Economist Mihir Desai sets aside his usual academic work in a new book in which he uses plain language and stories drawn from literature and art to explain the basic principles of finance and show how deeply they are rooted in the humanities.
Undergrads Samuel Fisch and Lance Oppenheim take over Harvard’s Instagram account to highlight Arts First and the student experience of the arts at Harvard.
Partnership between the University and the Allston-Brighton community has shaped a world of creativity and inspiration at the Harvard Ed Portal.
Central to Lowell House renewal is Otto Hall, named in recognition of a gift from Alexander Otto ’90, M.B.A. ’94.
Arts First, Harvard’s spring weekend festival, embraces creativity, audience participation.
A new arts concentration will offer classes this fall, and students will be able to declare the concentration officially in December.
The Harvard Film Archive is celebrating the work of Fritz Lang with a retrospective running through Sept. 1.
Seymour Slive, Gleason Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at Harvard and one of the world’s leading authorities on 17th-century Dutch painting, died in June at the age of 93. Slive had been battling cancer, but was present at Harvard’s May Commencement, where he received an honorary doctor of arts degree.
Harvard is immersed in understanding the world and improving it. Here’s how the University is making a difference now, and likely will do so in the next decade, in five key fields.
Artist creates wide-open Web programs to gain personal insights.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 204 new members, including 16 from Harvard University.
Keynote speaker Professor Giuliana Bruno will launch the Harvard Film and Visual Studies Department’s inaugural graduate conference, April 10-12 at the Carpenter Center, with a discussion of her new book, “Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media.”
Unbound Visual Arts, a nonprofit based in Allston-Brighton, has organized an exhibit in the Harvard Allston Education Portal.
For 10 days in January, near the end of Winter break but just before classes resumed, students across Harvard took advantage of a wide array of programming that ranged from artistic and creative pursuits to career and professional development opportunities, recreational activities, and practical skills development.
"A composer puts a mirror to the audience and asks us to recognize ourselves. It’s the same as with great plays. Music is no less serious just because it ...
On November 6, the basement of Northwest Labs was bustling with a crowd of student performers eager to participate in the second annual Chinese Poetry ...
The Harvard University Department of Music is delighted to announce that the Parker Quartet will become part of the Music Department teaching faculty at ...
The Harvard Department of Music and the Office for the Arts at Harvard are pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Robert Brown as Blodgett ...
According to a recent Strategic National Arts Alumni Project survey of more than 33,000 arts alumni, skills developed as arts majors are “applicable for ...
Jane Alexander, actor and arts advocate, will be awarded the Radcliffe Medal on Friday, Radcliffe Day 2013. The medal is given to individuals whose life and work have significantly and positively influenced society.
Today President Drew Faust named Team Nucleik the grand prize winner of the Harvard University President’s Challenge for social entrepreneurship, hosted by the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab).
Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, is pleased to announce that Gia Wolff, an architect based in Brooklyn, New York, ...
Artist and composer Wynton Marsalis returned to Sanders Theatre for his fourth lecture-performance at Harvard, an exploration of the strange alchemy of instinct, expertise, and empathy that jazz musicians need to “play and stay together.”
The Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Council on the Arts at Harvard, a standing committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, have announced the recipients of the annual undergraduate arts prizes for 2013.
The Office for the Arts at Harvard (OFA) and the Office of the Dean for the Arts and Humanities announced the 2013 recipients of the Artist Development Fellowship.
Wynton Marsalis is returning to Harvard to continue his two-year lecture series, “Hidden in Plain View: Meanings in American Music,” with a talk on improvisation at Sanders Theatre on April 17.
Harvard University today announced the selection of 10 teams of finalists in the 2013 President’s Challenge for social entrepreneurship.
Robert Levin, the inaugural Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of the Humanities at the Department of Music at Harvard, will retire from the University in ...
Why should cities support the arts, and how can they do so sustainably? Experts debated those questions at the public launch of a multiyear initiative of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations that will analyze the role of the arts in strengthening U.S. cities.
Today, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study announces that this year’s Radcliffe Medal will be awarded to actor and arts advocate Jane ...
If you've taken a walk by Radcliffe Yard on Brattle Street recently, you've probably noticed a large, empty rectangle of white stone dust next to ...
Thirteen deans from Schools across Harvard today announced $150,000 in new entrepreneurship challenges, expanding Harvard support for student innovation and cross-School collaborations with broad social and cultural impact.
The music of Pulitzer-winning American composer Roger Reynolds is the subject of a concert at Harvard’s John Knowles Paine Concert Hall on Thursday, Dec. ...
The Chinese Poetry Recitation Competition, organized by the Chinese Language Program of Harvard’s Department of East Languages and Civilizations (EALC), ...
Three local jazz figures came to Harvard to explore their passion for the music and its future as a singular American art form.
Reknown scholar and author Joseph Horowitz will give the 2012 Louis C. Elson lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 5:15 p.m. in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall. ...
“The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” and “Once” — two shows with pre-Broadway origins at the American Repertory Theater — had a boffo night at Sunday’s Tony Awards, taking home the prizes for best musical revival and best musical, respectively.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study announced the 51 women and men — from across the University and around the world — who will be convening as next year’s Radcliffe Institute fellows.
The Office for the Arts at Harvard (OFA) and the Council on the Arts at Harvard, a standing committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, announced the recipients of the annual undergraduate arts prizes for 2012.
The Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Office of the Dean for the Arts and Humanities announced 18 undergraduate recipients of the 2012 Artist Development Fellowship.
Backed by an all-star band, Wynton Marsalis explored the “mulatto identity of our national music” with a rollicking performance and a thoughtful lecture on America’s porous tuneful genres at Sanders Theatre Feb. 6.
Actor and director Tommy Lee Jones ’69 is the recipient of the 2012 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard President Drew Faust on April 26.
All eyes are turned toward China, as it continuously grows in global importance. This phenomenon may have a contemporary ring to it, but the eighteenth ...
Quincy House master Deb Gehrke oversees an annual painting salon called Deb's Paint Bar.
Rick Burkhardt and his team of collaborators recast the song cycle by Austrian composer Franz Schubert to both deepen and lighten the experience of his somber work “Winterreise.” It is at the A.R.T. from Dec. 7 through Jan. 8.
President Drew Faust paid a visit Nov. 17 to the popular undergraduate course anthropology 1010: "The Fundamentals of Archaeological Methods and Reasoning." Faust’s attendance was inspired by a special meeting of the course at the Harvard Ceramics Studio, where students learned how pottery is made, and got to try their hands at making their own pieces.
For Jeanne Gang, who was just awarded one of the twenty-two $500,000 no-strings-attached MacArthur Fellowships, her time as a student and (last semester) ...
Before a rapt audience at Sanders Theatre, jazz great Wynton Marsalis explored the history of American dance in the second lecture in a two-year series, "Hidden in Plain View: Meanings in American Music.”
The tradition of visiting faculty at Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies brings art and insight to the classroom.
A Radcliffe Fellow is working on an opera about the world’s love affair with coffee and how it grew from the bean that made goats jittery to the potion we all get jittery for.