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  • Celebrating the life of Allan Richard Robinson

    A celebration honoring the life of Allan Richard Robinson, the Gordon McKay Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Emeritus in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, will be held at the Memorial Church on May 7 (2 p.m.).

  • Treading the green carpet

    One day after Earth Day, Harvard continued to celebrate the environment, rolling out a green carpet for the individuals, teams, projects, and Schools that have advanced the cause of sustainability.

  • Bill Gates on life

    Bill Gates speaks about what it means to have a significant life.

  • Touché: Harvard fencing

    Harvard University recently played host to the 2010 NCAA Fencing Championships, held March 25-28 at the Gordon Indoor Track. Harvard’s Caroline Vloka ’12 won the national title in women’s sabre, while her teammate Mills finished second in women’s épée. Vloka became Harvard’s first female NCAA champion since Emily Cross ’08-09 won the women’s foil title in 2005. These are some images from that event.

  • Earth Day at 40

    Harvard celebrates 40th anniversary of Earth Day with dinners, fairs, films, and discussions.

  • Deadline approaches for John T. Dunlop Undergraduate Thesis Prize

    The Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government (M-RCBG) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) is accepting papers for a thesis prize for a graduating Harvard College senior.

  • Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies seeks papers for 2010

    The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies seeks submissions for its 2010 Noma-Reischauer Prizes in Japanese Studies, given to the undergraduate and graduate students with the best essays on Japan-related topics.

  • Sumner Redstone donates $1 million to Harvard University

    Harvard University today announced that Sumner M. Redstone has contributed $1 million to be used by Harvard College and Harvard Law School. This contribution by Mr. Redstone, a graduate of both schools, will establish scholarships for 20 Redstone Scholars to attend Harvard College for the 2010–2011 academic year.

  • Truths and myths on marijuana

    Seminar on marijuana discusses legal ramifications, effects of using the drug.

  • Diabetes drug tied to reduced breast cancer risk

    Women who have used the diabetes drug metformin for more than five years may have a lower risk of breast cancer than diabetic women on other treatments, a new study finds…

  • Gates on giving, getting, sharing

    In a visit to Harvard, Microsoft’s Gates says that top minds need to focus on critical social problems — to find solutions.

  • In poor countries, taller moms’ kids are healthier

    In developing countries, taller moms tend to give birth to healthier kids who are less likely to die in infancy, be underweight or have stunted growth, a new study finds…

  • Lessons from the Earth

    The new Harvard Community Garden, dedicated Sunday, is expected to inspire lessons in sustainability, community, and academic collaboration.

  • Seventeen faculty honored

    Seventeen Harvard University faculty members are among the 229 leaders in the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector who have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Faculty Council meeting held April 14

    At its 12th meeting of the year on April 14, the Faculty Council continued its discussion of the College’s academic dishonesty policy and discussed the voting status of senior lecturers. In addition, the council reviewed reports on the Ph.D. programs in systems Biology and social policy.

  • Bringing faiths together

    Harvard Center for the Study of World Religions celebrates its 50th anniversary of mining the commonalities of faith.

  • Peabody awarded NEH grant

    The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology will soon put thousands of one-of-a-kind ethnographic and archaeological photos from around the world online for the public and researchers, thanks to a new $215,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

  • Harvard Neighbors Gallery calls all artists

    The Harvard Neighbors Gallery, located at Loeb House (17 Quincy St.), provides an opportunity for Harvard-affiliated artists to show off their artistic talents. This year, artists will be selected for four-week exhibitions (solo or group shows) between September 2010 and May 2011.

  • Easter at Memorial Church

    The Great Vigil of Easter at the Memorial Church, which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, is a time for new beginnings in the Christian faith, including baptisms. Its spiritual meanings are illuminated through the window of experience that the participants have shared.

  • Bringing men’s lax back

    Third-year head coach John Tillman helps Harvard lacrosse return to national prominence.

  • Boston shines 2010

    For the eighth consecutive year, Harvard University is joining with Allston neighbors and local businesses to participate in the city of Boston’s citywide neighborhood cleanup event in Allston on April 23 from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • Lukas Prize Project Awards announced for 2010

    The Nieman Foundation at Harvard and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism recently announced this year’s recipients of the J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards for exceptional nonfiction.

  • Paula T. Hammond wins 2010 Scientist of the Year

    The Harvard Foundation presented the 2010 Scientist of the Year Award to Paula T. Hammond, the Bayer Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as part of its annual Albert Einstein Science Conference: Advancing Minorities and Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics.

  • Two GSAS physics students named Hertz Foundation Fellows

    The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation has awarded Hertz Fellowships to Adam Marblestone, a Ph.D. candidate in the Harvard Biophysics Program, and Tony Pan, a theoretical astrophysics Ph.D. candidate at Harvard.

  • Stalking the ‘big idea’

    One of the organizers of the first “Harvard Thinks Big” session reflects on why the program that had 10 professors speak for 10 minutes about their one big idea proved so successful.

  • A la carte for freshmen

    Advising Fortnight sessions help freshmen to determine their passions, as they survey many academic areas in choosing their concentrations.

  • PBK inducts Class of 2011 members

    The Harvard College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), Alpha Iota of Massachusetts, elected 24 juniors at a private ceremony at Leverett House on April 13.

  • János Kornai receives the highest Hungarian state decoration

    János Kornai, the Allie S. Freed Professor of Economics Emeritus at Harvard, on March 15 was presented with Hungary’s highest state decoration, the Grand Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary.

  • GSD names Krzysztof Wodiczko professor in residence

    Harvard’s Graduate School of Design names Krzysztof Wodiczko, an authority on large-scale slide and video projections, as professor in residence of art, design, and the public domain.

  • Around the Schools: Harvard Kennedy School

    The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School has launched a revamped Web site. The enhanced site reflects the integration and program development that the center has accomplished over the past two years.