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William G. Kaelin, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Recipient
Awards

William G. Kaelin, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Recipient

William G. Kaelin is the Sidney Farber Professor of Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Brigham & Women’s Hospital at the Harvard Medical School.

William G. Kaelin doing lab work
Medicine

William G. Kaelin doing lab work

William G. Kaelin — professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital — has been named a winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.

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Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Professor Kaelin Awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine

Harvard Medical School professor William G. Kaelin won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his research discoveries on how cells use oxygen. The prize was jointly awarded to Kaelin alongside Oxford professor Peter J. Ratcliffe and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine professor Gregg L. Semenza.

Jerry X. Mitrovica
FAS

Harvard EPS Professor Jerry Mitrovica Awarded a MacArthur Fellowship

Harvard Earth and Planetary Sciences professor Jerry X. Mitrovica was one of 26 individuals awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship Wednesday.

Ignobel Awards Speaker
Science

Ignobel Awards Speaker

Ten Ig Nobel awards have been awarded every year since 1991. One prize awarded in 2019 for medicine advances honors the collecting of evidence that pizza might protect against illness and death.

Ignobel Awards in Sanders Theater
Science

Ignobel Awards in Sanders Theater

The Ig Nobel awards are presented by real Nobel laureates in a ceremony at Sanders Theater on Harvard University's campus.

Ignobel Awards Crowd
Science

Ignobel Awards Crowd

Organized by the Annals of Improbable Research, the Ig Nobel awards are held every year to honor "achievements that make people laugh, then think".

Ignobel Paper Airplanes
Science

Ignobel Paper Airplanes

The Ig Nobel awards begin every year with attendees throwing paper airplanes through Sanders Theater.

Tracy K. Smith
On Campus

Tracy K. Smith

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tracy K. Smith was awarded the 2019 Harvard Arts Medal on Thursday evening. Smith is currently serving as the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States.

Tracy K. Smith
Alumni

Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith Awarded 2019 Harvard Arts Medal

The medal is awarded annually to alumni of Harvard or Radcliffe for their achievements in the arts. Past recipients include Margaret E. Atwood ’62 and Matt P. Damon ’92.

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Faculty

National Academy of Sciences Elects Nine Harvard Professors

These 100 new members elevate the Academy’s active membership to 2,347 scientists. Election to the small and exclusive group, comprising “the country’s leading researchers,” is one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive, according to the Academy’s website.

Harvard Ed Portal
Allston

Bacow Speaks at Allston Grant Awards Ceremony

University President Lawrence S. Bacow honored 16 grant recipients of the Harvard Allston Partnership Fund — a program that supports neighborhood improvement projects and educational programming for Allston-Brighton residents — at a ceremony Monday afternoon.

GPA Cutoffs
Commencement

Over the Past Decade, Harvard Seniors Faced Rising GPA Cutoffs for Latin Honors

Students in the Class of 2018 needed to earn a 3.62 GPA to qualify for “cum laude,” the lowest level of Latin honors. A student graduating in the Class of 2009, however, only needed to earn a 3.448 overall GPA to be eligible for the same distinction.

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College

Private School Graduates Overrepresented Among Phi Beta Kappa Inductees

The students elected to Harvard’s chapter of the national academic society Phi Beta Kappa each year boast near-perfect grades and glowing recommendations. Most of them also hold diplomas from wealthy private high schools or well-funded public ones.

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College

Phi Beta Kappa Welcomes 24 New Harvard Juniors

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

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