Interview with geneticist George Church as part of the Experience series.
Interview with Michael Sandel, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, as part of the Experience series.
Interview with Professor Steven Pinker as part of the Experience series.
Grammy-winning jazz star Esperanza Spalding and flutist Claire Chase will be Harvard professors starting in the 2017-2018 academic year.
Acclaimed chemist Charles M. Lieber has been named a University Professor and is the first to receive the Joshua and Beth Friedman University Professorship.
New Harvard professors connected with colleagues and learned about resources for teaching and research in an event at the Faculty Club.
Interview with Professor Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard Law School and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as part of the Experience series.
At the time of her death in August of 2007, Anne Alonso was widely held to be a leading teacher and practitioner of psychodynamic therapy of her day.
On April 26 the members of the Faculty Council approved preliminary versions of the University Extension School courses for 2017–2018 and of "Courses of Instruction" for 2017–2018.
David Korn, a longtime leader in research policy and science administration, will become the University's vice provost for research, Provost Steven E. Hyman announced today (Sept. 15). A distinguished pathologist who was dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine for more than a decade, Korn has served since 1997 in senior roles at the Association of American Medical Colleges, where he is now the chief scientific officer.
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Bill Lee, who is the newest member of the Harvard Corporation, has seen Harvard from many vantage points: He attended the College, has taught at the Law School, served as an Overseer and has been a proud Harvard parent – twice. As he prepared to join the Corporation, Lee sat down with the Gazette to share his perspective on an institution that has been part of his life for four decades.
Carolyn Abbate, one of the world’s most accomplished and admired music historians, has been named a University Professor. Her appointment as the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor will take effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
Danielle Allen has been named a University Professor. The political theorist and classicist has been recognized for her scholarly work on justice and citizenship.
Interview with Gerald Holton as part of the Experience series.
The 28th U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations has been named to a joint faculty appointment at the Law School and Kennedy School.
One of an occasional story in which Harvard faculty members recount their early influences, Howard Gardner recalls the mentors who helped to shape his early academic career.
Interview with Professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot as part of the Experience series.
The five faculty members named Harvard College Professors this month all share a talent for making their respective subjects come alive in the classroom.
Harvard Corporation member explains where the search for Drew Faust's successor will focus, and how it will work.
Arthur Taylor von Mehren, the Story Professor of Law Emeritus at Harvard Law School (HLS), died Jan. 18 at the age of 83. In addition to educating thousands of Harvard Law students over the course of a 50-year teaching career, von Mehren was a pioneer in comparative and private international law. He helped to develop new thinking on a range of legal issues including international jurisdictions, commercial arbitration, and comparative constitutional law.
Text as prepared for delivery Seven years ago, when I was named as the first dean of the new Radcliffe Institute, I said I was deeply honored to have been ...
Dr. Shukri F. Khuri passed away peacefully at the age of 65, surrounded by family and friends, on September 26, 2008, at his Westwood home, after courageously battling brain cancer for more than eighteen months. A gifted and spirited surgeon and researcher, his absolute love for life enabled him to achieve remarkable professional success and effectively pursue his passions for family, friends and various interests.
Jennifer Leaning, a public health expert with extensive field experience in human rights crises, has been named director of the University’s François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).
Interview with Dean Martha Minow as part of the Experience series.
Interview with Professor Walter Willett as part of the Experience series.
Interview with Professor Helen Vendler as part of the Experience series.
Michael D. Smith, Edgerly Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, announced five new Harvard College Professors in 2015.
Interview with Nobel Prize winner Martin Karplus as part of the Experience series.
Jay M. Harris, a longtime member of the Harvard faculty who has also served in a variety of administrative roles at the University, has been named Harvard College's new dean of undergraduate education. His appointment, by Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds, was effective July 1.
Historian Caroline Elkins, who received a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for her book “Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya,” has been named professor of history at Harvard University.
Eric S. Maskin, a Nobel laureate whose work has had widespread impact on economics and aspects of political science, has been named a University Professor, Harvard’s highest honor for a faculty member.
Professors’ quarters, their offices, are sanctuary spaces, places of intellectual inspiration, rooms for academic exchange. Lined with books, decorated with objects and awards, speckled with family photos and mementos from foreign travel, the offices are always home to a computer — the connection to everything not housed within the four walls.
Five faculty members have been awarded Harvard College Professorships: Joseph D. Harris, Steven R. Levitsky, Michael Puett, Jennifer L. Roberts, and Maryellen Ruvolo. The Harvard College Professorships are five-year appointments. They provide faculty with extra support for research or scholarly activities and a semester of paid leave or a summer salary.
Harvard Professor Evelynn Hammonds served as a mentor for Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard (SROH), a 10-week residential program that exposes undergraduates from across the country to life in a research university. SROH is dedicated to training young scholars from ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate training.
Interview with Professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich as part of the Experience series.
Harvard has appointed Mark C. Elliott, Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History and current director of the John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, as vice provost for international affairs.
Interview with Professor Pamela Silver as part of the Experience series.
Tom Lee, head of Harvard’s Learning from Performers program, is stepping down after 23 years.
Liu Dapeng (1857-1942), the subject of Henrietta Harrison's book "The Man Awakened from Dreams" (Stanford University Press, 2005), seems an odd choice for a biography. A Confucian scholar and teacher in the village of Chiqiao in Shanxi province, northern China, Liu was poor and unknown, and, although a prolific writer, never published a word.
John Lyell Sanders, Jr., served on the Harvard faculty for a total of thirty seven years and as Gordon McKay Professor of Structural Mechanics for over thirty years from 1964 until his retirement in 1995.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences October 16, 2007, the following Minute was placed upon the records.
Edward C. Forst, global head of the Investment Management Division for Goldman, Sachs & Co. and a member of the firm's Management Committee, will become Harvard University's first executive vice president, effective September 1, Harvard President Drew Faust announced today.
Lori E. Gross, director of arts initiatives and adviser to the associate provost at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has been named associate provost for arts and culture at Harvard University, Provost Steven E. Hyman announced today.
Andrew Gleason, professor emeritus of the Mathematics Department, perhaps best known for his contribution to solving Hilbert’s Fifth problem, died Oct. 17 of complications following surgery. He was 86.
Judah Folkman was born Moses Judah Folkman in 1933. The son of a rabbi, he became inspired to become a physician as a young boy when visiting ailing members of the congregation with his father. He soon became fascinated with science and medicine, and as a high school student he devised a perfusion system in his basement that maintained the viability of a beating rat heart for days after surgical removal.
Jack H. Mendelson, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry (Neuroscience) at Harvard Medical School and Co-Director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center at McLean Hospital died on August 15, 2007, after a brief illness; he was 77 years old. Jack devoted his research career to clinical, behavioral, and biological studies of alcoholism and drug abuse.
Sophie Morel, a young mathematician whose research involves algebraic geometry, representation theory, and number theory, is named professor of mathematics in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). She also is named to the Radcliffe Alumnae Professorship.
Jeff Lichtman, the Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, has been appointed as the first Ramón y Cajal Professor of Arts and Sciences.
In his final semester teaching, Professor Alan M. Dershowitz and his colleagues look back on his 50 years at Harvard Law School.
E.O. Wilson has devoted his life to a better understanding of the workings of the natural world and to sharing his research and insights with Harvard students.