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From Prison to Poverty

"Just about everyone leaves prison and enters poverty," said Harvard sociologist and Radcliffe Fellow Bruce Western, who recently completed a study tracking 122 incarcerated men and women who were released back into society. 

Felix Warneken. Photo by Tony RinaldoFelix Warneken. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Child of Good

Felix Warneken RI '15 is overturning assumptions about the nature of altruism with research that very young children and chimpanzees exhibit helping behavior.

Juliet B. Schor. Photo by Tony RinaldoJuliet B. Schor. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Connected Consumption

Sociologist Juliet B. Schor, a Radcliffe fellow, is studying the burgeoning sharing economy of Airbnb, Lyft, Kickstarter, and more. Welcome, she says, to the age of "connected consumption."

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The Personal Civil War

Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library exhibition What They Wrote, What They Saved: The Personal Civil War kicked off its opening with remarks from Harvard President Drew Faust, the Lincoln Professor of History. The exhibit runs through March 20.

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A Key Urban Intersection

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. 

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A Bittersweet Confection

"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. 

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A Journey Into Illness

Like her diagnosis, the decision to write in detail about chronic illness took time, said poet and memoirist Meghan O'Rourke, a Radcliffe fellow.

Ned Blackhawk. Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff PhotographerNed Blackhawk. Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff Photographer

Remembering the Sand Creek Massacre

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.