The Creative Crusader

Harvard Gazette
Monday, June 3, 2013
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Failure "is the most exacting teacher and defines your path to success," said actress and activist Jane Alexander, receiving the Radcliffe Medal. Her talk followed a panel, "From Artist to Audience," moderated by the A.R.T.'s Diane Paulus on Radcliffe Day 2013.

Jane Alexander Receives the Radcliffe Medal

The Boston Globe
Monday, June 3, 2013
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The Boston Globe highlights Radcliffe Day and the address by actor and advocate Jane Alexander on the importance of creativity and support for the arts. 

“From Artist to Audience” at Radcliffe

Harvard Magazine
Friday, May 31, 2013
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Harvard Magazine reports on the Radcliffe Day panel "From Artist to Audience." Four different artists—a painter, poet, designer/photographer, and composer—discussed the creative process and the relationship between creators and their audiences. Diane Paulus, artistic director of the American Repertory Theater (ART) and professor of the practice of theatre at Harvard, moderated the discussion. 

Jane Alexander: “Find Your Creative Home”

Harvard Magazine
Friday, May 31, 2013
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"Creativity can be encouraged, and exploring the arts is a fabulous way to do it," Radcliffe Medalist Jane Alexander said to an audience of 600 at Radcliffe Day 2013, a day dedicated to celebrating the arts. 

One Harvard

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Harvard Gazette speaks to Dean Lizabeth Cohen about common spaces across Harvard's campus and their role in the future of the integrated University. 

Creative Bursts from All Corners

Harvard Gazette
Friday, May 24, 2013
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The Harvard Gazette takes a look at creativity across the disciplines at a Radcliffe Institute workshop. The day was devoted to looking closely at moments of creative breakthrough and to asking about the "commonalities, and also about revealing discrepancies between such moments in various fields," said co-organizer John Plotz, a former Radcliffe fellow. 

Challenging ‘Eureka’ With Rigor

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, May 23, 2013
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“Can biography and science speak to each other?” asked best-selling biographer Richard Holmes in his Radcliffe Institute talk “The Scientist Within.” Holmes said they can, even though “biography is literary, subjective, historical, and backward-looking,” while “science is forward-looking” and objective.

Salil Vadhan Named Simons Investigator

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences News & Events
Monday, May 20, 2013

The Simons Foundation has appointed former Radcliffe fellow Salil Vadhan of Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) a Simons Investigator, an appointment of five years with a grant of $100,000 for research support per year. 

How Latin Culture Got More Gay

The New York Times
Friday, May 17, 2013

New York Times Op-Ed by Radcliffe fellow Hector Carrillo on the expansion of same-sex marriage in Latin America and the U.S. 

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.

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