The Class of 1941 returned to Harvard for its 70th reunion, with its defining war and its youth long past. Graduate John Ambrose recalls the times.
Ela Bhatt, a lead women’s organizer in India, spoke about social change and personal transformation on Radcliffe Day.
In her Commencement address, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says her Harvard graduate studies put her on the path to the success. She urged degree recipients to be fearless and to embrace their failures as they forge their paths in life.
After weeks of rain and cold, Harvard ended the 2010-11 year on a postcard-perfect day of azure skies and warming breezes. Most of the focus was on the speeches and rituals of Tercentenary Theatre, of course. But all across Harvard Yard, where graduating students, faculty, families, and friends gathered, there were thousands of magical moments as well.
The president of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) today (May 26) announced the results of the annual election of new members of the Harvard Board of Overseers. The results were released at the annual meeting of the association following the University’s 360th Commencement.
H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of the Republic of Liberia, delivered her address at the Afternoon Exercises at Harvard’s 360th Commencement on May 26, 2011.
“The road from policy development to implementation is usually long and rocky, one that must be trod with companions,” Paul Farmer, University Professor and co-founder of Partners In Health, told Harvard Kennedy School graduates on May 25.
Today the University awarded a total of 7,147 degrees and 70 certificates. Harvard College granted a total of 1,556 degrees.
The Center for European Studies has announced its 2011-12 student grant winners, continuing its long tradition of promoting and funding student research on political, historical, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual trends in modern or contemporary Europe.
John Lemuel Bethune received his Ph.D. in 1961 and moved to Boston and Harvard Medical School to join the Biophysics Research Laboratory under the direction of Bert Vallee and located in the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.
The Harvard University Asia Center was established in 1997 to reflect Harvard’s deep commitment to Asia and the growing connections between Asian nations.
Since its inception in 2003, the South Asia Initiative continues the long tradition of collaboration between Harvard and South Asia’s nations.
The Radcliffe Institute on May 27 will honor Ela Bhatt, founder of the Self Employed Women’s Association of India, with the Radcliffe Institute Medal. Bhatt’s organization has improved the self-sufficiency of more than a million women.
When Ethel Stafford halted her education to raise her children, she didn’t shed tears. She knew she would return to her studies. At age 60, she graduates from the Extension School with a bachelor’s and plans for a new career.
Two Harvard College seniors and a Harvard Kennedy School student carry on the tradition of Commencement orations, given in English and in Latin.
Marcel Moran ’11 of Eliot House and Annie Douglas ’12 of Adams House have been named this year’s David and Mimi Aloian Memorial Scholars.
The Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University has announced the recipients of the 2011 Norman Podhoretz Prize in Jewish Studies and the 2011 Selma and Lewis Weinstein Prize in Jewish Studies.
Harvard and Radcliffe were very different places 50 years ago, but the bonds that tie members of the Class of ’61 to Cambridge remain strong.
Harvard awards degree to Native American who completed studies in 1665 but died before Commencement.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has named Matthew Smith Miller winner of the 2011 Captain Jonathan Fay Prize for his interdisciplinary work and extensive research on his thesis, “Surely His Mother Mourns for Him: Africans on Exhibition in Boston and New York, 1860-1861.”
Founded in 1973, the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RI) promotes research on Japan and brings together Harvard faculty, students, leading scholars from other institutions, and visitors to create one of the world’s leading communities for the study of Japan.
Robert R. Bowie Jr. ’73 will conclude his tenure as Harvard Alumni Association president, welcoming incoming President Ellen Gordon Reeves ’83, Ed.M. ’86. Reeves said she hopes to expand on Bowie’s networking theme over the course of her tenure.
At Adams House, a tradition thrives as students annually paint art in the passageways.
Mike Lichten, FAS associate dean for physical resources and planning, has shepherded graduating seniors through Commencement exercises for a quarter century.
Sociology professor analyzes data, learns that groups slip across U.S. border for varied reasons.
