The Harvard-Yenching Library holds Japanese books on falconry—the hunting of wild quarry using birds of prey—produced before 1800. They were most recently sighted during "Take Note," a two-day conference in November at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
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Speaking to the Harvard Crimson about the Radcliffe public art compeition, Dean Cohen said, "Our mission as the Radcliffe Institute is to advance work beyond the classroom, beyond the usual curriculum, and so I see the garden as a way of doing that for the arts."
The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced the sixteen recipients of this year's awards in music, including Radcliffe Institute fellow, composer, and performer Kate Soper.
Anson Chan, who delivered this year's Rama S. Mehta lecture at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, hopes Hong Kong's system rooted in rule of law, personal freedom, and clean government is a blueprint for change on mainland China.
Though the idea of implicit bias has captured the public's attention for more than a decade, former Radcliffe fellows Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald did not conceive of a book on the topic until 2004, when both spent a year at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, where Banaji had taken a faculty appointment in 2002. Free from their normal academic obligations and once again in the same town, they began to work on "Blindspot."
Anson Chan outlined her hopes for her country during remarks at the Radcliffe Institute that included both harsh criticisms of China and what she called its “potential to be a force for tremendous good in the world.”
The current production of The Glass Menagerie at the American Repertory Theater (ART) marks an historic return of actress Cherry Jones, one of the company's founding members, to its stage. Director John Tiffany called Williams's 1944 drama his favorite play when he and artistic director Diane Paulus spoke at a Radcliffe Institute event about the production in January.
Anson Chan, who addressed a crowd of students, faculty and the public at the Radcliffe Institute, looks forward to the day when the China can claim greatness not because of the size of its gross domestic product or scale of its military might, but with its ethical leadership.
Radcliffe fellow Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, both at Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab, are screening their co-directed "Leviathan" (2012), a wordless, sensual, and phantasmagoric portrait of commercial fishing aboard a trawler out of New Bedford, Mass., at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Radcliffe fellow Carole Perry, a scientist with Nottingham Trent University, received a prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Award from the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science.