Is there a dose of nature that can help make city dwellers’ lives healthier and more productive? A new report, stemming from a recent workshop at the Radcliffe Insitute, suggests that the answer is yes.
"There's something about making something larger than yourself, larger than life, or somehow being responsible for the creation of that feeling of something greater than one's self ... that's what motivates me and drives me forward ...," said artist Kara Walker at a Radcliffe talk.
Like her diagnosis, the decision to write in detail about chronic illness took time, said poet and memoirist Meghan O'Rourke, a Radcliffe fellow.
November 29 marked the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre—a massacre of Native Americans so horrific that it prompted two Congressional investigations, forced the resignation of two leaders, and launched years of battle with the Plains Indians following the Civil War.
Leaders in the field of navigation, including Donner Professor of Science John Huth, converged on Radcliffe's annual science symposium to discuss findings in everything from brain science to animal navigation to the psychology of how a lost person behaves—which can give rescuers important cues about where to look.
Like no other time since World War II, foreign academics and students are being forcibly displaced due to violence and political persecution. Following are stories of one scholar —an Albanian writer living in Greece, Gazmend Kapllani, who was also a Radcliffe fellow in 2013. The stories demonstrate the growing threats to dissident intellectuals around the world.
Jill Lepore, Harvard history professor and New Yorker staff writer, talks about her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman.
Radcliffe fellow Harith Al-Qarawee shares insights with CNN on the rise of ISIS: "This is very much a conflict that is molded and shaped by the geopolitical competition between Saudi Arabia and Iran in the region."
Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust and Radcliffe Institute Lizabeth Cohen celebrate a $12.5 million fund from Maryellie Kulukundis Johnson ’57 and Rupert H. Johnson Jr. to enhance the creative arts at Harvard.