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Inspired by the legacy of this year's Radcliffe Institute medalist Ela Bhatt, three leading women scholars and practitioners who are pursuing different ways to change the world—alumnae of Radcliffe College, the Radcliffe Institute, or both—gathered to speak about the continuing need for social change in their respective fields.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."