Time to Turn the Page

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

A look at notable work by Harvard authors in 2015, including work and selections by Radcliffe fellow and poet Ross Gay. 

Talea Ensemble Enacts Dark Fascinations in Takasugi Premiere

The Boston Globe
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Photo by Kevin GradyPhoto by Kevin Grady

Composer Steven Kazuo Takasugi's "Sideshow" had its US premiere at the Radcliffe Institute. The Boston Globe reports: "'Sideshow' was music theater. Visual elements—the striped false teeth the musicians surreptitiously slipped in, the dropcloth that suddenly unveiled a taxidermied fish in a bell jar—were as essential to the experience as the sonic." 

Former Judge Recounts Fight Against Guatemalan Corruption

The Harvard Crimson
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Photo by Kevin GradyPhoto by Kevin Grady

Claudia Escobar, a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, spoke about her personal journey fighting against corruption in her home country of Guatemala in front of a packed audience. 

Takasugi’s Freaky, Meaningful Sideshow

The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
By Kevin GradyBy Kevin Grady

Radcliffe fellow Steven Kazuo Takasugi's "Sideshow" featured the nine-member Talea Ensemble with Kazuo’s composition for amplified octet and electronic playback from 2009 to 2015. 

Learning from Unfinished Business

@ The Radcliffe Institute
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Photograph of Judge Nancy Gertner at an event at the Radcliffe Institute, by Kevin GradyPhotograph of Judge Nancy Gertner at an event at the Radcliffe Institute, by Kevin Grady

Nancy Gertner, a former US federal judge and senior lecturer at Harvard Law School, was the featured speaker who joined a panel of social activists this fall to discuss lessons learned from the civil rights and women’s movements of the 1970s.

Ann Blair Named University Professor

Harvard Gazette
Monday, November 23, 2015
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Eminent historian and 2014–2015 Radcliffe fellow Ann Blair has been named a University Professor, Harvard's highest faculty honor.

A Sliver of a Full Moon, but Not the Full Moon Yet

@ The Radcliffe Institute
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Deborah Parker, former vice chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington State. Photo by Susan Walsh, Associated PressDeborah Parker, former vice chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington State. Photo by Susan Walsh, Associated Press

Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, wrote Sliver of a Full Moon so that Native women survivors of violence could share their stories.

Harvard Leads the Way in LEED

American School and University
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Photo by Kevin GradyPhoto by Kevin Grady

The Harvard LEED projects represents many firsts, including the renovation of the Fay House, an 1807 building at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, which became the oldest LEED-certified building in the United States.

A Focus on Fairness

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Researcher Katie McAuliffe with study participant. Photo courtesy of Felix WarnekenResearcher Katie McAuliffe with study participant. Photo courtesy of Felix Warneken

In a new study led by Felix Warneken RI '15, researchers found that children around the globe were quick to reject deals unfair to themselves. And in three countries—the United States, Canada, and Uganda—they also were willing to reject deals unfair to others.

Thanksgiving, the Julia Child Way

The New York Times
Monday, November 16, 2015
Julia Child. Credit: Paul Child, courtesy of Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard UniversityJulia Child. Credit: Paul Child, courtesy of Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

Julia Child spoke about the profound power of good meals: "A meal doesn't have to be like a painting by Raphael, but it should be a serious and beautiful thing, no matter how simple. What nicer way for a family to get together and communicate?"

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