815 stories tagged ‘Faculty’
Diana Sorensen is one of four new trustees of the National Humanities Center.
On April 10, the Faculty Council discussed consultation and communication, academic integrity, and HarvardX’s impact on campus.
On March 27, the Faculty Council met with the president to ask and answer questions as representatives of the faculty, discussed draft principles on outside activities, and heard a proposal about reading and examination periods.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Division of Science recently relaunched its “Science Research Lecture Series,” aimed at introducing the broader local community to research conducted by Harvard faculty members. The talks will be held once a month in the Science Center, and will be open to the public.
Robert Levin, the inaugural Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of the Humanities at the Department of Music at Harvard, will retire from the University in 2014. As a tribute to Levin, the Music Department will honor him with a concert in Sanders Theatre on Wednesday March 27, 2013 at 8 p.m. Internationally reknowned pianist Levin [...]
Warren E.C. Wacker, former Henry K. Oliver Professor of Hygiene Emeritus, died on Dec. 29, 2012.
Harvard Business School (HBS) Professor Emeritus Francis J. Aguilar, an authority on strategic planning and general management who also made his mark on generations of students as a gifted and caring teacher, died on Feb. 17.
James Quinn Wilson, Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government, taught at Harvard from 1961 to 1987. Perhaps the most prominent political scientist of his generation, he died in Boston, Massachusetts, from complications of leukemia, on March 2, 2012.
Erwin Hiebert, professor of the history of science emeritus, died on Nov. 28, at the age of 93.
The Office for the Arts at Harvard and Harvard’s Department of Music announced that Thomas G. Everett, director of Harvard Bands since 1971, will retire Feb. 15. His Harvard career will be celebrated in various ways at the University, including a Jazz Bands concert dedicated to him on April 13 at 8 p.m. in Sanders Theatre.
Acknowledging one’s privilege — and using that advantage to help level the playing field for everyone — is essential in the fight against racism and sexism, activist Peggy McIntosh told a crowd of Harvard faculty and staff in the second of this year’s FAS diversity dialogues.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on December, 4, 2012, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late John Milton Ward, William Powell Mason Professor of Music, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor Ward was an inventor of many areas of research that later contributed to the broadening of the field of musicology and was the founder of the Harvard Archive of World Music, which began with recordings from his collection.
Margaret Nast Lewis, a former faculty member of the Harvard College Observatory, died in Cambridge on Nov. 23 at the age of 101.
The Faculty Council held its monthly meeting on Nov. 28.
After an Atlantic magazine cover story launched a national debate on how women balance career and family, a group of Harvard women is continuing the conversation, and is looking for new ideas on how to make the work-life juggling act a little less stressful.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on November 6, 2012, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late William Kaye Estes, Daniel and Amy Starch Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor Estes made pioneering contributions to many cognitive domains over a period spanning more than a half century.
The Harvard Community Gifts campaign launched on Nov. 7. Faculty and staff can choose to donate by payroll deduction by Dec. 7, or may elect to give by check or credit card through Jan. 15. Harvard has established a user-friendly website where individuals can select their charity and donation amount.
Biblical scholar Frank Moore Cross wrote 300 academic papers but always returned to the classroom, teaching until his retirement in 1992. He died on Oct. 17 at age 91. A memorial service will be held Nov. 10 at the Memorial Church.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on October, 2, 2012, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Juan Marichal, Smith Professor of French and Spanish Languages and Literatures, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor Marichal was committed to Harvard’s international outreach and helped foster its intellectual ties with the Iberian and Latin American worlds.
Richard M. Losick, the Maria Moors Cabot Professor of Biology at Harvard, has been named one of three winners of the 2012 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize by Columbia University in recognition of his work to understand the intricate, dynamic, and three-dimensional organization of bacterial cells.
At its second meeting of the year on Sept. 19, the Faculty Council nominated a Parliamentarian for the 2012-13 academic year. They also heard a preview of the Dean’s Annual Report to the faculty and presentations on academic integrity, Harvard’s international strategy, and edX.
HBS Professor Clayton Christensen has built a storied career by, as he puts it, telling business leaders not what to think, but how to think about running their companies. In the two years since suffering a stroke, he’s tackled two other equally ambitious tasks: relearning how to speak, and teaching the rest of us how to think about making the best of our lives.
Researcher Biju Parekkadan is developing devices that employ cell therapy to help people with organ failure.
Lawrence D. Bobo has won the American Sociological Association’s Cooley-Mead Award for Distinguished Contributions to Sociological Social Psychology.
A Harvard professor emeritus, who still goes to the office every day, turns 100 years old.