Awards

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.

 Nikki Haley Receives Harvard Foundation Honor
Race

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Honored for Flag Removal

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley received an award of appreciation for her calls to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state capitol.

W.E.B. Du Bois Medal Ceremony
College

W.E.B. Du Bois Medal Ceremony

The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research presents Marian W. Edelman with the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal at Sanders Theater on Wednesday afternoon.

W.E.B. Du Bois Medal Ceremony
Events

Nas and Eric Holder Honored With W.E.B. Du Bois Medal

Harvard presents the medals annually to individuals in recognition of extraordinary contributions to African American culture and the “life of the mind.”

Year in Review - Rob Lue
FAS

Following Rise in Teaching Awards, Some Question Criteria

In the last 15 years, recipients for the Certificate of Distinction for TFs, TAs, and CAs has increased dramatically, from 350 in the spring of 1999 to 513 in the spring of 2015.