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Interview with PhD candidate Ana Luiza Penna

September 9, 2019
By Diego C. Smirne

You participated the Harvard-Brazil Collaborative Public Health Field Course twice, in 2014 as a student and in 2015 as a mentor. Why did you decide to take part in the course, and how did these experiences help you grow professionally and personally?


When I first heard about the course, I was immediately interested in its proposition: academic excellence combined with on-the-ground learning, with a focus on major Brazilian public health issues. It is a very fertile combination that, unfortunately, many Public Health...

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Gabriela Soto Laveaga named co-chair of the Mexico Faculty Committee

September 1, 2019
Starting in academic year 2019-20, Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor of the History of Science and Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, will co-chair the Faculty Committee on Mexico, with Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Both Professors Davis and Soto Laveaga are currently on academic leave: Professor Davis will be a Visiting Researcher at El Colegio de México in the Spring, while Professor Soto Laveaga is spending the academic year at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. We thank... Read more about Gabriela Soto Laveaga named co-chair of the Mexico Faculty Committee

Three alumni to receive Harvard Medal at Commencement

April 29, 2019

The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) has announced that Teresita Alvarez-Bjelland ’76, M.B.A. ’79; Dan H. Fenn Jr. ’44, A.M. ’72; and Tamara Elliott Rogers ’74 will receive the 2019 Harvard Medal.

First awarded in 1981, the Harvard Medal recognizes extraordinary service to the University. Harvard President Larry Bacow will present the medals during the Annual Meeting of the HAA (Afternoon Program) on Commencement Day, May 30.

Teresita Alvarez-Bjelland has faithfully and energetically served Harvard for more than four decades, in both Cambridge...

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