Beautiful "Flowers" Self-Assemble in a Beaker

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences News & Events
Thursday, May 16, 2013

With the hand of nature trained on a beaker of chemical fluid, the most delicate flower structures have been formed in a Harvard laboratory—and not at the scale of inches, but microns. Radcliffe Advisor Joanna Aizenberg, an expert in biologically inspired materials science, biomineralization, and self-assembly, is the principal investigator for this research.

A Pirates of Penzance Party

Harvard Magazine
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Harvard Magazine features the ART production of the Pirates of Penzance. Director Sean Graney, who will be a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute in 2013–2014, conceived and directed the new production and will likely do more work in collaboration with the ART during his fellowship year at Harvard. 

Radcliffe Institute Announces 2013–2014 Fellows

Harvard Magazine
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Harvard Magazine article features Radcliffe Institute 2013-14 fellows and the Harvard faculty members chosen to be fellows. 

Radcliffe Opens Doors of Discovery

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Harvard Gazette announces 2013–2014 Radcliffe Institute fellows to engage in science of toys, comedy of tragedies, design of destruction, and more. 

Making Poetry Sing

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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Radcliffe fellow Tsitsi Jaji is fascinated by what songs can teach literary specialists about how to read poetry. She calls art songs—vocal compositions typically arranged for one voice with piano accompaniment—"the perfect texts to explore the dynamic relationship between music and poetry in my new Radcliffe project."

The Price of Women’s Immigration

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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A performance by Quetzal, the Grammy Award-winning East Los Angeles band, kicked off "Crossing Borders: Immigration and Gender in the Americas," a two-day conference at Radcliffe. 

Radcliffe Announces Knafel Center and Fund

Harvard Magazine
Thursday, April 25, 2013
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Harvard Magazine breaking news reports that the Radcliffe Institute announced that the Radcliffe Gymnasium has been renamed the Knafel Center in honor of venture capitalist Sidney R. Knafel '52, M.B.A. '54, whose most recent gift—the $10.5-million Knafel Fund—will support Radcliffe programs. 

A Toast to the Future, Sidney R. Knafel Creates $10.5M Fund

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, April 25, 2013
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The Radcliffe Gymnasium was renamed the Knafel Center in honor of Sidney R. Knafel ’52, M.B.A. ’54, and in recognition of the center’s increasing role in promoting intellectual exchange across Harvard’s Schools and with the public.

Insignificant, With a Lousy Future

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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Krauss, a noted theoretical physicist from Arizona State University, brought his brand of popular science to the Radcliffe Institute, addressing a crowd gathered for a talk that was often humorous despite dealing with subjects that can be dry and technical.

Confronting Evil, Embracing Life

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"Confronting Evil: Interdisciplinary Perspectives," sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard was about the rhetoric and psychology of evil, what it is like to witness it, and how society should respond to it. The conference featured panelist and Radcliffe Fellow Gazmend Kapllani, a novelist who grew up in the state-terror regime of Iron Curtain Albania.

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