Sunil Amrith, the Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, has been awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Grant.
Eight Harvard scientists will receive nearly $8.5 million in funding through the National Institutes of Health’s High Risk, High Reward program to support research.
Nihad Awad, co-founder and executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), will deliver the keynote and receive an award at Phillips Brooks House Association’s Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture and Award.
The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School has named humanitarian Eric Greitens, founder and former CEO of The Mission Continues, as this year’s recipient of the Gleitsman Citizen Activist Award, which he will receive on Nov. 12. The biennial award includes a $125,000 prize.
Michael Kieffer, an advanced doctoral student in language and literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is the recipient of the International Reading Association’s (IRA) Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship.
Golden Globe Award-winning actress, comedian, producer, writer, and best-selling author Amy Poehler has been named Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 2015 Woman of the Year.
The popular singer Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year, and will come to campus to accept the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony Feb. 28.
The Harvard Global Institute (HGI) will fund eight projects this year, three focusing on topics that are particularly relevant to China, five on issues that are salient to India.
Realizing new dreams, Harvard’s four newest Rhodes Scholars unveil plans for their Oxford years.
At this time of year, most Harvard seniors are worrying about job interviews or graduate school applications, but not Dhruva Bhat and Julius Bright Ross. The two seniors will spend the next two years studying in the United Kingdom, Bhat as a Rhodes Scholar and Ross as a Marshall Scholar.
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Harvard Professor Oliver Hart was awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for his work on contracts theory.
The Harvard Foundation has named Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis as the 2017 Artist of the Year for her powerhouse performances across TV, film, and theater and philanthropic dedication to her Rhode Island hometown.
Jack W. Szostak, a genetics professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), has won the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for work on cellular structures called telomeres, which protect chromosomes from degradation.
Eight Harvard faculty elected as members of the National Academy of Sciences.
Judges on Thursday gave an innovative Harvard group $30,000 and the grand prize in the inaugural Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge.
Ten Harvard students and alumni have been selected to attend Tsinghua University in Beijing as Schwarzman Scholars.
The Harvard Extension School has announced the following student prize and faculty award winners for 2007.
The Committee on Regional Studies — East Asia (RSEA) announced the recipients of the 2012 Joseph Fletcher Memorial Awards.
Tianhao He ’15, a Mather House sociology concentrator, was named a 2014 Truman Scholar. The annual prize, which recognizes college juniors with an interest in a career in public service, provides up to $30,000 toward graduate school.
Harvard student Evan O’Dorney ’15 is named a Churchill Scholar.
Five students from the Class of 2016 were named Rhodes Scholars on Saturday, and will begin their studies at Oxford next October.
The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies has announced the recipients of fellowships, prizes, research travel grants, and internships for 2007-08.
In 2012, Fanelesibonge Mashwama ’17 and Bo Seo ’17 met on a bus in South Africa en route to an international debate tournament. Little did they know that fate would lead them from two different continents to Harvard, to Pforzheimer House, and ultimately to triumph earlier this month at the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC), the world’s largest debating competition.
Comedian, actor, and (perhaps) politician Eddie Izzard ruminated on infallibility and the Golden Rule as he accepted the sixth annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism.
Following the death of Trayvon Martin, Alicia Garza posted a Facebook message proclaiming “Black lives matter,” a phrase that would quickly go viral and spawn a movement. On Friday she received the Robert Coles “Call of Service” award for starting that movement and the work that has followed.
Harvard physicists Cumrun Vafa and Andrew Strominger have been named winners of the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics in recognition of their groundbreaking work in a number of areas, including black hole theory, quantum gravity, and string theory.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 228 new members, including 13 Harvard faculty.
Harvard Professor of the History of Science Naomi Oreskes will be awarded the sixth annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication.
LL Cool J, recording artist, actor, author, and philanthropist, has been named the 2014 Harvard University Artist of the Year.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 197 new members, including 10 from Harvard.
Roland Fryer, Harvard’s Henry Lee Professor of Economics, has been awarded the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark Medal, which is given annually to a rising young economist.
Matthew Desmond, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, and Beth Stevens, an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and neuroscientist at Boston Children’s Hospital, have been named MacArthur Fellows.
Five faculty members have been selected as Harvard College Professors, five-year appointments that provide them with extra support for research or scholarly activities, a semester of paid leave, or summer salary.
Five grants from the Harvard Campus Sustainability Innovation Fund were awarded for student research projects.
Joshua R. Sanes, the Jeff C. Tarr Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and founding director of the Center for Brain Science, has been named recipient of the 2017 Gruber Neuroscience Prize.
Award-winning actor John Lithgow ’67, Ar.D. ’05, is the recipient of the 2017 Harvard Arts Medal, which marks the opening of Arts First at Harvard.
Harvard Medical School Professor William G. Kaelin Jr. was named the winner of the 2016 Lasker Award for Medical Research, America’s most prestigious biomedical award. He was honored for his work in the root causes of cancer.
The following awards were presented at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) during June Commencement.
Phi Beta Kappa recently elected 24 students from the Class of 2010 to the Harvard College chapter of Alpha Iota of Massachusetts.
Three Harvard College seniors and a first-year Harvard Medical School student are among the 32 American men and women named as 2011 Rhodes Scholars.
Economics concentrator Pulkit Agrawal ’15 has been awarded a bursary by the University of Warwick International office to attend the Warwick Economics Summit on Feb. 17-19.
Two Harvard Ph.D. candidates, Itay Budin and Nicolas Chevrier, were among 13 students awarded the 2012 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award.
Stephen Greenblatt, the John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities, was awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction for “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.”
Malala Yousafzai, the 16 year-old Pakistani girl who was shot on Oct. 9, 2012, in an assassination attempt for expressing her philosophy of gender equality in education and who famously said, “I want every girl, every child, to be educated,” will receive the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award.
James E. Rothman, a 1976 Harvard alumnus, won a share of the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for work illuminating the internal machinery that cells use to transport molecules.
Edo Berger, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences, and Anne Pringle, an associate professor of organismic and evolutionary biology, have been named the recipients of the 2013 Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching.
The Harvard Foundation has named U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a Harvard Kennedy School alumnus, the 2014 Humanitarian of the Year. The award will be presented to Ban at a ceremony on Dec. 2.
Ten teams have been selected as finalists for the 2016 President’s Challenge, President Drew Faust will award $100,000 to be shared among the grand prize winners on April 25.
The Star Family Challenge makes grants every year to high-risk, high-reward research efforts that might not receive funding through other programs. This year’s recipients are Edo Berger, Katia Bertoldi, Edward Glaeser, Talia Konkle, and Bence Ölveczky.
Harvard School of Dental Medicine honored by Boston City Council on its 150th anniversary.