The W.E.B. Du Bois Medal was awarded to seven recipients, who were recognized for their outstanding contributions to African-American culture. The special ceremony concluded with a ribbon-cutting for the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.
In his new book, “The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding,” Professor of Government Eric Nelson focuses on abuses of the British Parliament, rather than the actions of the crown, as the central force behind the Revolution.
Harvard fellow Adam Tanner talks about his new book, “What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data — Lifeblood of Big Business — and the End of Privacy as We Know It.”
The A.R.T. of Human Rights, a yearlong series, kicked off at the Oberon theater with a discussion about gay rights in Uganda.
Parents’ emotions range from joy to wistfulness as Harvard students part from them to begin the new school year.
From handmade doughnuts to chocolate made from stoneground cocoa to organic produce, the food sold at the Harvard University Farmers Market comes from places both as near as Somerville and as far away as Bolivia, Belize, and the Dominican Republic.
The heat is on at Harvard, but it's summer students, faculty, and international guests are keeping — and looking — quite cool.
A staff profile of Alex Calabrese, who splits time between working as a lifeguard at Harvard and performing with his band, Neversink.
A look at what Harvard faculty members will be reading in their downtime this summer.
Artist creates wide-open Web programs to gain personal insights.
Notable spring trends at Harvard are a contrasting mix of minis and knits, lace and leather, floral and boots, and pops of color — but not too much.
The Harvard slam poetry group Speak Out Loud will perform during Visitas, the weekend event that welcomes admitted freshmen.
Writers in the Parlor connects accomplished novelists and story writers with students.
At the Memorial Church on Tuesday, runners, students, and others paid their respects on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
“Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan spoke with Harvard President Drew Faust about the origins and evolution of the show.
At the Harvard Herbaria, Steph Zabel is a curatorial assistant who digitizes collections of dried plant specimens. After working hours, she tends living and local plants, running her own herbalism businesses.
Harvard lecturer Tim McCarthy teaches a free American history course to low-income adult students as part of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, for which he now holds the first endowed chair.
Three Harvard faculty members divulge an influential book in this installment of Harvard Bound.
Mexican actor Diego Luna came to town to premiere his latest film, “Cesar Chavez,” to the Harvard community before its nationwide release. The film marks Luna’s directorial debut.
For the past three years, a Harvard College junior has employed statistics and percentages to predict many winners at the Academy Awards.
Max Tan ’15 will be the featured violin soloist during a March concert by the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Transgender actress Laverne Cox visited campus to discuss her breakout role on the acclaimed Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black.”
Hip-hop star and actor LL Cool J came to Harvard over the weekend, pulling double duty as host of the Cultural Rhythms festival and the Harvard Foundation’s Artist of the Year.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Gazette partnered with the Woodberry Poetry Room in selecting a poem fitting of the holiday devoted to love.
With the approach of Valentine’s Day, Harvard experts discuss expectations and students reveal their plans.
Actor Neil Patrick Harris comes to Harvard as Hasty Pudding’s Man of the Year.
Dame Helen Mirren visited Harvard as the Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year.
A Q&A with science Professor Lisa Randall, author of a new book explaining the significance of the Higgs boson, and why its discovery matters.
An associate curator at the Woodberry Poetry Room is also a translator who has brought a Chinese poet’s work to life for a widening audience.
Farrin Abbas Zadeh, a visiting fellow in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, has mounted an art show called “A Window to Heaven: Motifs of Nature in Life and Dream.”
Nick Hoekstra, a blind student at the Graduate School of Education, devised a three-course meal for 30 students, an affair called “Dining in the Dark.”
Noted Spanish-language poets are visiting Harvard this week in a first-of-its-kind event that pairs the poets and their works with top translators in the field.
Chef Joanne Chang ’91 returned to campus to delve into the basis of sweets as part of the “Science and Cooking” lecture series.
An organist of 11 years for the Red Sox, Harvard library assistant Josh Kantor serenaded fans deep into the night after the team’s World Series win.
At month’s end, Professor Elisa New will begin teaching “Poetry in America,” her first digital course on HarvardX.
What to wear when it’s not quite sweater weather, not quite right for short sleeves? In those in-between days when the season is sorting itself out, dressing at Harvard can be a head-scratching task — especially for those incoming students hailing from balmier climates.
Aqil Sajjad is blind, but he loves sports. So he’s playing on beep ball, a sport that features a chirping baseball that is delivered by a sighted pitcher to a blindfolded batter.
This month, the Harvard Allston Education Portal has been offering dance lessons from Marco Perez-Moreno, a Harvard alumnus and professional ballroom dancer.
In her latest work, “Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin,” Jill Lepore, a professor of U.S. history at Harvard and a staff writer for The New Yorker, brings Benjamin Franklin’s sister out of history’s fog and into the open.
Author Claire Messud discussed her latest novel during an appearance at Harvard as part of the Writers at Work series. “Midlife hits people at different times,” said Messud, a former Radcliffe Fellow. “That moment you realize life is finite, it has a horizon.”
Mexican artist Pedro Reyes visited the Arnold Arboretum to plant a hydrangea — using a shovel made from the metal of surrendered firearms — as part of his Palas por Pistolas (Shovels for Guns) program.
Viridiana Rios is a native of Mexico City. Rios, a graduating doctoral student in Harvard’s Department of Government, also is an adviser to Mexico’s minister of finance.
Addressing a diversity dialogue session, author Esmeralda Santiago, who was born in Puerto Rico, recalls how she grew up living in two ethnic worlds, and how she embraced her roots, in life and literature.
Former dropout and wild child L. Todd Rose, an unconventional learner, is blazing new trails at the Ed School and has written a book about his journey, called “Square Peg.”
Harvard freshman Christina Gao is also a top-ranked figure skater, and is doing so well in competitions that she’s taking a leaving from school to train for the Olympics.
James Wood, Harvard professor and New Yorker critic, talked to the Gazette about his new book, "The Fun Stuff," losing himself in music, and a looser approach to fiction.
Wintersession offers Harvard College students unusual opportunities to explore fresh interests and develop new skill sets, such as personal-finance management, first-responder certification, and ethnic cooking mastery.
A neurologist who teaches at Harvard Medical School ponders love and its complexities in his latest book, “What to Read on Love, Not Sex: Freud, Fiction, and the Articulation of Truth in Modern Psychological Science.”
During a sometimes tongue-in-cheek lecture on Wednesday, Professor David Carrasco discussed the historical origins of humankind’s periodic preoccupations with the apocalypse.
David McCann, the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature, is spreading his love of sijo, a poetic form.