The U.S. Supreme Court decision on Thursday upholding the basis of national health care reform is far from the last word on the topic, Harvard faculty members said, and merely raises the curtain on act two: November’s general election.
Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow has been elected to serve on the MacArthur Foundation board of directors.
Clara Long, who has worked many jobs in many lands, plans to use her new Harvard Law Degree to help ensure the rights of others.
A breakdown of degrees awarded at Harvard's 361st Commencement.
From the $40 million Hauser gift to support teaching and learning initiatives to the recent announcement of the global online platform edX, Harvard tackled the future of higher education head-on in 2011-12. As the University’s 375th anniversary draws to a close, the Gazette asked some prescient professors: “What’s the one big idea that will transform teaching and learning before Harvard celebrates its 400th?”
At Class Day, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank ’61, J.D. ’77, and comedian Andy Samberg offered words of wisdom and wit to Harvard’s graduating Class of 2012.
Harvard President Drew Faust met with a new crop of Presidential Public Service Fellows for a candid discussion of what the University can do to promote public service as a career and a calling.
Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, professor emerita of history and American studies at Smith College, examined the shifting gender landscape at Harvard during a talk at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
University leaders, donors, alumni, professors past and present, representatives from the city of Cambridge, and members of the architectural firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects participated in the dedication of Harvard Law School’s Wasserstein Hall, Caspersen Student Center, Clinical Wing Building on April 20.
A new complex at Harvard Law School is designed to pull its offshoots together, while promoting collaboration and interaction. Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Elena Kagan will be on hand to dedicate the new building on April 20.
The Harvard School of Public Health’s Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development seeks to give faculty the tools to create broad change and to connect global leaders with the School’s research to improve conditions on the ground.
At Harvard to receive the Great Negotiator Award, James A. Baker III offered his insight and political perspective on his time as a senior government official for three U.S. presidents.
Professor Howard Gardner challenges aspiring lawyers at Harvard Law School to think about the ethics of their profession.
The Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School and the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) will jointly honor former U.S. ...
Trust in Congress is at an all-time low, but corrupt politicians aren’t to blame. For true reform, America must fix a broken system that relies on money from a fraction of the 1 percent, Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig argued on March 19.
Daniel G. Nocera, a chemist whose work is focused on developing inexpensive new energy sources, has been appointed the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy in Harvard’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Michael D. Smith, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, announced March 8.
The head of California’s air pollution regulatory board said Feb. 27 that with climate change action stalled in Washington, D.C., the states are taking the lead in creating ways to reduce carbon emissions.
Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta launched the Born This Way Foundation, a youth empowerment initiative, at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre on Feb. 29.
A Harvard law professor, former judge, and ardent feminist points to the cultural impediments that have stalled feminism’s quest for an equal workplace.
When faced with a tough choice, we already have the cognitive tools we need to make the right decision, Daniel Gilbert, professor of psychology, told a Harvard Law School audience on Feb. 16. The hard part is overcoming the tricks our minds play on us that render rational decision-making nearly impossible.
Ralph Nader and Bruce Fein visited Harvard Law School for a talk sponsored by the HLS Forum and the Harvard Law Record. At the event, both men discussed what they called lawless and violent practices by the White House and its agencies that have become institutionalized by both political parties.
Now 74 years young, the Harvard Study of Adult Development continues to yield a treasure trove of data about how people behave, and change — including predictions of strong indicators to a happy life.
Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law Emeritus Charles M. Haar ’48, a pioneer in land-use law whose scholarship focused on laws and institutions of city planning, urban development, and environmental issues, died on Jan. 10.
Harvard Law School will host a memorial Service in honor of Bernie Wolfman on Feb. 3.
At the first Harvard Thinks Green, six Harvard professors gathered at Sanders Theatre to seek big solutions for complex and potentially intractable problems such as climate change.
Harvard students made good use last summer of the Presidential Public Service Fellowship Program, a new initiative that supports good works through financial grants.
Friends of Henry Hubschman, HLS ’72, M.P.P. ’73, have set up a fellowship in his memory at Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School.
Friends of Henry Hubschman, HLS 1972 M.P.P. 1973, have set up a fellowship in his memory at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Harvard Law School (HLS). ...
The Harvard Law School teams in the showdown round of the Ames Moot Court Competition tried to persuade a panel headed by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to change the law of the land.
A series of open houses will give staff in Harvard’s Central Administration, Business School, Law School, School of Public Health, Kennedy School of Government, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Graduate School of Design the chance to thank their colleagues with personal notes and share messages of appreciation.
Siddhartha Yog, M.B.A. ’04, founder and managing partner of The Xander Group Inc., has given Harvard $11,000,001 to establish two professorships, fellowships and financial aid, and an intellectual entrepreneurship fund.
Harvard University’s expansive role in World War II, from research to recruits, helped the Allies to triumph.
Houghton Library illustrates how the stuff of great literature is conserved, from the first jumbled box to the final neat archive.
Two fellows at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society revolutionized how people create and consume digital information.
With water scarcity a growing worldwide worry, Harvard programs, faculty, staff, and students are exploring ways to protect precious supplies, both globally and on campus.
Prohibitions on marijuana use do more harm than good, and it’s time the federal government stepped away from the issue altogether, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., told a crowd at Harvard Law School Oct. 18.
Harvard University announced today that Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser have given the University $40 million to support excellence and innovation in learning and teaching at Harvard.
A new collaboration between Harvard Law School and the Brookings Institution hopes to help define the widening, post-9/11 reality of what constitutes a threat to society.
Todd Rakoff Byrne Professor of Administrative Law, Harvard Law School
Harvard Professor Jill Lepore led off a murderers’ row lineup of six Harvard professors for “GenEd at Bat: A Discussion of America’s Favorite Pastime with the Faculty of Gen Ed” at Science Center A on Tuesday.
In response to a growing need for experience-based teaching materials, Joseph B. Tompkins Jr. has given $500,000 to Harvard Kennedy School to establish a case study fund and research endowment in his name.
Through its Nuremberg Trials Project, the Harvard Law School Library is digitizing parts of a massive trove of records from the postwar trials of high-ranking Nazi political and military leaders.
With a green tour and “brain break,” Harvard freshmen learn early about the importance of living sustainably.
Michael Chertoff, former U.S. secretary of Homeland Security, outlines the security paradigm shift in the run-up to 9/11 and the factors to consider when creating a new legal architecture to fight terrorism.
Fifty years ago, FCC Chairman Newton Minow famously shocked the nascent television industry out of complacency, calling American television a “vast wasteland.” On Sept. 12, he joined an all-star lineup at Harvard Law School to discuss the problems and potential of the vaster wasteland that now includes elements of the Internet.
Noah Feldman, Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School, will deliver a lecture titled “The Constitution and the Question of Power” at 1 p.m. Sept. 19 in Emerson Hall, Room 101. The event is free and open to the public.
Scholars and professionals involved with the labor movement, workplace law, and social policy gathered at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study to honor the life of alumna Clara Schiffer on behalf of working women, and to explore the legacy and prospects of working women.
The 9/11 terrorist attacks caused Americans to awaken to the disdain for the nation held by some overseas. It also brought harsh attention to U.S. Muslims and mobilized the nation toward actions it may one day rue, experts said at a panel discussion.
Kennedy School panelists say U.S. policymakers should use the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks as an opportunity to shift from a military-driven “global war on terror” to a policy built more on diplomacy, outreach, and persuasion.
Harvard gears up to celebrate an event-filled 375th anniversary, embracing what President Faust calls a "tradition of imaginative change."