Knowledge Identifier: &Harvard_University
Category: Sciences (600)
Founded in 1836.
Countries: United States (71%), (6%), United Kingdom (4%)
Linked to: Radcliffe College, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard College, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Robert Gould Shaw - From 1856 until 1859, Shaw attended Harvard University, where he was a member of the Porcellian Club, but he withdrew before graduating
Francis C. Barlow - He studied law at Harvard University, graduated first in his class, and was practicing law on the staff of the New York Tribune newspaper when the Civil War broke out in 1861
Harvard became a founding member of the Association of American Universities in 1900
Cy Young - In February 1902, before the start of the baseball season, Young served as a pitching coach at Harvard University
William James Sidis - Although the University had previously refused to let his father enroll him at age nine because he was still a child, Sidis set a record in 1909 by becoming the youngest person to enroll at Harvard University
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. - Unlike his little brother Quentin, who, like his father, was naturally gifted intellectually and sailed through Harvard, studies did not come easy for Ted. He persisted however and graduated from Harvard University in 1909 after attending Groton School where he became, like his father, a member of the Porcellian Club
Haskell Curry - He entered Harvard University in 1916 to study medicine but switched to mathematics before graduating in 1920
Albert Hamilton Gordon - Past 100 years old he continued to serve as the chairman of the Trollope Society and as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Roxbury Latin School, having graduated from there in 1919 and served as a Trustee since 1940; among his philanthropic activities were generous donations both to the School and to Harvard University
John Redcliffe-Maud, Baron Redcliffe-Maud - In 1928, he gained a one-year scholarship to Harvard University
Gustav Holst - A late flowering of academic life came when Harvard University offered him a lectureship for the first six months of 1932.
Happy Chandler - In 1936, Chandler was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the &University_of_Kentucky; the following year, Harvard University awarded him the same degree
Frank Knox - It seems probable that his Canadian roots led his widow, Annie Reid Knox in 1948 to endow several fellowships in his name - the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships - which allow scholars from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom to pursue graduate study at Harvard University or allow recent graduates of Harvard University to travel and research in ex-commonwealth countries
Harold Brodkey - After graduating from Harvard University in 1952, Brodkey began his writing career by contributing short stories to "The New Yorker" and other magazines
Jacques Chirac - In 1953, after graduating from "Sciences Po" (more formally known as the Paris Institute of Political Studies), he attended Harvard University's summer school, before entering the ENA, the Grande ecole National School of Administration, which trains France's top civil servants, in 1957.
Ernst Mayr - Mayr joined the faculty of Harvard University in 1953, where he served as director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology from 1961 to 1970.
James D. Watson - At Harvard University, starting in 1956, Watson achieved a series of academic promotions from Assistant Professor, to Associate Professor to full Professor of Biology.
Robert Morris (cryptographer) - He received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University in 1957 and a master's degree in applied mathematics from Harvard in 1958
Shelley Long - The film about social unrest at Harvard University during the 1960s was a critical success
John Berryman - Berryman taught or lectured at a number of universities including University of Iowa , Harvard University, &Princeton_University, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Minnesota, where he spent the majority of his career, except for his sabbatical year in 1962-3, when he taught at Brown University
Walter Annenberg - Roger committed suicide in 1962; to commemorate his death, Harvard University, where Roger was a student at the time, now has a Roger Annenberg Hall named in his honor
Charles Sanders Peirce - Harvard University obtained from Peirce's widow soon after his death the papers found in his study, but did not microfilm them until 1964
Paul Newman - In 1968, Newman was named "Man of the Year" by Harvard University's performance group, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
Cornel West - In 1970, after graduating from John F. Kennedy High School, he enrolled at Harvard University and took classes from philosophers Robert Nozick and Stanley Cavell
Werner Heisenberg - In 1973, Heisenberg gave a lecture at Harvard University on the historical development of the concepts of quantum theory.
Sander M. Levin - He was a Fellow of the Kennedy School of Politics at Harvard University in 1975.
