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.
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.
Whether you’re interested in science, history, politics, art, technology, comedy, cooking, or sports, there’s something happening at Harvard this fall for you.
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.
Following the recent announcement of the faculty and staff advisory committees for Harvard’s presidential search, the student advisory committee has now been assembled.
Mark Zuckerberg's speech (as written) for Harvard's 366th Commencement.
During her last year as Harvard president, Drew Faust said in an interview that she will focus on making the case for the University’s needs and values in Washington, ensuring progress on inclusion and belonging for all, completing The Harvard Campaign, and nurturing development of the emerging Allston campus.
Diversity Dialogue panelists discussed how the lack of diversity in children’s literature limits the imaginations of children of all backgrounds.
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.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on April 1, 2014, the Minute honoring the life and service of the Wallace Trevethic MacCaffrey, Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor MacCaffrey, a definitive authority on the reign of Queen Elizabeth, was awarded the American Historical Society’s Award for Scholarly Achievement in 2004.
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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.
When questioned closely by psychologists from Harvard University about their feelings, victims of childhood sexual abuse revealed some surprising impressions.
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.
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.
Today, 2,056 applicants were invited to join Harvard College’s Class of 2021.
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.”
The first week of each semester is known as “shopping week” at Harvard, during which students are encouraged to try out classes before formally registering.
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.
Harvard’s presidential search committee, comprising the 12 members of the University’s Corporation other than the president along with three members of the Board of Overseers, has announced the membership of the faculty and staff advisory committees for the search.
The fourth annual Student Late Night at the Harvard Art Museums welcomed guests with food, drink, and dance — and, of course, art.
Nearly 400 local eighth-grade students came to Harvard’s campus for SEAS’s third annual Science and Engineering Showcase.
S. Allen Counter, a neurophysiologist, educator, ethnographer, and founding director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, died on July 12.
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.
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.
Ganmaa Davaasambuu is a physician (Mongolia), a Ph.D. in environmental health (Japan), a fellow (Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study), and a working ...
Local children learn the scientific principles behind cooking food.
Harvard's Class of 2021 settles into its dorms with family and friends helping them make the transition on the official move-in day.
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.
Do animals think?
In her final convocation address, Harvard President Drew Faust urged freshmen to challenge assumptions, connect with classmates, and embrace diversity.
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.
President Drew Faust and University officials unveiled a plaque to honor and remember slaves whose labor helped fund the bequest establishing Harvard Law School 200 years ago.
Internet leader and philanthropist Mark Zuckerberg is the featured speaker at Harvard’s 366th Commencement on May 25.
Drew Faust, who became Harvard’s 28th president in 2007, has announced that she will step down on June 30, 2018.
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.
Profile of George Li as part of a new series on the impact of humanities studies in and out of the classroom.
Long-term Harvard reaccreditation process advances. A team will visit in late October to examine the University’s self-study process.
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.
The 25 gates in Harvard Yard manage a rare feat: They are pragmatic and artistic at the same time.
Professor Maria Tatar offered her insight into the enduring cultural appeal of fairy tales in an installment of the John Harvard Book Celebration series.
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.
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.
Harvard’s motto, Veritas, has a long — and for two centuries, invisible — history.
Grammy-winning jazz star Esperanza Spalding and flutist Claire Chase will be Harvard professors starting in the 2017-2018 academic year.
Harvard's Afternoon Program speaker Mark Zuckerberg will be among the 10 who will receive honorary degrees during the University's 366th Commencement.
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.
Michael Medaugh, who in seventh grade exchanged notes with Harvard President Drew Faust, worked hard and is now a College freshman.
A look at the tour guides of Harvard Square.