Andre Akpan ’10 has been named one of three finalists for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, which honors the top Division I college soccer player in the country.
The 2009 annual report of the Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility (CCSR), a subcommittee of the President and Fellows, is now available upon request from the Office for the Committees on Shareholder Responsibility.
Victoria Lippert ’13 of the Harvard women’s basketball team (6-3) was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Dec. 12 after tallying 21 points and 10 rebounds in the Crimson’s 90-85 double-overtime win against Northeastern (Dec. 9).
Thomas Bruno, head of resource sharing at Widener Library, and Sebastian Hierl, librarian for Western Europe, have been named the winners of the 2009 Carol Ishimoto Award for Distinguished Service in the Harvard College Library (HCL).
Project Morry presented Henry Louis Gates Jr. with its annual award on Nov. 19.
As part of a student-initiated community development project to promote civic engagement and rural development in the Mississippi Delta, nine Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) students will spend 10 days in January in Greenwood, Miss. working on service projects for the community.
The Provost and Deans Committee of the Harvard Initiative for Global Health (HIGH) announced the selection of the 2009 Burke Global Health Fellows.
A group of students at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) will give the gift of literacy this holiday season while on a service-learning trip to Caluco, El Salvador.
The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College celebrate the African-American aural tradition, and have done so for almost 40 years.
Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics recently announced the appointment of Eric Beerbohm as director of the Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellowships in Ethics.
Harvard faculty members from a range of fields give tips on how to live healthy.
Researchers have developed a tool to predict whether a patient will suffer a second stroke within 90 days of a first stroke.
Astronomers said Wednesday that they had discovered a planet composed mostly of water.
Students digging in Harvard Yard may have found remnant evidence of Indian College, one of Harvard’s earliest buildings.
Harvard School of Public Health Dean Julio Frenk delivered the Barmes Global Health Lecture Dec. 15 at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, saying that new challenges and opportunities face the global health community amidst a changing health care landscape.
A new analysis of the geological record of the Earth's sea level, carried out by scientists at Harvard and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of ...
Harvard Provost Steven E. Hyman announced Dec. 16 that Lino Pertile will become director of the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti in Florence, Italy, beginning next summer.
A machine that looks as if it can emit a laser beam may be key to determining why many adults in Gadsden County have high-blood pressure.
More than half of adult travelers say they are taking more precautions against flu this year compared to last year, according to a poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health.
James R. Houghton, the longest-serving member of the Harvard Corporation and chair of the University’s 2006-07 presidential search, today announced his plans to step down at the end of the 2009-10 academic year, after 15 years on the Corporation.
The Harvard Museum of Natural History has received its largest donation since its founding in 1998. The $500,000 commitment from a Harvard University alumnus will help fund a permanent multi-media exhibition...
The designated driver campaign is marking a milestone birthday: It’s turning 21. Born of tragedy, the effort transformed attitudes toward drinking and driving. And it did so using a novel tactic...
A midyear graduate celebration took place on Dec. 10 at the Radcliffe Gymnasium, to honor Harvard College students who graduated outside of the schedule for the academic year.
Lisa M. Coleman has been named chief diversity officer for Harvard University. Coleman, who has served in a similar capacity at Tufts University for the past three years, also will hold the title of special assistant to the president.
Faculty Council holds meeting Dec. 9.
In a letter to the Allston community sent earlier today, Harvard President Drew Faust outlined the University’s path forward for its presence in Allston. The Gazette sat down with Executive Vice President Katherine Lapp to learn more about what’s on the drawing boards.
Harvard lecturer David Malan’s introductory computer-programming class spawns an array of imaginative new applications, reflected in the annual CS 50 Fair.
Emma Markley ’11 of the Harvard women’s basketball team was named Ivy Player of the Week on Dec. 7.
The Crimson dominated the postseason awards with four players named to the New England Football Writers' Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-Star Team and 19 members of the team named All-Ivy League.
Goaltender Christina Kessler ’10 of the Harvard women’s hockey team was named ECAC Goaltender of the week on Monday (Dec. 8) after shutting out No. 2 Minnesota twice this past weekend. It is her second-consecutive honor this season and third overall.
A 30-point, nine-rebound effort by co-captain Jeremy Lin ’10 may not have been enough to help the Harvard men’s basketball team defeat the University of Connecticut (UConn) in their 79-73 loss to the No. 13-ranked Huskies on Dec. 6, but it did earn the senior guard his second Ivy Player of the Week award this season.
As little as 15 minutes of physical activity a day can substantially cut death rates in men with prostate cancer, new research hints.
While digging up the Old Yard, Harvard students may have turned a corner in rediscovering the 17th century Indian College.
Harvard University Health Services (UHS) has received a new shipment of H1N1 vaccine and will begin distributing it to College freshmen at a clinic in Annenberg Hall on Wednesday (Dec. 9). UHS also will offer the vaccine to UHS patients between the ages of 18 of 24 who have high-risk health conditions.
Eight receive W.E.B. Du Bois Medals for aiding African-American culture, including Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Hugh M. “Brother Blue” Hill, Vernon Jordan, Daniel and Joanna S. Rose, Shirley M. Tilghman, Bob Herbert, and Frank H. Pearl.
Biblical scholar Elaine Pagels visits Radcliffe, presenting a “mad dash” of fresh thinking on the New Testament’s Book of Revelation.
Deborah Jackson Weiss has been named senior project director for the Library Implementation Work Group. In that role, she will guide the panel putting in place the recommendations made last month by the Library Task Force.
To celebrate the 800th anniversary of the founding of the University of Cambridge, Gordon Johnson, the institution’s deputy vice chancellor, gave a talk about the import of universities in society.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health who analyzed stroke deaths in the United States found that people who were born in the Southeast and continued to live there as adults were 34 percent more likely than other Americans to die of a stroke
Which would make you happier: winning the lottery, or losing the ability to walk? It may seem like a no-brainer, but Daniel Gilbert, a psychology professor at Harvard University, says the answer may surprise you.
With sizzling hamburger sliders coming off the grill, steaming hot chocolate going into eager hands, and harmonious a cappella voices filling the background, organizers on Thursday (Dec. 3) launched a “Think Harvard Square” campaign to promote local businesses this holiday shopping season.
A silent stadium opens and closes the 2009 season-ender for Harvard Men's Soccer team.
A Kennedy School panel discusses and debates President Obama’s plan to add 30,000 troops to Afghanistan to try to stabilize that nation and allow American troops to begin withdrawing in 2011.
In a poll conducted by the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School, nearly half of young Americans said that the economy is the national issue that concerns them most, more than double the next-highest issue, health care.
Two-thirds of young adults oppose sending more US troops to Afghanistan, according to a national poll released yesterday by the Harvard University Institute of Politics that suggests fissures in a key demographic that helped President Obama capture the White House.
Nature and its bottom-up processes for creating robust and responsive materials are inspiring new generations of synthetic materials and creative design.
With more than 50 years of experience in the economics and policy worlds, Fein dishes the lessons he's learned on government, decision making, and more, attempting to breathe new life into our nation's welfare.
Sociologist Lawrence-Lightfoot's inspiring book says that ages 50-75 are prime time for adventure. Forty interviews with people living in their "third chapter" show how fulfilling life can be then.
Tatar plumbs the lore and enchantment of children's stories, revealing their power to ensnare imaginations, and highlights the magic of reading and what children take from it.