Ten Harvard scientists have won the support of a new funding initiative by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation, and the Gates Foundation.
Eleven faculty members have been awarded 2016 Walter Channing Cabot Fellowships for their outstanding publications. The 2016 honorees are: Suzanne Preston ...
Faculty in the arts and humanities meet with students over dinner at the Office of Career Services to share their personal experiences and paths to success.
On Feb. 10 the members of the Faculty Council voted to approve proposed legislation regarding the General Education Program.
The Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences gave its support Tuesday to a report that backs a diverse student body with deep interaction.
Walter Kaiser, Harvard’s Francis Lee Higginson Professor of English Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature Emeritus, died on Jan. 5.
Stanley Hoffmann, the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, died in Cambridge on Sept. 13 after a long illness. He was 86.
David Hughes, Harvard’s Fanny Peabody Mason Professor of Music Emeritus, died in Paris on April 20; he was 88.
Professor Caroline Elkins, founding director of the Center for African Studies, has been named the Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Center for African Studies at Harvard University.
Unfulfilled as a lawyer, Robin Kelsey took a leap and began a career in photography and teaching. Today he leads Harvard’s Department of History of Art and Architecture.
The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has appointed Anita Berrizbeitia, M.L.A. ’87, as chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture as of July ...
Former Harvard College Dean Charles Preston Whitlock died on April 27 after a brief illness. He was 95. A memorial service will be held May 2.
On April 29 the members of the Faculty Council approved preliminary versions of the University Extension School courses for 2015-16 and Courses of Instruction for 2015-16.
Matthew L. Potts has a really long commute to work. Since 2013, when he was appointed Assistant Professor of Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School ...
Legendary Harvard Business School (HBS) Professor Walter J. Salmon, M.B.A. ’54, D.B.A. ’60, long one of the world’s leading experts on retailing, retail distribution, and marketing, died on March 8 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston from complications of a stroke.
Rulan Chao Pian was a true cosmopolitan, a woman who crossed boundaries with quiet courage and grace. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, during a period when her father, the Chinese linguist and composer Yuen Ren Chao, taught at Harvard, she spent most of her childhood in various cities in China as well as in Paris, returning to the U.S. at age 16.
Harvard’s Clowes Professor of Science Robert P. Kirshner ’70 will share the 2015 Wolf Prize in Physics with Professor James Bjorken of Stanford University. They will split the $100,000 award.
In 1944, the young and gifted creators of ‘On the Town’ quietly stirred diversity into their groundbreaking musical, Professor Carol Oja recounts in her new book.
Gökhan S. Hotamisligil, J.S. Simmons Professor of Genetics and Metabolism, chair of the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, and principal ...
Humanities 10, a new two-semester offering, is a big class on the big books, with time out for small seminars.
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.
This month John Berryman's longtime publisher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, is marking his 100th birthday by reissuing some of his best-known work.
From a single study of methyl mercury in Mexico’s largest freshwater lake, a constellation of projects has grown, all of them centered on children and environmental health.
J. Woodland “Woody” Hastings, the Paul C. Mangelsdorf Professor of Natural Sciences Emeritus in Harvard’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, passed away on Wednesday, according to his family. He was 87.
Marc J. Roberts, a longtime professor at the Harvard School of Public Health whose former students run health systems across the country and around the world, died suddenly on July 26 at his home in Cape Cod.
A new analysis of four blended-format courses taught last fall offers practical guidance for faculty members interested in fresh pedagogical approaches. The pilot study led by the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning placed a premium on person-to-person interaction, and found redundancies between in-class and online instruction.
Seymour Slive, Gleason Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at Harvard and one of the world’s leading authorities on 17th-century Dutch painting, died in June at the age of 93. Slive had been battling cancer, but was present at Harvard’s May Commencement, where he received an honorary doctor of arts degree.
Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard, a free and open portal for the University’s peer-reviewed literature, is drawing more worldwide downloads than ever.
