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."
From across the University, members of the information technology community gathered for the first Harvard IT Summit.
The leaders of Harvard’s Allston Work Team discuss their recommendations on how the University might proceed in planning for its properties in the neighborhood.
A symposium sponsored by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society explored the design of public and private spaces in the digital realm.
Ela Bhatt, a lead women’s organizer in India, spoke about social change and personal transformation on Radcliffe Day.
After weeks of rain and cold, Harvard ended the 2010-11 year on a postcard-perfect day of azure skies and warming breezes. Most of the focus was on the speeches and rituals of Tercentenary Theatre, of course. But all across Harvard Yard, where graduating students, faculty, families, and friends gathered, there were thousands of magical moments as well.
Today the University awarded a total of 7,147 degrees and 70 certificates. Harvard College granted a total of 1,556 degrees.
With its 360th Commencement, another chapter in Harvard's history draws to a close, as marked by highlights from this year. Reinstallation of ROTC, ongoing innovation in science and humanities, and Wynton Marsalis at Harvard top off some of the year's historical benchmarks.
Jason Harrow argued his team to victory in Harvard Law School’s prestigious moot court competition. But his biggest test came in a real federal courtroom, where Harrow took up a high-profile case against the music industry.
The University gets ready to celebrate its classic values, as well as its recent innovative momentum in the sciences, public service, diversity, internationalism, and the arts. Oct. 14 will be the launch of the official 375th anniversary.
Seven students from Harvard have been named Rappaport Public Policy Fellows and two are named Radcliffe/Rappaport Doctoral Policy Fellows.
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.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on May 6 talked to a Harvard audience about youth exposure to violence as a public health issue — and the need for a public health response.
Harvard President Drew Faust announced grants to six faculty members who are designing new international experiences for undergraduates, from new summer school programs in Kenya to studies in global health to other programs in Italy, Argentina, and Germany.
Harvard Law School Professor Yochai Benkler ‘94 has received a Ford Foundation Visionaries Award, it was announced April 29. The award was created in ...
Lobsang Sangay, a Harvard Law School graduate, wins office of Kalon Tripa, or Tibetan prime minister, of the government in exile. Earlier this week, he spoke at Harvard.
Ten students have been awarded the first grants from Harvard’s Presidential Public Service Fellowship. The program supports returning undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing public service work during the summer.
Harvard University announced it will sponsor five bike share stations in Allston and Longwood as part of a newly launched regional Bike Share program, Hubway. Harvard has also committed to sponsoring four bike share stations in the city of Cambridge when the bike share program expands regionally in Phase II of the initiative.
Harvard University, the nation’s oldest institution of higher learning, will mark its 375th anniversary with a yearlong celebration highlighting its rich history and its dedication to teaching, learning, innovation, and research.
Two panel discussions, organized by the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, examined the “promise and perils” of creating digital repositories of genetic records and considered the policy implications of an individual’s right to access, control, and interpret his or her own genetic data.
Richard J. Lazarus, J.D. ’79, one of the nation’s foremost experts on environmental law and also a leading practitioner in the U.S. Supreme Court, will join the Harvard Law School faculty this summer as a tenured professor of law.
Stars from the hit series "The Wire" attended a dinner in their honor at Winthrop House.
Efforts to make the University sustainable have played a critical role in changing everyday behavior, from recycling to composting to conserving energy. In the process, Harvard serves as a kind of experimental model.
Joseph Sellers, a lead attorney in the class action suit against Wal-Mart Stores, discussed the background of the workplace discrimination case and his experience arguing it before the Supreme Court.
Five years ago, Andrew Kinard lost his legs in Iraq. After 75 surgeries, he’s tackling other big goals, from a Harvard education to the Boston Marathon.
Though a street revolution in Egypt succeeded against long odds, the country faces the harsh reality of forging a new social contract for governance. Not even the deputy chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, who spoke at Harvard Law School April 14, could predict that Egypt will successfully make the transition to a stable, participatory democracy.
Just how much should we allow “human nature” to guide our politics — and our everyday decision making? Columnist David Brooks and a trio of Harvard analysts debated new findings on the unconscious mind during a panel discussion.
Strengthening its educational ties to China, Harvard has entered into an agreement with the China Scholarship Council that will offer yearly fellowships for up to 35 Chinese students to attend the University at the graduate level.
Across the University, public service programs are thriving, reinforcing Harvard’s founding mission of providing assistance to others.