“Communication Can Be a . . . Drag” provided a fitting and “playful” introduction to a conference meant to examine gender expression.
In a day of discussions devoted to how humans use their bodies to communicate, the original voice of Siri shared her experience as the sound of Apple iPhone’s virtual assistant.
“It didn’t occur to me that a person of my background could be a writer,” said Min Jin Lee RI '19. “I didn’t know anyone from my background who was one.”
Sarah Reckhow RI '19 and collaborators explain how deep-pocketed national donors are changing local school politics.
Brinda Rana—member of a NASA-sponsored research team examining what happens to astronauts during prolonged space flights—shared how zero gravity affects the body.
Poet Evie Shockley RI '19 speaks to the Boston Globe about her favorite books and sources of literary inspiration.
“Every American should know her name and her decades-long work to secure the rights of farmworkers, women, and other disadvantaged people,” said Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin.
Even as climate change reaches new and terrifying levels, hope remains—but the time to act is now, says Daniel M. Kammen.
Radcliffe Professor Erica Chenoweth's research suggests that nonviolent civil resistance is far more successful in creating broad-based change than violent campaigns.
Lucia Jacobs RI '19 will spend part of her time at Radcliffe exploring squirrel brains, particularly how the animals cache and retrieve their food and what happens in the memory-associated hippocampus during that process
Nicole C. Nelson RI '19 delves into the scientific reproducibility crisis, a recent phenomenon in which subsequent scientific investigation has found many supposedly stable findings to be difficult to replicate.
The internet is making paper recipes obsolete, but many modern cooks see the cards as tangible mementos of favorite foods and the beloved cooks who made them over and over again.
Radcliffe Institute at Harvard presents Future Fossil, a newly commissioned exhibition by Clarissa Tossin, inspired by Octavia Butler’s Xenogenesis trilogy.
The artworks in this exhibition imagine a moment of collision of the past, present, and future. Clarissa Tossin explains, “In the course of making this work, I’ve wondered what a core sample of Earth taken 1,000 years from now will look like.”
Panelists from academic, political organizing, and consulting backgrounds discussed the unprecedented number of female candidates in this year’s midterm elections.
SETI astronomer Jill Tarter—who was among the speakers at this year’s Radcliffe science symposium, “The Undiscovered”—on the search for intelligent life.
The Boston Globe speaks with writer Lauren Groff RI '19, who will work on a new novel during her Radcliffe fellowship.
Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin emphasizes Radcliffe’s role as a place for members of the Harvard community to convene and collaborate with one another.
Henrietta Leavitt's countless hours at Harvard mapping the stars are central to understanding the universe. The exhibit Measure shows how her efforts helped unlock mysteries of the cosmos.
The project involves exterior and interior renovations, including building an enlarged exhibit space and a “technology-enhanced” seminar room. Researchers can access the collection via a temporary reading room in Fay House.
NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton speaks at Radcliffe on seeking the untold narratives of African women.
Reginald Dwayne Betts RI '12 writes: "After serving time for a crime I committed at 16, I discovered how hard it is for a felon to get a second chance."
Foot-binding ended 100 years ago and people have long assumed that its demise was due to reform-minded efforts. But a study by Harvard's Melissa Brown RI '12 raises questions about that assumption.
The world is full of visual stimuli. And the way we experience them isn’t just the stuff of comic book art, but the essence of life itself, according to Scott McCloud.
Composer, musicologist, and theremin player Dorit Chrysler set history to sound, without the slightest touch, in a presentation with physicist John Huth.
“Feminisms Now!” featured a panel of five millennial feminist activists, artists, and writers who discussed the "intersectional" nature of 21st century feminism.