Nearly 400 local eighth-grade students came to Harvard’s campus for SEAS’s third annual Science and Engineering Showcase.
During an instructive session at the Harvard Ed Portal, elementary school students learned the benefits of helpful spiders.
Harvard’s first year as a chapter of Camp Kesem, a summer camp for children whose parents have battled cancer, unfolded last month in the green hills of Western Massachusetts.
Local children learn the scientific principles behind cooking food.
Profile of George Li as part of a new series on the impact of humanities studies in and out of the classroom.
Professor Maria Tatar offered her insight into the enduring cultural appeal of fairy tales in an installment of the John Harvard Book Celebration series.
Native Americans from many tribes make up a small but vital segment of the Harvard community.
Year Up graduates reflect on the Harvard-affiliated program that changed their lives.
As part of the John Harvard Book Celebration, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker brought the findings from his latest book, “The Better Angels of Our Nature,” to the Allston community, presenting his findings on how the world is growing less violent.
Every House is best: The Class of 2019 learns their housing fate.
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As part of HUBweek, Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel led a civic dialogue on the value of democracy and civic life on the night of the first presidential debate.
Young refugees living in Dorchester learned English at a summer camp taught by Harvard students. Morning classes were followed by afternoon field trips to places such as the Boston Children’s Museum and harbor islands.
For more than 50 years, Faulkner fans have worked to commemorate a beloved character with a secret memorial on the Anderson Memorial Bridge.
As members of Harvard’s Texas Club prepare a vigil, University experts offer advice on how best to help those in need from the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Harvard Assistant Professor Karen Brennan is one of the developers of Scratch, a free online computer programming language that allows users to create stories, games, and animations. She discussed its benefits at a recent Ed Portal’s Faculty Speaker Series talk.
Inaugural study shows that Harvard alumni worldwide create vast businesses and nonprofit organizations, accounting for millions of jobs, economic impact, and volunteering success.
An Ed Portal cooking workshop explored the science behind aioli and ice cream.
Harold Amos, scientist, educator, mentor, and avid Francophile, was born in Pennsauken, New Jersey, the second of nine children of Howard R. Amos Sr., who worked in the Philadelphia post office, and his wife Iola Johnson. Iola had been adopted by, and worked for, a prominent Philadelphia Quaker family who home schooled her with their own children. This family remained lifelong friends of Iola and kept the young Amos family well supplied with books, including a biography of Louis Pasteur, which stimulated fourth-grader Harold's interest in science. Harold did confide that an important factor in his becoming enchanted with microbiology and immunology at such a young age was the combination of Pasteur's use of goats as experimental animals and his own dislike of the family goat.
Shaunte Butler ’14 studied neurobiology as an undergraduate and is now in her first year at Yale Medical School. For the Miami native whose single mother worked two jobs to raise her children, Harvard’s generous financial aid helped make her College dreams a reality.
A Harvard senior bound for medical school explains how financial aid made Harvard possible, and opened doors to her future.
Students with disabilities explain how they got to Harvard in a book by Professor Thomas Hehir, Ed.D. ’90, and co-authors, including Laura Schifter, Ed.D. ’14, an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Hehir and Schifter shared some of the stories in a recent talk at the Ed Portal.
Educators gathered at the Harvard Ed Portal for Data Wise, a new HarvardX course that will transform classroom dynamics and build “collaborative inquiry” among teachers. The Data Wise Leadership Institute will begin in June.
Allston resident and Harvard intern Jose Mendoza is giving back to the Ed Portal, which he credits for shaping him and his community.
Cambridge’s Irving Street has been the inspirational home to, among others, a famed psychologist, poet, chef, historian, chemist, and physicist.
The spirit of a Cambridge Rindge and Latin program carries on when its students head for Harvard.
Harvard-based program exposes high school students to the excitement and challenges of entrepreneurship.
A cross between camp and summer school, the Harvard Ed Portal program lets kids learn by having fun.
More than 450 Harvard students, staff, and faculty crossed the Charles River on Sunday to run in the Brian J. Honan 5K, an event that has become a tradition for the Harvard community.
“Toward an Artificial Brain” brought the results of a Harvard-led effort to Allston with an Ed Portal discussion.
A collaboration among the Graduate School of Education, Harvard Art Museums, and Cambridge Rindge and Latin School empowers young teachers and high school students to teach and learn from original works of art.
A Summer Explorations program gives young students a hands-on (and tasty) lesson in science to both engage and inspire.
Varsha Varman is a step closer to reaching her goals thanks in part to financial aid from Harvard.
The Crimson Summer Academy welcomes 30 new Crimson Scholars to attend its three-summer program. When fully completed, the nearly 100 students have experienced rigorous academic opportunities, with 85 percent later attending a four-year college.
The Cambridge-Harvard Summer Academy invites area high school students to participate in a hands-on lab class work at Harvard.
Professor Annette Gordon-Reed was at the Ed Portal to talk about her scholarship on the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings.
Harvard offers myriad programs to alleviate the inequality gap within the University, from neighboring communities to overseas.
The Brian J. Honan 5K Run/Walk gathered more than 1,300 people together to raise money for local charities and educational programs on Sept. 25.
The Ivy League style of clothiers such as J. Press and the Andover Shop has stood the test of time.
Suppose you have a lot of information and you want to put it together so it makes sense. Here’s a suggestion from psychologists at Harvard Medical School — sleep on it.
The Harvard Allston Education Portal, a new resource center designed to be a bridge between North Allston/North Brighton residents and Harvard teaching and learning, opened its doors last week (July 14) with mentoring for area children and a science movie night for families.
East Boston elementary school children are exploring and interpreting "The Wizard of Oz" through the creative arts using a program called Pre-Texts, which was developed by Doris Sommer, the Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and director of the Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) on Oct. 17 unanimously approved Harvard’s 10-year development plan in Allston, giving the initial green light to seven new building projects and two major renovations.
Monica Tesoriero and Kalan Chang are products of the Harvard Bridge Program, which connects workers with citizenship and career-development services.
Gardner Pilot Academy sixth-graders were given the opportunity to tell their stories at PRX’s Podcast Garage, which partners with Harvard University to promote a dynamic, creative community known as the Zone 3 initiative.
A group of Cambridge Rindge and Latin students recently completed a marine biology internship that placed them in labs of local universities, including Harvard.
Harvard’s MEDscience program teaches Boston high school students how to think and act like a doctor.
Katherine Bogdanovich Loker, a major Harvard benefactor and one of the nation's most active and generous supporters of higher education, died June 26 in Oceanside, Calif. She had suffered a massive stroke earlier in the week.
Walking into the Yard from Massachusetts Avenue, keeping Wigglesworth to the right, visitors come to a wrought-iron fence with a gate. Here, tucked behind Lamont Library, lies a little treasure called Dudley Garden.
The Digital Literacy Project, run by Harvard undergraduates, is helping to drive computer learning among Boston middle schoolers.
Harvard has filed its Institutional Master Plan Notification Form with the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Science and Engineering Complex in Allston.