Mahindra Humanities Award

Mahindra Humanities Award

J. M. Coetzee, the winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature, was presented with the Mahindra Award for Global Distinction in the Humanities in Sanders Theatre.

Mahindra Humanities Award
Central Administration

Author J.M. Coetzee Receives Inaugural Mahindra Award for the Humanities

The ceremony included an appearance by University President Lawrence S. Bacow and a discussion among 11 distinguished humanities scholars.

Chappelle, Joyner, and Kaepernick
On Campus

Kaepernick, Chappelle, Stevenson Receive W.E.B. Du Bois Medals in an Overflowing Sanders

Harvard’s thousand-seat Sanders Theatre was packed to the gills for the annual presentation of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal in celebration of diversity and activism.

View from the Top
Department of Athletics

Scalise to Receive National Award for Excellence in Athletic Administration

Scalise, who wrote he was surprised by the May 9 announcement of the award, will share this year’s award with Yale Athletic Director Thomas Beckett.

huds items

HUDS Wins National Dining Services Medals

​Harvard University Dining Services recently won three medals from the National Association of College and University Food Services.

Throne of Knowledge

Seventy-Three Undergraduates Win Annual Hoopes Prize

The award comes with $5,000 per awardee, along with a $2,000 honorarium for faculty nominators who oversaw student projects.

University Hall

Eight Harvard Professors Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Eight Harvard professors numbered among the 173 scholars, artists, and writers from the United States and Canada awarded prestigious Guggenheim fellowships earlier this month.

Transcript Project Presentation
Visual Arts

Six Undergrads Win Inaugural ‘Transcript Project’

To participate in the inaugural Transcript Project, a contest for undergraduates, students submitted a piece of work that reflected on their academic experiences at Harvard not captured by their grades.

Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Professor Jane Mansbridge Wins Top Political Science Award

The committee chose to honor Mansbridge for her “field-defining contributions to our understanding of the theory and practice of democracy, political representation and deliberation as well as feminist theory.'

Cass R. Sunstein
Harvard Law School

Law School Professor Cass R. Sunstein Wins Holberg Prize

“It felt like squash had been made an Olympic sport, and I had been informed that I made the team,” Sunstein said.

Hillary Clinton
Radcliffe Institute

Hillary Clinton to Receive Radcliffe Medal

​Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton will receive the Radcliffe Medal on May 25, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study announced in a press release Thursday.

Artist of the Year: Solange Knowles

Artist of the Year: Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles accepted the Artist of the Year award from the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, Saturday evening in Sanders Theater.

The Past, Present, and Future of Violence
Student Groups

Steven Pinker Receives Humanist Award

Psychology professor Steven A. Pinker received the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism at a ceremony Sunday afternoon.

Solange Knowles
Student Groups

Harvard Foundation Honors Solange as Artist of the Year

​The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations awarded Solange Knowles their artist of the year award in front of a sold-out crowd Saturday evening.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Harvard in the World

Harvard Foundation Criticizes Myanmar Leader

The Harvard Foundation called on Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi to better address her country’s ongoing persecution and expulsion of Rohingya Muslims.