Ela Bhatt, a lead women’s organizer in India, spoke about social change and personal transformation on Radcliffe Day.
In her Commencement address, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says her Harvard graduate studies put her on the path to the success. She urged degree recipients to be fearless and to embrace their failures as they forge their paths in life.
After weeks of rain and cold, Harvard ended the 2010-11 year on a postcard-perfect day of azure skies and warming breezes. Most of the focus was on the speeches and rituals of Tercentenary Theatre, of course. But all across Harvard Yard, where graduating students, faculty, families, and friends gathered, there were thousands of magical moments as well.
The president of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) today (May 26) announced the results of the annual election of new members of the Harvard Board of Overseers. The results were released at the annual meeting of the association following the University’s 360th Commencement.
H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of the Republic of Liberia, delivered her address at the Afternoon Exercises at Harvard’s 360th Commencement on May 26, 2011.
“The road from policy development to implementation is usually long and rocky, one that must be trod with companions,” Paul Farmer, University Professor and co-founder of Partners In Health, told Harvard Kennedy School graduates on May 25.
The Center for European Studies has announced its 2011-12 student grant winners, continuing its long tradition of promoting and funding student research on political, historical, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual trends in modern or contemporary Europe.
The Radcliffe Institute on May 27 will honor Ela Bhatt, founder of the Self Employed Women’s Association of India, with the Radcliffe Institute Medal. Bhatt’s organization has improved the self-sufficiency of more than a million women.
When Ethel Stafford halted her education to raise her children, she didn’t shed tears. She knew she would return to her studies. At age 60, she graduates from the Extension School with a bachelor’s and plans for a new career.
Two Harvard College seniors and a Harvard Kennedy School student carry on the tradition of Commencement orations, given in English and in Latin.
Marcel Moran ’11 of Eliot House and Annie Douglas ’12 of Adams House have been named this year’s David and Mimi Aloian Memorial Scholars.
Harvard and Radcliffe were very different places 50 years ago, but the bonds that tie members of the Class of ’61 to Cambridge remain strong.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has named Matthew Smith Miller winner of the 2011 Captain Jonathan Fay Prize for his interdisciplinary work and extensive research on his thesis, “Surely His Mother Mourns for Him: Africans on Exhibition in Boston and New York, 1860-1861.”
Robert R. Bowie Jr. ’73 will conclude his tenure as Harvard Alumni Association president, welcoming incoming President Ellen Gordon Reeves ’83, Ed.M. ’86. Reeves said she hopes to expand on Bowie’s networking theme over the course of her tenure.
Mike Lichten, FAS associate dean for physical resources and planning, has shepherded graduating seniors through Commencement exercises for a quarter century.
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.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was selected to speak during the Afternoon Exercises, is among the nine to receive honorary degrees, which includes Ruth Bader Ginsburg (pictured), during Harvard's 360th Commencement on May 26.
For 23 years, they have rung out across Cambridge in Harvard's honor, marking the conclusion of Morning Exercises.
Each Commencement, the Harvard Extension School recognizes the notable accomplishments of its top graduates and outstanding faculty with numerous awards and prizes.
Divinity School student Shauntae Smith will draw from her Harvard studies to lead the youth ministry at her home church in Brooklyn, N.Y.
A young Harvard architect, with an eye to other cultures, challenges his profession to use design to end poverty and spur social justice.
Setbacks in her ski racing career set Marguerite Thorp on the path to serving her passion for global health and social justice.
Jason Harrow argued his team to victory in Harvard Law School’s prestigious moot court competition. But his biggest test came in a real federal courtroom, where Harrow took up a high-profile case against the music industry.
Viewing all life as interconnected, Australian equine specialist Mark Schembri will use his degree from the Harvard School of Public Health to help humans and animals live healthier.
Charlie Albright — “among the most gifted musicians of his generation,” according to The Washington Post — has excelled in Harvard’s joint program with the New England Conservatory and is on track to receive a master’s of music in piano performance next year.
Comedian Amy Poehler addressed Harvard’s graduating seniors on Class Day, peppering her remarks with humor and humble words of wisdom.
The University gets ready to celebrate its classic values, as well as its recent innovative momentum in the sciences, public service, diversity, internationalism, and the arts. Oct. 14 will be the launch of the official 375th anniversary.
Master’s recipient Lena Eisen proves that having a child and going to graduate school at the same time can make for a workable adventure.
For the past decade, the Harvard Business School Portrait Project has asked graduating M.B.A.s the question once posed by poet Mary Oliver: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” The answers are often surprising.
Invoking the legacy of the late Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Harvard President Drew Faust’s Baccalaureate Address urged graduates to veer from scripts and write their own post-college endings.
Once a Harvard and pro football star, Business School grad Isaiah Kacyvenski is ready to tackle fresh challenges.
In the face of acts of profound violence — including the murder of her brother — Danielle Gram ’11 has chosen to make peace her life’s work.
Graduating senior Kevin Shee threw himself into Harvard’s dance scene after arriving as a freshman, but he leaves after nourishing a second love — science — that will take him to a research career after graduation.
Information on restrooms, parking, first aid, and more for those attending Harvard's Commencement on May 26.
The Harvard Alumni Association announced that Arne Duncan ’86 has been elected by his classmates to be this year’s chief marshal for Commencement.
Harvard and Radcliffe College alumni/ae returning to campus for this spring’s reunions will be able to connect in more ways than ever, thanks to the new Harvard/Radcliffe Reunion app for smartphones.
The Harvard Alumni Association will award the Harvard Medal to Albert Carnesale ’78 (hon.), Frances Fergusson ’66, Ph.D. ’73, and Peter Malkin ’55, J.D. ’58, on May 26.
Information on Harvard's May 26 Commencement.
Ticketing and viewing information for alumni/ae, parents, and others regarding Harvard’s Commencement Exercises on May 26.
This spring, Harvard University alumni can vote for a new group of Harvard Overseers and elected directors for the Harvard Alumni Association board.