Novel Coating that Repels just about Anything Receives R&D 100 Award
Thursday, June 21, 2012

A novel coating that repels almost every type of liquid and solid, from blood and crude oil to ice and bacteria, has received a 2012 R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine. Called SLIPS, the coating was developed by the Radcliffe Institute's Joanna Aizenberg and was inspired by the slippery surface of the carnivorous pitcher plant. 

The Strange Career of Juan Crow

The New York Times
Sunday, June 17, 2012

The depth of my alienation from home hit me last January, when Alabama shut out Louisiana State for the college football championship. Even in the familiar afterglow of 'Bama's second title in three years, I had to ask myself, what right did my state have to brag, about anything? 

Tony-Winning Twosome

Harvard Magazine
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Broadway musical ONCE took eight Tony Awards at the American Theatre Wing's annual ceremony, held on June 10. John Tiffany, director of ONCE, received the Tony for Best Director of a Musical; he was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute during 2010-2011. 

Harvard-incubated Shows “Porgy,” “Once” Win Tony Awards

Harvard Gazette
Monday, June 11, 2012

Two Broadway shows with origins at Harvard cleaned up at the Tony Awards on Sunday night. "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" and "Once" took home 10 awards in total, including the prizes for best musical revival and best musical, respectively. 

A New Spin on Antifreeze

Monday, June 11, 2012

A team of researchers from Harvard University invented a way to keep any metal surface free of ice and frost, with direct implications for metal surfaces such as those used in refrigeration systems, wind turbines, aircraft, marine vessels, and the construction industry.

A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus Basking in Tony Win
Monday, June 11, 2012

"Once," which won eight Tonys, was developed at the A.R.T. by director and Radcliffe Institute fellow John Tiffany before it headed to New York. 

The Ink-smudged Diaries of Adrienne Rich

Harvard Crimson
Monday, June 11, 2012

Harvard students commemorate Adrienne C. Rich '51, who was one of the twentieth century's most compelling and controversial poetic voices. You can find Rich's archives at Schlesinger library, in the same Yard where she attended class. 

John Tiffany Wins Best Direction of a Musical for ONCE
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

John Tiffany RI '11 has won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Once.

Emory's Trethewey Named U.S. Poet Laureate

Emory News Center
Thursday, June 7, 2012

Natasha Trethewey RI ’01, Emory University professor and Pulitzer Prize–winning poet, has been named Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2012–2013 by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.

Did Ray Bradbury Even Write Science Fiction?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

RI ’12 fellow John Plotz discusses the life and work of the late author Ray Bradbury.