74 Harvard Undergraduates Awarded 2023 Hoopes Prize
This year’s Hoopes Prize-winning topics include a classicist’s examination of transgender lives in ancient Rome, an astrophysicist’s research on superluminous supernovae, and a mechanical engineer’s creation of a compressed air assisted bicycle.
Seventeen Harvard Faculty Elected as American Academy of Arts and Sciences Members
Seventeen Harvard professors were elected to become members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, according to a Wednesday press release by the honorary society.
Cornel West ’74 and Marianne Williamson Discuss Social Justice at Sanders Theatre Award Ceremony
The Department of Peace held its inaugural Cultural Impact Award ceremony Saturday, hosting philosopher and former Harvard professor Cornel R. West ’74 and presidential candidate Marianne D. Williamson at a two-hour long event at Sanders Theatre.
‘Father of Environmental Justice’ Robert Bullard Honored by Harvard Law School Environmental Law Society
The Harvard Law School Environmental Law Society presented Robert D. Bullard with the Horizon Award in an award ceremony Tuesday evening.
Phi Beta Kappa Elects ‘Junior 24’ from Class of 2024
This year’s “Junior 24” learned Monday afternoon that they had been selected to join Harvard College’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society.
Harvard Medical School Professor Michael Greenberg Wins Brain Prize for Neuroplasticity Research
Harvard Medical School professor Michael E. Greenberg has won The 2023 Brain Prize for his decades-long research on brain plasticity, alongside University of Cambridge professor Christine E. Holt and Max Planck Institute Director Erin M. Schuman.
Harvard Kennedy School Hosts Panel Featuring Six Investigative Journalists in Running for Goldsmith Prize
The Harvard Kennedy School hosted a virtual panel featuring the six finalists of the 2023 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting Wednesday afternoon.
Harvard Graduate School of Education Celebrates 21st Annual Alumni of Color Conference
The Harvard Graduate School of Education held its 21st annual Alumni of Color Conference on Friday and Saturday, marking the first fully in-person iteration of the conference since the start of the pandemic.
Harvard President Lawrence Bacow Awarded Prairie View A&M University President’s Medal
Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow was awarded the Prairie View A&M University President’s Medal by the university's outgoing president Ruth J. Simmons at a Monday afternoon ceremony.
Seven Harvard Affiliates Awarded Schwarzman Scholarship
Seven Harvard students were named Schwarzman scholars this year, winning a one-year, fully-paid master's degree opportunity at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Sílvia Casacuberta Puig ’23 Named Eighth Harvard Rhodes Scholar This Year
Dunster House resident Sílvia Casacuberta Puig ’23, who hails from Barcelona, Spain, was selected as an international Rhodes Scholar last month.
Phi Beta Kappa Taps ‘Senior 48’ from Harvard Class of 2023
Forty-eight Harvard College seniors on Monday learned they were tapped to join Harvard’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. They join 25 of their classmates who were inducted in the spring.
Seven Harvard Students Selected as Rhodes Scholars from U.S., South Africa
Seven members of Harvard’s Class of 2023 have been selected as Rhodes Scholars to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford.
Harvard Math Professor Melanie Matchett Wood Wins ‘Genius Grant’
Harvard Mathematics professor Melanie Matchett Wood was named one of 25 recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship for her work in “addressing the foundational questions in number theory from the perspective of arithmetic statistics.”
Former Fed Chair Bernanke ’75 Wins Nobel Prize in Economics
Former Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve Ben S. Bernanke ’75 was one of three recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics Monday morning.
Carolyn Bertozzi ’88 Becomes First Female Harvard College Graduate to Win Nobel Prize
Carolyn R. Bertozzi ’88 was one of three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry “for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry,” the Nobel Committee announced Wednesday morning.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Laverne Cox to be Awarded Harvard’s Highest Honor for African and African American Studies
Seven individuals — including basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and actress Laverne Cox — will be awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal.
Harvard Alumni Association Announces Six Recipients of HAA Alumni Award
The Harvard Alumni Association announced on Friday the recipients of its annual HAA Alumni Award, which recognizes alumni’s extraordinary contributions to Harvard through leadership and service.
Women’s Leadership Award Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Honoring Three Harvard Seniors
The Harvard College Women’s Center celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Women’s Leadership Awards, expanding the number of recipients from one to three graduating seniors.
Harvard Divinity School Names Five Recipients of Peter J. Gomes Honors
The Harvard Divinity School Alumni/Alumnae Council named the five recipients of its Peter J. Gomes Distinguished Alumni Honors earlier this month — a distinction named in honor of Gomes, who taught at Harvard for four decades and served as Pusey Minister of Memorial Church.
Washington Post Columnist Michele Norris Honored with Goldsmith Career Award
Washington Post columnist Michele L. Norris was awarded the 2022 Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism at an event hosted Tuesday by Harvard’s Shorenstein Center and the Harvard Institute of Politics.
Brent Renaud, Acclaimed Filmmaker and Ex-Nieman Fellow Killed in Ukraine, Remembered as ‘Incredibly Kind’ and ‘Relentless’
Acclaimed filmmaker and former Nieman Foundation fellow Brent A. Renaud was killed on March 13 by Russian forces in Irpin, a suburb of Kyiv, while filming Ukrainian refugees fleeing from the war.
Harvard Kennedy School Professor Sheila Jasanoff ’64 Awarded Prestigious Holberg Prize
Harvard Kennedy School professor Sheila S. Jasanoff received the 2022 Holberg Prize, which is described by some as the “Nobel Prize for social science and humanities.” Jasanoff will be officially presented with the award on June 9 during a ceremony in Norway.
Massachusetts Awards SEAS $3 Million for Wearable Tech Research
The Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, a state agency, has awarded Harvard $3 million to support the development of next-generation robotics and wearable technologies.
Civil Rights Lawyer Sherrilyn Ifill Chosen for 2022 Radcliffe Medal
Sherrilyn Ifill, an influential civil rights lawyer who leads the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, will receive the 2022 Radcliffe Medal, Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study announced last Friday.