The dozens of FAS staff who gathered in University Hall on March 9 were honored as Dean’s Distinction award winners, with 59 recipients receiving a total of 61 awards.
The annual Harvard Heroes ceremony honored staff members who have displayed, according to President Drew Faust, “ingenuity and grit.”
Eleven faculty members have been awarded 2016 Walter Channing Cabot Fellowships for their outstanding publications. The 2016 honorees are: Suzanne Preston ...
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 213 new members. They include several Harvard faculty members. The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on Oct. 8 in Cambridge, Mass.
Harvard professors C. Ronald Kahn and Stuart L. Schreiber have won the Wolf Prize, considered the most prestigious award in science after the Nobel Prize and the Lasker Award.
Adams University Research Professor Christoph Wolff has been elected to Germany's Orden Pour le Mérite für Wissenschaften und Künste, joining 14 Nobel ...
Seven African-American leaders receive Du Bois Medals from the Hutchins Center.
Sixty-four people who selflessly keep the University running are this year’s Harvard Heroes, for demonstrating unwavering excellence within their departments and Schools.
Harvard’s sustainable transportation program, specifically its transit subsidy for employees, was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Department of ...
For the second year in a row and the third time in four years, Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has been ranked ...
Ballet dancer, director, and now arts leader Damian Woetzel, M.P.A. ’07, has been announced as recipient of the 2015 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard President Drew Faust at a Farkas Hall ceremony on April 30 at 4 p.m.
Warning of myriad international problems, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Harvard faculty and students to continue research on such issues and use what they learn to help improve living and environmental conditions.
College seniors Michael George and Anna Hagen have won Marshall Scholarships for graduate work in the United Kingdom.
Bob Moses, A.M. ’57, the Civil Rights leader who conceived and shaped the effort in 1964 to connect black Mississippi citizens with more than 1,000 out-of-state volunteers in a grassroots voter-registration drive — Freedom Summer, as it would come to be known — returned to his alma mater to receive the eighth annual Robert Coles Call of Service Award from the Phillips Brooks House Association on Oct. 24.
Harvard has received Gold level Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) designation making it the highest-ranked BFU in the Ivy League and New England, and one ...
The W.E.B. Du Bois Medal was awarded to seven recipients, who were recognized for their outstanding contributions to African-American culture. The special ceremony concluded with a ribbon-cutting for the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.
Their scholarly interests range from the design of programming languages to health economics to the molecular changes that influence evolutionary fitness. One thing the five faculty members who were awarded Harvard College Professorships in recent weeks have in common is a gift for instilling passion for education in their students.
Nine professors in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences have been named Walter Channing Cabot Fellows.
This year, four prestigious scholars received the Centennial Medal.
The Bureau of Study Counsel awarded Keerthi Reddy ’14 and Daniel Wilson ’14 the Joseph L. Barrett Award on May 5.
LL Cool J, recording artist, actor, author, and philanthropist, has been named the 2014 Harvard University Artist of the Year.
Harvard biologist Edward O. Wilson received the Franklin Founders Award on Jan. 17, delivering a speech on Franklin’s 308th birthday.
Author, poet, and environmental activist Margaret Atwood, A.M. ’62, will receive the 2014 Harvard Arts Medal on May 1.
Harvard’s expansive commuting and alternative transportation benefits have once again received national recognition. On January 16, 2014, Harvard was one ...
Josh Zoffer ’14 and Ben Sprung-Keyser ’15 have won the 34th edition of the World Universities Debating Championship.
Harvard is the leading producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2013–14, with 44 students — 32 from Harvard College and 12 from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences — receiving the prestigious grants to conduct research or teach abroad. Of the 44, 39 accepted the awards.
Five alumni were recognized with Harvard Alumni Association Awards at a ceremony on Oct. 24.
Kathryn Walsh ’14, of Adams House, and Roland Yang ’14, of Kirkland House, have been named this year’s David and Mimi Aloian Memorial Scholars.
Malala Yousafzai, the 16 year-old Pakistani girl who was shot on Oct. 9, 2012, in an assassination attempt for expressing her philosophy of gender equality in education and who famously said, “I want every girl, every child, to be educated,” will receive the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award.
Jonathan Womack, a media technician at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, took home the grand prize at the Hollywood Book Festival for his sci-fi novel “A Cry for a Hero.”
Theodore C. Bestor, the Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, has received the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Award for the Promotion of Japanese Culture from the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan.
Award-winning author and Harvard Professor Jill Lepore will talk about her latest title, “Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin,” on Sept. 10 at the Radcliffe Institute.
Michael A. Cianfrocco, a postdoctoral fellow in molecular and cellular biology, has been named a fellow by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.
President Obama awarded Robert Putnam, the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, with the 2012 National Humanities Medal. Also receiving the award was a former Overseer and former faculty member at the Graduate School of Design.
The Harvard Department of Biostatistics has announced that Jesse Berlin will be this year's recipient of the annual Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award.
The 2013 Jane Rainie Opel Award was presented to Christin McConnell '03 during a ceremony on Radcliffe Day.
Founded in 1973, the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RI) promotes research on Japan and brings together Harvard faculty, students, scholars from other institutions, and visitors to create one of the world’s leading communities for the study of Japan.
The Centennial Medal is the highest honor awarded by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, given annually on the day before Commencement to celebrate the achievements of a select group of Harvard University’s most accomplished alumni.
The Korea Institute at Harvard University promotes the study of Korea and brings together faculty, students, scholars, and visitors to create a leading Korean studies community at Harvard.
Each Commencement, the Harvard Extension School recognizes the notable accomplishments of its top graduates and exceptional faculty with numerous awards and prizes. Recipients may demonstrate outstanding initiative, character, and academic achievement; show dedication to the arts or public service; or, in regard to faculty, be lauded by their students for excellence in teaching.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study awarded the Captain Jonathan Fay Prize to three graduating seniors whose theses set forth the most imaginative work and original research.
The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies supports graduate and undergraduate students in advancing their Chinese language skills and conducting research ...
Four members of the Harvard Business School M.B.A. Class of 2013 have been named winners of the School’s prestigious Dean’s Award.
The PBK Literary Exercises focus on a poet and a speaker every year. But they also provide an occasion for naming honorary members and for awarding the Alpha Iota Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, is pleased to announce that Gia Wolff, an architect based in Brooklyn, New York, ...
Ruth Goins ’13 and Kabungo “Yanick” Mulumba ’15 were presented with the Joseph L. Barrett Award at a special ceremony on Wednesday.
Diana Sorensen is one of four new trustees of the National Humanities Center.
The Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Council on the Arts at Harvard, a standing committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, have announced the recipients of the annual undergraduate arts prizes for 2013.
The Office for the Arts at Harvard (OFA) and the Office of the Dean for the Arts and Humanities announced the 2013 recipients of the Artist Development Fellowship.
Harvard senior Tony Feng will use the award to study theoretical mathematics with a special interest in analysis, differential geometry, and physics.