Harvard Corporation member explains where the search for Drew Faust's successor will focus, and how it will work.
The 28th U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations has been named to a joint faculty appointment at the Law School and Kennedy School.
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.
Interview with Professor Steven Pinker as part of the Experience series.
Interview with geneticist George Church as part of the Experience series.
Danielle Allen has been named a University Professor. The political theorist and classicist has been recognized for her scholarly work on justice and citizenship.
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 Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard Law School and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences 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.
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Interview with Professor Pamela Silver as part of the Experience series.
Mortimer John Buckley was born July 1, 1932 in Worcester, Massachusetts to an Irish immigrant family from near Killarney. Mort attended the College of the Holy Cross and then Boston University Medical School, later being named a distinguished alumnus of both schools.
Interview with Professor Melissa Franklin as part of the Experience series.
Interview with Nobel Prize winner Martin Karplus as part of the Experience series.
One year into his tenure, Dean James Ryan of the Harvard Graduate School of Education is setting a course for the future.
Interview with Professor Helen Vendler as part of the Experience series.
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.
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.
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.
Interview with Professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich as part of the Experience series.
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.
Interview with Professor Joseph Nye as part of the Experience series.
Albert Szabo was born in 1925 in New York City and grew up in a household where design mattered, his father being a pattern maker for the renowned dress designer Claire McCardell. Albert studied science, then fine arts at Brooklyn College between 1942 and 1947, with an interruption for military service as an aviation cadet. The arts won out in his future course of studies, but he remained convinced about the importance of maintaining a close relationship to science.
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.
Interview with Gerald Holton 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.
Stephen Blyth, managing director of the Harvard Management Company, doubles as a faculty member in the Statistics Department, bringing real-world financial acumen to studying numbers.
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).
Michael D. Smith, Edgerly Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, announced five new Harvard College Professors in 2015.
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.
Interview with Professor Stephen Greenblatt as part of the Experience series.
Leaving a legacy of curriculum innovation and diplomacy, Dean of Arts and Humanities Diana Sorensen steps down after 10 years of elevating the division.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences October 16, 2007, the following Minute was placed upon the records.
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.
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.
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.
In his final semester teaching, Professor Alan M. Dershowitz and his colleagues look back on his 50 years at Harvard Law School.
Interview with Dean Martha Minow as part of the Experience series.
Harvard physicist Jenny Hoffman has a passion for distance. Last month in Cleveland she brought home the 2014 national championship in USA Track and Field’s 24-Hour Run, posting a final distance of more than 127 miles.
On November 16 the Faculty Council heard a proposal to establish a master’s degree in Data Science and a proposal on course scheduling. The Council next ...
On Feb. 15 the members of the Faculty Council heard a report from the General Education Implementation Committee and an update on the work of the ...
On March 1 the members of the Faculty Council met with Provost Garber to ask and answer questions as representatives of the Faculty. They also heard a ...
On September 14 the Faculty Council nominated a Parliamentarian for the 2016–2017 academic year and heard a presentation of a resolution by Professors Harry Lewis, Margo Seltzer, and Richard Thomas.
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.
Steven Oliveira, an accomplished university advancement professional with more than 23 years of experience, has joined Harvard Law School (HLS) as associate dean and dean for development and alumni relations. Oliveira brings a wide range of relevant experience to his new position, including senior positions at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia, and Brown University. He comes to HLS as the School is completing a five-year campaign to raise $400 million — the most ambitious fundraising drive in the history of legal education.
Harvard President Drew Faust announced on April 25 the appointment of Jonathan L. Walton as Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, succeeding the late Rev. Peter J. Gomes.