News

Bok Center celebrates 40 years

Bok Center celebrates 40 years

May 6, 2016

was a celebration worthy of two Harvard presidents.

President Drew Faust and President Emeritus Derek Bok kicked off celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning on Thursday with a dynamic conversation at the Harvard Art Museums in which Faust praised the center for having been “transformational for higher education and certainly for this institution.”

“There has been a culture change in higher education in the years Read more about Bok Center celebrates 40 years

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

May 1, 2016

Zach Nowak, a Bok Center Departmental Teaching Fellow, brought the canned meat product Spam to the first day of section for a course on American food history.

Zach Nowak brought the canned meat product Spam to the first day of section for a course on American food history.

Spam, first created in the United States in the late 1930s and used to fuel troops during the Second World War, has since fallen out of favor, going the way of ersatz coffee as a food most people would probably rather avoid if given the choice. Today, Spam often conjures up associations of Read more about Food for Thought