Harvard Gazette: Going forward, a look back | Noting His Highness the Aga Khan’s Jodidi Lecture

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.

By Katie Gibson, Harvard Staff | May 26, 2016.

Notable extracts

November 2015

  • His Highness the Aga Khan delivers the 2015 Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture, “The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World,” to a sold-out audience at Memorial Church.His Highness the Aga Khan delivers the 2015 Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture, “The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World,” to a sold-out audience at Memorial Church
L to R: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, Ali Asani - Professor of Indo-Muslim Religion and Cultures and the Director of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard, Michèle Lamont Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard. (image credit: Martha Stewart via Huffington Post)
L to R: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, Ali Asani – Professor of Indo-Muslim Religion and Cultures and the Director of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard, Michèle Lamont Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard. (image credit: Martha Stewart via Huffington Post)

 

  • Retired four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell recalls challenges of diplomacy during a speech at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Powell participates in the American Secretaries of State Program developed jointly by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Future of Diplomacy Project at HKS, and HBS.
  • HBS’s Baker Library, which houses the largest collection of Renaissance Florentine account books outside Italy, hosts a series of lectures and workshops on the HBS Medici Collection, shedding light on the business and personal activities of six generations of one branch of the Medici family. Baker Library supports Harvard Business School’s mission by enabling the creation and exchange of ideas, expertise, and information.
  • The Harvard football team defeats Yale, 38-19, to give the Crimson a share of its third-straight Ivy League championship for the first time in school history.
  • The women’s volleyball team wins its first NCAA tournament bid with a 3-1 win over Princeton in the Ivy League playoff.
  • Harvard’s first hackathon, HackHarvard, draws 479 undergraduates from around the world to develop groundbreaking products from scratch.
  • Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza receives the Robert Coles “Call of Service” award from Harvard’s Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA).
  • With its 100th LEED-certified green building project, Harvard breaks the record for the most certified buildings of any higher education institution in the world.
  • Harvard signs the White House’s American Campus Act on Climate Pledge to demonstrate support for strong international action on climate change.

Read the complete report at the source –  Harvard Gazette |Going forward, a look back

Research, Insight & Perspective by A. Maherali

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