Motivated by the collective impact of their gifts, alumni are giving immediate use funds to support the Harvard experience today and in the future. Harvard’s newest alumni were the first to reach their participation milestone with a record-breaking Senior Gift Campaign, achieving an 82 percent participation rate.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was selected to speak during the Afternoon Exercises, is among the nine to receive honorary degrees, which includes Ruth Bader Ginsburg (pictured), during Harvard's 360th Commencement on May 26.
With its 360th Commencement, another chapter in Harvard's history draws to a close, as marked by highlights from this year. Reinstallation of ROTC, ongoing innovation in science and humanities, and Wynton Marsalis at Harvard top off some of the year's historical benchmarks.
Four members of the Harvard Business School M.B.A. Class of 2011 have been named winners of the School’s prestigious Dean’s Award.
A handful of authors featured in Harvard Bound over the past year answer the question: What is an essential book for today’s graduates — and why? Here are their suggestions as the newest Harvard degree-holders head out into the world.
The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies supports and promotes advanced research and training in all fields of Chinese studies. The center collaborates with the Harvard University Asia Center to offer undergraduate and graduate student grants for Chinese language study and research travel.
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics has announced its Edmond J. Safra Lab and Network Fellows and Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellows in Ethics.
Astronomy Professor Alyssa Goodman is helping to bring astronomy to area schools, founding an "ambassador" program that combines with new software to provide an interface on the universe for students and researchers alike.
During a trip to the Museum of Science, Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds and students from her freshman seminar revisited many of the issues they explored in her fall class.
Established in late 2006, the Harvard China Fund (HCF) is Harvard University’s “academic venture fund” for China. In service of the entire University, it supports teaching and research on China and promotes Harvard’s presence in China.
The Korea Institute at Harvard University promotes the study of Korea and brings together faculty, students, distinguished scholars, and visitors to create a leading Korean studies community at Harvard University.
For 23 years, they have rung out across Cambridge in Harvard's honor, marking the conclusion of Morning Exercises.
Undergraduates who are mentors at the Harvard Allston Ed Portal say that in the end they learned as much as the young students they helped.
Kevin Eggan, associate professor of stem cell and regenerative biology, and David Elmer, assistant professor of the classics, are the winners of the 2011 Roslyn Abramson Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Each Commencement, the Harvard Extension School recognizes the notable accomplishments of its top graduates and outstanding faculty with numerous awards and prizes.
This year’s Centennial Medal from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is being awarded to a leading international scholar in mathematics, a well-traveled space scientist, a former university president who epitomizes grace under fire, and a historian who paints America’s past in vivid strokes.
Divinity School student Shauntae Smith will draw from her Harvard studies to lead the youth ministry at her home church in Brooklyn, N.Y.
A young Harvard architect, with an eye to other cultures, challenges his profession to use design to end poverty and spur social justice.
Setbacks in her ski racing career set Marguerite Thorp on the path to serving her passion for global health and social justice.
Jason Harrow argued his team to victory in Harvard Law School’s prestigious moot court competition. But his biggest test came in a real federal courtroom, where Harrow took up a high-profile case against the music industry.
Before he was a graduate of Harvard, Jeffrey Lynn Hall Jr. was a graduate of the streets of St. Louis, which taught him to look back and to give back.
Viewing all life as interconnected, Australian equine specialist Mark Schembri will use his degree from the Harvard School of Public Health to help humans and animals live healthier.
Charlie Albright — “among the most gifted musicians of his generation,” according to The Washington Post — has excelled in Harvard’s joint program with the New England Conservatory and is on track to receive a master’s of music in piano performance next year.
Comedian Amy Poehler addressed Harvard’s graduating seniors on Class Day, peppering her remarks with humor and humble words of wisdom.
The University gets ready to celebrate its classic values, as well as its recent innovative momentum in the sciences, public service, diversity, internationalism, and the arts. Oct. 14 will be the launch of the official 375th anniversary.