Google Glass--eyeglasses embedded with computer, phone, and camera--is worn here   by its creator, Babak Parviz. From its inception, the device was geared toward pictorial   communication. For example, videos taken with Glass show the user's perspective, from his or her own eyes. Photo by Tony RinaldoGoogle Glass--eyeglasses embedded with computer, phone, and camera--is worn here by its creator, Babak Parviz. From its inception, the device was geared toward pictorial communication. For example, videos taken with Glass show the user's perspective, from his or her own eyes. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

The Future’s New Clothes

In fiction, we have conjured up clothing with amazing abilities: superhero shields, invisibility cloaks, gadget-filled spy suits. Radcliffe's "Smart Clothes" symposium showed how close technology is coming to making clothing of the imagination real.

Public Policy Meets Brain Science

Public Policy Meets Brain Science

Can neuroscience be harnessed to make public policies more effective and attractive? 

Betty Friedan with her husband, Carl, and their son Daniel, the first of their three children. The Friedans divorced   after 22 years of marriage. Photo from the Papers of Betty Friedan, Schlesinger LibraryBetty Friedan with her husband, Carl, and their son Daniel, the first of their three children. The Friedans divorced after 22 years of marriage. Photo from the Papers of Betty Friedan, Schlesinger Library

Fifty Years after The Feminine Mystique

As the repository of Betty Friedan’s papers, Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library had good cause to recognize the first 50 years of her pathbreaking book, The Feminine Mystique.

Photo by Stephanie Mitchell Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell Harvard Staff Photographer

Nancy Pelosi at Radcliffe

Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to serve as speaker of the United States House of Representatives, spoke at Radcliffe in late October in a conversation with Ellen Fitzpatrick RI ’09, the Carpen

Photo by Jessica ScrantonPhoto by Jessica Scranton

Lewis Hyde: Gift-Giver, Trickster, Defender of Forgetting

Forgetting has myriad uses, such as forgiving the past. Excerpts from Hyde’s forthcoming book, A Primer for Forgetting

Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff Photographer

When Things Changed for Women

At Radcliffe's annual Rothschild Lecture, New York Times columnist Gail Collins offered her perspective on how and why the rights and expectations of American women changed so dramatically between 1960 and today.

Pittsburgh Collective, directed by David Sanford. Photo by Alison FranklinPittsburgh Collective, directed by David Sanford. Photo by Alison Franklin

Thinking Cinematically, Laying Down a Flow

An interview with David W. Sanford RI '14 includes a touch of self-assessment, a range of inspiration, and a glimpse of his work helming the Pittsburgh Collective, a contemporary big band at the intersection of classical and jazz.