Vizenor Combines Dream Songs and Haikus

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff PhotographerPhoto by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff Photographer

Speaking at the Radclife Institute for Advanced Study, Gerald Vizenor read from his latest book of poetry, and spoke about the connection between poetry and preserving Native American culture.

The Civil War’s Personal Histories

Harvard Magazine
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff PhotographerPhoto by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff Photographer

Harvard Magazine features the Schlesinger Library's new exhibit, organized to mark the 150th anniversary of the war, that showcases how personal documents like portraits, letters, diaries, and family account books serve as revealing sources for life during the Civil War, both in battle and on the home front. "The domestic concerns of home and family were not detached from war," said Dean Cohen at the opening. "The Civil War was a domestic conflict in several senses of the word."

Civil War Exhibit Opens at Schlesinger Library

Harvard Crimson
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Photo by Daniela VelozaPhoto by Daniela Veloza

The Harvard Crimson writes, "Dean of the Radcliffe Institute Lizabeth Cohen, University President Drew G. Faust, and Kathy A. Jacob, the curator of manuscripts at the Schlesinger Library, addressed more than 100 attendees at the grand opening of the exhibit, "What They Wrote, What They Saved."

Martial Law and the Criminalization of Thought in Thailand

The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus
Monday, October 6, 2014

Radcliffe fellow Tyrell Haberkorn analyzes the recent coup in Thailand and freedom of expression and thought during the first four months of life under the new prime minister and military junta. 

Faust and Cohen Mark New $12.5M Fund for Arts

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

President Drew Faust and Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute, are celebrating a $12.5 million fund to enhance the creative arts at Harvard, it was announced today. As part of the fund, Maryellie Kulukundis Johnson ’57 and Rupert H. Johnson Jr. contributed a $10 million gift on behalf of their family.

Sioux Falls to Celebrate All 137 of Its Languages

Argus Leader
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The World Comes to Whittier-2013. Photo courtesy of City of Sioux FallsThe World Comes to Whittier-2013. Photo courtesy of City of Sioux Falls

Ben Miller is working on a project at Radcliffe to create more than 130 translations of a poem for a public reading in front of a mural in Sioux Falls that celebrates the city's diversity. 

All Goes Swimmingly

Harvard Gazette
Monday, September 22, 2014
Photo by Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Staff Photographer

"What we wanted to investigate was how the speed of an organism changes as a function of how large it is, how quickly it moves, and how much it moves," said Radcliffe fellow L. Mahadevan. 

Recent Gifts Support Arts, Humanities

Harvard Crimson
Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Harvard Crimson reports on the gift for the arts at Harvard from Maryellie Kulukundis Johnson '57 and Rupert Johnson. 

Using Cell Phones to Change Society

South Asia Institute News
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Photo courtesy of Harvard University South Asia InstitutePhoto courtesy of Harvard University South Asia Institute

The potential of mobile technology to change society was examined in a seminar titled 'Using Cellphones to Change Societies' hosted by the South Asia Institute and the Radcliffe Institute.

Q&A Ray Jayawardhana

The GSAS Bulletin, Harvard University
Friday, September 5, 2014
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

An astronomer and Radcliffe fellow in 2012 explores extrasolar planets, while telling stories about the very large and the very small. 

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