2010

Professor Sidanius Researches the One-Drop Rule

Professor Sidanius Researches the One-Drop Rule

December 21, 2010

Harvard University psychologist has found that we still tend to see biracials not as equal members of both parent groups, but as belonging more to their minority parent group.

Professor Sidanius and Arnold K. Ho, Ph.D. say their work reflects the cultural entrenchment of America’s traditional racial hierarchy, which assigns the highest status to whites, followed by Asians, with Latinos and blacks at the bottom.

Professor Homi K. Bhabha receives $10 Million gift for Humanities Studies

Professor Homi K. Bhabha receives $10 Million gift for Humanities Studies

October 5, 2010

The University announced today that it has received a $10 million gift from industrial magnate Anand G. Mahindra ’77 that will support the Harvard Humanities Center.

The gift is the largest in Harvard’s history directed exclusively towards the humanities.  Mahindra’s donation will fund the center’s ongoing programs and the opportunity to expand its reach by strengthening the center’s ties to other cultural institutions, like libraries and museums, and similar organizations across the country, according to English Professor Homi K. Bhabha, director of the center.

Lawrence D. Bobo is Acting-Chair of the Department

Lawrence D. Bobo is Acting-Chair of the Department

August 24, 2010

Lawrence D. Bobo is acting-chair of the Department of African and African American Studies for the 2010-11 academic year.

Lawrence D. Bobo, the W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University, is the acting-chair of the Department of African and African American Studies for the 2010-11 academic year. Bobo assumes the role as acting-chair while Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham visits the Duke University Law School as its first John Hope Franklin Professor of American Legal History.