Chasing Wonder to the Finest Detail

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Photo by Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Staff Photographer

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks author Rebecca Skloot—at Radcliffe as a visiting scholar—talks about her new book project, on the bond between humans and animals.

History as Mosh Pit

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Photo by Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff Photographer
Today’s discoveries in DNA technology are as exciting as another era’s moon missions, opening avenues of scientific inquiry and invigorating even longstanding fields. Scientists traded ideas on the past and future of DNA, including the possibility of de-extinction, at Radcliffe's annual science symposium.

Faculty and Students Talk DNA Research at Radcliffe Symposium

The Harvard Crimson
Monday, October 5, 2015

The one-day science symposium focused on recent advances in understanding ancient and modern DNA and discussions of possible application for future research.

South African Activist Calls for African Women to "Weave New Narratives"

The Harvard Crimson
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff PhotographerPhoto by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff Photographer

Mamphela A. Ramphele discussed the role of women in promoting social change and gender equality in her lecture at the Radcliffe Institute.

Artist Spotlight: Karole Armitage

The Harvard Crimson
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Karole Armitage RI '16 spoke with the Harvard Crimson from Kansas, where she was temporarily based to study the dance traditions of the Plains Indians tribes in conjunction with her work at Radcliffe.

Out of the Blue, Strokes of Brilliance

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Photo by Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff Photographer

Fresh from assembling an exhibition on Corita Kent, curators at the Schlesinger Library received a delightfully apropos phone call, which led to the acquisition of several of the artist's prints.

Steiker Study Influential in Connecticut’s Decision to Abolish Death Penalty

Harvard Law Today
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A study on capital punishment coauthored by Radcliffe fellow and Harvard Law School Professor Carol Steiker '86 RI '14 was influential in Connecticut's recent decision to abolish the death penalty in that state.

Sensitive Art

The Harvard Gazette
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Photo by Kevin GradyPhoto by Kevin Grady

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.”

More Than Help for Their Hair

The Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Myraline Morris Whitaker. Photo by Kris Snibbe.Myraline Morris Whitaker. Photo by Kris Snibbe.

“If hair is longer than the ears, it has to be pulled back and tucked under, and as a black woman I just don’t understand how that happens without the right product,” said Myraline Morris Whitaker, who founded the Sister Soldier Project, a grassroots campaign geared at providing hair products to African-American female soldiers to help them comply with military guidelines.

Sister Soldier Collection Donated to Radcliffe Institute

The Boston Globe
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Schlesinger Library at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute welcomed its newest collection, Sister Soldier Project, with a reception for its founder, Myraline Whitaker. Whitaker’s collection was born of her desire to help women of color serving in the military. 

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