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.

Jennifer S. Lerner and Students Partner to Understand Emotions and Decision Making

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Charlotte D'Acierno '16, Jennifer S. Lerner RI '14, and Paul Meosky '16. Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff PhotographerCharlotte D'Acierno '16, Jennifer S. Lerner RI '14, and Paul Meosky '16. Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff Photographer

Fellow Jennifer S. Lerner's partnership with Harvard student researchers allowed her to write and publish a comprehensive scientific review of every experiment conducted in the last 35 years on emotion and decision making.

Foreshadowing Feminism

Harvard Gazette
Monday, November 10, 2014
By Stephanie MitchellBy Stephanie Mitchell

Organizing and canvassing for antislavery petitions by women from 1833 to 1845 was a transformational training ground for suffragettes and other social activists following the Civil War, says Radcliffe Institute director of social sciences Daniel Carpenter.

A Delicate Balance in the Midst of a Crisis

CNN.com
Monday, November 10, 2014
Photo by Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff Photographer

Radcliffe fellow Harith Al-Qarawee shares insights with CNN on the rise of ISIS: "This is very much a conflict that is molded and shaped by the geopolitical competition between Saudi Arabia and Iran in the region." 

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