What’s in a Liquid

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Image Courtesy of Ian BurgessImage Courtesy of Ian Burgess

Joanna Aizenberg and team at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences invent a new device that can instantly identify an unknown liquid.

The Girl From F&B: A Portrait of the New India

The Nation
Monday, August 1, 2011

This essay is adapted from The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India, by Siddhartha Deb.  

The Fast Track to Change

The Boston Globe
Saturday, July 30, 2011

Last month the US Supreme Court ruled that more than 1 million female workers couldn’t proceed with a gender bias suit against Wal-Mart because they were too numerous and diverse to constitute a class. The justices ought to have a look at the Self Employed Women’s Association, a trade union of 1.3 million women in India working in “the informal economy.’’ Ela Bhatt, the lawyer who founded SEWA in her native Ahmedadad, was in Cambridge recently to receive the Radcliffe Institute medal. 

KU Staff Member Wins Harvard Grant to Document Nuns’ Environmental Activism

Kansas City infoZine
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

In north central Kansas, a group of nuns is fighting for the Earth. Schlesinger Library oral history grant winner Rachel Myslivy intends to tell their story before it's lost to the ages.

Of the Bean I Sing

Harvard Gazette
Friday, July 15, 2011
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Venezuelan musician and composer Paul Desenne says coffee's rise in the world was operalike—full of conflict, tension, and romance. At Radcliffe, Desenne was hard at work on an opera about coffee. 

MFA Boston Awards 2011 Maud Morgan Prize to Wendy Jacob

Art Daily
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, announced that Cambridge artist Wendy Jacob RI '05 is the recipient of the 2011 Maud Morgan Prize. Jacob's works explore human impulse, intimacy, and interaction through interventions with furniture, architecture, and open spaces. 

Book Review: Surveillance Or Security?

Friday, July 8, 2011

In this densely packed work, Susan Landau, a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University details the myriad layers around surveillance, national security, information security and privacy. 

Cal Poly Professor Gets Harvard Grant

Friday, July 8, 2011

Victor Valle, who was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team of reporters at the Los Angeles Times, has been named a fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and will dedicate his time at Radcliffe to researching and writing his next book, "The Poetics of Fire: On The Art of Chile Eating."

Lit's New 'It Girl': Tayari Jones

The Root
Sunday, July 3, 2011
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With the publication of her third novel, Silver Sparrow, things are happening to author and Radcliffe Institute fellow Tayari Jones that rarely happen to writers, especially writers who are women and almost never happen to writers who are African-American women.

Books: Off the Shelf

Harvard Magazine
Friday, July 1, 2011

Recent books with Harvard connections include Strange New Worlds: The Search for Alien Planets and Life beyond Our Solar System by Ray Jayawardhana RI '12 and Reasoning from Race: Feminism, Law, and the Civil Rights Revolution, by Serena Mayeri '97.