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Falling Fertility Rates

Parts of the world are facing a new “demographic time bomb,” one that threatens skyrocketing health care and pension costs as populations age. “It was really a shocking realization that this was happening,” said Mary Brinton, whose work explores declining fertility rates in postindustrial societies. 

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Diamond Entangles "Smart People" in Race

Lydia R. Diamond's new play "Smart People," which she worked on while a Radcliffe fellow, examines the dynamics of race in the Harvard community.

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Cover Girls

A Boston Globe article explores the success of women fiction authors in publishing, which was the topic of a recent Radcliffe panel.

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Faust: "There Is Still a Considerable Way to Go"

Addressing a packed audience, Radcliffe Medal recipient and Harvard President Drew Faust focused on the history and future of women's rights in the United States and globally.

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Books Meet Bytes

The world of libraries is being shaken by the digital age, changing patterns of readership, information retrieval, perhaps even brain circuitry. The dance toward the digital drew archivists from around the world to Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for a workshop on technology and archival processing.

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Life, Reflected in the Dead

Human beings expend vast amounts of energy and attention caring for the dead. Thomas W. Laqueur of the University of California, Berkeley, has spent a lot of time thinking about why and shares his work at a Radcliffe Institute lecture. 

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A Rich Artistic Stew

Composer Hans Tutschku, Harvard's Fanny P. Mason Professor of Music and director of Harvard's Studio for Electroacoustic Composition, is indulging his fascination with the visual arts in a new exhibit as part of his Radcliffe fellowship.