Biology in this Century

Harvard Magazine
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Photo by Jim HarrisonPhoto by Jim Harrison

Fellow Pam Silver discusses how biology will be the technology of this young century. During the past 50 years, biology has developed from a soft science that described macroscopic phenomena into a reductionistic discipline that aims to explain life in terms of chemistry and physics.

Reimagining Post-9/11 Through Fiction

The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Amy Waldman's starting writing the The Submission during her felowship year at the Radcliffe Institute. 

Environmental Activism of Nuns Profiled

The Topeka Capital-Journal
Saturday, August 13, 2011

Schlesinger Library grant winner Rachel Myslivy has taken an interest in the environmental activism of nuns.

Radcliffe Institute Fellow Published Study in The Lancet that Draws Attention to Mental Health of Refugee Children

@ the Institute
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lynne Jones came to the Radcliffe Institute to write a memoir about her decades of work helping address and understand children's mental-health needs. The fellowship also gave her time to contribute to an academic study of the mental health of displaced children. 

Mental Health of Displaced and Refugee Children Resettled in Low-income and Middle-income Countries: Risk and Protective Factors

The Lancet
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Summary of article in The Lancet, co-authored by former Radcliffe Institute fellow Lynne Jones.

What’s in a Liquid

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Image Courtesy of Ian BurgessImage Courtesy of Ian Burgess

Joanna Aizenberg and team at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences invent a new device that can instantly identify an unknown liquid.

The Girl From F&B: A Portrait of the New India

The Nation
Monday, August 1, 2011

This essay is adapted from The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India, by Siddhartha Deb.  

The Fast Track to Change

The Boston Globe
Saturday, July 30, 2011

Last month the US Supreme Court ruled that more than 1 million female workers couldn’t proceed with a gender bias suit against Wal-Mart because they were too numerous and diverse to constitute a class. The justices ought to have a look at the Self Employed Women’s Association, a trade union of 1.3 million women in India working in “the informal economy.’’ Ela Bhatt, the lawyer who founded SEWA in her native Ahmedadad, was in Cambridge recently to receive the Radcliffe Institute medal. 

KU Staff Member Wins Harvard Grant to Document Nuns’ Environmental Activism

Kansas City infoZine
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

In north central Kansas, a group of nuns is fighting for the Earth. Schlesinger Library oral history grant winner Rachel Myslivy intends to tell their story before it's lost to the ages.

Of the Bean I Sing

Harvard Gazette
Friday, July 15, 2011
Photo by Rose LincolnPhoto by Rose Lincoln

Venezuelan musician and composer Paul Desenne says coffee's rise in the world was operalike—full of conflict, tension, and romance. At Radcliffe, Desenne was hard at work on an opera about coffee.