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
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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
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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. 

How Julia Child Outfitted Her TV Kitchen

Boston Globe
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Boston Globe reports one of the coolest events in Boston last week was a daylong symposium on the life and legacy of the inimitable Julia Child, who would have turned 100 in August. Hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study's Schlesinger Library, the event featured friends of Paul and Julia Child from the couple's years in Cambridge, who discussed Child's first TV kitchen. 

Ratatouille from Mastering the Art of French Cooking and A Day of Julia

Food for Thought
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

“You have a ratatouille garden!” Julia Child exclaimed to her hostess, Jane Thompson,“we’ll have ratatouille for dinner.” Thompson was one of many friends and family who recalled Julia Child stories to an adoring crowd in the Radcliffe Gymnasium, all celebrating what would be Julia Child’s 100th birthday. 

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things…About Julia Child

Food Studies Blog
Monday, September 24, 2012

Food blogger shares the four most wonderful things about Julia Child that she learned from the Radcliffe Institute's Julia Child Centenary Symposium. 

Forget Peggy Olson: Mad Women Made Their Mark Long Before the '60s

Advertising Age
Monday, September 24, 2012

Marilyn Morgan, archivist at the Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library, highlights the role of women in advertising since the late 1800s. She comments "The female viewpoint opened a door for early ad women, but in the end it held them back". The nature of the work done by these advertising women proved limiting, as agencies then pigeonholed them as suitable only for certain types of assignments. And the very ads they worked on—projecting an image of women as homemakers—reinforced rather stereotyped views about women that restricted their advancement in the work world.

Ideas Calendar: A Julia Child Centenary Symposium

Wall Street Journal
Saturday, September 15, 2012

A bright idea: The Wall Street Journal features Radcliffe's Julia Child Symposium.