News

Sales Prize for Best Composition in Spanish

April 10, 2019

Sales Prize for Best Composition in Spanish by an Undergraduate Who Began the Study of Spanish at Harvard

From the bequest of Francis Sales, A.M. 1835, a prize is offered to the best scholar in Spanish "who shall have commenced the study of that language at Harvard College and whose scholarship shall be determined by his proficiency in Spanish composition." The competition is open to undergraduates only.

Students have one hour to write an essay in Spanish on a topic distributed at the moment of the competition. No aids may be used. A selection...

Read more about Sales Prize for Best Composition in Spanish

French: Robert Bacon Fund Grant Application Deadline February 22, 2019

January 22, 2019

The Robert Bacon Fund Grant for Undergraduate Summer Study or Research in France

Application Deadline Extended: March 8, 2019

The French section of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, based on the recommendation of a selection committee, will give support to a restricted number of Harvard undergraduates who wish to pursue summer study, research, or internships in France.  Grant monies are awarded based on financial need and merit.  Maximum grant amount per student is $2,...

Read more about French: Robert Bacon Fund Grant Application Deadline February 22, 2019

Phi Beta Kappa Election

December 10, 2018

Congratulations to David Gevarter on being elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 

D_Gevarter_2Phi Beta Kappa is an academic honors society committed to the promotion of scholarship in the liberal arts and sciences among the students of American colleges. Alpha Iota of Massachusetts at Harvard, founded in 1781, is the oldest chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in...

Read more about Phi Beta Kappa Election

A Measure of Balance - How the Dudley Fellows help GSAS students step away from their research.

November 28, 2018

At the end of every week, Emma Zitzow-Childs, a PhD candidate in Romance languages and literatures and the coordinating fellow at Dudley House, the GSAS student center based in Lehman Hall, sits down at her computer and puts together the “This Week at Dudley” newsletter that arrives in the inboxes of the graduate community at Harvard. “So, all those bad puns? I take res-pun-sibility for those,” she jokes with a hint of pride. As the coordinating fellow, Zitzow-Childs isn't just sending out the newsletter, she's also making sure the team of fellows at Dudley are supported as they...

Read more about A Measure of Balance - How the Dudley Fellows help GSAS students step away from their research.

Where Ideas, Tensions Converge

October 1, 2018

A professor of religion and Latinx studies at Harvard Divinity School and Romance languages and literatures at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Mayra Rivera draws on her cross-disciplinary background in her role as faculty chair of the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights (EMR), the interdepartmental program that focuses on the group’s title categories, paying particular attention to Asian American, Latinx, and Native American studies.

Rivera took that chair last fall. We asked her about her vision for EMR’...

Read more about Where Ideas, Tensions Converge