Professor Jennifer L. Roberts (from left), artist Dario Robleto, and medical researcher Doris A. Taylor. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerProfessor Jennifer L. Roberts (from left), artist Dario Robleto, and medical researcher Doris A. Taylor. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer

The Heart of the Matter

Transdisciplinary artist Dario Robleto and transplant researcher Doris A. Taylor discuss the biology, imagery, and symbolism of the vital organ.

"When I saved all the material I had no way in imagining that it would culminate in something like this," said Angela Davis, adding, "I just knew that I shouldn't throw it away." Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer"When I saved all the material I had no way in imagining that it would culminate in something like this," said Angela Davis, adding, "I just knew that I shouldn't throw it away." Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

Angela Davis Looks Back

The iconic scholar and activist reflects on her life's work and why she remains inspired at a Radcliffe conference celebrating the acquisition of her archive.

Among those at Radcliffe's event, "Making the Cut: Promises and Challenges of Gene Editing," were Charmaine Royal of Duke University (from left), Sylvain Moineau of the Universite Laval, and Jonathan Kimmelman of McGill University. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerAmong those at Radcliffe's event, "Making the Cut: Promises and Challenges of Gene Editing," were Charmaine Royal of Duke University (from left), Sylvain Moineau of the Universite Laval, and Jonathan Kimmelman of McGill University. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

Power and Pitfalls of Gene Editing

With thousands of new academic papers on CRISPR science publishing each year, experts examined the rapidly advancing technology at Radcliffe's "Making the Cut" symposium.

"Carnival of Souls," 1962."Carnival of Souls," 1962.

Films That Go Bump in the Night

On the occasion of All Hallows’ Eve, the Harvard Gazette checks in with members of the Harvard community—including Radcliffe Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad—to hear which films they love to fear. 

Judy Chicago. Photo by Steve S. LiJudy Chicago. Photo by Steve S. Li

A Feminist Intervention into Art

Judy Chicago has spent her life working to write women into history, and now she is trying to ensure that her carefully documented work of the past sixty years does not disappear.

At a recent Radcliffe talk, biographers Robert Reid-Pharr (from left), Tomiko Brown-Nagin, and Imani Perry explored how their subjects helped shape conversations around black politics, community, identity, and life. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerAt a recent Radcliffe talk, biographers Robert Reid-Pharr (from left), Tomiko Brown-Nagin, and Imani Perry explored how their subjects helped shape conversations around black politics, community, identity, and life. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

Writing Black Lives

At a recent Radcliffe talk, biographers Robert Reid-Pharr, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, and Imani Perry explored how their subjects helped shape conversations around black politics, community, identity, and life.

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Radcliffe Institute Mourns Judith Vichniac, Who Led the Radcliffe Fellowship Program from 2001 to 2018

The founding director of the Radcliffe Fellowship Program passed away on October 22. She had a profound impact on the lives and careers of hundreds of fellows over the years.

Photo courtesy of Harvard Public Affairs and CommunicationsPhoto courtesy of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Michael Kremer Wins Nobel in Economics

Michael Kremer RI '14 and his MIT collaborators pioneered the use of field experiments to determine the effectiveness of world poverty programs.

Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstitutePhoto by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Welcomes Boston Students for Justice-Focused Workshop

The Radcliffe Institute was one of seven Boston-area higher education institutions to host Boston Public School students as part of the Summer of HOPE Institute.

Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, presented a lecture on mass incarceration in Harvard's Memorial Church. Photo by Jeffrey Blackwell/Memorial Church CommunicationsRaphael G. Warnock, senior pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, presented a lecture on mass incarceration in Harvard's Memorial Church. Photo by Jeffrey Blackwell/Memorial Church Communications

Reforming the Criminal Justice System

In a discussion at Harvard’s Memorial Church, Atlanta preacher Raphael G. Warnock called mass incarceration “a scandal on the soul of America” and challenged his listeners to “imagine a different future.”

Harvard professor and author Lizabeth Cohen at Government Center, in nearly the same spot urban planner Ed Logue was photographed (below) for Newsweek magazine, April 1965. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerHarvard professor and author Lizabeth Cohen at Government Center, in nearly the same spot urban planner Ed Logue was photographed (below) for Newsweek magazine, April 1965. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Urban Planning and Social Justice

Radcliffe dean emerita and Harvard historian Lizabeth Cohen examines the life and career of Ed Logue, the city planner who was instrumental in helping reshape and revive a number of declining American cities, including Boston, in the postwar era.

Elizabeth Hinton arranges materials for the Angela Davis exhibit with (from left) Radcliffe arts program manager Meg Rotzel, gallery coordinator Joe Zane, and Pforzheimer fellow Jackie Wang. Photo by Stu RosnerElizabeth Hinton arranges materials for the Angela Davis exhibit with (from left) Radcliffe arts program manager Meg Rotzel, gallery coordinator Joe Zane, and Pforzheimer fellow Jackie Wang. Photo by Stu Rosner

Revisiting Angela Davis

Professor Elizabeth Hinton is curating an exhibit and conference at the Radcliffe Institue drawing on materials from the Schlesinger Library's Angela Y. Davis archives.

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

Thinking Like a Magician

At his Radcliffe talk, magician Joshua Jay demonstrated techniques involving perception, attention, and surprise that he insists have practical applications well beyond the realm of magic.

Original cast of Sesame Street. Photo courtesy of Sesame WorkshopOriginal cast of Sesame Street. Photo courtesy of Sesame Workshop

Everyone’s Favorite Street

Has it really been 50 years of Sesame Street? Radcliffe-affiliated scholars and artists discuss the impact that Sesame Street has had on their lives—and their favorite character.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad. Photo by Tony RinaldoKhalil Gibran Muhammad. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

The Sugar That Saturates the American Diet Has a Barbaric History as the "White Gold" That Fueled Slavery

Radcliffe Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad traces the sugar industry as part of the 1619 Project, a major initiative from the New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.

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

Research and Everyday Life

This summer, Ciara Hervás '21 is collecting historical data on black women’s suffrage organizations for a digital data hub called the Suffrage Portal, part of the Radcliffe Institute's Long 19th Amendment project.

Snowball. Photo by Irena SchulzSnowball. Photo by Irena Schulz

So You Think He Can Dance?

Ani Patel RI '19 and his collaborators tracked YouTube sensation Snowball the dancing cockatoo's moves as he boogied to songs by Cyndi Lauper and Queen. The study suggests that humans may not be the only ones who can groove to a beat.

Radcliffe scholar Tuna ?are-A?t?rk is writing a book on the history of Nicomedia as the forerunner of Constantinople. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerRadcliffe scholar Tuna ?are-A?t?rk is writing a book on the history of Nicomedia as the forerunner of Constantinople. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

Uncovering an Ancient World

Radcliffe fellow Tuna Şare-Ağtürk heads a team helping to preserve the ancient city of Nicomedia in modern-day Turkey.

Dolores Huerta (center) is given a standing ovation from the audience. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerDolores Huerta (center) is given a standing ovation from the audience. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Dolores Huerta Receives Radcliffe Medal

The Institute honors the labor and civil rights activist for her six decades of fighting for marginalized peoples and communities.

Bridget Terry Long (from left), Claudine Gay, and Tomiko Brown-Nagin meet in Fay House. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Bridget Terry Long (from left), Claudine Gay, and Tomiko Brown-Nagin meet in Fay House. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

Four Deans, and Their Journeys

In a group interview, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Claudine Gay, Bridget Terry Long, and Michelle Williams recall role models and describe the complexities of leading their schools at Harvard.