At the Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on April 7, 2015, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Sacvan Bercovitch, Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature, Emeritus, was spread upon the records. Professor Bercovitch was internationally known for learned and provocative work in the entire range of American literature.
A global team from Harvard University, the Broad Institute, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and other institutions sequenced more than 200 additional Ebola samples to capture the fullest picture yet of how the virus is transmitted and changes over a long-term outbreak.
Samples of the Wyss Institute’s human organs-on-chips were acquired by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and are on display in MoMA’s latest Architecture and ...
Collaborating with scientists elsewhere, Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers have devised two methods for using stem cells to generate the type of neurons that help regulate behavioral and basic physiological functions in the human body, such as obesity and hypertension, sleep, mood, and some social disorders.
Harvard will partner with Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and The Boston Globe for a new, weeklong festival of big ideas and bold solutions next October.
Rhodes Scholars Ruth Fong and Benjamin Sprung-Keyser both are driven by a desire to improve the world around them.
Two Harvard undergraduates, Ruth Fong and Benjamin Sprung-Keyser, are among the 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars on Saturday. They will begin their studies at the University of Oxford next October.
A team of scientists from Harvard University and MIT has developed a theoretical model of a material that could one day anchor the development of highly efficient solar panels.
A team of researchers from the Broad Institute, Harvard University, and elsewhere has sequenced and analyzed dozens of Ebola virus genomes in the present outbreak. Their findings could have important implications for rapid field diagnostic tests.
Harvard Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Nicolau Sevcenko died on Aug. 13 at his home in São Paulo. He was 61.
The 39th Annual Senior Picnic celebration welcomes Cambridge seniors to Harvard Yard.
James Voorhies appointed John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts announced today the appointment of James Voorhies as the first John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director of the ...
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology today released a series of working papers based on 17 online courses offered on the edX platform. Run in 2012 and 2013, the courses drew upon diverse topics — from ancient Greek poetry to electromagnetism — and an array of disciplines, including public health, engineering, and law.
William F. Lee, A.B. ’72, will become the Harvard Corporation’s senior fellow next summer, succeeding Robert D. Reischauer, A.B. ’63, the University announced today.
Martin Karplus, the Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry Emeritus in Harvard's Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, is one of three to share in the Nobel Prize in chemistry, the The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced this morning.
Harvard’s Matt Holman, a lecturer on astrophysics, and his collaborators at the Southwest Research Institute in Colorado are piggybacking their research onto a NASA spaceship that is racing to the farthest edges of the solar system to study objects in the far-flung Kuiper Belt.
Club Passim remains a vital part of the Harvard Square scene, as well as a venue that has attracted Harvard students for decades.
Harvard issued 7,365 degrees and certificates at its 362nd Commencement on May 30.
A team of Harvard scholars is cataloging, and transcribing, and digitizing thousands of 18th- and 19th-century anti-slavery petitions held in the Massachusetts State Archives.
On Earth Day, April 22, the world celebrates the birth of the modern environmental movement. Harvard takes that commemoration to the next level, reaffirming its commitment to sustainability and a healthier planet with a monthlong series of events and activities.
Record warmth in 2010 and 2012 resulted in similarly extraordinary spring flowering in the eastern United States — the earliest in the more than 150 years for which data is available— researchers at Harvard University, Boston University, and the University of Wisconsin have found.
Harvard School of Public Health’s new online course, “Health in Numbers: Quantitative Methods in Clinical and Public Health Research,” an introduction to ...
EdX, the online learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, announced its spring course and module offerings, including four at Harvard.
Leah Rosovsky, executive administrative dean at Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences, will become Harvard University’s vice president for strategy and programs, President Drew Faust announced today.
Six Harvard undergraduates are among the 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars on Sunday. They will begin their studies at the University of Oxford in October 2013.
Murhaf Jouejati, a professor and a member of the Syrian National Council, a coalition of exiled opposition groups, offered his perspective on the crisis in Syria.
Despite a bleak forecast for summer jobs for teenagers, Harvard employed more than 150 teens from Boston and Cambridge to work throughout the University. According to the teens, the skills they acquired include some valuable life lessons.
A team of researchers at Harvard University and the California Institute of Technology has turned inanimate silicon and living cardiac muscle cells into a freely swimming “jellyfish.”
A group of mid-career officials gathered at Harvard Business School for an intensive course focused on educating a generation of leaders for the global campaign to eradicate malaria.
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) today announced the launch of edX, a transformational partnership in online education. Through edX, the two institutions will collaborate to enhance campus-based teaching and learning and build a global community of online learners.
Harvard University announced March 21 that it has signed an agreement with the United States Army to re-establish a formal on-campus relationship with the Army Senior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (SROTC).
A Harvard and MIT symposium seeks to understand and address propaganda and misinformation in the new media ecosystem.
Harvard researchers find that a subpopulation of the immune cells targeted by HIV may play an important role in controlling viral loads after initial infection, potentially helping to determine how quickly infection will progress.
Harvard University’s newest residential building at 10 Akron St. in Cambridge has won the Harleston Parker Medal for 2011 as “the single most beautiful building or other structure” recently built in metropolitan Boston.
Harvard is launching a lecture and program series in the Boston and Cambridge public libraries. President Drew Faust will give the inaugural address of the new John Harvard Book Celebration on Jan. 10.
Twenty-five affordable apartments in Harvard Square’s Craigie Arms Apartments will remain affordable for at least 50 additional years after the city of Cambridge, Harvard University, and the nonprofit Homeowners Rehab Inc. (HRI) put together a creative plan to preserve the affordability of these units through HRI’s purchase of the 50-unit Craigie Arms building.
Matthews Mmopi, a recent Harvard graduate from South Africa, and David Obert, a second-year Harvard Medical School (HMS) student, have been selected as 2012 Rhodes Scholars, and will join the University’s four U.S. Rhodes winners at the University of Oxford next fall.
Harvard senior James McAuley was recently named a Marshall Scholar, a prestigious award that will allow him to study for two years at a university of his choice in the United Kingdom, likely Oxford.
Harvard scientists have rebuilt genetically diseased circuitry in a section of the mouse hypothalamus, an area controlling obesity and energy balance, demonstrating that complex and intricately wired circuitry of the brain long considered incapable of cellular repair can be rewired with the right type of neuronal “replacement parts.”
Four Harvard undergraduates are among the 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars on Saturday. They will begin their studies at the University of Oxford next October.
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.
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.
At a welcoming reception, Harvard President Drew Faust relayed the praise she received for incoming Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 throughout her search for a replacement for Steven E. Hyman.
President Drew Faust announced that Alan M. Garber ’76, the Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor, and professor of medicine and economics at Stanford University, will become the next provost of Harvard University.
Wendel W. “Tad” Meyer, who joined the Memorial Church at Harvard University as associate minister for administration in December, will become acting Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church while the University seeks a permanent successor to the late Rev. Peter J. Gomes.
Harvard plans a running and walking program designed to build community and fitness among students, faculty, staff, alumni, and neighbors.
Harvard launched the library module of its mobile app, offering access to the world’s largest university research library from virtually anywhere.
Thanks to the digital revolution, Harvard is developing a legion of cyberspace fans in the world of social media.
The Harvard Corporation, the governing board formally known as the President and Fellows of Harvard College, will undertake a number of changes to its composition, structure, and practices, it was announced today (December 6).
The Harvard Corporation is embracing a number of significant changes, including its first expansion since its creation 360 years ago. President Drew Faust and Robert Reischauer, the Corporation’s senior fellow, discuss the changes that are designed to expand the capacity of the President and Fellows of Harvard College as it guides the University forward.