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Radcliffe Institute Awards Fay Prize to Harvard Senior

May 19, 2011

Today, the Radcliffe Institute named Matthew Smith Miller winner of the 2011 Captain Jonathan Fay Prize for his interdisciplinary work and extensive original research in his thesis, "Surely His Mother Mourns for Him": Africans on Exhibition in Boston and New York, 1860-1861.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Announces 2011-2012 Fellows

May 12, 2011

A leader among institutes for advanced study, the Radcliffe Institute accepted just 6 percent of its applicants for the 2011-2012 year. These 51 fellows are award-winning artists, academics, and professionals, including musicians, mathematicians, filmmakers, anthropologists, biologists, and writers who convene at the Radcliffe Institute for a full year to focus on individual projects and research while benefiting from a multidisciplinary community in the University setting.

A Conference about The Future of the Original Reading Device

October 29, 2010

Cambridge, MA - With the emergence of the Kindle, the Nook and the iPad, the time is right to ask "Why Books?" The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is convening scholars from a variety of fields for a one-day conference--"Why Books?"--with a focus on the future format of books, as well as their storage, circulation, transmission and use.

Radcliffe Institute Appoints Alison Franklin Director of Communications

October 25, 2010

Cambridge, Mass. - The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has named Alison Franklin director of communications. A 1990 graduate of the college, she brings to the Radcliffe Institute 20 years of experience as a communications professional in government, politics and the nonprofit sector.

Before (and After) Roe v. Wade

October 21, 2010

Cambridge, Mass. - Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Linda Greenhouse and her coauthor Reva Siegel will speak at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University...

Sheena Iyengar Kicks Off Dean's Lecture Series at Radcliffe Institute

October 7, 2010

Cambridge, Mass. — The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has announced that one of the world’s experts on choice, Sheena Iyengar, author of The Art of Choosing (Twelve, 2010), will give the first lecture in the 2010–2011 Dean’s Lecture Series. Iyengar, the inaugural S. T.

Radcliffe Institute Announces 2010-2011 Fellows and Their Projects

May 27, 2010

Cambridge, Mass.—The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has announced the 48 women and men selected to be Radcliffe Institute fellows in 2010–2011. These creative artists, humanists, scientists and social scientists were chosen––from an international pool of nearly 900 applicants––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 within and across disciplines.

Radcliffe Institute to Award 2010 Fay Prize to Diana C. Wise

May 18, 2010

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.

Gloria Steinem Named 2010 Radcliffe Institute Medalist

May 13, 2010

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.

Annette Gordon-Reed Named Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute

April 30, 2010

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.

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