After two years and 450,000 documents, the digitized Colonial North American Project will be available online to the public in late October.
Call it magic, but the rain held off while Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling delivered the keynote address this afternoon (June 5) at Harvard University’s annual meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association.
Harvard University on Monday unveiled plans for a new hub of arts innovation in Allston, the ArtLab.
Sunil Amrith, the Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, has been awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Grant.
Mark Zuckerberg's speech (as written) for Harvard's 366th Commencement.
Harvard’s Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs sponsors Worldwide Week to showcase the University’s global outreach.
Eight Harvard scientists will receive nearly $8.5 million in funding through the National Institutes of Health’s High Risk, High Reward program to support research.
When questioned closely by psychologists from Harvard University about their feelings, victims of childhood sexual abuse revealed some surprising impressions.
Darwin's finches are the emblems of evolution. The birds he saw on the Galapagos Islands during his famous voyage around the world in 1831-1836 changed his thinking about the origin of new species and, eventually, that of the world's biologists.
Cambridge’s Irving Street has been the inspirational home to, among others, a famed psychologist, poet, chef, historian, chemist, and physicist.
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Harvard admissions officials say 938 students have been admitted early to the College to the Class of 2021, as early action thrives as a “new normal” for undergraduate admissions.
Nihad Awad, co-founder and executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), will deliver the keynote and receive an award at Phillips Brooks House Association’s Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture and Award.
A photo gallery of roommates in Harvard’s Class of 2020.
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 Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston helps build a bridge between the area and the academy.
The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School has named humanitarian Eric Greitens, founder and former CEO of The Mission Continues, as this year’s recipient of the Gleitsman Citizen Activist Award, which he will receive on Nov. 12. The biennial award includes a $125,000 prize.
President Bok, former President Rudenstine, incoming President Faust, members of the Harvard Corporation and the Board of Overseers, members of the faculty, parents, and especially, the graduates: I’ve been waiting more than 30 years to say this: “Dad, I always told you I’d come back and get my degree.”
Nearly 400 local eighth-grade students came to Harvard’s campus for SEAS’s third annual Science and Engineering Showcase.
Today, 2,056 applicants were invited to join Harvard College’s Class of 2021.
Ganmaa Davaasambuu is a physician (Mongolia), a Ph.D. in environmental health (Japan), a fellow (Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study), and a working ...
Michael Kieffer, an advanced doctoral student in language and literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is the recipient of the International Reading Association’s (IRA) Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship.
Diversity Dialogue panelists discussed how the lack of diversity in children’s literature limits the imaginations of children of all backgrounds.
Harvard’s Presidential Public Service Fellowships allow recipients to give back to communities, agencies, and nonprofits.
A new exhibit inside the Glass Flowers gallery at the Harvard Museum of Natural History proves that a bad apple doesn't always spoil the bunch.
During an instructive session at the Harvard Ed Portal, elementary school students learned the benefits of helpful spiders.
Golden Globe Award-winning actress, comedian, producer, writer, and best-selling author Amy Poehler has been named Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 2015 Woman of the Year.
Local children learn the scientific principles behind cooking food.
A tour of Harvard’s “haunted” Houses, in advance of Halloween.
The popular singer Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year, and will come to campus to accept the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony Feb. 28.
At the Cabot Science Library camera, multimedia studios require no more than a flash drive and imagination.
Harvard College alum and GSD student John Wang’s “100+ Years at 73 Brattle” is now installed as the winner of the third Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition.
Malcolm Reid ’21 finds weeks on campus welcoming and busy.
Harvard’s Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences celebrates 10 years of innovative research.
Internet leader and philanthropist Mark Zuckerberg is the featured speaker at Harvard’s 366th Commencement on May 25.
College & Career Conversations resource fair at the Ed Portal helps parents navigate a realistic path toward college.
Oprah Winfrey, the Afternoon Program's principal speaker at Harvard's 362nd Commencement, addressed the Class of 2013. This is the text of her speech as delivered on May 30.
Harvard’s motto, Veritas, has a long — and for two centuries, invisible — history.
Two years ago, Afsaneh Najmabadi delivered a lecture on gender and Iranian modernity as part of her selection process to the Harvard faculty. The talk summarized the final chapter of her nearly completed manuscript, Male Lions and Female Suns: The Gendered Tropes of Iranian Modernity.
After more than a year of renovations at Winthrop House, returning students have discovered a residence that combines neo-Georgian character with 21st-century amenities.
Lynette Roth, a specialist in German art of the early 20th century, has been named the Daimler-Benz Associate Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum.
Area residents flock to Harvard Stadium for event-filled Community Football Day.
Dean James Ryan of the Graduate School of Education will depart Harvard at the end of this academic year to become president of the University of Virginia.
A look at the tour guides of Harvard Square.
Harvard staff photographers interviewed four sets of twins currently enrolled as undergraduates at Harvard College, to gain a glimpse into these unusual relationships.
Nearly 84 percent of students admitted to the Class of 2021 have chosen to matriculate at Harvard College. The last time the yield reached this level was in 1969.
The 25 gates in Harvard Yard manage a rare feat: They are pragmatic and artistic at the same time.
Kenneth I. Chenault, J.D.’76, and Karen Gordon Mills, A.B. ’75, M.B.A. ’77, have been elected to become members of the Harvard Corporation, the University announced today.
Jonathan Haber documented his year of studying philosophy, detailing his experience completing the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree using Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, and other forms of free learning.
A diverse workforce, whose members have developed their cultural intelligence, is a more productive workforce, according to David Livermore, president of the Cultural Intelligence Center. In the first of the academic year’s Diversity Dialogues, Livermore said that diverse teams with high cultural intelligence out-performs homogeneous teams.
Shaun Donovan, the former director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, has been named senior strategist and adviser to Harvard President Drew Faust on Allston and campus development.