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The prospect of summarizing the Radcliffe Institute’s Take Note conference is daunting. Throughout the course of the day, I took more than 14 pages of notes about taking notes. Questions and comments from the audience produced lively conversations on Twitter. The hashtag (#radtakenote) was one of the most active I’ve ever seen at such an event.
Radcliffe fellow and Rutgers English professor Rebecca L. Walkowitz '92 identified a new genre of fiction, novels that are intended to transcend language barriers, in a lecture at the Radcliffe Institute.
The Harvard Gazette speaks to Radcliffe Institute graphic designer Jessica Brilli about her work in design and painting. "I love doing both — I love painting, and I love doing graphic design. So I feel very blessed to have a job that I like so much, and an outside hobby that ties into it. Both things really inspire each other."
The Boston Globe Ideas section explores the increased interest in the study of notes, which unlock conversations around great works. In examining the scribblings that were once dismissed, scholars are unlocking real insights into the way people in the past read, thought, worked, loved, and joked. “Take Note,” a Radcliffe Institute conference addresses the rise of these once-marginal jottings as a topic in their own right.
Blogger Christine Frost attended Radcliffe's lecture and 20 questions with Roger Chartier and writes, "The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has become an amazing place. It serves as a hub for collaborative projects that span Harvard University, and all disciplines, from humanities to the sciences, are explored in a variety of symposia and events."
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.