A House Divided by Grief

The Harvard Gazette
Thursday, April 23, 2015
An anonymous seamstress recorded the funeral in Washington on April 19, 1865. "Funeral Obsequies of Pres. Lincoln in Washington--Store closed and businesses of all kind suspended," she wrote. "The Pres. Was assassinated in his seat at Ford's Theatre--a ball pass through his brain." Anonymous account book, Anonymous Diaries and Account books, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe InstituteAn anonymous seamstress recorded the funeral in Washington on April 19, 1865. "Funeral Obsequies of Pres. Lincoln in Washington--Store closed and businesses of all kind suspended," she wrote. "The Pres. Was assassinated in his seat at Ford's Theatre--a ball pass through his brain." Anonymous account book, Anonymous Diaries and Account books, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute

Historian Martha Hodes speaks about President Lincoln's legacy, as seen through the eyes of his supporters and critics alike, in the days following his assassination.

Path to Understanding

The Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Photo by Kevin GradyPhoto by Kevin Grady

Silk Road Ensemble musicians explain how they meld playing and traditions to make new music at a Radcliffe panel discussion on “Cultural Navigation: Finding One’s Way Across Traditions."

The Things Harvard Has

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Photo by Webb ChappellPhoto by Webb Chappell

American universities increasingly use their rich collections as important teaching tools. The Gazette spoke with "University as Collector" conference co-organizer Yukio Lippit about how a wide range of Harvard's holdings help to advance its mission. 

Translating Poem, Weaving Rug Unites Sioux Falls

Argus Leader
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Radcliffe fellow Ben Miller hosts a multi-city event to help generate translations for a William Carlos Williams poem as part of a project he is undertaking at the Radcliffe Institute. 

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. 

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