The Harvard Gazette asked scholars from across Harvard to reflect on the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and how the document resonates today. Hear from President Drew Faust, first Dean of the Radcliffe Institute, and Radcliffe Institute Professor Annette Gordon-Reed.
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Director and former Radcliffe fellow John Tiffany explains his vision for "The Glass Menagerie," which opens this week. Tiffany, who last year won Tony Awards for best musical and director, knows that you can't be rewarded unless you take risks.
Radcliffe Fellow, Harvard Law School Professor I. Glenn Cohen Codirects Petrie-Flom Center's Project with NFL
In a new Harvard and NFL initiative, the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School "will address the ethical, legal and policy issues relevant to the health and health care of current future, and retired players," says codirector and Radcliffe fellow Glenn Cohen.
The New York Times features the notes and marginalia in Julia Child's cookbooks, now housed at the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe.
Radcliffe brought together Harvard leaders across many disciplines—a social scientist, an education expert, an urban historian, and a playwright—to speak with an alumni audience about the city as a subject of their work.
Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" has joined the canon of great American theater. In a discussion at the Radcliffe Institute led by Dean Cohen, the director John Tiffany RI '11 and Diane Paulus '88 argued that Williams' unconventionality has been watered down over the years.
The Boston Globe features Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany—a onetime Radcliffe Institute fellow who's now directing the ART's "The Glass Menagerie"—after he talked with ART artistic director Diane Paulus about creativity and how they convinced Cherry Jones to star.
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Considering how much attention we lavish on the technologies of writing—scroll, codex, print, screen—it's striking how little we pay to the technologies for digesting and regurgitating it. One way or another, there's no sector of the modern world that isn't saturated with note-taking. That was more than sufficient justification for holding a conference called Take Note, held at the Radcliffe Institute.
The Bon Appetit Weekender Guide on the Best of Beantown calls Julia Child fans to, "hie yourselves to Harvard Square. The Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe is home to an amazing collection of her papers and memorabilia" on exhibit through March.
The photograph is from the vast Julia Child collection in the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute, which includes 5,000 cookbooks donated by her, her book drafts, the voluminous and often funny letters of Julia and Paul, television scripts and production notes handwritten by Paul, some 20,000 photographs, and a gaudy Cordon Bleu medal.