Seeking to Connect on Water Issues

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

The future of water symposium featured a variety of water-centric issues, from desalination to pollutants to the dangers of contamination from hydraulic fracturing. Radcliffe Dean Cohen said that water issues reach across disciplines, making them good subjects for the science symposium, which seeks to stimulate interdisciplinary conversation and collaboration.

Radcliffe Institute Dean Examines Urbanization in Lecture

Harvard Crimson
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lizabeth Cohen, the recently inaugurated dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, brought a multi-faceted lens to the problem of integration in post-World War II urban America in a speech called "Place, People, and Power"—an aptly all-encompassing name for a wide-ranging talk.

The Rise of Medical Tourism

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

While a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, I. Glenn Cohen is writing a book about the growing phenomenon of medical tourism, the practice of citizens of one country traveling to seek medical care in another country. He examines the emerging legal and ethical issues brought up by the many varieties of medical tourism.

A Renewed Look at Urban Renewal

@ The Radcliffe Institute
Monday, October 15, 2012
President Drew Gilpin Faust and Dean Lizabeth Cohen Photo by Tony RinaldoPresident Drew Gilpin Faust and Dean Lizabeth Cohen Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Harvard President Faust introduced Dean Cohen for her inaugural lecture—Place, People, and Power: City Building in Postwar America—stating, “Liz Cohen has crossed traditional disciplinary boundaries in ways that have brought fresh insight to some of the most important issues of our time.”

Q&A with Radcliffe’s New Dean

Harvard Gazette
Friday, October 5, 2012
Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

Lizabeth Cohen, a professor of American studies and Radcliffe's new dean, took a break from working on her inaugural lecture to talk with the Gazette about learning on the job, embracing the arts, setting goals, and more.

Symposium Celebrates Julia Child’s Life, Love of Paris

Bay State Banner
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Photo by Paul Child, Courtesy Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University]Photo by Paul Child, Courtesy Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University]

The Bay State Banner reports the symposium honoring the centenary of Child's birth offered a day-long sampling of Child fervor, drawing an overflow audience as well as Internet viewers. In Cambridge, as on TV, Child was disarmingly natural and free of pretension, engaging and curious, whether shopping for cheese or meats or chatting with nearby ladies at her hair salon.

Raj Chetty and Benjamin Warf Win MacArthur Grants

Harvard Magazine
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The MacArthur Foundation awarded its $500,000, no-strings-attached fellowships, known as "genius grants," on October 1. Former Radcliffe Fellow and MIT professor Junot Diaz, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2008 for his novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was announced as a winner. 

Back to Birmingham

Harvard Gazette
Friday, September 28, 2012
Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Diane McWhorter RI '12, who spoke as part of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute's Colloquium Series, said she decided to re-issue her prize-winning book, “Carry Me Home,” after she discovered new materials on the subject. Introducing McWhorter was Jane Rhodes the Joy Foundation Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute.

Daughter of the Segregated South Speaks at Harvard’s Du Bois Colloquium

@ The Radcliffe Institute
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Photo by Heather LathamPhoto by Heather Latham

Diane McWhorter RI '12, daughter of the Segregated South, speaks at Harvard’s Du Bois Colloquium about her two books on the civil rights movement and its intersection with her own life. 

Bon Appétit! Julia at 100

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

Friends, family, former colleagues, and devoted fans gathered at Harvard for a party celebrating the vivacious woman who revolutionized American culinary culture. The only person missing was the late guest of honor, Julia Child, though her spirit seemed to charge the room. 

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