Mamphela A. Ramphele discussed the role of women in promoting social change and gender equality in her lecture at the Radcliffe Institute.
Dean Cohen says of the Radcliffe Public Art Competition winner: “Latent (e)Scapes is a breathtaking visual statement. And it’s also an inspiring blend of art, science, and landscape that captures well Radcliffe’s commitment to supporting work that crosses disciplines in new ways.”
The Radcliffe Institute announces the more than 50 scholars, scientists, and artists who will be Radcliffe fellows during the 2015–2016 year, each one pursuing an ambitious individual project within the Institute's multidisciplinary community. Only 3 percent of applicants were accepted.
“We are here today to honor how one person—our honoree, Ruth Bader Ginsburg—knocked on closed doors, opened them, and held them open for others, ” said Radcliffe Institute Dean Cohen when awarding the 2015 Radcliffe Medal to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, reports the Harvard Gazette.
The Schlesinger Library at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute has acquired the collection of Myraline Morris Whitaker. Whitaker sent thousands of packages filled with black hair care products to female soldiers of color in service, as part of the volunteer initiative Sister Soldier Project. But the thank-you letters and photos she received in return were just as valuable a gift.
Rosetta Elkin's Live Matter, on display through May 29, transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary through a simple shift of perspective. Visitors to Racliffe's Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery will get a rare look at the complex and creative architecture of plant life typically hidden underground.
The Boston Globe reports: Radcliffe Institute’s recent “University as Collector” conference was, in part, an object lesson. Scholars and archivists from across the university gathered to consider a tiny handful of the millions of artifacts and specimens in the school’s collections.
Felix Warneken RI '15 is overturning assumptions about the nature of altruism with research that very young children and chimpanzees exhibit helping behavior.
Meghan O'Rourke’s book on chronic illness will weave together her own experience with cultural criticism and medical journalism.
Radcliffe fellow Juliet B. Schor believes that a growing peer-to-peer economy is changing business as usual. But is it here to stay?
Radcliffe Institute fellow Carol Steiker, Harvard's Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law, discusses the history of capital punishment and the Supreme Court and the death penalty's waning prominence in American justice.
November 29, 2014, 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.