The only one of the Class of 1933 to return at Commencement has led a life of adventure and accomplishment.
Patrick Harlan ’93 drifted into Japan on a Glee Club trip the summer after he graduated from Harvard and quickly found his way to the stage, becoming a well-known comedian and a regular face on Japanese television. Harlan talked to the Gazette about his offbeat journey.
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.
Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and media entrepreneur, addresses graduates at Harvard's 362nd Commencement on May 30, 2013.
This video captures the tradition and emotion, the pomp and circumstance of Commencement Day at Harvard -- through the eyes of a graduating student.
The conferring of honorary degrees at Harvard's 362nd Commencement at Tercentenary Theatre on May 30, 2013.
The president of the Harvard Alumni Association today announced the results of the annual election of new members of the Harvard Board of Overseers.
Snapshots of Harvard’s 2013 Commencement, a day marked by sunshine and warmth as well as rituals, honors, and good wishes.
Latin Speaker Fanaye Yirga speaks at the 362nd Harvard Commencement Ceremony at Tercentenary Theatre on May 30, 2013.
Graduate Speaker Jon Murad speaks at the 362nd Harvard Commencement Ceremony at Tercentenary Theatre on May 30, 2013.
Undergraduate Speaker Felix de Rosen speaks at the 362nd Harvard Commencement Ceremony at Tercentenary Theatre on May 30, 2013.
A biomedical engineering concentrator and Quincy House resident, Scott Yim’s senior project explored using naturally derived materials such as bamboo to help reduce the cost of medical devices and biomaterials in the developing world.
Carl F. Muller ’73, J.D. ’76, M.B.A. ’76, is stepping down as president of the Harvard Alumni Association and Catherine A. Gellert ’93 will take his place.
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.
Viridiana Rios is a native of Mexico City. Rios, a graduating doctoral student in Harvard’s Department of Government, also is an adviser to Mexico’s minister of finance.
2012-13 was a year of inventions and ascensions, elections and projections, digitizing and prioritizing. The University also launched HarvardX, the wildly popular web learning platform.
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.
Since its inception in 2003, the South Asia Institute has continued the long tradition of collaboration between Harvard and South Asia.
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 Faculty of Arts and Sciences Standing Committee on Mind/Brain/Behavior (MBB) recognized 35 seniors in a ceremony at the Harvard Faculty Club on May 29.
Curious about Commencement planning? Here’s a breakdown of numbers that all add up to Harvard Commencement.
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.
In celebration of the city of Cambridge and of the country’s oldest university, a number of neighboring churches and institutions ring their bells at the conclusion of Harvard’s 362nd Commencement Exercises, for the 25th consecutive year.
The Harvard University Asia Center was established in 1997 to reflect Harvard’s deep commitment to Asia and the growing connections among Asian nations. An ...
Anne Bholene Akinyi Odera-Awuor, who is getting a degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, has grand plans to improve how schools operate in her homeland.
Benedict Nwachukwu, graduating with a dual M.D./M.B.A. degree, wants to apply the management skills he learned at Harvard Business School to the medical problems he finds in orthopedics and in global health.
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.
All-American Crimson rower Courtney Diekema, a graduating senior, is hoping for a spot on the under-23 U.S. women’s crew and perhaps in the Olympics, even as she gets ready for duty as a lieutenant in Air Force intelligence.
He grew up poor in Prague, but Jirka Jelinek '13 used his College years to learn, grow, and discover other parts of the world.
With plans to develop a career in medical research, Jennifer Cloutier is graduating from Harvard with her interest reinforced on research and medicine.
A sexual abuse victim and champion surfer, Mary Setterholm plans to use her degree from Harvard Divinity School to help others find their way back.
In opening Harvard’s first student-run coffee shop, Jesse Kaplan found startup success the old-fashioned way.
Media icon Oprah Winfrey, who will serve as the principal speaker for the Afternoon Exercises, joins eight other leaders in their fields — from medicine to politics to public service — in receiving an honorary degree at Harvard’s 362nd Commencement.
After college, Joshua Wortzel plans to build upon his Harvard research that focused on tissue regeneration. He hopes to work in translational medicine, helping to create drugs that might augment patients’ lives.
The Class of 2013 bid farewell to Harvard May 29 during Class Day ceremonies, a traditional occurrence the day before Commencement.
Soledad O’Brien addresses graduating seniors at Harvard's Senior Class Day ceremony on May 29, 2013.
An Ethiopian classicist, a French explorer, and a New York policeman-turned-HKS student will speak at this year’s Morning Exercises on May 30.
Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust delivers her address during the the Afternoon Exercises of Harvard’s 362nd Commencement on May 30, 2013.
For Cesar Alvarez, the move from his small North Dakota village was a major one, but his Harvard experience has reinforced values he’s carried since childhood.
Selim Berker, an assistant professor of philosophy, and Joshua Greene, the John and Ruth Hazel Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, are this year’s winners of the Roslyn Abramson Award, given annually to assistant or associate professors for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Harvard President Drew Faust on Tuesday drew on the example of the selfless responders to the Boston Marathon bombing, telling graduating seniors to “run toward” challenges, passions, and places where their help is needed.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship harnesses interest in socially conscious business by allowing students to tap into Harvard Business School faculty and the ilab resources.
The Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) degree was created as an interdisciplinary effort that offers students access to a wide range of Harvard courses and faculty.
A glance at Harvard's University-wide commitment to financial aid, the foundation of Harvard's effort to attract the most qualified students across the nation and around the world
The Mumbai Back Bay Harbor project brings together faculty and students from multiple Schools at Harvard to integrate components of urban development.
In the nine years since its founding, The Harvard Stem Cell Institute has become the world leader in stem cell biology.
One Harvard is a compilation of stories that illustrate the powerful outcomes that result from multi-School collaborations across the University.