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

Janet Yellen to receive Radcliffe Medal

Radcliffe Day program also features Ben Bernanke, Gregory Mankiw, and Cecilia Rouse

In 20 photos, the splendid tapestry of Commencement

See the many sides of Harvard’s celebratory ritual

Rashida Jones gives advice to the Class of 2016

Amid the humor, Class Day speaker tells graduates: ‘Don’t count on the system; protect your instinct to care; and choose love’

12 seniors honored at ROTC commissioning ceremony

Ceremony for the Class of 2016 was held in Tercentenary Theatre

New member of Harvard Corporation

David Rubenstein will assume role in July of 2017

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


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

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.

Going forward, a look back

The University in 2015-16 saw milestones related to diversity, scientific advances, and the renaming of the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

News from Around Harvard

Grant will support Criminal Justice Policy Program’s work to reform unfair financial obligations in criminal cases

Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Policy Program has received a generous grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. …

Reflections of the Class of 2016: Favorite Memory

J.D.'s and LL.M's from the class of 2016 share some favorite memories of their time at HLS.

The one-pull press and printing on half sheets

One of the first things fledging historical bibliographers are taught is to identify formats: take a sheet of paper and fold it once to give folio format, fold again to make a quarto gathering, and …

Chase Mason accepts faculty position

Chase Mason, Arnold Arboretum Putnam Fellow, has accepted a faculty position as an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Central Florida. …

Blackberry doom

Victoria Elliot, College '16, tries her hand out with an original climate fiction story.

Water on the Moon?

Prior to the Apollo missions to the Moon, scientists speculated that volatiles - including water - may have accumulated in permanently shaded regions at the poles. …

‘Then, I wanted to run’

Pushing past devastating injuries, veteran Daniel Cnossen earns master’s degree from Kennedy School