The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding gay marriage nationally is “one for the ages,” a Harvard legal analyst said, a judgment echoed by others.
More than 75 years after being expelled from his homeland by the Nazis, Austria-born Martin Karplus, a Harvard theoretical chemist and Nobel laureate, returned to Vienna in May in triumph — and as a film star. The mid-June American release of “Martin Karplus — The Invisible Made Visible” yet to be announced.
The sights and sounds of Harvard’s joyful 364th Commencement in the Yard.
Student orators plan messages of hope, kindness, commitment, and perspective.
Harvard’s traditional Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises showcased gifted graduates, gifted teachers, gifted members of the Class of 1965, and a poet and orator who both looked to the past to call up lessons for the future.
The Graduate School of Design’s Héctor Tarrido-Picart, who earned two degrees, is drawn to bustling cities, and to the literature that defines them.
The massive library, which rose after the Titanic sank, remains a linchpin of learning and conservation at Harvard.
Harvard’s motto, Veritas, has a long — and for two centuries, invisible — history.
A historian, digital library pioneer, and champion of books, Robert Darnton will depart Harvard early this summer, giving up his post as University Librarian to resume a life of full-time scholarship.
Three recipients of the nation’s highest military award ― all Vietnam veterans ― toured Harvard’s Memorial Church during a visit on May 8.
A Harvard Summer School course will take a novel approach to European history, examining centuries of violence through the lens of peace.
Students in “The Humanities Colloquium: Essential Works 2” received an education both in and out of the classroom.
Interview with Gerald Holton as part of the Experience series.
A Harvard panel assesses Walt Whitman’s vivid and pictorial ‘Drum-Taps,’ a collection of Civil War poems out in print for the first time in 150 years. Professor Elisa New will explore “Drum-Taps” (along with Melville’s war poems) in a new HarvardX online American poetry course, which launches May 8.
A Harvard conference on design competitions — which can be creative, ubiquitous, and troubling — lays out the present controversies surrounding them, and some solutions.
A historian’s new book outlines the little-known role of black Americans in international campaigns to ban nuclear weapons.
Two lectures launched a yearlong celebration of Widener Library, which turns 100 this June.
A sample in images from the abundance of hats — Panama, pillbox, porkpie, and more — in Harvard’s holdings.
The Rev. Clark Olsen, S.T.B. ’59, who witnessed the 1965 Selma, Ala., murder that accelerated passage of the Voting Rights Act, launched a two-day Harvard look back at the Civil Rights era.
At 10 a.m. on April 10, the Memorial Church will host a service in remembrance of William R. Crout, founder of the Paul Tillich Lectures.
Speaking at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, two French architects advocate building and rebuilding based on modesty, generosity, and economy, with an eye to comfort and beauty.
Houghton Library recently acquired its 3,000th American item, the typescript of an unproduced James Baldwin play — a rich tangle of the author’s obsessions in need of a scholar’s clarifying touch.
A symposium will investigate what makes us human, and go beyond philosophy to do it.
In an age of bits and bytes and pixels and text on screens, Harvard Design Magazine — relaunched in a new format last year ― fervently embraces the thingness of print, the quotidian actuality of paper and ink.
The new Murty Classical Library of India from Harvard University Press, aiming for 500 volumes over the next century, will reveal to the world a “colossal Indian past” of multilanguage literary history from as far back as two millennia.
Three exhibits at the Harvard Graduate School of Design's Gund Hall represent different facets of how design learning gets done.
First-generation students bring lessons to Harvard ― of resilience, perseverance, and of talent’s universality.
“Exiled by the sound of the lash” from the slaveholding state of South Carolina, the Grimké sisters came North before the Civil War with rule-breaking ideas on slavery’s wrongs and women’s rights. They represented an antebellum moment in which “women became political.”
Experts on World War I gathered for a conference on the “great seminal catastrophe” of the 20th century.
A new Harvard-wide seminar program, slated for three years, takes on a constellation of interdisciplinary issues around violence and nonviolence.
With Harvard experts helping, clever and dynamic Mexico City is dealing with global megacity challenges like traffic and housing, and could be a template for a flexible, functioning urbanism of the future.
The Harvard Film Archive is launching a retrospective of the work of Robert J. Flaherty, a pioneer in documentary film. "Folklore and Flaherty: A Symposium on the First Irish-Language Film" will be held on Feb. 19 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Harvard Film Archive.
Harvard had a role in creating Mexico’s decade-old comprehensive health plan for the poor — and now University researchers are helping close stubborn gaps in breast-cancer care.
The Harvard Semitic Museum, hosting a retrospective exhibit on its long history and founder David Gordon Lyon, is refurbished, reordered, and increasingly ready for the future.
Harvard’s Sacvan Bercovitch, an influential scholar of Puritan America, dies at 81.
Humanities 10, a new two-semester offering, is a big class on the big books, with time out for small seminars.
The long-running Harvard Chiapas Project, led by the popular Evon Vogt, represented Harvard’s first sustained bi-national academic link to the Republic of Mexico.
From the 7-year-old terrified by “King Kong” to the 89-year-old still bravely stepping out on stage, Angela Lansbury reflects on her 70 years in show business.
Stage, screen, and television icon Angela Lansbury, at 89, makes her second visit to Harvard, for a screening of a film at the Harvard Film Archive.
Two Harvard affiliates are launching a Boston-area program of talks, videos, and discussion over the implications of 43 “disappeared” students in Mexico.
Organizing and canvassing for anti-slavery petitions by women from 1833 to 1845 was a transformational training ground for suffragettes and other social activists following the Civil War.
Pusey Library exhibit “Lives of the Great Patriotic War” is a multimedia glimpse at surviving Jewish veterans whose presence in the Red Army is a little-known story.
In an urban landscape that was once the most polluted in the world, a new Mexico City-Harvard alliance will look at the impact of two decades of progressive public policy, and what remains to be done.
Interview with Professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich as part of the Experience series.
There are more than 1,200 Harvard graduates in Mexico, a well-connected group that rises to high positions and has an appetite for good works.
Harvard students discuss their summer of research in Mexico, where they gained new insights, developed fresh confidence, and realized they wanted to return.
Harvard’s relationship to Mexico is deep, diverse, and longstanding. Here’s an overview of those connections.
Harvard University’s early buildings hugged the ground; after two centuries, the campus began to soar.
Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room uncovered forgotten audio from a 1953 conference on the novel, including the confident voice of the newly famous Ralph Ellison.
A look back at Harvard’s role in World War I, from the men and women who entered as volunteers after the first shot was fired to the thousands of graduates and students who joined the fighting in the American phase of the conflict.