Recognized As a Force for Change

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Photo by Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.Photo by Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.

“We present the Radcliffe Medal to an individual who has been a powerful and impressive force for change, someone who takes risks and forges ahead. These are hallmarks of Radcliffe,” said Dean Cohen in announcing that Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, as the 2015 Radcliffe Medal recipient. 

Crossing Disciplines, Finding Knowledge

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
"A Case for Curiosity," on view through next March in Harvard's Science Center 371, was curated by students in this semester's course USW30, "Tangible Things: Harvard Collections in World History." First offered in 2011, the course signals a fresh, deep interest at Harvard in using artifacts to teach the humanities. Historian and co-instructor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (center) calls such artifacts "portals," colorful tunnels into a past traditionally accessible only through the close study of texts."A Case for Curiosity," on view through next March in Harvard's Science Center 371, was curated by students in this semester's course USW30, "Tangible Things: Harvard Collections in World History." First offered in 2011, the course signals a fresh, deep interest at Harvard in using artifacts to teach the humanities. Historian and co-instructor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (center) calls such artifacts "portals," colorful tunnels into a past traditionally accessible only through the close study of texts.

Harvard Gazette article featuring new interest at Harvard in using artifacts to teach. The story features Radcliffe's "University as a Collector" conference which illustrated how artifacts and objects also can help students understand literature, science, and history. 

Tree Roots Get their Moment in the Sun

The Boston Globe
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Photo by Kevin GradyPhoto by Kevin Grady

Article in the Boston Globe about exhibition by Rosetta S. Elkin at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study displaying a tree's subterranean root system and called "Live Matter."

Harvard University Names Two Indians for Prestigious Radcliffe Fellowship

NDTV, India
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Two Indians from Indian Institute of Science, and University of Delhi have been named for Harvard University's prestigious Radcliffe fellowship.

Another Role for Colleges: Archivist

Boston Globe
Sunday, May 17, 2015
From Susan B. Anthony to her fellow suffragist Caroline H. Dall in the just-completed volume four of "The History of Woman Suffrage," which is part of the Schlesinger Library's holdings.From Susan B. Anthony to her fellow suffragist Caroline H. Dall in the just-completed volume four of "The History of Woman Suffrage," which is part of the Schlesinger Library's holdings.

The Boston Globe reports: Radcliffe Institute’s recent “University as Collector” conference was, in part, an object lesson. Scholars and archivists from across the university gathered to consider a tiny handful of the millions of artifacts and specimens in the school’s collections. 

Radcliffe Fellows for 2015–2016 Announced

Harvard Magazine
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Harvard Magazine shares the new class of Radcliffe Fellows, and highlights those Harvard faculty members. 

Does Artificial Intelligence Pose a Threat?

The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

The Wall Street Journal assembled a panel of experts from industry, research, and policy-making to consider the dangers—if any—of artificial intelligence. Taking part in the discussion is Radcliffe Institute Fellow Francesca Rossi, a professor of computer science and president of the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence. 

The Roots of Artistry

The Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Live Matter. Photo by Kevin GradyLive Matter. Photo by Kevin Grady

Rosetta Elkin's Live Matter, on display through May 29, transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary through a simple shift of perspective. Visitors to Racliffe's Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery will get a rare look at the complex and creative architecture of plant life typically hidden underground. 

Walsh Launches Citywide Planning Effort for 2030

The Boston Globe
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Radcliffe Institute's David Luberoff discusses Boston's new development plan for 2030 in the Boston Globe

A House Divided by Grief

The Harvard Gazette
Thursday, April 23, 2015
An anonymous seamstress recorded the funeral in Washington on April 19, 1865. "Funeral Obsequies of Pres. Lincoln in Washington--Store closed and businesses of all kind suspended," she wrote. "The Pres. Was assassinated in his seat at Ford's Theatre--a ball pass through his brain." Anonymous account book, Anonymous Diaries and Account books, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe InstituteAn anonymous seamstress recorded the funeral in Washington on April 19, 1865. "Funeral Obsequies of Pres. Lincoln in Washington--Store closed and businesses of all kind suspended," she wrote. "The Pres. Was assassinated in his seat at Ford's Theatre--a ball pass through his brain." Anonymous account book, Anonymous Diaries and Account books, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute

Historian Martha Hodes speaks about President Lincoln's legacy, as seen through the eyes of his supporters and critics alike, in the days following his assassination.

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