Lizabeth Cohen, dean emerita of the Radcliffe Institute, presents a history of postwar city building in her new book, Saving America's Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age.
To study jellyfish and other fragile marine life without damaging them, researchers at the Wyss Institute and David Gruber RI '18 developed an ultra-soft gripper to gently grasp jellyfish and release them without harm.
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.
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.
Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, is an inspiration to many here at the Institute. She delivered the marquee lecture celebrating the founding of the Radcliffe Institute in 2001, and we honored her with the Radcliffe Medal in 2007.
Martha Ackmann RI '09 speaks with ESPN about Toni Stone—the first woman ever to play big-league professional baseball—whose story is now an off-Broadway play by Lydia R. Diamond RI '13.
Jana Prikryl RI '19 speaks with the Toronto Star about her newest collection, No Matter, "the kind of poetry to read while watching empires tear themselves apart."
Radcliffe fellow Tuna Şare-Ağtürk heads a team helping to preserve the ancient city of Nicomedia in modern-day Turkey.
The Institute honors the labor and civil rights activist for her six decades of fighting for marginalized peoples and communities.
On historical trails, trailblazing research, languages, and music, three-time Radcliffe Research Partner Adele Woodmansee '19 makes her way with confidence.
Julie Orringer's new novel, The Flight Portfolio—which she worked on while a fellow at Radcliffe—focuses on Varian Fry, a Harvard grad who saved Jewish artists during World War II.
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.
The scholars, artists, scientists, and practitioners who comprise the incoming class of fellows will direct their creative and intellectual energy to addressing some of the most complex and urgent challenges of our time.
Radcliffe conference explores the nexus of race and justice through art.
Radcliffe Professor Anthony Jack talks about his new book, The Privileged Poor, which addresses the struggles of low-income students at elite schools.
Pediatric oncologist Lisa Diller RI '19 is studying the implications of genetic testing in newborns.
San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz spoke at Radcliffe's "Unsettled Citizens" conference about how Puerto Ricans are US citizens but are not treated equally.
As any writer will tell you, the process of writing is riddled with anguish, angst, and the ever-popular procrastination. For Lauren Groff RI '19, it’s also filled with productive failure.
“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.”
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.
Even as climate change reaches new and terrifying levels, hope remains—but the time to act is now, says Daniel M. Kammen.
Lucia Jacobs RI '19 is exploring squirrel brains, particularly how the animals cache and retrieve their food and what happens in the memory-associated hippocampus during that process.