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  • Headlined by Professor William Kirby’s keynote entitled, Can China Lead?, this year’s Alumni Day generated record numbers, with close to 300 alumni in attendance.
  • A Celebration of Harvard Astronomy

Clear and Compelling Communication

For Stephen Blyth, PhD ’92, successful graduate work is not measured by how few people understand it. “It is so important to be able to communicate one’s ideas in a clear and compelling way,” says Blyth, a professor of the practice in statistics and managing director and head of public markets at Harvard Management Company (HMC). “You need to be able to distill key features of your research to a broader audience.”

Harvard FAS: Perspectives on Leadership and China

You are warmly invited to join a series of conversations with dean of FAS, Michael D. Smith, dean of GSAS, Xiao-Li Meng and Mark C. Elliott, director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. In Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.

Alumni-led Business Applications Workshops

The Graduate School Alumni Association Council, the GSAS Business Club, and the GSAS Consulting Club present this popular event as part of the January@GSAS programming. The four alumni-led workshops for students will each include a series of presentations focusing on how PhD skills and expertise can be applied to these various, non-academic settings.

Save the Date: Physics at Harvard

Join us as Harvard celebrates the venerable history of one of the country’s great physics programs. In exciting faculty symposia, we'll assess discoveries past, present, and potential, and we'll examine the ways in which physics — the most fundamental science — has become increasingly multidisciplinary, with graduate students working in biology, chemistry, and engineering labs across Harvard.

The 2013 Centennial Medals

The Centennial Medal is the highest honor awarded by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, given annually on the day before Commencement to celebrate the achievements of a select group of Harvard's most accomplished alumni. The medal was first awarded in June 1989, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of GSAS. Read about this year's medal recipients.