Awards


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.


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.


Michael Kremer

Michael R. Kremer, the Gates Professor of Developing Societies, jointly received the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics along with two colleagues "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty."


Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

University professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who also directs the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, spoke at the W.E.B. Du Bois Award Ceremony Tuesday.


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.


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.


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.


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