The University donates an average of 2,600 pounds of food each month to help feed the area’s hungry. Much of it comes as meals prepared by Harvard students.
Student residents find a tranquil retreat, scenic backdrop for celebrations.
Harvard’s Presidential Public Service Fellowships allow recipients to give back to communities, agencies, and nonprofits.
Faculty and staff at Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences sent appreciative notes and dropped off donations to the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter at a pre-Thanksgiving celebration.
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.
Local children learn the scientific principles behind cooking food.
Harvard scientists and Cambridge Public Schools educators are collaborating on a special-thinking program that clears up misconceptions and teaches eighth-graders the hard science behind the changing seasons.
The $6.5 million renovation to William F. Smith Field in Allston makes numerous improvements.
To expose students to Native American culture, Pforzheimer House invited Wampanoag chef Sherry Pocknett to cook and share Native American food with students.
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Native Americans from many tribes make up a small but vital segment of the Harvard community.
The Big 6, a cover band formed at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, is planning a concert to aid communities recovering from Hurricanes Harvey, Irene, and Maria.
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.
Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership hosted a day of service for students to give back to veterans in the community.
Every House is best: The Class of 2019 learns their housing fate.
Monica Tesoriero and Kalan Chang are products of the Harvard Bridge Program, which connects workers with citizenship and career-development services.
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.
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.
Inaugural study shows that Harvard alumni worldwide create vast businesses and nonprofit organizations, accounting for millions of jobs, economic impact, and volunteering success.
For more than 50 years, Faulkner fans have worked to commemorate a beloved character with a secret memorial on the Anderson Memorial Bridge.
An Ed Portal cooking workshop explored the science behind aioli and ice cream.
The Ivy League style of clothiers such as J. Press and the Andover Shop has stood the test of time.
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.
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.
Profile of George Li as part of a new series on the impact of humanities studies in and out of the classroom.
Harvard Law School offers a Spanish course for student attorneys who want to polish their skills to deal with clients who speak that language.
Harvard’s Financial Aid Initiative has helped Michael Wingate make the most of his education.
Harvard-based program exposes high school students to the excitement and challenges of entrepreneurship.
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.
Education is pivotal to changing your life for the better, Harvard President Drew Faust told an audience of Miami high school students on Thursday.
“Toward an Artificial Brain” brought the results of a Harvard-led effort to Allston with an Ed Portal discussion.
Year Up graduates reflect on the Harvard-affiliated program that changed their lives.
A cross between camp and summer school, the Harvard Ed Portal program lets kids learn by having fun.
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 Harvard graduate and Lowell House residence manager help homeless artists find a mass market for their work.
Harvard offers myriad programs to alleviate the inequality gap within the University, from neighboring communities to overseas.
Cambridge’s Irving Street has been the inspirational home to, among others, a famed psychologist, poet, chef, historian, chemist, and physicist.
A restoration at Clover restaurant in Harvard Square saved previously hidden, glass-covered, tiled school pennants from a century ago.
As part of the Harvard Ed Portal Faculty Speaker series, Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Joe Blatt shared his research on ever-changing technology and media’s impact on children.
A Harvard senior bound for medical school explains how financial aid made Harvard possible, and opened doors to her future.
The Cambridge-Harvard Summer Academy invites area high school students to participate in a hands-on lab class work at Harvard.
Founded by two Harvard College graduates and staffed mostly by students at the College, Y2Y Harvard Square is the nation’s first student-run homeless shelter exclusively for young adults.
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.
Professor Annette Gordon-Reed was at the Ed Portal to talk about her scholarship on the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings.
The College’s new Harvard Presidential City of Boston Fellowship will create paths to meaningful public service opportunities in Boston City Hall.
Harvard’s MEDscience program teaches Boston high school students how to think and act like a doctor.
Eighth-graders from upper schools across Cambridge brought their science projects to campus as part of the seventh annual Science and Engineering Showcase.
The festival will begin Oct. 10 and feature symposia, lectures, and interactive events examining a wide range of topics.
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.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on April 18, 2006, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Thomas Edward Cheatham, Jr., Gordon McKay Research Professor of Computer Science, was placed upon the records. Cheatham’s research and teaching bridged the divide between software theory and practice.