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


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

Dwyer, Duvnjak and Lang Earn USILA/Nike All-America Honors

Devin Dwyer and Bobby Duvnjak of the Harvard men’s lacrosse team were placed on the 2016 USILA/Nike All-America third team, while Joe Lang received honorable mention as announced by the United …

Janet Yellen Says the Fed Could Raise Rates ‘in the Coming Months’

Fed chairwoman doesn’t point to a particular central bank meeting for the next rate increaseThe Wall Street Journal highlights Federal Reserve Chair Yellen as the recipient of the Radcliffe Medal …

Yellen Says Fed Hike Probably Appropriate in ‘Coming Months’

Bloomberg reports on Chair Janet Yellen's remarks as she accepts the 2016 Radcliffe Medal at the Radcliffe Institute. …

Prosperity and Equality

Harvard Magazine says of the Radcliffe Day 2016 panel, Building an Economy for Prosperity and Equality, "featured some of the most interesting researchers addressing these problems as participants in …

GALLERY: Harvard Law School Commencement 2016

On Thursday May 26, 2016, the Harvard Law School Class of 2016 officially became HLS graduates. Here is a look at their day of celebration, filled with families, friends, and some cute kids.

Janet Yellen Talks Policy and Inequality at Radcliffe Day Celebration

Harvard Magazine says of Radcliffe Medalist Federal Reserve Chair, "Yellen has been unapologetic in her view that restraining inequality is inherent in the Fed’s mandate, a role which has cemented …

Fed Chair Janet Yellen: ‘Probably’ Ready to Raise Interest Rates in Coming Months

The Washington Post features Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's and Ben Bernanke's remarks at the Radcliffe Institute. …

Harvard continues to partner with Food For Free, donates nearly 4,000 meals following Commencement

Following its recent commencement exercises, Harvard University donated approximately 5,000 lbs. …