Awards


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.


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.


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