Harvard Heads Southwest

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The nation's first institution of higher learning added another first to its list this week, showcasing its digital initiatives and innovation rock stars at the South by Southwest Interactive festival (SXSW). Radcliffe Fellow Kara Oehler showcased Zeega, a Harvard Library Lab-funded system that she co-founded and that facilitates the creation of participatory documentaries.

The Parenting Divide

Harvard Gazette
Monday, March 12, 2012
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

As a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, she is exploring how Taiwanese and Chinese immigrants negotiate cultural differences in child rearing and how they parent transnationally.

Lizabeth Cohen Appointed Radcliffe Institute Dean

Harvard Magazine
Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lizabeth Cohen, interim dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study since last July, has been appointed dean by President Drew Faust, who was RIAS's founding dean before becoming Harvard president.

Cohen Named Dean of Radcliffe

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, March 8, 2012
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Harvard President Drew Faust announces the appointment of Lizabeth Cohen as dean of the Radcliffe Institute. 

Professor & Team: Daniel L. Smail

Harvard Crimson
Thursday, March 8, 2012

Professor Smail has spent this academic year at the Radcliffe Institute, where he studies what he terms the "medieval world of goods" by sifting through 14th and 15th century household inventories. This project is unique because of its collaborative nature: Smail is working with sophomores Mark S. Krass, Naomi M. Wills, and Matthew Wozny to collect and interpret his data.

From Embryos to Evolution: Evo-Devo

@ the Radcliffe Institute
Monday, March 5, 2012
Nicole Le Douarin, photo by Tony RinaldoNicole Le Douarin, photo by Tony Rinaldo

Scientists trying to understand the evolutionary past have gained insight from studying embryonic development—a new area of science called evo-devo. Nicole Le Douarin, a pioneer of modern developmental biology, spoke at Radcliffe on how studying embryonic development sheds light on a key innovation in vertebrate evolution: the emergence of a head and brain. 

Orderly Living

Harvard Magazine
Thursday, March 1, 2012
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In March 2010, a group of colleaguesgot together at the Radcliffe Institute for a colloquium on German manuscript illumination. The speakers visited Houghton Library, where librarians had spread out for examination virtually all of the German illuminated manuscripts the library has. These treasures knocked the socks off the assembled academics, who decided that each would choose one of the fragments before them as the subject of a short essay. 

New Venues for Jewish Music Festival

Boston Globe
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Third Annual Boston Jewish Music Festival features pianist and former fellow Donald Berman who has put together a classical evening called "From the Lower East Side to Carnegie Hall.'' 

Jeremy Lin: The Tug of War Between Taiwan and China

International Business Times
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

International Business Times spoke with two experts on China and Taiwan to discuss the Jeremy Lin phenomenon and how it relates to East Asian political issues. 

From V-2 Rocket to Moon Landing

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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Author Diane McWhorter's latest book project, "Moon of Alabama: From Nazi Germany to Tranquility Base, via the Segregated American South," explores how German scientists from Hitler's Third Reich helped to create the rocket that shot the Apollo 11 mission into space.