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.
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Harvard Gazette announces 2013–2014 Radcliffe Institute fellows to engage in science of toys, comedy of tragedies, design of destruction, and more.
Harvard Magazine article features Radcliffe Institute 2013-14 fellows and the Harvard faculty members chosen to be fellows.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
Charles Curti, director of human resources at the Radcliffe Institute, shares a new University benefit provding $1,500 per year to employees who extend health care benefits to their same-sex spouses, to help offset the federal taxes that same-sex couples are required to pay under federal law.