Pop singer and philanthropist Rihanna received the Harvard Foundation's 2017 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award during a ceremony in Sanders Theater. Prior to the event, Rihanna visited Wadsworth House to meet the University Marshal and a group of Harvard College students. See Harvard Gazette story on the award ceremony here. Read more about Rihanna, Harvard Foundation Humanitarian Award recipient
A delegation of senior administrators from Leiden University visited Harvard to learn about advances in learning technology and support of innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration. In addition to meetings with representatives from HarvardX, HILT, and the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, the group had a tour of Harvard Yard with Tara Benedict from the Marshal's Office.
Professor Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice of International Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, brought several of his soon-to-be-graduating students of international education to Wadsworth House to meet the University Marshal, and to learn about Harvard history and Commencement. The students also visited Houghton Library and the Harvard Art Museum. Read more about International Education students
A delegation from the University of Sydney, Australia, spent three days at Harvard exploring possible areas of expanded collaboration between the two universities. The Marshal's Office hosted a welcome for the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Kathy Belov, and several of her colleagues. Their visit also included a tour of Harvard Yard, a visit to the Harvard Art Museum, and meetings with various faculty.
The King of Sweden led a 40-person Royal Trade Mission to the Boston area, the final leg of a week-long visit to the US to learn about innovation, technology, and the latest scientific advances at American universities. Following a short welcome with the University Marshal, the delegation heard presentations on engineering, innovation and technology development. Dr. Allen Counter, Honorary Consul for Sweden in Boston, acted as the royal delegation's host at Harvard.