 8.
When the leadership of Harvard College changes hands later this summer from interim Dean Donald Pfister to incoming Dean Rakesh Khurana, undergraduates will find that while the life experiences and research backgrounds of the two couldn’t be more different, their focus on the job of dean is the same.
Meredith Weenick, a seasoned administrator with significant operational experience in the nonprofit and public sectors, has been named vice president for campus services at Harvard University.
Jameela Pedicini is Harvard Management Company’s first vice president for sustainable investing. Working closely with Harvard President Drew Faust and President and CEO of HMC Jane Mendillo, Pedicini was instrumental in the University’s recent decision to sign the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). She spoke with the Gazette about her charge to help the University think in more nuanced ways about environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in investing.
In the third and final installment of this year’s Diversity Dialogues, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences brought Michael Sidney Fosberg of “Incognito” fame to address biases we face every day.
Morgan Chu, J.D. ’76, has been named president of the Board of Overseers for 2014-15. Walter Clair ’77, M.D. ’81, M.P.H. ’85, will serve as vice chair of the board’s executive committee.
Rakesh Khurana, the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development at Harvard Business School and co-master of Cabot House, will become dean of Harvard College on July 1. In a question-and-answer session, he discussed how his career and tenure as House co-master helped prepare him for the tasks ahead.
An associate curator at the Woodberry Poetry Room is also a translator who has brought a Chinese poet’s work to life for a widening audience.
Kristen Uekermann, an assistant director for faculty and academic affairs in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, blogs about fashion in Boston in her spare time.
Sarah Thomas, the new vice president of the Harvard Library, will now also oversee the libraries of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The appointment signals a move toward a more unified and coordinated library system.
Pamela Thompson, manager of adult education for the Arnold Arboretum and a breast cancer survivor, has been training since January to summit California’s 14,000-foot Mount Shasta, a climb through ice and snow that will require crampons and ice axes, to raise money and awareness for breast cancer prevention.
Harvard staff attended a workforce management conference to learn skills to communicate, solve problems, and innovate effectively across cultures.
The members of the email policy task force, which David Barron, Harvard Law School’s Honorable S. William Green Professor of Public Law, will chair.
Under federal law, same-sex couples pay taxes on spousal medical coverage that their heterosexual married coworkers do not. Starting this month, Harvard will help LGBT employees and their families offset those costs with a tax equalization payment of $1,500 a year, the University announced April 15.