Shaping the Future of the Arts

Harvard University Report of Giving 2013–2014
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
A rendering of the new John-Kulukundis Gallery. The Galante Architecture StudioA rendering of the new John-Kulukundis Gallery. The Galante Architecture Studio

Maryellie Kulukundis Johnson RAD ’57 believes in the transformative power of art. She and her husband, Rupert H. Johnson Jr., have made a $10 million gift to enhance engagement with the arts at Harvard.

Sharing the Fruits of Collaboration

Harvard University Report of Giving 2013–2014
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Faculty co-director John Huth speaks at an Academic Ventures symposium. Photo by Tony RinaldoFaculty co-director John Huth speaks at an Academic Ventures symposium. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Perrin (Penny) Moorhead Grayson AB ’72 and her husband, Bruns H. Grayson AB ’74—longtime supporters of the Radcliffe Institute and Harvard more broadly—recently created a $2 million fund for Academic Ventures.

Mural Speaks in Harvard Square

@ The Radcliffe Institute
Monday, April 13, 2015
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

On April 14, an event in two states, led by Radcliffe fellow Ben Miller and Harvard student Ashford King, will raise awareness about the diversity of the Urban Midwest by gathering translations of “The Red Wheelbarrow” (William Carlos Williams) in every language spoken in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 

Seeking Answers On Campus Sexual Assault

The Harvard Gazette
Sunday, April 12, 2015

Harvard's Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Assault launched a survey to the student body to help lay the groundwork for interventions to lower the incidence of sexual assault. In 2014, the University adopted policies and procedures to address sexual assault and harassment and opened a new Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Dispute Resolution. The Radcliffe Institute recently sponsored a panel discussion on how government policies affect the incidence and tolerance of gender-based violence.

ZZ Packer Speaks at the Barker Center

The Harvard Crimson
Friday, April 10, 2015

Radcliffe fellow ZZ Packer is known for the compelling voices that she gives to her characters, a skill that was confirmed by her performance. During the talk, she read an excerpt from a previously published short story followed by three excerpts from “The Thousands.” Her powerful reading voice added a depth and intensity to these excerpts.

Confronting Violence Through Arts and Activism

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Janet Rich-Edwards. Photo by Kevin GradyJanet Rich-Edwards. Photo by Kevin Grady

Comic books and video games are part of the central focus of a Radcliffe Institute exhibition and conference exploring violence. “Where do we develop our ideas about gender and violence?” asked Harvard's Janet Rich-Edwards during opening remarks at the exhibition, which features 36 recent comic books and more. 

Radcliffe Fellow Talks Novel, Nuances of Sri Lankan Politics

Harvard Crimson
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Radcliffe Institute fellow V.V. Ganeshananthan ’02 discussed the process of writing her upcoming novel about Sri Lankan politics at the Radcliffe Institute. 

Where Science Meets Creationism

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Courtesy of David MontgomeryCourtesy of David Montgomery

Geologist David Montgomery is a rock star. Literally. His work on landscape evolution earned him a 2008 MacArthur "genius" award, and his most recent work explores an unexpected crossroads: where geology intersects with the Bible.

Plotting Her Return

Harvard Gazette
Friday, March 20, 2015
Photo by Rose LincolnPhoto by Rose Lincoln

As the Lillian Gollay Knafel Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, ZZ Packer is working on a sweeping novel titled "The Thousands" that follows the lives of several families from the end of the Civil War through the American Indian campaigns in the Southwest.

Unbossed, Unbought, and Unheralded

Oxford University Press Blog
Friday, March 13, 2015

"March is Women’s History Month and as the United States gears up for the 2016 election, I propose we salute a pathbreaking woman candidate for president," says Susan Ware, senior advisor to the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute. 

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