Another Role for Colleges: Archivist

Boston Globe
Sunday, May 17, 2015
From Susan B. Anthony to her fellow suffragist Caroline H. Dall in the just-completed volume four of "The History of Woman Suffrage," which is part of the Schlesinger Library's holdings.From Susan B. Anthony to her fellow suffragist Caroline H. Dall in the just-completed volume four of "The History of Woman Suffrage," which is part of the Schlesinger Library's holdings.

The Boston Globe reports: Radcliffe Institute’s recent “University as Collector” conference was, in part, an object lesson. Scholars and archivists from across the university gathered to consider a tiny handful of the millions of artifacts and specimens in the school’s collections. 

Radcliffe Fellows for 2015–2016 Announced

Harvard Magazine
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Harvard Magazine shares the new class of Radcliffe Fellows, and highlights those Harvard faculty members. 

Does Artificial Intelligence Pose a Threat?

The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

The Wall Street Journal assembled a panel of experts from industry, research, and policy-making to consider the dangers—if any—of artificial intelligence. Taking part in the discussion is Radcliffe Institute Fellow Francesca Rossi, a professor of computer science and president of the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence. 

The Roots of Artistry

The Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Live Matter. Photo by Kevin GradyLive Matter. Photo by Kevin Grady

Rosetta Elkin's Live Matter, on display through May 29, transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary through a simple shift of perspective. Visitors to Racliffe's Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery will get a rare look at the complex and creative architecture of plant life typically hidden underground. 

Walsh Launches Citywide Planning Effort for 2030

The Boston Globe
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Radcliffe Institute's David Luberoff discusses Boston's new development plan for 2030 in the Boston Globe

A House Divided by Grief

The Harvard Gazette
Thursday, April 23, 2015
An anonymous seamstress recorded the funeral in Washington on April 19, 1865. "Funeral Obsequies of Pres. Lincoln in Washington--Store closed and businesses of all kind suspended," she wrote. "The Pres. Was assassinated in his seat at Ford's Theatre--a ball pass through his brain." Anonymous account book, Anonymous Diaries and Account books, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe InstituteAn anonymous seamstress recorded the funeral in Washington on April 19, 1865. "Funeral Obsequies of Pres. Lincoln in Washington--Store closed and businesses of all kind suspended," she wrote. "The Pres. Was assassinated in his seat at Ford's Theatre--a ball pass through his brain." Anonymous account book, Anonymous Diaries and Account books, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute

Historian Martha Hodes speaks about President Lincoln's legacy, as seen through the eyes of his supporters and critics alike, in the days following his assassination.

The Things Harvard Has

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Photo by Webb ChappellPhoto by Webb Chappell

American universities increasingly use their rich collections as important teaching tools. The Gazette spoke with "University as Collector" conference co-organizer Yukio Lippit about how a wide range of Harvard's holdings help to advance its mission. 

Path to Understanding

The Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Photo by Kevin GradyPhoto by Kevin Grady

Silk Road Ensemble musicians explain how they meld playing and traditions to make new music at a Radcliffe panel discussion on “Cultural Navigation: Finding One’s Way Across Traditions."

Translating Poem, Weaving Rug Unites Sioux Falls

Argus Leader
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Radcliffe fellow Ben Miller hosts a multi-city event to help generate translations for a William Carlos Williams poem as part of a project he is undertaking at the Radcliffe Institute. 

Sharing the Fruits of Collaboration

Harvard University Report of Giving 2013–2014
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Faculty co-director John Huth speaks at an Academic Ventures symposium. Photo by Tony RinaldoFaculty co-director John Huth speaks at an Academic Ventures symposium. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Perrin (Penny) Moorhead Grayson AB ’72 and her husband, Bruns H. Grayson AB ’74—longtime supporters of the Radcliffe Institute and Harvard more broadly—recently created a $2 million fund for Academic Ventures.

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