Illustration by Eleanor DavisIllustration by Eleanor Davis

Radcliffe Medalist Ruth Bader Ginsburg

There isn’t a glass ceiling she hasn’t broken.

Photo by Kevin GradyPhoto by Kevin Grady

Investigating False Memories

Elizabeth Loftus can make people “remember” that eggs once made them sick or that as children they were briefly lost in a mall, though both “memories” are false.

Illustration by Simone MassoniIllustration by Simone Massoni

David R. Montgomery: Excavating between Disciplines

David R. Montgomery is a geomorphologist at the University of Washington and a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant for his research examining how landscapes change through time. So it may seem strange that he has written books about dirt, fish, and religion.

Mathea Falco. Photo by Webb ChappellMathea Falco. Photo by Webb Chappell

Searching for More Effective Drug Policies

Drug use is on the rise and treatment lags

Daniel Carpenter and Louise Knight before Knight's lecture on the Grimke sisters. Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff PhotographerDaniel Carpenter and Louise Knight before Knight's lecture on the Grimke sisters. Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff Photographer

The Rule-Breaking Sisters Grimké

Digitized antislavery petitions are a boon to scholars.

Irmtrud Wojak with student Research Partners Adela Heera Kim (center) and Eunice Park Lee (at right). Photo courtesy of Irmtrud WojakIrmtrud Wojak with student Research Partners Adela Heera Kim (center) and Eunice Park Lee (at right). Photo courtesy of Irmtrud Wojak

The Preservation of History

Historian Irmtrud Wojak RI ’15 came from Germany to Radcliffe to focus on the realities and implications of denazification—the effort undertaken after World War II to remove all traces of Nazism and to rebuild democracy.

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Radcliffe Moment

On the first day of the academic year, several fellows, all from disparate disciplines, discovered that some aspect of their work was concerned with human rights. They decided to gather regularly to intensively workshop their projects. At their last meeting—in a classic Radcliffe Moment—they discussed writing for a general audience.

Photo by Jennifer WaddellPhoto by Jennifer Waddell

Quick Study: Itai Yanai

An associate professor of biology at the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, Itai Yanai RI ’15 specializes in systems biology—in particular, gene expression and the evolutionary processes that govern it. 

Photo by Nicole ScarboroughPhoto by Nicole Scarborough

Gwill E. York: Committed to the Future of Radcliffe

Gwill E. York ’79, MBA ’84 remembers fondly the world of intellectual discovery she entered as an undergraduate.