Awards


MacArthur ‘Genius’ Andrews Lauded for ‘Ridiculous Smarts,’ ‘Ridiculous Amount of Kindness’

Andrews was named a 2020 MacArthur Fellow in October, receiving $625,000 for his work overcoming statistical inference problems in empirical economics. The grant itself gives him flexibility to take more unpaid leave and focus on research, Andrews explained, but it is also a tremendous honor in its own right.


Six Harvard Seniors Tapped — Virtually — for Rhodes Scholarship

Six members of Harvard’s Class of 2021 reacted with tears of gratitude, shouts through windows, and dozens of phone calls to socially distanced friends and families after receiving the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship this weekend.


Harvard MCB Prof. Catherine Dulac Wins 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Harvard Molecular and Cellular Biology professor Catherine Dulac won a 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, one of the most prestigious and lucrative awards in the sciences, the prize’s foundation announced Thursday.


Danielle Allen Awarded Kluge Prize by Library of Congress

The Library of Congress named University Professor Danielle S. Allen as the 2020 recipient of the John W. Kluge Prize Monday, an international award for scholarly achievement in disciplines not covered by the Nobel Prizes.


Eighty Harvard Undergraduates Awarded 2020 Hoopes Prize

Each year, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences awards Hoopes Prizes to honor College seniors by “recognizing, promoting, honoring, and rewarding excellence in the work of undergraduates and their capabilities and skills in any subject.”


24 Juniors Tapped For Phi Beta Kappa

Twenty-four College juniors were informed Monday afternoon of their selection as inductees into the Alpha Iota chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society.


Philanthropist Melinda Gates to Receive Radcliffe Medal

Melinda A. Gates will receive the Radcliffe Medal in May in recognition of her significant impact on women and girls worldwide through her work as a philanthropist and entrepreneur, Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study announced Tuesday.


Seven Harvard Seniors Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Seven members of Harvard’s Class of 2020 have won the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, the American and Canadian secretaries of the Rhodes Trust announced Saturday and Sunday, respectively.


Cristina Jiménez Calls for Community Activism in 2019 Robert Coles Lecture

Jiménez received the 13th annual Robert Coles “Call of Service” Award at First Parish Church in Cambridge for co-founding United We Dream, an advocacy group for young immigrants.


Harvard Professor Wins Biomedical Science Award

Rockefeller University named Harvard Chemistry Professor Xiaowei Zhuang as the 2019 recipient of the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize — an international award celebrating women in biomedical science.


Harvard University Professor Danielle Allen Receives Governor’s Award in the Humanities

University Professor Danielle S. Allen received a 2019 Governor's Award at the annual Massachusetts Humanities Dinner Sunday evening.


Queen Latifah

Dana Elaine Owens, better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, was awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal Tuesday. The award recognizes individuals for their contributions to African and African American culture.


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