Advice for the graduating Class of 2016

At Baccalaureate, Faust calls on seniors to author their own narratives in embracing the unknown

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Watch our 365th Commencement May 25-26

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A collection of stories covering Harvard University's 365th Commencement

Greenblatt and Schiff speak at Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises

Harvard’s chapter of the undergraduate honor society dates back to 1779

Close-ups of Harvard’s 2016 Commencement orators

Speakers will try to inspire the Class of 2016 with encouragement, advice, and food for thought

Harvard’s deep and lasting ties to the U.S. military

ROTC graduates recount how a wide-ranging education is making them better officers

RoboBees can perch to save energy

New technique can extend the flying time of microrobots

Putting the Glass Flowers in new light

Gallery set to reopen after major renovation


Fri., May 27, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

In the Body of the World

Tue., May 31, 2016, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Preparing Health Systems for an Aging Global Population Symposium

Sun., June 5, 2016, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Members Open House

Sun., June 5, 2016, 8:00pm


Tue., June 7, 2016, 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Gallery Talk: Flowers of Evil

Thu., June 16, 2016, 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Gallery Talk: Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt


Spider superheroes at the Harvard Ed Portal

Local students visit the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston for a workshop named Spider Superheroes. The class teaches students all about spiders, and some of the remarkable things they can do, such as jumping really long distances, dancing, living underwater, ballooning through the air, changing colors, and sometimes even being mistaken for jewels. 

The Air Force of the Future | PolicyCast

US Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James discusses the return of the Air Force's Reserve Officer Training Corps to Harvard; how remotely piloted drones have affected the United States' modern approach to warfare; whether serious issues regarding the command and control of US nuclear weapons have been adequately addressed; why the modernization of the nuclear arsenal is worth the $1 trillion it is expected to cost; and how the Air Force can foster more diversity in its ranks.

Latest Harvard Gazette News

The Sustainability Science Program at 10

The Sustainability Science Program celebrates its 10th birthday by welcoming back previous fellows to discuss progress in the field and the challenges ahead.

GSAS presents Centennial Medals

On May 25, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences awarded the Centennial Medal to four alumni who have made extraordinary contributions to society. …

Tradition rings in the 365th Commencement

In celebration of the city of Cambridge and of the country’s oldest university, a number of neighboring churches and institutions ring their bells at the conclusion of Harvard’s 365th …

‘Then, I wanted to run’

Navy SEAL veteran Dan Cnossen, severely wounded in Afghanistan, rebounded to graduate from the Kennedy School, and is bound for the Divinity School.

News from Around Harvard

Class of 2016 Celebrates HRP’s Gabriela Gonzalez Follett with its Staff Appreciation Award

Today at Class Day, we had the great honor of watching our colleague Gabriela Gonzalez Follett rise before the Class of 2016 and accept the Suzanne Richardson Staff

Commencement 2016: Complete Coverage

400x200-commencement-flowers.jpg Note: This story will be updated throughout Commencement week. …

GSAS presents 2016 Centennial Medals

Four outstanding alumni receive highest award On May 25, 2016, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) awarded the Centennial Medal to four alumni who have made extraordinary …

Brion-Meisels Receives Morningstar Award

400x200-gretchen-brion-meisels.jpg “Go to Gretchen” became the unofficial slogan of Prevention Science Practice Program this year, according to one student, and …

Teachings From The TV Preacher

Former Pentecostal televangelist Carlton Pearson visited Harvard recently to announce his donation to the Andover-Harvard Theological Library of his personal archives, which include thousands of …

Listening Is an Overlooked Leadership Tool

Three suggestions to try this week.

Unlimited resolve: Law student makes public service a priority

Doaa Abu Elyounes believes that law can change people’s lives. Now, set to graduate with an LL.M. …

Where Predictive Analytics Is Having the Biggest Impact

Companies are using big data for pricing, maintenance, and more.