The music of Pulitzer-winning American composer Roger Reynolds is the subject of a concert at Harvard’s John Knowles Paine Concert Hall on Thursday, Dec. ...
Harvard plans services, vigils, panels to draw meaning from 10th anniversary of 9/11 tragedy.
Documentary photographer Susan Meiselas, Ed.M. ’71, receives the 2011 Harvard Arts Medal as part of the annual Arts First Festival.
In what is believed to be the largest gathering of uniformed students at the University since Winston Churchill spoke on campus in 1943, more than 170 Harvard veterans from all the service branches gathered at Cambridge's Sheraton Commander Hotel April 25 for a dinner honoring students who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Drew Faust, eminent historian and president of Harvard University, will deliver the 2011 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities on May 2.
Ticketing and viewing information for alumni/ae, parents, and others regarding Harvard’s Commencement Exercises on May 26.
The Harvard Office for Sustainability is once again rolling out the Green Carpet in honor of the many students, faculty, and staff across Harvard who ...
Ten of Harvard’s great minds gathered at Sanders Theatre on Thursday (Feb. 17) for the second annual Harvard Thinks Big, a student-organized discussion in which 10 speakers each took 10 minutes to explore a topic near and dear to their hearts.
A diverse Harvard community celebrated Interfaith Awareness Week during a moving ceremony at the Memorial Church on Monday (Feb. 7) evening, remembering the life and message of the late Martin Luther King Jr.
A celebration of the life and mission of Martin Luther King Jr. will be held on Feb. 7, from 7 to 8 p.m., in the Memorial Church in Harvard Yard.
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).
Robin Abrahams, a research associate at Harvard Business School and Boston Globe columnist, answered Harvard employees’ questions on workplace etiquette in a HARVie chat in January.
The Harvard Community Gifts campaign, which kicked off in December with a new theme — “100 Reasons To Give” — is accepting donations via payroll deduction until Jan. 21.
The Ceramics Program of Harvard’s Office for the Arts will present its annual holiday show and sale Dec. 9-12 at 219 Western Ave. in Allston.
Phillips Brooks House has launched Harvard’s annual holiday gift drive — an effort to collect more than 1,000 gifts for children in Boston and Cambridge.
The Harvard Shorts Film Festival is open for submissions until Feb. 4.
Dozens of Harvard employees were honored at the 56th Annual 25-Year Recognition Ceremony at Sanders Theatre on Oct. 13.
Provost-sponsored events seek to bring together faculty from across the University and spur cross-disciplinary ventures.
Applications are invited from graduate students who are writing dissertations or are engaged in major research on topics in practical ethics, especially ethical issues in architecture, business, education, government, law, medicine, public health, public policy, and religion.
More than 100 Harvard undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff ran in the annual Brian J. Honan 5K on Sept. 12.
“Technology proposes itself an architect of our intimacies,” explained Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Sherry Turkle to an engrossed audience May 14 at the Harvard University Extension School.
The Harvard Extension School will host a general information session on Tuesday, June 15, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in Memorial Hall and the Science Center. The session is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the School and its offerings, including more than 600 courses and liberal arts and professional degree programs.
A collection of scholars painted a complex, complicated, and rich picture of the nation’s 16th president during a two-day symposium at Harvard April 24-25.
Looking dapper under the bright lights of New College Theatre, Hasty Pudding’s Man of the Year Justin Timberlake took his roast like a man, like only a sexy man can: In pink heels and a platinum blonde wig.
Eight receive W.E.B. Du Bois Medals for aiding African-American culture, including Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Hugh M. “Brother Blue” Hill, Vernon Jordan, Daniel and Joanna S. Rose, Shirley M. Tilghman, Bob Herbert, and Frank H. Pearl.
Robert D. Levin, Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Music in the Department of Music at Harvard, will deliver the annual William Belden Noble Lectures at the Memorial Church on Dec. 1-3 at 8 p.m.
Freshman Parents Weekend involves first-year students and family in sessions designed to smooth the transition to college.
The guest list for the Radcliffe Institute's 10th anniversary symposium was a motley mix of former fellows including journalist Susan Faludi ’81, RI ’09, who read from a story she wrote for the Harvard Crimson as a freshman.
On Oct. 15, Harvard will hold the 55th annual 25 Year Recognition Ceremony in historic Sanders Theatre, honoring faculty and staff from across the University who have served Harvard for 25 years.
Composer, baritone saxophonist, and activist Fred Ho ’79 will be honored by Harvard University as the fall 2009 recipient of the Harvard Arts Medal on Nov. 13. He will perform in a tribute concert with the Harvard Jazz Bands on Nov. 14.
In a celebratory forum in Lowell Lecture Hall Sept. 3, Harvard President Drew Faust and others explain and extol Harvard’s new General Education requirements, which take effect this year with the Class of 2013.
