Cambridge, Mass.––The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has awarded its 2010 Captain Jonathan Fay Prize to Diana C. Wise, a Harvard senior concentrating in history and literature. Wise was selected for her thesis “Mere Trifles: Lord Hervey’s Memoirs and the Significance of the Insignificant,” an incisive analysis of the writings, life and sociopolitical environment of John, Lord Hervey, an 18th-century English courtier of King George II and Queen Caroline. Radcliffe Institute Dean Barbara J.
Cambridge, Mass.—The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has announced that Gloria Steinem, a pioneering feminist, award-winning journalist and best-selling author, will be awarded the 2010 Radcliffe Institute Medal at the Radcliffe Day luncheon on Friday, May 28, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. Radcliffe Institute Dean Barbara J. Grosz will give opening remarks and present the medal and Steinem will deliver the luncheon address.
Cambridge, Mass. - Award-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed will join the Harvard faculty in July 2010 as the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, as a professor of law at Harvard Law School and as a professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Cambridge, Mass.—The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has announced that renowned economist Steven D. Levitt, author of the best-selling Freakonomics (William Morrow, 2005) and SuperFreakonomics (HarperCollins, 2009), will deliver the third lecture in its 10th-anniversary Dean’s Lecture Series. Levitt, the William B.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Mathematician Sophie Morel, who works at the intersection of algebraic geometry, representation theory, and number theory, has been named professor of mathematics in Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). She has also been appointed to the Radcliffe Alumnae Professorship at the university's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Both appointments are effective Dec. 15, 2009.
Cambridge, Mass.--The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is celebrating its 10th anniversary during the 2009-2010 academic year. On October 1, 1999, the Radcliffe College Board of Trustees and the Harvard Corporation created the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, launching a new phase of Radcliffe's history. Since then, the Institute--with its Fellowship Program, Academic Engagement Programs and Schlesinger Library--has served as an intellectual innovator at Harvard and evolved into one of the world's leading institutes for advanced study.
Cambridge, Mass.—The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has announced the women and men selected to be Radcliffe fellows in 2009–2010. These creative artists, humanists, scientists and social scientists were chosen for their superior scholarship, research or artistic endeavors, as well as the potential of their projects to yield long-term impact. While at Radcliffe, they will work both within and across disciplines.