Steven Spielberg: Find a ‘villain to vanquish’

Filmmaker urges graduates to make their ‘character-defining’ choices wisely

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Commencement News

A sunny day and even brighter futures

At Harvard's 365th Commencement, the emphasis is on congratulations, rituals, and, most of all, celebrations

In 20 photos, the splendid tapestry of Commencement

See the many sides of Harvard’s celebratory ritual

Putting the Glass Flowers in new light

Gallery set to reopen after major renovation

RoboBees can perch to save energy

New technique can extend the flying time of microrobots

New member of Harvard Corporation

David Rubenstein will assume role in July of 2017


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

Fri., June 17, 2016, 12:30pm - 1:15pm

Museum Highlights Tour by Harvard Student Guides


Filmmaker Steven Spielberg Speech | Harvard Commencement 2016

Director, producer, and screenwriter Steven Spielberg, gave his speech at Harvard's 365th Commencement on May 26, 2016 at Tercentenary Theatre.

Rashida Jones: Class Day Speech | Harvard Commencement 2016

Actress and advocate Rashida Jones '97 addresses graduating seniors at Harvard’s Senior Class Day ceremony on May 25, 2016 at Tercentenary Theatre.

Latest Harvard Gazette News

Janet Yellen, honored by Radcliffe, ponders economy

Janet L. Yellen, chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the country’s central banking system, accepted the Radcliffe Medal at a luncheon in Radcliffe Yard, and discussed …

The splendid tapestry of Commencement

Photos show the many sides of Harvard's 2016 Commencement festivities.

Spielberg: Find a ‘villain to vanquish’

In his Commencement address, veteran filmmaker Steven Spielberg urged the members of Harvard’s Class of 2016 to stick to their morals and act when necessary.

Harnessing the strength of the alumni community

Martin J. "Marty" Grasso Jr. '78 is the new president of the Harvard Alumni Association, taking the reins from Paul L. Choi '86, J.D. '89.

News from Around Harvard

Who’s going to Vote? New Research Provides Clues

Research suggests that specific campaign tactics could be used to incite voters to cast their ballots

Catherine Howard wins the David Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Award

Catherine Howard '16 is the winner of the inaugural David A. …

Happy Workplaces Can Also Be Candid Workplaces

There’s no trade-off between being kind and being honest.

Space for Change: Alaina Harper, Ed.L.D.'16

400x200-alaina-harper.jpg The Ed.L.D. Program has a saying — you have to transform yourself in order to transform the sector. This is what Ed.L.D. …

The Dirty Little Secret About Digitally Transforming Operations

New technology doesn’t matter as much as new mindsets.

Video: 2016 Diploma Awarding Ceremony

Congratulations to the class of 2016, who received their diplomas during the HDS Diploma Awarding Ceremony on May 26, 2016. …

Breaking with Tradition

Marcel Acosta (LF ’01) wrote with a heads-up that the National Capital Planning Commission has announced the top 30 candidates of the Memorials of the Future competition. …