The Harvard University Extension School will celebrate its centennial anniversary this fall. A private convocation will be held Sept. 25, and a public panel on the future of technology is slated for Nov. 18.
On Sept. 10, at 4:30 p.m., a cow will cross the Yard — in celebration of the achievements of Hollis Professor of Divinity Harvey Cox, who retired in June.
On June 4, administrators sighed with relief at the weather, speakers went over their notes, and graduates congregated in black-tasseled flocks alongside a rainbow of professors in their own caps and gowns. Meanwhile, the Harvard Gazette staff fanned out across the campus on Commencement day to pick a rainbow of their own — colorful accounts of the long, happy day. Read about the oldest graduates — and the youngest. Watch Divinity School angels take off, and see Medical School grads wearing surgical masks. Hear the bells peal and maestro Wynton Marsalis play “America the Beautiful.”
Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, turns 80 years old next year. O’Connor — chipper, funny, and precise — spoke at a luncheon sponsored annually by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, which awarded the former justice its Radcliffe Medal.
@HARVARDRESEARCH debuts on Twitter; Live Webcast information for Commencement and HAA Meeting; Harvard Extension School to host information session
Matt Lauer, co-anchor of NBC News’ “Today,” delivered the 2009 Senior Class Day speech in Tercentenary Theatre on Wednesday (June 3) under a canopy of green leaves and slightly overcast skies. With a joke-filled address that had the large crowd frequently in stitches, the accomplished journalist proved he is also an accomplished stand-up comedian.
A journalist, a landscape architect, and a Latin scholar are today’s Commencement orators. They fulfill a University tradition dating back to 1642. They also embark on three journeys that hint at the wide array of academic paths leading outward from Harvard.
In a sun-drenched conference room on the second floor of Maxwell Dworkin Hall, about 40 fourth- and fifth-graders from the Elihu Greenwood and Louis Agassiz schools in Boston gathered for some hands-on experiments with Harvard graduate students.
“May I have your attention!” yells Bill Boone, director of the Frances Addelson Shakespeare Players at the Harvard Institute of Learning in Retirement (HILR). “Frances is in Harvard Square!”
Before John Ashbery ’49 was one of the most influential and celebrated poets of modern times, he moonlighted as an English translator of French detective novels under the pseudonym “Jonas Berry.” But the self-dubbed “hair-brained, homegrown, Surrealist” poet bestowed his fitting absurdist style to these books, including adding the sex scenes the publisher requested to please American readers.
Harvard gave Christie’s and Sotheby’s a run for their money at the first Harvard Student Art Show on Monday (May 4). The exhibit and sale, held in a bright yellow tent on the Science Center Lawn, featured 160 works of painting, sculpture, photography, and other media such as jewelry and clothing. Students from across the University submitted artwork ranging in price from $30 to $8,000.
The unique collection of research universities, biotech and pharmaceutical firms, and science and engineering startups linked by the MBTA Red Line is an economic powerhouse that is going to pull Massachusetts through the current financial crisis and help drive the nation toward recovery, Harvard President Drew Faust told those attending the opening of a new Venture Development Center at the University of Massachusetts, (UMass) Boston, last Friday (May 1).
Aided by a wheel chair, his slight frame bent in part by a curvature of the spine since birth, in part by the passage of time, a man who endured unspeakable cruelty 70 years ago told his story of survival to a Harvard audience.
On an abnormally sweltering spring day, one would expect to see patches of Harvard students sunbathing in the Yard, not reading poetry inside Lamont Library. But a throng of students, faculty, and staff gathered inside the modest-sized Woodberry Poetry Room on a sultry Tuesday (April 28) evening to celebrate the release of Poetry@Harvard, a new Web site dedicated to all things poetry.
More than 3,000 Harvard students take to the streets with the 17th annual Arts First celebration, one of the nation’s largest university arts festivals. More than 225 music, theater, dance, film, and visual arts events comprise the four-day extravaganza, which takes place April 30-May 3 across the Harvard campus.
Even on Earth Day — an April celebration of the environment since 1970 — humor traditionally has had little place. There’s always more oh-oh than ho-ho.
While joggers and strollers streamed merrily along sunny Memorial Drive on Saturday (April 25), Robert M. “Rob” Gogan Jr. was just a few yards away, bobbing in a kayak while combing the banks of the Charles River for litter.
The Harvard Museum of Natural History’s galleries rang with music Tuesday evening (April 28) as the facility’s fossils made room for musicians performing seven original classical pieces written in honor of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of Species.”
The Dalai Lama addressed a capacity crowd at the Memorial Church on Thursday (April 30). With his trademark affable, down-to-earth style the religious leader counseled the audience about the important things in life in a talk titled “Educating the Heart.”