Lakshmi Mittal and his family announced a $25 million gift to establish an endowed fund for the South Asia Institute. The center will be renamed the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute at Harvard University.
The opening of the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab in Allston marks the newest addition to the Innovations Labs cluster, which fosters the cross-disciplinary approach to entrepreneurship.
For seminal discoveries that have illuminated the DNA damage response, Stephen J. Elledge, the Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is being recognized with the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. The award is considered to be among the most respected in biomedicine.
The reimagined Harvard Ed Portal, a 12,000-square-foot space devoted to teaching and innovation, opened its doors Feb. 21 at Western Avenue and North Harvard Street in Allston.
In 2014, the Harvard Gazette featured major news from the University. From treatments for diabetes and depression to snapshots of Commencement, the Gazette captured the essence of the Harvard community.
Harvard College today announced a new initiative to encourage promising students from modest economic backgrounds to attend and complete college. It will use social media, video, and other Web-based communications, along with traditional forms of outreach, to connect high school students to Harvard and to other public and private colleges.