Janet Yellen to Receive Radcliffe Medal in May

Harvard Crimson
Monday, February 1, 2016

“As Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen is skillfully charting the nation's course in unpredictable and sometimes rough economic seas,” according to Radcliffe Institute Dean Cohen in a Harvard Crimson story. “The Radcliffe Medal honors her for extraordinary leadership and her commitment—as our morning panel will explore—building an economy for prosperity and equality.”

Domestic Disturbance

Monday, February 1, 2016
During the Great Depression, a corner of 170th Street in New York City was known as the Bronx Slave Market, where household workers and other laborers would go each morning seeking day work. Make a Wish (Bronx Slave Market, 170th Street, New York), 1938. Photo by Robert McNeill, Smithsomian American Art MuseumDuring the Great Depression, a corner of 170th Street in New York City was known as the Bronx Slave Market, where household workers and other laborers would go each morning seeking day work. Make a Wish (Bronx Slave Market, 170th Street, New York), 1938. Photo by Robert McNeill, Smithsomian American Art Museum

Domestic workersmany poor and working-class women of colorrelied on history and storytelling to mobilize a movement to reform household labor.

How, Not Why, the Human Brain Folds

The Harvard Gazette
Monday, February 1, 2016
Mahadevan Lab/Harvard SEASMahadevan Lab/Harvard SEAS

New research by 2015 Radcliffe fellow L. Mahadevan on understanding how the brain folds could help unlock the inner workings of the brain and unravel brain-related disorders. 

Fast-food Industry Offers More Bad Deals

The Boston Globe
Sunday, January 31, 2016

This Boston Globe editorial features Radcliffe fellow and food writer Michael Pollan commenting on the nation's fast food industry. 

Fed Chair Janet Yellen to Receive Radcliffe Medal

Harvard Magazine
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Janet L. Yellen. Photo courtesy of the Federal ReserveJanet L. Yellen. Photo courtesy of the Federal Reserve

Harvard Magazine announces Janet Yellen will receive 2016 Radcliffe Medal. 

Fellowship and the Family Man

Monday, January 25, 2016
Peter Behrens with his wife, Basha Burwell, and their son, Henry Behrens. Photo by Jason GrowPeter Behrens with his wife, Basha Burwell, and their son, Henry Behrens. Photo by Jason Grow

In his three novels and two collections of short stories, Peter Behrens RI ’16 plumbs his family’s history in Canada, England, Germany, and Ireland. What drives him, however, is not what he knows about his family but what he doesn’t know: “The only way I know to learn what I don’t know is through fiction.”

Striving for Imperfection

Harvard Gazette
Friday, January 22, 2016
Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff PhotographerPhoto by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff Photographer

Reiko Yamada RI '16 created Reflective based on the aesthetic concept of imperfection in human life. The unique interaction of movement and music can be experienced the week of January 25 in the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery. Creation of the installation included Radcliffe Research Partners Ben Wetherfield '17 and Phil Golub '16.

TS Eliot Prize: Poet Sarah Howe Wins With "Amazing" Debut

The Guardian
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Sarah Howe RI '16, whom judges say "will change British poetry," was awarded the prize for her collection Loop of Jade, which examines the poet's joint British and Chinese heritage. 

Poet and Radcliffe Fellow Sarah Howe Wins TS Eliot Prize with "Amazing" Debut Collection

@ The Radcliffe Institute
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Poet and Radcliffe Fellow Sarah Howe, whom judges say "brings new possibilities to British poetry," was awarded the TS Eliot poetry prize. Catch a glimps of her work, here. 

Digitizing Native American Petitions

Harvard Gazette
Friday, January 8, 2016
The Digital Archive of Native American Petitions in Massachusetts will build on the success of Harvard's Digital Archive of Anti-Slavery and Anti-Segregation Petitions (cropped petition pictured). Copyright President and Fellows of Harvard CollegeThe Digital Archive of Native American Petitions in Massachusetts will build on the success of Harvard's Digital Archive of Anti-Slavery and Anti-Segregation Petitions (cropped petition pictured). Copyright President and Fellows of Harvard College

The Council on Library and Information Resources has awarded a grant of $275,795 to the Radcliffe Institute, in collaboration with the Yale Indian Papers Project, to create the Digital Archive of Native American Petitions in Massachusetts.

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