Harvard President Drew Faust welcomed to campus the Warrior-Scholar Project, an academic boot camp for veterans thinking of applying to college, while Professor Harvey C. Mansfield Jr. introduced the students to the two works he considers seminal to understanding American politics.
Robert Gardner ’48, A.M. ’58, the noted anthropological filmmaker who founded the Peabody Museum’s Film Study Center, died of cardiac arrest at the age of 88.
Their scholarly interests range from the design of programming languages to health economics to the molecular changes that influence evolutionary fitness. One thing the five faculty members who were awarded Harvard College Professorships in recent weeks have in common is a gift for instilling passion for education in their students.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on April 1, 2014, the Minute honoring the life and service of the Robert Richardson Bowie, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor Bowie, who founded the Center for International Affairs, combined distinguished academic achievement with professional service at the highest levels of the U.S. government, including serving as general counsel to the U.S. High Commissioner for Germany after World War II, for which Germany awarded him the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on February 4, 2014, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Nathan Keyfitz, Andelot Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and of Demography at the Harvard School of Public Health, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Considered the preeminent mathematical demographer of his day, Professor Keyfitz was a pioneer in the application of mathematical methods to the study of populations.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on November 5, 2013, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late James Burleigh Thompson, Jr., Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor Thompson predicted the possible existence of several hypothetical silicate minerals that were subsequently found in nature. One of these, containing triple silicate chains, was aptly named jimthompsonite.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on April 1, 2014, the Minute honoring the life and service of the Wallace Trevethic MacCaffrey, Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor MacCaffrey, a definitive authority on the reign of Queen Elizabeth, was awarded the American Historical Society’s Award for Scholarly Achievement in 2004.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on December 3, 2013, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Serafín Moralejo Álvarez, Fernando Zóbel de Ayala Professor of Fine Arts, was placed upon the records. Professor Moralejo, a distinguished scholar of medieval art, devoted the greater part of his energies to the magnificent sculptural traditions of the pilgrimage route of Saint James.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on April 1, 2014, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late John Peter Huchra, Robert O. and Holly Thomis Doyle Professor of Cosmology, was placed upon the records. Professor Huchra pioneered the exploration of the universe through redshift surveys at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and played an instrumental role in the establishment of the current rate of cosmic expansion, the key ingredient in establishing the age of the Universe.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on October 1, 2013, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late James Newton Butler, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Chemistry, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor Butler was acclaimed for his research on ionic equilibrium and pelagic tar in the North Atlantic Ocean and Sargasso Sea.
Arthur Spirling, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences in the Government Department, and Stacey Combes, associate professor of organismic and evolutionary biology, are this year’s winners of the Roslyn Abramson Award.
A look at what Harvard faculty members will be reading in their downtime this summer.
The vast majority of Harvard faculty report that they are satisfied with their positions here, according to the latest Faculty Climate Survey released today by the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity.
On May 14 the members of the Faculty Council met in camera to discuss a student disciplinary case.
On April 30 the members of the Faculty Council approved preliminary versions of the University Extension School courses for 2014-15 and Courses of Instruction for 2014-15.
Time magazine has named John Kovac to the 2014 Time 100, its list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Writers in the Parlor connects accomplished novelists and story writers with students.
On April 9 the members of the Faculty Council discussed multi-year financial planning and continued their conversation about University finances.
In addition to conducting research and teaching about climate, energy, and the environment, Harvard faculty members also serve as expert advisers to policymakers, putting their science to work to improve laws and regulations and to foster understanding between the worlds of government and academics.
Two teams of students at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design provided a close look — part celebration, part cerebration — at two house designs that won international competitions.
On March 26 the members of the Faculty Council approved a proposal on course credits and a proposal regarding academic integrity. They also continued their discussion on simultaneous enrollment.
Harvard lecturer Tim McCarthy teaches a free American history course to low-income adult students as part of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, for which he now holds the first endowed chair.