Leon Kirchner came to Harvard in 1961, after teaching at Mills College, and eventually assumed an endowed chair previously held by the composer Walter Piston.
The Harvard study found that people without health insurance had a 40 percent higher risk of death than those with private health insurance — as a result of being unable to obtain necessary medical care.
A national tax of 1 cent per ounce of soda and other sugary drinks could stem the United States' obesity epidemic, while generating $14.9 billion the first year alone, health experts say.
The arrival of first-year students in Harvard Yard is always accompanied by the hustle and bustle of activities during freshman orientation — or Opening Days as it’s known at Harvard.
In March, the three Harvard students along with senior Kelly Peeler, who has since left the group because of other commitments, were among several winners at the university’s business plan competition.
Nearly 45,000 annual deaths are associated with lack of health insurance, according to a new study published online today by the American Journal of ...
Health officials learned enough during the spring’s first wave of swine flu to be confident about managing this fall’s expected second wave, despite a “sense of uneasiness” that hangs over the coming flu season, Harvard School of Public Health Dean Julio Frenk.
This compilation of original essays features a myriad of voices from Harvard. Ingrid Monson, Peter Sacks, Cass Sunstein, Helen Vendler, and others take on Americana's finest: porn, country music, and J.D. Salinger.
In 30 essays Burt serves up literary criticism like you've never seen it before — his charming, excited prose unknots the web or poetry and knits a tapestry.
Austin and Co. team up to create Jim, a fictional IT manager, who stumbles in his first-year duties only to (what else?) save the day. You'll never look at your computer guy — or gal — the same way again.
At its second meeting of the year on Sept. 16, the Faculty Council considered candidates for Parliamentarian for 2009-2010 and reviewed a draft of the Dean’s Annual Letter to the Faculty.
Today, The Choice presents the fifth (and final) installment of its reader Q&A with William R. Fitzsimmons, the longtime dean of admission and financial aid at Harvard College.
The musically inclined are drawn to Harvard from near and far each summer. They come together to create the sound of music through Harvard's Summer School ensembles.
Turkish-born businessman Altan Ender Güzey has ensured the traditional music from the Republic of Turkey is kept alive for future generations with a donation of the Sema Vakf Collection of Turkish Classical Music to the Loeb Music Library.
Weissman fellow spends 10 weeks in South Africa empowering youth through soccer and education.
The “Visiting Faculty 2009-10” exhibit highlights the work of eight visiting faculty at Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies.
Orhan Pamuk, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize for literature, will deliver Harvard’s traditional Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, in a series of six talks on novels and novelists that begin Sept. 22.
Annenberg Hall, arguably the most extraordinary 9,000 square feet on Harvard’s campus, has served since 1874 as a gathering place, dance hall, Commencement location, reception venue, exam hall, and, since 1994, as the dining hall reserved for freshmen in Harvard College.
From a professor of comparative literature to a professor of Chinese history, the FAS has announced six new tenured professors.
Robert T. McCluskey, a pioneer in the field of immunopathology, died June 29, 2006 at the age of 83. McCluskey was a leader in academic pathology and nephrology and his major scientific contributions were related to the immunopathogenesis of renal diseases.
A memorial service for Ernest May, a renowned historian of international relations and foreign policy and professor of history, will be held Sept. 23, in Memorial Church.
A new doctoral degree based at Harvard Graduate School of Education aims to train a corps of education leaders to enact system-level change and transform K-12 education in America.
Barry R. Bloom, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, will receive the 2009 Prix Galien USA Pro Bono Humanum award at a ceremony on Sept. 30.
Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government (HKS) will present the 2009 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership to the Mexico City Metrobus, a bus rapid transit system that reduces air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions while improving the quality of life and transportation options in one of the largest cities in the world.
The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, located at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, has announced its fall fellows.
One hundred and fifty thousand species down, 1.65 million to go. That is the tally for the online Encyclopedia of Life (www.eol.org/), an ambitious two-year-old project with the goal of nothing less than documenting in one place all of the 1.8 million known living species on Earth and making the information available to everyone with Internet access.
The Program on U.S.-Japan Relations has announced its 16 program associates and advanced research fellows for the 2009-10 academic year.
Students perform and perfect their talents as they tap into a Harvard tradition.
Lloyd M. Aiello, a Harvard Medical School clinical professor of ophthalmology at Joslin Diabetes Center's Beetham Eye Institute, will receive the 2008-09 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize on Sept. 29.
Steven A. Greyser, the Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard Business School, has received a special award for his contributions to public relations education and research from the Institute for Public Relations.
The Crimson lost a great deal of talent in 2008, but they’re still hungry.
The veterinary profession lost one of its most influential and respected leaders and the American College of Veterinary Pathologists lost its founder, Thomas Carlyle Jones, who died at the age of 95.
Five Harvard graduate students have been named to receive Julius B. Richmond Fellowships from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.
Researchers from chemistry, computer science, and astronomy are learning a trick or two from video games and investigating a new kind of computing based on graphics processing units.
For the past year and a half, Harvard has been preparing for its 10-year re-accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Assistant Professor Kirsten Bomblies examines plant immune responses for clues about genetic divergence.
This fall, Harvard’s traditional phone directories are going the way of the dinosaurs, with paper savings measured in tons.
Michael Sandel, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, has authored a new book unpacking today’s most prevailing political and ethical quandaries.
A new lecture series presented by the Center for the Study of World Religions explores ecology in light of religion.
What’s small, four-legged, and leaves dusty paw prints on telescope mirrors? That’s what astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian’s Whipple Observatory in southern Arizona were trying to find out.
Every day and all year round, Adams House dining hall general manager David A. Seley commutes to Harvard on a moped — a lesson in green transportation that he hopes engenders thought and promotes action.
A new center focusing on mathematical modeling of drug resistance, seasonal infectious diseases, and intervention allocation will be established at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Harvard University is kicking off the 2009 football season with a new “Crimson Kids” program.
President Drew Faust and FAS Dean Mike Smith welcomed Cherry A. Murray as the new dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences with a formal reception on Sept. 8. Murray began her post as dean on July 1.
Five of the nation’s premier institutions of higher learning — Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley—announced their joint commitment to a compact for open-access publication.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences has ended fiscal 2009 under budget by $6 million after targeted budget cuts were implemented and current-use financial gifts to the endowment increased.
The second round of Harvard Allston Partnership Grant Funds totaling $100,000 are now available to community members and nonprofit groups to help support neighborhood improvement projects, cultural enrichment, and education programs benefiting the North Allston/North Brighton community.
On Monday, Harvard University was among five leading universities that announced a new "Compact for Open Access Publishing Equity" pledge to develop systems to pay open access journals for the articles they publish by the institutions' scholars.
Is it ethical to torture a suspect to get information? Is it all right to steal a drug that your child needs to survive? Should we tax the rich to help the ...
In today’s installment, he discusses how the admissions committee weighs the essay portion of the application, and tracks admissions decisions long after the applicant in question has graduated Harvard.