Did Ray Bradbury Even Write Science Fiction?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

RI ’12 fellow John Plotz discusses the life and work of the late author Ray Bradbury. 

Pulitzer Prize Winner Natasha Trethewey RI '01 Named Poet Laureate

New York Times
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Library of Congress announced that the next poet laureate is Natasha Trethewey RI ’01, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of three collections and a professor of creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta. 

Prof. Renée Poznanski Selected to be a Radcliffe Institute Fellow

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev News
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has selected Prof. Renée Poznanski to be a Radcliffe Institute Fellow. While a Radcliffe fellow, Prof. Poznanski intends to write a book on Jewish Resistance in France during WWII. 

The Trillium 25 Interview: David Bezmozgis

The Walrus
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Image courtesy of HarperCollins CanadaImage courtesy of HarperCollins Canada

The Walrus Blog published a written interview with David Bezmogzgis, one of this year's English-language contenders for the 2012 Trillium Book Award. 

Law and Politics

The Star Democrat
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Susan Estrich commends Margaret Marshall's Radcliffe Day speech about the rule of law and relates it to her work around the world in countries lacking an unbiased and independent judiciary. 

Margaret Marshall Named Radcliffe Medalist

Harvard Law School Recent News and Spotlights
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Harvard Law School reports: Margaret H. Marshall, senior research fellow and lecturer on law at Harvard Law School, was recently awarded the Radcliffe Institute Medal. 

Rhodes Wins Radcliffe Fellowship

Macalester College News
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Jane Rhodes Photo courtesy of Macalester CollegeJane Rhodes Photo courtesy of Macalester College

American studies professor Jane Rhodes has been awarded a coveted year-long fellowship by the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard. The fellowship is so competitive—last year there was a six percent acceptance rate—because it is a scholar's dream come true—a year to focus on a project and research in the company of dedicated scholars. Rhodes will research someone whose life has fascinated her for many years, Marie Battle Singer. 

The Will of Lawyers and the Grace of Judges

One Foot On The Floor
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sullivan, a potential future nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, was reminiscing during a recent panel discussion at the Radcliffe Institute on what had changed between 1986, when the Supreme Court upheld a state law criminalizing "homosexual sodomy," and 2003, when the Supreme Court ruled that states could not ban private consensual sexual relations between adults. 

Radcliffe Panel Focuses on Law and Social Change

Harvard Magazine
Friday, May 25, 2012
left to right: Martha Minow, Jennifer Gordon, Linda Greenhouse, Ren?e Landers, and Kathleen M. Sullivanleft to right: Martha Minow, Jennifer Gordon, Linda Greenhouse, Ren?e Landers, and Kathleen M. Sullivan

Do laws drive social change, or, conversely, should laws merely respond to social change? Alumnae from the fields of journalism, academia, and, naturally, law took up this question at this year's Radcliffe Day panel discussion, titled "From Front Lines to High Courts: The Law and Social Change."

Disorder in the American Courts

Harvard Gazette
Friday, May 25, 2012
Margaret Marshall photo by Kris SnibbeMargaret Marshall photo by Kris Snibbe

During her Radcliffe Day remarks, Margaret Marshall reflected on what may be the two most threatening shadows in the garden of 21st-century America. One is a faltering education system. The other, the main focus of her remarks, is a justice system "in danger of failure."