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.
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.
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.
Former Harvard President Lawrence Summers touches on the economy, his time in the White House, and the future of the American job market during a talk at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum.
Far from icons of the past, Bettina Burch’s paintings of the HGSE and CGIS community — from janitors to students to deans — gently upend the concept of the “Harvard portrait.”
A dean, a professor, and a former journalist are shaking up education and policy circles with a report that asks: What if not everyone had to go to college to have a good life?
For Marina Betancur and 15 other Harvard employees, a celebration dinner with President Drew Faust was a victory lap on a long, arduous, and rewarding path to citizenship.
Education leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world gathered at Harvard for the Advanced Leadership Initiative’s three-day think tank on education and technological innovation.
Libyans want freedom, but the road to democracy is paved with unanswered questions. With the country torn by internal warfare, former Libyan diplomat Ali Suleiman Aujali and other experts gathered at the Harvard Kennedy School to look for answers.
In a down economy, thinking like entrepreneurs can help large companies to innovate and thrive, said business leaders at an event hosted by Harvard Business School and The Economist magazine on March 24.
A new series of free financial planning seminars, sponsored by the Harvard Benefits Office, aims to get employees thinking about retirement long before the last paycheck comes. The next session is April 7.
Paul Smith, associate manager of landscape services, leads the ever-ready crew that digs Harvard out all winter.
Harvard-sponsored math night for elementary-school students and parents at Allston’s Gardner Pilot Academy was the latest collaboration in the University’s long partnership with the school.
New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Rich ’71 receives the Goldsmith Career Award and suggests good days are still ahead for significant, game-changing journalism.
Some of Harvard’s most impressive “unsung heroes” took the spotlight on Wednesday (March 2), when 38 Faculty of Arts and Sciences staff members were honored with Dean’s Distinction awards.
As anti-union sentiment sweeps state governments around the country, recent success stories in Massachusetts could hold the keys to improving public unions’ image, local leaders said at Harvard Kennedy School.
Joseph Nye staked his career on the idea that power on the world stage means more than just military might. In the information age, the former Harvard Kennedy School dean argues, the United States needs to learn that lesson more than ever.
From the boardroom to the classroom and beyond, public speaking is an unavoidable — and often feared — fact of life for some Harvard faculty and staff. The Crimson Toastmasters are there to help, and maybe even make the learning fun.
From her early days as a labor organizer to her current role advocating for laid-off employees, union official Joie Gelband has made a career of handling workers’ issues.
Americans are a God-fearing people, but we increasingly identify as nonreligious, according to Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam. Putnam shed light on “the rise of the nones” and other findings from his new book, “American Grace,” in a talk at Harvard Divinity School on Feb. 15.
Do leaders need competence, character, or both? And can such traits be taught? On Feb. 7, Harvard experts gathered to discuss the University’s role in fostering leaders in business, education, and the public sector in honor of Harvard Corporation member Nan Keohane’s new book, “Thinking About Leadership.”
“Tonight Show” host and Hasty Pudding Man of the Year Jay Leno was on campus Friday (Feb. 4) to receive a Pudding Pot and a tour of Harvard, complete with serenade, presidential visit, and even a pie in the face.
The protests that have rocked the Arab world in recent weeks have left many observers wondering if the region’s citizens will achieve self-government after decades of dictatorial rule. As Egyptians continued to demonstrate, a crowd flocked to the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics Feb. 3 to hear several Harvard analysts’ views on the wave of pro-democratic protests.
Sgt. Kevin Bryant has studied everything from the Bible to Buddhist meditation to kenpo karate. As HUPD’s diversity and community liaison, he brings an appreciation for Harvard’s many cultures to his police work.
Like much of Africa, Liberia relies on ineffective, dirty sources of energy. Coming off a fellowship at Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, Richard Fahey has one big goal: to transform the country’s electrical grid from the bottom up.
It snowed on Julianne Moore’s parade, but the acclaimed actress and 2011 Woman of the Year didn’t let weather stop her from visiting Harvard for a tour, a roast, and the coveted Pudding Pot on Thursday (Jan. 27).
Running and walking can do wonders for our physical, mental, and emotional health. At the launch of Harvard on the Move, President Drew Faust and a panel of University experts made the case that it should also be fun — even in winter. The first community walk is noon Feb. 1.
To honor the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, the Harvard Kennedy School and the Institute of Politics are planning a year of events designed to update the former president’s call to public service for the modern age.
Tomer Rosner is an accomplished Israeli civil servant and a midcareer student on a fellowship at Harvard. He’s also the only blind student at Harvard Kennedy School, but that’s hardly slowed him down.
In the age of WikiLeaks and other web whistleblowers, traditional journalists still have an important role to play in publishing government secrets in an effective and responsible way, said Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times. He was joined at the Nieman Foundation on Dec. 16 by a group of concerned journalists and editors discussing secrecy and journalism.
A Nobel Peace Prize for jailed Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo brought a flood of criticism from China’s ruling Communist Party. The reaction shows China’s dedication to maintaining its “moral authority” at home, said Bao Pu, publisher of a new book of Liu’s essays.
Karen Woodward Massey, director of education and outreach at FAS Research Administration Services (RAS), has always needed a creative outlet from her “right-brain” work. From ingénue roles to a staff cover band, the Grateful Deadlines, one thing remains the same: She has a ton of fun along the way.
It’s easy enough to say you value diversity, but honoring that goal can be tricky in context. A workshop on bystander awareness offered strategies on what to do when diversity is challenged in the workplace.
From Camden Yards to Fenway Park, Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino has helped to push the idea of the American ballpark as a civic focal point since the 1980s. On Tuesday (Dec. 7), he shared his thoughts on “Ballparks, Politics, and Public Policy” at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Dozens of staff, faculty, and students — along with local business owners and Harvard President Drew Faust — turned out at Forbes Plaza on Dec. 2 to kick off Crimson Shops Local, an annual effort by the University and the Harvard Square Business Association to encourage shopping nearby for the holidays.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice argued that the United States’ continued involvement in African affairs is good for international stability and for the American idea in “The National Interest, Africa, and the African Diaspora: Does U.S. Foreign Policy Connect the Dots?” — the first of three W.E.B. Du Bois lectures on the black experience in American foreign policy.
Harvard seniors Kenzie Bok and Jonathan Warsh have received prestigious Marshall Scholarships, which will allow them to pursue two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom at the universities of their choice.
If American leaders want help disentangling — and possibly even solving — complex problems in the Middle East, they should look to Saudi Arabia for leadership, said Prince Turki Al Faisal, former ambassador to the United States, in a talk at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics on Friday (Nov. 19).
Former Washington, D.C., chancellor of schools Michelle Rhee, former Florida governor and current visiting fellow Jeb Bush, and the Center for American Progress’ John Podesta tackled the politics of education reform at an Institute of Politics forum moderated by former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.
What to expect in 2011 and beyond? After this month’s midterm elections, Harvard’s resident analysts look ahead to Congress’ upcoming agenda, from tax reform to foreign policy to the 2012 political calculus.
Author and Radcliffe Fellow Daphne Brooks discussed Aretha Franklin’s role as a feminist icon in a lecture at the Radcliffe Gymnasium.