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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Videos from the Radcliffe Institute

Translations Needed for Poetry Project at Meldrum Park

Argus Leader
Monday, December 15, 2014

Radcliffe Insitute fellow Ben Miller is working to translate a poem, "The Red Wheelbarrow," into 144 languages to represent the diversity of Sioux Falls.

Kara Walker “Sweet Talks” Harvard

Harvard Magazine
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Harvard Magazine highlights artist Kara Walker's talk at Radcliffe, during which she walked through the process of conceiving, mounting, and ultimately dismantling her recent work, A Subtlety—as well as her thoughts on its fraught reception.

Boston Globe Names Features Kara Walker

The Boston Globe
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Artist Kara Walker and Radcliffe Dean Lizabeth Cohen. Photo by Tony RinaldoArtist Kara Walker and Radcliffe Dean Lizabeth Cohen. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Celebrated artist Kara Walker paid a visit to Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and talked about her life and work and the 40-foot-tall sugar sphinx. 

A Bittersweet Confection

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

"There's something about making something larger than yourself, larger than life, or somehow being responsible for the creation of that feeling of something greater than one's self ... that's what motivates me and drives me forward ...," said artist Kara Walker at a Radcliffe talk. 

Seeing Past Misconceptions To Recognize Potential

WBUR Cognoscenti
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Courtesy PerkinsCourtesy Perkins

The Job Fair for Individuals with Visual Impairments, hosted by the Radcliffe Institute and sponsored by the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, the Carroll Center for the Blind, Spaulding Rehab and Perkins, helped employers interviewed promising candidates. 

A Journey Into Illness

The Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

Like her diagnosis, the decision to write in detail about chronic illness took time, said poet and memoirist Meghan O'Rourke, a Radcliffe fellow.

Radcliffe Helped Jean McCarroll’s Dreams Become Reality

Friday, December 5, 2014
G. Wallace Woodworth taught McCarroll's favorite course, Music I, in which she earned a C-plus. Courtesy of Harvard University News OfficeG. Wallace Woodworth taught McCarroll's favorite course, Music I, in which she earned a C-plus. Courtesy of Harvard University News Office

As Jean McCarroll ’60, MAT ’61 approaches her 55th reunion, she is honoring her alma mater with a charitable gift annuity to support the Schlesinger Library, which is part of the Radcliffe Institute and helps carry forward the legacy of Radcliffe College.

Remembering the Sand Creek Massacre

@ The Radcliffe Institute
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Ned Blackhawk. Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff PhotographerNed Blackhawk. Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff Photographer

November 29 marked the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre—a massacre of Native Americans so horrific that it prompted two Congressional investigations, forced the resignation of two leaders, and launched years of battle with the Plains Indians following the Civil War.

Here to There

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

Leaders in the field of navigation, including Donner Professor of Science John Huth, converged on Radcliffe's annual science symposium to discuss findings in everything from brain science to animal navigation to the psychology of how a lost person behaves—which can give rescuers important cues about where to look.

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