Janet L. Yellen, chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the country’s central banking system, accepted the Radcliffe Medal at a luncheon in Radcliffe Yard, and discussed economic concerns.
On a perfect sunny day in Harvard Yard, the University held its 365th Commencement in Tercentenary Theatre, with an emphasis on congratulations, rituals, and, most of all, celebrations.
Tommy Tobin, set to graduate with degrees from the Law School and the Kennedy School, hopes to work on food policy.
“Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt” serves as an intimate study of art in progress.
UPenn political scientist Diana Mutz spoke at Radcliffe on the gap between how citizens and economists view global trade.
Playwright and activist Eve Ensler returns to the A.R.T. with a one-woman show, exploring how her work with women brutalized by sexual violence in the Congo helped her fight uterine cancer.
“Seeds of Culture: The Portraits and Stories of Native American Women” is on view through May 28 at the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery. The exhibit features 25 photos of Native American women, with interviews, written narratives, music, and song.
Michael Meo, who will graduate from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in May, led 22 people of all ages and abilities on a grueling 1,000-mile bicycle trek through the Mexican desert, which became the subject of his master's thesis.
The American Repertory Theater’s new season takes aim at some important topics, including class, gender identity, turning points in Irish and Argentinian history, and the crisis facing American education.
America’s prison system houses huge numbers of inmates, many of them serving lengthy mandatory sentences, but research finds little evidence that it produces criminal deterrence.
Three Harvard scholars talk about the role of symbolism in the announcement that a woman will replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill.
The student group Science in the News recently held a daylong conference as part of its mission to make the research behind important breakthroughs accessible and understandable to non-scientists.
The sights and sounds of Harvard’s joyful 364th Commencement in the Yard.
Student orators plan messages of hope, kindness, commitment, and perspective.
In a question-and-answer interview, New York Times film critic and Harvard alumnus A.O. Scott explains his craft, and how he came to it.
The Rev. Jonathan Walton spent close to two weeks in January taking part in the Mamelodi Initiative, an education and community-enrichment program co-founded several years ago by Harvard graduate Richard Kelley ’10. The program helps prepare students for college.
Harvard Law School Professor Carol Steiker is devoting her Radcliffe Fellowship year to working on a book with her brother about the past half-century’s experiment with the constitutional regulation of capital punishment in America.
The renovated and expanded Harvard Art Museums reopen on Nov. 16 with a new building designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano that unites the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum under one shining glass roof.
After six years, the Harvard Art Museums will reopen to the public on Nov. 16. The renovation and restoration has united the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum under a spectacular glass roof. Get an inside look at the Harvard Art Museums' transformation in Monday’s daily Gazette, which will feature a special edition dedicated exclusively to the renovation and reopening.
Harvard scholars reflect on the lyricism, the language and the legacy of the national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner” on its 200th anniversary.
A question-and-answer session with political scientist Harith Hasan al-Qarawee on the rise of the Sunni extremist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
A roundup of capsule stories and photos surrounding Harvard’s 363rd Commencement.
Harvard is immersed in understanding the world and improving it. Here’s how the University is making a difference now, and likely will do so in the next decade, in five key fields.
Abstract artist Mark Rothko’s series of Harvard murals will be displayed in November using a digital technology that casts light on the paintings to restore their faded colors.
Interview with Professor Steven Pinker as part of the Experience series.
At the Harvard Art Museums, a long-hidden mural is both an example of the true fresco technique and a dramatic reflection of the times. It will be on permanent display when the museums reopen this fall.
Strong Medicine is a Harvard-sponsored archive of stories, photographs, oral histories and other media documenting the medical community’s response to the marathon bombings.
Harvard Law School Professor Noah Feldman discusses whom the U.S. Supreme Court’s most recent ruling on campaign contributions will affect, and what the decision means for the future of campaign-finance reform, and for American politics.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Harvard fellow Ron Suskind talks about connecting with his autistic son through Disney films.
A two-day conference organized by Harvard Law School students will bring together key players in the environmental justice movement. "Environmental Justice: Where Are You Now?" will be held March 28-29.
A professor in the department of epidemiology and population health at the American University of Beirut, Huda Zurayk has spent years trying to promote health in the Arab world. She discussed her work and how Arab women are coping with their lives, their health, and the survival of their families in the midst of uncertainty and conflict.
At an early age, Linda Gordon traded her passion for dance to study history. Today, the accomplished author and historian is spending the year at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study working on a book about social movements in the 20h century.
MIT Professor Rosalind Picard and a team of researchers at the MIT Media Lab have created a wristband that can gauge a person’s emotional response to stimuli or situations by tapping skin conductance, an indicator of the state of the sympathetic nervous system, which controls the body’s flight-or-fight response by ramping up responses like heart rate and blood pressure.
Two of Russia’s leading human rights lawyers visited Harvard Law School to discuss the country’s legal system and offer some hope for ways toward democratic reforms in the coming years.
A music professor and director of Harvard’s Studio for Electroacoustic Composition is indulging his fascination with the visual arts as part of a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute. Hans Tutschku is showing a series of photographs created in collaboration with students from Harvard’s Office for the Arts Dance Program.
Model Lily Cole’s life in the fashion spotlight has gradually given way to her interests in technology and society. Today she is a digital entrepreneur, the founder of the social network Impossible.com, which tries to fulfill wishes for free. On Wednesday, an event at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society helped launch the website in this country.
Three documentary filmmakers up for an Academy Award this Sunday all have ties to Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, a longstanding, multidisciplinary program with a strong commitment to nonfiction film.
Artist David Taylor’s most recent work is a series of photographs that capture images of the monuments that mark the United States’ border with Mexico, as well as some of the people and activities he encountered in his work. “Working the Line” on display at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.
Harvard’s Bill and Barbara Fash have developed a program that trains local people in Copán, Honduras, to preserve and protect the area’s ancient Maya heritage.
Lucy Forster-Smith joins Harvard as the Sedgwick Chaplain to the University and senior minister to the Memorial Church.
The Silk Road Ensemble was back at Harvard for a residency with faculty, students, and crafting new compositions using the Ganges River as inspiration.
For 13 months from 1940 to 1941, Harvard graduate Varian Fry forged papers and planned rescue routes from occupied France for a list of people that reads like a Who’s Who of Europe’s cultural and political elite. Author Julie Orringer is spending her year at Radcliffe working on a novel about Fry’s life.
Five from Harvard remember where they were when President John F. Kennedy was killed on Nov. 22, 1963, and what effect the shooting had on their lives.
Since 1913, the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau has helped countless people in the Boston area who have been unable to afford legal representation.
During a Radcliffe address, New York Times columnist Gail Collins offered her perspective on why how and why the rights and expectations of American women changed so dramatically between 1960 and today.
A Harvard-backed initiative in Chile aims to reduce economic disparity through an early education health initiative supported by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Medical School.
Helping part of coastal Chile to recover completely and prosper following the deadly 2010 earthquake and tsunami is the guiding ethos of Recupera Chile, an initiative based at Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies that involves half a dozen Harvard Schools.
Supporting the development of a robust campus, one that enhances Harvard’s mission of innovative teaching and learning, while simultaneously fostering connections across the University and the broader community will be an important goal of The Harvard Campaign.
From a world premiere musical about U.S. aid work in Africa to a girl struggling to cope with her dysfunctional family, the American Repertory Theater’s lineup for this season revolves around the theme of justice.
Harvard Art Museums officials offered an early look at the progress of the renovation and expansion project that will unite the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Sackler museums under one roof.