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."
Harvard English professor and Pulitzer-winning writer Louis Menand will receive the National Humanities Medal for his writings on cultural history.
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.
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.
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.
Frank O. Gehry will be the first architect to receive the annual Harvard Arts Medal.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley received an award of appreciation for her calls to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state capitol.
Harvard presents the medals annually to individuals in recognition of extraordinary contributions to African American culture and the “life of the mind.”