From oddities like breathable chocolate to history-making devices with profound societal effects, like the heart pacemaker, Harvard’s combination of questing minds, restless spirits, and intellectual seekers fosters creativity and innovation that’s finding an outlet in new inventions and companies.
Harvard Provost Steven Hyman gave Harvard’s neighbors in the community a taste of the University’s academic workings, with a community lecture on the biological mechanisms behind drug addiction Dec. 7.
The Ceramics Program of Harvard’s Office for the Arts will present its annual holiday show and sale Dec. 9-12 at 219 Western Ave. in Allston.
Harvard hosts a Halloween “Treat and Greet” celebration and open house in the Barry’s Corner section of Allston, a get-together that drew flocks of costumed local residents and children.
A pair of building projects supported by the Harvard Business School takes aim at fostering leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
More than 100 Harvard undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff ran in the annual Brian J. Honan 5K on Sept. 12.
Harvard is making sure that approximately 3,000 bags of homework support materials for grades K-5 will be distributed to family members attending Boston Public Schools’ Back-to-School Night sessions beginning in mid-September.
The Earthwatch Institute will bring its scientists to the Allston-Brighton community on Aug. 30 for a discussion titled “Saving the Penguins of Robben Island, South Africa.”
About 20 children participated in an interactive session at the Honan-Allston Branch Library that outlined the creation of Library Park, which is slated to open next year. Construction is to begin next week.
Groups band together to create a “green street” in Allston that embraces sustainable landscaping.
Harvard opens mini-golf course, batting cages for the Allston community.
Harvard opens community facility in Allston featuring mini-golf course and cages for practicing baseball, golf swings.
For the eighth consecutive year, Harvard University is joining with Allston neighbors and local businesses to participate in the city of Boston’s citywide neighborhood cleanup event in Allston on April 23 from 8 a.m. to noon.
The Silk Road Project will move its headquarters to Harvard University this summer, strengthening a partnership between the University and the world-renowned organization that promotes innovation and learning through the arts.
HASI organizes spring series of Family Events tutorial sessions.
Earthwatch Institute, a leading international nonprofit environmental group, announces plans to move its headquarters and staff to a Harvard-owned building in Allston. The group hopes to build partnerships with the community and the University.
Earthwatch volunteers join in-the-field scientists to help document environmental conditions.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Earthwatch Institute, a leading international nonprofit environmental organization, will move its world headquarters to the Allston neighborhood of Boston this spring, Harvard University announced today (March 24).
Harvard extends temporary public ice rink through March, and opens Bright Center to community. University issues grants to Allston-Brighton neighborhood groups.
Allston-Brighton residents flock to new ice skating rink, which Harvard opened in a former auto garage and showroom.
Harvard University will open a free skating rink in Allston on Friday (Jan. 15). The 40-by-60-foot temporary indoor rink will be open to the public Fridays and weekends through March 28.
The Harvard Ceramics Program turns 40 this year and says goodbye to its longtime director Nancy Selvage.
Harvard University announced today (Nov. 2) that more than 10 percent of the electricity consumed on its Cambridge and Allston campuses soon will be supplied from a wind farm in northern Maine
Arts Bridge is an initiative developed by recent alumni in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Now current students in the program are teaching kids from Allston and Brighton how to make their own films.
Harvard has hosted its Allston and Brighton neighbors to an early reception and a football game for the past 20 years. It is a bookend to Cambridge Football Day, which was held earlier this month.
Harvard president Drew Faust indicated yesterday that there is a strong possibility the design of its much-anticipated $1 billion science complex, at the heart of the university’s expansion into Allston, may be scaled back as Harvard grapples with new financial realities....
President Drew Faust addresses the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, discusses tough economic times, recommitment to expansion, and ties with Allston neighborhood.
On Sept. 25, the market will host a number of local musicians and artists from 3-7 p.m. to ring in the fall while displaying some of the season’s best crops.
Harvard installs two tall turbines on the top deck of its Soldiers Field Road parking garage, the University’s largest wind power installation to date.
Last week (July 8), Harvard University planners presented preliminary designs to residents of Allston for the new 1.74-acre public park to be constructed behind the Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library on North Harvard Street.
