As the new dean of Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education, Huntington D. Lambert is charged with continuing to blend technology with teaching and learning to serve highly motivated students who invest their time to advance their education through the Extension School, Summer School, Professional Development Programs, and the Institute for Learning in Retirement.
Selim Berker, an assistant professor of philosophy, and Joshua Greene, the John and Ruth Hazel Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, are this year’s winners of the Roslyn Abramson Award, given annually to assistant or associate professors for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Five faculty members have been awarded Harvard College Professorships: Joseph D. Harris, Steven R. Levitsky, Michael Puett, Jennifer L. Roberts, and Maryellen Ruvolo. The Harvard College Professorships are five-year appointments. They provide faculty with extra support for research or scholarly activities and a semester of paid leave or a summer salary.
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).
Kate McFarlin, president of the Harvard Club of Shanghai, wears her dual enthusiasms for Harvard and China on her sleeve.
Professor Anne Harrington and her husband, MIT Museum Director John Durant, have been appointed master and co-master of Pforzheimer House.
A grandmother’s gift was the inspiration for this year’s winner of the Visiting Committee Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting. Catherine Katz ’13 was ...
Shaw Chen, treasurer of the Harvard Club of Shanghai, learned a lot from the College’s East Asian studies classes, but got plenty of experience outside the classroom as well.
A team of Harvard scholars is cataloging, and transcribing, and digitizing thousands of 18th- and 19th-century anti-slavery petitions held in the Massachusetts State Archives.
Steven Rozensk and Matthew Sergi have collaborated with the American Repertory Theater for a public reading of the epic poem “Beowulf” in its original Old English. There is a free reading from noon to 5 p.m. at the A.R.T. on April 25.
As a region-wide lockdown closed Harvard, University officials struggled with the difficult decision to cancel Visitas, Harvard College’s program for newly admitted students. Members of the Harvard community used social media to reach out to those who had planned to attend the event.
As Greater Boston shut down during Friday’s manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Harvard halted too — and found peace, togetherness, and hope.
Harvard College will increase its financial aid budget for the 2013–14 academic year by $10 million, or 5.8 percent, bringing the total to a record $182 million. Since 2007, Harvard’s investment in financial aid for undergraduates at the College has increased by 88 percent.
David W. Oxtoby has been elected president of Harvard’s Board of Overseers for 2013-14. Lynn Chang will become vice chair of the board’s executive committee.
Harvard College and Graduate School of Design alumnus Paul Tange is changing skylines across Asia through the work of his Tokyo-based architecture firm, Tange Associates.
A Woodberry Poetry Room exhibition features the “Phone-a-Poem” archive, a Cambridge-based service that for 25 years allowed callers to dial in and listen to a famous poet recite his or her work as it was played back on an answering machine.
Twenty students who were chosen by lottery to join Professor Matthew Nock and Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds at her house for a “fireside chat.” The event was the second in a new series meant to connect undergraduates with faculty members in an open, informal, and welcoming atmosphere.
Welcoming the parents of the Class of 2014 in Sanders Theatre during Junior Parents Weekend, President Drew Faust spoke of the importance of something that people may strive to avoid: the risk of failure.
Harvard freshman Christina Gao is also a top-ranked figure skater, and is doing so well in competitions that she’s taking a leaving from school to train for the Olympics.
Driven by historic levels of financial aid, the number of applications to Harvard College remained high this year. Applications reached a record 35,022, the third consecutive year with numbers near 35,000. Last year 34,303 applied, and two years ago 34,950 did.
A video documents how some Harvard students spent their free time during Wintersession, the period between academic terms that fosters creative learning.
Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds discussed her book “The Nature of Difference: Sciences of Race in the United States from Jefferson to Genomics” before 50 students as part of Wintersession activities.
A group of Harvard computer science students traveled to Tanzania in January to lend their programming skills to the mission of improving health care there. The trip included founders and the first cohort of fellows for a new program begun by the student group Tech in the World.
Charles H.W. “Henry” Foster, a 20-year associate of the Harvard Forest, a Harvard College alumnus, and for decades one of the nation’s leading environmental policy experts, died of cancer on Oct. 4 at the age of 85 in Needham, Mass.
Harvard College has admitted 895 students to the Class of 2017 under the Early Action program, an increase of 16 percent over last year.
