Recent discoveries have transformed scientific understanding of the galaxy, showing a Milky Way teeming with planets. "I don't think we'll have a paucity of planets. We'll have more planets than we know what to do with," fellow Ray Jayawardhana said. "You're living through an incredibly exciting, revolutionary time."
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The Washington Post chats with historian Ellen Fitzpatrick RI '09 about what history tells us about the New Hampshire primary winner, and how Mitt Romney falls into this group.
The Schlesinger Library is home to one of the world's most outstanding collections of historical cookbooks, including its most famous possession: the papers, recipes and cookbooks of Julia and Paul Child. The collection spans more than 500 years and almost as many cultures. Marylene Altieri, curator of printed material at the library, says the collection found its home at Radcliffe in the 1960s.
WGBH's Callie Crossley talks with novelist Tayari Jones.
While at Radcliffe, Laurel Bossen and Melissa Brown, in collaboration with anthropologist Hill Gates, are writing a book on female labor and foot binding in early 20th century China.
Frederick Wiseman spoke before a packed audience, delivering the Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in Art and the Humanities, at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
After listening to Errol Morris talk about his craft this week at the Brattle, you might be inclined to hear what another legendary local filmmaker has to say on the subject. Frederick Wiseman will present this year's Radcliffe Institute's Julia S. Phelps Lecture in Art and the Humanities, a talk entitled "Shooting, Editing, And Reading A Documentary Film."
Anita Hill's new book, Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home, probes the importance of the concept of home as a central element for the search for gender and racial equality through personal stories and anecdotes. She was at the Radcliffe Institute to discuss the themes in her new book, but audience members couldn’t resist the chance to engage with the author about her time at the center of a national political firestorm.
The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard acquired a much-thumbed copy of Elizabeth David's "Italian Food" with penciled notes in the margins and more notes on slips of paper attached with paper clips. The volume had belonged to Avis DeVoto, whom Knopf hired to Americanize Elizabeth David.
Anita Hill, a professor of social policy, law, and women’s studies at Brandeis University, urged Americans to closely examine social inequality and work to increase access to the “American Dream” in a lecture at the Radcliffe Institute.