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.
The development of quality homes for the residents of the 40-year-old, 213-unit Charlesview Apartment complex at Barry’s Corner took a big step forward when city, state, and Harvard officials broke ground on a new building at Brighton Mills on May 16.
The popular Harvard Farmers’ Market will return to campus on June 14.
Eighty from Harvard lend helping hands to the Allston-Brighton community during Boston Shines, the citywide cleanup effort.
Gordon S. Jones has been named the inaugural director of the Harvard Innovation Lab, a new and innovative initiative set to launch in late 2011 that will foster team-based and entrepreneurial activities, and provide a forum, both physically and virtually, for interactions among students, faculty, alumni, and the surrounding community.
Harvard University announced it will sponsor five bike share stations in Allston and Longwood as part of a newly launched regional Bike Share program, Hubway. Harvard has also committed to sponsoring four bike share stations in the city of Cambridge when the bike share program expands regionally in Phase II of the initiative.
He’s an economist, a researcher, and a physician, and he’s about to become provost. On the day (April 15) that President Drew Faust announced that he would be Harvard’s next provost, Alan M. Garber ’76 sat down with the Gazette to talk about his career, his new role, and facilitating connections across traditional academic boundaries as the University evolves for the 21st century.
Across the University, public service programs are thriving, reinforcing Harvard’s founding mission of providing assistance to others.
New tenants, including 11 over the past year, have helped to bring Harvard’s vacant Allston properties back to life.
The North Allston elementary school’s first Math Night, held Feb. 16, brought parents into the school for an Italian dinner and a chance to learn fun ways to practice math with their children. But the evening, sponsored by the Harvard Achievement Support Initiative (HASI), also provided the school’s families with insight into the up-to-date learning tools that Harvard works with the academy to provide.
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.