Radcliffe Fellow Julie Orringer Blends History, Ficton

The Harvard Crimson
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Julie Orringer, a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, spoke on the ability of novels to convey truths through fiction in a lecture. Orringer discussed the ways in which writers blend history with their own speculation and inventions into a cohesive story.

A Character Fit for a Novel

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff Photographer

Julie Orringer RI '14 is working on a novel about Varian Fry, a Harvard graduate who saved more than 2,000 artists and anti-Nazi activists in occupied France during WWII.

SSHH! The Best-Kept Film Series Secret Takes Place in a Library

WBUR's the ARTery
Monday, December 2, 2013
Schlesinger Library Film Series

Where can you find the area's best under-the-radar film series? The Schlesinger Library Film Series with an emphasis on American women's history. 

New England Literary News

The Boston Globe
Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Boston Globe highlights fellow Julie Orringer's talk on the art of historical novels.

"Feminine Mystique" at 50

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
It Changed My Life_photo by Kris Snibbe Harvard Staff Photographer

How Betty Friedan built The Feminine Mystique and the sometimes ecstatic, sometimes irate response to it are illuminated in a Schlesinger Library exhibit marking the book's 50th anniversary.

Harvard Community Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Kennedy's Assassination

Harvard Crimson
Friday, November 22, 2013

Harvard will host a series of events to honor the legacy of President John F. Kennedy '40 on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Radcliffe will host a screening of the film, "Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy."

The Week Ahead: Theater, Galleries, and Museums

The Boston Globe
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Photo by Heather LathamPhoto by Heather Latham

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. 

Abbate Named University Professor

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

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.

Panel Hails 50th Anniversary of Friedan's "Feminine Mystique"

Harvard Crimson
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Nancy F Cott, Ariela Dubler, and Stephanie Coontz. Photo by Heather LathamNancy F Cott, Ariela Dubler, and Stephanie Coontz. Photo by Heather Latham

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.

Technically, You Are What You Wear

Harvard Gazette
Monday, November 18, 2013
Photo by Michelle JayPhoto by Michelle Jay

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.

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