The renewal of Old Quincy, the neo-Georgian section of that student House, will re-create the space as more comfortable, modern, and better able to host academic and social activities. The project will begin next May and wrap up in the summer of 2013.
Reinhold Brinkmann, a distinguished scholar whose writings on music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries made an indelible mark on musicology in Germany and the United States, taught in the Department of Music at Harvard University from 1985 until his retirement in 2003, serving, after 1990, as James Edward Ditson Professor of Music and, from 1991-1994, as department Chair.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on May 3, 2011, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Barrington Moore, Jr., retired Senior Research Fellow in the Russian Research Center and Senior Lecturer on Sociology, was placed upon the records. Moore was a leader in comparative historical sociology and comparative politics.
A project details changing levels of mercury in endangered albatrosses and highlights the importance of museum specimens in understanding past conditions.
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.
Honor provides support for research, recognizes outstanding teaching of undergraduates.
President Drew Faust names Lizabeth Cohen as interim dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The current dean, Barbara J. Grosz, will step down at the end of this academic year.
Eradicating malaria from the planet is a tall order, according to a roundtable discussion on the topic that marked World Malaria Day.
Harvard President Drew Faust gathered Monday (April 25) with faculty, staff, students, and other members of the University community to celebrate the largest gift dedicated to the study of the humanities in Harvard history.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on April 5, 2011, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Muhsin Mahdi, James Richard Jewett Professor of Arabic Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor Mahdi was respected for both his scholarship in Islamic philosophy and his critical translations of The Thousand and One Nights.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on April 5, 2011, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Samuel Hutchison Beer, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor Beer was one of the world’s leading experts on British politics and also served as a speech writer for President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
From a Medical School team that switched to reusable materials to trim waste to a Business School move to make its executive education programs sustainable, teams and individuals from around the University were recognized for their efforts to make Harvard greener in the annual Green Carpet Awards.
Friends and colleagues offered heartfelt remembrances during a memorial service for the Rev. Peter J. Gomes.
Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds and some of Harvard’s leading faculty convened at Harvard Hall on Friday (April 1) to participate in “Teaching with Collections,” a discussion of the University’s treasures and their use in the classroom.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) today (March 9) named Leslie G. Valiant the winner of the 2010 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his fundamental contributions to the development of computational learning theory and to the broader theory of computer science.
You no longer have to choose between cost savings and energy savings when you purchase for your lab. That's what equipment specialists said at the ...
Some of Harvard’s most impressive “unsung heroes” took the spotlight on Wednesday (March 2), when 38 Faculty of Arts and Sciences staff members were honored with Dean’s Distinction awards.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on February 15, 2011, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Sidney R. Coleman, Donner Professor of Science, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. For much of his career, Professor Coleman was the preeminent teacher of quantum field theory in the world.
Shelley Carson, a researcher in the Psychology Department and lecturer at the Extension School, has penned a how-to book on harnessing your untapped abilities.
The Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church at Harvard University, died from complications arising from a stroke on Feb. 28. He was 68 years old.
Harvard College will restore early action and create a new initiative to level the playing field in early admission.
Harvard College will increase its tuition by 3.8 percent for the upcoming 2011-12 academic year, resulting in a total undergraduate package price of $52,650. More than 60 percent of students to receive need-based scholarships
The Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH) today (Feb. 17) named as interim executive director David W. Ellis. Ellis is the former president of Lafayette ...
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on February 1, 2011, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Claudio Guillén, Harry Levin Professor of Literature, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor Guillén was a tireless promoter of comparative literature.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on February 1, 2011, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Ernest R. May, Charles Warren Professor of American History, was placed upon the records. An expert in the field of U.S. foreign relations, Professor May held many leadership roles within the University and beyond.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on February 1, 2011, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Carroll E. Wood Jr., Professor of Biology, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Carroll Wood's innovative research project, the Generic Flora of the Southeastern United States, took a biological approach to the description of plants involving all aspects of biology, including their evolutionary history, ecology, geographic distribution, and economic uses.
The first of a series of campuswide dialogues on teaching and learning called “Conversations@FAS: Redefining Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century," featured A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus; Christopher Winship, the Diker-Tishman Professor of Sociology; and David Malan, lecturer on computer science.
The Office for Sustainability has announced the 10 recipients of this year’s 2010-11 Student Sustainability Grant Program. Now in its second year, the ...
Nearly 35,000 students applied for admission to Harvard College’s Class of 2015 for entry in August, an increase of nearly 15 percent over last year, and of more than 50 percent from four years ago. Financial aid program proves a major attraction.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded 15 Harvard faculty members the distinction of being named an AAAS Fellow on Jan. 11.
Harvard researchers have shed light on how the sense of smell works to induce behavior, linking patterns of electrical spikes in the brain to behavior in laboratory animals.
Karen Woodward Massey, director of education and outreach at FAS Research Administration Services (RAS), has always needed a creative outlet from her “right-brain” work. From ingénue roles to a staff cover band, the Grateful Deadlines, one thing remains the same: She has a ton of fun along the way.
It’s easy enough to say you value diversity, but honoring that goal can be tricky in context. A workshop on bystander awareness offered strategies on what to do when diversity is challenged in the workplace.
After nearly 15 years of exceptional service, Nancy M. Cline, the Roy E. Larsen Librarian of Harvard College, will retire at the end of this academic year.
Professor sifts post-Civil War writings for societal clues that give context to a troubled time in American life.
Across the University, digitization is rapidly changing the nature of scholarship, opening doors to information and collaboration, and redefining research and education.
Provost Steven E. Hyman, who spurred an expansion of interdisciplinary research at Harvard and has overseen the revitalization of the University’s libraries and many of its museums and cultural institutions, plans to leave his post after nearly a decade.
In response to Harvard’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal and Green Building Standards, building managers and facilities leaders across the University are ...
President Drew Faust has announced the names of the first 10 members of the new Harvard Library Board, which will oversee the transition of the University’s vast library system to a coordinated structure.
Michael P. Burke has been appointed the new registrar for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, effective Jan. 31.
As Harvard’s Gen Ed curriculum expands, it’s drawing ever-widening interest from students and faculty after its first year.
Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering officially opens new, expansive facilities in Boston and Cambridge to host its fast-growing enterprise.
Students from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Resource Efficiency Program and staff from Harvard Recycling conducted the 13th annual waste audit on Nov. 11.
What to expect in 2011 and beyond? After this month’s midterm elections, Harvard’s resident analysts look ahead to Congress’ upcoming agenda, from tax reform to foreign policy to the 2012 political calculus.
Harvard took America Recycles Day to the next level on Monday (Nov. 15), choosing to use the day to celebrate the annual Mt. Trashmore tradition. One day ...
Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences is giving staff members an opportunity to show their gratitude to one another at this week’s first-ever Giving Thanks Open House (Nov. 16-18).
Forty-six faculty members have elected to take advantage of Harvard’s faculty retirement program, with longer phased retirement options the most popular choice.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on October 19, 2010, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late David Turnbull, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Turnbull was a pioneer in the development of multi-disciplinary materials science.
The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ deans of undergraduate education awarded an unprecedented 510 certificates of distinction and excellence on Oct. 26 at Harvard’s Center for Government and International Studies.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on October 5, 2010, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late James Stemble Duesenberry, William Joseph Maier Professor of Money and Banking Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Duesenberry studied the use of monetary and fiscal policies to contain the business cycle and mitigate its consequences.