Fierce devotion to reform and equality is the dominant theme running through the exhibition Women of the Blackwell Family: Resilience and Change, on view at the Schlesinger Library.
“The fellowship class has an amazing reach and diversity, both topically and geographically,” said Dean Lizabeth Cohen. “They are coming from six continents to study subjects ranging from black holes and depictions of the heavens in Chinese art to fossils in the ocean floor."
Could a better understanding of the brain’s reward system—a network fine-tuned over millions of years and focused on survival—help mankind skirt environmental disaster? Neurosurgeon Ann-Christine Duhaime RI '16 thinks it’s entirely possible.
The sometimes negative impact of seawalls was examined during Radcliffe's "Next in Science" series featuring Northeastern University's Rachel Gittman and Ana Širović of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Since long before the publication of Loop of Jade (2015), her debut collection, Sarah Howe has been a highly regarded and much-loved member of the UK poetry scene. She is not currently in the UK, however; for a little while longer, she is a fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Harvard Magazine says of Radcliffe Medalist Federal Reserve Chair, "Yellen has been unapologetic in her view that restraining inequality is inherent in the Fed’s mandate, a role which has cemented her leadership in the public conversation on inequality."
Radcliffe fellow Michael Pollan is exploring a budding rebirth of psychedelic drugs, all but banned since the 1960s. “This has been a different kind of reporting for me. Interviewing people with cancer diagnoses—who are thinking about death—and talking about death with them,” Pollan said.
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen RI '09 wins the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Nguyen's winning debut novel is a layered immigrant tale told in the wry, confessional voice of a "man of two minds"—and two countries, Vietnam and the United States.
Almost four years after beginning her journey, photographer Matika Wilbur has arrived at Harvard with 25 selections from her ongoing work, Seeds of Culture: The Portraits and Stories of Native American Women. Wilbur visited close to 350 tribes and shot thousands of photographs.
Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library and the Kennedy School hold thousands of political buttons between them, ranging from school committee contests to presidential campaigns.