Awards


Harvard Professor Melanie Wood Becomes First Woman to Win Waterman Award in Mathematics

The National Science Foundation named Harvard Mathematics professor Melanie M. Wood one of two recipients of the 2021 Alan T. Waterman Award earlier this month, making her the first woman to win the award in mathematics.


Harvard Awards $1 Million to 2021 Climate Change Solutions Fund Recipients

Harvard’s annual Climate Change Solutions Fund awarded $1 million in funding last month to nine projects spanning the University’s 12 schools. The fund, which was founded by former University President Drew G. Faust in 2014, will help finance research initiatives focused on combating climate change and improving clean energy efficiency.


Four Harvard Affiliates Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Four Harvard affiliates were among the 184 recipients of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, an annual award recognizing exceptional scholarly and artistic achievement, the Guggenheim Foundation announced Thursday.


Alan Dershowitz Nominates Kushner, Berkowitz for Nobel Peace Prize For Work on Abraham Accords

Alan M. Dershowitz, professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, nominated former White House advisor Jared C. Kushner ’03 and his deputy Avrahm “Avi” Berkowitz for the Nobel Peace Prize on Sunday for their work on the Abraham Accords.


Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Named Don M. Randel Award Recipient

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences named University Professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr. a recipient of its Don M. Randel Award for Humanistic Studies on Wednesday, making him the seventh honoree since the award’s inception in 1975.


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.


Phi Beta Kappa Inducts Senior 48

Forty-eight College seniors became members of academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa’s Alpha Iota chapter on Nov. 16, joining twenty-four classmates who were elected to the society in April.


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.


Nobel Laureate Michael Kremer Discusses Award-Winning Work with Harvard Students

Economics Professor and 2019 Nobel Laureate Michael R. Kremer ’85 shared insights into his personal journey as an economist with Harvard students during an event Tuesday afternoon at the Smith Campus Center.


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