Faculty and Students Talk DNA Research at Radcliffe Symposium

The Harvard Crimson
Monday, October 5, 2015

The one-day science symposium focused on recent advances in understanding ancient and modern DNA and discussions of possible application for future research.

South African Activist Calls for African Women to "Weave New Narratives"

The Harvard Crimson
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff PhotographerPhoto by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff Photographer

Mamphela A. Ramphele discussed the role of women in promoting social change and gender equality in her lecture at the Radcliffe Institute.

Artist Spotlight: Karole Armitage

The Harvard Crimson
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Karole Armitage RI '16 spoke with the Harvard Crimson from Kansas, where she was temporarily based to study the dance traditions of the Plains Indians tribes in conjunction with her work at Radcliffe.

Steiker Study Influential in Connecticut’s Decision to Abolish Death Penalty

Harvard Law Today
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A study on capital punishment coauthored by Radcliffe fellow and Harvard Law School Professor Carol Steiker '86 RI '14 was influential in Connecticut's recent decision to abolish the death penalty in that state.

Out of the Blue, Strokes of Brilliance

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Photo by Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff Photographer

Fresh from assembling an exhibition on Corita Kent, curators at the Schlesinger Library received a delightfully apropos phone call, which led to the acquisition of several of the artist's prints.

Sensitive Art

The Harvard Gazette
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Photo by Kevin GradyPhoto by Kevin Grady

Dean Cohen says of the Radcliffe Public Art Competition winner: “Latent (e)Scapes is a breathtaking visual statement. And it’s also an inspiring blend of art, science, and landscape that captures well Radcliffe’s commitment to supporting work that crosses disciplines in new ways.”

Sister Soldier Collection Donated to Radcliffe Institute

The Boston Globe
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Schlesinger Library at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute welcomed its newest collection, Sister Soldier Project, with a reception for its founder, Myraline Whitaker. Whitaker’s collection was born of her desire to help women of color serving in the military. 

More Than Help for Their Hair

The Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Myraline Morris Whitaker. Photo by Kris Snibbe.Myraline Morris Whitaker. Photo by Kris Snibbe.

“If hair is longer than the ears, it has to be pulled back and tucked under, and as a black woman I just don’t understand how that happens without the right product,” said Myraline Morris Whitaker, who founded the Sister Soldier Project, a grassroots campaign geared at providing hair products to African-American female soldiers to help them comply with military guidelines.

Letters From Sister Soldier Project to be Celebrated

The Boston Globe
Friday, July 3, 2015
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

The Schlesinger Library at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute has acquired the collection of Myraline Morris Whitaker. Whitaker sent thousands of packages filled with black hair care products to female soldiers of color in service, as part of the volunteer initiative Sister Soldier Project. But the thank-you letters and photos she received in return were just as valuable a gift.

Taxonomic Riddles

Harvard Magazine
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Image courtesy of Rosa M. Fernandez Garcia and Alexander ZieglerImage courtesy of Rosa M. Fernandez Garcia and Alexander Ziegler

Harvard Magazine highlights a new method—micro-computed tomography scans of earthworms—for sharing University objects and collections. The technology was featured and showcased to the public at the Radcliffe Institute's recent "University As Collector" symposium.