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.
Harvard’s Matt Holman, a lecturer on astrophysics, and his collaborators at the Southwest Research Institute in Colorado are piggybacking their research onto a NASA spaceship that is racing to the farthest edges of the solar system to study objects in the far-flung Kuiper Belt.
Established in 2006, the São Paulo, Brazil, office of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies acts as a facilitator, connecting Harvard faculty and students with Brazilian collaborators.
GoAmazon2014 is part of the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA), the largest umbrella for research in the Amazon, which explores everything from social issues to scientific inquiries.
Harvard air chemistry expert Scot Martin is working with the Department of Energy, as well as several international partners, to track how pollution above the pristine Amazon rainforest is changing the climate.
Matt Aucoin has been busy since graduating from Harvard last year. The young conductor and composer splits his time among Europe, New York, and Chicago, and is working on a Civil War-themed opera for the American Repertory Theater.
The U.S. Supreme Court returned the question of affirmative action in college admissions to the lower courts for reconsideration.
During an evening in Central Park, germane readings from Shakespeare’s plays were followed by a forum led by Professor Michael Sandel, whose book “What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limit of Markets” examined the social repercussions of letting so many life choices come with a price tag.
James Ryan, one of the nation’s leading scholars in education law and policy, has been named dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In a question-and-answer session, he explains his motivations, his work, and his goals.
Radcliffe Day featured a celebration of the arts and the award of the Radcliffe Medal to actress and arts activist Jane Alexander, as well as a panel discussion that explored the challenges artists face.
A new work at the American Repertory Theater, developed by members of the A.R.T. Institute and part of the four-year National Civil War Project, explores the story of escaped slave Anthony Burns and the work of the Boston abolitionists.
Snapshots of Harvard’s 2013 Commencement, a day marked by sunshine and warmth as well as rituals, honors, and good wishes.
Lillian Langford, graduating with degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School, plans to use her experience working in international law and human rights and her experience at Harvard to continue fighting injustice.
Four men and one woman from Harvard’s Class of 2013 received their military commissions during a ceremony Wednesday attended by Harvard President Drew Faust.
A newly acquired writer’s guide for the science fiction fantasy TV show “Star Trek” at Harvard’s Houghton Library offers aspiring scriptwriters everything they would need to know before crafting a script for the ’60s cult classic.
Salman Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, explained his vision for online learning during a GSE Askwith Forum.
Five panelists at Harvard Divinity School — including Dean David N. Hempton — grappled with the ways religion is sometimes used to justify acts of terror, covering as well the role of faith traditions in encouraging healing.
Radcliffe fellow and classically trained pianist Tsitsi Jaji uses her musical expertise and knowledge of comparative literature to explore how composers of African descent set poetry to music for solo voice and piano.
Actors Matt Damon and John Lithgow met at Sanders Theatre on Thursday for a spirited conversation that kicked off Harvard’s annual Arts First celebration.
Steven Rozensk and Matthew Sergi have collaborated with the American Repertory Theater for a public reading of the epic poem “Beowulf” in its original Old English. There is a free reading from noon to 5 p.m. at the A.R.T. on April 25.
As a region-wide lockdown closed Harvard, University officials struggled with the difficult decision to cancel Visitas, Harvard College’s program for newly admitted students. Members of the Harvard community used social media to reach out to those who had planned to attend the event.
Harvard analysts in a range of fields discuss the many ways that the Boston Marathon bombings are likely to affect daily life in this area and beyond.
Harvard Medical School’s Jonathan Beckwith has used his course “Social Issues in Biology” to teach students about the societal implications of science, and now he is collaborating with a Harvard alum Calla Videt to bring his message to the stage.
Biographer Walter Isaacson shared his insights into the minds and makeup of three of America’s greatest thinkers, who helped to change the world.
A gerontologist researcher says his work allows him to connect with “vibrant, engaged, healthy, exciting, and active older people.” He says they live more in the now than other people might believe, and value that.
Author James Carroll and Harvard Divinity School professor Francis Clooney explored the significance of the Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio’s selection as pope, the potential challenges he faces as the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, and the direction for the church in the years and decades to come.
Harvard music professor Anne Shreffler and a trio of graduate students have developed an exhibit based on the extensive material related to contemporary music patron Paul Fromm. “Composing the Future: The Fromm Foundation and the Music of Our Time” is on view at the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library through May 2.
After Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope on Wednesday, Harvard analysts weighed in on what his selection, as the Vatican’s first Jesuit and first South American leader, could mean for the future of the Roman Catholic Church.
Melissa Block ’83, the host of National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” returned to campus to discuss her career and the changing landscape of digital media.
Two political philosophers explored the role of religion in public life during a discussion sponsored by the nonprofit organization The Veritas Forum.
Scholars convened at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to explore the topic of bullying and potential ways forward.
A Harvard Divinity School panel explored the workings of Shariah law and the rights of women under its rules, in part through the eyes of its first female judge.
In remarks at Harvard Law School, Professor Lawrence Lessig eulogized Internet pioneer Aaron Swartz and proposed a closer examination of minor versus major cyberspace crimes and what he called “extremism in prosecuting computer laws.”
Anson Chan, the former chief secretary for administration for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, outlined her hopes for a more democratic China when she delivered the Rama S. Mehta Lecture at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Gazette staff writer Colleen Walsh spoke with budgeting expert Linda J. Bilmes, a Harvard Kennedy School senior lecturer in public policy, about the looming government sequestration, and some possible ways to avoid it in future.
Harvard President Drew Faust called for the scientific community to unite in its efforts to press Congress for continued federal research support during a speech to the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
A two-week seminar in January offered Harvard doctoral students the chance to learn from experts from across the University about using technology to support education.
The Gazette asked Francis Schüssler Fiorenza, a professor of Roman Catholic theological studies at the Divinity School, to weigh in on the decision by Pope Benedict XVI to step down.
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sat down with Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow to reflect on her 20-year tenure on the Supreme Court.
The Broadway star Christine Ebersole shared her advice and some tricks of the trade with three undergraduates during a master class sponsored by Harvard’s Office for the Arts.
Diane Paulus’ newest musical adaptation at the American Repertory Theater, a reworking of the 1970s hit ‘Pippin,’ weaves the element of circus performance into the production. The show continues through Jan.20 at the Loeb Drama Center.
An exhibit and companion website developed by Harvard Business School’s Baker Library shines light on the early days of trade between China and the United States.