Face-to-face Collaboration Supports High-definition Science of Dr. Mei Zhen

Monday, August 18, 2014

Dr. Mei Zhen comments on the value of working face-to-face with Harvard collaborators as a Radcliffe fellow to create a comprehensive neuronal map of the juvenile C. elegans, the pin-head sized nematode worm. 

The Rise of ISIS

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

Political scientist and Radcliffe fellow Harith Hasan al-Qarawee studies state-society relations, political transitions, and identity politics in Iraq and the Middle East. The Harvard Gazette recently spoke with al-Qarawee about the rise of ISIS in Iraq.

‘The Choicest of their Kind’

Harvard Gazette
Monday, July 28, 2014
In this circa-1919 image, the Radcliffe Unit's Anna Holman '14 (right, photo 3) crank-starts the Red Cross vehicle she drove in France. Courtesy Schlesinger LibraryIn this circa-1919 image, the Radcliffe Unit's Anna Holman '14 (right, photo 3) crank-starts the Red Cross vehicle she drove in France. Courtesy Schlesinger Library

A look back reveals how Harvard and Radcliffe helped determine the course of World War I and how Harvard demonstrated the response to the war by America’s educated classes.

Iraqi Parliament Elects Speaker in Effort to Form New Government

The New York Times
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Radcliffe fellow and Iraqi scholar Harith Al-Qarawee comments on the Iraqi elections for a new speaker in Parliament. 

New England Literary News: Foraging Through Archives

The Boston Globe
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Image courtesy Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe InstituteImage courtesy Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute

In addition to displaying some of Child's papers, the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study will feature holdings from its cookbook collection for the "Adventures in Gastronomy" tour, including How to Eat Like a Professor on a Student's Budget

Falling Fertility Rates

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, July 3, 2014
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Parts of the world are facing a new “demographic time bomb,” one that threatens skyrocketing health care and pension costs as populations age. “It was really a shocking realization that this was happening,” said Mary Brinton, whose work explores declining fertility rates in postindustrial societies. 

Cover Girls

The Boston Globe
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

A Boston Globe article explores the success of women fiction authors in publishing, which was the topic of a recent Radcliffe panel.

Winning Night for A.R.T.

Harvard Gazette
Monday, June 9, 2014
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At the 2014 Tony Awards, Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie," directed by former Radcliffe Fellow John Tiffany, won best lighting design for Natasha Katz. The play also was a top candidate for best revival.

Reading Shapes

Harvard Gazette
Friday, June 6, 2014
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

Evolutionary biologists have long held up songbirds, particularly the Galapagos finches first described by Charles Darwin, as an example of natural selection at work. In order to exploit different environments and food sources, the birds developed a startling variety of beak shapes — from short, blunt beaks ideal for cracking seeds and nuts to long, slender beaks designed to sip nectar from flowers. The assumption was that natural selection was the primary, if not the sole, cause for the variation.

Radcliffe Asks, “What Is Life?”

Harvard Magazine
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
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"I believe that the engineering of life is the technology of this century," declared panelist Pam Silver, RI '12, Adams professor of biochemistry and systems biology at Harvard Medical School, during the "What is Life?" talk on Radcliffe Day 2014. 

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