Creative Bursts from All Corners

Harvard Gazette
Friday, May 24, 2013
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The Harvard Gazette takes a look at creativity across the disciplines at a Radcliffe Institute workshop. The day was devoted to looking closely at moments of creative breakthrough and to asking about the "commonalities, and also about revealing discrepancies between such moments in various fields," said co-organizer John Plotz, a former Radcliffe fellow. 

Challenging ‘Eureka’ With Rigor

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, May 23, 2013
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“Can biography and science speak to each other?” asked best-selling biographer Richard Holmes in his Radcliffe Institute talk “The Scientist Within.” Holmes said they can, even though “biography is literary, subjective, historical, and backward-looking,” while “science is forward-looking” and objective.

Salil Vadhan Named Simons Investigator

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences News & Events
Monday, May 20, 2013

The Simons Foundation has appointed former Radcliffe fellow Salil Vadhan of Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) a Simons Investigator, an appointment of five years with a grant of $100,000 for research support per year. 

How Latin Culture Got More Gay

The New York Times
Friday, May 17, 2013

New York Times Op-Ed by Radcliffe fellow Hector Carrillo on the expansion of same-sex marriage in Latin America and the U.S. 

Beautiful "Flowers" Self-Assemble in a Beaker

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences News & Events
Thursday, May 16, 2013

With the hand of nature trained on a beaker of chemical fluid, the most delicate flower structures have been formed in a Harvard laboratory—and not at the scale of inches, but microns. Radcliffe Advisor Joanna Aizenberg, an expert in biologically inspired materials science, biomineralization, and self-assembly, is the principal investigator for this research.

A Pirates of Penzance Party

Harvard Magazine
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Harvard Magazine features the ART production of the Pirates of Penzance. Director Sean Graney, who will be a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute in 2013–2014, conceived and directed the new production and will likely do more work in collaboration with the ART during his fellowship year at Harvard. 

Radcliffe Opens Doors of Discovery

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Harvard Gazette announces 2013–2014 Radcliffe Institute fellows to engage in science of toys, comedy of tragedies, design of destruction, and more. 

Making Poetry Sing

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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Radcliffe fellow Tsitsi Jaji is fascinated by what songs can teach literary specialists about how to read poetry. She calls art songs—vocal compositions typically arranged for one voice with piano accompaniment—"the perfect texts to explore the dynamic relationship between music and poetry in my new Radcliffe project."

The Price of Women’s Immigration

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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A performance by Quetzal, the Grammy Award-winning East Los Angeles band, kicked off "Crossing Borders: Immigration and Gender in the Americas," a two-day conference at Radcliffe. 

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