The Digital Public Library of America Steering Committee announced a Beta Sprint that aims to surface innovations that could play a part in the building of a digital public library. The DPLA initiative grew out of a meeting at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, which brought together more than 40 representatives from foundations, research institutions, cultural organizations, government, and libraries to discuss best approaches to building a national digital library.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has named Matthew Smith Miller winner of the 2011 Captain Jonathan Fay Prize for his interdisciplinary work and extensive research for his thesis.
Radcliffe celebration to include medal for Ela Bhatt and panel discussion about moving toward a more equitable and just world. Ela Bhatt, who, as the founder of the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) of India, has improved the self-sufficiency of more than a million women.
Sixteen undergraduate students at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) may now be Harvard's resident experts on geothermal energy. These students conducted an in-depth analysis of the geothermal heating and cooling system that serves Radcliffe's Byerly Hall.
Nigerian youths have continued to prove to the world through their brazen talents that youth is not all about violence, fraud and the likes. One of such person who has become a source of inspiration is the award-winning author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who was recently chosen as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has selected Cal Poly Ethnic Studies Professor Victor Valle as a 2011-2012 Radcliffe Institute fellow.
In her Fellows' Presentation, Nancy E. Hill, the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute, attempted to do what she herself acknowledged is almost impossible to dispassionately analyze data about parenting styles.
Just as Harvard College accepted only 6 percent of its applicants this year, so did the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. These fellows are 'poised for a year of discovery, innovation, and creation.'
Fellow Anna Maria Hong says "This has been by far the most productive time in my writing life," who quickly surpassed her original goal of writing 40 sonnets during her academic year. Since the fall she has completed 85 works. "There is something about the magic of Radcliffe, the luxury of this time. And the incredible intellectual and creative stimulation has been really productive."
Lizabeth Cohen, Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), will serve as interim dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, beginning July 1.