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The Chronicle of Higher Education: Considering how much attention we lavish on the technologies of writing—scroll, codex, print, screen—it's striking how little we pay to the technologies for digesting and regurgitating it. One way or another, there's no sector of the modern world that isn't saturated with note-taking. That was more than sufficient justification for holding a conference called Take Note, held at the Radcliffe Institute.
The photograph is from the vast Julia Child collection in the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute, which includes 5,000 cookbooks donated by her, her book drafts, the voluminous and often funny letters of Julia and Paul, television scripts and production notes handwritten by Paul, some 20,000 photographs, and a gaudy Cordon Bleu medal.
Livesey, a Radcliffe Institute fellow this year, will discuss what can be gained and lost by drawing on the works of others in "Neither a Borrower Nor a Lender Be: Homage, Appropriation, and Influence" at 4 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Radcliffe Gymnasium.
"Election outcomes have very significant policy consequences, but the election outcomes themselves are largely random," Vanderbilt professor Larry M. Bartels declared at a Radcliffe Institute lecture.
For a country where music is so central to life and entertainment, the crisis in Mali has quieted many musicians in a big way. But not balafon player Neba Solo. Radcliffe fellow Ingrid Monson, an ethnomusicologist at Harvard Univesity, has been following Neba Solo’s career for years.
The Boston Globe highlights balafonist Neba Solo who will give a rare concert at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute. Preceding it is a talk by Radcliffe fellow Monson, who has worked with Solo for many years. She studied balafon with him in Mali for six months in 2005 and accompanied the band as they played all over Mali. Her balafons are all his hand-crafted creations