The Week Ahead: Theater, Galleries, and Museums

The Boston Globe
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Photo by Heather LathamPhoto by Heather Latham

The Boston Globe Critic's Pick: Radcliffe fellow and painter Elise Adibi mixes essential plant oils used in aromatherapy with her oil paint in abstract works that inevitably call us back to our bodies. Exhibit open through December 20. 

Panel Hails 50th Anniversary of Friedan's "Feminine Mystique"

Harvard Crimson
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Nancy F Cott, Ariela Dubler, and Stephanie Coontz. Photo by Heather LathamNancy F Cott, Ariela Dubler, and Stephanie Coontz. Photo by Heather Latham

Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library commemorated the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique by hosting a discussion on the evolution of gender roles since the book's release and its relevance to contemporary American society. The Library holds Friedan's papers.

Abbate Named University Professor

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Photo by Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Staff Photographer

Carolyn Abbate RI '06, one of the world's most accomplished and admired music historians, has been named to become a University Professor, Harvard's highest honor for a faculty member. In 2005, she came to Harvard as the Fanny Peabody Professor of Music and served as the first Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute.

Community Works Explores Women in Poverty at the Schlesinger Library

@ The Radcliffe Institute
Monday, November 18, 2013

Marking seven years of collaboration between the Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library and Community Works of Boston, the library hosted a program, "Women Living in Poverty," with seven activists who lead organizations combating poverty and its cruel effects. The event remembers Kip Tiernan, founder of Rosie's Place, whose papers are among the Schlesinger Library collections.

Technically, You Are What You Wear

Harvard Gazette
Monday, November 18, 2013
Photo by Michelle JayPhoto by Michelle Jay

Radcliffe's science symposium examined recent advances in "smart clothes." Speakers were experts in biology, design, materials science, engineering, medicine, and nanotechnology, including Babak Parviz, the developer of Google Glass.

Marriage Equality at 10

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer

Q&A with Margaret Marshall, who wrote the landmark state ruling allowing gays to wed. Her papers will become part of the holdings of the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute. 

In the Philippines, Clouds of a Different Colour

The Globe and Mail
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Globe and Mail Op Ed on the typhoon and political climate in the Philippines by Radcliffe Fellow Miguel Syjuco, who was born and raised in Manila. 

Radcliffe Looks Ahead

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Saturate the Moment in Wallach Garden_photo by Tony Rinaldo

The dedication of a new student public art installation called Saturate the Moment precedes the launch of The Radcliffe Campaign, "Invest in Ideas," which is part of the University-wide initiative.

Adibi Commands an Unusual Palette

The Harvard Crimson
Monday, November 11, 2013
Courtesy Elise Adibi

Elise Adibi's exhibit, Metabolic Paintings, features artwork made with plant oils and other natural ingredients to create an intersensory experience. 

Employers' Wariness Thwarts Many Blind Jobseekers

Associated Press/Boston Herald
Sunday, November 3, 2013

Among the 29 employers at the job fair for blind and low-vision people were TD Bank, retailer T.J. Maxx, and several branches of Harvard University, including the job fair's host — the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The venue was the former Radcliffe College gymnasium where Helen Keller exercised en route to becoming the first deaf/blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree in 1904.