Declaring the University’s efforts to improve the state of global health knowledge, education, and capacity building to be one of her “very ...
FAS continues to make progress in cutting deficit, now forecasting it at $50 million to $55 million for the coming fiscal year.
The following faculty members have been named full professors with tenure in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Stephen Burt, Peter Der Manuelian, David Howell, Martin Puchner, and Gu-Yeon Wei.
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded fellowships to six faculty members from Harvard.
What are the odds? It is statistically improbable that a Harvard teaching award open to all graduate students for the past four years would go to members of the same department. Adding to that improbability is the fact that the department in question is among the smallest at Harvard: Statistics.
Dean Michael D. Smith announced May 11 that five professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences have been awarded Harvard College Professorships in recognition of their outstanding contributions to undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentoring.
“This is a wonderful story of collaboration and imagination,” said Harvard President Drew Faust, moments before cutting a ribbon yesterday afternoon to ...
More than three-quarters of the 2,110 students admitted to Harvard’s Class of 2014 say they will attend the College.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed will return to Harvard in July as a professor at the Law School and of history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She also will be the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
After a quarter century, David Damrosch left Columbia to pursue his passions in literature and languages at Harvard.
For two lecturers, the achievements of American radicals have been too long ignored. They argue that a reappraisal is due.
With a culturally diverse student body and more than 80 languages and several hundred courses available for study, Harvard’s commitment is unmatched nationally.
Iconic musicals such as “Fiddler on the Roof” form the core of Carol Oja’s course “American Musicals, American Culture,” but students recently got an inside look at the contemporary scene through visits from composers Lin-Manuel Miranda (“In the Heights”) and Joshua Schmidt (“The Adding Machine”).
Scientists may be one step closer to being able to generate any type of cells and tissues from a patient's own cells, according to the results of ...
One day after Earth Day, Harvard continued to celebrate the environment, rolling out a green carpet for the individuals, teams, projects, and Schools that have advanced the cause of sustainability.
Harvard University today (April 23) announced that Sumner M. Redstone has contributed $1 million to be used by Harvard College and Harvard Law School. This contribution by Redstone, a graduate of both Schools, will establish scholarships for 20 Redstone Scholars to attend Harvard College for the 2010–11 academic year.
Harvard University today announced that Sumner M. Redstone has contributed $1 million to be used by Harvard College and Harvard Law School. This contribution by Mr. Redstone, a graduate of both schools, will establish scholarships for 20 Redstone Scholars to attend Harvard College for the 2010–2011 academic year.
The new Harvard Community Garden, dedicated Sunday, is expected to inspire lessons in sustainability, community, and academic collaboration.
Sophie Morel turned 30 on December 16 of last year, the day after she was appointed a professor of mathematics in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences ...
Just over a century ago, one of the world’s leading mathematicians posed this question to a number of his colleagues:What ...
As a prelude to graduation, seniors organize a “Last Lecture” series to receive advice from favorite professors.
It is thought to have been responsible for the deaths of emperors. In parts of California’s forests, it is everywhere. It is the deathcap mushroom, ...
In 1900, renowned mathematician David Hilbert laid down a challenge to future generations: 23 handpicked mathematical problems, all difficult, all ...
The ability of cancer cells to resist treatment with either targeted drug therapies or traditional chemotherapy may, in some cases, result from a transient ...
Stephen Blyth, managing director of the Harvard Management Company, doubles as a faculty member in the Statistics Department, bringing real-world financial acumen to studying numbers.
What big questions will occupy the world’s social scientists in the coming decades? On Saturday (April 10), a dozen “big thinkers” will share their thoughts on the hardest problems in social science.
Harvard admits 2,110 out of more than 30,000 applicants to the Class of 2014, a 6.9 percent acceptance rate. More than 60 percent of the new students will receive need-based scholarships averaging $40,000.
Harvard College will increase financial aid for undergraduates by 9 percent, to a record $158 million, for the upcoming 2010-11 academic year.
What do John Keats’ Shakespeare volumes, William Wordsworth’s library catalog, and Victor Hugo’s commonplace book have in common with primers and spellers and other historical materials about learning to read? Each item is among the 1,200 books and manuscripts that are now online at a site called in Reading: Harvard Views of Readers, Readership, and Reading History.
Lewis (Lew) Law, 77, former director of computer services for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), died in Belmont on Feb. 14 after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for many years.
On Junior Parents Weekend, students’ mothers and fathers began to ponder what life might be like after graduation from Harvard.
Research suggests that the brain’s lateral prefrontal cortex plays an important role in showing how well someone can rebound emotionally the day after an argument.
FAS professor learns in roundabout fashion that her book about the sexual abuse of Peruvian women has become an inspiration for an award-winning film.
Geologists have found evidence that sea ice extended to the equator 716.5 million years ago, bringing new precision to a “snowball Earth” event long ...
“Harvard Shorts” is not stock market lingo, nor abbreviated pants for wearing on a treadmill. It’s a new University-wide digital movie contest, sponsored by the Division of Humanities.
As effort continues to raise funds to aid members of the Harvard community who have ties to Haiti, one group does its part by filling a jar with cash.
At a meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on Feb. 10, 2009, the minute honoring the life and service of the late Daniel Henry Holmes Ingalls, Wales Professor of Sanskrit Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Ingalls had an enormous influence on the development of Sanskrit studies in North America.
Amanda Claybaugh, an expert on 19th century novels and on reformist writings from the United States and abroad, has been named professor of English at Harvard, effective July 1.
At a meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on Dec. 15, 2009, the minute honoring the life and service of the late Henry Ehrenreich, Clowes Professor of Science Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Ehrenreich was a prominent contributor to the science and the economics of alternative energy sources, especially solar and wind.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on December 15, 2009, the minute honoring the life and service of the late David Henry Peter Maybury-Lewis, Edward C. Henderson Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Maybury-Lewis was a humane defender of the rights of indigenous peoples.
Harvard’s libraries and museums pull together vast materials on the Web, in tandem with Islamic Studies Program.
Harvard engineers have successfully created a silicone rubber stick-on sheet containing dozens of miniature, powerful lenses, bring them one step closer to ...
By creating diamond-based nanowire devices, a team of Harvard researchers has taken another step toward making applications based on quantum science and technology possible.
In a lecture, neuroscientist Eric Kandel '52 said that researchers have learned that short-term memory, the ability to recall things for minutes or hours, is fundamentally different from long-term memory, which holds information for weeks, months, even a lifetime.
Revised FAS student course evaluation system draws strong 96 percent participation.
Harvard Medical School professor Nicholas Christakis, whose work focuses on social networks, and economics professor David Laibson, who examines how and ...
With a sweeping program in place to reduce energy use, FAS is making major inroads in savings, both in power and money.
The best scientific insights, which ultimately may lead to the solution of the world’s great puzzles, do not always come from the experts in the fields ...
Daycare workers and kindergarten teachers tend to offer young humans a lot of coaching about the idea of sharing. But for our ape cousins the bonobos, sharing just comes naturally.
Scientists have long studied how atoms and molecules structure themselves into intricate clusters. Unlocking the design secrets of nature offers lessons in ...