Welcome solar rays scrubbed clouds out of the sky and shone down on the Harvard Allston Farmers’ Market. Now in its second year, the market is open every Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., through October. Bring big bags, and your appetite.
Over the next five years, Harvard will award grants to nonprofit groups serving North Allston/North Brighton.
One of the many months of New England farm abundance, June gives us fresh beets, cabbage, collards, kale, greens, radishes, and rhubarb.
As thousands of Harvard students celebrate their graduation in grand style, the first graduating class from a project across the river will depart with little fanfare but immeasurable success.
The Harvard Allston Education Portal buzzed with activity on Tuesday night (March 3) as Robert Lue, professor of the practice of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard, gave the first in a series of faculty lectures for the community. His talk, titled “Using Science to Understand the World and Ourselves,” covered the importance of science in our everyday lives and how the teaching of science is evolving. Lue discussed the value of making connections between and among scientific disciplines early on in college education, even starting in introductory courses.
Education, excitement about learning, and a sense of curiosity were the themes of the day as Harvard undergraduates and the Allston children they mentor joined Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Harvard President Drew Faust, and dozens of Allston families to celebrate the Harvard Allston Education Portal on Nov. 21.
Harvard President Drew Faust, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Allston families celebrate the Harvard Allston Education Portal
On Friday, November 21, Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Harvard President Drew G. Faust joined nearly 150 Allston-Brighton parents and their children, as well as Harvard undergraduate student mentors, faculty and staff for a celebration of the Harvard Allston Education Portal.
When she grows up, 7-year-old Carley Daly wants to be “an animal doctor” who takes care of dolphins. As she explained her coming profession: “They’re partly scientists.”
Harvard University’s planners are seeking comment on preliminary refinements to several master planning concepts well in advance of filing an Institutional Master Plan (IMP) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), targeted for 2009.
On the verge of making some of life’s biggest decisions, a group of Allston-Brighton high school students listened attentively to a few of the possibilities that lay before them.
The Harvard Allston Education Portal, a new resource center designed to be a bridge between North Allston/North Brighton residents and Harvard teaching and learning, opened its doors last week (July 14) with mentoring for area children and a science movie night for families.
During the past academic year construction began on the Allston Science Complex, the first project in the multidecade extension of Harvard’s campus in the Allston neighborhood of Boston.
Fifteen undergraduates reported on “Bridging the Gap: Connecting Harvard’s Allston and Cambridge Communities.” Their semester-long mission: devising a plan to keep the campus together even as it expands across the Charles River, while finding a way to preserve what they viewed as the essential characteristic of everyday student life — serendipity.
The Charlesview Inc. board of directors and Harvard University have signed a purchase-and-sale agreement that will enable the construction of a new apartment complex for Allston’s Charlesview residents on Harvard-owned property located a half-mile from the current complex in Barry’s Corner.
More than 300 guests attended a gala event on Nov. 17 at the new WGBH offices on Guest Street in Brighton in honor of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Brighton and Allston communities.
In her first official public appearance since her installation as Harvard’s 28th president, Drew Faust joined more than 700 Allston Brighton neighbors at the Allston Brighton Family Football Day Oct. 13 at Harvard Stadium.
Harvard University has received the approval from the Board of Directors of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), the city’s planning and economic development agency, for plans for the Harvard Allston Science Complex, the first new academic building of the University’s planned extended campus in Allston. Following completion of the zoning approval, construction can begin. Formal groundbreaking is expected to be in November.
Harvard University this week reiterated its long-standing commitment to improving the environment, voluntarily agreeing to limit greenhouse gas emissions ...
The University made extraordinary strides this year in planning for physical and academic growth in Allston. In addition to filing an Allston Institutional Master Plan with the city of Boston, outlining its 50-year vision for Harvard in Allston, the University also made significant advancements in the design and public approval processes for the first buildings planned for Allston, a world-class science complex as well as an art center that would feature public galleries and serve as a permanent additional location for the Harvard University Art Museums (HUAM).
Allston-Brighton's youngest hockey fans and their families enjoyed skating on Crimson ice at the 18th Allston-Brighton Family Skating Party at Harvard last week. The annual event, held at the Bright Hockey Center, is a popular night out for neighboring families.