Awards


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.”


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.


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.


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.


Two Harvard Seniors Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Neuroscience concentrators Nidhi Patel ’22 and Marissa G. Sumathipala ’22 were among 23 students in the United States tapped for the 2022 Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Gates Cambridge announced in early February.


Harvard School of Public Health Prof. Receives Award for Vaccine Research Education

Kizzmekia S. Corbett, an assistant professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health, was awarded the 2022 Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science from the American Association for the Advancement of Science earlier this month.


Hanif Kara, GSD Professor, Bestowed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Award

Hanif Kara, professor in the practice of Architectural Technology at the Graduate School of Design, was bestowed the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire award for his work in architecture, engineering, and education last month.


Eight Harvard Affiliates Named 2023 Schwarzman Scholars

Eight Harvard affiliates, including five seniors at the College, were named Schwarzman Scholars last month. The prestigious scholarship allows students to study China and its relationship with the rest of the world.


Two Canadian Harvard Seniors Tapped for Rhodes Scholarship, Joining Four Americans

Two Canadian Harvard seniors were awarded the Rhodes Scholarship, the Canadian secretary of the Rhodes Trust announced Sunday, joining the four Harvard seniors announced as American Rhodes Scholars the day before.


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