Following the merger of Harvard and Radcliffe admissions in 1977, the proportion of female undergraduates steadily increased, mirroring a trend throughout higher education in the United States
Benoit Mandelbrot - While on secondment as Visiting Professor at Harvard University in 1979, Mandelbrot began to study fractals called Julia sets that were invariant under certain transformations of the complex plane
Terry Sanford - In recognition of his efforts in education and in countless other areas, a 1981 Harvard University survey named him one of the 10 best governors of the 20th century
Mary Pinchot Meyer - In 1983, former Harvard University psychology lecturer Timothy Leary claimed that in the spring of 1962, Pinchot Meyer, who, according to her biographer Nina Burleigh "wore manners and charm like a second skin", told Leary she was taking part in a plan to avert worldwide nuclear war by convincing powerful male members of the Washington establishment to take mind-altering drugs, which would presumably lead them to conclude that the Cold War was meaningless
Frank Stella - Among the many honors he has received was an invitation from Harvard University to give the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures in 1984.
Amy Brenneman - She graduated from Harvard University, where she majored in comparative religion, in 1987
Benzino - Along with his long time friend, David Mays, Benzino is known for being a principle of the hip hop magazine The Source, which was launched in 1988 as a single sheet newsletter out of Mays's Harvard University dorm room; and of Hip Hop Weekly.
Jim Himes - Himes attended Harvard University where he was the captain of the Lightweight crew and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1988.
Harvard was the first Ivy League institution to win a NCAA championship title in a women's sport when its women's lacrosse team won the NCAA Championship in 1990
Ben Mezrich - He graduated magna-cum-laude with a degree in Social Studies from Harvard University in 1991
Brian Higgins - Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1996.
In 1999, Radcliffe College, founded in 1879 as the "Harvard Annex for Women", merged formally with Harvard University, becoming the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Conservative author William F. Buckley, Jr. quipped that he would rather be governed by the first 2000 names in the Boston phone book than by the Harvard faculty, President Richard Nixon famously referred to Harvard as the "Kremlin on the Charles" around 1970, and Vice President George H.W. Bush disparaged what he saw to be Harvard's liberalism during the 1988 presidential election
John Ashbery - Ashbery's Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University were published as "Other Traditions" in 2000
Gwen Moore - In 2000, she received a Certificate for Senior Executives in State and Local Government from Harvard University.
Harvard won the Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Championships in 2003
Tupac Shakur - On April 17, 2003, Harvard University co-sponsored an academic symposium entitled "All Eyez on Me: Tupac Shakur and the Search for the Modern Folk Hero
When the "QS World University Rankings" and "Times Higher Education World University Rankings" were published in partnership as the "Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings", Harvard was continuously regarded as the best tertiary institute between 2004 and 2009
Emily Dickinson - Dickinson's herbarium, which is now held in the Houghton Library at Harvard University, was published in 2006 as "Emily Dickinson's Herbarium" by Harvard University Press
Harvard College ended its early admissions program in 2007 as the program was believed to disadvantage low-income and under-represented minority applicants applying to selective universities
Since 2008, undergraduate students have been required to complete courses in eight General Education categories: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding, Culture and Belief, Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning, Ethical Reasoning, Science of Living Systems, Science of the Physical Universe, Societies of the World, and United States in the World
Helmut Lachenmann - In spring 2008 he was appointed Fromm Visiting Professor at the Music department at Harvard University
Tavis Smiley - On December 12, 2008, Smiley received the Du Bois Medal from Harvard University's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research
Joan Didion - In 2009, Didion was *awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by Harvard University
Joss Whedon - In April 2009, the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University presented Whedon with the 2009 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement *award in Cultural Humanism
Meryl Streep - In 2010, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was *awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts degree by Harvard University
Stephen Fry - In February 2011, Fry was *awarded the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement *award in Cultural Humanism by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University, the Harvard Secular Society and the American Humanist Association
Stephen Fry - On 22 February 2011, Fry was presented with the Lifetime Achievement *award in Cultural Humanism by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University, joining a list of previous honorees including novelist Salman Rushdie, screenwriter Joss Whedon, and Mythbusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman