Bessie X. Zhang ’17 was selected to deliver one of the Harvard orations at Harvard's annual Class Day celebrations. Four members of the graduating Class of 2017 will be sharing the stage with former Vice President of the United States Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Congratulations to Anya Bernstein for being selected as one of the Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs for her project, “The Future of Immortality: Remaking Life and Death in Contemporary Russia.”
Congratulations to Ted Bestor on his recent appointment to the Board of Delegates of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), as the representative for the Association of Asian Studies! He will also serve on the Executive Committee of the Board of Delegates.
PhD candidate Benny Shaffer, along with two other students from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Design, spent the summer of 2015 documenting everyday monuments along the old Silk Road.
James Gibbs, who received his Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Harvard in the 1950's, and his wife, Jewelle Gibbs, are featured in the New York Timesas one of the very first African American couples to have their wedding announced in the paper (in 1956). While pursuing his degree at Harvard, Gibbs served as resident tutor, the first African American resident tutor in the history of Harvard University. Read more about NEW YORK TIMES: A Couple Used to Breaking the Color Line