Awards

FAS

Phi Beta Kappa Selects ‘Senior 48’ for Class of 2017

In total, 48 seniors will be inducted into the oldest undergraduate honor society in the United States, joining the 24 students selected last spring.

Harvard Kennedy School

Panelists Connect Environmentalism and Workers' Rights

Experts looked at connections between environmental protection and workers' rights and honored a fellow panelist for her work promoting safer conditions in nail salons.

Littauer
FAS

Meeting the Demand: Harvard’s Economics Department Works Past Challenges

The Economics Department had " a particularly dark year" in 2015, the department chair said. Now, things are changing.

FAS

Harvard Economics Professor Oliver Hart Wins Joint Nobel Prize

Economics professor Oliver Hart became the most recent in a long line of Harvard faculty members to earn the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, receiving the award in conjunction with MIT professor Bengt Holmström “for their contributions to contract theory."

Louis Menand
FAS

English Prof. Louis Menand Receives National Humanities Medal

Harvard English professor and Pulitzer-winning writer Louis Menand will receive the National Humanities Medal for his writings on cultural history.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Harvard in the World

Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Receives Award As Students Protest

​The Harvard Foundation named Nobel laureate and Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi its 2016 Humanitarian of the Year in a ceremony Saturday, while students from the Harvard Islamic Society stood outside to protest.

College

64 Undergraduates Receive Annual Hoopes Prize

​Sixty-four undergraduates learned Wednesday that they had received the College’s Hoopes Prize, an award that recognizes outstanding scholarly work or research. The majority of this year’s awardees received the prize for their senior theses or senior projects.

Pulitzer Prize winner at Bookstore
Books

Pulitzer Prize winner at Bookstore

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks at Harvard Bookstore about his books, which center around the Vietnam War or, as it’s called in Vietnam, the American War. His debut novel The Sympathizer was just awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Carrie Fisher Accepts Humanist Award
On Campus

Carrie Fisher Accepts Humanist Award

Writer and Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher accepts the Humanist Hub’s Lifetime Achievement award as part of a ceremony held in Memorial Church Monday evening.

Goldsmith Career Award
Harvard Kennedy School

Goldsmith Career Award

Walter Issacson gives the keynote address at the Goldsmith Awards in Political Journalism hosted by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy on Thursday evening evening. Issacson, who is also a Harvard Overseer, accepted the 2016 Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Graduate School of Design

Harvard Art Medal Honors Architect Gehry’s Innovations in Urban Development

Frank O. Gehry will be the first architect to receive the annual Harvard Arts Medal.

College

Pham Named Sixth 2016 Rhodes Scholar from Harvard

​Yen H. Pham ’15-’16 has received a 2016 Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford, the Rhodes Trust announced on Sunday, bringing the total number of Harvard undergraduates to win the prestigious award this year to six.

College

Five Harvard Seniors Win Rhodes Scholarship

Five Harvard undergraduates are winners of the 2016 Rhodes Scholarship, up three from last year when two Harvard students won the award.

Jimmy Fallon on Parade
College

Lampoon Crowns Jimmy Fallon ‘Emperor of Comedy’

The semi-secret Sorrento Square social organization that used to occasionally publish a so-called humor magazine presented Jimmy Fallon with the Elmer Award for Excellence in Humor on Saturday.

Professor wins "genius" grant
Research

Professor wins "genius" grant

Associate professor of sociology and social studies Matthew S. Desmond recently won a MacArthur “Genius” Grant. As an ethnographer and social scientist, he studies the connections between poverty and eviction.