The Boston Globe Critic's Pick: Radcliffe fellow and painter Elise Adibi mixes essential plant oils used in aromatherapy with her oil paint in abstract works that inevitably call us back to our bodies. Exhibit open through December 20.
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Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library commemorated the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique by hosting a discussion on the evolution of gender roles since the book's release and its relevance to contemporary American society. The Library holds Friedan's papers.
Carolyn Abbate RI '06, one of the world's most accomplished and admired music historians, has been named to become a University Professor, Harvard's highest honor for a faculty member. In 2005, she came to Harvard as the Fanny Peabody Professor of Music and served as the first Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute.
Marking seven years of collaboration between the Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library and Community Works of Boston, the library hosted a program, "Women Living in Poverty," with seven activists who lead organizations combating poverty and its cruel effects. The event remembers Kip Tiernan, founder of Rosie's Place, whose papers are among the Schlesinger Library collections.
Radcliffe's science symposium examined recent advances in "smart clothes." Speakers were experts in biology, design, materials science, engineering, medicine, and nanotechnology, including Babak Parviz, the developer of Google Glass.
Q&A with Margaret Marshall, who wrote the landmark state ruling allowing gays to wed. Her papers will become part of the holdings of the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute.
A Globe and Mail Op Ed on the typhoon and political climate in the Philippines by Radcliffe Fellow Miguel Syjuco, who was born and raised in Manila.
The dedication of a new student public art installation called Saturate the Moment precedes the launch of The Radcliffe Campaign, "Invest in Ideas," which is part of the University-wide initiative.
Elise Adibi's paintings are made with plant oils and other natural ingredients to add smell to the artwork. Her exhibit, Metabolic Paintings, opens Wednesday at the Radcliffe Institute.
Among the 29 employers at the job fair for blind and low-vision people were TD Bank, retailer T.J. Maxx, and several branches of Harvard University, including the job fair's host — the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The venue was the former Radcliffe College gymnasium where Helen Keller exercised en route to becoming the first deaf/blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree in 1904.