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Buddhist Leader Speaks About Interdependence on Harvard Stop

The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, the leader of one sect of Buddhism, stopped at Harvard on his two-month tour of the United States to deliver a lecture.

Ishiguro Book Signing
Harvard Square

Ishiguro Book Signing

Author Kazuo Ishiguro signs copies of his novels for fans in Memorial Church.

Kazuo Ishiguro with Robert Birnbaum

Scene and Heard: Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro is a Big Deal, both capitals intended. Following his breakthrough 1989 novel “The Remains of the Day,” he’s kept it up over a career of over two decades with a string of bestsellers. You might remember his last, the heartwrenching “Never Let Me Go,” from its movie adaptation starring the equally heartwrenching Andrew Garfield. His new novel, “The Buried Giant,” is big even by Ishiguro’s standards: It’s his first in 10 years, and expectations are higher than Memorial Church’s steeple.

Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Fellow Talks Novel, Nuances of Sri Lankan Politics

Radcliffe Institute fellow V.V. Ganeshananthan ’02 discussed the process of writing her upcoming novel about Sri Lankan politics on Wednesday afternoon.

Paul J. Barreira

Harvard Thinks Healthy Features Diverse Health Topics

Wednesday’s second annual Harvard Thinks Healthy event featured a wide range of topics, including the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and undergraduate mental health at Harvard.

Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro

Acclaimed novelist Kazuo Ishiguro speaks at a Harvard Book Store signing event for his latest novel “The Buried Giant” in Memorial Church.

Student Groups

Officials Talk Economic Relationships at US-China Forum

Keynote speakers at the Harvard US-China Economic Forum stressed the importance of building economic relationships abroad, as well as fostering connections among domestic groups, on Saturday.

Faust in China
Central Administration

Faust Discusses Climate Change at Beijing's Tsinghua University

In a speech in Beijing Tuesday morning, University President Drew G. Faust reiterated her argument that universities can help combat climate change through their research endeavors.

On Genetics and Population Bottlenecks

Lecturer Examines Evolution 70,000 Years After Volcanic Eruption

Stanley H. Ambrose, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, lectured on the behavioral differences between modern humans and Neanderthals, and the implication of those differences in the context of environmental degradation more than 70,000 years ago.


College To Host Freshman Formal On Campus

The move will mark the first time that Harvard has hosted freshman formal on campus since at least 2007. In the past, the College has hosted the event at hotels throughout Boston.


FM Imagines: Ye Olde Yardefeste, 1873

It’s a semester and a half into your freshman year at Harvard: You’ve given up on three start-ups, stopped going to the gym, and come to the realization that this school has enough sausage to stimulate Upton Sinclair’s journalistic appetite. But Upton Sinclair hasn’t been born yet and the absence of females in your life isn’t the product of spitting bad game or being denied into the Fly.


Harvard Relay for Life Sets Goal of $60K

The overnight fundraising walk, one of many nationwide, features team members walking laps around Gordon Indoor Track for up to 12 hours, as well as other activities that have included live band performance and free massages in the past.

Princess Nokia

Princess Nokia

Princess Nokia talks to fans after her new music video screening of "Young Girls" at the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute.

50 Years After Selma

Students Discuss Legacy of Selma Marches

Students discussed current and past social justice movements, Ferguson, and racism at an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery.

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction

Freshman Advising: Under Construction