More than 100 Harvard students, along with their families and friends, gathered in the Radcliffe Gymnasium on Dec. 6 to celebrate the 2012-13 Midyear Graduates Recognition Ceremony. The event recognized students who graduate in November or March, off the usual Commencement cycle.
Hundreds of students — hackers and newcomers alike — showed off their programming chops at Monday’s CS50 Fair, a raucous exhibit of mobile apps, websites, and other projects created for Harvard’s wildly popular computer science class.
The second House renewal test project, Leverett’s McKinlock Hall, is scheduled to begin in June. The project will result in greater common and recreational space for students, which will help foster community and nurture learning.
Patricia A. King, the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Medicine, Ethics, and Public Policy at Georgetown Law Center, plans to step down from the Harvard Corporation at the end of December, the University announced today.
Leah Rosovsky, executive administrative dean at Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences, will become Harvard University’s vice president for strategy and programs, President Drew Faust announced today.
The decision to cancel the ING New York City Marathon didn’t stop Harvard College seniors Samantha Whitmore and Meredith Baker from running their own fundraising marathon on Sunday to raise awareness and funds for victims of the devastation in the tri-state area.
The Hutchins Family Foundation is giving $30 million to Harvard that will support academic initiatives in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and also launch the Hutchins Family Challenge Fund for House Renewal.
The Faculty Council met on Oct. 10 and discussed a variety of College matters.
Author and Harvard Law School graduate John Osborn Jr. rose to fame in the ’70s with the publication of his book “The Paper Chase” about his experience at the School. He sat down for a Q-and-A session with Dean Martha Minow on the book’s 40th anniversary.
The College Events Board welcomed back Harvard students on Friday with its annual outdoor festival. This year’s event transformed Harvard Yard into a carnival, complete with a bounce house, dunk tank, games, music, and carnival food.
Forced indoors by rain, College freshmen gathered in Sanders Theatre and the Memorial Church to become formal members of the Class of 2016 at Harvard’s annual convocation.
Harvard Provost Alan M. Garber announced July 26 the appointment of Paul J. Barreira, M.D., as director of Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) and Henry K. Oliver Professor of Hygiene.
EdX, the online learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and launched in May, announced today the addition of the University of California, Berkeley, to its platform.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard College announced plans to launch the systemwide effort to renew the University’s 12 undergraduate Houses. The announcement unveils Dunster as the first full House to be renewed, along with the location of “swing” housing, and the pacing for the project.
Harvard University today announced plans to undertake a wide-ranging construction program that will result in the creation of nearly 3,600 local construction jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in new local economic activity while ultimately funneling approximately $10 million into Cambridge city coffers in permitting fees alone.
Harvard University President Drew Faust today announced the opening of the 2013 Winter Break grant cycle for the President’s January Innovation Fund for Faculty. Proposals may be submitted online until Sept. 21.
On the roof of the Gordon Indoor Track and Tennis building, workers installed rooftop solar panels as part of what has become Harvard’s largest solar energy project. It is part of Harvard’s commitment to sustainability and its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2016 (from a 2006 baseline).
In four years at Harvard College, hard work and determination have propelled Patrick Staropoli to a 3.94 grade point average and earned him a place in Phi Beta Kappa. But when folks in Staropoli’s home state of Florida talk about his drive, they’re usually referring to the fact that he races super late-model series stock cars.
The Student Organization Center at Hilles should feel more like home when Harvard undergraduates return to campus in the fall — that is, if home has a performance-quality audio system, a high-definition flat-screen TV, top-of-the-line gaming, Starbucks-level coffee drinks, and space in which to party or to meet with several hundred friends.
A longtime partnership at the Radcliffe Institute pairs students and fellows on a range of scholarly projects and research.
A breakdown of degrees awarded at Harvard's 361st Commencement.
Physicist Jenny Hoffman and political theorist Eric Beerbohm have won the Roslyn Abramson Award, given annually to assistant or associate professors for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
At Class Day, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank ’61, J.D. ’77, and comedian Andy Samberg offered words of wisdom and wit to Harvard’s graduating Class of 2012.
This year’s accomplished trio of Commencement orators draws inspiration from diverse sources, from the late Rev. Peter J. Gomes to Japanese haiku to the Latin inscription on Dexter Gate.
Keith Wright calls his decision to come to Harvard “the best in my life.” Crimson basketball fans would agree. The forward and his teammates have made history since he arrived in 2008, transforming a losing program into one of the Ivy League’s most successful.