A Renewed Look at Urban Renewal

@ The Radcliffe Institute
Monday, October 15, 2012
President Drew Gilpin Faust and Dean Lizabeth Cohen Photo by Tony RinaldoPresident Drew Gilpin Faust and Dean Lizabeth Cohen Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Harvard President Faust introduced Dean Cohen for her inaugural lecture—Place, People, and Power: City Building in Postwar America—stating, “Liz Cohen has crossed traditional disciplinary boundaries in ways that have brought fresh insight to some of the most important issues of our time.”

Q&A with Radcliffe’s New Dean

Harvard Gazette
Friday, October 5, 2012
Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

Lizabeth Cohen, a professor of American studies and Radcliffe's new dean, took a break from working on her inaugural lecture to talk with the Gazette about learning on the job, embracing the arts, setting goals, and more.

Symposium Celebrates Julia Child’s Life, Love of Paris

Bay State Banner
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Photo by Paul Child, Courtesy Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University]Photo by Paul Child, Courtesy Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University]

The Bay State Banner reports the symposium honoring the centenary of Child's birth offered a day-long sampling of Child fervor, drawing an overflow audience as well as Internet viewers. In Cambridge, as on TV, Child was disarmingly natural and free of pretension, engaging and curious, whether shopping for cheese or meats or chatting with nearby ladies at her hair salon.

Raj Chetty and Benjamin Warf Win MacArthur Grants

Harvard Magazine
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The MacArthur Foundation awarded its $500,000, no-strings-attached fellowships, known as "genius grants," on October 1. Former Radcliffe Fellow and MIT professor Junot Diaz, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2008 for his novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was announced as a winner. 

Back to Birmingham

Harvard Gazette
Friday, September 28, 2012
Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Diane McWhorter RI '12, who spoke as part of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute's Colloquium Series, said she decided to re-issue her prize-winning book, “Carry Me Home,” after she discovered new materials on the subject. Introducing McWhorter was Jane Rhodes the Joy Foundation Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute.

How Julia Child Outfitted Her TV Kitchen

Boston Globe
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Boston Globe reports one of the coolest events in Boston last week was a daylong symposium on the life and legacy of the inimitable Julia Child, who would have turned 100 in August. Hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study's Schlesinger Library, the event featured friends of Paul and Julia Child from the couple's years in Cambridge, who discussed Child's first TV kitchen. 

Bon Appétit! Julia at 100

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

Friends, family, former colleagues, and devoted fans gathered at Harvard for a party celebrating the vivacious woman who revolutionized American culinary culture. The only person missing was the late guest of honor, Julia Child, though her spirit seemed to charge the room. 

Ratatouille from Mastering the Art of French Cooking and A Day of Julia

Food for Thought
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

“You have a ratatouille garden!” Julia Child exclaimed to her hostess, Jane Thompson,“we’ll have ratatouille for dinner.” Thompson was one of many friends and family who recalled Julia Child Stories to an adoring crowd in the Radcliffe Gymnasium, all celebrating what would be Julia Child’s 100th birthday. 

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