Rihanna named Humanitarian of Year

Singer to accept Harvard Foundation’s award next week

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‘Moonlight’ composer inspired by campus connections

Oscar-nominated alumnus melded love of music with his studies in psychology

To advance sustainability, fight inequality

Study finds urban sustainability efforts must address social and economic disparities

Homeless youth find shelter at student-run Y2Y

Harvard Square space may be the first of its kind in the U.S.



Creativity, medicine and the arts

The Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School presents a series of workshops about the value of an ongoing relationship with the arts while in pursuit of a study of science.

Making metallic hydrogen at Harvard

Nearly a century after it was theorized, Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating metallic hydrogen. In addition to helping scientists answer fundamental questions about the nature of matter, the material is theorized to have a wide range of applications, ranging from room-temperature superconductors to powerful rocket propellant.

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Bogie, Bergman, and the Brattle

Harvard scholars weigh in on the range of factors that have made “Casablanca” one of the most beloved movies in history.

Actress and activist Viola Davis named Harvard Artist of the Year

The Harvard Foundation has named Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis as the 2017 Artist of the Year for her powerhouse performances across TV, film, and theater and philanthropic dedication to her …

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New findings have the potential to help researchers more accurately identify microbiome enzymes and quantify their relative abundance.

Rihanna named Humanitarian of Year

The popular singer Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year, and will come to campus to accept the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony Feb. 28.

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Global Press Freedom in the Trump Era

In the late 1980s, I found myself banned from Indonesia. …

If Democrats Want to Challenge Trump, They Need a New Strategy

And they have to start by prioritizing.

Media & Politics Must Reads, February 24, 2017

Our weekly roundup of news found at the intersection of media, politics, policy and technology, from the Shorenstein Center and from around the web. …

Threads of Diversity

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Practical Lessons from the Great Negotiators

Since 2001, the Program on Negotiation has bestowed the “Great Negotiator Award” on individuals who have successfully negotiated against great odds to accomplish worthy goals. …

The Art of Saying No: Save the Deal, Save the Relationship, and Still Say No

No is perhaps the most important and certainly the most powerful word in the language. For many people, it is
also the hardest to say. …

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most

Whether dealing with a challenging customer, a difficult supplier, an unhappy employee, an unreasonable official, or a demanding boss, we all have conversations we anticipate with dread. …

“The Journey is the Destination” Film Screening and Discussion

The Program on Negotiation Film Series is pleased to present: The Journey is the Destination Thursday, April 6, 2017 6:30 PM Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall Harvard Law School Free and open to the …