Chasing Stars in the Sky and the Classroom

Slate, Sponsored Content by UC Santa Cruz
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Photo by Jared LeedsPhoto by Jared Leeds

Radcliffe fellow and astrophysicist Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz is no romantic star-gazer. He tests out his theories in front of a computer screen, where complex simulations defy the boundaries of human experience and the assumptions we make about the universe.

A Key Urban Intersection

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

Is there a dose of nature that can help make city dwellers’ lives healthier and more productive? A new report, stemming from a recent workshop at the Radcliffe Insitute, suggests that the answer is yes. 

The Personal Civil War

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library exhibition What They Wrote, What They Saved: The Personal Civil War kicked off its opening with remarks from Harvard President Drew Faust, the Lincoln Professor of History. The exhibit runs through March 20.

Ideas Inside

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Videos from the Radcliffe Institute

Translations Needed for Poetry Project at Meldrum Park

Argus Leader
Monday, December 15, 2014

Radcliffe Insitute fellow Ben Miller is working to translate a poem, "The Red Wheelbarrow," into 144 languages to represent the diversity of Sioux Falls.

Kara Walker “Sweet Talks” Harvard

Harvard Magazine
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Harvard Magazine highlights artist Kara Walker's talk at Radcliffe, during which she walked through the process of conceiving, mounting, and ultimately dismantling her recent work, A Subtlety—as well as her thoughts on its fraught reception.

A Bittersweet Confection

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

"There's something about making something larger than yourself, larger than life, or somehow being responsible for the creation of that feeling of something greater than one's self ... that's what motivates me and drives me forward ...," said artist Kara Walker at a Radcliffe talk. 

Boston Globe Names Features Kara Walker

The Boston Globe
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Artist Kara Walker and Radcliffe Dean Lizabeth Cohen. Photo by Tony RinaldoArtist Kara Walker and Radcliffe Dean Lizabeth Cohen. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Celebrated artist Kara Walker paid a visit to Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and talked about her life and work and the 40-foot-tall sugar sphinx. 

Seeing Past Misconceptions To Recognize Potential

WBUR Cognoscenti
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Courtesy PerkinsCourtesy Perkins

The Job Fair for Individuals with Visual Impairments, hosted by the Radcliffe Institute and sponsored by the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, the Carroll Center for the Blind, Spaulding Rehab and Perkins, helped employers interviewed promising candidates. 

A Journey Into Illness

The Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

Like her diagnosis, the decision to write in detail about chronic illness took time, said poet and memoirist Meghan O'Rourke, a Radcliffe fellow.

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